Varanasi

  • 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. ...
  • 2014 Elections live: May 18 May 18, 2014

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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. ...
  • Varanasi gears up for poll results with giant LCD screens, sweets May 15, 2014

    Varanasi, which is where Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal are contesting from, is preparing for the D-Day. Watch what BJP leader Nalin Kohli has to say about it. ...
  • On counting day, Modi will meet mother, address rallies, perform Ganga 'aarti' May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Even before results have been declared, Narendra Modi, predicted by exit polls to be India's next Prime Minister, has a jam-packed schedule for the next two days. In the first half of Friday, when votes will be counted, Modi is scheduled to visit his mother in Gandhinagar to seek...
  • Watch: What future are Varanasi residents hoping for May 15, 2014

    Exit polls are giving Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi a thumbs up. CNN-IBN's Priyanka Dube finds out what the common man in Varanasi, from where Modi is contesting, thinks. "This time we will have Narendra Modi as our PM. We have seen other parties, now BJP should...
  • Watch: What Varanasi astrologers are predicting for Modi May 15, 2014

    While numerical projections are coming ahead of the verdict, there are many others who are doing some crystal ball gazing. Astrologers in Varanasi told CNN-IBN's Priyanka Dube what the stars hold for BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • Lok Sabha Election Live Blog: May 15 May 15, 2014

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  • Lok Sabha Election Live Blog: May 14 May 14, 2014

    According to sources, the Modi-led government could be sworn in by May 20 if NDA gets a clear majority....
  • Modi vs Kejriwal vs Rahul: Can Google play kingmaker this Lok Sabha election? May 13, 2014

    The high-decibel election campaign to elect the prime minister of the world's largest democracy came to an end on Monday. While the Election Commission battles allegations and counter-allegations over how 'fair' these elections were, it turns out that there is an external threat to these polls. According to a US...
  • Record voting in Varanasi for the epic Lok Sabha battle May 12, 2014

    Varanasi: People in Varanasi on Monday came out in record high numbers to vote in one of the most bitterly fought electoral battle in which BJP leader Narendra Modi is pitted against AAP's Arvind Kejriwal and Congress' Ajay Rai, with the day throwing up fresh controversies. The temple town...
  • Varanasi: They stood in queue only to find their votes had been cast May 12, 2014

    It's a problem that has been prevalent in these elections. Fake voters or names missing from the voters' list. CNN IBN's Shreya Dhoundial caught up with some Varanasi residents who faced the problem. ...
  • Modi wave limited to some places, BJP won't form government: RJD May 12, 2014

    Raghuvansh Prasad of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has said that the Bharatiya Janata Party will not form the government. "They will never form a government. There might be a small wave in some places but he won't be able to win with majority and other parties will not unite...
  • Modi is the hero of this election: Murli Manohar Joshi May 12, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party veteran Murli Manohar Joshi has said that the party's PM nominee Narendra Modi is way ahead in Varanasi as compared to his rivals Arvind Kejriwal of the AAP and Ajay Rai of the Congress. He also said that there have been some lapses on party of the...
  • Watch: On last day of polls, Modi sends out a video appeal to voters May 12, 2014

    As 41 constituencies in 3 states voted in the last phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Monday, May 12, BJP PM nominee and Varanasi candidate Narendra Modi sent out a video message to voters to go out and vote. "Today is the day of polls in Varanasi. At the...
  • Watch: Varanasi voter faints waiting in the heat to vote, complains May 12, 2014

    Some voters in Varanasi are complaining that the voting process is very slow. They say that it is becoming a struggle for them to stand in queue in the scorching sun. ...
  • LS elections: Varanasi votes for next PM May 12, 2014

    Some of the voters in the temple town of Varanasi say their vote is for the next Prime Minister rather than their representative to the Lok Sabha. ...