Varanasi

Type: City
Name: Varanasi
Country: India
Latitude: 25.32
Longitude: 83.010002
population: 1,164,520
First reported 48 mins ago - Updated 48 mins ago - 1 reports

Varanasi offers moksha amid chaos

Few places move me to clichés as Benares does. Its ghats exert a strange magnetic pull over me. But something happens to me whilst there. I take the same old pictures of the boats, drink the same lassi in Vishwanath Gali and use clichés like karma and ... [Published Business Standard India - 48 mins ago]
Entities: Moksha, Chaos, Varanasi
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

People Waiting for Modi Govt to Fulfill Promises: Akhilesh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said that his government has fulfilled the promises made by his party in the Assembly polls but people are still waiting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government at Centre to start the process of ... [Published Outlook India - 1 hour ago]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated 2 hours ago - 2 reports

Visually impaired children make lamps, candles to spread light this Diwali

Varanasi /Guwahati, Oct 22 (ANI): The Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, might be just a medley of sounds for visually impaired but it does not stop them from brightening the lives of other people. In order to bring cheer to their dark world, many visually ... [Published Ani News - 10 hours ago]
Entities: Diwali, Varanasi, Guwahati
First reported 22 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 2 reports

10/22/2014: Nation: British couple found dead in Agra, another robbed in Varanasi

AGRA/VARANASI: A British couple was found dead in a hotel on Tuesday morning with medicines strewn all over the room, indicating drug overdose as the cause of deaths. The deceased were identified as James Oliver Gaskell, 28, and Alexandra Nicole Loui ... [Published Hindustan Times - 15 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Time Out Varnasi guide

To some, the organised chaos of Varanasi may seem too much to bear Discuss this articleTo some, the organised chaos of Varanasi may seem too much to bear. However, the soul of the Indian city resides not in its temples and shrines but in the river that ... [Published Time Out Dubai - 4 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 1 reports

10/22/2014: GO SWADESHI: ...but Dragon effect seen elsewhere

VARANASI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s concept of ‘Make in India’ has had little effect in the markets of the city ahead of Diwali. Like every Diwali, the Chinese goods are once again ruling the market in the prime minister’s constituency. Traders. ... [Published Hindustan Times - 10 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 1 reports

Globetrotters without a penny

Two youths with dreams in their eyes, a spring in their steps and not a penny in their pockets arrived at Howrah station on Monday, after 41 days of travel across half the world. Milan Bihlmann, 27, from Germany and Muammer Yilmaz, 39, a man of Turkish ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - 15 hours ago]
Entities: Milan, Kolkata, Varanasi
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated 19 hours ago - 3 reports

Intra-state air travel to get cheaper

UP reduces VAT on aviation fueltimes news networkLucknow: Tourists looking to fly to Agra from Lucknow, Allahabad and Varanasi will soon be able to avail of cheaper airfares, thanks to the UP government. In a policy decision effected on Tuesday, the Uttar ... [Published Times of India - 19 hours ago]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Three of family killed in car accident

Lucknow, Oct 21 (PTI) Three members of a family, returning from a cremation, were killed and three others injured when their car overturned after ramming into a barrier in Kokhraj area of Kaushambi district today, police said here.Sandeep Srivastava, ... [Published Press Trust of India - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

Muslims in Varanasi to gift lamps to Hindus on Diwali

AboutVaranasi, Oct 21 (ANI): A group of Muslim women in the temple city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh is engrossed in making earthen lamps to gift to their Hindu friends on the occasion of the festival of lights, Diwali, with the aim of promoting unity ... [Published Oneindia - Oct 21 2014]
Entities: Varanasi, Diwali
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 1 reports

Centre push to Metro in Modi seat

The plan to run Metro rail in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha seat, moved a little closer to getting a concrete shape with Union urban development ministry taking up for discussion a survey report of the possible routes prepared by ... [Published Indian Express - Oct 20 2014]
First reported Oct 20 2014 - Updated Oct 20 2014 - 2 reports

Varanasi weavers rejoice as power looms promise boost to sari business

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Oct.20 (ANI): Weavers are hopeful that the introduction of power looms will give a boost to the city's famed sari industry.Varanasi is famous for its hand woven silk saris the world over. But the new generation of weavers finds ... [Published Yahoo! India - Oct 20 2014]

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"Our government fulfilled the promises made by the party. Work is on in the Samajwadi pension scheme. Farmers have got free water, free medical aid has been provided. But people kept waiting and not a single promise made by Modiji was fulfilled in the 100 days" Akhilesh told reporters here
...Anamika Jain, a resident of Kamaccha area said, "Clay idols made by Indian artistes are much beautiful as compared to the Chinese idols. Diwali is all about lights hence, every year we make it a point that our houses are brightly lit with diyas. And now that Dhanteras is here so preparations for Diwali is on full swing."
In view of it the officials have decided to start the series of meetings with people of all communities. "The first meeting will be organised with the office bearers of all Tazia committees and Taziadars at National Inter College Pilikothi on Wednesday" , said ADM city Vindhyavasini Rai on Tuesday...
"The project is attracting a number of companies. The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Brokers Forum has been allotted 300,000 sq. feet (27,870 sq. meters) in GIFT city for development of a commercial tower" Gujarat Finance Minister Saurabhbhai Patel told the Nikkei Asian Review

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Varanasi offers moksha amid chaos [Published Business Standard India - 48 mins ago]
People Waiting for Modi Govt to Fulfill Promise... [Published Outlook India - 1 hour ago]
Maharashtra: Uddhav's arrogance took the toll o... [Published Oneindia - 4 hours ago]
Time Out Varnasi guide [Published Time Out Dubai - 4 hours ago]
People shun Chinese goods this Diwali [Published Times of India - 5 hours ago]
Lakhs throng Annapurna Temple for ‘khajana’ [Published Times of India - 5 hours ago]
Fresh alert sounded ahead of festival [Published Times of India - 5 hours ago]
M L Khattar is first non-Jat CM of Haryana [Published The Freepress Journal - 10 hours ago]
India's first smart city takes shape [Published Nikkei Asian Review - 10 hours ago]
10/22/2014: METRO: BRITISH WOMAN HARASSED, HUSB... [Published Hindustan Times - 10 hours ago]
10/22/2014: GO SWADESHI: ...but Dragon effect s... [Published Hindustan Times - 10 hours ago]
Visually impaired children make lamps, candles ... [Published Ani News - 10 hours ago]
Modi's Two Self-Goals In One Week [Published NDTV - 14 hours ago]
BJP’s CM picks seen as fit for ‘politics of per... [Published Times of India - 14 hours ago]
The Governor General’s Files: Rainbow nation [Published Deccan Chronicle - 15 hours ago]
Globetrotters without a penny [Published Calcutta Telegraph - 15 hours ago]
10/22/2014: Nation: British couple found dead i... [Published Hindustan Times - 15 hours ago]
Shah appoints new pointsmen for states [Published Mail Online UK - 17 hours ago]
Intra-state air travel to get cheaper [Published Times of India - 19 hours ago]
RSS man from South Africa to head its outfit i... [Published Indian Express - 20 hours ago]
IRRI and partners hold training on modern rice ... [Published AgProfessional - 20 hours ago]
UK couple found dead in Agra hotel another robb... [Published Hindustan Times - 22 hours ago]
7 mistakes of Uddhav Thackeray [Published Sify - 23 hours ago]
First non-Jat chief Minister of Haryana in 18 y... [Published Daily Bhaskar - Oct 21 2014]
Mary Kom anars hit the market this Diwali [Published IBNLive India News - Oct 21 2014]
A tea seller to chief minister, Khattar has see... [Published Gulf News - Oct 21 2014]
Visually impaired children make lamps, … [Published Yahoo! India - Oct 21 2014]
Three of family killed in car accident [Published Press Trust of India - Oct 21 2014]
Manohar Lal Khattar to be sworn in as Haryana C... [Published Meri News - Oct 21 2014]
Manohar Lal Khattar: The Narendra Modi Connection [Published NDTV - Oct 21 2014]
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India: Southwest Monsoon-2014: Daily flood situ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 16 2014]
Source: Government of IndiaCountry: India RAINFALL/FLOOD SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY Conditions are becoming favourable for further withdrawal of southwest monsoon from some more parts of Central & East India during next 3­4 days. The withdrawal line ...
India: Situation Report-4 (Information On Cyclo... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Oct 15 2014]
Source: Inter Agency Group OdishaCountry: India Current Situation Information on Depression over East Uttar Pradesh and neighbourhood: As on 14th October 2014, 12.30 PM The Depression over south Chhattisgarh & neighborhood has moved north-northeastwards ...
Lakhtakia named distinguished alumnus of the In... [Published Penn State Live - research - Oct 02 2014]
Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Charles Godfrey Binder Professor in Engineering Science and Mechanics, has been named a distinguished alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi, India. ...
Vehicle Accident - Asia - India [Published RSOE EDIS - Emergency and Disaster Information - Oct 01 2014]
EDIS Number: VI-20141001-45471-IND Date / time: 01/10/2014 03:20:56 [UTC] Event: Vehicle Accident Area: Asia Country: India State/County: State of Uttar Pradesh Location: Gorakhpur Number of Deads: 12 person(s) Number of Injured: 20 person( ...
India's Prime Minister Plans Hi-Tech Makeover F... [Published Global Voices Online - Sep 26 2014]
The Ganga riverfront at Varanasi (Wikimedia CC-BY-SA) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi won his seat in the parliament  by getting elected in the ancient city of  Varanasi , where he's now set to make good on a campaign promise to transform the ...
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India polls enter final round [Published Reuters Video: Top News - May 12 2014]
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