Tag: Varanasi

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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 […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
'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

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
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.

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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 […]

  • Saturday, 01 May 2021
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 […]

  • Friday, 30 April 2021
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 […]

  • Thursday, 29 April 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 28 April 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 27 April 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 April 2021