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Varanasi
India  /  Published 24.07.20

Priest tax Nehru halted returns to Varanasi

Varanasi’s civic body has directed priests who conduct rituals for clients on the Ganga’s banks to pay a yearly registration fee of Rs 100 to reserve their wooden seats at the ghats. Such...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Books  /  Published 01.11.18

Can death be addictive?

Can death be addictive? The seven short stories in the collection, To Die in Benares, by K. Madavane, compel a reluctant surrender to its fascination, to a sense of its unavoidability, its expectant w...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty in

India  /  Published 13.08.19

Priyanka meets Sonbhadra families

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday visited the Sonbhadra village where 10 tribals were shot dead over a land dispute in July, nearly a month after the Uttar Pradesh administra...
By PTI in Lucknow

West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.19

Cargo ripples in Ganga

A barge with 52 containers of edible oil belonging to the Fortune brand of Adani Wilmar on Tuesday began its voyage from Haldia to Patna on the Hooghly, marking the formal start of such cargo trips al...
By Anshuman Phadikar in Haldia

India  /  Published 25.03.20

90 new cases on Day One of lockdown

India on Wednesday went into a full-fledged 21-day lockdown in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus amid unprecedented nationwide restrictions that saw anxious people making a beeline for grocer...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.06.19

Rift over bid to make Modi saint

An attempt by some members of a premier body of Hindu scholars to confer sainthood on Prime Minister Narendra Modi has run into trouble, with other members calling the effort illegitimate and politica...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 27.05.19

Modi in Varanasi for thanksgiving visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his parliamentary constituency and offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple on Monday, four days after he steered the BJP to power in New Delhi with a resoun...
By PTI in Varanasi

India  /  Published 30.03.19

Food video jawan says will contest against PM

 A BSF constable who was dismissed in 2017 after he posted a video online complaining about substandard food served to troops has said he will take on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Varanasi...
By PTI in Chandigarh

India  /  Published 23.01.20

Varanasi cops cane women and kids

Police have been accused of baton-charging women and children at a ground in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s parliamentary constituency, when they had gathered for a protest against the new...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 02.01.20

Toddler reunites with parents after 17 days

Little Champak finally got to meet her parents on Thursday, after being forced to live without them for 17 days as the couple were in jail in Varanasi for protesting against the Citizenship (Amendment...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


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