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    Varanasi, also known as Benares, Banaras, or Kashi, is a city on the banks of the river Ganga in Uttar Pradesh, India, 320 kilometres south-east of the state capital, Lucknow, and 121 kilometres east of Allahabad.

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    1,302 people who attended Tablighi Jamaat identified in UP
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    1,302 people who attended Tablighi Jamaat identified in UP

    A total of 1,302 people, who attended Tablighi Jamaat in Delhi's Nizamuddin area, have been identified in Uttar Pradesh and around 1,000 of them have been quarantined, said Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Avnish Awasthi on Saturday.

    COVID-19 lockdown makes Ganga water cleaner
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    COVID-19 lockdown makes Ganga water cleaner

    With industries shut and people staying home, the quality of Ganga river water has witnessed a significant improvement of around '40 to 50 per cent' since March 24, the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Varanasi's first COVID-19 patient cured, to be discharged on Saturday
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    Varanasi's first COVID-19 patient cured, to be discharged on Saturday

    A man who had earlier found to be having novel coronavirus has now tested negative.

    BHU researchers patent new COVID-19 test kit
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    BHU researchers patent new COVID-19 test kit

    Researchers at Banaras Hindu University's Department of Molecular and Human Genetics on Tuesday said that they have invented a new coronavirus test kit that can give "accurate results in 5-6 hours".

    Defying social distancing norms, residents assemble to buy essentials in K'taka
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    Defying social distancing norms, residents assemble to buy essentials in K'taka

    At a time when the adminsitration is insisting on social diatancing due to COVID-19 outbreak, scores of people gathered in large numbers at an Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) market in Gadag district to buy essential commodities.

    After losing mother, youth begins journey on foot from Raipur to home in Varanasi
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    After losing mother, youth begins journey on foot from Raipur to home in Varanasi

    At a time when India is under 21-day lockdown in a bid to contain coronavirus spread, hundreds of migrant workers have started walking on foot to reach their homes as their factories and offices are closed.

    Temples in Varanasi shut amid lockdown
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    Temples in Varanasi shut amid lockdown

    Temples in the holy city of Varanasi wore a deserted look as celebrations on the occasion of Chaitra Navratri were suspended amid a lockdown to counter the coronavirus pandemic.

    Politicians find time to relax, practice Yoga amid COVID-19 lockdown
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    Politicians find time to relax, practice Yoga amid COVID-19 lockdown

    With half of their staff on duty and no visitors allowed in waiting halls, many top leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) who are under quarantine due to the extended lockdown are exploring ways to keep themselves busy.

    PM Modi says effort is to win battle against coronavirus in 21 days, urges people to help poor
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    PM Modi says effort is to win battle against coronavirus in 21 days, urges people to help poor

    A day after he announced countrywide lockdown, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the effort was to win the battle against coronavirus in 21 days and emphasised that social distancing is the only way to prevent the spread of disease at present.

    Mahabharata battle won in 18 days, war against COVID-19 will take 21 days : PM Modi
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    Mahabharata battle won in 18 days, war against COVID-19 will take 21 days : PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Mahabharata battle was won in 18 days while the war against coronavirus will take 21 days. He was interacting with the citizens of Varanasi via video conferencing on Wednesday.

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