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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.