Varanasi, also known as Benares, Banaras, or Kashi, is a city on the banks of the river Ganga in the 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, which connects it to Kolkata, Kanpur, Agra, and Delhi, and is served by Varanasi Junction railway station and Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport.
During her three-day visit, Priyanka will cover a distance of 100-km by boat in Ganga from Allahabad to Varanasi -- the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hopping from one.. DNA - Published
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's scheduled boat ride from Allahabad to Varanasi will start from Monday. She is now scheduled to land in Lucknow on Sunday morning, where she will meet former MLAs.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Bhim Army, which has been trying to mobilise Dalits in Uttar Pradesh, also told PTI that it will field a candidate against Union minister Smriti Irani and "wherever there's a need of a strong.. DNA - Published
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Friday addressed a rally with BSP founder Kanshi Ram's sister and announced that he will contest the Lok Sabha elections against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from.. IndiaTimes - Published