The number of total confirmed coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh rose to 431 on Friday with 21 more people testing positive, while the death toll stood at four, a senior health official said.

LIVE: PM Modi's interaction with People of Varanasi

PM Modi lays foundation of projects worth Rs 1,254 crore in Varanasi.

With some of the 100 selected smart cities lagging behind in implementing projects under the Mission, the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry has decided to pair up 20 best cities with 20 worst performers. The move is aimed at improving the rank of cities whose performance is not up to the mark despite having availability of sufficient funds for the execution of various projects.

The survey was conducted in two districts of Uttar Pradesh, where it reached a total of 60 villages. Reaching children at their home in one-on-one survey, a total of 1,201 households were covered where 1,615 children in the age group 4-8 were observed.

The National Students' Union of India registered a commendable victory in Varanasi. It has swept the the students' union election of all the four seats in the students' union elections in Sampurnanand Sanskrit Vishwavidyalaya.

 A four-day festival showcasing art, culture, cuisine, handicrafts and handlooms of the northeastern region will be held for the first time in Varanasi.