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Tag: Varanasi

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 […]

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IRCTC Offer: Most affordable ‘Bharat Darshan’ Package launched; Book Your Tickets Now!

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has come up with a special package ‘Bharat Darshan Special Tourist Train’, one of the most affordable all-inclusive tour package, covering all the important tourist places in the country. Booking of Bharat Darshan Special Tourist Trains is available online on the official website of […]

Sealdah express derails in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: The engine of the Sealdah Express derailed on Thursday in Uttar Pradesh between Jafarganj and Akbarpur stations, disrupting rail traffic on the route, an official said. The train was going from Jammu to Howrah in West Bengal. While no one was injured in the incident, the Lucknow-Varanasi-Faizabad route was temporarily closed for trains. Due […]

Puri, Varanasi, Tirupati & Shirdi most preferred pilgrimages in India

Bhubaneswar/Mumbai: Spiritually motivated tourism is growing in the country, as more and more Indians are going to popular pilgrimages, such as Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and Puri in Odisha, according to a report. Travel marketplace ixigo in its report said there has been a month-on-month growth in hotel bookings of 60 per cent for Puri, […]

Flyover collapse: UP CM orders action against 7 officials

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered proceedings for strict penal action against former Managing Director of UP Bridge Corporation Rajan Mittal and six others in connection with the Varanasi flyover collapse, which killed at least 15 people earlier this week. The chief minister gave these orders after a three-member team constituted to […]

Probe begins into under-construction flyover collapse in Varanasi

Varanasi: A probe into the collapse of an under-construction flyover here in Uttar Pradesh that killed 15 people began on Wednesday, officials said. A high-level investigation team constituted by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to study the late Tuesday disaster in which half-a-dozen persons were also injured arrived here on Wednesday. The three-member team of Agriculture […]

Case against Kamal Haasan for 'Hindu terror' comment

Lucknow: A case was filed against veteran film actor Kamal Haasan in a court in Varanasi on Friday for his comments on “Hindu terror”. The case has been filed under several sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) that pertain to defamation, attempt to cause offence, intent to hurt religious feelings and to incite communal […]

BHU appoints first woman chief proctor

Varanasi:The BHU today appointed its first woman chief proctor after her predecessor resigned taking moral responsibility for the recent violence on the campus. The appointment was approved by Vice Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi following the resignation of O P Singh. “Royana Singh, an assistant professor at the Institute of Medical Science (Anatomy Department), has been […]

Modi flags off Mahamana Express

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off the new Varanasi-Vadodara Mahamana Express via videoconferencing here. Earlier in the day, Modi arrived here by a special Indian Air Force aircraft on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi amid tight security. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was present in Vadodara in Gujarat, while Minister of […]

Modi in Varanasi on two-day visit

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on a two-day visit amid high security. He was received by Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others at the airport here. It is his 11th visit to Varanasi since he assumed office in 2014 and his first after the Bharatiya […]

Shiv Sena breathes fire at Manoj Tiwari for 'street-level' performance in Varanasi

  Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Saturday trained its guns on ally BJP’s New Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari for his recent ‘street-level’ performance in Varanasi and gyrating to “an awful Bhojpuri number”. “It was shocking to see Tiwari voluntarily getting down on his knees, singing and gyrating to the crude song ‘Kamariya Kare Lapalap, Lollilop Laagelu’, […]

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'Varanasi can generate 676 MW from solar rooftop panels

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency Varanasi has the potential to generate 676 MW power from solar rooftop panels alone. However, outdated grids and a huge line loss pose a challenge, said a report. The Centre for Environment and Energy Development (CEED) report “Vibrant Varanasi, Transformation through Solar Rooftop”, released here by Girish Chandra Tripathi, […]

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Direct AI flights between Colombo and Varanasi from Aug: Modi

Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced that India’s flag carrier Air India would begin direct flights between Colombo and the holy city of Varanasi from August. Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Sri Lanka, made the announcement of the beginning of the flights during his address at the inauguration of the International […]

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Star cast of 'Commando 2' visits Varanasi

Varanasi: Actors Vidyut Jammwal and Adah Sharma on Sunday visited the ghats of Ganga and the Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple here as part of the promotion of their forthcoming film “Commando 2: The Black Money Trail”. Director Deven Bhojani and producer Vipul Shah also accompanied the duo. They started by visiting the sacred temple followed […]

'Acche din' for Varanasi soon, drinking water at 50 paise

For a parched city like the temple town of Varanasi, it could be 'acche din' (good days) pretty soon. A French company and sanitation NGO Sulabh International have joined hands to set up a drinking water plant at the historic Assighat here