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Varanasi: Metropolis in Uttar Pradesh, India
Varanasi, also known as Benares, Banaras, or Kashi, 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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Parts of 15 UP districts to be sealed off as number of coronavirus cases rise

The 15 districts are Agra, Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar (GB Nagar), Kanpur, Varanasi, Shamli, Meerut, Bareilly, Bulandshahr, Basti, Firozabad, Saharanpur, Maharajganj and Sitapur.
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PM warns of tough action against those misbehaving with frontline staff, asks people to cooperate with administration

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Coronavirus: Return of 64,000 from abroad forced lockdown

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold an interaction on coronavirus with the people of his constituency Varanasi on Wednesday through a videoconference at 5 pm.
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PM Modi to interact with citizens of Varanasi via video conferencing today


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Spreading rumours, stopping newspaper distribution will invite action: Varanasi admin

The district administration in Varanasi on Tuesday said that legal action would be taken against those who spread the rumour that coronavirus can be spread through newspapers and disrupt their..
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Lockdown in 15 UP districts till Wednesday

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has announced that 15 districts in Uttar Pradesh would be under lockdown in the first phase till Wednesday. ​​The districts where the lockdown has been enforced in..
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Coronavirus outbreak: Mantras, rumours get three arrested across country

Aid growing coronavirus scare, authorities have started cracking the whip on rumour mongers across the country, from Kishtwar to Kanpur and Kashi to Narsinghpur. At Kishtwar in J&K, police on Thursday..
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Covid-19: Ganga aarti at Haridwar, Kashi closed to public

The famous Ganga aarti of Varanasi, which is a prime attraction for domestic and foreign tourists, will now be conducted by just one priest, and without any public participation, with the Varanasi..
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Coronavirus scare: Not just humans, even Gods wear masks in Varanasi temple

The priest also urged people to not touch the idols to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
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PM Modi meets rickshaw-puller Mangal Kewat in Varanasi

During his one-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on February 16, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Mangal Kewat, the rickshaw puller who had invited the PM to his daughter's wedding. The..
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PM launches, lays foundation of 50 projects worth Rs.1,254 crore

PM Modi on Sunday laid foundation of 50 projects worth Rs 1,254 crore in his Lok Sabha constituency. He also flagged off the IRCTC's 'Maha Kaal Express' through video link during his day-long visit to..
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil a 63-feet tall statue of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya in Varanasi later today. The 'pancha loha' statue is the tallest statue of the leader in the country. Over 200..
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Prime Minister on day-long visit to Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil a 63-feet tall statue of Pt Deendayal Upadhyaya in Varanasi later today. The 'pancha loha' statue is the tallest statue of the leader in the country. Over 200..
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PM Modi to launch over 30 projects in Varanasi on Sunday


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PM to inaugurate 'Kashi Ek Roop Anek' exhibition in Varanasi


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PM to visit Varanasi on Feb 16, inaugurate various projects


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Modi to flag off IRCTC's 3rd train Kashi Mahakal Express

According to the Railway Ministry, the Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corp's (IRCTC) Kashi Mahakal Express will be inaugurated on February 16 from Varanasi and it will start its commercial run from..
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Priyanka offers prayers at Ravidas temple in Varanasi, says his teachings are need of the hour

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday said 14th century saint Ravidas dreamt of a society where there is no discrimination on the basis of caste and religion, and everyone should work towards..
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PM's constituency Varanasi among 20 best performing Smart Cities to guide 'laggard' ones

The union housing and urban affairs ministry has paired up 20 best performing cities with the 20 bottom cities and they will work as "sister cities". Ahmedabad (1st rank), Nagpur, Tiruppur, Ranchi,..
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Priyanka Gandhi reaches Varanasi to take part in Ravidas Jayanti events


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Suspected ISI agent arrested in Varanasi


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Kashi, Mathura temples not on Sangh’s agenda: RSS chief


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Will build Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar's statue in Kashi: BJP leader Tarun Vijay


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Dress code to be mandatory for entering sanctum of Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Devotees visiting the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi will now have to follow a dress code to enter the sanctum of the temple. Applicable for both men and women, the new rule makes..
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Priyanka meets anti-CAA activists in Varanasi, says govt acting against Constitution

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday visited Prime Minister's constituency to meet anti-CAA activists, continuing her campaign in Uttar Pradesh against the amended citizenship law and..
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Post-violence trauma taking toll on our minds, but spirit unbroken: JNU women students

Charukeshi Bhatt, pursuing her masters in political science from the university, feels insecure and disturbed in the wake of the violence unleased by a masked mob on the campus on Sunday. The..
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Priyanka Gandhi in Varanasi, to meet activists held during CAA protests


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NSUI defeats ABVP in Varanasi's Sanskrit University

In students' union elections in Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya in Varanasi, National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on all the four seats defeating RSS' student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi..
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Priyanka slams PM Modi over Section 144 in Varanasi on '359 days'

Taking to Twitter, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi cited a media report, "On 359 out of 365 days in the year 2019, Section 144 was imposed in Varanasi town the PM's own constituency and he has the gall..
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Priyanka Gandhi slams govt over plight of Varanasi toddler


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Tirupati trust clears proposal to construct Lord Balaji temples in J&K, Varanasi

Both the governments of Jammu & Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh gave us proposals requesting to construct Lord's temple, TTD Chairman YV Subba Reddy said.
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CAA-NRC: At Varanasi, Yogi asks officials to take strict action against rumourmongers

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to take strict action against those trying to spread rumours about the Citizenship Amendment Act and a proposed countrywide NRC. Holding a..
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200% spurt in demand for birth papers in Varanasi


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CAA protests: Internet suspended in 21 UP districts

The districts where internet has been blocked include: Lucknow, Hapur, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Meerut, Kanpur, Ferozabad, Bareilly, Saharanpur, Bijnor, Rampur, Amroha, Bahraich, Muzaffarnagar, Sambhal,..
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Anti-CAA protests: Death toll rises to 11 in UP; Sec-144 remains in place

The anti-CAA protest killed two people in Sambhal, two in Bijnor and four others in Varanasi, Bijnor, Kanpur, Agra and Meerut. A person succumbed to his injuries in Firozabad during treatment.
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Internet suspended for 45 hrs in major cities of UP; services impacted in few areas of West Bengal

Internet access over mobile phones was suspended in major towns in Uttar Pradesh, including Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Agra, Aligarh, Ghaziabad, Varanasi, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar,..
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After onions, potato prices on fire, jump 75% in Delhi

As per price monitoring cell of consumer affairs ministry, retail potato prices have increased across many cities, though the average price was at the same level of Rs 20 per kg on Wednesday as..
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With Aadhaar card as mortgage, Samajwadi Party workers set up counter in Varanasi to sell onions on loan

Onions are being sold at Rs 100/kg in various districts of Uttar Pradesh,
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'Iron Man' suit for Indian army? Varanasi youth develops suit to help soldiers in battle

A youth from Varanasi has created a suit inspired by the Iron Man franchise.
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Ganga Jal connects Kashi of India to China's Kashi


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Varanasi to bid adieu to turtle sanctuary


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MM Joshi rules out raising demand for temples in Mathura and Kashi


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No Kashi, Mathura, focus is on building Ram temple: VHP


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PM Modi asks Varanasi workers to meet neighbours to find out if they are getting benefit of welfare schemes or not

"You should reach out to five families in your neighbour and enquire from them whether they are availing benefits of the scheme of the Centre and state governments. If they are having any problem, then..
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Cleanliness drive not tokenism: PM Modi to BJP workers in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the BJP workers from his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi on Thursday that the cleanliness drive launched by his government was not limited to tokenism and was a..
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Modi to address BJP workers of Varanasi on Oct 24

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address BJP workers of Varanasi constituency on October 24, the day the result of two state assembly elections will be announced. In a tweet, Modi urged all workers to..
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PM Modi to visit Varanasi on Oct 24, interact with party workers

Taking it to Twitter, PM Modi said he will interacting with party workers in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on October 24.
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Kashi is Modi's 'Karmabhoomi': Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said Varanasi is identified by its Kashi Vishwanath Temple and the ancient city is also the 'Karmabhoomi' of Prime Minister Narendra Modi...
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New specifications ready, govt plans 40 Vande Bharat trains in next 2 years

The first commercial run of Train 18 was launched between Delhi and Varanasi after it was rechristened as Vande Bharat Express.
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For over a century, Varanasi's Marathi wadas have been cradles of nationalism


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