Two EVM-laden trucks have gone missing in Varanasi: SP, allies

The Samajwadi Party and its allies on Tuesday alleged that two trucks laden with electronic voting machines have gone missing in Varanasi after the March 7 voting. The SP along with its allies Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj party and Janwadi Party (Socialist) made the allegation in a memorandum submitted to the office of Chief Electoral Officer … Read more

55.13 pc voter turnout recorded in seventh phase of UP Assembly polls

Over 55 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the seventh and last phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections for 54 seats on Monday. Voting started at 7 am. It ended at 4 pm in the Chakia (Chandauli), Robertsganj and the Duddhi (Sonbhadra) seats, while in the rest of the segments, it continued till … Read more

Those defaming ‘red cap’ forced to wear a cap: Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav Saturday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying those who were “defaming” the SP’s red cap have been “forced by people” to wear a cap, although of a different colour. Yadav made the comment at an election rally here apparently referring to Prime Minister Modi donning a saffron … Read more

BJP’s booth incharges come centre stage as campaign ends in Uttar Pradesh

With the campaigning coming to an end on Saturday evening in Varanasi district, BJP’s booth committees started focussing on voter management and are working to ensure maximum turnout on the polling day. Within the BJP organisation, the main task of the booth committees is to ensure the delivery of “parchi” (voter’s slip) to every voter … Read more

Polls in UP ‘pro-incumbency’, people fighting for continuation of govt: PM Modi in Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday described the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls as “pro-incumbency”, saying the people themselves are fighting for continuation of the government. Addressing an election rally at Khajuri village in Varanasi, the prime minister said that due to their aversion towards him, “dynasts” were making fun of ‘vocal for local’ and the … Read more

BHU develops new ‘rishyagandha’ variety using nano-biotech – ET HealthWorld

Varanasi: A team of scientists from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) claimed to have successfully grown high-quality medicinal plant ‘Rishyagandha‘ in their lab by utilizing a nano-biotechnological approach. The research was under the superior guidance of the Department of Botany and Molecular Human Genetics. “In Ayurveda, Rishyagandha is acknowledged as an important medicinal plant, which … Read more

PM Modi to interact with BJP workers from Varanasi on Jan 18

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with BJP members from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi on January 18, the party said on Saturday. This will be Modi’s first political programme involving party workers after the Election Commission announced the schedule for the elections to five state assemblies, including Uttar Pradesh. Sources said it is likely to be … Read more

AAP cancels rallies in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh amid rising COVID-19 cases

The Aam Aadmi Party has decided to cancel its rallies in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh in view of spurt in coronavirus cases, senior party leader Sanjay Singh said on Thursday. The party will instead hold virtual rallies in the state, he said. “All rallies of AAP in Uttar Pradesh have been cancelled. I will talk to … Read more

Tele-Digital health prog to take medical care to remote areas – ET HealthWorld

Varanasi: The Technology Information Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) is going to launch the TIFAC Tele-Digital Health Pilot Programme at Banaras Hindu University on Friday. The programme will be inaugurated by the Union minister of science and technology, Dr Jitendra Singh. Talking to reporters on Thursday, the local convener Prof Amit Rastogi said that the … Read more

People stay in Kashi “when the end nears”, Akhilesh Yadav on PM Modi’s visit to Varanasi; BJP calls comment cruel

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi kickstarted his visit to Varanasi, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday remarked jeeringly that people stay in “when the end nears”, sparking condemnation from the BJP which said his taunts were “cruel” and equated the former chief minister with Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. On the first day of his two-day … Read more