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Gyanvapi Masjid Complex Survey Continues Amid Tight Security For 2nd Day

Gyanvapi masjid complex survey was stalled last week amid objections by the mosque committee, which claimed that the advocate commissioner appointed by the court for the survey did not have the mandate to film inside the...

15 May 2022

Court Rejects Plea To Change Gyanvapi Survey Official, Survey To Be Done By Tuesday

The court is hearing a plea by some women to allow daily worship of Hindu deities whose idols are on an outer wall of the mosque.


Gyanvapi Mosque outside Kashi Vishwanathan Temple.

Varanasi Court Orders Inspection Survey Outside Gyanvapi Mosque Adjacent To Kashi Vishwanathan Temple

The counsel for Delhi-based plaintiffs, on whose plea the court had ordered videography and survey of the mosque, said the team would conduct the survey inside the barricaded Gyanvapi Mosque complex area on Saturday.


The ghats in Varanasi on river Ganges at sunset

7 Things To Do On A Solo Trip To Varanasi

Experience the magic of Varanasi through its ghats, busy alleyways and the people

14 May 2022

Gyanvapi mosque complex in Varanasi.

Gyanvapi Mosque Case Timeline: Varanasi Court To Hear Gyanvapi Case Today, Arguments To Continue On Maintainability

The Muslim side argued that the petition is not maintainable under the Places of Worship Act 1991.


Local political activists from different political parties at 'Pappu Ki Adi'

The Story Of Varanasi’s 'Pappu Ki Adi' Where PM Modi Held Chai Pe Charcha

Idioms like ‘tempest in a teapot’ and ‘storm in the teacup’ gained a different connotation after Narendra Modi decided to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi and held a ‘Chai Pe Charcha’ at the tea...

21 May 2022

Yogi Adityanath Says India Moving Ahead Under PM Modi’s Leadership, Urges People To Follow ‘Dharma’

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath also said that all religions lead to same destination, while saying that when a nation is strong its religion is also strong.

14 May 2022

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Artistic depiction of Varanasi ghats

Banaras: An Impossible Place

Only in the holy city would you find a signboard which says, “One can stay here for a maximum of fifteen days. If someone does not die within those fifteen days, then they would have to make arrangements elsewhere.”

24 April 2022

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26 March 2022
Nepalese PM Sher Bahadur Deuba To Visit India From April 1-3

Nepalese PM Sher Bahadur Deuba To Visit India From April 1-3

Deuba will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 2, they said. This will be Deuba's first bilateral visit abroad after becoming the prime...


24 March 2022
All Set For Yogi Adityanath’s Mega Oath Taking Ceremony In UP Tomorrow

All Set For Yogi Adityanath’s Mega Oath Taking Ceremony In UP Tomorrow

Yogi Adityanath’s oath taking ceremony inside UP’s (Uttar Pradesh’s) Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium will be attended by PM...


20 March 2022
As Years Pass, Kashi Fades

As Years Pass, Kashi Fades

The architecture of the Kashi corridor is a mockery to the sentiments of the city, its dwellers, to the Gods, the saints and the sincere believers. The...


12 March 2022
Banaras Diary: The City Of Gods And Other Stories

Banaras Diary: The City Of Gods And Other Stories

Banaras is the home of Shiva, and like everywhere else, he resides almost everywhere—from under a peepal tree to the big temples.


09 March 2022
UP Election: EC Sends Special Officers To Varanasi, Meerut Amid Opposition Complaints

UP Election: EC Sends Special Officers To Varanasi, Meerut Amid Opposition Complaints

The Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi has been sent as a special officer to oversee the counting process in Meerut and Bihar's CEO in Varanasi amid complaints...


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09 March 2022
Poll Dance: Kabir Chaura Math

Poll Dance: Kabir Chaura Math

In the narrow bylanes of Banaras, where the Bhakti poet Kabir was born, has scores of Padma Bhushans and Vibhushans in its vicinity for music, dance and the...


08 March 2022
UP Elections: Which Way Does The Wind Blow? Exit Polls May Not Tell Whole Story

UP Elections: Which Way Does The Wind Blow? Exit Polls May Not Tell Whole Story

While most exit polls have predicted a BJP victory in the assembly elections, the view from the top might not match the ground reality in Uttar Pradesh.


07 March 2022
Banaras: Of Naga Sadhus, Dust and Sacred Dance

Banaras: Of Naga Sadhus, Dust and Sacred Dance

Three poems about a city that dwells in all who dwell in it. Here, even the present is ancient and Ganga becomes an everyday myth. Once the abode of the gods,...


08 March 2022
Roti, Kapda, Makaan...or Jobs.

Roti, Kapda, Makaan...or Jobs.

UP Election 2022: What voters want as Banaras goes to polls? Here's what Asha, 59, has to say...


06 March 2022
Rahul Gandhi Visits Kashi Vishwanath Temple During The Campaign

Rahul Gandhi Visits Kashi Vishwanath Temple During The Campaign

Rahul Gandhi Visits Kashi Vishwanath Temple During The Campaign


08 March 2022
Folks In Varanasi Talk About Real Issues On The Ground

Folks In Varanasi Talk About Real Issues On The Ground

Varanasi residents claim price hike and unemployment are big issues in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections this year.


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05 March 2022
Two Month Long Uttar Pradesh Election Campaign Ends

Two Month Long Uttar Pradesh Election Campaign Ends

UP Election 2022: The campaigning in the last phase reached its crescendo with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the BJP's poll blitzkrieg in Varanasi and...


05 March 2022
People Want BJP Govt To Continue In Uttar Pradesh: PM Modi At Varanasi

People Want BJP Govt To Continue In Uttar Pradesh: PM Modi At Varanasi

UP Election 2022: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the people in Uttar Pradesh are in favour of ‘pro-incumbency’, who want present Yogi Adityanath led...


04 March 2022
UP Polls: PM Modi Holds Roadshow In Varanasi Ahead Of Last Phase Of Polling

UP Polls: PM Modi Holds Roadshow In Varanasi Ahead Of Last Phase Of Polling

Modi arrived in his Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency after addressing a rally in neighbouring Mirzapur. According to the planned route, the roadshow would end...


04 March 2022
UP Election: Allies Of BJP, SP To Play Crucial Role In Varanasi

UP Election: Allies Of BJP, SP To Play Crucial Role In Varanasi

Apna Dal (Sonelal) led by Union minister Anupriya Patel and Nishad parties would be on test in Varanasi in particular to see that the BJP retains power in all...


04 March 2022
Priyanka Gandhi visits Kabir Math during election campaign

Priyanka Gandhi visits Kabir Math during election campaign

In Varanasi, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi took a break from election campaigning for an evening of classical music and dance at the Kabir Choura Math.


04 March 2022
Uttar Pradesh Polls: Kabir Chaura Math Is Priyanka Gandhi's Headquarter For Final Phase 

Uttar Pradesh Polls: Kabir Chaura Math Is Priyanka Gandhi's Headquarter For Final Phase 

On March 3 morning, the maze of lanes that wind their way to Varanasi’s Kabir Chaura Math wore an almost deserted look, ostensibly due to security...


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