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Agra News: This illustrious city acclaimed as the capital city of the Mughals back in the 16th century has a number of past remains of this dynasty, the most prominent being the Taj Mahal. Besides this it?s also home to Asia?s largest spa called Kaya Kalp. There are a number of industrial bases and automobile centers in the city and also it?s been known for its leather goods, handicrafts and delectable sweet called ?petha?. Agra is not only the center of Islamic education but it also has a number of renowned colleges and institutes especially related to medical. In the contemporary times, the environmentalists have shown concern regarding the discoloring of Taj Mahal due to the growing pollution around its structure. Get to know more about the city and the related current affairs.
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Scorching heat in Agra - 06 May 2009
Agra, May 6 (ANI): Temperature touching close to 47 degrees has reduced the number of foreigners visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra. Taj Mahal is on the top of their itinerary for international visitors. They are seen wearing big

Prisoner kills self in Agra jail - 13 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec 13 (IANS) A prisoner serving life sentence in the overcrowded Agra... for mental illness. He was shifted from Bulandshahr to the Agra prison in April. ... evening, an official said.  The Agra jail has more than double the number

Agra's tourism industry hit by recession - 24 Nov 2008
Agra, Nov 24 (ANI): The ongoing global recession is taking its toll on Agra's tourism industry. There has been a marked decrease in the numbers... Association, Agra. The trading fraternity too is unhappy with the returns

Julia Roberts visits Taj Mahal in Agra - 23 Jan 2009
Agra, Jan 23 (ANI): 'Pretty Woman' Julia Roberts visited the famed Taj Mahal in Agra on Thursday. The actress was spotted with her husband Daniel Moder and their children on a sightseeing visit at Taj Mahal that was voted to be among

Caravan of Hindu seers reaches Agra - 18 Mar 2009
Agra, Mar 18 (ANI): A religious caravan of around 200 Hindu seers on their way to Ayodhya received a warm welcome in Agra on Tuesday. Organised under the aegis of the newly formed 'Hindu Raksha Manch', this procession began its

Another Taj Mahal now in Agra - 04 Jan 2009
Agra, Jan 4 (IANS) Another Taj Mahal has been set up in Agra. Not for Mumtaz... Tent House in Agra Satish Agarwal told IANS.  He said the organisers... a tribute to the master builders of the Mughal period.'   Also, the Agra

SP expels Agra candidate - 08 Mar 2014
Agra, March 8 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party's Lok Sabha candidate for the Agra city seat Sarika Baghael and her husband Devendra were expelled from the party Friday for calling the party supremo old, a member said Saturday.The party's general

Eunuchs converge to attend a seminar in Agra - 20 Mar 2009
Agra, Mar 20 (ANI): Around 5000 eunuchs from all over the country are expected to take part in a seminar organised in Agra. "We have come here to attend the seminar from all over the country. Some people give us Rs 500, Rs 200

Theatre artistes draw crowds in Agra - 26 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec.26 (ANI): Offering a special treat to the theatre lovers, many troupes are performing at a four-day theatre festival in Agra city. Organized... organization in Agra.  The event started with five plays, presented

Taj Mahotsav showcasing Indian culture in Agra - 19 Feb 2009
Agra, Feb 19 (ANI): A ten-day "Taj Mahotsav" in Agra is drawing thousands of tourists across the country and abroad. Kick started on Wednesday, a much... by the state tourism department every year to promote tourism in and around Agra

Monkey menace creating nuisance for Agra residents - 15 Feb 2009
Agra, Feb 15 (ANI): Residents in Agra are waging a constant struggle against... Tripathi, City Commissioner, Agra. Though the administration is taking... cover around Agra has given rise to this man-animal conflict. Monkeys resort

Thousands in Agra sign anti-terror pledge - 14 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec 14 (IANS) Thousands of people in Agra Sunday signed a charter..., Citizens of Agra Forum, said they would collect pledges signed by at least... signatures from at least 100,000 citizens of Agra and send these to the president

Pakistani in Agra jail on hunger strike - 13 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec 13 (IANS) A Pakistani prisoner in the Agra Central Jail is on hunger strike demanding his release and repatriation but two of his compatriots have given up the protest, officials said Saturday. According to jail

Agra sizzles at 44.6 degrees Celsius - 29 Apr 2009
Agra, April 29 (IANS) The day temperature in Agra rose to a sizzling 44.6 degrees Celsius Wednesday, the weatherman said. The soaring temperature resulted in less number of tourists stepping out of their hotel rooms to visit the popular

Soldiers clash with policemen in Agra - 13 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 13 (IANS) A group of soldiers from the Indian Army clashed with policemen and ransacked a police station here, an official said Monday. Senior Superintendent of Police Raghuvir Lal said three Para Brigade soldiers riding

Agra's candidates chary of taking on monkeys - 01 May 2009
Agra, May 1 (IANS) Monkeys may be a major menace for the citizens of Agra... officials and local NGOs estimate there are about 20,000 monkeys in the Agra... by simian herds.    But when voters ask the candidates for the Agra Lok

SAARC writers debate terrorism in Agra literary festival - 14 Mar 2009
Agra, Mar 14 (ANI): The SAARC festival of Literature has commenced in Agra with terrorism forming the central theme. Activists and academicians from the region including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Sri

Mahatma Gandhi memorial opened in Agra - 01 Jan 2008
Agra, Oct 2 (IANS) A house where Mahatma Gandhi stayed for 11 days while undergoing treatment in Agra has been renovated and opened Thursday to the public... of river Yamuna was opened by the mayor of Agra Anjula Mahaur.  

Mahatma Gandhi memorial opened in Agra - 06 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 2 (IANS) A house where Mahatma Gandhi stayed for 11 days while undergoing treatment in Agra has been renovated and opened Thursday to the public... of river Yamuna was opened by the mayor of Agra Anjula Mahaur.  

Wanted man gunned down in Agra - 12 Jan 2009
Agra, Jan 12 (IANS) A man wanted for the murder of a youth leader of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) was Monday shot dead by the police here. Sanju Pandit was killed in a shootout when he was entering Agra. He was on the run since

Bomb found, detonated in Agra - 17 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 17 (IANS) A battery operated bomb was found in the city of the Taj Mahal and had to be detonated after the bomb disposal squad failed to defuse it, police said Friday. The bomb was found in a locality under the Etmauddaula

Earth hour, a crude joke for Agra - 29 Mar 2009
Agra, March 29 (IANS) Observing Earth Hour by switching off lights from 8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Saturday was termed 'a crude joke' by Agra residents who anyway... power cuts.    Also, Agra suffers as a result of an ongoing tussle

Two children killed in Agra building collapse - 19 May 2009
Agra, May 19 (IANS) Two children were killed and over a dozen people injured when the roof of a builder's office collapsed at a construction site in Agra... at the construction site on the Agra-Delhi national highway Monday evening when

Agra gears up for 'Taj Mahotsava' - 17 Feb 2009
Agra, Feb 17 (ANI): Preparations are on in full swing for the "Taj Mahotsav..., Commissioner, Agra. Organised by the state tourism department every year to promote tourism in and around Agra, the festival is truly India at her best

Security tightened in Agra after serial blast threat - 08 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 8 (IANS) Security has been tightened at public places in Uttar Pradesh's Agra town following a letter to authorities warning of serial blasts... was received by Agra Cantonment railway station superintendent R.C. Meena Tuesday. 

Agra doctors allege police manhandling, strike work - 15 Mar 2009
Agra, March 15 (IANS) Doctors in Agra went on a strike early Sunday after a senior member of the medical fraternity was allegedly manhandled by the police. The agitating doctors, who struck work Saturday-Sunday midnight

Madarsa in Agra spreads awareness about voting - 23 Apr 2009
Agra, Apr 23 (ANI): A madarsa in Agra is highlighting the importance of voting to its students. The teachers at the madarsa are trying to motivate the future voters. The teachers at the madarsa feel that it's best to catch

Passengers looted by bandits on Agra-Jaipur highway - 06 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec 6 (IANS) Armed bandits posing as passengers hijacked and looted a bus, travelling from Agra to Jaipur, after shooting the vehicle's conductor... by Ashoka Travels, was hijacked Friday midnight after it left Agra around 10.30

Agra police crack fake currency racket - 01 Jan 2008
Agra (Uttar Pradesh), August 12 (ANI): The Special Task Force (STF) today seized fake currency notes worth over Rs 1 lakh in of Uttar Pradesh's Agra district... and other items. Raghuveer Lal, a senior Superintendent of Police, in Agra

Agra police crack fake currency racket - 01 Jan 2008
Agra (Uttar Pradesh), August 12 (ANI): The Special Task Force (STF) today seized fake currency notes worth over Rs 1 lakh in of Uttar Pradesh's Agra district... and other items. Raghuveer Lal, a senior Superintendent of Police, in Agra

Century old monument in Agra cries for attention - 07 Apr 2009
Agra, Apr 7 (ANI): 'Chini ka Roza', a century old monument in Agra, believed... body was brought to Agra and buried there. But now the monument, on the bank... of the History Department, Agra University. Conservationists allege

Cycle rally against terrorism kick starts from Agra - 29 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec.29 (ANI): Cyclists belonging to different parts of the world are participating in a bicycle rally, organized against terrorism in Agra, the city of Taj Mahal.  The 300-kilometre bicycle rally, which was flagged off from Agra

Agra trader freed 11 days after kidnapping - 31 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec 31 (IANS) The Agra police Wednesday secured the release of a cement dealer, who was kidnapped 11 days ago, after a shootout in which a kidnapper was killed and two police officers were injured. Amit Agarwal was kidnapped

Eunuchs gather at Agra for annual meet - 21 Mar 2009
Agra, March 21 (IANS) Hundreds of eunuchs from all over India have begun gathering in the city for their annual meet during which they will debate various... through the streets of Agra.'    Lachcho, a eunuch, said

SAARC literary fest ends in Agra - 16 Mar 2009
Agra, March 16 (IANS) A four-day SAARC literary festival ended here Monday....    'They all shared a common perception and were unanimous on the Agra... of these countries,' Cour said.    'Through the Agra Declaration, the collective

Carcass of black bucks found in Agra's Deer Park - 01 Jan 2008
Agra, Oct.3 (ANI): Officials of the Agra District administration and Forest... at Sikandara, on the outskirts of Agra city.  While investigations... Superintendent of the Deer Park in Agra.  Earlier, the District Magistrate (DM

Carcass of black bucks found in Agra's Deer Park - 06 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct.3 (ANI): Officials of the Agra District administration and Forest... at Sikandara, on the outskirts of Agra city.  While investigations... Superintendent of the Deer Park in Agra.  Earlier, the District Magistrate (DM

Better water management contains flood threats in Agra - 01 Jan 2008
Agra, Sep 27 (IANS) Then district authorities Saturday heaved a sigh of relief... in Agra. Official sources said the flood threat has receded for the time being... a district official at the Agra control room.  'It now looks like

Better water management contains flood threats in Agra - 06 Oct 2008
Agra, Sep 27 (IANS) Then district authorities Saturday heaved a sigh of relief... in Agra. Official sources said the flood threat has receded for the time being... a district official at the Agra control room.  'It now looks like

Agra faces acute drinking water shortage - 18 May 2009
Agra, May 18 (ANI): Ever since the mercury has risen this summer, breaking several oldecords, residents of Agra are enduring acute shortage of drinking water... of Agra Water Board said that in summer season water crisis is felt by the people

Showers cool Agra, draw tourists to Taj - 10 May 2009
Agra, May 10 (IANS) Cloudy skies and a light rainfall Sunday brought cheer not only to Agra residents but also saw tourists enjoying the showers at the famed Taj Mahal and other locales of the city. Sunday morning saw tourists

Agra woman dies while escaping from monkeys - 20 Jan 2009
Agra, Jan 20 (IANS) A young housewife died when she fell off the terrace... Agra locality when the woman was with her two-month-old child. The woman... a monkeyh attack.   Not just Agra residents, foreign tourists have

Security beefed up in Agra in wake of Mumbai terror attacks - 29 Nov 2008
Agra/Lucknow, Nov 29 (ANI): In the wake of Mumbai terror attacks, security has been beefed up in Agra. The city is famous for its 'Taj Mahal', a monument built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in commemoration of for his wife Mumtaz

Agra students march with lighted candles ahead of Diwali - 26 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 26 (IANS) Hundreds of school students marched with lighted candles... for others,' Mahaur said.   Meanwhile, the district magistrate of Agra has... and is planning to hang on for an extra day in Agra to see the lighted markets

Agra's Eid fervour dampened by terror, financial crisis - 08 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec 8 (IANS) The customary Eid fervour in Agra is clearly missing this time around with the terror attacks in Mumbai and the recessionary trends casting a shadow over the festivities. Many Muslim leaders have urged people

After 96 hours, child's body recovered from Agra borewell - 13 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 13 (IANS) The body of two-year-old Sonu, who fell into an open borewell in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district four days ago, was recovered Monday... fallen into the narrow 70-ft deep pit in Leharkapura village near Agra at 10 a.m.

Self-defence training for Agra girls - 01 Jan 2008
Agra, July 31 (ANI): To develop self-confidence among girls against incidents like eve- teasing or chain-snatching by hoodlums, the Uttar Police have decided... programme initiated by the Agra police. Apart from college students, even school

Voting ends in Agra, over 40 percent turn out - 07 May 2009
Agra, May 7 (IANS) Polling for the Agra constituency in Uttar Pradesh... sources said 41.5 percent votes were polled in Agra seat and 52 percent in the Fatehpur Sikri constituency.    In Agra, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP

Agra doctor, assistant shot by assailants - 26 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 26 (IANS) Three armed men, including the son of a retired magistrate, barged into the clinic of a doctor here and shot at him and his compounder, injuring them critically, police said Sunday. Anil Rajan, a senior physician

Agra students do a ' Sholay' act atop a water tank - 14 May 2009
Agra, May 13 (ANI): Six agitating students of the Bhim Rao Ambedkar University at Agra on Tuesday climbed atop a water tank and threatened to commit suicide... universities did abide by this directive, Agra University was yet to implement

Five mowed under speeding truck in Agra - 18 Jan 2009
Agra, Jan 18 (IANS) Five people sipping tea and watching TV at a roadside tea stall were crushed to death when a speeding truck rammed into the shop here early... a nursing home on the M.G. Road.   Agra police chief Prem Prakash told

Two young Swedish women marry in Agra - 02 Nov 2008
Agra, Nov 2 (IANS) Two young Swedish women, who were living together in New... Saturday at a temple in Agra Cantonment, an autorickshaw driver brought the two... married in Agra, which is home to the Taj Mahal - the monument of love. 

Little boy falls into well near Agra - 09 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 9 (IANS) Rescue operations are on to save a two-and-a-half-year-old... 30 km from Agra, fell into the borewell around 10 a.m. Thursday while playing... a little girl, Vandana, had also fallen into a borewell in Saiyan block of Agra

Agra tourism industry takes bad hit after Mumbai attacks - 02 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec 2 (IANS) Agra's tourism industry has been severely hit by the terror...;The month of December usually attracts the maximum number of foreign visitors to Agra... in Mumbai has directly affected Agra,' a hotelier said.   Tourism Guild

NGO gifts 500 Agra kids with hearing aids - 21 Nov 2008
Agra, Nov 21 (IANS) As part of its mission to help audibly challenged kids in India, an NGO has provided hearing aids to around 500 school children in Uttar Pradesh. The kids will also receive training on hearing instrument care

Mental health conference in Agra from Jan 8 - 01 Jan 2009
Agra, Jan 1 (IANS) More than 3,000 psychiatrists from across the globe are expected to attend the four-day-long 61st national conference on mental health that begins here Jan 8. The conference - 'Minding Mental Health - New Doctrine

Massive tulsi plantation drive planned in Agra on Republic Day - 25 Jan 2009
Agra, Jan 25 (IANS) It will be a plantation drive with a difference. On Republic Day Monday, thousands of tulsi (basil) saplings will be planted in Agra city... 'insulate the Agra environment from pollution and this would indirectly take care

Agra farmers continue to grow potato despite low prices - 26 Nov 2008
Agra, Nov 26 (ANI): Notwithstanding last season's bad experience due to glut in potatoes that has pushed down prices in markets, farmers of Agra region... Agra, Etah and Hathras districts contributes around eight per cent

50 touts arrested during Operation Obama in Agra - 09 Nov 2008
Nov 9, Agra (IANS) US President-elect Barack Obama has inspired the police... at the Agra Cantonment railway station and at the Shilpgram parking slot.  ... in the evening.  Last week too, during a similar operation at the Agra

SAARC writers to debate terrorism at Agra literary fest - 10 Mar 2009
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Nearly 60 writers, poets and scholars from eight south Asian countries will debate and discuss terrorism, ethnic angst and popular culture at the SAARC Festival of Literature in Agra March 12-16. Thirteen

Two-year-old boy still stuck in a borewell in Agra - 11 Oct 2008
kilometers from Agra since Thursday. Two-year-old Sonu was playing near... to latch to a rope if it is lowered down," said Raghubir Lal, SSP, Agra. ... in the country.  In March, authorities rescued a two-year-old girl Vandana in Agra who

Poisoned weeds behind blackbuck deaths in Agra - 08 Oct 2008
Lucknow, Oct 8 (IANS) As many as 25 blackbucks have died in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district in the last one month. Officials Wednesday said weeds poisoned due to use of excessive chamicals in farming were the reason behind their death. 

Agra air base ready to receive AWACS - 01 Jan 2008
Agra, Sep 27 (IANS) The air force base here has completed all preparations, including the extension of the runway and setting up of an avionics lab, to receive...; The Agra air force base is the largest air base in the country and has

Agra air base ready to receive AWACS - 06 Oct 2008
Agra, Sep 27 (IANS) The air force base here has completed all preparations, including the extension of the runway and setting up of an avionics lab, to receive...; The Agra air force base is the largest air base in the country and has

Agra officials fined for felling trees, ecologists pleased - 17 Mar 2009
Agra, March 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court has fined officials of the Uttar Pradesh forest department and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for illegally...;Environmentalists and conservationists in Agra welcomed the court's action but Surendra Sharma

Spot the difference! Spurious products flood Agra - 21 May 2009
Agra, May 21 (IANS) Did the bottled water at the railway station here taste a bit different? Did the ice cream leave a bitter taste? Welcome to the city... products have flooded the market. 'At the Agra railway station you can get fake

People from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh unite in Agra - 03 Nov 2008
Agra, Nov 3 (IANS) People from Bihar and the eastern districts of Uttar Pradesh have formed a new front here, called the Ganga Yamuna Sanskritic Manch, to protect their interests and oppose Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj

Agra readies for huge show of Dalit strength - 13 Apr 2009
Agra, April 13 (IANS) The city of the Taj is set to witness a display of the Dalit community's growing political and economic power Tuesday, when 300,000 people are expected to start three days of celebrations to mark the birth anniversary

Agra school girls pick up the broom to clean city - 01 Jan 2008
Agra, Oct 1 (IANS) Over 500 school girls used brooms to clean up a road as part... Mahal. The clean up was part of 'My Clean Agra' campaign.  In other Clean Agra campaign activities, students from St Andrew's College took out

Agra school girls pick up the broom to clean city - 06 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 1 (IANS) Over 500 school girls used brooms to clean up a road as part... Mahal. The clean up was part of 'My Clean Agra' campaign.  In other Clean Agra campaign activities, students from St Andrew's College took out

Now, disabled-friendly Agra eases Taj experience - 02 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec 2 (IANS) Over the years, disabled visitors who came to see the Taj Mahal could only gaze at it from the entrance. Now, thanks to the efforts of the authorities they will be able to get a closer and more intimate view

Students in Agra offer floral tributes to Mumbai attack victims - 17 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec 17 (ANI): Students and teachers of Bhim Rao Ambedkar University here offered floral lamps on River Yamuna as a mark of homage to the Mumbai attack victims.  They held posters with message of peace and harmony with the Taj

After 96 hours, child's body recovered from Agra - 13 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 13 (IANS) The slender hope that he may miraculously survive... village near Agra at 10 a.m. Thursday.   'Sonu's dead body has been... IANS.  The body is being taken to S.N. Medical College in Agra

Agra doctors stay away from work second day in a row - 16 Mar 2009
Agra, March 16 (IANS) Private doctors here continued to stay away from work for the second day Monday even as authorities ordered an inquiry against the policemen who allegedly manhandled a senior doctor. The deputy inspector general

24 hours later, little boy still stuck in well near Agra - 10 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 10 (IANS) Two-and-a-half-year-old Sonu, who fell into a 150-foot-deep... in Leharkapura village near Agra.  The administration has provided excavators... in Saiyan block of Agra district. She was pulled out to safety after a gruelling

Big boost for Agra's shoe industry, if state government helps - 09 Nov 2008
Agra, Nov 9 (IANS) Minister of state for Commerce Jairam Ramesh has announced a Rs.1.6-billion (Rs.160-crore) package to boost the local shoe industry... party, which is the Congress's opposition party.  Agra's century-old

Rescue efforts on to rescue child from borewell near Agra - 09 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 9 (IANS) Rescue operations to save the two-and-a-half-year-old boy... the operations.  Sonu, of Leharkapura village, some 30 km from Agra, fell... block of Agra district and was safely pulled up after a gruelling 24-hour operation

Child labour, liquor addiction a blot on Agra shoe units - 23 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec 23 (IANS) Thousands of children still slog it out in tiny shoe-making... told IANS.  Agra has a flourishing shoe-making industry with more... areas in Agra have so-called medicine shops selling intoxicating cough mixtures

People turn violent in Agra after truck crushed four youths - 29 Aug 2007
Untitled Document Aug 29: On early Wednesday morning people of Agra in North India state Uttar Pradesh turn violent and torch

Bajrang Dal agitates over removal of Indian priests from Nepal's Pashupatinath Temple in Agra - 05 Jan 2009
Agra, Jan 5 (ANI): Bajrang Dal activists have lodged a strong protest over the Pashupatinath Temple Trust's decision to ban Indian priests from officiating in religious ceremonies in the premises.  On Sunday, activists of the right

Retribution gets harshâ?¦.A student ragged and thrown down from fourth floor of a hostel in Agra - 04 Oct 2007
threw him from the fourth floor of college hostel in Agra. Wahab ended up injuring... to Kamyani hospital in Agra. The victims’ father has alleged that his son has

Muslims offer Eid prayers at Taj Mahal - 01 Jan 2008
Agra (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 2 (ANI): Thousands of Muslims offered Eid prayers at the Taj Mahal complex, in Agra on Thursday. In the wake of the recent blasts across the nation, security had been tightened in and around the Taj Mahal

Muslims offer Eid prayers at Taj Mahal - 06 Oct 2008
Agra (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 2 (ANI): Thousands of Muslims offered Eid prayers at the Taj Mahal complex, in Agra on Thursday. In the wake of the recent blasts across the nation, security had been tightened in and around the Taj Mahal

Police kill a raging bull near Taj Mahal - 01 Mar 2009
Agra, Mar 1 (ANI): Agra city authorities have shot dead a bull after it created a ruckus near the Taj Mahal on Saturday. The bull injured many people... a major mishap, police fired shots at the bull," said P Ashok, Agra's Superintendent

A donkey ride to file nomination - 18 Apr 2009
Agra, April 18 (IANS) While others arrived in flashy cars, a Lok Sabha candidate came riding a donkey to file his nomination papers for the Agra reserved seat.... But the police refused to allow the donkey into the Agra collectorate's office. 

Tight security at Taj Mahal - 18 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec 18 (ANI): Security has been beefed up at Taj Mahal in Agra following... as well in Agra. "It is unfortunate that the CISF is taking such kind... it is open," said Rajiv Saxena, Secretary, Federation of Travel Associations, Agra

Visitors throng Taj Mahal to mark 353rd death anniversary of Shahjahan - 01 Jan 2008
Agra, July 31 (ANI): A large numbers of visitors thronged the famed Taj Mahal in Agra today to mark the 353rd death anniversary of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan... was deposed and imprisoned by his son Aurangzeb in the Agra Fort and spent his

22 deer skeletons buried inside a deer park exhumed in Uttar Pradesh - 01 Jan 2008
Agra, Oct 2 (ANI): District administration and wildlife officials exhumed at least 22 skeletons of deer buried inside a deer park located in Agra (Uttar... of deer had been buried surreptitiously, the District Magistrate of Agra ordered

22 deer skeletons buried inside a deer park exhumed in Uttar Pradesh - 06 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 2 (ANI): District administration and wildlife officials exhumed at least 22 skeletons of deer buried inside a deer park located in Agra (Uttar... of deer had been buried surreptitiously, the District Magistrate of Agra ordered

Around 600,000 students to appear for B.Ed entrance in Uttar Pradesh - 06 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 5 (IANS) Agra University is all set to hold the country's biggest... Pradesh. The Agra University administration is holding an examination of this nature for the first time.   In Agra, 58,393 students are expected to take

Bangles don't delight its actual manufacturers in Firozabad near Agra - 01 Jan 2008
Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh), July 23 (ANI): Firozabad is known all over the country for the quality of glass bangles produced here. But very few of those, who appreciate the colourful bangles, are aware of the conditions in which the bangle workers live and toil.

Still no memorial to Ghalib in city of birth - 27 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec 27 (IANS) Mirza Ghalib's contribution to Urdu literature has perhaps been as significant as Shakespeare's to English, but the mansion in Agra where... a fitting memorial and a library in Agra where Urdu poetry lovers can spend time

150-year-old mental institute hosts meet in Taj lookalike - 09 Jan 2009
Agra, Jan 9 (IANS) A 150-year-old mental health institute that had the lieutenant governor of Agra as one of its first patients is playing host to over 3,500... ideas about the Agra Mental Hospital which has now a new name and new profile

Police check security preparedness at Taj Mahal - 22 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec 22 (ANI): Police conducted a mock security drill around Taj Mahal.  Officials said there was a terror threat to Taj Mahal that attracts...," said J.P Sharma, inspector general of police, Agra.  B.P Ashok, Agra's

Fog causes delays in North India - 06 Jan 2009
Agra/New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): Early morning walkers in Agra were greeted by a hazy view of the Taj Mahal as a thick fog engulfed the historic city on Tuesday. At five degrees Celsius, the biting chill coupled with the fog, has made

Heritage status, separate authority demanded for Yamuna - 05 Jan 2009
Agra, Jan 5 (IANS) People's representatives, NGOs, environmental activists and pollution experts from Agra and its surrounding areas in Uttar Pradesh... in Mathura, Vrindavan and Agra were still discharging large quantities

Taj Mahotsav to begin from Feb 18 - 04 Feb 2008
Agra in the heart of Uttar Pradesh, at the Taj Mahotsav commencing from Feb 18... of the city Agra by visiting the Red Fort and also the wonder monument Taj Mahal...: Shilpgram, Near Taj Mahal, Agra City: Agra

At least 15 deer die in a fortnight in Uttar Pradesh - 01 Jan 2008
Sikandra (UP), Sept 20 (ANI): A possible outbreak of gastroenteritis killed at least15 deer within a fortnight at an enclosure near Agra. The enclosure... officer of Agra. Officials said a committee has been setup to investigate

At least 15 deer die in a fortnight in Uttar Pradesh - 01 Jan 2008
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