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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 mi ing bull Badshah, has announced a reward of Rs 50,000...
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 A i 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 fo...
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...
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...