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Varanasi: Metropolis in Uttar Pradesh, India
Varanasi, also known as Benares, or Banaras, is a city on the banks of the river Ganges in Uttar Pradesh, India, 320 kilometres (200 mi) south-east of the state capital, Lucknow, and 121 kilometres (75 mi) east of Allahabad. A major religious hub in India, it is the holiest of the seven sacred cities in Hinduism and Jainism, and played an important role in the development of Buddhism and Ravidassia. Varanasi lies along National Highway 2, and is served by Varanasi Junction railway station and Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport.

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Akshaya Tritiya observed in the country, several devotees take holy dip in the Ganga | Oneindia News [Video]

Akshaya Tritiya observed in the country, several devotees take holy dip in the Ganga | Oneindia News

‘Akshaya Tritiya’ is being observed in the country on May 14. Several devotees arrived at a ghat in Varanasi despite COVID restrictions and took a holy dip in river Ganga. Devotees and priests also..

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Locals neglect COVID SOPs at Varanasi's vegetable market [Video]

Locals neglect COVID SOPs at Varanasi's vegetable market

Lockdown extended in UP due to surge in COVID cases. However, locals paid no heed to it at a fruit and vegetable market in Varanasi. A huge crowd with no social distancing was seen at the market and..

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Steady flow of bodies come to makeshift crematorium in India [Video]

Steady flow of bodies come to makeshift crematorium in India

CNN’s Clarissa Ward reports from Varanasi, India, where makeshift crematoriums are needed to handle the amount of bodies from the coronavirus spreading across the country.

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UP begins vaccinating 18-44 age group in 7 districts with high positivity rate [Video]

UP begins vaccinating 18-44 age group in 7 districts with high positivity rate

UP govt started the first phase of vaccination for 18-44 age group in seven districts. CM Yogi Adityanath launching the programme from Avantibai Hospital in Lucknow. He said people above 18 years are..

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We receive 1500-2000 calls everyday for oxygen: Varanasi plant manager [Video]

We receive 1500-2000 calls everyday for oxygen: Varanasi plant manager

Amid the second wave of pandemic, demand of oxygen cylinders have increased across country. In order to ensure seamless and unhindered supply of medical oxygen to the hospitals in Varanasi, staff at..

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Devotees offer prayers at Varanasi temple on 'Ram Navami' [Video]

Devotees offer prayers at Varanasi temple on 'Ram Navami'

'Ram Navami' is being celebrated across the country on April 21. Devotees visited Varanasi temple on the occasion. They were seen performing 'puja' at the temple. Amid COVID scare, devotees were seen..

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Devotees offer prayers on first day of Navratri [Video]

Devotees offer prayers on first day of Navratri

Navratri, festival of goddess Durga commenced from April 13 and will end on April 22, witnessed devotees in large numbers at the temples. Morning aarti was performed at Delhi's Jhandewalan temple...

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Kashi mandir-masjid debate sparks | Court orders ASI survey | Oneindia News [Video]

Kashi mandir-masjid debate sparks | Court orders ASI survey | Oneindia News

A Varanasi court has once again raised the dormant issue of the presence of a temple under the site of a mosque in India's ancient pilgrimage town for Hindus. The court ordered the Archeological survey..

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Varanasi's wooden toys come alive after PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' mention [Video]

Varanasi's wooden toys come alive after PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' mention

The sales of wooden toys increased in Varanasi after PM Narendra Modi mentioned wooden toy industry during 'Mann Ki Baat' in September last year. These wooden toys are getting makeover to keep up with..

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‘Kumbh Mela also takes place in Varanasi’: Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat [Video]

‘Kumbh Mela also takes place in Varanasi’: Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has made another factually incorrect statement. Speaking at an event in Haridwar, Rawat said that Kumbh Mela is also held in Varanasi. He was defending the..

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'Kumbh Mela' also takes place in Banaras: Uttarakhand CM sparks another controversy [Video]

'Kumbh Mela' also takes place in Banaras: Uttarakhand CM sparks another controversy

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has once again sparked controversy when he said Maha Kumbh Mela is also organised in Banaras. Speaking on the ongoing Mahakumbh Mela in Haridwar, state..

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‘Didi accepting her defeat…’: PM Modi responds to TMC’s Varanasi challenge [Video]

‘Didi accepting her defeat…’: PM Modi responds to TMC’s Varanasi challenge

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for branding BJP leaders as "outsiders". Referring to some TMC leaders' claim that Banerjee might contest..

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Can you tolerate 'Har Har Mahadev'?: PM Modi to CM Mamata on 'contesting from Varanasi' [Video]

Can you tolerate 'Har Har Mahadev'?: PM Modi to CM Mamata on 'contesting from Varanasi'

With yet another jibe, Prime Minister in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas asked how Chief Minister Mamata is going to tolerate 'Har Har Mahadev' slogans in Varansi, where she is "planning to contest..

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COVID surge: Large number of devotees attended 'Ganga Aarti' in Varanasi [Video]

COVID surge: Large number of devotees attended 'Ganga Aarti' in Varanasi

Large numbers of devotees attended the 'Ganga Aarti' in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi on April 02 amid COVID-19 cases spike in the state. Scores of people at the ghats were seen flouting social distancing..

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Trinamool ignites buzz about Mamata vs Modi in Varanasi. What it means [Video]

Trinamool ignites buzz about Mamata vs Modi in Varanasi. What it means

As Mamata Banerjee faces a tough battle in the ongoing Bengal polls, her party has now thrown a challenge to PM Modi for the 2024 Lok Sabha election. Responding to PM Modi’s jibe about Mamata..

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People celebrate Holika Dahan with full festive spirit [Video]

People celebrate Holika Dahan with full festive spirit

People celebrated Holika Dahan with full festive vehemence across country on March 28. Locals in Lucknow smeared 'gulal' over each other and celebrated the pious festival. Holika Dahan marks the..

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UP Lockdown: Lucknow, Varanasi and several other cities under 'curfew' from today - check rules here

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President Kovind arrives at Varanasi on three-day visit

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RSS now pushes for debate on Kashi, Mathura temples

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Priyanka Gandhi visits Ravidas temple in Varanasi

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SC dismisses sacked BSF jawan's plea challenging PM Modi's election from Varanasi

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