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Varanasi
India  /  Published 18.04.21

Bodies pile up at Varanasi’s ghats

The cremation ghats in Varanasi are overflowing with bodies of the Covid dead with queues sometimes stretching into residential areas. Bodies line the stairs of the Harishchandra Ghat along the Ganga...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

West Bengal  /  Published 27.12.20

Haldia-Varanasi cruise link soon: Minister

Union minister for port, shipping and waterways (independent charge) Mansukh L. Mandaviya, here on Saturday, said his ministry was trying to start cargo and cruise operations through the Ganga between...
By Soumya De Sarkar in Malda

India  /  Published 20.12.20

Arrest for bid to sell ‘mini-PMO’

Four men have been arrested for allegedly trying to sell online Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency office in Varanasi, called the “mini-PMO”. Laxmikant Ojha, Manoj Yadav, B...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 11.12.20

Curious case: Facebook in yet another controversy

Sir — Mukul Kesavan’s article, “The case of Ulysses” (Dec 6), reminds one of how sublime the novel, Ulysses, is, given its tapestry of allusions and its multiplicity of vo...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 07.12.20

Varanasi: BJP loses poll

University-educated legislative council voters in Varanasi and its neighbourhood have defeated BJP candidates a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his constituency a visit. The Samajwadi Par...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

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Opinion  /  Published 03.12.20

Out of step: Fundamental questions for India

Question: What may be kissed once every while, caressed and sworn by, often be held and photographed as if a trophy, and left to the side only to be arrived at occasionally and ritually? You may wish ...
By Sankarshan Thakur

India  /  Published 30.11.20

How a mom coped with PM visit to Varanasi

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By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 29.11.20

PM’s calling card: demolition squad

After the February expulsion, “some of us went outside the city for a few months while others shifted to the lanes and alleyways near Sujabad along the Ganga”, Das said. The families &mda...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 29.11.20

PM: teachers put on diya duty

Nearly 1,500 schoolteachers have been given the assignment of lighting earthen lamps along the Ganga’s banks in Varanasi on Monday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits his constituency to at...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 30.08.20

American found dead in Varanasi

A 38-year-old American woman who had apparently been learning occult practices in Varanasi since November last year has been found dead in a guesthouse. Police said on Saturday that after an initial ...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


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