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Over three lakh Diyas lit on bank of Saryu River, India Nov 06th, 2018

Over three lakh Diyas lit on bank of Saryu River, IndiaA new world record was set in the holy city of Ayodhya on the eve of Diwali Tuesday 2018 with over three lakh 'diyas' or earthen lamps lit up simultaneously on the banks of the Saryu river, officials said. Rishi Nath, official adjudicator of the Guinness World Records, made the announcement that the record was created at the Deepotsav event on the ghats here. "A total of 3,01,152 diyas were lit up simultaneously for a period of five minutes, which is a new record," Nath said in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook. Read More....

Statue of unity to put Kevadiya on Global Tourism Map Nov 01st, 2018

Statue of Sardar Patel , Narmada Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Wednesday that the 182 metre world’s tallest statue - ‘Statue of Unity’- packed a potential to catapult Narmada district on to the global tourism map. The region, he said, is replete with indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants and the delicacies made from locally produced rice are sure to be hit among the visitors. Plants like khati bhindi (an okra variety) that has tremendous healing properties are grown in this forest area. He also said that delicacies like Una Manda, Thokla Manda made from locally grown rice are sure to be hit among the visitors, he said Read More....

Making Sangam city beautiful ahead of Kumbh Oct 27th, 2018

Ardh Kumbh mela Allahabad At a time when various walls, crossings and buildings of the city are being given a new look under the ongoing project of ‘paint my city’, the trans-Yamuna area of Naini is not lagging behind. Apart from various walls and buildings of the area, the long walls of Naini central jail and the shabby-looking main building of Naini station is now wearing a new eye-catching look.

Among these, the long span of outer wall of the Naini Central Jail (station road) is attracting the attention of every passerby. The vibrant paintings on this wall forces every commuter to stop and take a glimpse of the artistic strokes of the brush made by the expert painters. Read More....


Allahabad will now be known as Prayagraj Oct 16, 2018

Allahabad new name as Prayagraj Allahabad has been formally renamed Prayagraj after the UP cabinet put its seal on the decision on Tuesday. Government spokesperson and MP from Allahabad West, Sidharth Nath Singh announced that 'Prayagraj' would be used to promote Indian culture on an international scale and also for promotion of Kumbh, scheduled to start in January 2019. "I had personally taken up the matter with the governor a few months back and other people, too, had expressed their desire to have the name of Allahabad reverted to its original Read More....


Rajinikant Wraps up Film shoot in Varanasi Oct 25th, 2018

Rajinikant Make in Movies in Varanasi After wrapping up the Varanasi leg of the f the Tamil film ' Petta', superstar Rajinikanth went for darshan at Kaal Bhairav temple on Saturday morning. "Ever since Rajini sir was told about the tradition of paying obeisance to the deity by whoever visits the city, he was really keen to go for darshan to the Kaal Bhairav temple," said a member of the production team. "So before heading back home, he went to the temple, stayed there for a while and offered prayers," he added.

"During his nearly 20-day stay in Varanasi, Rajini sir enjoyed a lot of Banarasi delicacies also. While shooting at Ramnagar, during the refreshment break, lassi which he really liked. He also relished the Banarasi mithais and the What really impressed him about the city was the cooperation of the people that made the shooting go on smoothly," adds the source.


Construct Buddha Temple at Ayodhya, India Oct 22nd, 2018

Lord Buddha Temple in Ayodhya Adding a twist to the Ram Temple potboiler, BJP's Bahraich MP Savitri Bai Phule, who has been critical of her own party and government since long now, said on Sunday that a temple of Gautam Buddha should be constructed on the disputed site in as various statues excavated from the spot and academic research showed that the latter had close association with the place.

Phule's remarks came two days after CM Yogi Adityanath asked his supporters to start preparing for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya . Talking to reporters in Allahabad , Phule said, "We demand the construction of a grand temple of Lord Gautam Buddha at the disputed site as statues of Buddha recovered during excavation and academic research show that the place is associated with Buddhism. Buddhism is the only religion which does not discriminate on the basis of caste and class." Read More....


Carpet business to reach global heights: PM Narendra Modi Oct 22nd, 2018

Carpet Business in Varanasi The Indian carpet industry will capture 50% of the export market of the world in two years, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi, adding that the industry should try to take the export value from the existing Rs 9,000 crore to Rs 25,000 crore by 2022 .

Modi was addressing the inauguration of the four-day India Carpet Expo in Varanasi on Sunday via a video link. However, he said, "It worries us that the next generation of weavers and artisans is not interested in continuing their traditional art and occupation. We should encourage and patronize skilled weavers and their coming generations to keep the art alive to maintain dominance in the market."

All development works related to Kumbh to be completed before 30 Nov 2018 Oct 16th, 2018

Kumbh Mela Tour in Allahabad UP CM Yogi Adityanath , who had taken charge of the preparations for the Kumbh Mela , stayed for two days in Allahabad and reviewed development work and also met the saints. The UP CM said that he has "fixed the deadline of November 30 to fulfill the development related works for Kumbh". It was learnt that after completion of 443 works at a cost of around Rs 15,000 crore, they will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi in the first week of December. An invitation has been sent to the prime minister for this speaking to the media in Allahabad, the CM said that Mela will give a message of 'New India', which is conceptualized by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said that Kumbh Mela is the largest religious and spiritual event in the country and the world.

The CM said that this time the message of cleanliness, harmony and prosperity of India from Kumbh Mela will be carried out throughout the country and the world. The CM said that the previous deadline for completing development works was November 15 but now it has been extended to November 30. The CM said that arrangements for worshiping people in ancient Veni Madhava Mandir, Bharadwaj Ashram, Akshay vat and Saraswati Koop are being arranged. Yogi said that a museum connected with the tradition of Prayagraj would also be made.


Allahabad will now be known as Prayagraj Oct 16th, 2018

Allahabad new name as Prayagraj Allahabad has been formally renamed Prayagraj after the UP cabinet put its seal on the decision on Tuesday. Government spokesperson and MP from Allahabad West, Sidharth Nath Singh announced that 'Prayagraj' would be used to promote Indian culture on an international scale and also for promotion of Kumbh, scheduled to start in January 2019. "I had personally taken up the matter with the governor a few months back and other people, too, had expressed their desire to have the name of Allahabad reverted to its original Read More....


Rajinikant Visited Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi Oct 13th, 2018

Rajinikanth Visited Kashi Vishwanath Temple Superstar Rajinikanth , who is currently shooting for Tamil film 'Petta' in and around Varanasi, took time off for darshan at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple on Tuesday evening. The thalaiva, along with actress Trisha Krishnan, reached the temple around 7 pm and attended the Saptrishi aarti .Dressed in his characteristic white kurta, the actor stayed for nearly an hour and witnessed the entire aarti. Later, he was given a rudraksha mala along with prasad by the temple authorities who were also really delighted to have the superstar amidst them. Read More....


Last Rites of unborn girls performed in Varanasi Oct 03rd, 2018

Last Rites of unborn girls performed in Varanasi For the peace of souls of those unborn girls who were killed in their mothers’ womb, the rituals of last rites were performed on the bank of holy Ganga at Dashashwamedh ghat in Kashi on Wednesday. A social organisation–Aagman organises this event annually on the occasion of Matri Navami in Pitri Paksha to discourage female foeticide in the society.The pind daan of 5000 female children whose lives were seized before coming to this world was performed as per Vedic tradition amid chanting of mantras by a group of five priests. Read More....

Transgender perform Pind Daan in Varanasi Oct 02nd, 2018

Trans Ggender Pind Daan Amid chants of mantras, the kinnar (transgender) people, led by Mahamandaleshwar of Kinnar Akhada Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi performed ‘pind daan’ (last rites) of their ancestors during Pitri Paksha at Pishach Mochan Kund .Kinnars from various places including New Delhi, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Ujjain, West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh assembled at the mythological pond to perform the rituals. “We have been performing the rituals for last two years for the peace of departed souls,” said Tripathi. Read More....

Kashi airport to begin 24-hr operations from Sept 28th, 2018 Oct 02, 2018

Kashi airport to begin 24-hr operations LBS (Lal Bahadur Shastri) International Airport in Varanasi will start round-the-clock operations in view of the demand for operating more flights and night parking facilities by some airlines. Presently, the country has about 20 such airports. LBS International Airport director Anil Kumar Rai said, “We have received Airport Authority of India (AAI) nod to operate the airport round-the-clock. Presently, the airport is being operated from 7.30 am to 9.30 pm only, Read More....

LGBT Marriage and Parentings Rights Sept 07th, 2018

LGBT Marriage and Parentings Rights LGBT community won its battle to decriminalise homosexuality. But the victory will gather real meaning only when they secure the right to marriage, inheritance, guardianship and adoption, say lawyers and activists .The LGBTQ community welcomed the verdict that also said the society cannot dictate a sexual relationship between consenting adults .Many cut cakes and waved the rainbow flag which has come to be associated with the gay pride movement and is often used during marches held by the community. Read More....

LGBT Rainbow Flag closet celebrations SC Verdict Sept 06th, 2018

Trans Ggender Pind Daan The LGBT or the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in India cheered yesterday's Supreme Court verdict that ended controversial British-era Section 377 and decriminalized consensual gay sex. In a win for the gay rights activists, who have been fighting for their rights since decades, this was a "rainbow moment" in India's history. Rainbow flags swirled the skies after the landmark verdict. The word rainbow is often associated with the gay community and rainbow flag, Read More....