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Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he hugs Amitabh Bachchan who later gave him an award for his contribution to sound industry on behalf of Western India Motion Pictures & TV sound engineers association in Mumbai.

Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he displays his Oscar and Bafta awards after recieving an award from Amitabh Bachchan for his contribution to sound industry.
Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he displays his Oscar and Bafta awards after recieving an award from Amitabh Bachchan for his contribution to sound industry.

Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he hugs Amitabh Bachchan who later gave him an award for his contribution to sound industry on behalf of Western India Motion Pictures & TV sound engineers association in Mumbai.
Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he hugs Amitabh Bachchan who later gave him an award for his contribution to sound industry on behalf of Western India Motion Pictures & TV sound engineers association in Mumbai.

Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he displays his Oscar and Bafta awards after recieving an award from Amitabh Bachchan for his contribution to sound industry.
Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he displays his Oscar and Bafta awards after recieving an award from Amitabh Bachchan for his contribution to sound industry.

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Spain comes to the aid of Varanasi - 17 Feb 2009
Varanasi, Feb 17(ANI): Varanasi could be the country's first World Heritage... with INTACH to conserve the monuments of Varanasi. Under the project, around 200 monuments, river banks that form a part of the heritage city, Varanasi

Kejriwal to take on Modi in Varanasi - 25 Mar 2014
Varanasi, March 25 (IANS) AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal announced Tuesday that he will contest the Lok Sabha polls against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi.Kejriwal made the announcement at an Aam Aadmi Party rally

Wholesale fruit market gutted in Varanasi - 14 Apr 2010
Varanasi, Apr 14 (ANI): Nearly fifty shops were gutted in a major fire at a wholesale fruit market in Varanasi on Tuesday. The cause of the fire..., Deputy Inspector General of Police, Varanasi. There were no reports of any

Heat wave in Varanasi - 05 May 2013
Varanasi, May 5 (ANI): People in Varanasi and areas around in northern India are reeling under heat wave as temperatures are still soaring."The heat... of the city, people in Varanasi are exasperated with the rising heat.Temperatures

Lookalike campaigns for Modi in Varanasi - 18 Mar 2014
Varanasi, Mar.18 (ANI): A look-alike of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Abhinandan Pathak, started an election campaign... to ensure Modi's poll victory from Varanasi. (ANI

Modi leads Kejriwal in Varanasi - 16 May 2014
Varanasi, May 16 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is leading from the Varanasi seat, ahead of AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, in the Lok Sabha election Friday.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader is ahead of Aam Aadmi

'Save Ganges' campaign in Varanasi - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi, Sept 18 (ANI): Children of seers' families in Varanasi along with school children took to the banks of river Ganga today to save the river. On the call of the yoga guru, Baba Ramdev, these child- priests have pledged to save

'Save Ganges' campaign in Varanasi - 01 Feb 2010
Varanasi, Feb 1 (ANI): In an attempt to create mass awareness about the 'Save Ganga' campaign, residents of Varanasi organised a mini-marathon on Sunday.  Thousands of people, including women, participated in the event and urged

Owl festival celebrated in Varanasi - 25 Nov 2012
Varanasi, Nov.25 (ANI): Hundreds of people participated in a unique Owl Festival in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, to highlight the current state of the country's political class.A poetry meet was organized and a rally taken around the city

Modi files nomination from Varanasi - 24 Apr 2014
Varanasi, April 24 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Thursday filed his nomination papers for the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency.Modi was accompanied by close aide Amit Shah, and BJP leaders Ravi Shankar Prasad

Caste lines blurred in Varanasi poll? - 11 May 2014
Varanasi, May 11 (IANS) As Varanasi votes Monday, traditional caste lines seem... of the local administration, Varanasi has a dominant Hindu population.According... Krishnanand Rai and Mukhtar Ansari had contested the polls from Varanasi, but BJP's

Kejriwal begins campaigning in Varanasi - 15 Apr 2014
Varanasi, April 15 (IANS) AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday plunged into campaigning for the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, where he will face BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.Arriving here after a overnight train ride

Tibetan robes in great demand in Varanasi - 11 Dec 2008
Varanasi, Dec 11 (ANI) Varanasi, famous for silk, is fast emerging as a market for the traditional Tibetan robes. Tibetan robes made of brocket cloth... religion can use it. "Varanasi silk cloth is very famous and it has been given

Communal clash in Varanasi on Holi - 12 Mar 2009
Varanasi, Mar 12 (ANI): Over a dozen people were injured in religious violence in Varanasi on Wednesday. rouble broke out after a group of revellers sprayed colours while celebrating Holi near a mosque. The altercation resulted

Modi to retain Varanasi seat - 29 May 2014
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will retain the Varanasi... leaders said Thursday.Modi had told the electorate of Varanasi that if he won the election, he would prefer Varanasi over Vadodara.After leading the BJP to a huge

International Buddhist conclave in Varanasi - 28 Aug 2012
Lucknow, Aug 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh will host a two-day international Buddhist conference in Varanasi Sep 29-30.Aimed at promoting tourism on the Buddhist circuit, the conclave is expected to promote the state's Buddhist circuit

EC appoints special observer for Varanasi - 09 May 2014
Varanasi, May 9 (IANS) Tamil Nadu's chief electoral officer Praveen Kumar... in Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, official sources said Friday.Kumar would keep a close watch on the electoral process in the high-pitched electoral battle in Varanasi

Deputy jailor of Varanasi shot dead - 23 Nov 2013
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Nov.23 (ANI): At least six miscreants, riding on motorcycles, killed the deputy jailor of the Varanasi District Prison, Anil Tyagi, here on Saturday.Tyagi was shot dead at around 7 a.m. outside the city's Virus

Modi files nomination from Varanasi - 24 Apr 2014
Varanasi, April 24 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Thursday filed his nomination papers for the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency... holy city's secular ethos, Modi said he wanted to see Varanasi become

Kejriwal leaves for Varanasi Monday - 13 Apr 2014
for Varanasi to take on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the Lok... that Kejriwal will be the Aam Aadmi Party candidate in Varanasi, the party has... for filing of nomination in Varanasi, which goes to the polls in the last

Modi will be defeated in Varanasi: Lalu - 16 Mar 2014
Patna, March 16 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad Sunday predicted that BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be defeated in Varanasi in the Lok Sabha election."Varanasi is a secular place and its people will defeat the communal

Is River Ganges drying in Varanasi - 01 Mar 2012
Varanasi, Mar 1 (ANI): Residents, particularly, the boatmen community in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi city expressed concern over the rapid decrease in the depth of water of the River Ganges.  Over the years the residents have been

Is River Ganges drying in Varanasi - 01 Mar 2012
Varanasi, Mar 1 (ANI): Residents, particularly, the boatmen community in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi city expressed concern over the rapid decrease in the depth of water of the River Ganges.  Over the years the residents have been

Sand art in Varanasi to condemn terrorism - 20 Jan 2009
Varanasi, Jan 20 (ANI): More than 400 artists created sculptures on the banks of river Ganges in Varanasi to express their ire against terrorism. Hundreds of artists and tourists were present to make themselves a part

Kejriwal to file nomination in Varanasi Wednesday - 22 Apr 2014
Varanasi, April 22 (IANS) AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will file his nomination for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat Wednesday, party leader Manish Sisodia said.Kejriwal's nomination will come a day before BJP's prime ministerial candidate

Varanasi witnesses increase in tourists over doomsday rumours - 21 Dec 2012
Varanasi, Dec.21 (ANI): Threatened by rumours of doomsday, devotees and tourists thronged the holy city of Varanasi on Thursday for shelter and to offer... that are circulating, people are coming to Varanasi because they believe Varanasi

Muslims vote in large numbers in Varanasi - 12 May 2014
Varanasi, May 12 (IANS) Muslims voted in large numbers Monday in Varanasi... was a "honest man".Muslims form a large chunk of the Varanasi electorate... of the Congress.The polling percentage in Varanasi had crossed 43 percent by 3

Modi set for record victory in Varanasi - 16 May 2014
Varanasi, May 16 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is set to win the Lok Sabha election from Varanasi by more than three lakh votes..., Kejriwal conceded defeat in Varanasi and said he was disappointed

Varanasi witnesses high demand for flowers on the occasion of Diwali - 15 Oct 2009
Varanasi, Oct.15 (AN): Ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights, flowers are in high demand in the holy city Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.  The wholesale flower market of Varanasi is popular in north India. Every year

Rahul Gandhi holds roadshow in Varanasi - 10 May 2014
Varanasi, May 10 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday held a roadshowhere in favour of party candidate Ajay Rai from the Varanasi Lok Sabha... in a chopper to Varanasi city. His roadshow saw thousands of people lining both

President prays at Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath Temple - 14 Mar 2009
Varanasi, Mar 14 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil on Saturday worshipped at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi. President Patil performed special rituals with her husband Devisingh Shekhawat and other family members

Alvi wants to contest from Varanasi - 31 Mar 2014
president Sonia Gandhi to allow him to contest from Varanasi against BJP's prime... to her to allow me to contest from Varanasi. Banaras (Varanasi) is a very secular city, and I am sure people of Varanasi will support me."Alvi described AAP

Inflation affects Varanasi devotees - 05 Feb 2010
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 5 (ANI): Devotees in Varanasi are poignant, as prices of religious offerings have increased manifold due to inflation. he surge in the price of sugar has affected shopkeepers who sell sweets near

Devotees observe fast to celebrate 'Nirjala Ekadasi' in Varanasi - 12 Jun 2011
Varanasi, June 12(ANI): Devotees in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, observed fast... ghat (in Varanasi). Thousands of devotees carry kalash filled with pure holy... Temple (a famous temple in Varanasi)," said Sudama Tiwari, a devotee 

Four students arrested for ragging in Varanasi - 15 Sep 2009
Varanasi, Sep 15(ANI): Four engineering students of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) were arrested on Tuesday in alleged connection in ragging of a junior student in Varanasi.  According to reports, the arrested engineering

Spiritual hub Varanasi will be Modi's battleground - 16 Mar 2014
Varanasi, March 16 (IANS) One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Varanasi is also among the most sacred sites for both Hindus and Jains... or Benaras, Varanasi is located on the banks of the Ganga in eastern Uttar Pradesh

Tourists visiting Varanasi least worried by terrorism - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi, Sep.18 (ANI): Though there is concern and outrage across the country against terrorism, foreign tourists arriving in Varanasi are not perturbed... to Varanasi. I love this place. This place is scenic and beautiful, it gives

Thousands flock to Rahul Gandhi in Varanasi - 10 May 2014
Varanasi, May 10 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday stormed Varanasi to rally against BJP's Lok Sabha candidate Narendra Modi, drawing... on an open vehicle through the heart of Varanasi, surrounded by slogan-shouting

Varanasi doctor held for assaulting nurse - 31 May 2014
Varanasi, May 31 (IANS) A doctor at a government women's hospital here was arrested on Saturday for assaulting a nurse, police said.A police officer said... from Varanasi, if the district administration did not take steps to ensure

Hollywood celebs visit Varanasi - 06 Oct 2009
visited Varanasi, considered the most sacred spot on earth by many Hindus... to Varanasi. All were in India, along with Oscar winner Julia Roberts (Pretty Woman... of this movie also visited Varanasi with them. Welcoming Hollywood

Varanasi astrologers predict recession free 2010 - 31 Dec 2009
Varanasi, Dec 31 (ANI): Varanasi has astrologers predicted that recession would be over in the year 2010.  The recession, which began to recede in 2008-2009, is expected to bring respite to global business. "Not only India

Muslim craftsmen make effigy of Ravana in Varanasi - 16 Oct 2010
Varanasi, Oct.16 (ANI): Ahead of the Dussera festival, artisans belonging to the Muslim community are preparing a giant effigy of Ravana in Varanasi. Along with, Ravana, gigantic effigies of his brother Kumbhakarna and son Meghnath

AAP supporters attacked in Varanasi - 09 May 2014
Varanasi, May 9 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) members, including TV artist Raghu... at it. In the melee, Prerna, who is media in-charge of the AAP in Varanasi... at Varanasi that votes May 12

Sharad to campaign for Kejriwal in Varanasi - 05 May 2014
Patna, May 5 (IANS) Janata Dal-United president Sharad Yadav Monday said he will campaign for AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal who is challenging BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi."I am leaving for Varanasi

Varanasi bobs with caps of different hues (Election Special) - 11 May 2014
Varanasi, May 11 (IANS) Varanasi is awash with caps -- of all political hues... would see in Varanasi. No more so.While political activists wear their respective... for PM". This too was first seen in Delhi.In Varanasi, the Samajwadi Party

Police deny permission for discotheque in Varanasi - 06 May 2009
Varanasi, May 6 (IANS) A discotheque in this ancient Hindu holy city in Uttar... culture and heritage of Varanasi, police here said. 'It (the discotheque... IANS: 'I assured in writing to the Varanasi police May 2 that the disco club

Varanasi tourism hopes to capitalise on Delhi Commonwealth Games - 24 Apr 2010
Varanasi, Apr 24 (ANI): Tourism and hospitality sectors in Varanasi... to Delhi to watch the Commonwealth Games, they will visit Varanasi because it's a part of the heritage city. They will visit Varanasi, Agra, Jaipur

Vrindavan widows attend national seminar in Varanasi - 17 Feb 2014
Varanasi, Feb 17 (IANS) The temple town of Varanasi Sunday witnessed an unusual... Vrindavan arrived in Varanasi to participate in a national seminar on the condition... in Bhajans.Sulabh takes care of around 1,500 Widows living in various ashrams in Varanasi

Modi propitiates gods in Varanasi - 17 May 2014
Varanasi, May 17 (IANS) After months of a nerve-racking election campaign and the maddening deluge of supporters thereafter, India's soon-to-be prime minister... and said the Varanasi election was unique in the sense that a party candidate

Modi promises to help Varanasi's Muslim weavers - 24 Apr 2014
Varanasi, April 24 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Thursday paid tributes to Varanasi's "Ganga Yamuna tehzeeb" as he promised to improve... secular ethos, Modi said he wanted to see Varanasi become an internationally

Kejriwal to start Varanasi campaign Tuesday - 15 Apr 2014
against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi from Tuesday... and Manish Sisodia already in the temple town, Kejriwal will reach Varanasi Tuesday... on in Varanasi, Arvind's presence will boost the morale of party members," a member

Condition of Varanasi's Sarnath zoo and its inmates is deteriorating - 09 Dec 2009
Varanasi, Dec 9 (ANI): Visitors at the Sarnath zoo in Varanasi complain that the condition of inmates and the park has deteriorated in the recent past.  The park in holy city houses three alligators, one crocodile, two swans, 130

Tourists shun Varanasi after Mumbai attacks - 25 Dec 2008
Varanasi, Dec 25 (ANI): Foreign tourists, who used to come in large numbers to Varanasi during the New Year festive season, have opted out after Mumbai terror... plans from Varanasi to some other places. Pradeep Biswal, General Manager

Receding flood waters leave heaps of garbage in Varanasi - 05 Sep 2013
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Sept. 5 (ANI): Receding flood waters have left heaps of garbage and residual waste in Varanasi, polluting the long stretches.There... Varanasi due to frequent rains in August."The situation here is very bad. The week

Omani caps selling briskly during Ramazan in Varanasi - 30 Aug 2010
Varanasi, Aug 30 (ANI): Sales of Omani caps, also known as Humayun caps, are on a rise during the holy month of Ramazan in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi city. "The biggest point is, the cap is from Oman and every customer prefers

Children's "Parliament" in Varanasi - 05 Jul 2012
Varanasi, July 5 (ANI): Over one thousand children from the city will form a parliament of their own to take up issues concerning them.The children will also contest elections, and about 14 of them filed their nominations on Wednesday.The

Varanasi Akashdeep festival in the memory of martyrs - 16 Oct 2008
Varanasi, Oct.16 (ANI): People in Varanasi celebrate Akashdeep festival in remembrance of martyrs by lighting earthen lamps on the banks of holy River Ganga... Indian Air Force unit. Residents of Varanasi and Indian Army officials joined

Rahul likely to campaign in Varanasi - 07 May 2014
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi is likely to campaign in Varanasi May 10... constituency.Congress sources said Rahul Gandhi is likely to hold a roadshow in Varanasi May 10... visit to Varanasi will charge up party workers in Varanasi and other seats of Uttar

It's an honour to contest from Varanasi: Modi - 16 Mar 2014
polls from the temple town of Varanasi."Grateful to the Party for giving me opportunity to contest the election from the holy city of Varanasi! An honour to contest from Varanasi," Modi tweeted minutes after the announcement."With blessings

Watermelon Day celebrated at a school in Varanasi - 23 Apr 2010
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 23 (ANI): W H Smith Memorial School in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi city celebrated Watermelon Day on Friday to promote the consumption of the fruit among children. The event was held to promote

Modi will win in Varanasi, asserts BJP - 10 May 2014
Varanasi, May 10 (IANS) BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will win the Varanasi, party leaders said even as the last two days of campaigning... chief minister, chose Varanasi as his second seat in a bid to strengthen his image

EC drops case against BJP office in Varanasi - 11 May 2014
Varanasi/New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Election Commission Sunday directed that the material seized from a vehicle at the BJP office in Varanasi be released... of the BJP in Varanasi. After obtaining a report from a special observer and after

EC drops case against BJP office in Varanasi - 11 May 2014
Varanasi/New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The Election Commission Sunday directed that the material seized from a vehicle at the BJP office in Varanasi be released... at the office of the BJP in Varanasi. After obtaining a report from a special observer

Kejriwal files nomination from Varanasi - 23 Apr 2014
Varanasi, April 23 (IANS) AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal Wednesday filed his nomination papers to fight the Lok Sabha election here to take on BJP's prime... other leading candidate in Varanasi is Ajay Rai of the Congress

Varanasi blast due to state intelligence failure: Chidambaram - 08 Dec 2010
Varanasi, Dec.8 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram said on Wednesday that Tuesday's Varanasi blast was the failure of state intelligence... a possible Varanasi terror strike.  Interacting with mediapersons here

To Babloo of Varanasi, physical disability is no handicap - 01 Jan 2008
Hathigaon (Varanasi), Sep.17 (ANI): Born without hands, Babloo of Hathi Gaon near Varanasi has proved how a determined mind can make a difference and overcome physical handicaps.  Twenty two-year-old Babloo has fought his way to lead

Foreigners teach underprivileged children in Varanasi - 08 Mar 2010
Varanasi, Mar 8 (ANI): Foreign teachers have taken up the noble initiative of imparting social and environmental education to the underprivileged children at a school run by the Aghor foundation in Varanasi.  Under the guidance

Israeli tourists enjoy a musical evening in Varanasi - 06 Nov 2009
Varanasi, Nov 6 (ANI): A group of Israeli tourists was treated to Indian classical music over the holy Ganges river in Varanasi on Thursday.  The tourists enjoyed the music on a boat in the river. The experience left them quite

Tourists flock Varanasi to see migratory birds - 23 Dec 2009
Varanasi, Dec 23 (ANI): Migratory birds from Siberia visiting the banks of the holy river Ganges in Varanasi are luring many foreign and domestic tourists.  With the onset of winter in Russia, thousands of birds arrive

Varanasi blast: Death toll rises to two - 11 Dec 2010
Varanasi, Dec 11 (ANI): The death toll in the Varanasi bomb blast has risen to two with another victim being declared dead this morning. Sixty-five year old Phoolmati, who was present at the Sheetla Ghat on December 7, had sustained

Massive fire engulfs residential building in Varanasi - 29 Apr 2012
Varanasi, April 29 (ANI): A massive fire broke out in a residential building in the wee hours of Sunday in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. No casualties reported.Four fire engines were immediately rushed to the spot to douse the blaze.An

Varanasi silk industry trying to regain foreign markets - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi, July 18 (ANI): Silk industry in Varanasi is trying to regain foothold... requirements. The traditional silk sarees makers in Varanasi are upbeat about... second only to China in silk production. Varanasi is known for its silk

Amit Shah seeks transfer of Varanasi district magistrate - 09 May 2014
Varanasi, May 9 (IANS) BJP general secretary Amit Shah Friday demanded that the Varanasi district magistrate be transferred. The official had refused... 12 and not just in Varanasi."I want to tell the Election Commission

Amit Shah demands transfer of Varanasi district magistrate - 09 May 2014
Varanasi, May 9 (IANS) BJP general secretary Amit Shah Friday demanded the transfer of the Varanasi district magistrate, who had refused permission... Pradesh that go to polls May 12 and not just in Varanasi."I want to tell

BJP to launch 'Beware Varanasi! Kejriwal duped Delhi' - 04 May 2014
Arvind Kejriwal for trying to dupe Varanasi voters by making 'false promises' in his manifesto for Varanasi. "In Delhi also he had made several promises, none of which was fulfilled. He is making similar promises in Varanasi, "said Goel

Kejriwal leaves for Varanasi to take on Modi - 15 Apr 2014
by train for Varanasi to contest against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra... on their mobile phones.Kejriwal is expected to camp in Varanasi, in Uttar Pradesh, until... are already in Varanasi, where Kejriwal faced a hostile reception last month when he went

Over a dozen injured in Varanasi blast - 07 Dec 2010
Varanasi, Dec 7 (ANI): At least 18 to 20 persons are reported to have been injured in a blast at the Sheetla Ghat here on Tuesday evening. Many foreigners are reported to have been injured in the explosion that took place

BJP's Joshi files nomination from Varanasi - 24 Mar 2009
Varanasi, Mar 24 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Tuesday filed his nomination from the Varanasi constituency... Electoral Officer and District Magistrate of Varanasi Ajay Kumar Upadhyay

BJP releases special poll manifesto for Varanasi - 06 May 2014
Varanasi, May 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party Tuesday released a special manifesto for Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency from where its prime... refers to the pollution in the river Ganga - the lifeline of Varanasi and assures

Joshi's 'handy' defence of Varanasi's Congress candidate - 12 May 2014
Varanasi, May 12 (IANS) Beleaguered Congress candidate from Varanasi, Ajay Rai... against Rai with the Election Commission, Joshi, the incumbent MP from Varanasi.... The 86-year-old Joshi was in Varanasi to cast his vote.He however added later he now

Orchard owners, growers expect bumper mango harvest in Varanasi - 10 Apr 2010
Varanasi, Apr 3 (ANI): Growers and orchard owners of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh are hopeful of a bumper harvest of mangoes this summer.  This year... Professor of Banaras Hindu University. Varanasi is famous for the Langara

Badge business in Varanasi unscathed by global economic slump - 09 May 2009
Varanasi, May 9 (ANI): The economic slump may have affected every business sector but the badge business of Varanasi does not seem to be affected at all...). These badges are made especially by embroiders of Varanasi as they always

CPI-M ready to withdraw Varanasi candidate - 17 Apr 2014
Varanasi, April 17 (IANS) CPI-M leader Prakash Karat Thursday offered to withdraw his candidate from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency provided..." to defeat Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, in Varanasi

Modi may keep Varanasi seat, hints Rajnath - 10 May 2014
Varanasi, May 10 (IANS) BJP president Rajnath Singh Saturday indicated that the party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi would keep the Varanasi Lok... would urge the people to help us make Varanasi the 'karmabhoomi' of Narendra Modi

AAP to demand world spiritual capital status for Varanasi - 22 Apr 2014
Varanasi, April 22 (IANS) The AAP will demand the status of world spiritual...."Varanasi is not only about Hindu religion, and is about all religions. Hence, we would demand a special package for Varanasi so that it can be called the world

Spiritual healing gaining popularity in Varanasi - 11 Aug 2010
Varanasi, Aug 11 (ANI): A unique method of spiritual healing is being practiced here for the treatment of diseases. Trainers said the method involves removal of negative energy from the body of the patient, and replacing

Spiritual healing gaining popularity in Varanasi - 11 Aug 2010
Varanasi, Aug 11 (ANI): A unique method of spiritual healing is being practiced here for the treatment of diseases. Trainers said the method involves removal of negative energy from the body of the patient, and replacing

Modi to visit Varanasi, say thanks - 17 May 2014
, will Saturday pay a thanks giving visit to Varanasi, the second Lok Sabha constituency... Varanasi around 5 p.m. He will proceed straight to the Kashi Vishwanath temple... the campaign. Now, the Varanasi authorities are rolling out a red carpet to welcome

Modi rubbishes security reasons behind Varanasi curbs - 08 May 2014
Varanasi, May 8 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi alleged... rallies in Varanasi were fake.Addressing an election rally at Rohaniya, 12 km from... to place curbs on him in Varanasi where he is the BJP's Lok Sabha

Prateik visits Varanasi with grandmom - 18 Apr 2012
Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Prateik took time off from his busy schedule in Varanasi to fulfil his maternal grandmother Vidyatai Patil's wish to visit sites in the temple town. The 25-year-old is currently shooting for "Issaq

Training camp for National Cadet Corps in Varanasi - 12 Jun 2009
Varanasi, June 12 (ANI): An annual training camp for air wing NCC (national cadet corps) cadets is being held in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi town. Located at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus, the fortnight long camp

Pashupatinath attacks do not affect Nepali students in Varanasi - 19 Sep 2009
Varanasi, Sep 19 (ANI): The attacks on Indian priests of Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu failed to disturb the relationship between Nepali and Indian students studying at a temple in Varanasi. The Nepali

Students organize Ganga cleaning drive in Varanasi - 10 Nov 2009
Varanasi, Nov. 10 (ANI): Hundreds of college students in Varanasi participated in a cleaning drive aimed to keep the holy Ganges river pollution-free. Many volunteers cleaned the Ghats of the river with brooms, and also

In Holy Varanasi, Get frogs married, pray for rain ! - 24 Jun 2010
Varanasi, June 24 (ANI): Following a delayed monsoon, locals in holy city of Varanasi organised the mythical marriage of frogs to please the rain gods on Thursday. They prayed that the weather gods would open up the skies

Devotees deposit handwritten chants at a unique bank in Varanasi - 03 Aug 2011
Varanasi, Aug 3 (ANI): Varanasi, the temple city in Uttar Pradesh, boasts of a unique bank, where devotees deposit their prayers dedicated to Lord Shiva. The 'banking' temple close to the banks of River Ganga was set up in 2002

Varanasi activists slam Govt. for poor condition of Ganges - 22 May 2012
Varanasi, May 22 (ANI): Activists in Varanasi have slammed the Central Government for failing to adopt concrete measures to clean the River Ganges.They said the government would not last for long because it was turning a deaf ear

Rains bring relief to Varanasi farmers - 29 Jul 2009
Varanasi, July 29 (ANI): Monsoon rains have brought much-needed respite to people in the drought-hit Varanasi. Farmers, who have been anxious about... government had declared Varanasi a drought hit district, and advised farmers

Widows in Varanasi celebrate Raksha Bandhan - 20 Aug 2013
Varanasi, Aug 20 (IANS) In a first, hundreds of widows -- considered cursed... in Vrindavan, Varanasi and Uttarakhand.Sulabh, known the world over for promoting... for 200-odd widows of Varanasi. The group pays Rs.2,000 every month to each widow living

AAP promises 'holy city' status to Varanasi - 01 May 2014
Varanasi, May 1 (IANS) The AAP Thursday released its Varanasi manifesto... Narendra Modi in Varanasi. The third main candidate is Ajay Rai of the Congress."Varanasi will be developed as the spiritual capital of the world and hence

Prayers organised in Varanasi for safe return of U'khand pilgrims - 22 Jun 2013
Varanasi, June 22 (ANI): Locals in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi city prayed for the well being of those people stranded in the calamity hit areas of neighbouring Uttarakhand.Special prayers are being organised in this holy city of Varanasi




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