Thursday, 7 July, 2022

Topic: Varanasi

Ghaziabad court gives death sentence to 2006 Varanasi blasts convict Waliullah

Waliullah is alleged to have been linked to Bangladeshi terrorist outfit -- Harkat-ul-jehad Al Islami.

Terrorist Waliullah Khan held guilty in two cases of 2008 serial bomb blasts of Varanasi

Ghaziabad (UP): Sixteen years after serial bomb blasts rocked the holy city of Varanasi, terrorist Waliullah was held guilty by a Ghaziabad court in...

Order VII, Rule 11 — Code of civil procedure that will decide if Gyanvapi plea even stands  

A Varanasi court is hearing an application against a 2021 suit seeking right to worship ‘Hindu deities’ in mosque complex. A look at the law under which the suit has been challenged.

LPG prices, jobs, Assam floods — Varanasi Muslims say Gyanvapi row a ‘bogey’ to distract

Many Hindu and Muslim traders and workers in Varanasi want media and leaders to stop fuelling furore over Gyanvapi mosque and focus on ‘real’ issues rather than ‘mandir-masjid’.

Lakshmi, Sita, Rekha, Manju, Rakhi — meet the 5 women at the centre of Gyanvapi petition

Five women include a housewife married to a VHP member, a beautician, an RSS worker and an 'untraceable' person. Four of them tell ThePrint what inspired them to file the petition.

Aibak, Akbar, Aurangzeb—the Gyanvapi divide & why a controversial mosque has a Sanskrit name

Though the temple and mosque abut each other, their entry and exits differ. Their history is as complex as the ‘sacred landscape’ that is Varanasi.

Forget Gyanvapi for a moment, Varanasi needs justice for a recent carnage: 2006 IM bombings

The real victim of the Varanasi bombing investigation has been the idea of justice. It's more lethal than any bombs the Indian Mujahideen planted.

SC orders protection of Gyanvapi area where ‘Shivling’ was found, removes namaz curbs

SC’s order comes a day after Varanasi civil court directed district administration to seal off the area where a Shivling was reportedly discovered in Gyanvapi mosque complex.

Varanasi court removes head of survey commission over ‘media leaks’ in Gyanvapi Mosque case

The court also gave two days' time to the commission to submit the videography survey report of the Gyanvapi Masjid complex. Two other commissioners will continue in their position.

Gyanvapi mosque survey: ‘Shivling’ found, claims petitioner; Varanasi court seals area

Court ordered survey of mosque after petitioners sought permission to worship daily at a temple they claim to be inside the complex.

On Camera


Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.