Monday, May 31, 2010

Buddh Purnima celebrated in Varanasi

Buddh Purnima was celebrated in Varanasi on May 27, 2010 with traditional gaiety and fervour. In Sarnath, thousands offered prayers to Lord Buddha. In the evening cultural function was organized to mark the pious occasion.
Photos: Samrat

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Kalyan Singh in Varanasi

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh arrived at Varanasi Junction railway station on May 25, 2010 on his way to to attend some function in Ghazipur.
Photo: Samrat

Foundation stone laid for 14 buildings in IT-BHU

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh laid the foundation stone of 14 buildings on Institute of Technology campus in BHU on May 24, 2010. Dr Singh offered prayers to Lord Shiva at Vishwanth Temple and also performed foundation stone laying Puja on the occasion.
Photos: PPP-Cell-BHU

Water crisis in Pandeypur

Samajvadi Party (SP) workers staged dharna in Pandeypur area in Varanasi on May 25, 2010 in protest against prevailing water crisis.
Photo: Samrat

Contract employees of PVVNL stage dharna

Contract workers of Purvanchal Vidyut Vitran Nigam Limited (PVNL) staged a day-long dharna in Varanasi on May 25, 2010 in support of their long-pending demands.
Photo: Samrat

Varanasi gears up for Baudh Mahotsav

Divisional commissioner of Varanasi , AK Upadhyay addresses media about proposed Baudh Mahotsav in Varanasi on May 25, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fishes die: Something fishy about it

Fishes continued to die in Laxmi Kund in Varanasi on May 23, 2010. Was it an effect of global warming or something else?
Photo: Samrat

Girija Devi and Pandit Channu Lal Mishra felicitated

World famous vocalists Girija Devi and Pandit Channu Lal Mishra were felicitated at Navgrah Vatika in Varanasi on May 23, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Cab drivers clean Ganga ghats

Tourist cab drivers launched a drive to clean Ganga ghats in Varanasi on May 23, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Youth Congress workers stage protest

Youth Congress (YC) workers did a mock last rites to the effigies of local representatives for their inactiveness to solve the problmes of people at Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi on May 23, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Pragyan Singh tops Varanasi zone of CBSE Class XII examination

Pragyan Singh of Sunbeam School, Bhagwanpur, who secured 96.2 per cent marks and topped the ranking in Varanasi district in Class XII CBSE examinations, tasted the sweetness of the success by the sweets offered by his parents in Varanasi on May 21, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

On the cloud nine

Students, who did commendably well in Class XII in CBSE examinations, expressed their happiness in Varanasi on May 21, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Monday, May 24, 2010

CBSE Class XII students throng cyber cafes

CBSE Class XII students thronged cyber cafes to watch their results in Varanasi on May 21, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Anti-Terrorism Day observed in DLW

Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) General manager KK Saxena administered the oath to employees at DLW in Varanasi on occasion of Anti-Terrorism Day on May 21, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Glowing tributes paid to Rajiv Gandhi

Congress MLA Ajay Rai paid tributes to former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary in Varanasi on May 21, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Thousands appear in CPMT

Students lined up to enter their respective centres at Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith for appearing in the Combined Pre-Medical Test for Medical Colleges of Uttar Pradesh in Varanasi on May 21, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Violinist Paul Peabody captivates audience

Internationally famous violin player Paul Peabody presented his solo programme in Varanasi on May 18, 2010. He captivated the audience when he played the same tune that was seen presented by an orchestra team in Hollywood movie 'Titanic' when the ship was shrinking.
Photo: Samrat

Prayer to Ganga on Ganga Saptami

Several UP Minister, BJP leaders, educationists including Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith Vice Chancellor Professor Avadh Ram and others offered milk to river Ganga under Bharat Jagriti Abhiyan at Dashaswamedh Ghat on occasion of Ganga Saptami in Varanasi on May 20, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

Power crisis takes ugly turn in Varanasi

Resentment grew against the deteriorating power supply condition in Varanasi on May 20, 2010 as residents went berserk at different power sub-stations. They ransacked the power sub-station offices at Panna Lal Park and Bhelupur.
Photos: Samrat

Lahartara residents block road to protest power crisis

Residents of Lahartara locality blocked the Varanasi-Allahabad road to protest the deteriorating power situation in the area on May 19, 2010. The holy city of Varanasi has been witnessing worst ever power crisis for the past two years.
Photo: Samrat

Friday, May 21, 2010

Huge rush for BHU-BEd admission test

Thousands of students appeared in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) Bachelor of Education (BEd) admission test at different centres of the university in Varanasi on May 18, 2010.
Photos: Samrat

Traders down shutters at Chetganj

Traders downed their shutters at Chetganj market in Varanasi on May 18, 2010 in protest against police action on some businessmen. Local workers of Samajvadi Party too joined the protest in support of the traders.
Photos: Samrat

World Hypertension Day observed in Varanasi

Doctors and medical representatives took out awareness campaign on the occasion of World Hypertension Day in Varanasi on May 17, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

A massive anti-encroachment drive launched in Varanasi

A massive anti-encroachment drive was launched between Lahurabir and Girjaghar crossing in Varanasi on May 16, 2010 despite strong protest from traders and street venodrs.
Photos: Samrat

Girija Devi turns 82

It was a day to remember when eminent vocalist Padam Bhushan Girija Devi was honoured at Nagari Natak Mandali in Varanasi on the occasion of her 82nd birth day on May 16, 2010.
A grand classical music programme was organised to mark the occasion. Her disciple Malini Awasthi (bottom in pix) captivated the audience with her melodious voice. As many as 21 artistes presented programmes to make it memorable one. Girija Devi, the classical singer of the Banaras Gharana also watched the presentations of her disciples.
Photos: Samrat

Thousands appear in BHU-PMT

Thousands of students appeared in the pre-medical test (PMT) screening test of the Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in Varanasi on May 12, 2010. Due the massisve inflow of vehicular traffic , a traffic jam was witnessed at BHU gate.
Photo: Samrat

Armymen pay tributes to 39-GTC jawan

Armymen paid tributes to martyr who was killed in terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir at 39-GTC in Varanasi on May 10, 2010.
Bottom: Bereaved family memebers of the martyr .
Photo: Samrat

Saturday, May 15, 2010

150th birth anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore celebrated in Varanasi

Under the banner of Bangiya Samaj, a procession was taken out in Varanasi on May 9, 2010 to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Rabindra Nath Tagore. The procession was taken out from CM Anglo Bengali Inter College and culminated into a meeting at a statue of Gurudev near Vijaya Cinema. Students of various schools participated in the celebrations.
Photos: Samrat