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Kashi yatra is a learning odyssey for TN teachers

Nearly 2,500 people from Tamil Nadu are being taken to Varanasi as part of the ongoing Kashi-Tamil Sangamam, to celebrate the historical and civilisational connection between Indias North and South

The Hindu Businessline 9 Dec 2022 8:17 pm

The International Travel Writers Conclave Puts All Eyes On Varanasi

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Filmfare 9 Dec 2022 7:35 pm

Jal Kal Complex: UP Govt takes Varanasi's development to next level

Varanasi: The Yogi Adityanath government has installed a Polymer Dosing System in the Jal Kal Complex, which is supplying pure Ganga Jal to about 2 lakh households, in order to ensure the overall development of Varanasi and the provision of appropriate basic amenities to the populace, government sources said on Friday. The sources added that Varanasi is the only city in the nation where pure Ganges water is being provided to households on such a wide scale using natural polymers thanks to the Polymer Dosing Plant, which was put up at a cost of roughly Rs 50 lakh. Speaking about the programme, Siddharth Kumar, Secretary of the Jal Kal Department, said that The pure water of the Ganges has started reaching roughly 1.5 to 2 lakh dwellings in Varanasi. He added that Ganga Jal is delivered after being purified at the Bhelupur Jalkal complex. The department is preparing to extend the scheme to Trans Varuna as well. Due to its supply, the people residing in the Varuna area (the area across the Varuna river) are now receiving pure Ganges water as drinking water, he said. The information states that natural polymers are used to purify water, resulting in ppm levels that are nearly zero. As a result, contaminants like germs, sand, chemical compounds, and water-soluble pollutants are virtually completely removed. The most important aspect of polymer dosage is that it preserves the essential qualities and healthful minerals of water, which is good for your health. Using current technology, Ganga water is being directly treated with polymer dosing method on such a huge scale for the first time in India, resulting in the purity of water remaining in its original form. The Jal Kal Department Secretary said. He added that between 120 and 125 MLD of water are treated each day. Soon, it will rise to 250 MLD. The secretary said, Water treated using polymer dosing is healthier than RO and mineral water supplied in the market, whose TDS level is around 200. Breakfast for Rs 3, full meal for Rs 5, laborers happy with Yogi govt's initiative UP Bypolls: Campaigning ends today, main contest between SP and BJP Yogi govt's big gift to the youth, took out jobs on these posts

News Track 9 Dec 2022 4:52 pm

Tour Package: IRCTC brought a trip plan of 3 states, know how to book this wonderful tour

There is good news for those planning vacations during the December holidays. Recently IRCTC introduced a train tour package for Varanasi along with Puri Gangasagar Yatra. This package includes sightseeing places like Jagannath Puri Temple, Konark Temple, Lingaraj Temple in Puri, Kali Mata Temple, Ganga Sagar, Kashi Vishwanath Temple and Ganga Ghat in Varanasi. This tour package will run from December 21, 2022 to December 30, 2022. These facilities will be available in tour package In this tour package, the devotees will be accommodated in a non-AC budget hotel. Apart from this, passengers will also be provided night stay in hotels on twin/triple sharing and four sharing basis. In this tour package, there will also be road transport facility for the passengers by AC bus. IRCTC has given information about this tour package on its Twitter. IRCTC tweeted and wrote- 'Fill yourself with spiritual and positive energy through Puri Gangasagar Yatra with Varanasi.' The tour package will be so long Varanasi-Puri Gangasagar Tour Package is of 9 days and 10 nights. In this tour package, travelers will visit Jagannathpuri Temple, Konark Temple and Lingaraj Temple in Puri. At the same time, will visit Kali Mandir and Ganga Sagar in Kolkata. In Gaya i.e. Bihar, in this tour package, travelers will visit Vishnu Pad Temple and Buddhist Gaya. In this tour package, passengers will travel by train. Passengers will travel in Sleeper/3A class in Swadesh Darshan tourist train. Like other tour packages of IRCTC, accommodation and food will be provided in this too. Book this tour You can visit the official website of IRCTC and book tickets from there as well. Passengers will have to spend Rs 27590 for traveling in Comfort (3A) class, Rs 18390 for traveling in Standard (Sleeper Class) and Rs 16390 for traveling in Budget (Sleeper Class).

Kalam Times 9 Dec 2022 4:20 pm

Abnormal sound from wheels: Vande Bharat halted at Bharwari in UP

Varanasi-bound Vande Bharat Express (train number 22436) was halted at Bharwari railways station (in UP's Kaushambi district) under Prayagraj division of North Central Railway on Friday after the loco pilot heard some abnormal sound from the wheels of this self-propelled train.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 3:21 pm

Conclave of health mins on Dec 10, 11

The Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare is going to organise a two-day conclave of health ministers commemorating the Universal Coverage Day (UHC) 2022 on December 10 and 11 at International Cooperation and Convention Centre -Rudraksh.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:48 am

102nd convocation of BHU on Dec 10 after a gap of 3 years

The Banaras Hindu University is going to organise the 102nd convocation on December 10, when 37,896 degrees will be awarded to the students who passed their respective programmes in 2020, 2021 and 2022.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:48 am

9th batch of TN delegates arrive in Kashi

The 9th group of professionals from Tamil Nadu arrived in Varanasi to take part in the month-long Kashi Tamil Sangamam. They reached Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay station late on Wednesday night. On Thursday morning, the delegates visited Sri Kashi Vishwanath Temple to offer prayers.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:48 am

Kashi Tamil Sangamam Sports Fest begins with hockey match at Banaras Hindu University

The Uttar Pradesh girls hockey team defeated the Tamil Nadu team in a match played during the Kashi Tamil Sangamam Sports Festival at Banaras Hindu University on Thursday. While the UP team scored 6 goals, the Tamil Nadu players had to be content with only 2 goals.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:48 am

Molecular investigation important in diagnosis & prognosis of blood cancers

The president of Varanasi Haematology Group, Prof Vijay Tilak of the department of pathology, Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, highlighted the importance of molecular investigations in the correct diagnosis of certain blood cancers.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:48 am

One year of Kashi Vishwanath Dham: All set for grand celebrations on December 13

Millennia old city Kashi is all set to witness a grand celebration of religious and cultural festivities on December 13 to mark the first anniversary of Kashi Vishwanath Dham, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on December 13 last year.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:48 am

Malviya Jayanti celebrations commence at BHU from Dec 9

The Banaras Hindu University will organise a series of programmes from December 9 to 27 to celebrate the birth anniversary of its founder Mahamana Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya. The celebrations will begin on Friday with Devadipujan and Shrimad Bhagwat Parayan in Malviya Bhawan.

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:47 am

Allahabad: Just by razing it, site will not lose nature of being a temple land

In a civil revision petition relating to the suit seeking regular worship of Shringar Gauri and other deities in Varanasis Gyanvapi mosque compound, the counsel representing the Hindu side on Thursday argued that just by demolition of the temple at the disputed site, the said land does

The Times of India 9 Dec 2022 8:35 am

Pawan Kalyan's new campaign bus violates motor vehicle rules, says YSRCP MLA

Politics The vehicle has been specially designed for Pawan Kalyans election campaign tour in Andhra Pradesh, and is fitted with special security features, and light and sound systems. TNM Staff YSRCP MLA Perni Nani and Pawan Kalyan A day after Jana Sena Party (JSP) Pawan Kalyan unveiled a special vehicle for his campaign ahead of the 2024 Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, state government authorities have pointed out that the vehicles colour is in violation of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. The vehicle, painted an olive green colour, resembles a military bus. As per Rule 121 of the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, No motor vehicle including agricultural tractor and construction equipment vehicle shall be painted in olive green colour except those belonging to the Defence Department. Commenting on Pawan Kalyan's campaign vehicle on Thursday, December 8, former state Minister and YSRCP MLA Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani) said: I am requesting Pawan Kalyan to step out of the world of cinema. He claims often to be a responsible citizen, but what is the use of such statements? His vehicle's colour is in violation of the Motor Vehicles Rules. The olive green colour is to be used only for vehicles of the Indian Army. Additional Transport CommissionerPrasada Rao also said that according to the Motor Vehicles Rules, olive green cannot be used for any vehicles apart from the military or defence department. He also said that the vehicle will be inspected to see if the modifications were made with permission. We will have to check the chassis number to verify if the permit is for a goods vehicle or for a passenger vehicle. If the vehicle is registered as a passenger vehicle, such modifications cannot be done. The manufacturer will have an approval based on a specific built. If those specifications are altered, we will have to check if he has gotten permission for it. Earlier on Wednesday, actor-politician Pawan Kalyan posted a video and a few photographs of the four-wheeler on Twitter. The vehicle named 'Varahi' has been specially designed for Pawan Kalyans election yatra, according to Jana Sena Party. The vehicle is equipped with specialised lighting and sound systems for the election campaign tour. Read: Pawan Kalyan unveils Varahi, election vehicle with CCTV, light and sound features JSP said that the vehicle is designed with security measures such as CCTV cameras, keeping in mind the possible disruptions that could take place during Pawan Kalyan's tours. Alleging that streetlights were deliberately shut down to disrupt Pawan Kalyans recent tour of Visakhapatnam, JSP said that special lighting arrangements have been made in the vehicle to avoid such inconveniences. The vehicle, which has CCTV cameras on all sides, also has space for a meeting of three persons and stairs with a hydraulic system so Pawan Kalyan can reach the top of the vehicle, it added.

The News Minute 8 Dec 2022 7:31 pm

Ajay Devgn reviews Salaam Venky: Calls Kajol superlative in Revathy directorial

Ahead of the film's release, a special screening of Kajol and Vishal Jethwa starrer Salaam Venky was hosted on Wednesday night. As the release of the film is around the corner, a bunch of Bollywood celebs, who attended the screening, have dropped their reviews on their respective social media handles. Among many others, Kajols husband and actor-filmmaker Ajay Devgn have also spoken his mind about his wifes upcoming film. On Thursday evening, Devgn took to his verified social media handle and shared a post dedicated to Kajol and Salaam Venky . The photo featured Kajol posing in a red saree along with a note, which read, To Kajol, the one who makes my zindagi badi, you are superlative in the film. Meanwhile, his caption for the post read, Salaam Venky charged me emotionally. This one is special. He also lauded the team of the film as he added, The whole team shines, especially @revathyasha. And, young @vishaljethwa06 My best wishes to the entire cast & crew. As he shared his review for Salaam Venky , many from his Insta fam wished all the best to the actress for the film. That's awesome! Congratulations, exclaimed a user while another commented, cant wait. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) For the unversed, Kajols upcoming film, Salaam Venky , is slated to release on December 9. Directed by Revathy, Aamir Khan will appear in the film for a brief cameo. The ensemble star cast of the film also includes Aahana Kumra, Rahul Bose, Rajeev Khandelwal, Prakash Raj and Anant Mahadevan. The forthcoming film is a moving story of a mother-son duo. Talking about the special screening of Salaam Venky , it was attended by Kajols mother Tanuja, sister Tanishaa Mukherjee, actor-voice artist Sharad Kelkar, Drishyam 2 actress Ishita Dutta and her husband, actor Vatsal Sheth, actor-comedian Varun Sharma, cricketer Yuvraj Singh, and many others. Also Read: Ajay Devgn finds peace with son Yug in the heart of Varanasi; shares an adorable pic of duo

Bollywood Hungama 8 Dec 2022 7:23 pm

UP: Governor To Inaugurate A Two-Day Health Ministers Conclave

Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel will inaugurate a two-day health ministers conclave organised by the Union Health Ministry to commemorate Universal Health Coverage Day 2022 on Saturday in Varanasi. New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel will inaugurate a two-day health ministers conclave organised by the Union Health Ministry... The post UP: Governor To Inaugurate A Two-Day Health Ministers Conclave appeared first on HW News English .

News View 8 Dec 2022 6:30 pm

Abhishek Prays Hard For...

After Ajay Devgn sought blessings at the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, Abhishek Bachchan made a stopover there as well.

Rediff 8 Dec 2022 6:25 pm

Pawan Kalyan unveils Varahi, election vehicle with CCTV, light and sound features

Politics Jana Sena Party alleged that authorities in Andhra Pradesh had recently stopped power supply during Pawan Kalyans tour in Visakhapatnam, and said the vehicle was equipped to handle such inconveniences. TNM Staff Twitter/Pawan Kalyan Ahead of the 2024 Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, actor-politician Pawan Kalyan unveiled a special vehicle for his state-wide campaign. The Jana Sena Party (JSP) leader posted a video and a few photographs of the four-wheeler on Twitter. The vehicle named 'Varahi' has been designed for Pawan Kalyans election yatra, according to Jana Sena Party. Varahi is ready for election battle, tweeted Pawan Kalyan on Wednesday, December 7. The JSP leader inspected the vehicle, which resembles a military bus, during a trial run in Hyderabad. He is reported to have discussed various features of the vehicle with technical experts and suggested a few modifications. The four-wheeler will be used by the JSP leader to campaign across Andhra Pradesh, where elections are due in April-May 2024. However, the vehicle is likely to run into some trouble in its current form, as it has been pointed out that its colour is in violation of Central Motor Vehicles Rules, 1989. As per Rule 121 which pertains to the painting of motor vehicles, no motor vehicle including agricultural tractor and construction equipment vehicle shall be painted in olive green colour except those belonging to the Defence Department. Varahi is ready for Election Battle! pic.twitter.com/LygtMrp95N Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) December 7, 2022 Commenting on Pawan Kalyan's campaign vehicle, former state Minister and YSRCP MLA Perni Venkataramaiah (Nani) said: I am requesting Pawan Kalyan to step out of the world of cinema. He claims often to be a responsible citizen, but what is the use of such statements? His vehicle's colour is in violation of the Motor Vehicles Rules. The olive green colour is to be used only for vehicles of the Indian Army. The vehicles features The vehicle is named after the deity Varahi, who is worshipped as a protector of all directions, JSP said in a press release. The vehicle is equipped with specialised lighting and sound systems for the election campaign tour. JSP said that the vehicle is designed with security measures such as CCTV cameras, keeping in mind the possible disruptions that could take place during Pawan Kalyan's tours. Alleging that streetlights were deliberately shut down to disrupt Pawan Kalyans recent tour of Visakhapatnam, JSP said that special lighting arrangements have been made in the vehicle to avoid such inconveniences. The vehicle, which has CCTV cameras on all sides, also has space for a meeting of three persons and stairs with a hydraulic system so Pawan Kalyan can reach the top of the vehicle, it added. The JSP chief is expected to embark on a tour of Andhra Pradesh early next year. Pawan Kalyan, whose Jana Sena Party is an ally of the BJP, is reported to be working to form a grand alliance against the ruling YSR Congress Party (YSRCP). He is reportedly keen to have an alliance with the BJP and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) to avoid a split of anti-incumbency votes. With IANS inputs

The News Minute 8 Dec 2022 5:52 pm

Abhishek Bachchan Visits Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath Temple. See Pics

Har Har Mahadev, the caption read

NDTV 8 Dec 2022 5:44 pm

Andhra student who slipped from train and got stuck near platform passes away

Accident Sasikala, an MCA student, passed away while undergoing treatment a day after she was rescued by breaking the platform where she was stuck. TNM Staff Sasikala A day after she got stuck in the gap between the platform and a train at Duvvada railway station, 20-year-old Sasikala passed away while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Visakhapatnam on Thursday, December 8. Sasikala got stuck between the railway platform and the train while getting down from the Guntur-Rayagada Express on Wednesday. According to reports, she suffered bleeding and her urinary bladder was injured as a result of the incident. A first-year student pursuing MCA (Masters in Computer Application), she was on her way to college and had reached Duvvada from Annavaram. While getting down at the platform, she slipped and got stuck between the platform and the train with her foot getting twisted and trapped in the track. The injured student was seen crying for help even as the Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel launched the rescue work. The station authorities had ordered the train driver not to resume the journey while trying to help her out. They broke a part of the platform to pull out the student. The operation lasted for about one-and-half hours. Video: Andhra student stuck between platform and train rescued With IANS inputs

The News Minute 8 Dec 2022 4:47 pm

Pan IIT Alumni and Alumni Associations of IIT (BHU) Varanasi Addresses The Move Towards EVs with its First Conclave The Future Series EV Ecosystem

Pan IIT Alumni and Alumni Associations of IIT (BHU) Varanasi bodies organised, today The Future Series, the EV Ecosystem Conclave in Delhi. The post Pan IIT Alumni and Alumni Associations of IIT (BHU) Varanasi Addresses The Move Towards EVs with its First Conclave The Future Series EV Ecosystem first appeared on Startup Success Stories India - News & Updates for Indian Entrepreneurs .

Startup Success Stories 8 Dec 2022 3:33 pm

Two-Day Health Ministers' Conclave In Varanasi To Commemorate Universal Health Coverage Day

It is being estimated that this conclave which will be graced by UP CM Yogi Adityanath will have more than 1,200 participants in attendance.

News18 8 Dec 2022 2:55 pm

Ajay Devgn Documents 'Moment Of Peace' With Son Yug In Varanasi In This Awwadorable Pic; Check Here

Ajay Devgn took to Instagram to treat fans to an adorable pic with his son Yug Devgn in Varanasi. The actor's pic has left the internet smitten.

News18 8 Dec 2022 1:23 pm

Justice Chandrachud takes key judicial, administrative decisions in his first month as CJI

New Delhi, Dec 8: In his first month in office, Justice D Y Chandrachud has taken several key judicial and administrative decisions having a far-reaching impact such as deciding to examine the right to marriage of gay couples and ordering protection of an area in Varanasis Gyanvapi complex where a shivling was claimed to have been found. Justice Chandrachud, who has been credited with taking steps for digitisation of the judiciary, gave a green signal for operationalising an online RTI [] The post Justice Chandrachud takes key judicial, administrative decisions in his first month as CJI appeared first on Jammu Kashmir Latest News | Tourism | Breaking News J&K .

Daily Excelsior 8 Dec 2022 1:17 pm

Chandrachud takes key judicial, admin decisions

In his first month in office, Justice D Y Chandrachud has taken several key judicial and administrative decisions having a far-reaching impact such as deciding to examine the right to marriage of gay couples and ordering protection of an area in Varanasi's Gyanvapi complex where a 'shivling' was claimed to have been found. Justice Chandrachud, who has been credited with taking steps for digitisation of the judiciary, gave a green signal for operationalising an online RTI portal and making available an updated android version 2.0 of SC mobile application. The Chief Justice of India has also attempted to streamline the listing of cases by giving primacy to bail petitions and matrimonial transfer cases and decided that every apex court bench will hear 10 such pleas each before starting regular proceedings. Besides, Justice Chandrachud has also decided to set up four special benches to hear criminal appeals, direct and indirect tax and land acquisition matters and motor accident claim cases respectively. Justice Chandrachud was sworn in as the 50th CJI by President Droupadi Murmu on November 9. Born on November 11, 1959, Justice Chandrachud studied in St Stephen's College and the Campus Law Centre before going to Harvard. He was elevated to the top court on May 13, 2016. Justice Chandrachud has been part of several Constitution benches and landmark verdicts like on the Ayodhya issue that paved the way for the construction of the Ram Temple at the disputed site in Uttar Pradesh and Right to Privacy. He will have a tenure of two years as the CJI and during this period, as many as 19 posts of judges in the Supreme Court will have to be filled. Presently, there are seven vacancies in the top court against the sanctioned strength of 34 judges including the CJI. The last 30 days have been quite eventful as the CJI batted in favour of the collegium system of appointment of judges and also called for respect of the district judiciary while asking judges of the higher judiciary to get rid of the colonial mindset. He also expressed his disapproval of the notion that only educated people are better decision-makers. Over four years after a bench of which he was a part decriminalised consensual gay sex between adults, a CJI-led bench sought response from the central government to separate pleas by two gay couples seeking enforcement of their right to marry and a direction to authorities to register their marriage under the Special Marriage Act. In a separate matter, a bench led by the CJI sought responses from the Centre, states and Union territories (UTs) on a PIL seeking issuance of directions for providing free sanitary pads to girls studying in classes 6 to 12 in government schools across the country. On November 25, the CJI-led bench dismissed the NIA's plea challenging the bail granted by the Bombay High Court to scholar-activist Anand Teltumbde in the Elgar Parishad-Maoist links case. In a recent speech while inaugurating a new building block for the Delhi High Court, he said, India also survives much beyond the national capital and there was a need to focus on district judiciary and proper infrastructure for it as the country goes forward. In the coming days, the apex court under the leadership of the CJI will organise its first 'hackathon' event to identify innovative ideas and explore practical propositions for refining and bringing in efficiency in the existing process from 'filing to listing' of judicial matters. Speaking on the occasion of the Constitution Day celebrations, he had said the practice of democratic ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity must be enabled by legislature and the executive besides the courts sustaining these values by foregrounding them in judicial decisions. He stressed on simplifying the litigation process to make it citizen-centric and said the judiciary has been adopting technology to improve the working of courts and it is of supreme importance that courts are remodelled to reach out to citizens instead of them reaching out to courts in their quest for justice. Acknowledging the issues of using open platforms like YouTube for live-streaming of court proceedings, he said the top court would be taking steps to have its own judicial infrastructure to start live streaming of proceedings whose access would be given to ona fide persons like litigants, asserting it has to ensure that the sanctity of the institution is maintained. No institution in a constitutional democracy, including the collegium, is perfect and the solution is to work out within the existing system, he said on the collegium system of judges appointing judges. Law Minister Kiren Rijiju has been very critical of the collegium system in his recent public statements. Speaking at the Constitution Day celebrations organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) here, the CJI had said judges are faithful soldiers who implement the Constitution. In another speech, he asked Supreme Court and High Court judges to shun the colonial mindset and the culture of subordination while dealing with district court judges, saying the country needs to move towards a more modern and equal judiciary. The Supreme Court Collegium headed by the CJI also recommended transfer of seven high court judges to different high courts in the country. The recommendations relating to transfer of few judges also led to protests in the Telangana and Gujarat High Courts by lawyers' bodies. Later, the list of high court judges, who were recommended for transfer, did not include Justice Nikhil S Kariel of the Gujarat High Court. The CJI also sought assistance of senior lawyer S K Rungta, a visually impaired person, to help the technical team make the software used by the Supreme Court accessible to those who are visually impaired. He also asked the Centre to take steps to ensure e-filing of papers in all revenue matters in the top court, high courts and tribunals like the Customs Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal (CESTAT) and the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal within three months. He was also part of an important verdict expanding the scope of the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act and the corresponding rules to include unmarried women for abortion between 20 and 24 weeks of pregnancy.

The Economic Times 8 Dec 2022 12:56 pm

Ajay Devgn finds peace with son Yug in the heart of Varanasi; shares an adorable pic of duo

Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn took to his verified social media handle and shared an adorable picture featuring him with his son Yug on Thursday. For the unversed, post the success of his latest release, Drishyam 2 , the actor started shooting for his next Bholaa in Banaras. In the photo, Ajay can be seen lying on a wooden surface while Yug is giving his dad a warm hug. Sporting a casual look, Devgn opted for a blue-colour tee. Meanwhile, Yug also twinned with his dad as he wore a similar shade. Instagramming the photo, Ajay wrote, Yug & I, finding our small moment of (peace emoticon) in the (red-heart emoticon) of Varanasi. As soon as the Singham actor shared the photo post on his Instagram feed, many from his Insta-fam started showering love on it. Like father like son, wrote a user while model-actor Zuber Khan commented, Beautiful pic of sweetest dad and cutest son. The comments section was flooded with red heart and heart-eye emojis. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) Interestingly, the Bollywood star is an avid social media and ever since he started shooting for his upcoming film, he has kept his fans posted. A couple of days back; he had shared a photo of himself with Yug and his nephew Daanish Gandhi. In another post on his feed, Devgn can be seen taking blessings from lord Shiva as he visited Kashi Vishwanath and offered prayers. Talking about Bholaa , it is a Hindi remake of the Tamil-language film Kaithi , which was released in 2019. Apart from playing the lead, Ajay will also don the hat of the director for this project. Along with him, the forthcoming film will also feature Tabu in the lead. Meanwhile, the ensemble star cast of it also includes Amala Paul, Sanjay Mishra, Makarand Deshpande and Deepak Dobriyal. The release date of Bholaa is yet-to-be announced. Also Read: Ajay Devgn shares a hearty smile with son Yug and nephew Daanish Gandhi; pens a cheeky caption, see post

Bollywood Hungama 8 Dec 2022 12:45 pm

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The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 12:43 pm

In UP, National Highway Logistics Management Limited to study ropeway feasibility over Sangam

A representative of National Highway Logistics Management Limited (NHLML) visited Sangam area on Wednesday to study the feasibility of the ambitious ropeway project considered to be a game changer in terms of enhancing tourism in the city ahead of the Maha Kumbh 2025. The visit follows instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who had called for expediting all major projects in the Sangam city and complete it within stipulated timeframe. This team will study whether a ropeway can be built at the confluence or not. If it can be constructed, what would be the final detailing etc.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 9:43 am

In UP, 'Old map shows Hindu deities' existence on Gyanvapi wall'

The lawyer of the five women respondents, who are seeking the right to worship Shringar Gauri and other deities inside the Gyavapi Complex in Varanasi, on Wednesday showed an old map to the court which indicated the existence of Hindu deities on the outer wall of the mosque premises.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:56 am

In Varanasi, Sangamam a beautiful form of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat

The Tata Sons chairman, Natarajan Chandrasekaran attends the Kashi Tamil Sangamam at the Amphitheatre Ground of Banaras Hindu University on Wednesday.He was accompanied by the BHU vice-chancellor Prof Sudhir Kumar Jain and other officials.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:45 am

Congress leader Rai to lead Prayagraj Prant Padyatra

In support of the ongoing Bharat Jodo Yatra under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, the senior Congress leader and state provincial president Ajay Rai will lead the Prayagraj Prant Padyatra in Uttar Pradesh from December 11 to 22.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:44 am

Old map shows existence of Hindudeities on Gyanvapi wall, says Hindu side in in Varanasi

The lawyer of the five women respondents, who are seeking the right to worship Shringar Gauri and other deities inside the Gyavapi Complex in Varanasi, on Wednesday showed an old map to the court which indicated the existence of Hindu deities on the outer wall of the mosque

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:31 am

Mysuru City Corporation takes inputs from Varanasi Corporation

Mysuru City Corporation (MCC), which once had won the cleanest city award and was the model for city corporations in governance, is all set to make preparations to convert waste into energy.

The Times of India 8 Dec 2022 8:27 am

Gyanvapi row: Map indicating existence of Hindu deities shown to Allahabad HC

The high court was hearing a revision petition filed by Anjuman Intezamia Masjid, the Gyanvapi mosque management committee challenging a Varanasi court order turning down its objections to the maintainability of the suit filed by five Hindu women who sought permission to worship Shringar Gauri and other deities whose idols are located on an outer wall of the mosque.

Zee News 7 Dec 2022 10:46 pm

Gyanvapi row: Map indicating existence of Hindu deities on disputed site shown to Allahabad HC

The high court was hearing a revision petition filed by Anjuman Intezamia Masjid, the Gyanvapi mosque management committee, that has challenged a Varanasi court order turning down its objections to the maintainability of the suit filed by five Hindu women who sought permission to worship Shringar Gauri and other deities whose idols are located on an outer wall of the mosque.

The Economic Times 7 Dec 2022 10:17 pm

Annapurna Devi Makes 1000 Flags For Har Ghar Tiranga Programme

During the governments recent Har Ghar Tiranga programme, Annapurna Devi, a qualified teacher from Varanasi got an order for 1000 flags. Ms Devi says that she had to make the flags in a short span of time and gathered a few girls to work on them even during the night to complete the order. She says she enjoyed the process because stitching is her first love.

NDTV 7 Dec 2022 5:22 pm

ED raids NRI hospital in AP over alleged diversion of funds from COVID treatment

Money laundering Office bearers of NRI Academy of Sciences in Guntur have been booked on charges of siphoning funds received from MBBS aspirants, huge amounts of money from COVID-19 patients and other alleged irregularities. Inputs PTI Image for representation/PTI The Enforcement Directorate has registered a money laundering case against office bearers of NRI Academy of Sciences, a medical college in Andhra Pradesh. Office bearers of the college have been booked on charges of siphoning funds received from MBBS aspirants, siphoning off huge amounts of money from COVID-19 patients and other alleged irregularities, ED said in a press release on Wednesday, December 7. The agency carried out raids against the institution and its members and office bearers on December 2 and 3 in Vijayawada, Kakinada, Guntur and Hyderabad (Telangana). The agency also seized cash and incriminating documents and freezed the properties of various persons involved in this case. The money laundering case stems from an FIR by the Andhra Pradesh Police that alleged the diversion of funds of the society worth several crores by some members in the name of construction of buildings, collection and siphoning off huge amounts of money from COVID-19 patients over and above figures mentioned in books of accounts, collection and siphoning off huge amounts of money from medical students for admission in MBBS course over and above figures mentioned in books of accounts. Earlier in June, police booked 11 persons including NRI Academy of Sciences vice-president Dr Nimmagadda Upendranadh and treasurer Akkineni Mani, on charges of siphoning off several crores from the institution. The ED said it was also alleged that funds were diverted from the amount payable to NRI society by floating a company by a similar name called NRIAS Private Limited etc. Fifty-three documents of immovable properties suspected to be involved in money laundering have been seized and freezed and various other incriminating documents and electronic devices found connected with the alleged diversion of funds have also been seized, the ED said in a statement.

The News Minute 7 Dec 2022 4:03 pm

Video: Andhra student stuck between platform and train rescued

Accident The 20-year-old student was getting down at the platform at the Duvvada railway station when she slipped and got stuck between the platform and the train. IANS Image credit: IANS Rescue workers saved a 20-year-old student after she was stuck in the gap between the platform and a train at Duvvada railway station in Visakhapatnam district on Wednesday, December 7. Shashikala got stuck between the railway platform and the train while getting down from the Guntur-Rayagada Express. A first-year student pursuing an MCA (Master of Computer Application) degree, she was on her way to college and had reached Duvvada from Annavaram. While getting down at the platform, she slipped and got stuck between the platform and the train with her foot getting twisted and trapped in the track. As the injured student started crying for help., the station authorities swung into action and ordered the train driver not to resume the journey. The Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel launched the rescue work. They broke a part of the platform to pull out the student. The operation lasted for one-and-half hours. The injured student was shifted to a hospital. The incident resulted in a delay of one-and-half-hour in the departure of the Guntur-Rayagada Express and also affected the running of other trains on the route. A student was slipped while deboarding Guntur-Raigad express train and got #Stuck in between the train and the platform, at #Duvvada rly stn. Appreciable job by #RailwayPolice , rescued the girl safely and shifted to the nearby hospital.#Visakhapatnam #AndhraPradesh #Vizag pic.twitter.com/wezF8Eb6wl Surya Reddy (@jsuryareddy) December 7, 2022 Video: Alert cop saves Karnataka man after he slips trying to board moving train Video: Alert railway constable saves passenger who slipped from train in Secunderabad

The News Minute 7 Dec 2022 2:34 pm

Thousands of earthen lamps are lit up on the BHU campus

Varanasi, Dec 06 (ANI): Thousands of earthen lamps are lit up on the BHU campus as the famous Karthikai Deepam festival of South India is being organized at the Kashi Tamil Sangamam program, in Varanasi on Tuesday. (ANI Photo) Varanasi, Dec 06 (ANI): Thousands of earthen lamps are lit up on the BHU campus as 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 7 Dec 2022 1:50 pm

#MeToo in Tollywood: Report on sexual harassment remains unpublished

TNM Follow-up Though the committee constituted to study the matter submitted its report in June this year, it remains unpublished. Balakrishna Ganeshan Picxy.com/sriraghuphotography December is the follow-up month at TNM where we go back to headlines of the past for a status update. In this series, we strive to bring the focus back to promises made by governments, revisit official investigations that should have been completed by now and exhume issues of public interest that lost steam over time. Four years ago, in April 2018, a semi-nude protest by television anchor-turned-actor Sri Reddy exposed the prevalence of sexual harassment in the Telugu film industry. The protest prompted the Women and Transgender Organisations Joint Action Committee (WTOJAC) to approach the High Court in Telangana to look into the exploitation of women in the entertainment industry. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) also took suo moto cognizance of the issue. Following consistent efforts from the WTOJAC, a collective of women and transwomen activists based in Hyderabad, a High-level committee comprising all police commissioners, labour commissioners including the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Commissioner, and other stakeholders was formed to study workplace harassment and discrimination against women and gender minorities in the industry. But what happened later? The News Minute did a follow-up. Timeline of events On April 7, 2018, actor Sri Reddy protested outside the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce in Film Nagar, Hyderabad, following which WTOJAC held a meeting with many women artists to understand the gravity of the issue and the discrimination they face. Many junior artists who are not part of any union complained about a host of workplace issues including the lack of sanitation facilities at film sets. It also came to light that there was no regulatory framework of conduct for most film-related activities such as talent scouting, casting, and shooting. On April 11, they wrote to Animal Husbandry and Cinematography Minister Talasani Srinivas asking him to constitute a high-level committee for the safety, security, and welfare of women and transgender artists. Simultaneously, they approached the Telangana High Court and the State Womens Commission. Following the intervention of the State Womens Commission, a High-level committee consisting of police commissioners, SHE teams, film producers, and directors was constituted in April 2019 under GO Rt No 984. The then chairman of the Telangana State Film Development Corporation (TSFDC) Ram Mohan was appointed as the chairman of the High-level committee. In the same year, the High-level committee formed a sub-committee to make recommendations to the High-level committee which would help the government to come up with guidelines to curtail the menace of sexual harassment in the workplace. Current status Upon investigation, the TNM team learned that the sub-committee had submitted its findings on instances of sexual harassment and proposed recommendations to ensure accountability. Though the report was submitted to the High-level committee five months ago, the government is yet to make this report public for reasons best known to them. The report was submitted in June this year, said A Suneetha, a member of the sub-committee. The sub-committee did not limit itself to sexual harassment instances but also looked into the nature of gender equality in terms of parity in all departments, Suneetha said. Another member of the sub-committee, Kondaveeti Satyavathi said, The Chief Secretary assured us that the findings would be made public and uploaded to a website, but that has not happened until now. The sub-committee had conducted at least 20 meetings with different stakeholders from the Telugu film and television industry in the last three years to design a legal framework to address sexual harassment at the workplace. The COVID-19 lockdowns in 2020 delayed the study as interviews could not be conducted. However, interviews were later held online where questions such as the number of members associations have, the number of women among them, the reasons for the paucity of women, the membership fee, etc., were asked. A similar situation exists in the Kerala film industry as well, with respect to workplace sexual harassment. Following the sexual assault of a woman actor allegedly executed at the behest of actor Dileep, a committee under justice Hema to study the prevalence of sexual harassment in the Malayalam film industry was set up in 2017. However, the findings of this report have not been made public, seemingly because a powerful lobby is against it. Fear of the #MeToo movement being silenced There has been an indiscriminate delay in publishing the report of the sub-committee to the High-level committee in the case of the investigations in Tollywood. The report titled Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination in the Telugu Film and Television Industries may have crucial details about workplace conditions in the industry and how it affects women and gender minorities. Recently, the Telangana High Court closed the PIL moved by the WTOJAC citing that the government had already constituted a committee to address the issue, which has left the activists fighting for gender justice anxious. The High Court should not have closed the PIL. This has lessened the pressure on the government on this issue, said Suneetha. The News Minute reached out to Commissioner of Information and Public Relations, Arvind Kumar, who was monitoring the progress of the High-level committee, via email and phone to find out the reasons behind the delay in publishing the report. He remained inaccessible. We also reached out to the newly appointed chairman of TSFDC, Anil Kurmachalam. But the new chairman said that he did not know the progress of these events. This copy will be updated following the official response.

The News Minute 7 Dec 2022 11:21 am

Karthikai Deepam festival celebrated with pomp; 8th batch of 200 delagates in Kashi

Over 200 entrepreneurs from Tamil Nadu reached the holy city on Monday late night as part of the 8h batch of delegates to attend the month-long Kashi Tamil Sangamam.

The Times of India 7 Dec 2022 8:43 am

Nishad Party MLA supporters booked for assaulting staff

Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ally Nishad Partys MLA from Mirzapur's Majhwa, Vinod Bind were booked for ransacking Dhaphi toll plaza in Varanasi on Sunday and thrashing its staff.

The Times of India 7 Dec 2022 8:42 am

Babri anniv: Mkts remain closed, peaceful mourning on Black Day

Markets in Naisadak, Dalmandi and other Muslim-dominated localities remained closed on Tuesday as people of the community observed Black Day on the anniversary of Babri demolition (December 6).

The Times of India 7 Dec 2022 8:42 am

Girl raped by her friend's brother, later teacher also...

Bharatpur: A shocking incident is coming out from Rajasthan's Bharatpur district, here a shocking incident of raping a girl student by threatening to make pornographic videos viral has come to light. According to the news received, the brother of two of her friends raped a student by threatening to make her pornographic video viral in the Nagar police station area. And after this, in the name of getting the obscene video deleted, her teacher also raped the girl student. Now the victim has filed a case of rape by giving a complaint in the city police station. After this, the police registered the case and started an investigation. Regarding the incident, the city police station in-charge Harlal says that a student studying in class 12 has given a complaint of rape in the city police station, on which a case is being registered and an investigation is being done. Let us tell you that in the complaint from the victim's side, it has been said that a year ago one of her friends had called her to her house where her sister and cousin were already present. According to the complaint, her friend at home left her alone with her cousin and sister and went to make tea herself. Thereafter, The victim said that after finding her alone, a person named Lokesh raped her and took her obscene photographs, and also made videos. On the other hand, in the complaint, the victim has told that she told her friend about the whole incident and requested her to delete the photo. Whereas after this, the friend and her sister said that she will have to do as Lokesh says and after that, he will delete the photo. At the same time, the victim alleges that after this the criminal took her to a field where she was raped again. The victim says that after this, in the name of making the photo viral, the criminal blackmailed her and raped her several times. The process of raping the victim did not stop here. The victim told that Mansingh, a teacher at her school, got information about her obscene photo, after which her teacher promised to getthe photo of the victim deleted and he also forcibly raped her. 50-year-old Shiva temple vandalized in Varanasi, Hindus create ruckus Dowry, Torture, and then Triple Talaq, case filed against Arif and his family Married woman raped by Asif, who came on pretext of repairing the fridge

News Track 6 Dec 2022 3:16 pm

Andhra techie slits medicos throat and kills her for refusing to marry him

Crime Tapaswi, a third-year medical student, had broken up with Gnaneswar in November and had even approached the police due to his harassment, a police officer said. TNM Staff Gnaneswar and Tapaswi A third-year student of a dental college in Vijayawada was killed by her stalker, who slit her throat for refusing to marry him on Monday, December 5. The murder happened in Takkellapadu village of Guntur districts Pedakakani mandal, where the woman, Tapaswi, had gone to stay with a friend. Her former boyfriend Gnaneswar followed her there, and following an argument over her rejection of his marriage proposal, he allegedly slit her throat with a surgical blade, police said. According to Pedakakani Circle Inspector (CI) Suresh, Tapaswi and Gnaneswar, both natives of Krishna district, met about two years ago on Instagram and had been in a relationship since then. While Tapaswi was a medical student, Gnaneswar is a BTech graduate who had been working as a software engineer. Lately, they had been fighting often, and had broken up in November, he said. About a month ago, Tapaswi had even filed a complaint against Gnaneswar at a police station in Krishna district, which further escalated their differences, the CI added. They had decided to get married but had frequent fights recently. In November, there seemed to have been a meeting where family elders also intervened. Since then, they had not been in touch, the police officer said. Lately, Gnaneswar had been forcing her to marry him, but Tapaswi had refused and gone to stay with her friend, the CI said. On Monday, Gnaneswar figured out that Tapaswi was in Takkellapadu, and reached there around 8.50 pm. He felt she wouldn't marry him, so he argued with her and slit her throat with a surgical blade. His intention seemed to have been that if she didnt marry him, she shouldnt marry anyone else. He had decided that if she wouldnt marry him, she shouldnt live. He was arguing that both of them should die and while doing so, he slit her throat. The woman died on the way to the hospital. He attempted suicide but is out of danger, and has been arrested, the CI said. While Tapaswi is a native of Krishnapuram village of Vuyyuru mandal in Krishna district, Gnaneswar is a BTech graduate from Manikonda village of Unguturu mandal of the same district, and has been working for a private company. Read: Stalker who killed Andhra student in broad daylight last year sentenced to death

The News Minute 6 Dec 2022 12:56 pm

AP: Industries find it easier to pay compensation than implement safety protocols

TNM Follow-up Two accidents occurred in two months in industrial parks after the LG Polymers accident. Experts argue that in the name of ease of doing business, there is a lack of accountability and corresponding safety measures. E Bhavani IANS December is the follow-up month at TNM where we go back to headlines of the past for a status update. In this series, we strive to bring focus back to promises made by governments, revisit official investigations that should have been completed by now and exhume issues of public interest that lost steam over time. On August 2 this year, 129 employees at an apparel company Brandix Intimate India Limited were hospitalised after inhaling an unpleasant odour. On June 3, another incident was reported from the company, wherein approximately 300 women were hospitalised following an alleged gas leak, the nature and source of which have not yet been determined. Some of the women who became ill on June 3 were also admitted to the hospital on August 2. The two incidents at Brandix were the latest in a long line of incidents that have dogged Visakhapatnam, which is home to several Special Economic Zones (SEZ). Brandix is located in Atchutapuram SEZ, and the company is spread around 400 acres. The incident was thought to have been caused by ammonia gas that leaked from another company located nearby called Porus Laboratories. But the interim report prepared by a committee appointed to look into the cause of the leak, did not mention the cause. The report only stated that only the employees of Brandix experienced the symptoms and not the workers or guards outside the plant. This raised serious questions about how a gas leak from Porus, which is about 700 metres away, did not affect workers from other plants or even the guards. A final report is expected to be submitted on December 16, 2022. Even without the final report being submitted or ascertaining the origin of the gas leak, the company was allowed to resume its operations after a few days. TNM reached out to two women who fell sick and were hospitalised. Both women claimed that their employer had taken care of them when they fell sick. One of them said, I was there when both incidents happened. I was admitted to the hospital both times immediately when I fell sick. I was told to rest for a month, and the company provided paid leave. When asked about the source of the gas leak, the woman said she was unaware of where it came from and did not question the employer. Employees at Brandix apparel company seen unconsious after gas leak. (Image source:Twitter/Revathi) Was another company made a scapegoat? Dr K Babu Rao from Scientists for People a group of senior scientists formed to study and critique the impacts of policies and activities related to science impacting the climate said, Ammonia or chlorine leak dispersion cannot reach such long distances, without affecting others in the immediate neighbourhood, unless the leakage was massive. And if it was massive, the company could have alerted the whole zone. The committee is of the preconceived opinion that a sewing plant cannot have any pollutants. However, Brandix Apparel complex has the largest effluent treatment plant in the state. In a letter to AK Parida, Chairman of the committee formed to ascertain the cause of the incident, the scientist group argued that formaldehyde, a human carcinogen, used for anti-crease properties for the fabric, was the cause of illness. The letter urged the installation of air quality monitoring instrumentation for the workers to know that they were not being forced to inhale toxic gas for agreeing to do wage work.Porus was made a scapegoat. We wrote many letters that the problem is within the company. After the second incident, they stopped blaming Porus. We looked at scientific publications on garment factories, and we are sure that the problem is within Brandix. Proper assessment of ventilation, air circulation, and air quality must be looked at, Dr Rao said. Yet another promise to enforce safety regulations In August, following the two incidents at Brandix, the Andhra Pradesh government announced that it would review the occurrence of industrial accidents with all relevant departments and that committees at the state and district levels would be established to check that all industrial units complied with all safety and environmental regulations. This was in addition to the long list of recommendations made by a committee appointed to look into the styrene gas leak at LG Polymers. The continuing incidents can only mean that the recommendations have remained on paper, while industries continue to violate rules brazenly in the absence of any stringent mechanisms to ensure compliance. Following the incident in June, members of the Human Right Forum (HRF) alleged that the medical and health facilities at the Special Economic Zone and different industrial units were insufficient and were not outfitted with the necessary tools or medical personnel to handle such a scenario of toxic exposure. In accordance with the recommendations made by the High Power Committee that looked into the cause of the styrene gas leak at LG Polymers in May 2020, HRF demanded safety audits of all industries in and around Vizag. But mounting industrial accidents even after the LG Polymer leak has effectively shown no audit was ever considered and the status quo at manufacturing facilities was maintained. Multiple accidents at pharma companies in Vizag The incident at Brandix factory was preceded by a reactor blast at Hetero Drugs situated at Hetero Infrastructures in Nakkalapalli. The company is one of the largest manufacturers of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and was responsible for manufacturing the first generic version (Covifor) of the drug Remdesivir, widely used in the treatment of COVID-19. On February 23, 2022, one employee died due to a reactor blast at the manufacturing facility and left four people injured. In 2013, four workers died in another reactor blast at this pharma company. The company was also slapped with a fine of Rs 7 crore in July this year, by the National Green Tribunal for releasing effluents into the sea from its laboratory and laying pipelines in the forest area without permission from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. Prof P Jagannadha Rao from Andhra Universitys Chemistry department who was on the committee looking into the Brandix incident pointed to a lack of an advisory board to suggest or guide the industries to implement standard operating procedures and recommendations. A qualified senior person with experience in all the aspects of industrial safety must be employed in addition to existing teams with separate departments such as risk identification, risk management, hazardous operations and simultaneous operations, he said. Emphasising that safety is a continuous process, Rao said, As long as the operation is going on, safety measures are to be taken and there is no limit to the bare minimum. As technology upgrades, the safety ecosystem faces challenges and it must update knowledge to tackle the issues. Continuous surveillance and continuous advisory are very much needed to reduce the accidents. Andhra Pradesh prides itself on being at the helm of the pharma industry in India and is the largest exporter of pharma products. According to the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board, the states share was 6% of national exports amounting to Rs 24,538 crore and constituted 16% of Indias production value as of FY 2018-19. Vizag alone has more than 150 pharma manufacturing units. With so much at stake, it is easy to wonder whether the government has found itself unwilling to come down heavily on violators and has found it easier to dispense compensation rather than insisting on strict safety protocols. Experts argued that the government had consistently relaxed regulations to encourage industrial activity at the expense of environmental damage and human loss which the companies easily get away with. The accident led to a lot of heated discussions about safety regulations, but the question remains if they are being adequately implemented. Companies are not held accountable even after numerous accidents, which demonstrates that the industry promoters who are alleged to have close ties to the succeeding political leaderships have cynically maintained and run the facility and are directly or indirectly to blame for the deaths of the innocent workers and the disruption of their livelihoods. LG Polymer accident highlights the need for industrial safety education As the pandemic lockdown rules were eased in May 2020, one of the largest styrene vapour release from a bulk storage tank anywhere in the world took place in LG Polymers Plant in Visakhapatnam on May 7. In the immediate aftermath of the accident, 12 people lost their lives, and 1,000 people were hospitalised and livestock and vegetation were destroyed. The National Green Tribunal took up a suo motu case and a fine of Rs 50 crore was levied on the company after factoring in the extent of the damage. The state government provided compensation of approximately Rs 60 crore including Rs 10,000 each to about 20,000 residents of affected villages. Army Personnel Rescue people during the Styrene gas leak at LG Polymers. (Image source: Twitter/Labeed Aliya) In the aftermath of the leak at LG Polymers, a high-powered committee led by IAS officer Neerabh Kumar Prasad concluded that the negligence of the management was largely to blame for the accident. The committee, which submitted its report on July 6, 2020, made it clear that the accident was caused due to flouting safety regulations and warnings. Over 20 instances of negligence attributed to the management were highlighted. It also highlighted the failure of several departments, including the Directorate of Factories, the Department of Industries, the Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board, etc., to ensure that LG Polymers complied with all safety procedures and protocols. The committee also suggested relocating LG Polymers to a place far from populated areas, preferably in industrial parks that had been approved and notified. It also mandated the appointment of a senior-level safety officer in the factory. In addition, the committee recommended regular monitoring of onsite and offsite emergency plans for hazardous industries located close to residential areas, as well as mock drills inside the industrial facilities at least every six months and outside the facilities once a year. Most importantly, the committee recommended the establishment of a State Factory Safety Board in each state and a Central Factory Safety Board at the national level, composed of experts and technically qualified individuals with sufficient experience in dealing with factory safety issues. While the high-powered committee was busy framing safety recommendations, a gas leak occurred at the Sainor Life Sciences factory on June 30, 2020. Benzimidazole gas leakage resulted in the deaths of two employees and caused severe injuries to four employees at the plant. On July 7, a day after the high-powered submitted its safety recommendations on the LG Polymer gas leak, two employees died in an explosion at Visakha Solvents's building in Pharma City, which occurred due to improper working of vacuum pumps. Locals said they heard around a dozen explosions in the building. The company paid Rs 35 lakh ex gratia to the families of the deceased. The NGT cited several infrastructure non-compliances in its report and slapped a Rs 30 lakh fine for the contribution of emissions into the environment and vegetation loss. The explosion at Visakha Solvents. (Image source: Twitter/Revathi) Easier to pay compensation than implement safety protocols Companies which violate safety protocols have found it easier to just pay a fine and resume operations. Sainor Life Sciences paid Rs 35 lakh to the deceased and Rs 24 lakh to Andhra Pradesh Pollution Control Board and they resumed their operations. After the LG Polymers accident, the government announced Rs 1 crore compensation to the kin of the deceased and Rs 50 lakh as ex gratia to the families of the deceased in all accidents. Former bureaucrat and environmental activist EAS Sarma filed a plea with the National Green Tribunal after the gas leak from LP Polymers, questioning the permissions that were given to the company to operate and prosecuting LGs management. He said, Around 40 accidents have occurred in the past few years. Ex-gratia payment was given to the deceased families, and the issue was silenced. The toxic chemicals have been causing pollution everywhere, and the polluter has been getting away with it. In LG Polymers case, we argued to set up a health check-up of all the affected people nearby as styrene is highly toxic and the polluter has to pay. That did not happen. All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) state general secretary Koteshwar Rao pointed out an important aspect of compensation and said, In some cases, the injured or the person who was partially burnt by 30% or 50% may die after lying in hospital for long. Sometimes they lose the willpower to fight pain and give up. These people do not receive the compensation as deceased. They receive the ex-gratia payment as the injured only. The families do not reach out to authorities due to lack of awareness or resources. In incidents like that of Brandix, the affected employees were paid swift compensation and provided leave. This ensured that the employees did not bother to raise questions about their safety.

The News Minute 6 Dec 2022 12:12 pm

Tamil artistes promise to visit Sangam City again during Kumbh Mela 2025

The seventh batch of delegates comprising 231 artists, most of women, from Tamil Nadu on Monday arrived in Prayagraj from Varanasi and performed kummi folk dance at Sangam area.

The Times of India 6 Dec 2022 11:37 am

Allahabad HC to continue hearing AIM plea in Gyanvapi case today

The Allahabad high court will continue to hear on December 6 a civil revision petition filed by Anjuman Intezamia Masajid (AIM) that has challenged a Varanasi court order turning down its objections to the maintainability of the suit filed by five Hindu women, seeking permission to regularly worship Shringar Gauri and other deities in Varanasi's Gyanvapi mosque compound.

The Times of India 6 Dec 2022 11:29 am

District judge to hear plea on Gyanvapi on Jan 5

The court of district judge Ajay Krishna Vishvesha on Monday fixed January 5 as the next date for hearing on the application of the next friend of Swayambhu Jyotirlinga Bhagwan Vishweshwar, advocate Vijay Shankar Rastogi.

The Times of India 6 Dec 2022 8:46 am

Regular hearing on plea of 5 Hindu women from Jan 23

The court of district judge Ajay Krishna Vishvesha on Monday fixed January 23 as the next date for regular hearing on the original suit no.

The Times of India 6 Dec 2022 8:46 am

Eight-day sports festival from Dec 8-15

Along with the cultural and religious amalgamation, the month-long Kashi Tamil Sangamam will also witness the union of the players from north and south in an eight-day sports festival being organised by the Sports Authority of India from December 8 to 15.

The Times of India 6 Dec 2022 8:46 am

Exhibition of rare Tamil books & manuscripts inaugurated

An enthralling treasure of Tamil culture came to the fore at the Central Library of Banaras Hindu University with the inauguration of the exhibition of Tamil language Rare Books and Manuscripts on Monday.

The Times of India 6 Dec 2022 8:45 am

Karthikai Deepam fest celebrations at BHU on Tue

In a welcoming gesture The Banaras Hindu University has geared up to celebrate the Karthikai Deepam festival of South India, in which thousands of lamps will light up the BHU campus on Tuesday. Preparations are underway to celebrate the festival in a grand way at the Kashi Tamil Sangamam.

The Times of India 6 Dec 2022 8:45 am

Tamil educationists praise Yogi, say devpt unprecedented in UP

A group of Tamil Nadu educationists, who have arrived in the city to take part in Kashi Tamil Sangamam, praised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanaths model of good governance and development.

The Times of India 6 Dec 2022 8:45 am

Ballia cops arrest two love gurus, rescue two girls

The Ballia police, on Sunday, arrested two love gurus and rescued two girls in Bairiyia area of the district. Both the arrested accused were sent to jail under relevant sections, while the girls were sent for medical examination.

The Times of India 6 Dec 2022 8:45 am

Shringar Gauri: Regular hearing on plea of 5 Hindu women plaintiffs from January 23

The court of district judge Ajay Krishna Vishvesha on Monday fixed January 23 as the next date for regular hearing on the original suit no. 18/2022 Rakhi Singh vs state of UP and others in which five women plaintiffs are seeking regular worship of Shringar Gauri and other deities in Gyanvapi mosque compound in view of the Allahabad high court's directive.

The Times of India 6 Dec 2022 5:59 am

Andhra woman murdered over a year ago, body found inside house in plastic drum

Crime The police have formed five teams to identify the woman and locate the tenant who had resided in the house over one and a half years ago. Paul Oommen Screenshot from video In a shocking incident, a womans body, aged around 25 years, was found stuffed inside a plastic drum at a house in Vikalangula colony in Visakhapatnams Madhurawada in Andhra Pradesh. Based on preliminary investigation, police suspect that the woman was murdered and then stuffed inside the drum around one and a half years ago. No arrests have been made as yet. Speaking to TNM, PM Palem Circle Inspector said, The owner opened the lock of the house nearly one and a half years after his tenant left in July 2021. A drum was found in which the body of the woman was packed inside a blanket and then a plastic cover. The cover was placed inside a plastic drum and sealed using packing tape. We have formed five special teams to identify the woman and search for the man who had stayed in the house. According to the police, they are verifying with other police stations of any missing woman complaints that were lodged around the same time. They are also trying to locate the tenant, Rishi, aged around 27, who earlier stayed in this house. Rishi and his wife were staying in the house owned by Nanduri Ramesh. On Sunday night, Visakhapatnam Commissioner CH Srikanth had told media, The said case has come to light from Maduravada of Visakhapatnam when the owner of the house forcibly entered the house to clear the belongings present in the house. In June 2021, the tenant vacated the house without clearing the dues citing his wife's pregnancy. But it is said that he had come to the house through the back door once later but yet hadn't paid the owner. After waiting for over one year, the owner forcibly entered the house to clear the belongings of the tenant when he found body parts of a woman inside a drum. The Commissioner had initially suspected that the woman could have been the tenants wife. But later it was clarified that it wasnt the tenants wife. The police have booked a case under Sections 302 (Murder) and 201 (Destroying evidence of a crime committed) of the Indian Penal Code. Police have formed five special teams and are investigating the case. READ:GHMCs public fridges initiative nearly dead: Only 7 out of 35 functional

The News Minute 5 Dec 2022 5:55 pm

Geneticist claims that the people of Varanasi Kashi and Tamil Nadu have the same DNA - Sanatan Prabhat -

Geneticist claims that the people of Varanasi Kashi and Tamil Nadu have the same DNA - Sanatan Prabhat

Google News 5 Dec 2022 12:17 pm

Four killed in Andhra road accident while returning from Sabarimala

Accident The accident happened in Bapatla district, where police said the vehicle driver seemed to have lost control due to high speed and also the dense fog in the area. IANS Four people were killed and at least 15 others injured in a road accident in Andhra Pradesh's Bapatla district on Monday, December 5. The accident occurred near Jampani village in Vemuru mandal when a mini truck in which they were travelling overturned. The injured were shifted to a hospital in Tenali. The victims were from Krishna districts Pedana mandal and were returning home from a pilgrimage to Sabarimala. The deceased were identified as Pasham Ramesh (55), B Panduranga Rao (40), B Pavan Kumar (25) and Bodina Ramesh (42). After reaching Tenali Railway Station early in the morning, the victims boarded a Tata Ace to reach their destination in Krishna district. Police said the vehicle driver seemed to have lost control due to high speed and also the dense fog in the area. While three persons died on the spot, the fourth victim succumbed on the way to the hospital. The injured were admitted to a government-run hospital at Tenali. The condition of three of them is stated to be critical and authorities were making arrangements to shift them to Guntur. Earlier on November 19, as many as 18 people including an eight-year-old boy suffered injuries after a bus carrying Sabarimala pilgrims from Andhra Pradesh met with an accident and overturned near Laha in Keralas Pathanamthitta district. The mishap occurred when 44 pilgrims from Vijayawada were on their way back after offering worship at the hill shrine.

The News Minute 5 Dec 2022 12:12 pm

VHP leader announces to distribute licensed swords after controversial training in Varanasi

It is contrary to Indian law according to which one needs to have a license for keeping any kind of sword or knife that is larger than nine inches, and those that are not kitchen appliances

The Hindu 5 Dec 2022 10:42 am

Be it north or south, people of India are one: Sitharaman

Kashi Tamil Sangamam is further strengthening the sense of oneness among the people of the country, said the Union finance and corporate affairs minister, Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday and added that be it North or the South, the people of India are one.

The Times of India 5 Dec 2022 8:34 am

Now, govt focus is on enabling people to become job provider

Government of India is making sure to achieve the goal of equitable growth, said Union finance and corporate affairs Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman said while interacting with the students of department of economics, Banaras Hindu University on Sunday on the topic Future of Indian Economy &

The Times of India 5 Dec 2022 8:34 am

Tamil delegates visits Subramaniam Bharti's house

The Times of India 5 Dec 2022 7:22 am

North or south, people of India are one: Sitharaman

The Times of India 5 Dec 2022 7:19 am

Uttar Pradesh: 100 bodies buried? SHRC team searches Ballia house

The arrival of a posse of vehicles disturbed the tranquility of Ratsar, a small village under Gadwar police station of Ballia district, on Friday morning.

The Times of India 5 Dec 2022 6:04 am

Uttar Pradesh: Over 100 bodies buried? Rights body team searches Ballia house

The arrival of a posse of vehicles disturbed the tranquility of Ratsar, a small village under Gadwar police station of Ballia district, on Friday morning.

The Times of India 4 Dec 2022 9:05 pm

1,400 temples in a year: Opposition says CM Jagan trying to counter anti-Hindu image

politics For each temple, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Srivani Trust will provide Rs 10 lakh. E Bhavani The Andhra Pradesh government recently announced that it would complete the construction of 1,400 temples in villages across 26 districts in one year. Under this project a religious NGO Samarasata Sewa Foundation (SSF), a Vijayawada-based Hindu organisation said to be affiliated to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will take up the construction of 340 temples and 1,060 temples will be built with the TTD Srivani Trust funds. Endowments Minister Kottu Satyanarayana on Tuesday, November 29, said that Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy was committed to the development of temples in the state and every effort was being made in that direction. He said, For each temple, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Srivani Trust will provide Rs 10 lakh out of which, Rs 8 lakh will be used to build the temple, and the remaining Rs 2 lakh will be used to install idols in the temple. He added that TTD would provide Venkateswara idols free of cost, and a 25% subsidy would be given for the idols of other gods and goddesses. A person of the rank of Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) would be assigned to personally oversee the work. Additionally, special staff would be recruited on a voluntary basis to oversee the project works, if needed. The Minister urged the locals to support the programme and make donations to the temple, but adhere to the design prepared by the Endowments Department. Reacting to the move, Komareddy Pattabhi Ram, national spokesperson of the Telugu Desam Party told TNM, This is not a new thing Jagan has started. The previous governments also built around 500 temples with the funds available with TTD in collaboration with SSF. He added that it was not any new love of the CM, but it was the only way TTD Srivani Trust funds could be used. Pattabhi Ram alleged, No matter what the CM does, he will be remembered as a CM who destroyed temples. No culprit has been caught in any temple vandalisation cases. It must be noted here that towards the end of 2020, Andhra Pradesh police arrested337 and 180 cases were filed againstpeople suspected in cases of temple vandalism. Pointing out to the incident at Visakhapatnam railway station where the receipts of auto-rickshaw stands administered by the traffic police carried teachings of Christ, he said, People already understand what Jagan is no matter how hard he tries to attract people. The Communist Party of India (M) state secretariat member Babu Rao commented that the ruling Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress party was trying to draw Hindu votes. He said, It is devised to counter the anti-Hindu and pro-Christian image of CM Jagan. Associating with organisations like SSF indirectly means there is a consensus between BJP-YSRCP. It is an understanding without any antagonism. RSS is not just a religious organisation but also a religious fundamentalist organisation. If the government has to do anything they can do it alone. Sri Venkateswara Aalayala Nirmanam Trust also known as Srivani Trust was established with an objective to construct Sri Venkateswara Swamy temples across the nation, particularly in SC/ST/BC areas as the Trust believed that these colonies were more susceptible to religious conversion. The donations received would also be used for renovation of outdated and dilapidated temples. The donor contributes Rs 10,000 for VIP Break Darshan which is deposited into this trust. It was reported that the trust revenue reached Rs 506 crore in September.

The News Minute 4 Dec 2022 11:44 am

FM prays at KVT, meets Subramania Bharati kin

Union minister for finance and corporate affairs, Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday offered prayers at Kedar Ghat, Hanuman Ghat. She also took a boat ride along the ghats in Ganga and visited the residence of poet Subramania Bharati at Hanuman Ghat and met his family members.

The Times of India 4 Dec 2022 8:35 am

Varanasi: Renovated Pawan Path in Kashi to have 100 grand pillars soon

The millennia-old city of Kashi is all set to have 100 grand pillars on 10 Pawan Path Yatra, which is being renovated, by December 2023. A fund of Rs. 24.35 crore will be spent on this project.

The Times of India 4 Dec 2022 6:47 am

Soul connect: Seventh batch of 208 spiritual leaders visits Kashi Vishwanath Dham, ghats

The seventh group of people associated with culture, heritage and tradition reached Varanasi from Tamil Nadu on Friday night to participate in the month-long Kashi-Tamil Sangamam.

The Times of India 4 Dec 2022 6:46 am

Uttar Pradesh: Session on people management inside, outside team, organization held

The Ghazipur district administration hosted a session on self-management and people management for the district officials on Saturday.

The Times of India 4 Dec 2022 6:46 am

Uttar Pradesh: Rs 28 lakh 'smuggled' gold seized from 2 flyers

Customs officials on Saturday detained two passengers at Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport here and recovered 521 grams of 'smuggled' gold worth Rs 28 lakh, 11 iPhones and two smartwatches from their possession.

The Times of India 4 Dec 2022 6:46 am

Varanasi: Over 35,000 to get degrees at 102nd Banaras Hindu University convocation

The Banaras Hindu University is gearing up for its 102nd Convocation scheduled on December 10. The convocation is taking place after a gap of almost three years due to global Covid-19.

The Times of India 4 Dec 2022 6:46 am

Bengaluru airport to use facial recognition technology for passengers to check-in

Technology The app Digi Yatra promises a contactless and paperless travel through the use of facial recognition technology to passengers departing from Bengaluru airport. TNM Staff Domestic passengers at Kempegowda International Airport can now expect quicker movement through the airport terminal with the use of Digi Yatra app, which uses facial verification technology. The app which was rolled out in a limited version earlier, was extended to all passengers from December 1. Through this, passengers can register on the Digi Yatra app with their identity credentials and facial biometrics. They can then pass through the airport without any travel documents or id proof and their identity will be verified through biometric technology stationed at departure gates. The facility is available only to passengers departing from Bengaluru airport and flying out on Vistara, Air India, Air Asia and IndiGo airlines. The app promises a contactless, paperless, and seamless check-in to boarding process to ensure an easy and convenient travel experience. Keeping privacy concerns in mind, the data is stored securely and deleted 24 hours after the passengers travel. The beta version of the app was rolled out by the Ministry of Civil Aviation on August 15, 2022, and was open only to Android users. With the full roll-out, the facility was extended to iOS users as well. Apart from Bengaluru, the facility is presently available to passengers flying out of Delhi and Varanasi airports. How does it work? Passengers hoping to use this facility can download the Digi Yatra app on their phones. The current version of the app is available on both Android and iOS platforms. They have to complete a one-time online registration process by uploading their details, identity credentials (either offline Aadhaar or DigiLocker) and facial biometrics. Once the passenger completes the online registration, they can proceed to web check-in and upload the scanned boarding pass. Upon reaching the airport, the passenger can scan their boarding pass at the departure e-gates and get their facial biometrics captured by facing the camera. The e-gates will open upon validation, and this will ensure passenger entry into the terminal. As the passenger journeys through the airport, their travel documents will not be required as they will be authenticated and verified at every touchpoint by state-of-the-art biometric technology. The use of the app is optional, and passengers who are not keen on using this facility can continue to pass through departure gates by showing physical ids and tickets. The Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has been at the forefront of pushing this technology and pilot trials have been held at the Bengaluru airport from 2017. BIAL sources said that interest had picked up from passengers after the complete roll-out of the app and they had put up kiosks and assigned staff to create awareness in passengers about how to use the facility comfortably. Following the complete roll-out, BIAL Managing Director and CEO Hari Marar posted on Linkedin, stating that DigiYatra was aimed at offering a seamless, hassle-free and health-risk-free process for air travellers across airports in India.

The News Minute 3 Dec 2022 12:09 pm

Indian company set to build country's first urban ropeway in Kashi

An Indian firm will construct India's first 'urban ropeway' project in Varanasi which is likely to start operations by May 2025. The work on this project will start by May 2023.

The Times of India 3 Dec 2022 9:19 am

Kashi court defers hearing in five Gyanvapi cases for January 5

The fast-track court of civil judge (senior division) Mahendra Kumar Pandey on Friday fixed January 5 as the next date for hearing five cases related to Shringar Gauri-Gyanvapi mosque.

The Times of India 3 Dec 2022 8:42 am

IIT-BHU student offered highest 1.2cr package

The highest compensation package of Rs 1.2 crore was offered to a student of the department of Mathematical Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi by Graviton, a reputed trading firm during the placement process in progress here.

The Times of India 3 Dec 2022 8:39 am

3 held for attacking staff of firm working for Jal Shakti Mission

The Chandauli police, on Thursday, arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in attacking the staff of a company working for the Jal Shakti Abhiyan of the government.

The Times of India 3 Dec 2022 8:39 am

Sangamam not only about North & South, its about the entire India

Union minister of state for education, Subhas Sarkar said that Kashi Tamil Sangamam is not only about celebrating various aspects of the historical, civilizational and cultural connection between the North and the South, but its about the entire India.

The Times of India 3 Dec 2022 8:39 am

Jilted lover kills ex-girlfriend at Azamgarh railway station, tries to end life

A 22-year-old jilted lover slit the throat of his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend in full public view as she alighted from a train at Azamgarh railway station on Thursday evening.

The Times of India 3 Dec 2022 5:58 am

Uttar Pradesh: Youth slits ex-girlfriends throat at Azamgarh railway station, tries to kill self

A 22-year-old 'jilted lover' allegedly slit the throat of his 18-year-old former girlfriend in full public view as she alighted from a train at Azamgarh railway station on Thursday evening.

The Times of India 2 Dec 2022 9:34 pm

Bengaluru airport to use facial recognition for passengers to check-in

Bengaluru news Currently, passengers can use facial recognition to check in at Delhi and Varanasi airports. TNM Staff Pixabay The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) is one of the three airports in the country where passengers can experience a contactless and paperless check-in process. With the launch of Digi Yatra app by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, passengers can now use their faces as a boarding pass. This feature is currently available in the Delhi and Varanasi airports as well. To avail this service passengers will have to mandatorily provide their Aadhar details. According to The Hindu, this service is not currently available but will be provided to passengers at a later stage. The beta version of the Digi Yatra app was launched in KIA on August 15 this year. Jyotiraditya Scinda, Minister for Civil Aviation, launched this initiative at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Thursday. The Hindu mentioned that by March 2023, this feature will be extended to various other airports in the country including Hyderabad, Kolkata, Pune and Vijayawada. Using facial recognition for checking-in is completely voluntary and this initiative will be available only for domestic flights. How to use the Digi Yatra app: >The passenger will have to download the Digi Yatra app and register using the One Time Password (OTP) that they receive on their Aadhaar-linked phone number.>Next, the passenger will have to upload their Aadhar details, a photo of themselves and the boarding pass for the upcoming flight.>With these details, the passenger will now be able to enter the airport after scanning the QR code on the digital boarding pass and a facial scan. The passenger will be able to gain access to the security area with a facial scan as well. However, while checking-in and dropping off luggage, the passenger will have to use the digital or physical boarding pass and furnish other government IDs.

The News Minute 2 Dec 2022 10:23 am

Uttar Pradesh: 75-hour drive to clean garbage dumping spots in 75 districts on

Kicking off the 75-hour campaign to attend to the garbage vulnerable points across 750 local bodies in 75 districts of the state, the urban development department is aiming at sprucing up 1,500 to 2,000 locations.

The Times of India 2 Dec 2022 8:46 am

Bharatiya Kisan Sangh to hold Kisan Garjana Rally on Dec 19

The Bharatiya Kisan Sangh will organise a Kisan Garjana Rally at the Ram Leela Maidan in Delhi on December 19 for the demand of remunerative price on the basis of cost.

The Times of India 2 Dec 2022 8:45 am

Group of Buddhist women from Leh meet Banaras Hindu University VC

A group of Buddhist women from Hanu-Aryan valley of Leh met the vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University, Prof Sudhir Kumar Jain on Thursday during their visit to the university on November 29 as a part of Operation Sadhbhavna being conducted by Forever in Operations Division of

The Times of India 2 Dec 2022 8:45 am

DM reviews arrangements for urban body general election-2022

The district magistrate S Rajalingam reviewed the arrangements being made for the preparations for conducting the urban body general election-2022. He inspected the polling party departure site in the Police Line and also strong room and counting place made in Pahdia Mandi on Thursday.

The Times of India 2 Dec 2022 8:45 am

Boatmen halt ops in Ganga, hold meet on safety guidelines

Boat operations were stopped in the Ganga since morning on Thursday as boatmen held a meeting on guidelines for the safety of pilgrims and tourists.

The Times of India 2 Dec 2022 8:45 am

Sangamam opportunity to experience richness & diversity of India: BHU VC

The vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University, Professor Sudhir Kumar Jain, on Thursday, visited the Kashi Tamil Sangamam venue at the Amphitheatre ground and had a look at the exhibitions of a large range of products.

The Times of India 2 Dec 2022 8:45 am