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Besides the students, an FIR has been filed against unidentified policemen involved in the baton-charge.
They have taken the path most trodden -- blame the victim.
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The students alleged that the police thrashed them and dragged them through hair, but DM Varanasi, who was present on the spot, denied all such claims.
Om Prakash was arrested on Thursday from his brother's house in Mirzapur district.
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But conditions were applicable, as usual.
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Cash-strapped traders and weavers are suffering alike.
The woman had complained of breathlessness onboard and was given medical attention.
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PM Modi also took a dig at P Chidambaram.
Varanasi had "zero" good air quality days last year, shows research.
The onset of winter this year in North India has brought with it some of the worst pollution levels that India has ever seen. Contrary to the mainstream narrative, where pollution is largely looked up...
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Stories of kings and queens fascinate all children and we were no different. We never grew tired of hearing Amma tell us stories about the Kashi Naresh (king of Banares) and her life in Ramnagar, in p...
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She was a part of the team that had won a gold medal at the South Asian games.
70,000 people turned up in a venue meant for 3,000.
What can be said about a city that is older than legend itself? Chaotic yet serene, Varanasi is one of the oldest and the most continuously populated cities in the world. A city full of people brought up amid a cacophony of ancient history, myths and religion.
The Congress is hoping to make a comeback in Uttar Pradesh after 27 years.
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We see a regular rural landscape with pretensions of development -- hurriedly made haphazard structures, dusty barren lands stretching into dry fields, a cluster of tacky construction, flourishing small sweet-shops and retail traders co-existing with some fancy multinational outlets. Billboards at regular intervals have a beaming Prime Minister Narendra Modi reminding you that this is his territorial domain, one that he apparently wants to convert into a replica of Japan's breathtakingly charming Kyoto. I am told that real estate prices have skyrocketed high since May 2014. I nod in empathetic understanding.
Banaras, or Varanasi, is probably one of the most interesting cities of India, especially for someone who has an eye for detail and the heart to take in the magnificence of the Ganga. Life here begins with the Ganga and dissolves in her.
Pakistani ghazal legend Ghulam Ali will be performing at Varanasi's Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple during the inaugural day of its annual music concert, next Tuesday. According to reports, Pakistan High...
Upset over the disappearance of his bull, a man from Sarnath in Varanasi is trying hard to get his beloved pet back. Manoj Pandey, owner of the missing bull Badshah, has announced a reward of Rs 50,00...
VARANASI -- A bus carrying differently-abled people hit a pole near Varanasi injuring 22 people on Friday. The people were on their way to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event where he will d...
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It is not often that a city like Varanasi, not even the state capital, hosts a state visit by the prime minister of a foreign country. Since their Lok Sabha MP, Narendra Modi, signed a Varanasi-Tokyo...
Shivsharan Pathak has an unenviable job. He mans Narendra Modi’s Jan Sampark (constituency outreach) office in Varanasi, where Modi’s constituents flock with their various problems. It’s not as crowde...
At Assi Ghat, a Sulabh worker sweeps away the dust, Siberian cranes respond to the calls of tourists, couples sit around staring at the winter smog, vendors sell coffee and bhel puri, advertisements f...
NEW DELHI -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will arrive here on Friday on a three-day visit to hold annual summit talks with Narendra Modi with a focus on forging greater synergies between two maj...
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NEW DELHI -- Eighteen village councils in Uttar Pradesh are demanding a local Coca-Cola bottling plant be prohibited from extracting water from the ground, claiming its over usage has led to water sca...
NEW DELHI -- The 23-year-old Russian woman who was attacked with acid in Varanasi and was undergoing treatment here has been flown to Moscow with Indian government assuring her that all medical expens...
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which swept Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, has received a huge blow in the panchayat elections, initial trends from the counting process showed on Monday....
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If you're looking for a unique way to remember Mahatma Gandhi's contribution to the country, here's one that you can attempt any time of the year. Here's a list of places you can visit to get a bette...
National-Award-winning filmmaker Kamal Swaroop is, currently, somewhat baffled. His upcoming documentary Battle For Banaras, which chronicles the 2014 Lok Sabha elections in Varanasi, has reportedly b...
There is no doubt that Varanasi is one of the most compelling destinations in India and is as much a much-visit as Agra or Jaipur. If you're still not convinced, here are seven top reasons to visit the city at least once in your lifetime.
This article is from Open Magazine. By Kumar Anshuman It is 5.30 in the morning and thousands have gathered at Assi Ghat in Varanasi. Shlokas ring in the air as pundits offer morning ritual aarti to...