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We, the CMG , the mother organization of other news portals including cmgtimes.comvaranasitimes.combanarastimes.com  banarasbasket.com,  balliatimes.comthedeoriatimes.com, and newsbasket.in (English portal), strive to connect the readers with the real happenings in rural as well as urban areas of the state particularly the Eastern Uttar Pradesh.

The eastern region (Purvanchal) of Uttar Pradesh, though politically vibrant, has been lagging behind in the race of development since independence. While Ballia is known as ‘Bagi Ballia’ for its rebellion character in freedom movement, Chandauli with its fertile land is popular as ‘rice bowl’. Varanasi is famous for its saree industry and other handicrafts, Bhadohi is known world over for its hand knotted carpets. Each district of Purvanchal has its own specialty and distinctiveness.

The region also attracts pilgrims and foreign tourists in large numbers. While Varanasi is an important centre of Hindu pilgrimage, the followers of Buddhism from world over visit the places of Buddhist Circuit including Sarnath, Kushinagar, Gorakhpur and others every year.

Besides the Hindi news portals, the newsbasket.in is the only news portal in English in Eastern Uttar Pradesh run by a group of seasoned media professionals. We try to offer the best what the readers want. We not only try to explore the new paths leading to the constructive avenues but also present the news as it is. It is a privately owned and managed unit funded by its promoters.

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