Varanasi

  • 100 days of Modi government: A ground report from Varanasi September 3, 2014

    As the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days, we checked what has changed for Varanasi, his constituency. Our correspondent Priyanka Dube reports from the ground. ...
  • What best describes PM Modi's 100 days in power? September 3, 2014

    As the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in office, CNN-IBN takes views from across the country over the Modi government's 100 days. ...
  • 100 days of Modi government: Several plans to revamp Varanasi but no changes yet September 3, 2014

    Varanasi: As the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in office, his constituency Varanasi is getting ready for a facelift. With proposals for AIIMS, ring road, new flyovers, Ganga cleaning, Varanasi is in for a drastic change. "Rs 1000 crore ring road scheme has been approved, 5-6 flyovers have been sanctioned,"...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories September 1, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi's plan to turn Varanasi into a 'smart city': Will the Kyoto model work? September 1, 2014

    Varanasi: During his visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed a deal with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to convert Varanasi into a 'smart heritage city' on the Kyoto model, in line with his vision of building 100 smart cities in India. Interestingly, there are a few similarities between...
  • Modi seeks Japan's help for 'inclusive vision' on first big trip August 31, 2014

    Tokyo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan on Saturday seeking to capitalise on his affinity with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to strengthen security and business ties on his first major foreign visit since his landslide election victory in May. Modi is one of only three people that Abe follows on...
  • PM Narendra Modi's day out in Japan, visits ancient temples, briefed on Kyoto development model August 31, 2014

    Kyoto: On day two of his visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a presentation from Kyoto Mayor Daisaka Kadokawa on how the ancient tradition of Japan's cultural capital has been preserved while building it into a modern city. During the over 40-minute presentation, Mayor Kadokawa explained how Kyoto was...
  • India, Japan sign MoU to develop Varanasi into a 'smart city' like Kyoto August 30, 2014

    Kyoto: India and Japan on Saturday signed an agreement to develop the age-old Varanasi city using the experience of Kyoto, the 'smart city' of Japan, in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe. Varanasi, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi represents in the Lok Sabha, will...
  • National Award-winning actress Seema Biswas to make her debut on television with 'Maha Kumbh' August 27, 2014

    Kochi: Bollywood actress Seema Biswas, who rose to fame with her compelling performance in Shekhar Kapur's 'Bandit Queen', will soon make her television debut with 'Maha Kumbh'. Confirming her foray into the small screen, Seema told reporters here that it was a new medium for her which was basically a...
  • Odisha: Over 3 lakh affected due to floods, government deploys medical teams August 12, 2014

    Cuttack: Declaring that miseries of people in flood-hit areas have compounded due to water receding slowly from villages, the Odisha government on Monday deployed medical teams to conduct a disinfection sweep and provide relief to the areas. Sources in the government said that nearly 3 lakh people have been isolated...
  • Varanasi boat capsize: 5 more bodies recovered, 7 missing August 7, 2014

    The bodies of five more persons were fished out of the Ganga river while a search was on to trace the seven others who had gone missing after a boat capsized in the river near Shooltankeshwar area. A total of 12 bodies have been recovered so far since the boat carrying over 42...
  • Boat caprizes in the Ganga in Varanasi, 2 dead, 16 missing August 6, 2014

    Varanasi: Two people have died and 16 were still missing after a boat capsized in the Ganga river near Varanasi on Tuesday. At least 22 people were rescued on Tuesday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed condolences over the boat capsize incident. Rescue operations are being conducted by the NDRF....
  • Clean up India: River Ganga dying a slow death in Varanasi August 6, 2014

    In the run up to Independence day, CNN-IBN has begun a special initiative to clean up India. It is a project in which you can be involved by sharing your experiences of how there is a complete lack of civic sense across the country. Here's a look at the Ganga...
  • Government working to provide visa-on-arrival facility at Varanasi, Bodh Gaya airports, says Naik August 2, 2014

    The government is working to provide visa-on-arrival facility for tourists arriving from European and western countries at Varanasi and Bodh Gaya airports, Union Minister Shripad Naik said on Saturday. The Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture said this at the inauguration of the 17th convention of Tourist Guides Federation...
  • Watch: Saving the Ganga July 19, 2014

    CNN-IBN travels from the mountain tops to the planes where the might river Ganga flows to find out who are the people trying to save this mighty river from getting anymore polluted. ...
  • Vaidik-Saeed meet: Case filed against Vaidik in Varanasi court on sedition charge July 16, 2014

    Varanasi: Yoga guru Ramdev's aide Ved Pratap Vaidik is in trouble over his meeting with the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. A case has been filed against Vaidik in Chief Judicial Magistrate court in Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh on sedition charges. The court will hear...
  • 145 kgs explosives found in a car in PM's Lok Sabha constituency June 14, 2014

    Varanasi: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday found large amount of explosives in a car in Varanasi during a search operations. Police sources say almost 145 kg Ammonium Nitrate was recovered from the car. The car was coming from Allahabad and was stopped at a toll gate outside the...
  • BJP MLA ends fast as Akhilesh Yadav assures uninterrupted power supply in Varanasi June 2, 2014

    BJP MLA Shyam Deo Roy Chaudhary, who was on an indefinite fast demanding 24-hour power supply in Varanasi, ended his fast on the seventh day on Monday after being assured by UP CM Akhilesh Yadav to provide round-the-clock power supply to the temple city. "In a 30-minute talk, the CM agreed...
  • PM Narendra Modi to retain the Varanasi seat, vacate the Vadodara seat June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who contested on the Varanasi seat as well as the Vadodara seat in the Lok Sabha elections has decided to retain the Varanasi seat and vacate the seat from his home state of Gujarat. Modi had won both the seats with a thumping majority. He...
  • NDA taking false credit for developing Varanasi ghats, claims Om Prakash Singh May 28, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday claimed that the newly-formed NDA government was taking false credit for sanctioning Rs 18 crore for the development of Varanasi Ghats as the fund has already been sanctioned by the UPA-II government. "Nearly Rs 18 crore which is claimed of being sanctioned by the newly-formed NDA...
  • Watch: Varanasi hopes for power, clean Ganga from Modi June 14, 2014

    The residents of Varanasi spoke to CNN-IBN on Monday and expressed what they wanted from their candidate Narendra Modi. ...
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  • LS win not a mere five-year contract: Modi tells Varanasi May 17, 2014

    A huge swarm of BJP supporters and city-dwellers greeted Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi on his visit here on Saturday evening and cheered him as his cavalcade moved from the airport to the Kashi Vishwanath temple and the historic Dashaswamedh Ghat on the banks of the Ganga. Accompanied by party president Rajnath...
  • Verdict 2014: Narendra Modi visits Varanasi after BJP's landslide victory May 17, 2014

    India's next Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Varanasi on Saturday to a rousing welcome, a day after storming to power with a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections. The BJP leader arrived at Varanasi's Babatpur airport with party chief Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah, the architect of saffron...
  • After BJP sweeps polls, Modi receives rousing welcome in Delhi, Varanasi May 18, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after storming to power with a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections, India's next Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Varanasi on Saturday to a rousing welcome. The BJP leader arrived at Varanasi's Babatpur airport with party chief Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah, the architect...
  • Watch: Preparations on in full swing for Modi's visit to Varanasi May 17, 2014

    Ahead of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's visit to the temple town of Varanasi, security has been hiked. Preparations are on in full swing at the ghaat where Modi will perform the Ganga aarti on Saturday evening. ...
  • Delhi, Varanasi set for Modi's grand welcome, victory roadshows today May 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party's overwhelming victory, the party's and the country's soon to be Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Delhi on Saturday. The BJP has planned a grand welcome for Modi in the national capital. Modi is expected to land at the Indira...
  • Punjab results a good beginning for AAP: Kejriwal May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal was humble in defeat. His Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had a poor showing in Delhi, which it had won in December, and was completely routed out in Varanasi, where Kejriwal trailed rival Narendra Modi by a huge margin of over two lakh votes. The AAP, however,...
  • India will get a stable government under Modi: RSS May 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday hailed the victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying that India will now get the much-awaited stable government. "The country will get a stable government. A phase of change is about to begin," Bhaiiyaji...
  • Peaceful morning at ghats in Varanasi ahead of results May 16, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Priyanka Dube visits the city of Varanasi where BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi fought elections. Standing at the ghats in the temple town, she brings all the live actions just before the numbers start coming in. ...