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'Tirangi burfi', the sweet weapon of Quit India Movement, to get GI tag

Made of cashew and pistachio, Tirangi burfi, as the name suggests, comes in green, saffron and white colours of the national flag.

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 8:20 pm

Banarasi Sarees Shopping Places: - Explore these places to buy Banarasi Sarees

Women have a different attachment to sarees. No matter how many western dresses are present in her wardrobe when it comes to wearing or buying a saree, she becomes overjoyed. Generally, there are many different types of sarees available in the market, which are worn on different occasions. But if we talk about a very royal and elegant saree, then the name of Banarasi saree is taken in it. Banarasi saree is one of the best sarees in India, famous for its gold and silver brocade or zari, fine silk and beautiful embroidery. Depending on its design, a Banarasi saree can cost anywhere from thousands to lakhs. Generally, women like to wear a red-coloured Banarasi saree on any wedding function or auspicious occasion. You will find Banarasi sarees in many places. But if you want to buy the best Banarasi saree of good quality then you can explore some special places. So today in this article we are telling you about some such places- Raw Mango Founded by Sanjay Garg, Raw Mango is one of the finest labels for brides with its traditional silhouette created by weavers from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal and Varanasi. Here, you will find different colour combinations of Banarasi sarees and lehengas, which are ideal for weddings and festive occasions. You can buy Raw Mango Label Banarasi saris from the Lodhi Colony showroom in Delhi or shop online. Kalanjali Kalanjali is known for its exclusive collection of Indian handicrafts, traditional sarees and handloom materials. In Kalanjali you will get a chance to buy the very best Banarasi sarees. It is a retail chain having 5 showrooms. They have its offices in two states in South India Andhra Pradesh and Telangana . If you want, you can shop for Banarasi chiffon, Banarasi silk and Banarasi georgette sarees by visiting their official website. Tilfi Banaras Tilfi Banaras brings directly to you the beauty and cultural wisdom of Varanasi's age-old craftsmanship. Tilfi brand means pure Banarasi handloom. Here you will find an excellent range of Banarasi silk sarees with heavy brocade work making it even more spectacular. You can buy it online or visit their showroom located on Mahmoorganj Road, Varanasi. Cut weaves Founded by Ruchika Modi, Katan Weaves presents some of the most beautiful silk sarees in Banaras. Ruchika'sspeciality is giving a contemporary twist to traditional weaving. So, if you are looking to buy some Banarasi sarees for your bridal wear, then Katan Weaves is the perfect place for you to shop. Her store is located in New Friends Colony, Delhi. Once you visit there, you will find a lot to explore. Faiz-e-Noor At Faiz-e-Noor, you will not only find Banarasi sarees in vibrant colours but also many other Banarasi outfits. Established in 2016, by SimranWadhera and Harjit Kaur Narang, this store should be at the top of your list for wedding shopping. If you want to top your look with ethnic and vintage Banarasi sarees, then you must visit here. Image Credit- amazon DISCLAIMER Your skin and body are different just like you. We endeavour to bring you accurate, safe and expertly verified information through our articles and social media handles but still consult your doctor before trying any home remedy, hack or fitness tip.

Kalam Times 9 Aug 2022 8:15 pm

UP: Dalit teenager beaten to death on suspicious of theft

A 14-year-old Dalit boy was brutally beaten by upper-caste Hindu men in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. According to a complaint lodged by the deceaseds father, Pappu Ram, it said, My son Vijay Kumar Gautam had gone to a shop a few days ago where the owner Guddu Singh along with his friends Pakru Singh, Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 9 Aug 2022 2:28 pm

HIV Cases On The Rise In India: 3 Preventive Measures You Must Take

14 people in Varanasi have tested positive for HIV after getting a tattoo from a local parlor. Know how this disease spreads and how you can prevent it.

The HealthSite 9 Aug 2022 2:00 pm

Varanasi: Women protest against local BJP leader over illegal construction in society

Varanasi: Women protest against local BJP leader over illegal construction in society

India Today 9 Aug 2022 10:38 am

Trend of over 5L footfall at KVD continues on last Shravan Somwar

The trend of over 5 lakh kanwariyas and pilgrims visiting the Kashi Vishwanath Dham set on the first Monday of Shravan month continued even on last Somvar. Even on the eve of last Monday of Shravan, on Sunday, over 2.50 lakh devotees thronged the Kashi Vishwanath temple.

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 8:36 am

Hindu outfit leader arrested on way to Shringar Gauri, KVT

Arun Pathak, the head of a fringe saffron outfit Vishwa Hindu Sena (VHS), was arrested and sent to jail by the Bhelupur police on Monday when he was heading towards Kashi Vishwanath Temple to offer jalabhishek and offer prayer at Shringar Gauri's idol in Gyanvapi mosque compound.

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 8:36 am

Har Ghar Tiranga: 1.11L tricolours sold by Kashi post offices

The post offices of Varanasi region have so far sold 1.11 lakh tricolour flags under the Har Ghar Tiranga campaign to commemorate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. Even on Sunday, people reached the post offices to buy the tricolours for hoisting at their homes and workplaces.

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 8:36 am

BJPs contribution max in increasing OBCs share in active politics: Swatantradev Singh

Referring victory of Jagdeep Dhankhar in Vice-President election, UP Jal Shakti minister Swatantradev Singh said that Bharatiya Janata Party has maximum contribution in increasing share of OBC in active politics.

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 8:36 am

Varsities to work with IRRI for farmers benefit: Shahi

UP minister for agriculture Surya Pratap Shahi visited IRRI South Asia Regional Center (ISARC) on Sunday. He was accompanied by Dr Bijender Singh, vice-chancellor and Dr AP Rao, director (Extension) of Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology (ANDUAT), Ayodhya.

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 8:35 am

Ex-BSP MP, 6 others get life term for killing constable 27 years ago

A court in Jaunpur on Monday awarded life term to former BSP MP Umakant Yadav and six other co-accused for killing a GRP constable posted at Shahganj police outpost, 27 years after the crime was committed in 1995.

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 8:35 am

Uttar Pradesh: Ex-BSP MP Umakant Yadav, 6 others get life term for killing GRP constable

Former BSP MP Umakant Yadav and six others were sentenced to life in prison by a court in UP's Jaunpur on Monday after they were convicted of shooting dead a railway constable at Shahganj police outpost 27 years ago.

The Times of India 9 Aug 2022 4:53 am

Netaji's kin detained, fourarrested ahead of controversial right-wing event in Varanasi

Police also arrested Vishwa Hindu Sena president Arun Pathak and his four associates at Assi Ghat in Varanasi's Bhelupur police station area, sources said.

The New Indian Express 8 Aug 2022 9:52 pm

Netaji's great-granddaughter Rajshree Chaudhary Bose put under house arrest

Bose was going to Varanasi to attend an event organised by the Vishwa Hindu Sena as the chief guest. The right-wing organisation's president, Arun Pathak said, we were going to Varanasi for the 'jalabhishek' at the Kashi Vishwanath temple and pay obeisance to the goddess there.

The Economic Times 8 Aug 2022 5:31 pm

For the cause of music

The Times of India 8 Aug 2022 3:19 pm

CA Raj K Agrawal has become India's 40 under 40 Brightest Business Leaders!

New Delhi [India], August 8 (ANI/SRV): Varanasi based Nationally recognized Edtech startup, Study At Home is solving the problem of millions to educate and create a Bharat which is young as well as skilled and ready to lead the World.

Business Standard 8 Aug 2022 2:40 pm

Varanasi: BJP worked for country without discrimination

Bharatiya Janata Party OBC Morchas national president and Rajya Sabha MP K Laxman said that under the Prime Minister Narendra Modis leadership Bharatiya Janata Party has been taking decisions that will give long term-benefits for socio-economic empowerment of OBC people.

The Times of India 8 Aug 2022 8:37 am

Uttar Pradesh: Banarasi handicrafts now on e-commerce portal

Bringing the products of city artisans and weavers on a global platform through e-commerce portal, the district administration Varanasi, UP government and Flipkart signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) here on Sunday.

The Times of India 8 Aug 2022 8:36 am

Court to award punishmentto jailed former MP today

Jailed former BSP MP Umakant Yadav will be awarded punishment on Monday by the court of additional sessions judge-III, which had convicted him on Saturday in the killing of a GRP constable in 1995.

The Times of India 8 Aug 2022 8:36 am

Chandauli to get centre of excellence for veggie farming

UP agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi said that Chandauli district, known as rice bowl of east UP, will soon emerge as a major vegetable and fruits production area with a centre of excellence being established here to train cultivators for vegetable farming.

The Times of India 8 Aug 2022 8:36 am

Varanasi: Court to award punishment to ex-MP Umakant Yadav today

Jailed former BSP MP Umakant Yadav will be awarded punishment on Monday by the court of additional sessions judge-III, which had convicted him on Saturday in the killing of a GRP constable in 1995.

The Times of India 8 Aug 2022 7:59 am

Uttar Pradesh: Chandauli to get centre of excellence for veggie farming

UP agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi said that Chandauli district, known as rice bowl of east UP, will soon emerge as a major vegetable and fruits production area with a centre of excellence being established here to train cultivators for vegetable farming.

The Times of India 8 Aug 2022 7:37 am

Pawan Kalyan accepts KTR's handloom challenge, nominates TDP Chief Naidu

Handlooms Earlier, KTR had accepted the challenge of his cabinet colleague V Srinivas Goud and posted pictures with handlooms. TNM Staff Images : Facebook Actor turned politician Pawan Kalyan on Sunday accepted the #MyhandloomMypride challenge of Telangana's Industry Minister KT Ramarao (KTR) to wear handloom clothes and promote the industry. The Jana Sena Party (JSP) leader took to Twitter to accept the challenge and posted his pictures in handloom clothes. He wrote that he was accepting Ram Bhai's challenge accepted... 'cause of my love & admiration for our weaver communities. Pawan Kalyan then nominated Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) leader and former minister Balineni Srinivasa Reddy and BJP MP K Laxman to post their pictures with handlooms and show their love on national handloom day. Earlier, Rama Rao had accepted the challenge of his cabinet colleague V. Srinivas Goud and posted pictures with handlooms. Srinivas Goud had nominated megastar Chiranjeevi, badminton Star P.V. Sindhu and KTR for the challenge. KTR wrote that he had been wearing handlooms every week and was actively promoting it. He nominated industrialist Anand Mahindra, former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and Pawan Kalyan for the challenge. KTR, who also holds the portfolio of state ministry of Commerce wished weavers on national handloom day, and appealed to the Government of India to review and revoke its 'unwise' decision to impose Goods and Services Tax (GST) on handlooms. This dying art needs our utmost support, he tweeted. Telangana and Andhra are states that have a large handloom industry; Telanana alone has over 40,000 handloom weavers who produce world class products. Telangana government has been demanding that the Union government waive off 5% GST on handloom products and its raw material. The handloom weavers from the state's Sircilla-Karimnagar, Jogulamba Gadwal, Pochampally are known for giving world class material for domestic and international markets, but the crisis that is fuelled by certain policies is forcing many weavers to leave their profession.

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 4:19 pm

SSLV satellites no longer usable after being placed in wrong orbit, ISRO says

Space ISRO said that a committee would analyse the failure and with the implementation of the committees recommendations, the space agency will come back soon with SSLV-D2. PTI Twitter/ISROSpaceflight The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Sunday, August 7 said that the satellites onboard its first Small Satellite Launch Vehicle are no longer usable after the SSLV-D1 placed them in an elliptical orbit instead of a circular one. The space agency said that a committee would analyse todays episode and make recommendations, and with the implementation of those recommendations ISRO will come back soon with SSLV-D2. SSLV-D1 placed the satellites into 356 km x 76 km elliptical orbit instead of 356 km circular orbit. Satellites are no longer usable. Issue is reasonably identified. Failure of a logic to identify a sensor failure and go for a salvage action caused the deviation. A committee would analyse and recommend. With the implementation of the recommendations, ISRO will come back soon with SSLV-D2. A detailed statement by Chairman, ISRO will be uploaded soon (sic), ISRO said in an update on its official Twitter handle. (1/2) SSLV-D1/EOS-02 Mission update: SSLV-D1 placed the satellites into 356 km x 76 km elliptical orbit instead of 356 km circular orbit. Satellites are no longer usable. Issue is reasonably identified. Failure of a logic to identify a sensor failure and go for a salvage action ISRO (@isro) August 7, 2022 In its first SSLV mission, the launch vehicle carried The Earth Observation Satellite EOS-02 and the co-passenger student satellite AzaadiSAT. SSLV had suffered data loss in its terminal stage, after performing as expected in all stages. AzaadiSAT contains 75 payloads built by female students from rural regions across the country who were provided guidance. The payloads are integrated by the student team of Space Kidz India. Unlike the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLV), the SSLV can carry payloads weighing up to 500 kg and deploy satellites into a 500 km low earth orbit. It uses solid fuel hydroxyl terminated polybutadiene to fire the first three stages, taking the payloads to the desired altitude. The fourth stage comprises liquid propulsion-based Velocity Trimming Module (VTM) to place the satellites into orbit. Watch this week on Let Me Explain: What the Enjoy Enjaami controversy is about

The News Minute 7 Aug 2022 4:16 pm

Surrendered BSP MP acquitted in 2019 Varanasi rape case

Alleging delay in justice, complainant had died last year after self-immolation outside the Supreme Court

Mid Day 7 Aug 2022 12:22 pm

Now, ergonomically designed loom for handloom weavers to ease work-related msculoskeletal disorders

A team of the Mechanical Engineering department (Industrial Management), IIT(BHU) Varanasi, has come up with an ergonomically designed loom for handloom weavers. This will provide more comfort to the weavers, making them less prone to work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 8:35 am

FIR against Vijay Mishra for disrupting govt work

Mirzapur police on Friday lodged an FIR against jailed muscleman politician Vijay Mishra for disrupting government work and indulging in illegal activities under the custody of police.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 8:35 am

2.15cr plots of Mukhtars wife attached

In continuation with their action against jailed mafia-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, the Ghazipur police and the district administration on Saturday attached three immovable properties worth Rs 2.15 crore belonging to Mukhtars wife Afsha Ansari.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 8:35 am

Uttar Pradesh Ratna award to Kashi prof

Senior scientist at the Centre of Experimental Medicine and Surgery, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Dr.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 8:35 am

SI suspended, 2 others face action

Commissioner of police A Satish Ganesh on Saturday ordered action against three police officials in a case of attempt to suicide by a woman on Friday.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 8:35 am

BSP MP Atul Rai gets acquitted in three-year-old rape case in Varanasi

The victim had submitted a police complaint against Rai in 2018, alleging that he had been sexually harassing her for nearly a year.

The New Indian Express 7 Aug 2022 8:28 am

BSP MP Atul Rai acquitted in rape case, but to remain in jail in Lucknow

The MP-MLA court here on Saturday acquitted BSP MP from Ghosi, Atul Rai, in the case of alleged rape of a 24-year-old woman who, along with her friend and prime witness in the case, had self-immolated in front of the Supreme Court on August 17, 2021 alleging delay in justice. Both of them died later.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 5:37 am

Uttar Pradesh: Rs 2.15 crore plots of Mukhtar's Ansari wife attached

In continuation with their action against jailed mafia-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, the Ghazipur police and the district administration on Saturday attached three immovable properties worth Rs 2.15 crore belonging to Mukhtar's wife Afsha Ansari.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 5:28 am

Uttar Pradesh: BSP MP Atul Rai acquitted in rape case, but will remain in jail

The MP-MLA court here acquitted BSP MP from Ghosi Atul Rai on Saturday for the alleged rape of a 24-year-old woman, reports Rajeev Dikshit. But Rai will remain in prison in connection with other cases.

The Times of India 7 Aug 2022 4:53 am

BSP MP Atul Rai acquitted in rape case by Varanasi court

He will remain at Naini prison in Allahabad as other cases are still pending against him

The Hindu 6 Aug 2022 11:11 pm

UP MP cleared of rape, woman had committed suicide

On May 1, 2019, the 24-year-old woman filed the complaint of rape against Atul Rai and others. She alleged that Rai took her to his flat in Varanasi, raped her, made objectionable videos and took photographs. After this, he threatened to put the videos online.

Rediff 6 Aug 2022 8:01 pm

Varanasi court acquits BSP MP in rape case filed by woman who set herself on fire before SC

On August 16 last year, the victim and her 27-year-old friend went live on Facebook narrating their ordeal and immolated themselves in front of the apex court in Delhi.

The New Indian Express 6 Aug 2022 6:01 pm

Cheap Tattoos Leave 2 HIV Positive In Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi

Cases of people contracting HIV after getting tattoos have emerged in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi, prompting warnings from authorities about cheap tattoo parlours.

NDTV 6 Aug 2022 5:28 pm

Uttar Pradesh MP Cleared Of Rape Year After Woman Set Herself On Fire

Uttar Pradesh parliamentarian Atul Rai, in jail since 2019, was today acquitted of a rape charge by a court in Varanasi. He will however not be released from prison because of other pending cases...

NDTV 6 Aug 2022 1:54 pm

Varanasi-Mumbai Vistara Flight Suffers Bird Hit During Departure, Makes Emergency Landing

Vistara's UK622 flight was heading to Mumbai on Friday, August 5, when it got hit by a bird, damaging its radome. The plane returned to Varanasi and was grounded.

The LogicaI Indian 6 Aug 2022 1:22 pm

BSP MP Atul Rai acquitted in 3-year-old rape case, supporters celebrate

Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Lok Sabha MP from Ghosi seat in Mau district of Uttar Pradesh, Atul Rai, has got a major relief from the court. BSP MP Atul Rai has been acquitted by the court in a rape case. The MP-MLA court in Varanasi pronounced the verdict on Saturday in the ongoing rape case against Atul Rai and acquitted Atul Rai. The MP-MLA court in Varanasi has acquitted accused BSP MP Atul Rai in a three-year-old rape case. As soon as the news of the court's decision came out, supporters of MP Atul Rai started celebrating, while there was a wave of happiness in the Mayawati-led BSP. Let us know that this allegation of rape against Atul Rai was made during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The trial has been going on since 2019:- The rape case against BSP MP Atul Rai had been going on since 2019. The MP-MLA court had reserved the verdict in the case after the completion of the hearing. The court has now pronounced its verdict and acquitted BSP MP Atul Rai. One more arrest made in Karnataka BJP activist murder Patra Chawl case: ED calls Sanjay Raut's wife for questioning face-to-face CWG 2022: Team India to create history! Will clash with England in semi-finals today

News Track 6 Aug 2022 12:46 pm

Four-day Kishore Kumar festival concludes in Gorakhpur

Continuing with the annual tradition, a four-day Kishore Kumar festival was organised to mark the 93rd birth anniversary of the legendary singer Kishore Kumar in Gorakhpur. The fest, held by Kishore Kumar artist welfare society commenced on August 1 and concluded late on Thursday night. During the festival, the denizens enjoyed the melodious songs of Kishore da.

The Times of India 6 Aug 2022 9:59 am

Anurag Kashyap shares when he explained the C-word to the censor Board

One of the most famous filmmakers Anurag Kashyap who is renowned for his realistic filming has recently shared an interesting incident when the director takes the dictionary to the central board to explain the real meaning of the C-word. Anurag has shared a video that explains how the word 'c*****a' is not an abusive term, though it is commonly perceived as one. Anurag wrote on Instagram Friday evening, Bahut bada sach (that is a major truth).. during the censor screening of SATYA I carried a Hindi dictionary to explain the same to the censor board that C****** is not a gaali. As soon as the post catches the eyes of people several people agree with the filmmaker and explained the real meaning of the C word. One wrote that the word means stupid, for people in Uttar Pradesh. Meaning of the C word The word is commonly used as abuse by common people. According to the dictionary shown in the video by News Laundry says that the word simply means a blockhead or dunce. The video talks about Hindi Sabdsagar, published in Varanasi, and asserts that the dictionary does not hint at the word being vulgar, or abusive. Its simply mean an idiot. Satya was one of the highest-earning film of the year based on life of a gangster from Mumbai. Directed by Ram Gopal Varma, Satya featured Manoj Bajpayee along with JD Chakravarthy, Urmila Matondkar, Aditya Shrivastava, and Paresh Rawal. Saurabh Shukla also starred in the film that he co-wrote with Anurag. Lee Jung Jae, to star in a Marvel film? Squid Game star responds to rumours 7 actors who exposed casting couch in Industry Girls Generation release bright and upbeat MV for FOREVER 1

News Track 6 Aug 2022 9:44 am

2 test positive for HIV after getting tattoos in Kashi

InDoctors at the Varanasi district hospital have come across at least two patients who have tested positive for HIV in the past two months after getting tattoos on their bodies, reports Binay Singh.

The Times of India 6 Aug 2022 9:13 am

Banaras Hindu University, IIT(BHU) ink MoU to facilitate IPR filing

The Banaras Hindu University and the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) have joined hands to facilitate IPR filing on collaborative research in science, technology, and humanities. The two institutions have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the purpose.

The Times of India 6 Aug 2022 8:41 am

Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham a money-spinner as Shri Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust sees five-fold rise in earnings

The newly developed Shri Kashi Vishwanath Dham (corridor) is proving to be a booster for pilgrimage and religious tourism in Kashi.

The Times of India 6 Aug 2022 8:40 am

50L property of Mukhtarswife Afsha attached

Initiating action under Gangster Act against jailed mafia don Mukhtar Ansaris wife Afsha Ansari, Ghazipur police attached a plot of Rs 50 lakh market value in Jafrapura area under Mohammadabad tehsil of the district on Thursday.

The Times of India 5 Aug 2022 8:38 am

Univs have big role in fight against drug abuse

Universities and educational institutions have a big role to play in the fight against drug abuse and addiction, and in safeguarding youth from social evil, said vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University Prof Sudhir Kumar Jain.

The Times of India 5 Aug 2022 8:38 am

UP: Don Brijesh Singh walks out of jail after 14 yrs

Mafia don-turned-politician Brijesh Singh was released from Varanasi Central jail on Thursday, a day after Allahabad high court granted him bail in a criminal case for alleged attack on another mafia don and former MLA Mukhtar Ansari in 2001 in Mohammadabad police station area of Ghazipur district. This was the last of the several criminal cases Brajesh Singh was facing in which the trial was yet to start.

The Times of India 5 Aug 2022 4:39 am

Missing minor traced in Varanasi

The Times of India 5 Aug 2022 4:07 am

Uttar Pradesh: Don Brijesh Singh walks out of jail after 14 years

Mafia don-turned-politician Brijesh Singh was released from Varanasi Central jail on Thursday, a day after Allahabad high court granted him bail in a criminal case for alleged attack on another mafia don and former MLA Mukhtar Ansari in 2001 in Mohammadabad police station area of Ghazipur district.

The Times of India 4 Aug 2022 10:28 pm

Nude video claimed to be mine is fake: Andhra MP Gorantla Madhav alleges conspiracy

Controversy After a video in which the MP is seen naked while on call with an unidentified woman came to light, the TDP had alleged that he abused his power and sexually harassed the woman, who seems to have screen-recorded the call. TNM Staff Gorantla Madhav, Member of Parliament representing the Hindupur constituency of Andhra Pradesh, said on August 4, Wednesday, that he has filed a complaint with the Superintendent of Police and the Cyber Crime department, claiming that the leaders of Telugu Desam Party (TDP) had morphed his face into a nude video to taint his image. The private video, which the YSRCP MP claims is morphed, shows him having a video call with an unidentified woman. The video made its way to social media and stirred up a storm with the Opposition TDP seeking his resignation. TDP leaders also alleged that the controversial MP had abused his power and sexually harassed the woman in the video, who seems to have screen-recorded the call. Addressing the media, Madhav claimed that news channel AndhraJyothy, which is seen as pro-TDP, was the first media outlet to publish the fake video. He further claimed that the channel was behind the conspiracy and threatened to file a defamation case. The MP also said that he will approach the Press Council, High Court and the Supreme Court too on the issue. The TDP is behind this conspiracy to damage my reputation and to put me in trouble. If they have any courage, they should face me directly. I will definitely take legal action against them. I have already made a complaint regarding this to the SP and the cyber crime police as well. The police should investigate this conspiracy and punish those behind it, he said, further challenging AndhraJyothy to prove that the video is genuine. If the video is proven authentic, I will behead myself, he said. To substantiate his claim that the video was fake, the MP presented to media persons a couple of his workout videos, alleging that these videos were used to create the fake video. However, when a media person pointed out that both the videos were completely different, the MP shot back: Are you a forensic expert? Countering Madhavs claims, the TDP said that he was shamelessly lying. Who works out naked, asked TDP leader Bonda Umamaheswara Rao. The TDP leader alleged that Madhav has been sexually harassing the woman, further claiming that the police-turned-politician is a known sexual offender. He has rape and attempt to murder cases against him, which is mentioned in his election affidavit, he said. Rao further stated that Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is responsible for the sickening behaviour of his partys MPs, his Cabinet colleagues, former ministers, MLAs and other YSRCP leaders. In the past too, we all have witnessed the video in which Minister Ambati Rambabu made some objectionable remarks against a woman. Mr Jagan Mohan Reddy shamelessly accommodated him in his Cabinet, the TDP leader said, adding that there is no protection for women in the state.

The News Minute 4 Aug 2022 6:59 pm

CM Yogi to Dedicate Projects Worth Rs 143 Cr to Azamgarh Today, to Later Visit Varanasi

Ahead of the CM's visit to Azamgarh, tight security arrangements have been made

News18 4 Aug 2022 12:15 pm

Dalit activist in Andhra assaulted and arrested allegedly at the behest of MLA

Crime The activist, Chevvukula Venkateswara Rao, had previously filed many complaints against MLA Rapaka Varaprasad, who represents Razole constituency in Andhra Pradesh. Balakrishna Ganeshan Activist Chevvukula Venkateswara Rao A 35-year-old Dalit activist was allegedly physically assaulted by MLA Rapaka Varaprasad, also a Dalit, his gunman and other police. Chevvukula Venkateswara Rao, a Dalit RTI activist and environmentalist from Chintalamarri village in Andhra Pradeshs BR Ambedkar Konaseema district was also arrested by the Malikipuram police. A case has been registered against him under Sections 341 (wrongful restraint), 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) of the Indian Penal Code. In the incident, which took place on Saturday, July 30, the activist suffered injuries to his eyes, nose, hands and thighs. The confrontation between Venkateswara and the MLA is reportedly said to have started over the former talking over a phone on the road. The activist however claimed that the MLA had a grudge against him for his activism, which had prevented illegal sand mining allegedly carried out by the legislator. The activist is a member of Human Rights Forum - an organisation working on human rights. According to the police, Venkateswara had parked his bike on Saturday at around 9.15 pm and was consuming alcohol on the road along with his friend. The MLA who was passing by picked a fight with them for occupying the road. Contesting the police version, the victim has alleged that the police have attempted to discredit his activism by portraying him as a drunkard. Speaking to TNM, he said, It is completely a fake case. The police have a history of framing people in such a manner. I did not drink at all. Instead of rescuing me, they filed a case against me, Venkateswara alleged. Describing the incident, the activist said that he had stopped his bike on the roadside after receiving a call. A friend who saw me parked his bike next to me and we started chatting. This is when a car stopped near us. Hurling abuses at me, the MLA got down from the car and charged at me. He immediately slapped me. As I was on the edge of the road, I fell down along with my vehicle. Then the gunman also came and beat me up. I got punched on the nose and eyes. The MLA then called up the Sub Inspector who visited the spot with ASI and beat me up with their lathis without even asking for any explanation, Venkateswara told TNM. The MLA has a grudge against me for the work I do. I have filed numerous complaints against illegal sand mining done by him and his associates. In the past, he has threatened me several times. He even gave me death threats. As nothing has worked, he has used this incident as an excuse, attacked me and filed a false complaint against me, he claimed. Following the incident, Venkateswara filed a complaint with the district Superintendent of Police, claiming threat to life from the MLA and his aides. He has also sought action against Sakhinetipalli Sub Inspector of Police Phani Kumar, Malikipuram Assistant Sub Inspector, and the MLAs aide who allegedly assaulted him.

The News Minute 4 Aug 2022 10:39 am

CM Jagan orders safety audits in all industrial units after Brandix gas leak

Gas leak The order comes after about 95 women working at an apparel factory in the Brandix SEZ were hospitalised due to a gas leak. PTI Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday, August 3, ordered a safety audit in all industrial units in the state.The order comes in the wake of the suspected gas leak in the Brandix SEZ at Atchutapuram in Anakapalli district on Tuesday, August 2, in which some 95 workers of an apparel-manufacturing unit fell sick. It was the second time in two years that the Chief Minister has ordered the audit the first one was ordered after the LG Polymers tragedy near Visakhapatnam that left 12 people dead and nearly 600 ill. The Chief Minister directed that a high-level committee be constituted to probe into the causes of the gas leak in the Brandix SEZ. Apart from establishing the cause of the leak, focus should also be on preventing such incidents in the future, he said. Besides, a safety audit should also be conducted in all industries across the state, the Chief Minister told the officials. This was the second such incident in two months, where a gas leak from a nearby chemical industry left workers in the apparel manufacturing unit sick with nausea and vomiting. On June 3, over 300 women workers of Seeds Intimate Apparel India Private Limited fell unconscious in similar circumstances but there were no deaths. On August 4, 2020, the state government ordered a special drive for full-scale inspection of all industrial units to ensure compliance with safety protocols in the backdrop of a spate of major accidents that claimed lives, particularly in the port city Visakhapatnam. A seven-member committee, headed by the Joint Collector (Welfare), was formed in each district to carry out the special drive within 90 days, with the involvement of officials from Factories Department, Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board, Boilers Department, Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Response and Fire Services Department, Director of Electrical Safety and Chief Electrical Inspector (Energy Department). After the styrene vapour leak in LG Polymers unit in May 2020, a High-Power Committee headed by Special Chief Secretary (Environment) Neerabh Kumar Prasad had recommended a series of steps to be taken by various government departments to prevent such mishaps in future. Based on these recommendations, we decided there is an immediate need to organise a special drive of inspections for ensuring compliance with all safety protocols and environmental norms by all industrial units, Special Chief Secretary (Industries) Karikal Valaven had said then. Thereafter, there has been not a word from the Industries Department on the inspections and the findings. Neither Industries Minister Gudivada Amarnath nor the Special Chief Secretary responded to queries on the audit. The opposition parties have been vociferous in their criticism of the Jagan Mohan Reddy government over its alleged failure to prevent such mishaps. Member of Legislative Council (MLC) and Telugu Desam Party general secretary Nara Lokesh alleged that the Jagan Mohan Reddy government was not waking up from its deep slumber though such mishaps were occurring repeatedly.

The News Minute 4 Aug 2022 8:51 am

11 members of gang of wire thieves arrested

Mirzapur police busted an inter-state gang of wire thieves from Lanka Pahadi area on late Tuesday night.

The Times of India 4 Aug 2022 8:41 am

Kashi witnessed record progress in schemes, projects

UP minister for tourism and culture Jaivir Singh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modis parliamentary constituency has witnessed record progress in all government schemes and projects in the first 100 days of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanaths second tenure.

The Times of India 4 Aug 2022 8:41 am

Ramnagar, Sujabad civic bodies merged in VMC

Ramnagar- the capital of erstwhile Kashi kingdom, having a 25 ward Palika Parishad since 1950, along with Sujabad Nagar Panchayat has been merged in the Varanasi Municipal Corporation with the approval of the state cabinets proposal to make the execution of development projects easier.

The Times of India 4 Aug 2022 8:41 am

Is TDP trying to revive the alliance with BJP in Andhra?

Politics Interestingly, JSP with whom Naidu's party wants to have a tie-up with is working with the BJP as part of a pre-poll alliance. Charan Teja PTI/ File photo Chandrababu Naidu-led Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in Andhra Pradesh seems to be open to reviving its ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which was severed four years ago. Naidu's recent remarks on the possibility of having an alliance with actor turned politician Pawan Kalyan's Jana Sena Party (JSP) and TDP's support to BJPs Presidential nominee Draupadi Murmu indicates that the TDP is ready for alliance with any entity to unseat YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led YSRCP. When a TDP activist asked Naidu to seek an alliance with Pawan Kalyan, he quipped: It's not enough to have one sided love, the person you love also should reciprocate. Interestingly, JSP with whom Naidu's party wants to have a tie-up with is working with the BJP in the pre-poll alliance. The TDP is limiting its attack to YSRCP, sparing BJP, indicating ground clearance for re-alliance. However, Andhra BJP leaders claim that they're not keen on having an alliance with the TDP. The recent comments by Andhra BJP Chief Somu Veerraju have hinted at change in the political scene ahead of the coming general elections in the state. While addressing a week-long Padayatra (walkathon) in Amaravati region, Somu Veerraju said The Amaravati project would have been completed and become a reality three years ago had Naidu not parted ways with the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre. Naidu dashed your dreams and hopes of the entire state. BJP is not responsible for the mess in Amaravati. Somu Veerraju was responding to a farmer, who confronted the BJP leaders and accused the BJP-led Union government and the ruling YSRCP government of stalling the Amaravati capital project. Though the statement was aimed at pacifying the farmers in Amaravati, it has given room for speculations as the BJP is rallying behind TDP's prime project ie; capital in Amaravati. BJP spokesperson Shyam Prasad said that they're maintaining an equal distance with the TDP and YSRCP. He said: We are only working with the JSP. Our leader Somu Veerraju spoke about what people have been thinking about the plight of Amaravati. We maintain equal distance with both TDP and YSRCP. When asked if the BJP is laying a ground for political consolidation by taking up the TDP's prime project, which is Amaravati as the state capital, he said: Chandrababu has not used the opportunity to construct the capital and develop the state. Now, YS Jagan Jagan Mohan Reddy who indicated that he is for developing the state capital in Amaravati before becoming CM has wasted the time by bringing up three capital proposals. Only BJP can solve the problems related to developing Amaravati as capital once we come into power. Capital development is one of our core concerns in state development. It was in March 2018 that TDP parted ways by exiting from the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance in the run up to 2019 elections. At the time, TDP's rivalry with BJP reached its peak with Naidu making attacks on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not granting Special Category Status (SCS) as per the State Reorganisation Act, 2014. Senior journalist and political analyst Telakapalli Ravi says BJP has understood that communal politics around temples won't pay dividends. Though they are now on a hasty run to pick up popular issues like Amaravati it is visible that they don't want to let TDP prosper by having an alliance. He observed that escuing TDP would not be a viable deal for BJP, which wants to emerge as the strongest party in the state.

The News Minute 3 Aug 2022 1:49 pm

Probe ordered into gas leak at Andhra apparel unit, workers who fell sick stable

Gas Leak According to the latest count, some 95 workers fell sick with nausea and vomiting after they inhaled a pungent gas that filled the air at the manufacturing unit on Tuesday night. PTI Workers of an apparel manufacturing unit in the Brandix Special Economic Zone at Atchyutapuram near Visakhapatnam, who fell sick on August 2 night due to what was suspected to be a mysterious gas leak, were stable as they were being treated in different hospitals. According to the latest count, some 95 workers fell sick with nausea and vomiting after they inhaled a pungent gas that filled the air at the manufacturing unit on Tuesday night. They were undergoing treatment in hospitals in Anakapalli, Atchyutapuram and Visakhapatnam. With the state government yet to issue a statement on the incident, the opposition parties lashed out at the former over its alleged failure to prevent such mishaps. It was a second such incident in two months after the one on June 3 in the same place where more than 300 women workers fell unconscious after complaining of eyesore, nausea and vomiting. The state government has not made public the report submitted by a team of experts from the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology in Hyderabad on the June 3 gas leak. The report of an official committee, headed by the Anakapalli district Joint Collector, was also not revealed. On June 3, it was suspected that ammonia gas leaked from a nearby Porus Laboratories unit. A team of experts from the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology in Hyderabad visited the lab and conducted tests to determine the cause of the leak while the AP Pollution Control Board ordered closure of the lab. The Porus lab was shut down for a few days after the mishap but soon resumed activities. Subsequently, the APPCB as well as the government did not reveal the cause of the incident. State Industries Minister Gudivada Amarnath, under whose Anakapalli constituency the Brandix SEZ falls, did not respond to calls for clarification. According to official sources, the minister has asked the district Collector P Ravi Subhash to conduct a detailed inquiry into the incident and submit a report. The Collector visited some hospitals and spoke to the victims about the medicare being provided. Seeds Intimate Apparel India Private Ltd, where the two incidents occurred, said in a statement that the affected associates were in a stable condition following Tuesday night's incident. A few of our associates complained of an unpleasant odour in the atmosphere and, as a result, some of them were taken to the closest hospital for medical precaution. The affected associates are in a stable condition, Seeds said in a statement. Seeds said the safety and well-being of their associates was of utmost importance to it. MLC and Telugu Desam Party general secretary Nara Lokesh alleged that the Jagan Mohan Reddy government was not waking up from its deep slumber though such mishaps were occurring repeatedly. Two incidents in two months in the Brandix SEZ clearly exposed the failure of the government in taking corrective action. The Chief Minister is turning Visakhapatnam, known as city of destiny, into 'Vishadapatnam' (city of tragedy), Lokesh said in a statement. BJP state president Somu Veerraju also came down heavily on the state government, saying its gross negligence was glaring. Has the government given up its responsibility of overseeing industrial safety, he questioned.

The News Minute 3 Aug 2022 1:00 pm

Women workers hospitalised after gas leak in Andhra apparel factory

Accident As many as 100 women at the factory began to complain of nausea, headache and breathlessness, and were later shifted to the hospital. TNM Staff Workers receiving treatment A gas leak reported at an apparel factory in Andhra Pradesh caused several of the women workers to fall sick on Tuesday, July 2. The incident was reported at a manufacturing unit in the Brandix Special Economic Zone in Achyutapuram district, when the women began to complain of nausea, headache, cough and breathlessness, causing some to faint. According to reports, as many as 100 workers were affected and are undergoing treatment in hospital. In a statement issued on the day of the incident, Brandix Apparels issued a statement saying that the workers complained of foul odour and that they were taken to the hospital as a precaution. The safety and well-being of our associates is of utmost importance and we have evacuated all of them, the company said, as per the Times of India. The company added that the affected employees are in a stable condition. The police reached the spot and preliminary investigation is underway. Speaking to the media, Anakapalli SP Gowthami Sali said that the incident occurred at a Seed Apparel factory within the Brandix SEZ on Tuesday evening, where about 2,000 women are employed. They complained of nausea and other symptoms and were rushed to the hospital. About 68 of them have been shifted to the hospital in Anakapalli and four others are being treated in Achyutapuram. The situation is under control and all are doing fine, he said. He also added that the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board is investigating the cause of the leak. According to the Times of India, a similar incident had occurred at the factory, when a gas leak was noticed. As many as 300 women fell ill, out of which a few were reportedly pregnant. While an investigation was conducted, the cause of the leak was not ascertained. Meanwhile, Andhra Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy has ordered a detailed probe into the incident on Tuesday, and asked authorities to ensure that more such incidents do not take place.

The News Minute 3 Aug 2022 8:35 am

Annie Besant Fellowship to encourage BHU students for PhD

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) has launched a new scheme, Annie Besant Fellowship, to encourage its top-notch students to join PhD programmes in the university right after completing post-graduation.

The Times of India 3 Aug 2022 8:31 am

Varanasi: Youth extorts Rs 30 lakh from uncle, held with accomplice

In a joint action of crime branch and Luxa police, one Anubhav Gupta (22) along with his accomplice were nabbed from Lalkuti area under the limits of Luxa police station on Monday midnight for extorting Rs 30 lakh from his uncle by posing as GST official and then a don of

The Times of India 3 Aug 2022 8:31 am

Students protest after KV boy ends life

A 14-year-old class IX student died by suicide on Sunday night after alleged harassment and insult of his parents by the principal and vice-principal after he was caught making video of a teacher with his mobile phone.

The Times of India 3 Aug 2022 8:31 am

Kashi celebrates Vijays bronze win

Varanasi erupted in joy after Vijay Kumar Yadav won a bronze medal in the men's 60 kg judo final at the Commonwealth Games 2022.People from Vijay's native place were distributing sweets after the match and neighbours garlanded his parents and congratulated them.

The Times of India 3 Aug 2022 8:30 am

Cabinet gives major boost to devpt in Ayodhya, Kashi

The state cabinet on Tuesday provided a major boost for development in Ayodhya and Varanasi. For Ayodhya, where the work on the construction of the Ram Temple has started, the cabinet gave a green signal to a proposal to spend Rs 797.69 crore on construction and widening of a main road in Ayodhya that will provide easy access to devotees and tourists to the Ram Temple.

The Times of India 3 Aug 2022 5:04 am

Over 5.50L offer prayers at KVT on Nag Panchami

After witnessing a huge footfall of 5.50 lakh devotees on the third Monday of Shravan month the Kashi Vishwanath Dham remained flooded with saffron clad kanwariyas and pilgrims for the second consecutive day on th occasion of the festival of Nag Panchami on Tuesday.

The Times of India 3 Aug 2022 3:23 am

Uttar Pradesh: Students protest after class IX boy dies by suicide

A 14-year-old class IX student died by suicide on Sunday night after alleged harassment and insult of his parents by the principal and vice-principal after he was caught making video of a teacher with his mobile phone.

The Times of India 2 Aug 2022 9:13 pm

CWG 2022: Celebrations at Vijay Yadavs home in Varanasi after winning bronze in Judo mens

CWG 2022: Celebrations at Vijay Yadavs home in Varanasi after winning bronze in Judo mens

The Times of India 2 Aug 2022 3:23 pm

Six arrested for Andhra teen's death due to harassment by loan recovery agents

Crime Jasthi Harshita Varshinis family was harassed by loan recovery agents associated with the State Bank of India (SBI) after her parents borrowed Rs 6.35 lakh for her education. TNM Staff FILE IMAGE : HARSHITA VARHSINI Following the death of an 18-year-old due to harassment by loan recovery agents in Andhra Pradesh, police have arrested six in connection with the case. The deceased, Jasthi Harshita Varshini from NTR district, and her family were harassed by State Bank of India (SBI) loan recovery agents after she borrowed Rs 6.35 lakh for her education. As per the police, Varshinis father J Prabhakar Rao had taken a loan of Rs 6.35 lakh. On July 26 four persons from MSR and LVR firm went to her house and demanded repayment of the loan using insulting words. Dejected by this, Varshini died by suicide, police said. The Hindu reported that the agencies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with SBI, and that the seven arrested include the owners of the two agencies. Varshini had scored in the top 15,000 of the Engineering, Agricultural, and Pharmacy Common Entrance Test (EAPCET), the police said. They also added that a suicide note was discovered at her home. Read: Teen dies by suicide in Andhra, mother alleges harassment by SBI loan recovery agents Multiple instances of such cases are coming to light off late, where loan apps entice borrowers with promises of quick loans with high interest rates and processing fees. However, it is seen that the recovery agents appointed to collect the repayment turn to various forms of harassment. On July 19, another similar incident was reported in Hyderabad when a fireman was found dead after being harassed over repayment of borrowed money by organisers of online loan apps. If you are aware of anyone facing mental health issues or feeling suicidal, please provide help. Here are some helpline numbers of suicide prevention organisations that can offer emotional support to individuals and families. Tamil Nadu State health department's suicide helpline: 104 Sneha Suicide Prevention Centre - 044-24640050 (listed as the sole suicide prevention helpline in Tamil Nadu) Andhra Pradesh Life Suicide Prevention: 78930 78930 Roshni: 9166202000, 9127848584 Karnataka Sahai (24-hour): 080 65000111, 080 65000222 Kerala Maithri: 0484 2540530 Chaithram: 0484 2361161 Both are 24-hour helpline numbers. Telangana State government's suicide prevention (tollfree): 104 Roshni: 040 66202000, 6620200 SEVA: 09441778290, 040 27504682 (between 9 am and 7 pm) Aasara offers support to individuals and families during an emotional crisis, for those dealing with mental health issues and suicidal ideation, and to those undergoing trauma after the suicide of a loved one. 24x7 Helpline: 9820466726

The News Minute 2 Aug 2022 12:01 pm

NTR daughter Uma Maheshwari dies: Nara Lokesh, Chandrababu Naidu pay last respects

Death The police told TNM that a post-mortem has been concluded and a report will come in the next couple of days. TNM Staff Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu and family paid last respects to Kantamaneni Uma Maheswari, the daughter of legendary Telugu actor and former chief minister NT Rama Rao (NTR), after she died by suicide at her residence in Hyderabad on Monday. She was 57. NTR's son and renowned Telugu film actor N Balakrishna; and other family members also visited Umas residence to pay their respects. The police had registered a case of unnatural death after Uma was found dead by her family on Monday. A post-mortem was conducted on Monday and later Umas body was handed over to the family. Jubilee Hills Inspector Rajasekhar Reddy told TNM on Tuesday, August 2, Post mortem concluded last evening and body was handed over to the family. The report will come in 2-3 days. A police official told PTI that Uma Maheswari's younger daughter, son-in-law and a woman relative were at home, and they broke open the door of the bedroom after she did not come out of the room. However, she had passed away. A case of suspicious death under Section 174 (suicide) of CrPC was registered at the Jubilee Hills police station, police said. A post-mortem was conducted at the state-run Osmania General Hospital (OGH) in the city and the body was handed over to family members, hospital sources said. Uma Maheshwari had pledged her eyes. Uma Maheswari was the youngest of NTR's daughters and the youngest among his 12 children. She lived with her husband, who was not in town at the time of the incident. Umas husband returned by Monday afternoon. Her younger daughter, who resides in the city, came to her home on Sunday along with her husband. If you are aware of anyone facing mental health issues or feeling suicidal, please provide help. Here are some helpline numbers of suicide prevention organisations that can offer emotional support to individuals and families. Tamil Nadu State health department's suicide helpline: 104 Sneha Suicide Prevention Centre - 044-24640050 (listed as the sole suicide prevention helpline in Tamil Nadu) Andhra Pradesh Life Suicide Prevention: 78930 78930 Roshni: 9166202000, 9127848584 Karnataka Sahai (24-hour): 080 65000111, 080 65000222 Kerala Maithri: 0484 2540530 Chaithram: 0484 2361161 Both are 24-hour helpline numbers. Telangana State government's suicide prevention (tollfree): 104 Roshni: 040 66202000, 6620200 SEVA: 09441778290, 040 27504682 (between 9 am and 7 pm) Aasara offers support to individuals and families during an emotional crisis, for those dealing with mental health issues and suicidal ideation, and to those undergoing trauma after the suicide of a loved one. 24x7 Helpline: 9820466726 Click here for working helplines across India.

The News Minute 2 Aug 2022 11:32 am

3 kanwariyas killed, 2 injured in accident

At least three kanwariyas were killed while two suffered grave injuries in collision of two motorcycles in a lane reserved for kanwariyas on Varanasi-Prayagraj highway in Mirzamurad area on Monday.

The Times of India 2 Aug 2022 8:28 am

Domraja family halts cremations over misbehaviour of wood traders

On Monday morning, people reaching the Manikarnika Ghat with corpses for last rites had to face an awkward situation as the members of Domraja family halted cremations for almost an hour irked over alleged misbehaviour of the pyre wood traders.

The Times of India 2 Aug 2022 8:28 am

I-DAPT Health-Tech Hackathon concludes at IIT(BHU)

I-DAPT Health-Tech Hackathon concluded recently at the I-DAPT Hub Foundation, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi. After a stringent screening, 15 top teams were invited for the mega finals.

The Times of India 2 Aug 2022 8:28 am

Six women held for conversion attempt

The police arrested six women for alleged religious conversion bid during a birthday party in Maharajganj area of Azamgarh district late Sunday evening. The police have recovered some religious texts from the accused women, who have been sent to jail.

The Times of India 2 Aug 2022 3:33 am

Mukhtar top aides properties seized

Jailed mafia don Mukhtar Ansaris trusted lieutenant Bhim Singhs immovable properties in Ghazipur and Lucknow worth Rs 4 crore were attached by the Ghazipur police under Gangster Act on Monday.

The Times of India 2 Aug 2022 3:32 am

NTRs daughter Uma Maheshwari dies by suicide in Hyderabad

Death Uma was the youngest among 12 children of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder NT Rama Rao. TNM Staff NTR | Twitter Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister NT Rama Rao's daughter Kanthamaneni Uma Maheswari was found dead at her Hyderabad home on Monday, August 1, the police have said. It has been reported that she had been suffering from a brief illness. Jubilee Hills CI Rajasekhar Reddy told TNM that it is a case of suicide, and the reason will be known only after an investigation. Uma was the youngest among 12 children of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) founder, and was the youngest of four sisters. Former Union Minister and BJP leader Daggubati Purandeswari and Nara Bhuwaneswari, who is TDP President and former chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu's wife, are her sisters. Chandrababu Naidu, his son Nara Lokesh and other family members rushed to Maheswari's residence. Uma Maheswari's brother N Balakrishna, a Tollywood actor and TDP legislator, as well as other family members who live abroad have been informed, family sources told IANS. NT Rama Rao, popularly known as NTR, was one of the tallest Telugu leaders. The actor-turned-politician had floated the TDP in 1982 on the slogan of Telugu self-respect and created a record of sorts by leading the party to power within nine months, ending the single party rule of the Congress in then undivided Andhra Pradesh. He died in 1996 at the age of 72, a few months after he was thrown out of power following a revolt led by his son-in-law Chandrababu Naidu. NTR had 12 children eight sons and four daughters. Uma Maheswari was the youngest of four daughters. Many family members had come together recently at the wedding of Uma Maheswari's daughter. NTR's three sons, including actor and former minister N Harikrishna, have passed away. If you are aware of anyone facing mental health issues or feeling suicidal, please provide help. Here are some helpline numbers of suicide prevention organisations that can offer emotional support to individuals and families. Tamil Nadu State health department's suicide helpline: 104 Sneha Suicide Prevention Centre - 044-24640050 (listed as the sole suicide prevention helpline in Tamil Nadu) Andhra Pradesh Life Suicide Prevention: 78930 78930 Roshni: 9166202000, 9127848584 Karnataka Sahai (24-hour): 080 65000111, 080 65000222 Kerala Maithri: 0484 2540530 Chaithram: 0484 2361161 Both are 24-hour helpline numbers. Telangana State government's suicide prevention (tollfree): 104 Roshni: 040 66202000, 6620200 SEVA: 09441778290, 040 27504682 (between 9 am and 7 pm) Aasara offers support to individuals and families during an emotional crisis, for those dealing with mental health issues and suicidal ideation, and to those undergoing trauma after the suicide of a loved one. 24x7 Helpline: 9820466726 Click here for working helplines across India. (With IANS inputs)

The News Minute 1 Aug 2022 5:19 pm

3 Kanwariyas killed in UP road accident

3 Kanwariyas killed in UP road accident Varanasi: Three Kanwariyas were killed and two seriously injured in an accident that took place on the Prayagraj-Varanasi highway on Monday. The incident took place when two bikes collided head on in the service lane. The two injured Kanwariyas have been admitted to a hospital for treatment. Efforts [] The post 3 Kanwariyas killed in UP road accident appeared first on Mangalorean.com .

Mangalorean 1 Aug 2022 3:10 pm

Varanasi: Footsteps-2022 organised after two years in Banaras Hindu University

After a halt for two years due to Covid-19, the Footsteps-2022- a co-curriculum activity was organised by Kalpvriksha, a club of the Institute of Management Studies Banaras Hindu University students in the institute premises on Saturday.

The Times of India 1 Aug 2022 8:10 am

Woman, paramour held for conversion,circumcision of 11-yr-old son in Mirzapur

Chilh police in Mirzapur district arrested a woman and her paramour for ensuring the circumcision of her 11-year-old son for conversion.

The Times of India 1 Aug 2022 3:28 am

Rising Ganga makes managingShravan rush today a challenge

The swollen Ganga has made the crowd management difficult for the district administration officials and police on the eve of the third Monday of Shravan month as the interconnectivity of ghats has completely ended with ghat steps submerged in water sparing very less space for bathing at

The Times of India 1 Aug 2022 3:28 am

Swami Karpatriji remembered

Outstanding contributions of Swami Karpatriji for Sanatan Dharma were recalled at a function organised by a voluntary organisation Yuva Chetna to mark his birth anniversary at Karpatri Dham in Kedar Ghat area here on Sunday.

The Times of India 1 Aug 2022 3:27 am

Two bidders in race for Kashi ropeway project

Finally, two companies have come forward in the bidding process for the Rs 461 crore ambitious ropeway project of Kashi.

The Times of India 1 Aug 2022 3:27 am

Teen dies by suicide in Andhra, mother alleges harassment by SBI loan recovery agents

Death 17-year-old Harshita Varshini killed herself on Thursday and left a suicide note detailing her family's financial difficulties. Balakrishna Ganeshan File image : Harshita Varhsini I should not become a burden to you If someone asks, tell them that I failed to secure a rank in EAMCET and thats why I died, wrote 17-year-old J Harshita Varshini before taking her own life. The incident took place at around 2 pm on Thursday June 28 in Andhra Pradeshs Nandigama Town. Alleged harassment by the recovery agents belonging to the State Bank of India (SBI) to repay their loan pushed Harshita to take the extreme step, according to her mother. Speaking to the media, Harshitas mother who was inconsolable said, Initially two persons came to our house and made a lot of threats. Then two others came on the same day and made several unwarranted comments asking my children to instead graze buffaloes. My daughter could not take these insulting remarks. She was upset that our familys honour was lost. She did not even eat after this incident and later died. The people who came to our house killed her, she said before breaking into tears. According to the police, Harshitas family had taken a loan of Rs 3,50,000 on their credit card two years ago and failed to repay it. In her suicide letter, Harshita addressing her mother says that under the present circumstances even survival had become a struggle. There is no money left to pay my fee and sisters fee. Because of us, you do not ruin your health. Tell sister to study well and get a good job. I should not become a burden to you, that's why I did this, she wrote. Detailing the financial crisis of her family, Harshita wrote that she is unsure if her father would send them any money. Running the house also has become a problem. Thats why I am taking my own life. Asking her mother to not reveal the real reason for her suicide, Harshita tells her mother to lie that she died by suicide as she failed to secure a good rank in EAMCET exam. Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test is a common test held in the states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for getting admissions into colleges. Harshita, however, does not name the recovery agents as the cause of her death in her letter. Nandigama Circle Inspector P Kanaka Rao, said that they have received a complaint from the family against the recovery agents of SBI. He said that they are investigating the case and are seeking a legal opinion in the matter. If you are aware of anyone facing mental health issues or feeling suicidal, please provide help. Here are some helpline numbers of suicide prevention organisations that can offer emotional support to individuals and families. Tamil Nadu State health department's suicide helpline: 104 Sneha Suicide Prevention Centre - 044-24640050 (listed as the sole suicide prevention helpline in Tamil Nadu) Andhra Pradesh Life Suicide Prevention: 78930 78930 Roshni: 9166202000, 9127848584 Karnataka Sahai (24-hour): 080 65000111, 080 65000222 Kerala Maithri: 0484 2540530 Chaithram: 0484 2361161 Both are 24-hour helpline numbers. Telangana State government's suicide prevention (tollfree): 104 Roshni: 040 66202000, 6620200 SEVA: 09441778290, 040 27504682 (between 9 am and 7 pm) Aasara offers support to individuals and families during an emotional crisis, for those dealing with mental health issues and suicidal ideation, and to those undergoing trauma after the suicide of a loved one. 24x7 Helpline: 9820466726

The News Minute 31 Jul 2022 12:51 pm

'Missing' woman found to have eloped, Coast Guard demands action for waste of resources

Controversy A 21-year-old woman and her husband had visited RK beach in Visakhapatnam when she went missing, following which the Coast Guard conducted a two-day search for her. TNM Staff Representative image (Unsplash/ Sebastian Hans) A dramatic series of events unfolded in Andhras Visakhapatnam, after a woman who was believed to have drowned in the sea on Monday, July 25, was later found to have run away to Bengaluru. The 21-year-old woman had visited RK beach along with her husband on Monday. However, the woman went missing and, fearing that she had drowned, the Indian Navy deployed a ship and helicopter to search the sea for two days, but without results. A few days later, the Andhra Pradesh police found the woman in Nellore along with a man with whom she was reportedly in a relationship. According to reports, the woman and her husband had gone to RK beach to celebrate their second wedding anniversary. The two got separated when she moved away to take pictures, but moments later she could not be found, following which a massive search was launched on July 26. The citys Mayor and Deputy Mayor were also involved, and the operation, led by the Indian Navy following the state polices request, went on till July 27. In a memorandum dated Friday, July 29, the Navy condemned using military resources for non-life-threatening situations. The document stated, It is intimated that deployment of ICG assets i.e. ships and aircraft encompass huge financial implications and wastage of pernicious man hours. The ICG undertakes search and rescue operations as and when requested by state administration/local police without confirming the positive authentication. However, the information received in the instant case was false and later the missing lady was found alive at Nellore. The Navy also called for strict action against those involved in the incident, and urged the police to confirm the situation before involving the military. The Times of India reported that the two-day search operation cost the exchequer about Rs 1 crore. The report also states that the woman was traced to Nellore based on data from her phone, and a day later, she was found to be in Bengaluru.

The News Minute 31 Jul 2022 12:43 pm

Bijli Mahotsav: Spotlight on future energy development across state

A Bijli Mahotsav (electricity festival) Ujjawal India, Ujjawal Bhavishya, Power @ 2047 was organized at the NTPC Singrauli, Shaktinagar in Sonbhadra district on Friday.

The Times of India 31 Jul 2022 8:31 am