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Gyanvapi case: Litigants' security, steps against hate-mongers keep police busy

Providing security to the litigants and others associated with the Gyanvapi case as well as reining hate mongers on social media has come as a bid challenge for the men in khaki, who are also working hard to maintain communal harmony and peace apart from increasing the monitoring of the Gyanvapi security following the claims of finding a shivling in its ablution pond.

26 May 2022 11:52 am
Uttar Pradesh: High number of applicants stalls release of Gyanvapi survey footage

A day after the district judge court ordered providing copies of the court-mandated Gyanvapi survey footage and photographs to the litigants, the process of releasing the survey material to the parties began here on Wednesday although nobody could get the copies in compact disks (CDs) as the number of applicants swelled beyond reasonable limits.

26 May 2022 10:24 am
Vedic Sanghs plea seeking ban on Muslims in Gyanvapi sent to FTC

District judge Ajay Krishna Vishvesha on Wednesday transferred the petition of Vishwa Vedic Sanatan Sangh's (VVSS), seeking ban on the entry of Muslims inside the Gyanvapi compound, to a fast-track court on Wednesday.

26 May 2022 3:29 am
Varanasi: Case is now headed in the right direction, say lawyers of AIM

The district judge's decision to start the hearing in Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri case with the maintainability plea of the Gyanvapi mosque management committee, the Anjuman Intezamiya Masajid (AIM), brought smile on the faces of the AIM lawyers.

25 May 2022 8:33 am
Gyanvapi case: AIMs petition onmaintainability to be heard first

The court of Varanasi district judge on Tuesday said that it would first take up the plea of the Anjuman Intezamiya Masajid (AIM), questioning the maintainability of the petition seeking puja of Shirngar Gauri inside the Gyanvapi complex, when the formal hearing begins on May 26.

25 May 2022 3:50 am
VVSS chief seeks ban on entry of Muslims in Gyanvapi

Vishwa Vedic Sanatan Sangh (VVSS) chief Jitendra Singh Visen on Tuesday filed a petition before the court of civil judge (senior division), demanding ban on entry of Muslims in the Gyanvapi compound, handing over the Gyanvapi premises to Hindus and permitting regular puja-archana

25 May 2022 3:50 am
Week-long workshop begins

A seven-day workshop on entrepreneurship and personality development started at Atal Incubation Center at Central Discovery Center (CDC) building of Banaras Hindu University on Monday.

25 May 2022 3:49 am
2 baratis die after falling into well in Cantonment

In a tragic incident, two baratis (members of wedding ceremony) died after falling into a well in Phulwaria locality in Cantonment police station area late on Monday night. They were identified as Santosh (38) and Rohit (25), both residents of Chandauli district.

25 May 2022 3:49 am
AI to help induce a shift in drug discovery approach

A one-week-long workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Drug Discovery: Quickening the Pace from Bench to Bedside, organised by the department of Pharmaceutical Engineering & Technology at the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi commenced on Monday.

25 May 2022 3:49 am
BHU VC named for alumni award by California Inst of Tech

Globally renowned California Institute of Technology, Pasadona, California, United States, has named vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University, Prof Sudhir K Jain for its Distinguished Alumni Award for the year 2022.

25 May 2022 3:49 am
Gyanvapi case is now heading in right direction, say Anjuman Intezamiya Masajid lawyers

The district judge's decision to start the hearing in Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri case with the maintainability plea of the Gyanvapi mosque management committee, the Anjuman Intezamiya Masajid (AIM), brought smile on the faces of the AIM lawyers.

24 May 2022 10:06 pm
Gyanvapi case: Anjuman Intezamiya Masajid's petition on 'maintainability' to be heard first

The court of Varanasi district judge on Tuesday said that it would first take up the plea of the Anjuman Intezamiya Masajid (AIM), questioning the maintainability of the petition seeking puja of Shirngar Gauri inside the Gyanvapi complex, when the formal hearing begins on May 26.

24 May 2022 9:34 pm
Three drown as boat capsizes in Ganga

At least three persons died after drowning while one was feared drowned when a boat carrying six persons on board capsized in river Ganga near Prabhu Ghat under the limits of Bhelupur police station on Monday.

24 May 2022 3:54 am
3 special covers, cancellation on GI goods released

The department of Posts released three special covers along with cancellation on Geographical Indications (GI) products of Varanasi - Banarasi Zardozi, Banarasi hand block prints and Banarasi wood carvings by the postmaster general of Varanasi region, Krishna Kumar Yadav with Bhaskar

24 May 2022 3:54 am
Ex-mahant of KVT seeks court permission for puja of shivling

Former mahant of Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Dr Kulpati Tiwari, on Monday moved an application in the court of Varanasi district judge Dr Ajay Krishna Vishwesh, seeking permission for regular puja-archana (worship) of the structure, said to be a shivling, found in the wuzu pond of Gyanvapi mosque during the recent court-mandated survey.

23 May 2022 10:20 pm
Shringar Gaui-Gyanvapi case: District judge to decide sequence of petitions, objections on Tuesday

Hearing the petitions related to Shringar Gauri-Gyanvapi case on Monday, district judge Dr Ajay Krishna Vishwesh fixed May 24 for deciding the sequence in which the various pleas, additional pleas, objections and other add-ons would be heard.

23 May 2022 10:17 pm
Mufti-e-Banaras appeals to people in city not to get misled by rumours

Appealing Muslims to cooperate in maintaining peace and not to get misled by rumours on Gyanvapi issue, Mufti-e-Banaras Maulana Abdul Batin Nomani said, We are confident that we will get justice from court.

23 May 2022 3:50 am
Four local women joined hands to fight for their right to worship Shringar Gauri

The four local women plaintiffs in Gyanvapi-Shringar Gauri case, Laxmi Devi, Sita Sahu, Manju Vyas and Rekha Pathak, who had filed the petition on April 18, 2021, have a humble background but are determined to get their wish of daily worship of Shringar Gauri, Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman and

23 May 2022 3:50 am
Export firm starts trials of sourcing veggies from state

Fair Exports, a major exporter for Lulu Hyper chain, has started trials of sourcing mixed vegetables, including okra, round guard, jackfruit, long beans, varieties of mango like Banarasi Langda, Dussehri, and Papaya from Purvanchal (east Uttar Pradesh) and neighbouring regions of Bihar.

23 May 2022 3:49 am
Petitioners started Gyanvapi case litigation in 1995, didnt give up

Case no. 693/2021 Rakhi Singh Vs UP government and others seeking the right to worship the idols of Shringar Gauri, Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman and Nandi on the premises of Gyanvapi mosque and stopping opponents from causing any damage to them is all set to be heard in the court of district judge from Monday, but the ground for this demand was being prepared since 1984.

22 May 2022 9:15 pm
Varanasi: Gyanvapi case files shifted to district judge court on SC order

In compliance with the Supreme Courts Friday order shifting the trial of a suit by Hindu parties seeking enforcement of their right to worship inside Varanasis Gyanvapi mosque from civil judge (senior division) to the district judge, all files related to the case were transferred to the

22 May 2022 3:39 am
Property of Manish Mishra attached

Bhadohi police on Saturday attached a building of jailed Manish Mishra worth Rs 1.88 crore in an action initiated under Gangster Act. Manish Mishra is nephew of jailed muscleman politician and former MLA Vijay Mishra.

22 May 2022 3:39 am
BHU scholar counters claim of AIM joint secy with references

Even as survey of the Gyanvapi premises has been completed by a court-appointed commission and the matter is in court, SM Yasin, joint secretary of Anjuman Intizamia Masajid (AIM), one of the parties in the Shringar Gauri worship case, has claimed that there had never been a temple at this

22 May 2022 3:38 am
FSDA busts unit making adulterated vegetable oil

The sleuths of food safety and drugs administration (FSDA) on Friday evening unearthed a unit in Katuapura area where adulterated oil was being packed in containers of prominent mustard and soyabean oil brands including Fortune and Saloni.

22 May 2022 3:38 am
2 wagons of goods train derail in Varanasi

Two wagons of a goods train was derailed near a railway crossing between Varanasi City Railway station and Varanasi Junction (Cantt railway station) on Saturday afternoon, disrupting the movement of trains on up and down lines for almost two and half hours.

22 May 2022 3:37 am
BHU prepares work plan to promote participation in sports

The University Sports Board of Banaras Hindu University has prepared a massive work plan for mass sports participation of the students in compliance with the special direction of the vice chancellor Prof Sudhir Kumar Jain.

21 May 2022 3:50 am
Uttar Pradesh: First Friday namaz after sealing of wuzu' pond passes off peacefully at Gyanvapi

The first Friday namaz after the May 16 court order sealing the wuzu khana (pond) passed off peacefully in the Gyanvapi premises amid elaborate security arrangements and alternative arrangement of water made by the Anjuman Intezamia Masajid (AIM) for ablution.

20 May 2022 7:55 pm
Gyanvapi case: AIM terms May 16 court order as unlawful, one-sided

Filing objections against the pleas for alternative arrangement of wuzu, toilet and shifting fishes after sealing of the wuzu pond in the Gyanvapi premises as well as demand for breaking some walls of the mosque for further survey, the lawyers of Anjuman Intejamia Masajid (AIM), one of the

20 May 2022 3:41 am
Varanasi: War of words over shivling at Gyanvapi mosque

Claims and counterclaims about the shivling that was purportedly found in the ablution pond of the Gyanvapi mosque complex three days ago intensified on Wednesday, a day ahead of the submission of the court-appointed commission's survey report.

19 May 2022 8:56 am
Uttar Pradesh now known for custodial deaths, encounters: Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday visited the family of the deceased 55-year-old woman Roshni, who was shot dead allegedly during a police raid at her house at Islamnagar tola of Kodragrant village in Siddharthnagar district last Saturday.

19 May 2022 8:13 am
IAS-BHU students complete EL module of milk processing, products manufacture

The final year BSc (Ag) students of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University completed their Experiential Learning (EL) module -Milk Processing and Milk Products Manufacture in the department of Dairy Science and Food Technology.

19 May 2022 3:56 am
Lawyers boycott work

No legal activity could take place in the district court on Wednesday due to decision of boycott of works by the Central Bar Association and The Banaras Bar Association against use of word- Arajak (anti-social)- for them in a letter sent by special secretary of state government Prafull

19 May 2022 3:56 am
Postal dept informs customers about mail, parcel services

The department of Posts organised a customer meet on mails and parcel business at the Varanasi Cantt Head Post Office on Wednesday. The details of all the innovations and facilities introduced in the field of mails and parcels were provided to customers through power point presentation.

19 May 2022 3:56 am
Ideas about status ofshivling exchanged

Ahead of the submission of court commission report on Gyanvapi premises videography and survey on Thursday, the war of tall claims on unearthing of the shivling between the lawyers of the plaintiffs and Anjuman Intejamia Masajid (AIM) continued here on Wednesday.

19 May 2022 3:56 am
Gyanvapi survey report to be submitted in court today

Thursday is going to be a hectic day at the court of civil judge (senior division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar as apart from the submission of court commission report, the objections in DGC (civil) plea for alternative arrangement of wazu and demand of further survey by razing some walls of the

19 May 2022 3:56 am
Varanasi: Security around Gyanvapi wuzu pond area enhanced

A day after the Supreme Court ordered the Varanasi district administration to seal off the wuzu' pond (ablution pond) in the Gyanvapi complex where a shivling was purportedly found on Monday during a court-mandated survey, senior administrative and police officials on Wednesday heightened

19 May 2022 3:56 am
Gorakhpur-Bandra Humsafar Express delayed for hours after hoax bomb call

Gorakhpur-Bandra Humsafar Express (19092) witnessed a commotion Tuesday night after it received a hoax bomb call on Twitter, informed Upendra Srivastava, inspector-in-charge, GRP police station.

18 May 2022 10:20 am
Varanasi: Plea for 'puja' of 'Shivling' found in Gyanvapi survey

Two separate petitions were filed in the court of civil judge (senior division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar here on Tuesday. While one sought permission for performing 'puja-archana' of the 'Shivling' found during survey of Gyanvapi premises by the court commission on Monday, the other demanded demolition of walls of the basements on the premises and removal of debris for collection of more evidence in the matter.

18 May 2022 8:02 am
Court removes advocate commissioner, seeks survey report on May 19

A day after petitioners claimed that a shivling had been found during the survey of Gyanvapi premises, civil judge (senior division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar on Tuesday removed advocate commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra on the charges of not performing his duty responsibly and engaging a private

18 May 2022 3:55 am
DGC seeks facilities for Gyanvapi complex namazis

Citing the 'inconvenience' caused to those offering namaz at the Gyanvapi mosque premises after the sealing of its wuzu (ablution) pond, district government counsel (civil) Mahendra Prasad Pandey filed an application before the civil judge to ensure shifting of pipeline and taps for

18 May 2022 3:55 am
Don Kuntu, six others get life for murder of ex-MLA

The court of special sessions (Gangster Act) judge Ramanand on Tuesday awarded lifer to jailed mafia don Dhruv Singh alias Kuntu Singh and six others in the 2013 murders of former MLA Sarvesh Singh alias Sipu Singh and Bharat Rai.

18 May 2022 3:55 am
2 members of inter-state paper leak gang arrested

In a joint operation of the Varanasi unit of Uttar Pradesh STF and Himachal Pradesh Police, two active members of an inter-state gang involved in inter-state competitive exam paper leak were arrested near St Marys School in Cantt area of Varanasi on Tuesday.

18 May 2022 3:55 am
Petition in court seeks worship of 'shivling' found in Gyanvapi premises

Two separate petitions were filed in the court of civil judge (senior division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar here on Tuesday. While one sought permission for performing puja-archana (worship) of the shivling found during the survey of Gyanvapi premises by the court commission on Monday, the other demanded demolition of walls of the basements in the premises and removal of debris for collection of more evidence in the matter.

17 May 2022 10:54 pm
Uttar Pradesh: Court removes advocate commissioner, seeks Gyanvapi survey report on May 19

A day after petitioners claimed that a shivling had been found during the survey of Gyanvapi premises, civil judge (senior division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar on Tuesday removed advocate commissioner Ajay Kumar Mishra on the charges of not performing his duty responsibly and engaging a private cameraman in the survey process.

17 May 2022 9:38 pm
Uttar Pradesh: Lawyer seeks facilities for Gyanvapi namazis

Citing the 'inconvenience' caused to those offering namaz at the Gyanvapi mosque premises after the sealing of its wuzu (ablution) pond, district government counsel (civil) Mahendra Prasad Pandey filed an application before the civil judge to ensure shifting of pipeline and taps for wuzu.

17 May 2022 9:19 pm
Gyanvapi mosque survey: Varanasi court removes Ajay Mishra as advocate commissioner

The Varanasi court, hearing the Gyanvapi mosque survey matter, on Tuesday removed Ajay Mishra from the post of Advocate Commissioner, reportedly for leaking information about the video survey to the media.

17 May 2022 5:18 pm
Wazu area sealed, keys kept in treasury

In compliance with the order of civil judge (senior division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar, district magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma and commissioner of police A Satish Ganesh sent ADM (law and order/protocol) to seal the wazu pond area of Gyanvapi mosque late Monday afternoon.

17 May 2022 3:46 am
Fake profiles of div comm, DM created on WhatsApp

The police cyber cell and other security agencies have launched a probe after some conman, whose location has been traced on Kashmir-Pakistan border, created fake profiles of Varanasi divisional commissioner Deepak Agrawal and district magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma on WhatsApp by using

17 May 2022 3:46 am
Gyanvapi survey completed, adv comm to submit report today

The videography and survey of the Gyanvapi mosque premises by the court commission ended after covering the wazu pond on Monday morning.

17 May 2022 3:46 am