PM Modi files Varanasi nomination for third Parliamentary term

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has officially filed his nomination papers to contest the ongoing Lok Sabha elections from the Varanasi constituency, marking his bid for a third term as the Member of Parliament (MP) from this seat.

SC refuses to halt Hindu prayers in Gyanvapi Mosque’s southern cellar

The Supreme Court declined to halt the ongoing prayers by Hindu devotees within the southern cellar of the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh while ordering a "status quo" on religious observances by both Hindu and Muslim sides inside the mosque precincts.

Kashi saw ‘damru’ of development playing in all directions: PM Modi at BHU

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday praised the development and transformation of his parliamentary constituency Varanasi, also known as Kashi, and said it was a matter of pride for the entire country. Speaking at the prize distribution ceremony of Sansad Sanskrit Pratiyogita at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Modi congratulated the winners of the […]

Gyanvapi Mosque built over ancient Hindu temple, ASI report reveals

NEW DELHI: On Thursday, the report by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) confirmed the existence of a large Hindu temple predating the Gyanvapi mosque in Varanasi. The exhaustive 839-page report, submitted to the Varanasi district court last month and now made public, sheds light on the historical origins of the contested site. READ MORE: Gyanvapi […]

Swachh Survekshan 2023: 10 dirtiest cities in India are in West Bengal

As many as 13 awardees received felicitations under categories of clean cities, cleanest cantonment, SafaiMitra Suraksha, Ganga towns and best performing state were given away.

BJP IT cell members arrested in connection with IIT-BHU gangrape case

NEW DELHI: In a significant development, three individuals, at least two of whom are identified as members of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) IT cell in Varanasi, are now in police custody, facing allegations of gangrape against a 20-year-old B.Tech student from IIT-BHU. The arrested individuals, Kunal Pandey and Saksham Patel, were apprehended on Saturday and […]

Sunny Leone seeks spiritual blessing in Varanasi along with former IAS Abhishek Singh

NEW DELHI: Actress Sunny Leone graced Varanasi on Thursday, draped in a captivating pink suit that resonated with the city’s vibrant hues. Her spiritual journey commenced with the devout performance of the Ganga Puja at Ganga ghat, preceding a visit paid at the Baba Vishwanath temple. She was there, along with the controversial suspended IAS officer […]

Vishnu Shankar Jain claims victory in Gyanvapi mosque’s reclamation 

NEW DELHI: Supreme Court Advocate Vishnu Shankar Jain, who initiated the petition in the Varanasi Gyanvapi Mosque case, made sensational revelations related to the case during his address at the Western Ghat Lit Fest on October 28, leaving the audience in awe. Jain received resounding applause from the audience when he boldly predicted a triumph in […]

Gyanvapi mosque case: Fresh hearing scheduled for tomorrow

Allahabad High Court is set to reexamine a petition challenging a Varanasi court's directive for an ASI survey to determine if the Gyanvapi mosque was built over a temple

Yamuna to Varanasi, para cop who made Rs 6 cr assets in CBI net

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) booked a Commandant of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who allegedly amassed disproportionate assets to the tune of Rs 5.61 crore from Noida to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. The CBI also carried out searches at several locations in Delhi and UP in connection with the case. CBI spokesperson […]