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After Meerut, Varanasi makes singing Vande Mataram compulsory

The Varanasi mayor has issued orders making it mandatory for every municipal corporation member to sing ‘Vande Mataram’ and ‘Jana Gana Mana’ after a Bharatiya Janata Party......

Varanasi: Clean ghats, unclean rivers

N Sundaresha Subramanian explains the challenges authorities face in cleaning the Ganga and other holy rivers in Varanasi. On an e-rickshaw on the road to Banaras Hindu University, Alka, a......

UP Polls Phase 7: All roads lead to Varanasi

On the eve of the final phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly election, Rediff.com's Aslam Hunani reviews the political landscape in the epicentre and beyond. The 2017 UP election sentiment meter is......

'Modi may have lost confidence in Varanasi'

'After his road shows, the people of Varanasi are debating what forced the prime minister to move around in the narrow lanes of Varanasi.''If he had taken out one road show, no one would have......

PM visits Garhwa Ghat Ashram, Shastri's ancestral house

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited Garhwa Ghat Ashram in Varanasi, which has considerable following among the backward castes, and paid tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur......

TCS to shut Lucknow centre; staff to be relocated

TCS is setting up a large BPO operation in Varanasi next year,  some staff could be absorbed there Image: Tata Consultancy Services Chief Executive Officer Rajesh Gopinathan speaks during a......

Allahabad-Varanasi Ganga waterway to start by 2019 Kumbh: Gadkari

The project worth about Rs 5,000 crore is underway with assistance from the World Bank. Come 2019 Kumbh, pilgrims will be able to use Ganga waterway to reach Allahabad from Varanasi, Union......

Modi brings Colombo closer to Varanasi, announces direct flights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced that India's flag carrier Air India would begin direct flights between Colombo and the holy city of Varanasi from August. Modi, who is on a two-day......

Is this the end of the road for Varanasi's handloom weavers?

Powerlooms and a lack of policy have pushed heritage art towards extinction, say Shreya Jai and Subhayan Chakraborty. IMAGE: The weavers from Varanasi say they are struggling to......

27 new cities including Varanasi in Smart City list

Each city will receive Central assistance of Rs 200 crore in the first year and Rs 100 crore over the three subsequent financial years Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency......

Censor Board bans Sunny Deol's film on Varanasi's dark side

Censor Board member Dr Chandraprakash Diwedi’s Mohalla Assi, which reportedly pokes fun at the commercialisation of the Holy city of Varanasi, has been banned. Interestingly, the film’s......
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UP govt in a bind as 'shiksha mitras' agitation turns violent

The BJP led Uttar Pradesh government finds itself on the back foot as thousands of shikshamitras (temporary primary teachers) held violent... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/624999/up-govt-bind-shiksha-mitras.html
24 railway stations to be developed to boost tourism

Varanasi, Amritsar and Raebareli are among the 24 railway stations which will be given a facelift to boost tourism, the Lok Sabha was informed today. ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-24-railway-stations-to-be-developed-to-boost-tourism-2514681
18 ferry terminals to be built along Ganga

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) plans to construct 18 ferry terminals in six cities along the River Ganga under the Jal Marg Vikas... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a759272.html
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi flags off first batch of Haj pilgrims from Delhi

Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today flagged off the first batch of 300... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/national-news/mukhtar-abbas-naqvi-flags-off-first-batch-of-haj-pilgrims-from-delhi-73550.html
Tibetan student, who attempted self-immolation, dies

Tenzin Choeying, a student of the Central University of Tibetan Studies in Varanasi, succumbed to his burn injuries at the Safdarjung Hospital... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-tibetan-student-who-attempted-self-immolation-dies-2511383

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