Sunday, 2 April, 2023

Topic: Varanasi

Varanasi court to deliver verdict today on plea seeking worship of ‘Shivling’ in Gyanvapi mosque premises

During the previous hearing that took place in October, the Varanasi court had refused to allow a 'scientific investigation' of the purported 'Shivling' found on mosque premises.

Varanasi court rejects plea for carbon dating of ‘Shivling’ found inside Gyanvapi mosque complex

One of the Hindu petitioners also opposed the plea saying any such examination of the object would in all likelihood cause 'irreparable damage to it, rendering it unworthy of worship'.

Curious case of the missing camels—trafficked from Rajasthan, lost in Varanasi, court steps in

Nobody has seen the 'missing camels' in the last three weeks–not the villagers, or animal rights activists.

What Varanasi court’s ruling means for Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi dispute & what happens next

Having ruled that Hindu petitioners' right to pray suit is maintainable, the district court will now formulate the issues it wants to decide on & hear arguments on them.

Gyanvapi suit: Why Varanasi court ruled in favour of Hindu petitioners, found plea ‘maintainable’

District court Monday ruled on maintainability of suit demanding right to worship idols allegedly located in 'old temple complex' in Gyanvapi Mosque. Court can now hear & decide case.

Ghaziabad court gives death sentence to 2006 Varanasi blasts convict Waliullah

Waliullah is alleged to have been linked to Bangladeshi terrorist outfit -- Harkat-ul-jehad Al Islami.

Terrorist Waliullah Khan held guilty in two cases of 2008 serial bomb blasts of Varanasi

Ghaziabad (UP): Sixteen years after serial bomb blasts rocked the holy city of Varanasi, terrorist Waliullah was held guilty by a Ghaziabad court in...

Order VII, Rule 11 — Code of civil procedure that will decide if Gyanvapi plea even stands  

A Varanasi court is hearing an application against a 2021 suit seeking right to worship ‘Hindu deities’ in mosque complex. A look at the law under which the suit has been challenged.

LPG prices, jobs, Assam floods — Varanasi Muslims say Gyanvapi row a ‘bogey’ to distract

Many Hindu and Muslim traders and workers in Varanasi want media and leaders to stop fuelling furore over Gyanvapi mosque and focus on ‘real’ issues rather than ‘mandir-masjid’.

Lakshmi, Sita, Rekha, Manju, Rakhi — meet the 5 women at the centre of Gyanvapi petition

Five women include a housewife married to a VHP member, a beautician, an RSS worker and an 'untraceable' person. Four of them tell ThePrint what inspired them to file the petition.

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Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.