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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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PM Modi interacts with COVID-19 vaccine beneficiaries, vaccinators in Varanasi [Video]

PM Modi interacts with COVID-19 vaccine beneficiaries, vaccinators in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with beneficiaries and vaccinators of COVID-19 vaccination drive in Varanasi, via video conferencing. PM Modi said, "The biggest vaccination program in the world..

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Amid chilly winters, parts of UP witness foggy morning [Video]

Amid chilly winters, parts of UP witness foggy morning

A dense layer of fog enveloped Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh on January 17. It led to very low visibility at various locations. Locals were seen keeping themselves warm near the bonfire amid chilly..

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Devotees take holy dip on occasion of 'Makar Sankranti' [Video]

Devotees take holy dip on occasion of 'Makar Sankranti'

Devotees performed rituals in West Bengal's Kolkata on the auspicious occasion of Makar Sankranti. They took holy dip in Hoogly River on January 14. On the other side, devotees also took holy dip in..

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Icy winds, fog affect normal lives in parts of UP [Video]

Icy winds, fog affect normal lives in parts of UP

The temperature has dipped in Uttar Pradesh. The foggy mornings and icy winds affected lives in Kanpur. Locals were seen using bonfire to keep themselves warm. According to India Meteorological..

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3rd phase of COVID-19 vaccine dry run begins in UP [Video]

3rd phase of COVID-19 vaccine dry run begins in UP

The third phase of COVID-19 vaccine dry run began in Uttar Pradesh on Janaury 11. The beneficiaries reached to health centres in Lucknow. The objective of dry run is to gear up the country for roll-out..

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'India ready to save humanity with 2 vaccines': PM Modi on Covid, self-reliance [Video]

'India ready to save humanity with 2 vaccines': PM Modi on Covid, self-reliance

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India is ready to protect humanity with two 'Made in India' Covid-19 vaccines. He added that India was continuing to play its role as the 'world's pharmacy'. The prime..

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Devotees offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi [Video]

Devotees offer prayers at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi

Devotees rushed to seek blessing at Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi on the first day of year 2021. However, social distancing norms were flouted at the location.

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Watch: Priests perform 'Ganga Aarti' on first day of New Year at Assi Ghat in Varanasi [Video]

Watch: Priests perform 'Ganga Aarti' on first day of New Year at Assi Ghat in Varanasi

Auspicious 'Ganga Aarti' was held at the Assi Ghat in Varanasi as the country welcomed the New Year, 2021. Country awaits a better year as 2020 was quiet a tough owing to the COVID crisis. The..

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Christmas 2020: How India is celebrating Xmas amid pandemic | Watch [Video]

Christmas 2020: How India is celebrating Xmas amid pandemic | Watch

Christmas celebrations in full swing across several cities in India. Churches were decorated to celebrate the festival. People were seen celebrating the Christian festival. People are celebrating..

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'Atulya Ganga' yatra reaches Varanasi's Assi Ghat [Video]

'Atulya Ganga' yatra reaches Varanasi's Assi Ghat

'Atulya Ganga' yatra on December 20 reached Assi Ghat in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi. Veterans from the armed forces have come together with government, non-government and individual organisations and..

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Dense fog engulfs in cities of Uttar Pradesh [Video]

Dense fog engulfs in cities of Uttar Pradesh

Dense fog enveloped Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh on December 20. It led to low visibility at the railway station area. Fog delayed train services at the Varanasi railway station leaving passengers..

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Varanasi farmers show their support to new farm laws [Video]

Varanasi farmers show their support to new farm laws

In the ongoing farmers protest against the new farm laws, farmers of Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi came forward in support of the farm laws. They are hopeful that new reforms will be beneficial for them...

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Watch: PM Modi watches sound and light show at Sarnath Archaeological site [Video]

Watch: PM Modi watches sound and light show at Sarnath Archaeological site

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Sarnath Archaeological Site in Varanasi on Monday evening. The prime minister was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. PM Modi watched..

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NHSRCL to conduct aerial survey to finalise bullet train DPR

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Those who have duped farmers for decades now misleading them: PM Modi in Varanasi


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Ayodhya, Sabarimala, Varanasi glow on eve of Kartik Purnima

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PM Modi to visit Varanasi today, inaugurate six-lane Varanasi-Prayagraj Highway

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PM Modi to inaugurate newly widened Varanasi-Prayagraj Highway on Nov 30

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

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the plea of sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav who had sought annulment of 2019 Varanasi Lok Sabha elections claiming that his nomination papers were illegally..
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Canada to return statue stolen 100 yrs ago to Kashi


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PM Modi pays tribute to Rani Lakshmibai, Indira Gandhi on birth anniversary

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PM Modi inaugurates, lays foundation stone of development projects for Varanasi

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PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate several projects in Varanasi today

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SC defers after Diwali vacation plea against election of PM Modi from Varanasi


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Priyanka Gandhi writes to UP CM about problems faced by Varanasi weavers


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Mathura, Kashi claims worry Sunni waqf panel


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Income Tax raids in Patna, Sasaram and Varanasi; Rs 1.25 crore seized

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RSS unlikely to take up Kashi, Mathura shrines


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Varanasi's 'Dom Raja' Jagdish Chaudhary passes away, PM Modi expresses deep sorrow

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PM Narendra Modi expresses deep sorrow over death of Varanasi's 'Dom Raja'

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'Nepali' youth seen getting tonsured turns out to be Varanasi local; cops say he received Rs 1000 for viral clip

Varanasi Police has arrested six individuals in connection with the incident.
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Habits like spitting in open need to be junked: PM Modi

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PM applauds role of people of Varanasi in helping needy during Covid crisis

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attacks PM Modi, CM Yogi over plight of Varanasi weavers

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Jamiat moves SC, opposes petition to scrap law on shrines

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SC adjourns hearing on plea by sacked BSF Jawan whose nomination against Modi got rejected

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97 new coronavirus cases reported in UP; total mounts to 2,742

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Coronavirus lockdown: Varanasi sends 4 tons of vegetable to UK

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Varanasi women lend helping hand to migrant workers, villagers


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Parts of 15 UP districts to be sealed off as number of coronavirus cases rise

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PM warns of tough action against those misbehaving with frontline staff, asks people to cooperate with administration

PM Modi on Wednesday warned of tough action against those misbehaving with people on the frontline of the fight against coronaviruses like doctors and airline crew and sought the cooperation of..
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Coronavirus: Return of 64,000 from abroad forced lockdown

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

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Covid-19: Ganga aarti at Haridwar, Kashi closed to public

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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

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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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