Wednesday, 5 October, 2022

Topic: Varanasi

Varanasi, 2014: Why I’d said, before the secular dip, hold your nose

When a thug wanted for murder joins the fight against communalism, a firebrand secular isn’t pleased they threw eggs at his rudraksh.

Assets worth Rs 2.5 cr, DU arts degree, plot in Gandhinagar: What Modi’s affidavit declares

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking a re-election from Varanasi, had disclosed assets worth Rs 1.65 crore in 2014.

Here’s how PM Narendra Modi performed as Varanasi MP

As Narendra Modi files his nomination from Varanasi amid much pomp and show, ThePrint looks at his performance as MP and the state of his constituency.

Modi’s show of strength with allies: Is BJP ready to be more accommodative if voted back?

Narendra Modi filed his nomination from Varanasi Friday after a grand roadshow and in the presence of NDA allies

Naïve to assume Narendra Modi’s Varanasi roadshow is meant to win a single seat

The Varanasi roadshow has added heft to every BJP candidate’s campaign in his/her constituency.

Why Priyanka Gandhi must take Modi head-on in Varanasi

Priyanka Gandhi will not win, but at least it will look like there’s an opposition in the country.

Delhi govt’s ‘laziness’ not helping city’s pollution problem, report

A Delhi-based environment body claimed that the govt machinery has been reactive rather than pro-active, and also noted that Varanasi's situation was deteriorating.

Bhim Army chief’s Varanasi bid a ‘BJP conspiracy’ to divide Dalit votes, says Mayawati

The war of words between Mayawati and Chandrashekhar has intensified since he referred to her as ‘bua’ following his release from jail last year.

Elections are like a picnic for Gandhis, says BJP as Priyanka takes boat ride in UP

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra began a 3-day campaign in UP, during which she will travel 100 km on the river Ganga from Allahabad to Varanasi.

On Camera


File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.


IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.