Thu, May 25, 2017 | updated 04:59 AM IST

Varanasi, (Uttar Pradesh), [India] May 20 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Government has appointed a special investigation team (SIT) to probe IAS officer Anurag Tiwari's death. Tiwari was found dead on the roadside in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow's Hazratganj area.

Chandigarh (Punjab)/ Mumbai (Maharashtra)/Kanpur/Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 18 (ANI): People from all walks of life today welcomed the stay on the execution of former Indian Naval officer and alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav by a Pakistan military court.

Mau (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 18 (ANI): A video has gone viral in which a Uttar Pradesh policeman is being thrashed by a Railway Police Force (RPF) jawan while jumping off a train to catch a fleeing prisoner.

Mother Ganga is again calling PM Modi!
Updated: May 17, 2017 18:02 IST

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India] May 17 (ANI): The Ganga in Varanasi is again calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi to change his slogan from Clean Ganga to Save Ganga.

Colombo [Sri Lanka], May12 (ANI) : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced direct flight between Colombo and Varanasi, saying it will enable Buddhists and Hindus from both sides to visit important pilgrim sites in both the countries.

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], May 10 (ANI): Proving yet again that India has its 'unity in diversity', Muslim women in Varanasi were seen reciting Hanuman Chalisa ahead of the Supreme Court's hearing of the batch of pleas filed to end triple talaq.

Kochi (Kerala) [India] May 8 (ANI): The Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to not only express concern about the plight of 'Muslim Sisters' but also about widows of his Parliamentary Constituency, Varanasi.

New Delhi [India], May 4 (ANI): It was only recently that actress Deepika Padukone was seen performing Ganga Aarti on the banks of the Holy river in Varanasi alongside her mother Ujjala Padukone.

New Delhi [India], May 4 (ANI): The first poster of Kangana Ranaut's much-awaited film 'Manikarnika' has been revealed.

UP, Bihar needs substantial improvement: Naidu
Updated: May 04, 2017 18:50 IST

New Delhi [India], May 4 (ANI): Union Minister for Urban Development M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday while announcing the results of the Swachh Survekshan 2017 survey said Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Punjab and Kerala need to substantially step up efforts to improve sanitation standards in urban areas.

Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas to be observed today
Updated: May 02, 2017 02:12 IST

New Delhi [India], May 2 (ANI): National Mission on Clean Ganga (NMCG) will be observing Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas on Tuesday at 12 locations, namely- Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Bhagalpur, Sahibganj, Kolkata, Raj Ghat (Hardoi), Bithoor, Srinagar ( Uttarakhand), Vidhur Kuti (Bijnor) and Devprayag.

Congress leader Bachcha Pathak passes away
Updated: Apr 23, 2017 22:43 IST

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Former Uttar Pradesh minister and senior Congress leader Bachcha Pathak passed away on Sunday after prolonged illness.

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Apr 4 (ANI): With all hopes resting on Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh Government's decision to waive off the farmers' loans, the farming community on Tuesday expressed the dire need to do the same.

New Delhi/Varanasi [India], Mar 29 (ANI): After the recent violence in Budgam that witnessed incidents of stone pelting, in which three civilians were killed and 60 security personnel were injured, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday said that the grand old party never politicises any issue related to national security.

New Delhi [India], Mar 29 (ANI): G-20 Framework Working Group (FWG) in its third meeting at Varanasi held discussions over the state of the global economy as well asG-20 agenda on inclusive growth and reports on strong, sustainable and balanced growth and G-20 enhanced structural reform agenda among others.

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 26 (ANI): The third G-20 Framework Working Group (FWG) Meeting under the G-20 German Presidency is being co-hosted by Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Varanasi on March 28 and 29.

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), Mar. 24 (ANI): The women in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency Varanasi today are staging a protest demonstration against the Uttar Pradesh Government demanding that liquor shops be closed in the city in tune with the decision to shutdown illegal slaughterhouses.

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar.7 (ANI): Casting aside allegations that he was present at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's road show in Varanasi, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice-chancellor G.C. Tripathi on Tuesday said that he was being targetted because of the position he holds and added that some people are 'maligning' the image of the office.

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 7 (ANI): Ahead of the seventh phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday thanked the people of Varanasi for their support given to the Samajwadi Party's road show and added that it was this response that forced the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to conduct more such shows.

New Delhi [India] Mar. 7 (ANI): Lashing out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah for stating that the revelation made by Pakistan's former national security advisor Mahmud Ali Durrani on the Mumbai 26/11 terror attack was a result of the Centre's diplomacy, the Congress on Tuesday said that taking credit for such a development especially during the time of elections is purely shocking.

Onboard [India], Mar. 6 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's massive campaign in his constituency Varanasi garnered criticism from the opposing leaders who called it an 'act of desperation' and highly 'unbecoming of the Prime Minister of the nation'.

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 6 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused the Samajwadi Party of criminalising Uttar Pradesh, citing they had turned police stations into their party offices.

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Mar. 6 (ANI): After visiting the Gadhwa Ghat Ashram in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday headed to Ramnagar where he paid floral tribute to former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri.

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 6 (ANI): Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his grand roadshows in Varanasi, the Samajwadi Party on Monday said the victory of Chief Minister Akhilesh Minister lies in the fact that the Prime Minister of the country had to relegate himself to campaign for votes in every small part of the city.

PM Modi visits Gadhwa Ghat Ashram, offer prayers
Updated: Mar 06, 2017 12:28 IST

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Mar. 6 (ANI): A day after his grand road show in Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited the Gadhwa Ghat Ashram here, where he offered prayers and fed cows.

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 6 (ANI): Ahead of the seventh phase of the assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party on Monday targetted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his grand road shows in Varanasi and quipped that the victory of Chief Minister Akhilesh Minister lies in the fact that the Prime Minister of the country has relegated himself to campaign for votes in every small part of the city.

New Delhi [India], Mar. 6 (ANI): Asserting its stand on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his grand road show in Varanasi, the Congress on Sunday stated that attempts were being made to cover up the issue.

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at the Communist Party of India (Marxist) saying its government in West Bengal destroyed the state with all the social evils overpowering it.

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 5 (ANI): With an intention of pinching the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched a verbal attack, saying the Congress, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) believe in 'kuch ka saath kuch ka vikas.'

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 5 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Sunday wrote to the Election Commission (EC) demanding an investigation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's roadshow held in Varanasi yesterday.