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Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he shows off his Oscar trophy to Amitabh Bachchan at an award ceremony.
Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he shows off his Oscar trophy to Amitabh Bachchan at an award ceremony.

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.

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I will defeat Modi in Varanasi: Kejriwal - 18 Mar 2014
in the Lok Sabha election in Varanasi."I was reading in some newspapers that it will be a symbolic fight (in Varanasi) and it is Modi who will win," Kejriwal told a meting of Muslims here. "I want to tell him (Modi) that I am going (to Varanasi

Kejriwal says he will take on Modi in Varanasi - 25 Mar 2014
Varanasi, March 25 (IANS) AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal announced Tuesday that he will challenge BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the parliamentary election from Varanasi.Speaking at a rally of AAP supporters waving scores

One dead, thirteen injured in Varanasi stampede - 22 Jul 2009
Varanasi, July 22 (ANI): One person was killed and thirteen others injured in a stampede at the Dasaswamedh Ghat on Wednesday morning.  The stampede took... snaked through the narrow lanes of Varanasi and gathered for a dip in the Ganges

Rahul Gandhi to inaugurate UPCC convention in Varanasi - 18 May 2011
Varanasi, May 18 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will inaugurate a two-day convention of the Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) at Nadesar in Varanasi today. Congress spokesperson Subodh Srivastava said that Gandhi

Person burnt to death in road accident in Varanasi - 25 Jun 2011
Varanasi, June 25(ANI): A person was burnt to death when a truck laden with gas cylinders collided with another truck near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday morning. As result of the mishap, the vehicle caught fire, triggering

Two crude bomb blasts in Varanasi - 15 Nov 2008
Lucknow, Nov 15 (IANS) Two low-intensity crude bombs went off in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh late Saturday though there were no reports of casualty, the police... mischievous elements,' Varanasi police chief Vijay Prakesh told IANS

Two Tamils found dead in Varanasi - 26 Dec 2012
Lucknow, Dec 26 (IANS) A mother and daughter hailing from Tamil Nadu were found dead Wednesday in a 'dharamshala' in Uttar Pradesh's temple city of Varanasi... staying in Varanasi since Dec 10. Senior Superintendent of Police B.D. Polson told

Incessant rains wash away hopes of carpet industry in Varanasi - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi, July 14 (ANI): Continuous rainfall and sultry weather conditions has adversely affected the carpet industry in Varanasi. The rainy season has... it's creating a lot of problems," said Sinha. Varanasi is famous for its hand

Incessant rains submerge Banaras Ghats in Varanasi - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi, June 27 (ANI): The last three days' incessant rains have left the River Ganga swollen in Varanasi and has led to the submergence of the famous... of the prime attractions of Varanasi that draws tourists from across the country. 

Marathon in Varanasi to save River Ganga - 16 Feb 2009
Varanasi, Feb 16 (ANI): Hundreds of enthusiastic people here took part in a marathon organised to spread the message of saving River Ganga from further pollution. The participants included people from all walks of life who turned out

Varanasi hosts all-religion meet - 20 Apr 2009
Varanasi, Apr 20 (ANI): Buddhist monks and other religious leaders from all across the country gathered here for an all-faith meeting. The one-day conference on Sunday mainly deliberated on the similarities between Buddhist and Vedic

Sadhu arrested for molesting Italian woman in Varanasi - 15 Mar 2013
Varanasi, March 15 (IANS) A sadhu was arrested here Friday for trying to molest an Italian woman, police said.Giri Baba was arrested after the woman filed... police that she had come to Varanasi with a friend from Nepal. She was staying

NHRC to hold open hearing in Varanasi - 21 Nov 2013
will visit Varanasi next week for an open hearing of 123 cases of alleged atrocities... complaints lodged by human rights groups in Varanasi about negligence by public... residing in the Varanasi division comprising Chandauli, Ghazipur, Jaunpur

Seers in Varanasi offer prayers to River Ganges, vow to cleanse it - 23 Oct 2008
Varanasi, Oct 23 (ANI): Seers in Varanasi offer prayers to holy river Ganges and vow to cleanse it of all the pollutants. Residents, environmentalists... the flow of water does not increase in Kashi (Varanasi) and the water does

Hindu-Muslims in Varanasi offer prayers to ensure Modi's victory - 15 Mar 2014
Varanasi, Mar. 15 (ANI): Muslims and Hindus held special prayers on Saturday in Varanasi for Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra... the Varanasi constituency."Workers of Bharatiya Janata Party are very excited

Devotees take out procession in Varanasi on 'Nirjala Ekadashi' - 03 Jun 2009
Varanasi, June 3 (ANI): The banks of the river Ganga in Varanasi reverberated with Vedic chants as hundreds of devotees gathered for a procession on the occasion of 'Nirjala Ekadashi', one of the toughest fasting days dedicated

Spurious liquor claims three lives in Varanasi - 17 Feb 2010
Varanasi, Feb 17 (ANI): At least three people have died and 12 others are still in critical condition after consuming spurious liquor in Soepur village in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi District. The hospital authorities said

Students participate in 'Save Ganga Mission' in Varanasi - 11 Aug 2009
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Aug. 11(ANI): Hundreds of school students took part in a unique rally staged at Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi district... this rally is to request all the people of Varanasi to gather on the banks

Drive against growing stray bulls menace in Varanasi - 05 Jun 2010
Varanasi, June 5 (ANI): The increasing frequency of attacks by some rogue bulls in Varanasi has forced the temple town's Railway authorities to remove them... Badal Jaiswal, a Varanasi dweller. The drive against stray bulls, which

Give Varanasi anti-terrorism force: Mayawati - 08 Dec 2010
Varanasi, Dec 8 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati has demanded that the Central Government should provide Varanasi with an anti-terrorism force... Maurya, to Varanasi.  Meanwhile, the Union Home Ministry has sounded

Migratory birds throng Ganges River in Varanasi - 14 Dec 2011
Varanasi, Dec 14 (ANI): Migratory birds from parts of Europe and Central Asia annually arrive at the banks of Ganges River in Varanasi attracting the attention... the beauty of the ancient river banks of Varanasi," said Jeet Kumar, an avid

Varanasi hails Holi amid revelry - 08 Mar 2009
Varanasi, Mar 8 (ANI): With the vibrant spring festival of 'Holi' round the corner, people here offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple dedicated... excitement every year," said Duryodhan Mishra, a devotee. In Varanasi

Varanasi sex workers rejoice over Supreme Court's suggestion to legalise prostitution - 12 Dec 2009
Varanasi, Dec 12 (ANI): Sex workers in Varanasi have welcomed suggestions by the Supreme Court to government to legalise prosituation in the country.  Nisha, who has been in the trade for the last 48 years, has seen it all. 

Ink thrown on Kejriwal during his road show in Varanasi - 25 Mar 2014
Varanasi, Mar 25 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday... the proposed rally in Varanasi and seek the people's approval first, and then, finalize his stand on contesting against Modi."Let's see what the people of Varanasi say

It will be Kejriwal vs Modi in Varanasi (Roundup) - 25 Mar 2014
Varanasi, March 25 (IANS) In what will be the mother of all battles... the electoral challenge."I am ready to fight elections from Varanasi," said Kejriwal... to take a month's leave and reach Amethi and Varanasi to campaign against Gandhi

Violence erupts in Varanasi after truck mows down schoolgirl - 07 Aug 2009
Varanasi, Aug 7 (ANI): Residents in Varanasi resort to violence after a 14-year-old schoolgirl was killed after being mowed down by a speeding truck... place in Varanasi because of trucks over speeding on the national highways

Five die in Varanasi road accident, students torch police vehicle - 12 Oct 2012
Varanasi, Oct.12 (ANI): At least five students died in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday after their institute's bus collided with a speeding truck.This... of Varanasi district.An eyewitness, Vinay, while talking to reporters, said

Artists create sand sculptures in Varanasi showcasing burning issues in the country - 20 Jan 2013
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Jan.20 (ANI): Artists in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, have created sand sculptures that showcase burning issues affecting the common... have made this sculpture," said Akriti, a college student.Simultaneously, Varanasi

Valentine's Day fever ensures brisk flower business in Varanasi - 14 Feb 2011
Varanasi, Feb 14 (ANI): Valentine's Day fever has gripped the city of Varanasi again.holesalers of flowers, in particular are doing brisk business. Ram Prasad, a wholesaler, said "On Valentine's Day, we see bumper sale as most of our

We will challenge the Varanasi seat: Sonia - 26 Mar 2014
New Delhi, Mar.26 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday said the party will be fielding a strong candidate from Varanasi constituency from where... is running for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections."We are going to challenge the Varanasi

Designer veils flood Varanasi markets during Ramzan - 04 Sep 2010
Varanasi, Sep 4 (ANI): Designer veils of various kinds have flooded the markets during the Ramzan in Uttar Pradesh. Shopkeepers have displayed different kinds of designer Burqa or veils luring the shoppers in Varanasi

Don's brother shot dead in Varanasi - 03 Jul 2013
Varanasi, July 3 (IANS) A cousin brother of alleged mafia don Brijesh Singh was gunned down here Wednesday while going to fetch the morning newspaper, police said.The incident appears to be the result of gang rivalry.The motorcycle-borne

PM discards snap polls; announces funds for Varanasi - 15 Mar 2008
Singh said in Varanasi on Friday “elections for Lok Sabha will be held as per...,” he added. The Prime Minister during his visit to Varanasi interacted... for the welfare of the people of Varanasi and also for the benefit of weavers

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