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Varanasi News: Varanasi an infinite, endless and eternal city situated on the left (west) bank of the River Ganga in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This is India spiritual heartland, a place of pilgrimage, daily devotion and death. Also known as Kashi, Benares the city of Lord Shiva may auspicious place to die but it is bursting with life. It?s a holy heartland of Hindus, Buddhists and Jains, and is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. The Mark Twain describe this chaotic, colourful, charismatic city as "Older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, And looks twice as old as all of them put together ". This legendary importance always brings this city to limelight of news and happenings.
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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.

Singer Rageshwari at the launch of music album
Singer Rageshwari at the launch of music album "Dancing Flute" in Mumbai.


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'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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

BJP blames Congress for revoking POTA - 01 Jan 2008
encounter, revealed their involvement in the Varanasi blast. "Saif's further... blast in Varanasi," said Singh. At least nine people were killed in Varanasi

Sixth Phase Polling begins for Assembly Election in UP - 03 May 2007
Force, who are on their toes, in case of emergency, in Allahabad and Varanasi..., in the nine districts. The districts are Allahabad, Varanasi, Sonebhadra

Suspected Indian Mujahideen militant arrested in Lucknow - 01 Jan 2008
near-simultaneous blasts in court premises in Lucknow, Faizabad and Varanasi... in Varanasi, two in Faizabad and one in Lucknow - went off within a span of 15 minutes

Suspected Indian Mujahideen militant arrested in Lucknow - 06 Oct 2008
near-simultaneous blasts in court premises in Lucknow, Faizabad and Varanasi... in Varanasi, two in Faizabad and one in Lucknow - went off within a span of 15 minutes

Incessant rains in UP - 01 Jan 2008
, heavy rains are expected in the neighbouring districts of Allahabad, Varanasi

Two Delhi blasts suspects cremated - 01 Jan 2008
blasts in Ahmedabad, Surat and Jaipur besides last year's bombings in Varanasi

Uttar Pradesh minister's motorcade attacked by mob - 01 Jan 2008
of order for the past 10 days.  'People had blocked the Varanasi

Uttar Pradesh court refuses to try blast accused for treason - 01 Jan 2008
in Varanasi, Faizabad and Lucknow in November last year.  'Additional

Azamgarh's looms once embroidered Benarasi silks - 01 Jan 2008
saris being sent here from Varanasi for embroidery, was the sole bread winner... that is easily available in Varanasi, 90 km away, most people engaged in embroidery work have shifted base there. Also, Varanasi is better connected to the national

Uttar Pradesh minister's motorcade attacked by mob - 06 Oct 2008
of order for the past 10 days.  'People had blocked the Varanasi

Uttar Pradesh court refuses to try blast accused for treason - 06 Oct 2008
in Varanasi, Faizabad and Lucknow in November last year.  'Additional

Azamgarh's looms once embroidered Benarasi silks - 06 Oct 2008
saris being sent here from Varanasi for embroidery, was the sole bread winner... that is easily available in Varanasi, 90 km away, most people engaged in embroidery work have shifted base there. Also, Varanasi is better connected to the national

Gangster killed in Allahabad in shootout with police - 07 Oct 2008
was wanted in over two dozen cases of murder and kidnapping in Varanasi, Allahabad

Amar blames Mayawati for violence; seeks help - 11 Jan 2008
and Varanasi. The agitators were sprayed by police resorted to lathicharge in Varanasi. The protest against the imposition of VAT was piloted by SP national

Lucknow airport named "Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport" - 01 Jan 2008
Bakula Rimpochhe Airport, Leh" and the Varanasi airport as "Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport, Varanasi". Besides, there are the international airports such as Indira

Series of bomb blasts at Gorakhpur switched on the panic button in UP - 23 May 2007
the region, in temple city Varanasi and famous Gorakhnath temple. The city

Delhi police nabbed gangster Brijesh Singh - 25 Jan 2008
Kumar. This notorious criminal from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh is said

New Trains in 2008 Rail Budget - 27 Feb 2008
. Secunderabad-Visakhapatnam Express (Tri-weekly) 3. Varanasi-Delhi (Tri-weekly...) via Ratlam 18. Varanasi-Rameshwaram Express (Weekly) 19. Delhi-Jogbani Link...) Trains to be Extended (in terms of distance) 1. 8611/8612 Varanasi-Ranchi

Girls outshine boys in ICSE exam - 20 May 2008
in Thane and Shruti Singh of St Joseph Convent in Varanasi, who scored an aggregate

Buddhist monument in a dilapidated condition in Bihar - 01 Jan 2008
in Varanasi," said Jairam Lal Meena, Commissioner, Tirhut Parimandal

Two more live bombs found in Surat - 01 Jan 2008
or Varanasi, investigators are yet to make tangible headway, despite recovering two

Indian origin youths on know India trail - 01 Jan 2008
, Lucknow and Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh are the two

Shillong gets National Institute of Fashion Technology - 01 Jan 2008
, who has come all the way from Varanasi. "When I visited Shillong after

Delhi Police says LeT helped SIMI, IM in serial blasts - 01 Jan 2008
.  "Saif had planted the bomb in Varanasi courts along with Sajjad, suspected

Around 600,000 students to appear for B.Ed entrance in Uttar Pradesh - 06 Oct 2008
, 11 registrars from Kanpur, Agra, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi, among others, said

Trails of blood in the pink city - 14 May 2008
minutes left over 100 dead Varanasi - March 7, 2007 This holy city... in quick succession in courts of Faizabad, Varanasi and Lucknow in which 13 people were

Live bombs found, failed to create terror - 06 Dec 2007
and Varanasi on November 23 this year. Although the sources says that sentiments

West Bengal bird flu yet to be controlled - 01 Feb 2008
officials have culled thousands of chickens in Varanasi and Shahjahanpur district

India ranked among the world's most terror-afflicted countries - 02 May 2008
and other blasts in Ludhiana, Lucknow and Varanasi thereby communicating

Indian Mujahideen claims hand for Jaipur blasts - 15 May 2008
north Indian cities: Lucknow, Varanasi and Faizabad of the state Uttar Pradesh

Policy initiative to develop Tourism infrastructure - 27 May 2008
already sanctioned Rs.102 crore for mega projects at Agra, Varanasi-Sarnath, Bodhgaya

Indian origin youths commence "Know India Trail" journey - 01 Jan 2008
cities of Agra, Allahabad, Luknow and Varanasi, besides taking a look

Delhi Police, IB teams reach Karnataka today for blasts probe - 01 Jan 2008
, Jaipur, Varanasi, Hyderabad and Faizabad blasts, police said. Police forces from

Nothing wrong in fighting terror cases: Madhya Pradesh bar council - 01 Jan 2008
following a bomb blast in Varanasi.   Madhya Pradesh High Court Bar

Nothing wrong in fighting terror cases: Madhya Pradesh bar council - 06 Oct 2008
following a bomb blast in Varanasi.   Madhya Pradesh High Court Bar

Harsh criticism over S.N Srivastava‚??s Judgement - 12 Sep 2007
at the Gopal Thakur Mandir in Varanasi, ruling that the properties attached

Lucknow Airport named after Chaudhary Charan Singh - 18 Jul 2008
Narayan, Udaipur by Maharana Pratap, Bhubaneshwar by Biju Patnaik, and Varanasi

PM, Sonia visit bomb blast sites, survivors in Ahmedabad - 01 Jan 2008
confidence.  As with previous serial blasts, whether in Jaipur or Varanasi

A street man, a victim of terror - 28 Jul 2008
the country but after Mumbai, Hyderabad, Varanasi, Lucknow, Jaipur and now in two

PM, Sonia visit bomb blast sites, survivors in Ahmedabad (Lead:PM) - 01 Jan 2008
or Varanasi, investigators are yet to make tangible headway, despite recovering two

Muslims condemn Delhi blasts, ask not to antagonise whole community - 15 Sep 2008
blasts in Varanasi. Once again Mumbai witnessed the terror acts in July 2006

Luck continues with Goa Governor, escapes attack - 24 Nov 2007
cities, Faizabad, Varanasi and Lucknow of Uttar Pradesh. NSCN’s FORMATION

Blasts in Rajdhani Express took toll of 5 people - 13 Dec 2007
(SIMI) nexus. March 7, 2006: Varanasi railway station and temple twin blasts

People's role in combating terrorism - 29 Jul 2008
that rattled the electronic city. Varanasi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Malegaon

Stop "Chalta Hai - Chalnedo" Attitude - 29 Sep 2008
, the Varanasi temple blast, the Mumbai train blast and Delhi blast do fit into the pattern

India, Nepal agree to tame Kosi by March - 01 Jan 2008
, the JCWR would meet again in India, probably in Varanasi, in February.  

India, Nepal agree to tame Kosi by March - 06 Oct 2008
, the JCWR would meet again in India, probably in Varanasi, in February.  

Indian Mujahideen only half busted, still has fangs to strike - 10 Oct 2008
bombings in the court complexes of Varanasi, Faizabad and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh




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