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POLITICS

 |  8-minute read
Narendra Modi, Varanasi, Grand Alliance, Shalini yadav

Woman versus PM: Shalini Yadav is challenger to PM Modi in Varanasi, fighting him where Congress faltered

In the crucial Benaras election, locals are mystified about the Congress' choice of Ajay Rai. Meanwhile, the rooted Shalini Yadav takes on PM Modi as the gathbandhan's candidate.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
BJP, Varanasi, Congress, Ajay rai

Ajay Rai: 'Congress chose me to fight Narendra Modi in Varanasi. If Priyanka Gandhi had fought, she would have won against him'

Ajay Rai is the Congress' pick against BJP's Narendra Modi in Varanasi. In 2014, Rai got 75,000 votes versus Modi's 5.8 lakh. Rai spoke with Rohit E David on PM Modi now, the Varanasi roadshow and why Priyanka Gandhi didn't fight.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Varanasi, Narendra Modi, Ajai rai, Priyanka Gandhi

PM Modi in Varanasi: Priyanka Gandhi conspicuous by absence. Her not contesting against Modi in Varanasi shows Congress is not serious

The worst that could have happened with Priyanka contesting against Modi is that she would have lost. But it would have conveyed Congress means business in UP.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Balakot, Yogi Adityanath, Varanasi, Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi in Benaras: Why it is likely that for a change, the Prime Minister will include and name his regional allies in his Varanasi show

The BJP will need to overcome the sheer arithmetical superiority of the grand alliance in more seats in Uttar Pradesh. And it will have to assuage allies who feel the party is a one-man show.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Varanasi, 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Narendra Modi, Priyanka Gandhi

Can Priyanka Gandhi defeat Narendra Modi in Varanasi?

Though this is a tough option, here's how the arithmetic could stack up.

HUMOUR

 |  3-minute read
Narendra Modi, Varanasi, Cow, Pravasi bharatiya divas

Cow walks into Pravasi Bharatiya Divas venue: Big security breach – of the cow

It’s fitting for the Divine Bovine to be present where all the other VIPs were. But why was there no security cordon around her?

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Nitin Gadkari, Varanasi, Inland waterways, Narendra Modi

Why India is betting big on inland waterways under Modi government

Ferrying products through waterways brings down the transportation costs significantly.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
National waterway, BJP, PM Modi, Varanasi

How India's first multi-modal terminal on Ganga can make Varanasi an economic hub

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's parliamentary constituency can emerge as a growth centre of northern India. 

VOICES

 |  3-minute read
Yogi Adityanath, Narendra Modi, Varanasi, Economic slowdown

What a visit to Varanasi taught me about Modi's popularity

2019 general elections are not far away.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Varanasi, Assembly elections 2017

Why BJP faces a tough fight in Varanasi

Modi will really have to work hard in the last round of campaigning on March 4 and 5.