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Metropolitan City in Uttar Pradesh, India

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Varanasi: Metropolitan City in Uttar Pradesh, India
Varanasi, also known as Benares, Banaras, or Kashi, is a city on the banks of the river Ganga in the Uttar Pradesh state of North 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.

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Lok Sabha polls 2019: Priyanka Gandhi begins 3-day UP visit, offers prayers at temple

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

Lean water flow delays Priyanka's Ganga boat ride

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

Will contest against PM Modi in Varanasi: Bhim Army chief

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

At rally attended by Kanshi Ram's sister, Bhim Army chief says will fight against Modi in Varanasi

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

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Will contest against PM Modi in Varanasi, says Bhim Army chief after meeting Priyanka Gandhi

"I am afraid that a weaker candidate should not contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, by defeating whom he easily walks into the Lok Sabha. I will not let the murderer of my Muslim, Dalit and..
DNA - Published

Not 33, we've reserved 41% for women: Mamata Banerjee

EC decision suits me, will campaign in Varanasi
DNA - Published

Trinamool Congress gives 40% of its tickets to women

TMC leader Mamata Banerjee said BJP was her main opponent as she declared her willingness to campaign against the party in PM Narendra Modi’s constituency, Varanasi, “if invited by Mayawati or..
IndiaTimes - Published

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