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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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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. 

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

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

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

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

Students join hands to clean River Ganga in Varanasi - 13 Aug 2009
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 13(ANI): A group of students wearing anti Swine Flu masks on Thursday participated in a cleanliness drive to clean the River Ganga in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi city. Students opined

Protest over 2010 Commonwealth Games in Varanasi - 12 Jul 2010
Varanasi, July 12 (ANI): The members of 'Paharuaa Jann Sangathan', a voluntary organisation, staged a highly charged protest against... Pradesh's Varanasi city on Monday. The protestors raised slogans against

Bath therapy successful in de-addicting at Varanasi - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi, July 16 (ANI): In an unique tactic to de-addict the prison inmates of narcotic drugs, authorities at the District Jail of Varanasi has ordered them... R. K. Tripathi, Superintendent of the District Jail in Varanasi

Children learn Hindu scriptures at summer camp in Varanasi - 14 May 2011
Varanasi, May 14(ANI): As an initiative to inculcate cultural values and allied Indian ethos among youngsters, a special summer camp has been organized for school children in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. This summer camp has been mooted

Home Ministry issues high alert after Varanasi blast (Lead: Varanasi blast) - 07 Dec 2010
New Delhi/Varanasi, Dec 7 (ANI): The Home Ministry has issued a high alert across Uttar Pradesh following the low intensity blast that ripped Varanasi's... at the Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi. At least 20 persons including some foreigners

Chidambaram blames UP Intelligence failure for Varanasi blast (Re-issue) - 08 Dec 2010
Varanasi, Dec.8 (ANI): Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram criticised... Varanasi blast The Centre, he said, l had given specific advisory twice to the State about a possible Varanasi terror strike.  Interacting

Varanasi residents protest against theft at famous Vishwanath Temple - 27 Oct 2010
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Oct. 27 (ANI): Residents of Varanasi took out a rally in protest against the administration's failure to prevent a robbery at the famous Vishwanath Temple. Sources said that a week ago, a traditional Indian

Sale of miniature Quran books up in Varanasi during Ramadan - 06 Sep 2009
Varanasi, Sep. 6 (ANI): The copies of a one-inch miniature Quran are selling like hot cakes in Varanasi during the holy month of Ramadan. The miniature of the Quran, available in different colour covers, are being curiously lapped up

Varanasi seer organises seminar to protect River Ganga from pollution - 02 Jun 2009
Varanasi, June 2 (ANI): Environmental activists and Hindu monks took part in a lively seminar hosted by Hindu seer Swami Nishchalanand at Varanasi on Monday...;"Unless the people of Varanasi are aware, River Ganga cannot be cleansed. Despite

Hindus celebrate Ganga Dusshera festival in Varanasi - 31 May 2012
Varanasi, May 31 (ANI): Thousands of Hindu devotees converged on the banks of River Ganga in Varanasi on Thursday to celebrate the Ganga Dussehra festival... in 'Kashi' (ancient name of Varanasi city). This is why, in Kashi, this day

Batashas witness high demand on Diwali in Varanasi - 17 Oct 2009
Varanasi, Oct.17 (ANI): On the occasion of Diwali, the festival of lights... Kamakhaya Gupta, a maker of sugar candies in Varanasi. Available...," said Arun Srivastava, a customer of Batasas, Varanasi. Deepavali or Diwali

River Ganges turns turbulent with rains in Varanasi; rituals disrupted - 02 Aug 2010
Varanasi, Aug 2 (ANI): Following incessant rains in Varanasi, the water level... prayers on the banks of the river.he water level in the River Ganges in Varanasi is about 3.78 metres above normal.ejected devotees at Varanasi said they hope

Adulterated sweets, oil seized from Varanasi, Gorakhpur shops - 23 Oct 2011
Varanasi/Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Oct.23 (ANI): Authorities in Varanasi and Gorakhpur have raided shops and seized adulterated sweets and oil ahead... conditions," said Dhirendra Singh, the magistrate of Varanasi. Officials

Guwahati molestation prime accused surrenders in Varanasi - 23 Jul 2012
Lucknow, July 23 (IANS) The prime accused in the Guwahati molestation case has surrendered to police in Varanasi city, police said Monday. Uttar Pradesh Police officials said Amarjyoti Kalita, who surrendered at the Lanka police station

Varanasi carpet industry hopes for budget sops - 29 Jun 2009
Varanasi, June 29 (ANI): Carpet traders and weavers in Uttar Pradesh are hoping that the forthcoming annual budget will offer some sops to them. Traders...," said Anurag Chandra, a carpet exporter. Varanasi is famous for its hand

Aamir Khan to keep date with Varanasi auto-driver - 25 Apr 2012
Varanasi, April 25 (IANS) It is not often that a Bollywood star flies down from... of Varanasi on Nathuni's auto-rickshaw and had "hit it big time". During that trip... was keeping his word and that he was likely to come to Varanasi around 9:30 p.m.

As Varanasi votes, Murli Manohar Joshi on sticky wicket - 15 Apr 2009
Varanasi, April 15 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi may have shifted from his traditional Allahabad seat to the Varanasi... Joshi opted for Varanasi, he may have been thinking of votes from the 15 percent

Devotees throng temples to mark monsoon festival in Varanasi - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi, Aug 11 (ANI): Thousands of devotees thronged temples here on the last Monday of 'Shravan' (monsoon season) of the Hindu religious calendar. Long queues of devotees could be seen outside the temples as devotees waited

Varanasi fire kills one, injures two - 13 Apr 2009
Varanasi, Apr 13 (ANI): One person was killed and two injured here on Monday after a fire broke out in a lane full of shops. A transformer in the lane caught fire and gradually the flames spread to the entire area engulfing

Families earning a living from a cremation ground in Varanasi - 14 Nov 2009
Varanasi, Nov. 14 (ANI): Apart from functioning round the clock as a cremation ground, the 'Manikarnika Ghat' is also a source of income for many families. Everyday, at least four hundred funerals take place at the Manikarnika

Modern-day gyms are no match for Varanasi's traditional wrestling centres - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi, August 7 (ANI): Youngsters in Varanasi have always been keen... pits is something the youth of Varanasi appear to prefer.  The fact that there are 41 Akharas and only 17 modern gyms in Varanasi, speaks for the former's

Handloom weavers protest in Varanasi against Chinese imitations flooding Indian markets - 06 Nov 2008
Varanasi, Nov 6 (ANI): Scores of handloom weavers took to streets on Thursday in Varanasi, famous for its world renowned Banarasi sarees, against the cheap..., named after Varanasi's old name, Banaras, is the city's most famous export item

Aamir Khan roams around in disguise to promote '3 Idiots' in Varanasi - 13 Dec 2009
Varanasi, Dec 13(ANI): Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Saturday roamed around in Varanasi in disguise as he thought up an innovative way to promote his...;Khan spent entire day in Varanasi on Saturday and managed to stay unnoticed. 

Sex workers dance at cremation ground for 'salvation' in Varanasi - 03 Apr 2009
Varanasi, Apr 2 (ANI): Sex workers from far and near converged at a cremation ground here and danced through the twilight hours of Wednesday to "attain...," said Chhaya, a sex worker of Varanasi. (ANI) 

Holy men, scientist to develop eco-center in Varanasi - 02 Mar 2010
Varanasi, March 2 (ANI): In a first of its kind, holy men and a scientist have joined hands to prepare a model of an eco-center for sustainable... Foundation in Varanasi is responsible for developing the eco-center

22 orphan girls enter wedlock at marriage ceremony in Varanasi - 21 Nov 2009
Varanasi, Nov 21(ANI): It is a moment that every girl waits for with great enthusiasm. And, for the 22 orphan girls in Varanasi, that moment came...," said Nalin Awashti, Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Varanasi. Both brides

Varanasi railway station authorities launch drive to control bulls' menace - 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

Girl child found after Varanasi blast sent to orphanage - 10 Dec 2010
Varanasi, Dec.10 (ANI): A one-and-a-half year-old girl child, who was found here after the bomb blast that ripped Varanasi's Dashashwamedh Ghat... the Vishwanath temple in Varanasi. A two-year-old girl was killed and about

Security beefed up in Varanasi ahead of New Year Eve - 30 Dec 2010
Varanasi, Dec.30 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Police has beefed up security measures ahead of New Year Eve in Varanasi as policemen and commandos were patrolling... Prakash, Deputy Inspector General of Police, Varanasi Range. Residents said

Varanasi astrologers suggest August 8 related to Saturn - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi, Aug. 8 (ANI): Many astrologers in Varanasi have been busy brainstorming and explaining the likely impact of August 8 of this year on people's lives. Many people have become scared after learning that children delivered

Nag Nathiya festival draws large number of devotees to Varanasi - 25 Oct 2009
Varanasi, Oct. 25 (ANI): The banks of the River Ganga in Varanasi recently... the serpent's scare. At Varanasi, 'Nag Nathaiya' is an enactment of that episode from..., in the same way many the people of Varanasi hope the festival will help

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