Thursday, September 30, 2010

Quiz contest organised to mark Hindi Week celebrations in DLW

A quiz contest was organised to celebrate Hindi Week in Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) in Varanasi on September 28, 2010. Controller of Stores, DLW, AK Mittal was the chief guest.
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Road caves in at Khazuri

A loaded truck was trapped as road caved in at Khazuri causing traffic jams in Varanasi on September 27, 2010.

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Big theft in DLW

Burglars barged into a house in DLW on September 27, 2010 and escaped with the booty worth several lakhs in Varanasi.
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Nomination papers filed for second phase of Panchayat election

Filing of the nomination papers for Panchayat election was on full swing in Varanasi on September 27, 2010. Sandeepa Patel, Meera Devi and Chameli filed nomination papers for the second phase of the polls from Pindra and Harahuwa blocks.

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Playing with the lives

Despite rising level of water, overloaded boats were seen moving in river Ganga in Varanasi on September 26, 2010.

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Ghats still inundated in Varanasi

Though the rising trend of river Ganga was halted on September 26, 2010, the devotees were still facing problems in reaching Sheetla Devi temple at Dashaswamedh Ghat in Varanasi.

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Health check up camp organised

A free health check up camp was organised at Gauriganj area in Varanasi on September 26, 2010.

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Congress workers celebrate Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's birth day in Varanasi

Congress leaders and workers celebrated the 78th birth day of Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh at Luxa in Varanasi on September 26, 2010.

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DLW celebrates Hindi Week

Hindi noting and drafting competition was organised in Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) in Varanasi on September 25, 2010 to celebrate Hindi Week. Chief Marketing Manager of DLW, A K Sharma inaugurated the competition.
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Khichadi of Lat Bhairav celebrated in Varanasi

A Nagarbadhu (bar dancer) performed on the occasion of Khichadi of Lat Bhairav on September 24, 2010 evening in Varanasi.
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Students stage protest against Kalmadi in Varanasi

Students of Harishchandra Post Graduate College led by its students union vice president Ashutosh Sinha staged a strong demonstration in protest against the alleged scam in the preparations for the October 3 to 13 New Delhi Commonwealth Games in Varanasi on September 25, 2010. They also burnt the effigy of CWG Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi.
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Rising Ganga poses problems even to dead

Due to rising level of river Ganga, bodies were cremated at the top foundation of Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi on September 24, 2010.

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NTPC officials visit Banaras Hindu University

Senior officers of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) visited Banaras Hindu University on September 24, 2010 and held meeting with BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh.
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Rising Ganga eroding the bank in Varanasi

Rising water level in river Ganga started eroding soils near Samneghat in Varanasi on September 24, 2010.

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Pitrapaksh begins

People offered "pindaan"at a ghat of river Ganga on the first day of Pitrapaksh in Varanasi on September 24, 2010.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

French Ambassador Jérôme Bonnafont visits Banaras Hindu University

Ambassador of France to India Jérôme Bonnafont visited Banaras Hindu University (BHU) on September 25, 2010. Bonnafont called on the BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh at V-C lodge and they discussed on India-France relation and possible students exchange programme between BHU and different universities on France. Professor Singh greeted the visiting French ambassador and felicitated him by a presenting a memento.

Source: PPP Cell-BHU

Thursday, September 23, 2010

BHU celebrates International Car Free Day

Varanasi, September 22, 2010: Banaras Hindu University vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh paddled bicycle to reach his office and mark International Car Free Day here on Wednesday. Professor Singh, an environmentalist to the core, has made a habit to ride bicycle on the last working day of every month to reach his office.

It was an opportunity to find another way for just one day to get around town, leave the car at home and walk, take a bus, train or cycle around town. All this is to help highlight the pollution caused by cars, not just the fumes but the whole cycle of waste and disruption, the noise, delayed journeys, the whole human misery caused by traffic congestion and car pollution. Almost 40 per cent of the transport sector's CO2 emissions are produced by the use of private cars in cities.

To celebrate the occasion, BHU administration distributed pamphlets by university security guards and using cycle as a way of transportation.

Source: PPP Cell-BHU

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

SAARC Workshop on Biodiversity Conservation begins in BHU

Institute of Agricultural Sciences (IAS), Banaras Hindu University organized SAARC Workshop on Biodiversity Conservation on September 21, 2010.

Professor P Pushpangadan, who was the chief guest, delivered inaugural address. Banaras Hindu University vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh presided over the workshop. Professor Singh also felicitated Padmashri Dr Pushpangadan on the occasion. Director of IAS welcomed the guests while organizing secretary, Dr Padmanabh Dwivedi gave a brief account of the theme of the workshop.

Source: PPP Cell-BHU

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Curtain comes down on Hindi Saptah Samaroh in BHU

Week-long Hindi Saptah Samaroh (Hindi Week Celebrations), organised by Banaras Hindu University (BHU), ended on September 20, 2010 with prize-distribution and felicitation function. BHU vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh and Professor Namwar Singh gave away the prizes to the winners of Hindi Essay Competition.
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Security on high alert in Varanasi

Police personnel launched massive security check up drives, even the rooftops in Raja Bazar area were not spared, in Varanasi on September 19, 2010 in wake of proposed High Court verdict on September 24 in Ayodhyay title case.
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