Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: Varanasi

PM Modi to flag off Delhi-Varanasi Train 18 this week, tickets to cost Rs 1,850

The Vande Bharat Express, or Train 18, will be flagged off on 15 February. Executive class tickets to cost Rs 3,520

Gadkari promises ‘flying buses’ to connect Varanasi to Allahabad

Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari announced plans to develop waterways in the Saryu river, and said these would allow travel to Bangladesh via Varanasi.

As PM Modi’s Varanasi celebrates Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, its heritage is being razed

Thousands of NRIs gathered in Varanasi to celebrate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, but the city's heritage buildings are biting the dust.

Arvind Kejriwal to skip Lok Sabha polls, AAP to field another candidate in Varanasi

AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that the party chief will not contest the upcoming polls as he wants to provide special focus to his state. 

Modi wants open defecation-free India but his own adopted village paints a dirty picture

Rural Development Ministry data shows Modi's village Nagepur in Varanasi is not open defecation-free, scores zero out of three.

To secure own turf, Modi holds three-day meetings with BJP workers in Varanasi

Party sources say it's not about winning the seat but the victory margin, which should remain as significant as 2014 when Modi beat Kejriwal.

HoaXposed: Image of a Shanghai bridge is being shared as bridge in Varanasi on Facebook, Twitter

FB post claims Modi govt has built a new bridge in Varanasi, using a photo of Nanpu bridge in Shanghai. A Facebook post has claimed...

On national highways alone, UP has 226 distressed bridges that need attention

The UP government wants a regional version of IBMS system to take stock of all the bridges in the state, and then figure out what to do with them.

Last Laughs: Surprising turn of events in Karnataka and the ‘real Congress boss’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Plugged-In: The race for the chair is still on in Karnataka & contempt plea likely in Babri case

Single largest party BJP falls short of majority in Karnataka, Congress and JD(S) come together: The BJP emerged as the single largest party in...

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Priyanka and Sonia Gandhi at a Congress rally in Amethi in June 1991. It was at this rally that Sonia fired the first salvo at the P.V. Narasimha Rao government of going slow on the probe into Rajiv Gandhi's assassination | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Sonia Gandhi still doesn’t get that meaning of power has changed in India

Sonia Gandhi’s sin is thinking that any Congress leader would prefer president post over CM chair.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


File image of Lieutenant General Anil Chauhan Twitter@adgpi

Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.