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PM Modi Inaugurates 'Rudraksha' In Varanasi, Convention Centre To Offer Glimpse Of Kashi's Cultural
PM Modi Inaugurates 'Rudraksha' In Varanasi, Convention Centre To Offer Glimpse Of Kashi's Cultural Richness

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that 'Rudraksha' was an amalgam of Kashi's ancient heritage as well as its modern outlook.

PM Modi's Constituency Varanasi To Be Known As Sanskrit City
PM Modi's Constituency Varanasi To Be Known As Sanskrit City

Lucknow: Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will now be known as the Sanskrit city in the world. Varanasi has the maximum number of Sanskrit schools as…

PM Modi To Visit Varanasi For Dev Deepawali Celebrations Today

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the Deep Deepawali  celebration in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi today and light the first diya – earthen lamp – at Rajghat. Dev Deepawali, which is celebrated on every ‘Purnima’ (full moon night) of the Kartik month in the Hindu calendar, will be celebrated by lighting 11 lakh diyas […]

PM Modi Inaugurates Slew Of Developmental Projects In Varanasi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated a number of developmental projects in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi through the virtual mode and said that these work were taken up with the blessings of Lord Shiva. “In the last six years, the city has seen multiple developments from industrial to aviation sectors. The number […]

Kashi Mahakal Express Leaves Varanasi With A Seat Reserved For Lord Shiva

New Delhi: Lord Shiva had a seat reserved for Him for the first time ever on a train, the Kashi Mahakal Express that links three Jyotirlingas in two states and was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday from Varanasi. After embarking upon the novel idea, the Railways authorities are further mulling if […]

With Ramayana-Themed Interiors & Bhajans, New Train Set To Be Launched By March-End: Railways

New Delhi: With Ramayana-themed interiors and bhajans playing on board, the Railways’ next edition of the Ramayana Express, which take pilgrims to locations associated with Lord Ram, will give passengers the feel of being on a temple on wheels, a senior official said on Friday. The train is likely to be launched after March 10, […]

PM's constituency Varanasi among 20 best performing Smart Cities to guide 'laggard' ones

New Delhi: With some of the 100 selected Smart Cities lagging behind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi will guide Amritsar and Ahmedabad will help Chandigarh in implementing projects under the mission. The Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has paired up 20 best performing cities with the 20 bottom cities and they will […]

Column: Not Much Has Changed In Shiva’s City

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: For the last few years I had been hearing about the ’ positive ‘ changes the city of Varanasi, part of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency, has undergone since he began representing it in the parliament. My classmates from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), some of whom still live in […]

Gold crown offered at Varanasi temple on PM Modi's b'day

Varanasi: A staunch supporter of Narendra Modi has offered a gold crown weighing 1.25 kg to the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple here to mark the Prime Minister’s 69th birthday. Arvind Singh made the offering on Monday night on the eve of Modi’s birthday. Singh told reporters that he had pledged to make the offering if […]

Naveen's ABADHA 2.0 carries the political flavour but loses heritage foresight!

Bhubaneswar: In party-led governments, policies are always guided by politics. And the Naveen-led Government’s newest ‘ABADHA’ (Augmentation of Basic Amenities & Development of Heritage & Architecture) scheme for Puri, coined after Centre’s HRIDAY (National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana), smells politics at the core. Significantly, Naveen’s ABADHA offer for Puri development came in 2017-18 […]

UP sadhus to boycott rock salt imported from Pak

Varanasi: In a unique protest, the sadhus of Varanasi have decided to boycott the use of rock salt, popularly known as ‘sendha namak’, imported from Pakistan. ‘Sendha namak’ is consumed by fasting Hindus. The sadhus say they would consume salt-free food during fasts, but would not use rock salt. The boycott of ‘sendha namak’ will […]

PM Narendra Modi in Varanasi on day-long visit

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a statue of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri here on Saturday during his day-long visit to his Lok Sabha constituency to launch the BJP’s countrywide membership drive. Modi was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president JP Nadda and the state unit […]

BSP MP accused of rape surrenders in Varanasi court

Varanasi: Newly-elected BSP MP Atul Rai, who had been accused of rape, evaded arrest and surrendered in a Varanasi court on Saturday. He was sent to a jail on 14 days judicial remand. Rai was accompanied by hundreds of his supporters who shouted slogans in his support. Rai was contesting the Ghosi Lok Sabha seat […]

Smuggling gold through UP would cost passport

New Delhi: If caught smuggling gold at an international airport in Uttar Pradesh (Lucknow and Varanasi), the accused will now lose their passports, according to the Customs Department. The department is coordinating with the UP Passport Office for such an action to curb growing smuggling of gold at Lucknow and Varanasi international airports. The move […]

10.87 pc polling till 9 am in PM's constituency

Varanasi: The constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi recorded 10.87 per cent polling till 9 am. In this constituency, 18.54 lakh electorates will cast their votes in 1,819 polling booths, of which 273 are categorised as ‘critical’. Local administration has set up 145 model booths and one pink booth which will be operated only by […]

SP fields ex-BSF trooper against Modi in Varanasi

Lucknow: In a surprise development, the Samajwadi Party on Monday changed its candidate in the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat and fielded ex-BSF trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Samajwadi Party announced the candidature of Tej Bahadur Yadav, a resident of Harayana’s Rewari, who was dismissed from service after he complained about poor […]

PM to hold road show, 'puja' before filing nominations

Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform an elaborate ‘puja at the Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi on Thursday evening before he sets out to file his nomination papers on Friday. According to Sushant Misra , president of Ganga Seva Fund, this would be the Prime Minister’s third visit to the banks of Ganga after 2014. “After […]

Unknown Shalini Yadav to challenge Modi in Varanasi

Lucknow:The Samajwadi Party has fielded Shalini Yadav as the joint candidate of the SP-BSP alliance in Varanasi to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha elections. A light-weight candidate, Shalini Yadav has unsuccessfully contested he Mayoral polls in Varanasi on a Congress ticket in 2017. Shalini Yadav is the daughter of former Rajya […]

13 coaches of train derail in Varanasi

New Delhi: Thirteen coaches of the Chhapra-Surat Tapti Ganga Express derailed at Gautamsthan in Varanasi, officials said Sunday. Four people have been injured and no casualties have been reported. The incident took place at 9:45 am. Rescue operations are underway, officials said. Further details are awaited.

Modi flags off world's first diesel to electric converted locomotive

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flagged off the world’s first diesel to electric converted locomotive in Varanasi. Modi was received at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Mahendra Nath Pandey and […]

Vande Bharat Express begins first commercial run

New Delhi: The Vande Bharat Express – India’s first semi-high speed train – began its first commercial run on Sunday, a day after it broke down on its way to Delhi from Varanasi. “Vande Bharat Express left Delhi for Varanasi today morning on its first commercial run. Tickets sold out for the next two weeks […]

Vande Bharat Express breaks down in UP due to communication failure

New Delhi/Tundla: After the much-hyped flagging off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the high-speed Vande Bharat Express to Varanasi, the train suffered a break down on Saturday early morning at Chamraula, 194 km from New Delhi on its empty return journey to Delhi, getting stuck for more than three hours. Railways later blamed it on […]

Modi to view presentation on 'Kashi-Vishwanth Corridor'

Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who will be in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on Saturday, will view a detailed presentation on the proposed 400 metre Kashi-Vishwanath Corridor project, an official said. The official said the Prime Minister will be viewing a 12-minute documentary on the ambitious multi-crore project which envisions a widened and beautified corridor […]

Modi to dedicate highway and other projects in Varanasi on Monday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he will be visiting Varanasi on Monday to inaugurate development projects that will have a transformative impact on the city and Uttar Pradesh. “I look forward to being in Kashi to inaugurate development projects that will have a transformative impact on the city and the rest […]

PM Modi heading to Varanasi on 68th birthday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on a two-day visit to Varanasi, his Lok Sabha constituency, on Monday to celebrate his 68th birthday. Upon reaching Varanasi on Monday afternoon, Modi will directly head to Narur village where he is expected to interact with the children of a primary school and attend the screening […]