Varanasi

Type: City
Name: Varanasi
Country: India
Latitude: 25.32
Longitude: 83.010002
population: 1,164,520
First reported 23 hours ago - Updated 57 mins ago - 48 reports

'Pauper' vs chopper in Varanasi

Varanasi, April 23: Arvind Kejriwal filed his nomination papers today, Narendra Modi will do so tomorrow. Varanasi votes in the last phase on May 12 but this pilgrim city has already been hurled in the vortex of one of the most polarised elections. Every ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - 57 mins ago]
First reported 7 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 6 reports

Boatman, weaver to be Modi’s other proposers

A boatman and a weaver will be the two other proposers for BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi when he files his nomination here Thursday.Justice (retired) Giridhar Malviya and Hindustani classical singer Pandit Chhannu Lal Mishra have already consented ... [Published Indian Express - 3 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 7 hours ago - 2 reports

Narendra Modi's look-alike campaigns in Varanasi

Varanasi, April 23 (ANI): Look-alike of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Abhinandan Pathak, left no stone unturned as he was campaigning for Modi with full force. Pathak along with BJP workers conducted rituals at a temple and prayed for ... [Published Ani News - 18 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

Kejriwal thanks public for support, says people want change

Varanasi, April 23 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday after filing his nomination for LS Polls from Varanasi constituency addressed the public and thanked them for coming in large numbers and showing support. Kejriwal, attacking his opponent ... [Published Ani News - 10 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 11 hours ago - 63 reports

Battle for Varanasi: Kejriwal files nomination, slams Modi and Rahul

In a bid to find its lost ground, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal filed his nomination for the Lok Sabha election from here. He is all set to take on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and he staged a massive road show thousands in the Hindu holy ... [Published News Track India - 11 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 2 reports

Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Kejriwal Files Nomination from Varanasi, Accuses Congress, BJP of Spending Black Money on Campaigning

accused both CongressReutersKejriwal filed his nomination to Lok Sabha election from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh to take on BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Modi, who has filed his nomination already from Vadodara, is to file his second ... [Published International Business Times Australia - 11 hours ago]
First reported 18 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 4 reports

Kejriwal's resignation dented party's chances: Manish Sisodia

Varanasi: AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal's resignation as the chief minister of Delhi has dented the prospects of the party in the Lok Sabha poll, senior party leader and close aide Manish Sisodia said.However, Sisodia said the move is bound to prove "propitious" ... [Published India TV - 12 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 2 reports

Modi's lookalike campaigns with full force in Varanasi

Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP ) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's lookalike, Abhinandan Pathak, is leaving no stone unturned while campaigning for the former with full force.Prayers were held for Modi, who will file his nomination papers to contest ... [Published Business Standard India - 14 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated 15 hours ago - 7 reports

Mukhtar Ansari to contest from Ghosi

Lucknow, April 23Mukhtar Ansari, who withdrew from the Lok Sabha contest against BJP's Narendra Modi in Varanasi, will now be a candidate of his Quami Ekta Dal in Ghosi in Uttar Pradesh.Ansari had announced his candidature from Varanasi last month. He ... [Published ProKerala.com - 15 hours ago]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 23 reports

JNUSU heads to Varanasi to campaign against Modi

Students’ union members said they didn’t mind if Modi challenger Kejriwal benefited from their campaign. Archive SummaryThe current JNUSU office-bearers are from the Left-backed All-India Students’ Association .The office-bearers of the Jawaharlal Nehru ... [Published Indian Express - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 5 reports

Veerappans nephew to fight Modi in Varanasi

PN Ramachandran, the nephew of sandalwood smuggler Veerappan, filed his nomination papers from the Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency on Monday.The 34-year-old Ramachandran is the son of Veerappan’s sister and a native of Nagamarai Puture, Dharamapuri district ... [Published Hindustan Times - Apr 22 2014]
First reported Apr 22 2014 - Updated Apr 22 2014 - 2 reports

PTI - POLL-VARANASI-TOURISTS - Election tourism: The new mantra for Varanasi travel industry (With pix)

POLL-VARANASI-TOURISTS - Election tourism: The new mantra for Varanasi travel industry (With pix)Contributed by NAMPA / PTI.From Kunal DuttVaranasi, Apr 22 (PTI) Foreigners keen on experiencing a slice of Indian elections are being treated to guided tours ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Apr 22 2014]

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...These are not voters. The vote will only go to Modi." Juice vendor Pradip Kumar Sonkar, who belongs to the Dalit community, said: "For so many years, we have tried out BJP. Three MLAs, a mayor and also MP has been from the party. Now, we wish to try this new person." MS Warsi, a self-professed sufi, said the contest will go in favour of a local
Announcing that he was going to file his nomination from Varanasi on Thursday, Modi said his prime focus in the holy city would be cleanliness. "Among several things, Mahatma Gandhi loved cleanliness. We have to work towards bringing ourselves to international level in this filed. We have to stress on cleanliness. I will make Varanasi one of the cleanest cities in the country. I did that to Surat, which had been ravaged by plague due to lack of cleanliness" he said
"Please do not allow yourself to be betrayed here in Varanasi. This is not my fight. This is a fight against graft. This is a fight for all those who dream of a corruption-free India" he said
"This is done under a well-planned strategy of the two parties so that elections are given a communal color," she said. "This is not good for the state. I would therefore like to ask the ECI to keep a hawk eye vigil on the two parties" she said

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India’s Antigraft Figher Takes on Opposition Le... [Published TIME.com - Apr 18 2014]
Congested and crisscrossed by narrow and often dark lanes, Varanasi’s air is a mix of wood smoke and incense. The green-brown Ganges, the busy colorful bazaars, the morning bathers and the nightly oil lamps make this picturesque place a draw for tourists ...
India’s Antigraft Figher Takes on Opposition Le... [Published The China Blog - Apr 18 2014]
Congested and crisscrossed by narrow and often dark lanes, Varanasi’s air is a mix of wood smoke and incense. The green-brown Ganges, the busy colorful bazaars, the morning bathers and the nightly oil lamps make this picturesque place a draw for tourists ...
India’s Antigraft Figher Takes on Opposition Le... [Published The Middle East Blog - TIME.com - Apr 18 2014]
Congested and crisscrossed by narrow and often dark lanes, Varanasi’s air is a mix of wood smoke and incense. The green-brown Ganges, the busy colorful bazaars, the morning bathers and the nightly oil lamps make this picturesque place a draw for tourists ...
In nature, death is not defeat [Published 3quarksdaily - Apr 17 2014]
Eva Saulitis in Orion Magazine: FOR TWENTY-SIX SEPTEMBERS I’ve hiked up streams littered with corpses of dying humpbacked salmon. It is nothing new, nothing surprising, not the stench, not the gore, not the thrashing of black humpies plowing past ...
India’s political heartland: Riding the wave [Published The Economist - Asia - Apr 16 2014]
Modi: not yet a coronationVARANASI, a city of 1.5m by the Ganges river some 800km (500 miles) south-east of Delhi, offers much for gawping visitors. A dusk boat ride is accompanied by near naked sadhus splashing in the sacred, filthy water. Funeral ...
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