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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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Resul Pukootty is ecstatic as he hugs Amitabh Bachchan who later gave him an award for his contribution to sound industry on behalf of Western India Motion Pictures & TV sound engineers association in Mumbai.
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Agra-Mumbai flights soon - 17 Aug 2013
Agra, Aug 17 (IANS) Agra is likely to to be connected to Mumbai by air before... by the civil aviation ministry that a flight will soon connect Agra to Mumbai," Rajiv... Chauhan, president of Agra Hotels and Restaurants Association, said Civil

Agra 'petha' goes online - 16 Jan 2014
Agra, Jan 16 (IANS) Agra's famous sweet 'petha' can be bought online too.A new web site, www.thepetha.com, has been launched here, its owner Ankur Agarwal told.... Ayurvedic practitioners in Agra prescribe petha for the anaemic, lactating

Agra finally gets rains - 26 Jul 2012
Agra, July 26 (IANS) Heavy rains have lashed Agra and the neighbouring region, flooding low-lying areas and pushing back the spectre of drought.Agra saw... and flooded low-lying areas in Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, said resident and insurance

Fighting the cold, Agra style - 07 Jan 2013
Agra, Jan 7 (IANS) The Taj Mahal city is shivering. But Agra's traditional... cheap, as also cauliflower."Agra's aloo-ki-tikki called bhalla, filled with dry... khokhas are now visible everywhere. This was not the case earlier as Agra

Bring back Agra's Mughal gardens - 29 Oct 2013
Agra, Oct 29 (IANS) Agra's long-lost Mughal gardens need to be resurrected.This... gardens of Agra, organised by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in collaboration with the Agra Development Authority."We are in the process of finalising

Agra to host international leather meet - 12 Nov 2013
Agra, Nov 12 (IANS) The seventh edition of the international "Meet at Agra... fair is promoted by the Agra Footwear Manufacturers and Exporters Chamber (AFMEC). Agra is a major hub for the footwear industry.Around 35 foreign exhibitors from

Moolchand Hospital now in Agra - 05 Oct 2013
Agra, Oct 5 (IANS) Delhi's Moolchand Hospital opened a branch in this Taj city Saturday.Moolchand Medi City is located on the Delhi-Agra highway. Shravan Talowar, the CEO of Moolchand Health Care, said the hospital will offer services

Hanuman Jayanti celebrated in Agra - 06 Apr 2012
Agra, April 6 (IANS) Hanuman Jayanti was Friday celebrated with devotion and fervour in and around Agra -- even as Christians observed Good Friday. Large crowds thronged Hanuman temples all over the Taj city. Hanuman Chalisa

Agra is venue for disabled congress - 09 Nov 2012
Agra, Nov 9 (IANS) The first international congress for the rehabilitation of the disabled will be held in Agra from Nov 26 to 28, according to District Magistrate Ajay Chauhan.More than 1,300 delegates from 86 countries are expected

AAP protests discom in Agra - 26 Jan 2014
Agra, Jan 26 (IANS) AAP activists formed a human chain here Sunday to protest against what they said were "irregularities and high-handedness" of the private power discom in Agra.Amid the Republic Day celebrations, more than 2,000 Aam

Showers bring down temperature in Agra - 19 Apr 2014
Agra, April 19 (IANS) The temperature fell sharply Saturday in Agra following intermittent showers.The showers were heavy Saturday morning, causing alarm in the rural areas where wheat is yet to be harvested. "The unseasonal rain

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

Heavy rains lash Agra - 30 Aug 2013
Agra, Aug 30 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Agra through the night, submerging roads and forcing several schools to declare a rainy day.Several schools had to declare a rainy day, as children failed to reach in time."Many schools are having

Government employees on strike in Agra - 12 Nov 2013
Agra, Nov 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh government employees began an indefinite strike in Agra Tuesday morning to press for action on their 15 point demand charter including a wage hike.More than 7,000 employees of 17 departments in Agra

Heavy showers lash Agra - 14 Feb 2014
Agra, Feb 14 (IANS) Heavy showers lashed Agra Friday evening. People returning home from offices and shops were caught unawares and were searching for places... organisation Wake Up Agra."The winter this year is having an extended run. Winter should

BJP retains Agra mayoral seat - 07 Jul 2012
Agra, July 7 (IANS) The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) retained the Agra mayoral seat Saturday with its candidate winning the municipal polls.Indrajit Balmiki... presided over the Agra Municipal Corporation without a break since 1989.Shyam

Agra: a city of entrepreneurial excellence - 02 Dec 2012
Agra, Dec 2 (IANS) There's no doubt that no one thinks of Agra without also thinking of the Taj Mahal. But Agra has much more to offer than Mughal monuments... Agra to the forefront decades ago," says historian Raj Kishore Raje, and author

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

Hailstorm leaves Agra farmers worried - 23 Feb 2013
Agra, Feb 23 (IANS) Hailstorm and strong winds that lashed the Agra region Saturday left farmers worried."The rain has been intermittent. It is the wind that is causing harm to the standing wheat crop. The late mustard and potato crops

Agra industrialist shot dead on highway - 17 May 2013
Agra, May 17 (IANS) An industrialist from Agra was shot dead by unidentified assailants who ambushed his car on the Agra-Jaipur highway, police said... loaded with supplies from their factory in Agra had been intercepted

Downpour floods Agra streets - 17 Sep 2012
Agra, Sep 17 (IANS) An hour-long heavy downpour Monday evening flooded several parts of Agra and brought traffic to a halt on the otherwise busy Mahatma Gandhi... as the roads were under knee-deep water. Agra has been having some good luck

Intense cold continues in Agra - 07 Jan 2013
Agra, Jan 7 (IANS) Intense cold and foggy weather conditions continued in Agra Monday with the minimum temperature settling at 0.5 degrees Celsius, six degrees... an old timer Surendra Sharma. Officials at the Agra Cantt railway station said

Woman drugged, raped in Agra - 30 Jun 2013
Agra, June 30 (IANS) A 25-year-old woman was raped in Agra after an autorickshaw driver offered her a cup of tea suspected to be laced with a sedative, police... husband deserted her, took the help of an autorickshaw driver to go to the Agra

Yamuna rising in Agra - 17 Aug 2013
Agra, Aug 17 (IANS) Residents of villages along the Yamuna in Agra have been alerted as its water level rose and was only a few inches below the low flood level Saturday, officials said.It is likely to flood low-lying areas along the banks

Queen's baton leaves Agra - 12 Oct 2013
Agra, Oct 12 (IANS) The Queen's baton for the 2014 Commonwealth Games (CWG), to be held in Glasgow in England, left the Taj city Saturday afternoon after being received at the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort. Senior district and police

Long power cuts cripple Agra - 09 Oct 2013
Agra, Oct 9 (IANS) The residents of Taj city Agra are facing problems due to severe power outages of six to eight hours every day.This has been happening since.... The work would continue till Oct 20.Private provider Torrent Power in Agra

Agra jeweller shot at by bikers - 17 Sep 2012
Agra, Sep 17 (IANS) Prominent Agra jeweller Anand Agarwal was shot at and critically wounded by unidentified assailants on a motorcycle, prompting jewellers..., shouting slogans against the police. "Agra businessmen are no longer safe. Even

Record rains in Agra - 31 Aug 2013
Agra, Aug 31 (IANS) The average annual rainfall of 700 mm has already been breached in Agra district, and early Saturday's downpour set a new record..., Agra has already received more than 300 mm of rains."The city gets a few showers

Agra explore benefits of yoga in water - 15 Apr 2010
Agra, Apr 15 (ANI): While yoga has legions of followers, Agra sees locals going in for water yoga.  In water yoga, the 'asanas', or yogic exercises... 12 years in Agra's Eklavya Sports Stadium. (ANI) 

Agra-Lucknow Expressway to be eco-friendly - 04 Apr 2012
Agra, April 4 (IANS) A new eight-lane Expressway will connect Uttar Pradesh's state capital Lucknow with Agra, and it will be eco-friendly. The government... Expressway in Agra near Kuberpur. Gupta said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had

No trace of Gandhi at Agra memorial - 02 Oct 2013
Agra, Oct 2 (IANS) A Mahatma Gandhi memorial in the Taj city lies... it. These days, it has become a den for vagabonds. "The Agra Municipal... and opened to the public in 2008 by then Agra mayor Anjula Singh Mahaur, who had

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

Students go on a rampage in Agra - 04 Dec 2009
Agra, Dec 4 (ANI): Irate students of Raja Balwant Singh College of Agra went on rampage on Thursday over the suspension of classes due to differences between the teachers and college management. The students said, they have not had

One shot dead in Agra - 20 Mar 2013
Agra, March 20 (IANS) A local Congress leader's brother was shot dead here Wednesday afternoon, police said.The murder occurred near Wazirpura crossing. Police said passers-by took Irfan to a hospital where he was declared brought

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

At least eight injured in explosion at Agra hospital - 17 Sep 2011
Agra, Sep 17(ANI): At least eight people were injured in an explosion at Agra's Jai Hospital today. There are no reports of any casualty yet, NDTV reports. According to initial reports, a crude bomb was kept under a seat

'Close Agra monuments in afternoon' - 20 May 2013
Agra, May 20 (IANS) Emplayees at monuments in Taj city Agra should get a four-hour lunch break to give them some respite from the scorching heat, Federation... at 4 p.m.," Tiwari told IANS."Unsuspecting tourists who have no idea of the Agra

Tourism leaders flay Agra-Mumbai flight suspension - 12 Nov 2013
Agra, Nov 12 (IANS) Tourism industry leaders in Agra Tuesday reacted sharply to Air India's abrupt announcement to suspend its Agra-Mumbai flight from Nov 15...-Agra flight had become popular and was reporting full booking, they have suspended

Smriti Irani's poor show in Agra - 11 Mar 2014
Agra, March 11 (IANS) It was not the content of what Smiriti Irani said at the "intellectuals' meeting Monday evening at a conclave in Agra, but the poor attendance, that is the talk of the town. "May be Agra doesn't have too many

After shooting, Agra jewellers on strike - 17 Sep 2012
Agra, Sep 17 (IANS) Jewellery shops all over Agra were shut Monday to protest... nabbed.The Agra Bullion Association and half-a-dozen other market committees have... on all angles."Agra is in turmoil following a series of robberies, hold-ups

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

Late evening showers cool Agra - 06 Jun 2013
Agra, June 6 (IANS) Late evening showers Thursday brought some relief from the sweltering summer heat for the residents of Agra."The showers came after a duststorm that lasted for about half an hour in the evening," said Sudheir Gupta

Delhi trader looted in Agra - 08 Sep 2012
Agra, Sep 8 (IANS) A Delhi trader, dealing in shoe material, was looted at gunpoint here late Friday, police said.Pradeep Jindal was returning from a shoe market after collecting cash for supplies, when three men on a motorcycle stopped

Muslim women stage a march against terrorism in Agra - 19 Apr 2010
Agra, Apr 19 (ANI): Hundreds of Muslim women took to streets in Agra on Sunday against the terror menace.  The rally was a part of the three-day National Women Muslim Conference, which concluded at Mathur Vaishya Bhavan in Agra

Pakistan president's victory celebrated in Agra - 31 Jul 2013
Agra, July 31 (IANS) As Mamnoon Hussain was declared the new president of Pakistan Tuesday evening, residents in Agra, the city of Taj Mahal, erupted in jubilation.Hussain was born in Agra March 3, 1940. As the news reached localities

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

Agra's 'petha' is sweet but polluting - 27 Jun 2013
Agra, June 27 (IANS) For centuries, the petha, a delicacy from the Taj Mahal city of Agra, was boiled and processed using firewood or coal. Now authorities... century Taj. Now an order by Agra Divisional Commissioner Pradeep Bhatnagar

More rains add to Agra's woes - 14 Sep 2012
Agra, Sep 14 (IANS) Three spells of rain Friday brought the temperature down in Agra, but they only led to more potholes on the highway to Delhi and flooded the Taj city's low-lying areas.The temperature dipped by four degrees to 32

Farmer dies of cold in Agra - 23 Jan 2013
Agra, Jan 23 (IANS) A farmer died of cold in Agra late Tuesday even as the night temperature Wednesday settled at 2.7 degrees Celsius in the Taj City, which remained the coldest in Uttar Pradesh for the third successive day, officials

Yamuna recedes in Agra - 18 Aug 2013
Agra, Aug 18 (IANS) The Yamuna began receding Sunday morning, after almost...."The river is flowing to its brim all the way from Delhi to Agra, but the barrages.... Development functionaries along the river banks in Agra have been alerted to maintain

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

Pakistan presidential candidate was born in Agra - 26 Jul 2013
Agra July 26 (IANS) Once again after the jinxed 2001 Vajpayee-Musharraf talks, the Agra connection in India-Pakistan relations figures again with hopes of a friendlier ambience if Agra-born Pakistani presidential candidate Mamnoon Hussain

Flood alert in Agra - 18 Jun 2013
With reports of huge discharges from upstream barrages, authorities in Agra have cautioned people living along the Yamuna banks to shift to safer places.A... department officials said the Yamuna level in Agra, Mathura and Vrindavan could

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

Agra police detain protesting students - 07 Nov 2009
Agra, Nov 7 (ANI): Agra police detained physiotherapy students of the Ambedkar University after they blocked a road, demanding appointment of faculty and a separate academic department.  "They tried to block MG road. When they tried

No flood threat at Agra as Yamuna recedes - 24 Jun 2013
Agra, June 24 (IANS) Agra is no longer facing a flood threat as the water level in the Yamuna has gone down, an official said Monday."The situation for the moment is stable," said J.P. Singh, in charge of flood control room

Agra denies BJP permission for yatra - 13 Sep 2013
Agra, Sep 13 (IANS) Citing the recent violence in Muzaffarnagar of Uttar Pradesh as a reason, District Magistrate Zuher Bin Sagir of Agra has withdrawn permission to the Bharatiya Janata Party to hold a "Swabhimaan Rally" Sep 15 at Akola

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

Heat hits tourism in Agra (With Image) - 28 May 2012
Agra, May 28 (IANS) Searing summer heat has hit tourist inflow into Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, India's biggest tourist draw.Tourist arrivals have been...," said Rakesh Chauhan, president of the Agra Hotels and Restaurants Association

Negotiating potholes in Agra to get to the Taj (Letter from Agra)(With Images) - 01 Oct 2012
Agra, Oct 1 (IANS) This year's monsoon has left most roads in Taj city Agra in shambles. Except for a few roads in Agra Cantonment, all exit and entry points... Noida to the entry point of Agra, you can manage in just two hours (on the newly

Car rally in Agra to enthuse voters - 13 Apr 2014
Agra, April 13 (IANS) A dozen vintage cars from Delhi followed by dozens of vehicles of locals zoomed through Agra Sunday to motivate people to vote in the Lok Sabha election April 24. One of the organisers of the event, Rajiv Gupta, told

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

Agra's shoe industry told to shift - 07 Aug 2012
Agra, Aug 7 (IANS) About 40 shoe industry units here have been again told to move out of the Taj city to the Leather Park on the Jaipur-Agra highway... for much of Agra's pollution and for the choking of drains in Agra. Leather

Fog in Agra doesn't deter tourists - 23 Dec 2012
Agra, Dec 23 (IANS) Despite a foggy Sunday, holiday crowds are swelling in the Taj city ahead of Christmas celebrations.Agra's main churches -- St Peter's, St... rush in Agra, the approach to the Taj Mahal from the Yamuna Expressway has been

CWG Queen baton to reach Agra - 12 Oct 2013
) to be held in England, will be in Agra Saturday, officials said.The baton, which... and groups. It will cross over to Uttar Pradesh and will reach Agra later... fraternity would receive the baton, which would be later received in Agra by district

Agra woman hangs self - 17 Jun 2013
Agra, June 17 (IANS) Anju Singh, the daughter-in-law of a Congress corporator, was found hanging in the bathroom of her home here Sunday, police said Monday.Anju's parents have accused the corporator and his family of harassing her

No respite from cold in Agra - 05 Jan 2013
Agra, Jan 5 (IANS) There is no relief in sight from the foggy, chilly weather... Saturday.The minimum temperature in Agra settled at 2.1 degrees Celsius Saturday... fog that has made life difficult in Agra. The humidity level is around 100

Akhilesh promises a new Agra - 19 Jun 2012
Agra, June 19 (IANS) After a series of interactive sessions, Uttar Pradesh..., officials, Samajwadi Party leaders and social activists from Agra over the past... it attractive for airlines to introduce flights to Agra. Also, excise duty on marble

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

Agra launches anti-pollution campaign - 01 Jun 2009
Agra, June 1 (IANS) Agra, city of Taj Mahal - one of the seven wonders... Day June 5. Agra Divisional Commissioner S.K. Sharma launched the campaign... water into the earth through bore holes.    'The Agra Development

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

Security beefed up in Agra before Commonwealth Games - 01 Jul 2010
Agra, July 1(ANI): Security is being beefed up in Agra in anticipation... Ahmad,  Superintendent of Police, Crime Branch, Agra. "Our main... of Market Association, Sanjay Place Commercial Centre, Agra. India is expecting

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

Two brothers shot dead in Agra - 20 Aug 2013
Agra, Aug 20 (IANS) Two brothers sleeping on the second floor of their newly-built four-storeyed house in Agra were Tuesday shot dead by half-a-dozen armed bandits, police said.The incident took place in Nagla Dalsa of Malpura area.Naresh

Agra fumes against rapists - 25 Dec 2012
Agra, Dec 25 (IANS) Students and activists continued to protest here Tuesday... condition.The "Wake Up Agra" group held a candlelight march to Shahid Smarak... activists have gone to Delhi to take part in street protests there.Girls of Agra

Agra shoe factory gutted - 10 Nov 2013
Agra, Nov 10 (IANS) A leading shoe exporting factory here was gutted in a major..., located near the Agra Mental Hospital, was put out early Sunday, Senior... but that was controlled.This is the fifth major fire in shoe factories this year in Agra, a major

Fire at Agra shoe factory - 16 Jun 2013
Agra, June 16 (IANS) Goods worth crores of rupees were destroyed after a fire broke out in a shoe factory here late Saturday. The firefighters have managed... of Basant Overseas on the Agra-Delhi highway. The blaze has been brought under

RSS worker kidnapped in Agra - 30 Jun 2013
Agra, June 30 (IANS) A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker, who was here for a meeting, was kidnapped early Sunday when he went out for a morning stroll... of mistaken identity. A case has been registered at the New Agra police station and teams

'Tevar' shooting begins in Agra - 03 Mar 2014
Agra, March 3 (IANS) The team of "Tevar", which stars Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Manoj Bajpayee, has started shooting for the film here after a week-long... as a girl from Gokul in Mathura, while Arjun will be seen as an Agra guy.According

Water harvesting made compulsory for Agra RO plants - 14 May 2013
Agra, May 14 (IANS) Reverse osmosis (RO) plants in Agra should install water harvesting systems within three days or face closure, a top district official said... recharged.Industry sources in Agra said there were close to 500 RO plants operating

AAP wants to make Agra worthy of the Taj - 28 Mar 2014
Agra, March 28 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will help to make Agra... to make Agra worthy of the Taj Mahal."Ravindra Singh said he would make efforts to make Agra a Wi-Fi city so that tourists who come here can remain connected through

Man shot dead in Agra - 24 Nov 2013
Agra, Nov 24 (IANS) A shopkeeper was shot dead here late Saturday night by unidentified assailants, while he was returning home from his shop.Police said his cash bag and an Activa scooter were missing. For more than two hours injured

Two killed in Agra blast - 25 Apr 2013
Agra, April 25 (IANS) Two people were killed and another was injured Thursday in a mortar blast in a scrap godown here, police said.The incident took place in Gobar Chowki area. The scrap market is about 5 km from the Taj Mahal complex

Agra tourism takes a hit due to flight cancellations - 23 Apr 2010
Agra, Apr 23 (ANI): Tourism in Uttar Pradesh's Agra city has been affected by international flight cancellations.  Sunil Gupta, CMD, Travel Bureau said that over 5000 tourists have cancelled their visits and there has been a loss

Taj Mahotsav begins with much fanfare in Agra - 19 Feb 2014
Agra, Feb. 19 (ANI): The ten-day-long annual Taj Mahotsav began at the Shilp Gram in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday amidst much fanfare.The theme... and culture in Agra, one of the country's biggest tourist destinations.The Uttar

Agra downpour brings slight chill - 04 Oct 2013
Agra, Oct 4 (IANS) A heavy downpour in Agra since early Friday morning brought..., with a drizzle or two," said photographer Vishal."The moat of the Agra Fort... said Agra had recorded more rains this year. "The rains are showing no signs

Ten burnt alive in Agra fire - 13 Oct 2012
Agra, Oct 13 (IANS) Ten people, including two couples and six children, were burnt alive early Saturday when the house they were living in caught fire in Sewla Jat under thana Sadar of Agra, police said.The families were living

No buyers for Modi's chair in Agra - 04 Dec 2013
Agra, Dec 4 (IANS) The chair BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi sat on during a recent rally here was up for grabs but there are no takers anymore.Agra's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha member Ramshankar Katheria

Bone specialists to meet in Agra - 26 Nov 2013
Agra, Nov 26 (IANS) More than 6,000 orthopaedic surgeons and bone specialists will take part in a six-day global conference in this Taj city Dec 3-8.An Indian Orthopaedic Association spokesman told IANS that the aim of the conference

R-day celebrated in Agra - 26 Jan 2014
Agra, Jan 26 (IANS) The Taj city Sunday celebrated Republic Day with fervour, with Uttar Pradesh Revenue Minister Aridaman Singh taking the salute at the official event.The biting cold, however, affected attendance at Republic Day

Doctors in Agra region protest - 03 Mar 2014
Agra, March 3 (IANS) Doctors at the S.N. Medical College here continued their protest here Monday against a Samajwadi Party legislator, forcing hundreds of patients to fend for themselves.The doctors formed a human chain on M.G. Road

Malaysian consortium to bid for Agra-Lucknow Expressway project - 06 Jul 2013
Agra, July 6 (IANS) Tender bids for the Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Uttar... Yadav.Samajwadi Party sources in Agra said the UP chief minister is keen that the project... Expressway, from Greater Noida to Chalesar in Agra, is now operated

Agra mayor, BSP leader join Samajwadi Party - 01 Apr 2014
Agra, April 1 (IANS) Agra Mayor Indrajeet Arya from the BJP and BSP legislator Chhote Lal Verma Tuesday joined the Samajwadi Party.Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav welcomed the two leaders into the party.Bahujan Samaj Party

Agra battles record rain in 12 hours - 05 Oct 2013
Agra, Oct 5 (IANS) The Taj city of Agra was Saturday battling the consequences of a record 142 mm downpour in just 12 hours a day earlier.This year Agra has... said the heavy rains had damaged the bajra crop.The region involving Agra district

Wet New Year's eve in Agra - 31 Dec 2013
Agra, Dec 31 (IANS) It is going to be a wet New Year's Eve in this Taj city.The rainfall till Tuesday morning was around 3 mm, the authorities said, adding...," commented travel agent Amit Sisodia of Agra Beats."It is going to be a wet New

Renewed demand for heritage tag for Agra (Letter from Agra) - 27 Apr 2013
Agra, April 27 (IANS) Renewed demands have been made for granting heritage status to Agra, which is home to three World Heritage monuments - the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri - and several other historical structures

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

Campaign for body donation in Agra - 12 May 2012
Agra, May 12 (IANS) An organisation has been launched in the Taj city to promote the donation of human bodies for educational research and more. The body, a brainchild of eminent educationist Ram Avtar Sharma, is networking with 175

Communal skirmish in Agra - 17 Sep 2013
Agra, Sep 17 (IANS) A minor communal flare-up erupted Monday evening here in the Taj city but was effectively contained, police said Tuesday.The scuffle broke out in Taj Ganj area between two groups of youngsters on a trivial issue




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