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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A cleaner Agra on Republic Day - 26 Jan 2013
Agra, Jan 26 (IANS) Ahead of a CII global partnership summit beginning Sunday, the Taj city looked thoroughly spruced up on the occasion of India's Republic... the tri-colour. Agra Mayor Inderjeet Arya unfurled the flag at the municipal

Light drizzle cheers Agra - 23 Oct 2012
Agra, Oct 23 (IANS) A light drizzle early Tuesday brought cheer to Dussehra festivities in this Taj city although Ram Lila organisers looked a bit concerned."I am afraid if there is a downpour, Ravana will have the last laugh. The effigy

Three killed in Agra explosion - 25 Apr 2013
Agra, April 25 (ANI): Atleast three people were killed and several others injured when an expired army bomb exploded at a scrap dealer's shop in the Taj Ganj area on Thursday.An eyewitness said he was fixing a DTH connection at his place

Agra sex racket busted - 24 Jun 2013
Agra, June 24 (IANS) Eleven people were arrested in this Taj Mahal city when a sex racket in which clients were booked through Facebook was busted, police said.A team led by Superintendent of Police Pavan Kumar Sunday evening raided a two

Earth Day celebrated in Agra - 22 Apr 2013
Agra, April 22 (IANS) Several environmental groups in the Taj city Monday... than 850 MW power. "If the solar park experiment was replicated here, Agra will have enough power to get over the continuing crisis," Jain told IANS. The Agra

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

Agra lawyers, activists march for high court bench - 05 Dec 2012
Agra, Dec 5 (IANS) Thousands of lawyers and activists of various political... had specifically recommended Agra for setting up a bench of the Allahabad High... son and MP from Mathura - has supported Agra's case.The police have diverted

Night downpour in Agra brings relief - 19 Jul 2013
Agra, July 19 (IANS) An hour-long downpour that stopped around 2 a.m. Friday ended the sultry and suffocating weather in the Taj city.Low-lying areas in the city were inundated by the unexpected heavy showers

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.  

Fire in cracker godown engulfs commercial complex in Agra - 20 Jun 2009
Agra (Uttar Pradesh), June 20(ANI): A massive fire engulfed a firecracker godown in Jatni Bagh commercial complex of Agra in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. ... tenders were rushed to the spot," said Badri Prasad Singh, DIG of Agra Range. 

Violent clashes erupt between villagers and Satsangis in Agra - 22 Dec 2009
Agra, Dec. 22 (ANI): An altercation between villagers and members... on a rampage in Agra. Tension had been brewing over a disputed piece of land... control," said Mrityunjay Narayan, District Magistrate (DM), Agra. The police

Agra villagers suffer from water contamination - 12 Mar 2010
Agra, Mar 12 (ANI): Ground water in Dayalbagh, a suburb of Agra, allegedly contains a high level of fluoride and is causing serious health hazards to locals...;"The problem of fluoride in the ground water is almost in the whole Agra

Agra shivers at 1.1 degrees, fog hits traffic - 06 Jan 2013
Agra, Jan 6 (IANS) The Agra region continued to reel under bitterly cold... died due to intense cold in Achnera and Basai Arela areas of Agra, police said.... The Agra district magistrate has extended the winter vacation in schools to Jan 12

Rain brings cheer to Agra farmers - 30 Jul 2012
Agra, July 30 (IANS) Fairly widespread rains in the last three days have delighted farmers in the Agra region as the delayed monsoon had triggered fears... Agra Municipal Corporation was flooded with complaints about choked drains

Chiranjeevi concerned at Agra molestation - 19 Mar 2013
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Expressing distress at the reported attempt to assault a British tourist in Agra, Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi Tuesday said foreign women tourists and children should be provided adequate security.He said he

Agra may soon get airport boost to tourism - 02 May 2013
Agra, May 2 (IANS) Agra's hope for a civilian airport as a boost to the Taj... before top Uttar Pradesh government officials by Agra District Magistrate Zuher Bin... would soon visit Agra and give their survey report after a visit to Dhanuali, where

Agra instructor teaches yoga in water - 05 Jun 2009
Agra, June 5 (ANI): Haresh Chaturvedi, a water yoga instructor in Agra, is involved in passing on his skills to the children.haturvedi is a lawyer by profession, but has been practicing this unique art for over 30 years now.  

Daily dose of cultural treat for Agra tourists - 18 Nov 2012
Agra, Nov 18 (IANS) Tourists to Agra will get a daily dose of cultural treat... who flock here. But the gap will be bridged now, said Ashok Jain, Agra's tourism... forward to in Agra if they chose to spend the night here, but now with our show

Anti-terrorist squad, forensic experts rushed to Agra blast site - 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...;Agra is famous for the historic monument of love, the Taj Mahal, which attracts

Agra's famous petha makers in big trouble - 15 Sep 2012
Agra, Sep 15 (IANS) Agra's traditional 'petha' (sweet ash gourd) industry.... Diabetics have a sugar-free version as well."At this rate, Agra's petha... is the administration's renewed effort to shift polluting units out of Agra.The Agra Development

Online campaign in Agra against traffic chaos (Letter from Agra) - 15 Jul 2012
Agra, July 15 (IANS) Several NGOs and social activists have launched an online... an "Action Plan for a Better Agra". In just 24 hours, the campaign has taken a viral... and internationally.This is because the whole of Agra, about 200 km south

Agra to get regular air connectivity soon - 10 Nov 2012
Agra, Nov 10 (IANS) The Agra tourism industry welcomed the civil aviation... and promised he would take up the demand of regular air connectivity to Agra... into Agra every year, each bringing 80-100 foreign tourists each.However, because

Early morning showers cool Agra - 16 Jun 2013
Agra, June 16 (IANS) Light showers in the early hours of Sunday came as a welcome relief for Agra residents, who had been experiencing sultry weather... vehicles," said Amit Sisodia of the Agra Beat, a group seeking to promote

Unesco meet in Agra on heritage monuments - 06 Mar 2013
Agra, March 6 (IANS) A four-day convention of Unesco experts on "visual... Mahal, the Agra Fort and the Fatehpur Sikri complex, all three world heritage..., president of the Braj Mandal Heritage Conservation Society told IANS: "Agra with three

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

Agra may get air connectivity at year end - 13 Dec 2012
Agra, Dec 13 (IANS) Decks are finally clear for flights to Agra by the year end... from Agra, told IANS: "We had a very fruitful meeting with Civil Aviation Minister... flights will connect Agra with Khajuraho, Varanasi and New Delhi, three days

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

Light and Sound show revived to draw tourists to Agra - 01 Aug 2010
Agra, Aug.1 (ANI): If Delhi is all geared up for Commonwealth Games 2010, so is Agra, the city of Taj in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.  Anticipating a large... and sound' show' near Agra Fort. bout 70 artistes from different parts

Markets shut, trains stopped in Agra - 31 May 2012
Agra, May 31 (IANS) The Taj city observed a total shutdown Thursday... on the Delhi-Agra highway. Trains were halted at Bichpuri and Raja Ki Mandi stations here. The main markets of Agra were shut. Groups of political activists moved

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

Mongoose hair brushes seized in Agra - 01 May 2012
Agra, May 1 (IANS) Hundreds of paint-brushes allegedly made from the hair... to find out about the supplier of these brushes," said Agra Divisional Forest Officer... the Wildlife Institute of India in Dehradun," said Agra Forest Ranger Y.P. Shukla

Agra to host SAARC literature festival - 20 Feb 2013
Agra, Feb 20 (IANS) The Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL) is organising a SAARC festival of literature in this Taj city March 10-11. FOSWAL chairperson Ajeet Caur told IANS that the festival will bring together writers

Young woman found dead in Agra - 11 May 2013
Agra, May 11 (IANS) An unidentified, naked body of a young woman was found in the Kashmiri Bazaar red light area here, police said Saturday.Police said the victim appeared to be around 22 years old. Her body had been dragged. She may have

Traders demand for a High Court Bench in Agra - 01 Oct 2009
Agra, Oct 1(ANI): Traders across Agra shut down their shops on Thursday... by burning tyres and stopping both rail and road traffic. "Agra is totally...;"This movement for establishment of High Court bench in Agra is taking the form

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