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SC transfers Gyanvapi Masjid case to Varanasi district court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the transfer of the civil suit related to the Gyanvapi Masjid in Varanasi to the Varanasi district court. “Having regards to the complexities involved in civil suit and the sensitivity, we are of the view that the suit before the Judge, Varanasi, should be tried before a...

Gyanvapi Masjid survey report submitted; SC asks Varanasi court not to pass order

Varanasi: The Supreme Court has instructed the Varanasi court hearing the Gyanvapi Masjid case not to pass any order on Thursday as it will hear a petition related to the matter on Friday. The report of the three-day videography of Gyanvapi Masjid, which was concluded on Monday, has been submitted to the Varanasi court. However,...

Gyanvapi Masjid row: Shivling found in well, Varanasi court orders area to be sealed

Varanasi: The videography of the Gyanvapi Masjid in Varanasi was completed on Monday, the third day since it was started. According to lawyers, a ‘Shivling’ was found in the well at the mosque. The Varanasi court has ordered the district magistrate to seal the area where the Shivling was found and prohibit entry of any...

Videography of Gyanvapi Masjid begins amid heavy police deployment

Varanasi: Videography inside the Gyanvapi Masjid complex in Varanasi began on Saturday amid heavy police deployment in the area. According to Varanasi police commissioner A Satish Ganesh, the process was conducted peacefully and would continue on Sunday. He was quoted by ANI as saying, “The entire process is going on quite smoothly. It’s the court’s...

Gyanvapi Masjid-Gauri temple case: Petitioner to withdraw plea for darshan at temple in mosque complex

Varanasi: One of the petitioners in the now-famous Gyanvapi Masjid and Sringar Gauri temple case has decided to withdraw the plea seeking permisison to offer regular prayers at the temple inside the mosque complex. There are five petitioners in the case. Jitendra Singh Bisen, chief of the Vishwa Vedic Sanatan Sangh and uncle of petitioner...

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Kashi Vishwanath Dham in Varanasi, showers petals on labourers

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the ambitious Kashi Vishwanath corridor in Varanasi on Monday. The corridor surrounds the Kashi Vishwanath temple near Dashashwamedh Ghat. Earlier in the day, he took a dip in the Ganga and prayed at the Kaal Bhairav temple in Kashi before heading for the inauguration. Crowds came out on the...

‘UP’s Covid management unprecedented’: PM Modi heaps praises on Yogi govt

Varanasi: The Supreme Court may have issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh government for allowing Kanwar yatra amid the looming threat of a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. But, the state government has earned praises from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  On a visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Thursday morning, Modi...

Varanasi court orders ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque next to Kashi Vishwanath Temple

A Varanasi court has directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to carry out a physical survey of the city’s Gyanvapi Mosque that is located next to the famous Kashi Vishwanath Temple. The direction from the court came in response to a three-decade-old petition. The petitioner, advocate VS Rastogi, had contended that Mughal emperor Aurangzeb...

4 arrested in UP for putting PM Modi’s office on sale on OLX

In a bizarre incident, four people in Uttar Pradesh have been arrested for putting up Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi office for sale on an online platform. Notably, PM Modi has been elected to the Lok Sabha from the Varanasi constituency. He is representing the constituency since 2014. The police said the accused had taken...

PM Modi again justifies new farm laws in Varanasi as farmers’ protest enters 5th day

At a time when the Centre is struggling to put an end to the massive protests launched by the farmers against the Centre’s newly enacted farm laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday once again tried to justify the need for the new farm laws. He was speaking at an event in his constituency Varanasi....

2 found dead in Shramik Train from Mumbai that reached Varanasi today

Two people were found dead in a train that arrived from Mumbai in Varanasi on Wednesday. The Shramik Special train that arrived at Manduadih station in Varanasi had 1500 passengers on board. Officials said the bodies were found after all other passengers had alighted from the train. One of those found dead was a disabled...