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Indian city of Varanasi inaugurates free Wi-Fi service

Varanasi - Indian Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the free Wi-Fi service in the city of Varanasi on February 8, marking a first step to making the city a "smart city."

Varanasi textile industry to get support from fashion designers

Varanasi - The famous textiles and weaves of the ancient city of Varanasi may be set to get a fillip as the government of India ropes in popular fashion designers to work with the weavers and design more trendy designs.

Modi's Varanasi redevelopment plan kicks off

After signing a deal with Japan to develop the ancient Indian city of Varanasi along the lines of Japanese heritage city Kyoto, Indian Prime Minister Modi has kicked off the process of redevelopment.

India plans to apply Kyoto model to develop Varanasi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recently concluded five-day visit to Japan has resulted in a Kashi-Kyoto agreement, to apply the Kyoto model to develop Varanasi.

Indian e-retailer Flipkart bringing Varanasi weaves online

India's largest e-retailer, Flipkart, is bringing Indian weavers from the town of Varanasi onto its digital store, in a bid to outrun its competitors as the battle in the Indian digital shopping space heats up.

Indian government plans visa-on-arrival for Varanasi, Bodh Gaya

New Delhi - With focus growing on India's tourism sector, the Indian government is working on offering visa-on-arrival facility for tourists from European and other western countries to the tourist hotspots of Varanasi and Bodh Gaya.

The women of Varanasi who are breaking away from stereotypes

Varanasi - Varanasi is an ancient seat of tradition in India. However, a few women in this diverse city are breaking stereotypes, and entering professions once dominated by men, from cremation duties to priestly ones.

Google rumored to be part of Modi's vision for Varanasi

Varanasi - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's plan to develop the city of Varanasi into a cultural and heritage hub seems to have entered high gear with his "Kashi Vision," which according to rumors, will pull in tech giant Google.

Varanasi set to get face-lift thanks to Narendra Modi

Varanasi - India's Narendra Modi-led government has drawn up a blueprint for the "exhaustive makeover" of the ancient city and religious center of Varanasi or Kashi.

Indian PM-to-be Narendra Modi visits ancient city of Varanasi

Varanasi - India's Prime Minister-in-waiting Narendra Modi arrived at the ancient city of Varanasi, from where he contested in the just-concluded Indian elections, to visit its temples and the river Ganga.

India’s Rahul Gandhi arrives at Varanasi for roadshow

Varanasi - Vice-president of the Indian National Congress party, Rahul Gandhi arrived at Varanasi on May 10 to begin his campaign for party candidate Ajay Rai.

Letter threatening to carry out terror attacks at Varanasi in India

The Benaras Hindu University had received an anonymous letter threatening to carry out terror attacks on the occassion of Hindu festival Holi (festival of colours ) on 3rd March.

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