According to the sources, over 12 tonne of flowers are offered at the Kashi Vishwanath temple every day. This quantity increases to 40 tonne every day during the month of 'Saawan'.
This time of the year, the river is usually in spate, recalls old timer Ganno Pandey. But "so far we see no water flowing down. Only the drains are bringing in lots of pollutants and polythenes," Pandey adds.
According to reports, the village head and the main accused in the massacre, Yagya Dutt, had brought about 200 men on 32 tractor trolleys to take possession of the disputed land.
Manish Sharma, a lawyer, who fired three shots on Wednesday at Darwesh Yadav, later shot himself in the head, and has been shifted to the Medanta hospital in Gurugram in a critical condition.
The first woman President of the Uttar Pradesh Bar Council, Darwesh Yadav, was shot dead in Agra Civil courts on Wednesday allegedly by her own colleague Manish Sharma, police said.
Shamli's Senior Superintendent of Police Ajay Kumar Pandey said that the senior officials had been apprised of the incident which was "unfortunate" and strict action would be taken against the accused.
The CBI on Wednesday carried out searches at over 22 locations in Uttar Pradesh, including the residence of former state minister Gayatri Prajapati in connection with a case of illegal sand mining between 2012 and 2016, officials said.
The Congress on Thursday announced the candidature of former MLA Ajay Raj from Varanasi to challenge Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the prestigious constituency.
Popular actor and Mathura MP Hema Malini, who has been busy since morning participating in Holi celebrations in Lord Krishna's land, was Thursday against fielded by her BJP from the seat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Singh said that the two owed allegiance to the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit and while one, Shahnawaz, hailed from Kulgam, the other, Aquib, was from Pulwama district.
These prisoners, who have been convicted for various crimes, are poor and have been serving extra term for not being able to deposit fines imposed by courts, an official told IANS.
The Bansagar canal project would help at least 1.70 lakh farmers of both Mirzapur and Allahabad with the irrigation sector receiving a huge boost. A joint venture of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, the canal is 171 km long.
Gorakhpur terror funding mastermind Ramesh Shah has been arrested in a joint operation by the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Police, an official said on Thursday.
Free heart surgeries will be available for children with congenital defects at the Aligarh Muslim University's (AMU) Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College (JNMC) after the varsity signed a deal with a British charity.
An under-construction flyover collapsed in Varanasi on Tuesday, killing 12 people while over 50 persons are feared trapped under the debris. Many cars have been buried under the heap of rubble, district officials said, adding that the death toll could go up.
Late on Sunday gusty winds, followed by dust storm had brought life to a standstill in many parts of the state. Many houses were razed to the ground, hoardings and trees uprooted and power outages reported from various cities and towns.
In a case evoking the barbaric crime in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua, an 8-year-old was raped and then murdered in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, police said.
After day-long interrogation over the allegations of raping a 17-year-old and conspiring to kill her father later, the CBI late on Friday arrested the Bangarmau legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar, officials said.
They are accused of taking the victim's father illegally to the police station where he was beaten up by them along with Atul Singh and Sengar's aides. The policemen are currently being interrogated.
Police said four-five unidentified criminals riding two-wheelers went to Anuj Chaudhary's house in Rajapur locality in Kavi Nagar police station jurisdiction around 6.15 p.m. and fired six shots at Anuj, who was standing at the house entrance.
The protesters said "we want uninterrupted flow of water in the river to ensure that the ambience around the Taj Mahal, the Agra Fort, Itimad-ud-Daula's Tomb and Ram Bagh was transformed and the air pollution brought down".
Modi said Uttar Pradesh had a vast potential for development but needed policy, planning , performance. He lauded the efforts of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for setting the state on the path to give a "super hit" performance.
The Rotomac pen company owner had taken loans from the Indian Overseas Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Union Bank of India, Allahabad Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce.
Kothari is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Kanpur-based Rotomac Global Private Limited which had obtained the money from the consortium of banks. His wife Sadhana and son Rahul are directors of the company.