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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 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

'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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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) 

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

Jayapur village: Modi's choice for Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana in Varanasi - 07 Nov 2014
PM Narendra Modi selected Jayapur village in Varanasi for development of this village under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY). While speaking at Jayapur... is on two day visit to Varanasi. PM Modi assured the development of region, he said

Varanasi all set to rock in its first discotheque - 13 Mar 2009
Varanasi, March 13 (IANS) This ancient holy city whose lanes and riverbank resound with the chanting of prayers by priests and hundreds of Hindu devotees... to Varanasi,' said Singh. 

Shiv Sena protest against Valentines Day celebration in Varanasi - 13 Feb 2009
Varanasi, Feb 13 (ANI): Shiv Sena activists here today staged a protest against Valentine's Day celebration.  he activists said that they viewed celebrations of Valentines Day contrary to Indian ethos and a proof of the growing

Varanasi schoolgirls demand better representation in the armed forces - 09 Dec 2008
Varanasi, Dec 9 (ANI): Demanding better representation from the government and equal opportunities in army and paramilitary forces, hundreds of schoolgirls took out a protest march here.  The protest march was organised under

Varanasi Muslim lady makes idols of Hindu gods - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi, July 30 (ANI): Despite occasional conflicts in the name of religion, there have been so many examples of communal harmony between Hindus and Muslims.... One such winner is Nanhi Begum, a resident of Varanasi, who despite being

A Hindutva champion, a murder accused, a rebel... Varanasi has it all - 24 Mar 2009
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), March 24 (IANS) With a known Hindu hardliner... has switched from Allahabad to Varanasi this time in search of better prospects....    The third high-profile -- and feared -- candidate in Varanasi

Doctors in Varanasi endorse cow urine therapies - 18 Dec 2008
Varanasi, Dec 18 (ANI): Some doctors here claims that cow urine treatment can lower blood-sugar levels and cure diabetes. The doctors also claim that it can cure many diseases and can be helpful to cancer patients. In 2008, a study

CPI-ML wants probe against BJP, BSP for Varanasi clashes - 14 Mar 2009
communal clashes in Varanasi that claimed two lives. 'Based... in Varanasi,' CPI-ML state unit head Sudhakar Yadav told reporters here.    ... central minister Murli Manohar Joshi is the party's candidate from the Varanasi

Four-day carpet expo in Varanasi from Oct 17 - 14 Oct 2008
Lucknow, Oct 14 (IANS) The India Carpet Expo, the country's only fair for handmade carpets and floor coverings will begin Oct 17 in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, an official said Tuesday. The four-day carpet expo being organised

Dozens injured as Samajwadi party activists clash with police in Varanasi - 23 Oct 2008
Varanasi, Oct 23 (ANI): Dozens including women were injured when Samajwadi party activists demonstrating against Mayawati Government clashed with police here today. Police baton charged and used water canons to disperse the party

Artist Manu Parekh's 20-year love affair with Varanasi - 09 Nov 2008
not changed is his love for the Hindu holy city of Varanasi (Benares). 'My

Villagers in Varanasi opt for solar lamps to save electric energy - 19 Jan 2009
Jaunpur (Varanasi), Jan 19 (ANI): In the Damodar village of Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh, one can see electric poles and wires, but the villagers don't get proper electricity. In order to solve their problem, the villagers instead

CCEA bid to improve weavers' living condition in Varanasi and Assam - 20 Nov 2008
New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Thursday gave its approval to the implementation of the Comprehensive Handloom Cluster Development Scheme at Varanasi (UP) and Sibsagar (Assam) as a central

Special prayers on River Ganga's birthday - 02 May 2009
Varanasi, May 2 (ANI): Special prayers were organised on the bank of Ganga River in Varanasi marking the birthday of the river. People performed prayers by offering milk to River Ganga on Friday and pledged to stop the pollution

Ganga being used as swimming pool - 27 Apr 2009
Varanasi, Apr 27 (ANI): With water level low in Ganga River in Varanasi, it is being used as a swimming pool by the children. Small children are being given training in swimming on the banks of Ganga instead of an artificial swimming

UP Police want students to help in fight against terror - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi, Aug.14 (ANI): To prevent terrorists succeed in their nefarious designs in the holy city Varanasi, the Uttar Pradesh police have thought it prudent... in Varanasi and had an interactive session with them as well as students. Uttar

Devotee celebrate 'Makar Sankranti' with a holy dip in Ganges - 14 Jan 2009
Varanasi/Tatapani (Himachal Pradesh), Jan 14 (ANI): Devotees thronged Varanasi to take a holy dip in the river Ganges on the occasion of 'Makar Sankranti' on Wednesday. Braving the winter chill, the devotees took an early morning dip

Demand for honey leaf picks up due to its anti diabetes properties - 18 Mar 2009
Varanasi, Mar 18 (ANI): Stevia or honey leaf, known for its antidote properties against diabetes, is becoming popular as a cure for the disease in Varanasi. Also known by the names of sweet leaf or sugar leaf, these leaves

Upcoming general elections affect inflow of tourists to Uttar Pradesh - 02 Apr 2009
Varanasi, Apr 2(ANI): The upcoming general elections have taken a toll on the tourism sector in Varanasi as tourists chose to stay away owing to security..., there are few who have trickled into Varanasi.  These are economy

AAP claims Kejriwal's likely candidature from Varanasi has forced Modi to change track - 08 Mar 2014
elections from Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh. Hence, we were prepared

Poor Mohammad Wasi promoting the Indian Tricolour with Dupattas - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi, Aug. 3 (ANI): Varanasi's Mohammad Wasi, who is a weaver by profession, is trying to generate public respect and love for the Indian national flag... Rajeev Srivastava, the Convenor of Vishal Bharat Sansthan in Varanasi.  

Nation observe Mahashivratri(Lead:Mahashivratri) - 23 Feb 2009
Varanasi/Srinagar, Feb 23 (ANI): Devotees across the nation observed... at Varanasi o take a holy dip in River Ganges. They also make offerings of flowers... are fulfilled," said Ram Bharat Pandey, a Hindu priest, Varanasi

President Patil to address BHU convocation today - 13 Mar 2009
Varanasi, Mar 13 (ANI): President Pratibha Patil will address the 91st convocation of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) here today.  President Patil will also give away medals to the graduates.  The President is arriving here

Ludhiana authorities dispatch relief material for Punjab flood victims - 01 Jan 2008
Ludhiana/Varanasi, Aug 21 (ANI): Authorities in Ludhiana have dispatched relief material for flood victims in numerous villages in the state. Around 40... from Varanasi say that incessant heavy rains have left the entire city

People offer special prayers after River Ganges is declared National River - 10 Nov 2008
Varanasi, Nov 10 (ANI): Thousands of people offered special prayers in Varanasi on Sunday after the holy river Ganges got the status of country's first national river. Country's Central government declared the river Ganges first

Poll panel seeks report on cash dole by Congress MP - 14 Mar 2009
Lucknow, March 13 (IANS) Taking note of TV footage showing Varanasi MP Rajesh... than I came to know that the Varanasi sitting MP was seen distributing notes to local people, I asked the Varanasi DM to get the matter inquired into and submit

Moral crisis responsible for global economic woes: Dalai Lama - 14 Jan 2009
Varanasi, Jan.14 (ANI): Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has said that a moral crisis in the world is to blame for the global economic woes... in Varanasi. The 73-year-old Nobel peace prize winner said people had forgotten

Kidnapped Uttar Pradesh boy rescued, two held - 04 Nov 2008
Lucknow, Nov 4 (IANS) The police Tuesday rescued a boy abducted from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh and arrested two kidnappers, official said here. According to the police, Saurabh, 16, was kidnapped from the Ramnagar locality of Varanasi

BJP accuses Election Commission of double standards - 08 Apr 2009
Varanasi/ Ranchi/Patna, Apr 8 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader... to RJD and the UPA on Lalu Prasad," said Jaitley in Varanasi. He was reacting... Varanasi while on the other she invoked National Security Act (NSA) on Varun. 

Oscar-famed Pinky gets grand welcome - 28 Feb 2009
Varanasi, Feb 28 (ANI): Pinky Sonkar, the protagonist of Oscar winning documentary 'Smile Pinky', got a rousing welcome at her native village here...;Pinki's neighbours and relatives gathered at the Varanasi airport and greeted her

'Hanuman Jayanti' celebrations in Uttar Pradesh - 09 Apr 2009
Varanasi/Ayodhya, Apr 9 (ANI): Devotees in Uttar Pradesh took out colourful procession and visited temples on Thursday on the occasion of the birthday of Lord Hanuman. In Varanasi, a huge procession was taken out in which thousands

A human chain on banks of Ganga marks World Water Day - 23 Mar 2009
Varanasi, Mar 23 (ANI): Residents formed a human chain on the banks of the Ganges river here to mark World Water Day on Sunday.  They vowed to cleanse the river of all pollutants and restore its mythological glory.Ganga is severely

Fans praying for speedy recovery of 'Big B' - 12 Oct 2008
Mumbai /Varanasi, Oct 12 (ANI): Fans and well-wishers of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan thronged the Lilavati Hospital here last night after the actor... in hospital for 48 to 72 hours," Abhishek said. Meanwhile, fans in Varanasi

Pet parrot's birthday celebrated in Uttar Pradesh - 12 May 2009
Varanasi, May 12 (ANI): A musical band, hordes of sweets and a cake, made a perfect birthday bash thrown up by painter Baijnath Sharma, for his pet parrot... at one of the numerous temples dotting the landscape of Varanasi, for a long life

Self-styled HuJI commander arrested in Jammu - 22 Dec 2008
Jammu, Dec 22 (ANI): A Harkat-ul Jehad-e-Islami (HuJI) militant, who is a suspect in Faizabad and Varanasi blasts in Uttar Pradesh, was arrested here last evening.  According to officials, Fazial Sohail Ahmed was arrested by police

Two booked for forcing debt-strapped youth to sell his kidney - 01 Nov 2008
Lucknow, Nov 1 (IANS) Two moneylenders in Varanasi have been booked for forcing... Saturday. 'Rajesh Goswami, a resident of Manduadeeh locality in Varanasi... IANS on phone.  Varanasi is over 200 km from the Uttar Pradesh capital

Devotees take holy dip to ward off negative effects of lunar eclipse - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi/Allahabad, Aug 17 (ANI): Hundreds of devotees today took a holy dip in River Ganges to ward off negative effects of lunar eclipse. Fear of eclipses prompts people to conduct various rituals. Holy dip is one such ritual, which

Nuke deal with US does not infringe on its sovereignty: Pranab - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi, Sept 27 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that a nuclear deal with the US will be bound by international conventions on bilateral treaties. "As a sovereign country, when we enter into any agreement

Nuke deal with US does not infringe on its sovereignty: Pranab - 06 Oct 2008
Varanasi, Sept 27 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said that a nuclear deal with the US will be bound by international conventions on bilateral treaties. "As a sovereign country, when we enter into any agreement

Natural dyes being developed in Uttar Pradesh - 15 Dec 2008
Varanasi, Dec 15 (ANI): Eco-friendly natural dyes are being developed at a university in Uttar Pradesh to meet the increasing demand in the west. These dyes are made using naturally available materials like onion peels, pomegranate

Uttar Pradesh under terror attack - 24 Nov 2007
in three cities - Faizabad, Varanasi and Lucknow -took death toll of at least 16 people in which 12 killed at Varanasi and 4 at Faizabad including 4 lawyers... was the three cities – a sensitive, Faizabad; Hindu pilgrimage of Varanasi

River Ganga continues to face pollution - 04 May 2009
Varanasi, May 4 (ANI): River Ganga remains highly polluted even after being declared the 'National River' by the Central Government. The Ganga was declared the 'National River' to facilitate the clean up operations.  A Ganga

Blasts rocked Uttar Pradesh; 8 killed, many injured - 23 Nov 2007
and Varanasi of Uttar Pradesh on Friday afternoon, leaving at least eight people dead... injured in the Varanasi blast. Initial sources say that the blast took place when... the Varanasi Collectorate

Security beefed up at Taj Mahal, three shrines - 01 Dec 2008
contentious shrines in Ayodhya, Mathura and Varanasi. The internal security... for the Taj Mahal as well as for the three key shrines at Mathura, Varanasi... Vishwanath temple and Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi.  'Other than these major

Advani finds Manmohan Singh weakest Prime Minister - 25 Mar 2009
Mathura/Bangalore/Varanasi, Mar 25 (ANI): Prime ministerial candidate... Central Governemnt.  Meanwhile in Varanasi, senior leader of BJP, Murli Manohar... of Varanasi, Ajay Kumar Upadhyay. He is the first candidate to file

Bahujan Samaj Party leader Baba Dubey joins Samajwadi Party - 06 Apr 2009
Lucknow, Apr 6 (ANI): Senior Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Baba Dubey, who was the coordinator of party's Brahmin Bhaichara Committee in the Varanasi division, joined the Samajwadi Party (SP) here on Monday. Dubey, who contested

Mayawati says Central Govt. discriminatory - 13 Apr 2009
Varanasi/Kolkata, Apr 13 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati said that her party pulled out from the United Progressive Alliance Government-led by Congress party as it discriminated in releasing funds for the state. 

Devotees celebrate "Guru Purnima" - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi/ Allahabad/ New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): A large number of devotees across India thronged temples to celebrate "Guru Purnima", coinciding with the full... respects to their gurus in Varanasi that houses innumerable religious schools. 

Exiled Tibetan hold candlelight procession against Olympics - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi/Manali/Kolkata, Aug 8 (ANI): Exiled Tibetans organised candlelight processions in three Indian cities on Thursday in protest against China hosting... of Varanasi, Kolkata and Manali. With the Olympics beginning in Beijing today

Festivities, prayers as India rings in 2009 - 01 Jan 2009
Kolkata/ New Delhi/ Amritsar/ Varanasi, Jan 1 (ANI): People across India took part in festivities and prayers on Thursday to herald an auspicious start...;Varanasi hosted grand prayers in the morning on the banks of River Ganges. 

Two killed in communal clash in Uttar Pradesh - 11 Mar 2009
Lucknow, March 11 (IANS) Two people were killed and at least seven injured as the police opened fire on clashing groups of two communities in Varanasi town... of a madrassa,' Varanasi city superintendent of police Vijay Bhushan told IANS

UNCTAD to support geographical indication registration of Banarasi silk sarees - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi, Aug 19 (ANI): In order to promote the world-renowned India's... of the UNCTAD personally visited the handlooms at Varanasi earlier known as Banaras... informed of the products from Varanasi. They would also try to create brand

Devotees mark solar eclipse with holy dip - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi, Aug 1 (ANI): A large number of devotees today took a holy dip in the river Ganges during the occurrence of a partial solar eclipse to ward off 'evil effects' of the rare celestial phenomenon . "It is our belief

Immersion of 'Durga Puja' idols raises environmentalists' hackles - 11 Oct 2008
Varanasi/ West Bengal, Oct 11 (ANI): With the immersion of the idols of deities on the last day of 'Durga Puja', environmentalists are worried that the river... in Varanasi were abuzz with devotees beating drums, dancing and singing hymns while

Exiled Tibetans observe Olympics with silence and candles - 01 Jan 2008
Dharamshala/Shimla/Varanasi, Aug 9 (ANI): As China opened the Olympics with a burst of fireworks at a spectacular ceremony on Friday, hundreds of exiled...;In Varanasi, the protesters took out a protest march with their mouths covered

Investigation to date in Delhi serial blasts - 22 Sep 2008
A day after Delhi Police Joint Commissioner Karnail Singh linked the Sep 13 blasts in the national capital New Delhi to the November 2007 Varanasi bomb blasts; the investigation is now leading the involvement of militants arrested

Tibetan exiles mark their New Year with protest, candlelight vigil - 26 Feb 2009
Varanasi, Feb 26 (ANI): Tibetans exiles here marked their New Year by staging protest and candlelight vigil a year after the region erupted in deadly riots and protests against Chinese rule. Protesters held placards and Tibet flags

Polling for 15th Lok Sabha elections begins - 16 Apr 2009
Gorakhpur/Varanasi/Trivandrum, Apr 16 (ANI): Polling for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections across 15 states and two Union Territories began today amid... to romp home," Tharoor said. In Varanasi, banners and bunting fluttered from

Ten-week-old boy's parasitic twins removed - 06 Jan 2009
Varanasi, Jan 6 (IANS) Doctors at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Hospital here have successfully removed two stillborn male foetuses from the abdomen of a two-and-a-half month old boy, officials said Tuesday. It is called 'foetus

Central, North India reel under heat wave and water crisis - 03 May 2009
Varanasi/Gaya/ Raipur, May 3 (ANI): With the soaring temperature breaking... by water shortage. In Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, the temperature is hovering... Manoj Kesri, a Varanasi resident. Meanwhile, the popular pilgrim

Married women celebrate Teej - 01 Jan 2008
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 2 (ANI): Married women in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and other parts of the country today celebrated Teej festival, dedicated...," said Rameshwar Ojha, a priest. In Varanasi, women were dressed

Mukhtar Ansari shifted to Kanpur jail as per Election Commission orders - 09 Apr 2009
Kanpur, Apr 9 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate from Varanasi Mukhtar Ansari, who was lodged in Ghazipur jail in connection with the murder of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai, has been shifted to Kanpur jail as per the orders

Petrol pumps dry up in Uttar Pradesh - 09 Jan 2009
Lucknow, Jan 9 (IANS) A majority of petrol pumps across Uttar Pradesh, including in major cities like Lucknow, Varanasi, Allahabad and Kanpur, went dry Friday... pumps in Aligarh, Varanasi and Meerut have been closed while 70 percent

Make-believe parliamentarians raise real issues in Lucknow - 20 Nov 2008
urchins in Varanasi. Present as special invitees to this 'special session... their leaders.'  Triveni, a street urchin from Varanasi, spoke...; Saira Bano from Varanasi drew the attention of the house to the odds

Country cheers Bindra's Olympic gold - 01 Jan 2008
New Delhi/Chandigarh/Bangalore/Varanasi, August 11 (ANI): Celebrations erupted all over the country today after Abhinav Bindra won gold in the men's 10m air rifle, the country's first ever individual Olympic gold. Despite a population

Hazare backs Raj Thackeray's tirade against Non-Marathis - 18 Jan 2009
Varanasi, Jan 18 (IANS) Veteran social activist Anna Hazare backs Maharashtra Navnirmaan Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray's campaign against non-Marathi 'Dadagiri' (dominance) in Maharashtra, but opposes the violent means being used

BSP has done nothing to develop Uttar Pradesh: Rahul Gandhi - 09 Apr 2009
Varanasi, April 9 (IANS) Congress general secretary and Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi Thursday accused Uttar Pradesh's ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) of not having done much for the development of the state and failing to utilise the funds

Marriage season begins in India - 09 Nov 2008
Varanasi/Allahabad, Nov 9 (ANI): Hindu devotees took a holy dip in the river Ganges at Varanasi and Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh to mark the onset..., a priest in holy city of Varanasi said that devotees mark the beginning

'Neither Advani nor his disciple Modi can become PM in seven lives': Lalu Yadav - 27 Jul 2013
Varanasi, July 27 (ANI): Taking a jibe at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart Lal Krishna Advani's statement that his party will achieve a record victory in the 2014 general elections, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav

Arjun Singh condemns Lalu's remark against Varun Gandhi - 07 Apr 2009
Varanasi, Apr 7 (ANI): Senior Congress leader and Union Minister Arjun Singh on Tuesday condemned Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad's controversial statement made against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi

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