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Nimrat Kaur looks breathtaking beautiful in Rs 45k mint silk Banarasi lehenga(Instagram/ekayabanaras/nimratofficial)

Nimrat Kaur looks breathtaking beautiful in Rs 45k mint silk lehenga, flaunts Banarasi craft

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 12:24 PM IST
The Lunchbox actor Nimrat Kaur’s throwback pictures in a handwoven mint silk lehenga have become the apple of fashionistas’ eyes this wedding season and we too can’t stop drooling over the Banarasi Kadwa craft that the Rs 45k ensemble from Ekaya Banaras sports
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Representational image.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Representational image.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Uttar Pradesh: Air quality monitoring stations set up at 15 places in Varanasi

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, Varanasi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 09:45 AM IST
A team of experts maintains the data and if any datum does not confirm to the standards, the information is immediately sent to higher authorities
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Aditi Rao offers refreshing festive inspo in red organza silk saree(Instagram/sanamratansi/kishandasjewellery)
Aditi Rao offers refreshing festive inspo in red organza silk saree(Instagram/sanamratansi/kishandasjewellery)

Aditi Rao Hydari in red organza silk saree is our fashion hero of the week for refreshing festive inspo

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 04:42 PM IST
Aditi Rao Hydari brushes aside winter gloom with her smart and sophisticated fashion inspo in a red organza silk saree featuring zardozi embroidery. Making a head-turning statement, the diva redefined timeless beauty this festive and wedding season and we can’t help but take fashion cues | Check ravishing pictures inside
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Karachi. For some, the repository offers glimpses of cities they will likely never visit. For others, it is a reminder that borders often separate people who were once one.(Lawaiza Zahid Hussain)
Karachi. For some, the repository offers glimpses of cities they will likely never visit. For others, it is a reminder that borders often separate people who were once one.(Lawaiza Zahid Hussain)

Check out a virtual pandemic-era travelogue focused on South Asia

By Dipanjan Sinha | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 05:41 AM IST
The Daak Vaak repository on Instagram is crowdsourced, with people sending in photographs of cities they love and miss.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses farmers at the 'Kisan Kalyan' event in Raisen (Madhya Pradesh) through video conferencing, in New Delhi on Friday.(ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses farmers at the 'Kisan Kalyan' event in Raisen (Madhya Pradesh) through video conferencing, in New Delhi on Friday.(ANI)

PM Modi’s Varanasi office listed on OLX for ‘sale’; 4 arrested

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 05:09 PM IST
The accused had taken a picture of the “Jansampark Kaaryalay (public relations office)” of Modi, who represents Varanasi in the Lok Sabha, and put it “up for sale” on OLX website.
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People show their ink marked fingers after casting their votes for the MLC elections in Varanasi.(ANI)
People show their ink marked fingers after casting their votes for the MLC elections in Varanasi.(ANI)

UP MLC polls heat up as aggressive BJP goes all out

By Manish Chandra Pandey | Lucknow, Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 12:42 PM IST
Of the 11 MLC seats —six teachers’ and five graduates’, the BJP contested nine and backed an independent for the teachers’ quota seat in Gorakhpur.
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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor playing the guitar at his place in Varanasi while working at Hotel Varanasi Ashok
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor playing the guitar at his place in Varanasi while working at Hotel Varanasi Ashok

“I wanted to reach the top of my cooking game before I turned 30,” says chef Sanjeev Kapoor

By Veenu Singh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 07:59 AM IST
The celebrity chef takes a walk down memory lane as he discusses his hopes, dreams and fashion sense when he was 22
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While the BJP managed to end the decades-long dominance of eight-time MLC Om Prakash Sharma in Meerut, it finished in the third place in Varanasi where Samajwadi Party’s Lal Bihari Yadav won.(File photo for representation)
While the BJP managed to end the decades-long dominance of eight-time MLC Om Prakash Sharma in Meerut, it finished in the third place in Varanasi where Samajwadi Party’s Lal Bihari Yadav won.(File photo for representation)

BJP wins three MLC seats in UP, loses Varanasi to SP candidate

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 04:10 AM IST
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party won three of the six Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council seats for which results were announced on Friday.
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Assistant returning officer Navneet Singh Chahal handing over the certificate of victory to newly elected MLC Lal Bihari Yadav in Varanasi on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
Assistant returning officer Navneet Singh Chahal handing over the certificate of victory to newly elected MLC Lal Bihari Yadav in Varanasi on Friday.(HT PHOTO)

SP wrests teachers’ seat from BJP in legislative council poll in Varanasi

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Varanasi
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 05:33 PM IST
Samajwadi Party candidate Lal Bihari Yadav won the Varanasi division teachers’ seat defeating Dr Pramod Kumar Mishra of the Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh (Om Prakash Sharma group) and pushing incumbent MLC Chetnarayan Singh of the BJP to the third place
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The image shows PM Modi watching the light and sound show.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
The image shows PM Modi watching the light and sound show.(Twitter/@narendramodi)

PM Modi shares clip of enjoying light and sound show in Varanasi. Watch

By Srimoyee Chowdhury
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 01:06 PM IST
A video shared on PM Modi’s official Twitter handle shows him enjoying the light and sound show.
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The Prime Minister also offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple along with chief minister Yogi Adityanath on the occasion of Dev Deepawali(ANI)
The Prime Minister also offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple along with chief minister Yogi Adityanath on the occasion of Dev Deepawali(ANI)

‘For some heritage means their family’s name’: PM Modi’s veiled jibe at Congress

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 10:23 PM IST
While talking about legacy and inheritance, PM Modi said for him the country’s heritage rests only in its culture and values, unlike many others in this country, who value family above all
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The Prime Minister also talked about the ancient idol of Goddess Annapurna, stolen from a temple in Varanasi and smuggled out of the country in 1913, which will be brought back to India from Canada.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)
The Prime Minister also talked about the ancient idol of Goddess Annapurna, stolen from a temple in Varanasi and smuggled out of the country in 1913, which will be brought back to India from Canada.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)

India giving befitting reply to anti-national forces, PM Modi says in Varanasi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 07:17 PM IST
The Prime Minister lit a lamp at Raj Ghat in Varanasi during the Dev Deepawali, a festival celebrated on the full moon of the Hindu month of Kartik 15 days after Diwali.
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PM Modi was addressing his first public engagement in Khajuri where he dedicated to the nation the widened Handia (Prayagraj)-Rajatalab (Varanasi) section of National Highway 19.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)
PM Modi was addressing his first public engagement in Khajuri where he dedicated to the nation the widened Handia (Prayagraj)-Rajatalab (Varanasi) section of National Highway 19.(Photo: BJP4India/ Twitter)

Doubts being spread against farm reforms, this has become a new trend: PM Modi in Varanasi

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 04:24 PM IST
PM Modi’s remarks on farmers and country’s agricultural policies comes amid a stir by thousands of farmers who are protesting the recently cleared three farm legislations by the Parliament.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a public gathering at Khajuri in Varanasi on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing a public gathering at Khajuri in Varanasi on Monday.(ANI Photo)

In Varanasi, PM Modi hails work done by Yogi govt, says UP now known as ‘Express Pradesh’

By Sudhir Kumar | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Varanasi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 06:16 PM IST
Shortly after landing at Babatpur airport, PM Modi reached Khajuri for his first public engagement where he dedicated to the nation the widened Handia (Prayagraj)-Rajatalab (Varanasi) section of National Highway 19.
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PM Narendra Modi (File Photo/ANI)
PM Narendra Modi (File Photo/ANI)

Ancient idol of Goddess Annapurna to be brought back to India from Canada: PM Modi

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, Varanasi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:32 AM IST
PM Modi made this announcement on Sunday in his monthly radio address Mann Ki Baat. The announcement came a day before PM’s visit to his Lok Sabha constituency, Varanasi, for the Dev Deepawali celebrations.
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Apart from the Sarnath visit, Modi will launch the Varanasi-Prayagraj highway project and participate in Deepotsav celebrations at the ghat (bank) of river Ganga.(PTI file photo)
Apart from the Sarnath visit, Modi will launch the Varanasi-Prayagraj highway project and participate in Deepotsav celebrations at the ghat (bank) of river Ganga.(PTI file photo)

Metal detectors, dog squads: Security beefed up in Sarnath ahead of PM Modi’s visit

By HT Correspondent| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, Varanasi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:53 AM IST
Located 10 kilometres northeast of Varanasi, Sarnath is a holy Buddhist site where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon. The deer park is where he first taught the Dharma.
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Security personnel take stock of the venue ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on the occasion of Dev Deepawali, in Varanasi on Sunday.(PTI File Photo)
Security personnel take stock of the venue ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on the occasion of Dev Deepawali, in Varanasi on Sunday.(PTI File Photo)

PM Modi to visit Varanasi today, will inaugurate Varanasi-Prayagraj highway project

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 08:23 AM IST
The Prime Minister will also attend Dev Deepawali, a festival of light and fervour in Varanasi celebrated on every Poornima of the Kartik month.
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Rehearsal of light and laser show along the banks of the Ganga river, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Varanasi.(PTI)
Rehearsal of light and laser show along the banks of the Ganga river, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Varanasi.(PTI)

PM Modi to visit Varanasi tomorrow, will take part in Dev Deepawali

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2020 06:14 PM IST
The 73-Km stretch of the newly widened and six-laned NH19, made with a total outlay of Rs 2,447 crore, is expected to reduce the travel time between Prayagraj and Varanasi by one hour.
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The appointments had been made keeping 2022 UP assembly elections in mind, BJP leaders said.(REUTERS FILE)
The appointments had been made keeping 2022 UP assembly elections in mind, BJP leaders said.(REUTERS FILE)

2022 UP polls in mind, BJP gives Sunil Bansal two deputies from RSS

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 01:17 PM IST
After its success in the recent UP bypolls, the BJP has now set its sights on winning the graduate and teachers’ constituency elections. Polling for these elections which the BJP is actively contesting for the first time, would take place on December 1.
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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath reviews preparations for Dev Deepawali celebrations on Friday, ahead of the two-day visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath reviews preparations for Dev Deepawali celebrations on Friday, ahead of the two-day visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)

Adityanath reviews Dev Deepawali preparations

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Varanasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 11:20 AM IST
Adityanath also inspected the venue in Khajuri village, where Modi will address around 10,000 Bharatiya Janata Party workers.
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The special wover cloth for PM Modi also bears a leaf of the ‘Bodhivriksha’.(HT Photo)
The special wover cloth for PM Modi also bears a leaf of the ‘Bodhivriksha’.(HT Photo)

Kashi craftsman weaves special ‘Angvastram’ for PM Modi with Buddhist mantra

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Varanasi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 06:43 PM IST
The craftsman, Bachche Lal Maurya, a resident of Chhahi village in Varanasi wishes that chief minister Yogi Adityanath gifts the ‘Angavastram’ to the Prime Minister during his visit to Varanasi on November 30.
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Representational Image.
Representational Image.

Varanasi’s smart surveillance system: 3,000 cameras to keep watch over city

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Smriti Sinha | Hindustan Times, Varanasi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 10:22 AM IST
Facial recognition cameras, installed at various locations, will be connected to the Kashi Integrated Command Control Centre, now functional near the Varanasi Nagar Nigam
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday “nipped in the bud” a petition challenging the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a member of Parliament from the Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh(PTI)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday “nipped in the bud” a petition challenging the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a member of Parliament from the Varanasi constituency in Uttar Pradesh(PTI)

Supreme Court dismisses plea challenging PM Modi’s election from Varanasi

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 09:13 AM IST
The petition was moved by sacked constable of the Border Security Force Tej Bahadur whose nomination as a candidate from the Varanasi seat was rejected by the returning of
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PM Narendra Modi (File Photo/ANI)
PM Narendra Modi (File Photo/ANI)

Supreme Court rejects dismissed BSF jawan’s petition challenging PM Modi’s election from Varanasi

By Abraham Thomas | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 01:34 PM IST
A three-judge bench comprising CJI SA Bobde and Justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian noted that Tej Bahadur Yadav’s petition challenging PM’s election was rightly dismissed by the Allahabad High Court.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s last visit to his constituency Varanasi was eight months ago.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s last visit to his constituency Varanasi was eight months ago.(PTI FILE PHOTO)

PM Modi likely to attend Dev Deepawali celebrations in Varanasi on Nov 30

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Varanasi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 24, 2020 08:54 AM IST
It will be the first time when Modi would be in the temple town on the occasion of Dev Deepawali
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The Supreme Court will pronounce its judgment on Tuesday on a petition filed by sacked BSF soldier Tej Bahadur challenging the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Varanasi parliamentary seat in May 2019(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court will pronounce its judgment on Tuesday on a petition filed by sacked BSF soldier Tej Bahadur challenging the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Varanasi parliamentary seat in May 2019(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

SC verdict on plea against PM Modi’s election today

By Abraham Thomas | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 07:26 AM IST
The matter was heard by a bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, and comprising justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian. The petition got registered in Supreme Court in March 2020 and was listed on two occasions -- May 22 and November 4
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The statue is part of the University of Regina’s collection at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.(Don Hall/University of Regina)
The statue is part of the University of Regina’s collection at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.(Don Hall/University of Regina)

Canada to return statue of Hindu goddess stolen over 100 years ago from India

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 02:15 PM IST
A Canadian university will soon return to India a unique statue of Hindu goddess Annapoorna that was stolen from a shrine in Varanasi over a century ago and found its way to the varsity’s art gallery.
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Banaras Hindu University (BHU).(IANS)
Banaras Hindu University (BHU).(IANS)

BHU to reopen from November 23 in phased manner

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Varanasi
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2020 11:55 AM IST
In the first phase, the final year students of PhD programmes of science streams will be permitted to visit their respective departments/labs for research work.
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Sacked Border Security Force (BSF) soldier Tej Bahadur had challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election from the Varanasi parliamentary seat.(ANI File Photo)
Sacked Border Security Force (BSF) soldier Tej Bahadur had challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election from the Varanasi parliamentary seat.(ANI File Photo)

Supreme Court reserves order on plea challenging PM Modi’s election to Varanasi seat

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 18, 2020 02:50 PM IST
Sacked Border Security Force (BSF) soldier Tej Bahadur had approached the top court after Allahabad High Court rejected his petition on December 6, 2019, on the ground that he was neither a candidate nor an elector of Varanasi to challenge the election of the Prime Minister.
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Dev Deepawali is considered to be a festival of the deities, who are believed to descend on the holy ghats of the Ganges on the auspicious occasion of Kartik Purnima.(AFP)
Dev Deepawali is considered to be a festival of the deities, who are believed to descend on the holy ghats of the Ganges on the auspicious occasion of Kartik Purnima.(AFP)

After Ayodhya spectacle, Varanasi readies for Dev Deepawali

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Varanasi
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 11:40 AM IST
People associated with the tourism industry believe that if the government granted visas then foreign guests would come in huge numbers for the Dev Deepawali, creating a big wave in the tourism industry.
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