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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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
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

Now ramps make Taj Mahal barrier-free - 01 Jan 2008
Agra, Sept 18 (ANI): Taj Mahal, the famed 17th century monument of love in Agra, is being made barrier-free with construction of ramps inside the historic mausoleum to enable easy movement for the physically disabled. The monument

Raj Babbar formally joins Congress - 06 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 6 (ANI): Bollywood actor-turned-politician and Samajwadi Party's Lok Sabha MP who had been hobnobbing with the Congress for quite sometime, formally joined the party at a massive rally in Agra last evening.  A couple

Actor-politician Raj Babbar to join Congress - 06 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 4 (IANS) MP and film star Raj Babbar is all set to join the Congress... has represented Agra city in the Lok Sabha twice. But for the next time he has to try his luck from the adjoining Fatehpur Sikri (Rural) constituency as Agra

Raj Babbar's candidature for Lok Sabha challenged by Ajay Singh - 17 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 17 (IANS) Actor and Congress MP Raj Babbar is facing competition for the Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district from his... earlier represented Agra, told reporters Thursday that he will stand for election

Bureaucrat suspended for attending Beijing Games reinstated - 13 Nov 2008
Agra, Nov 13 (IANS) Shyam Singh Yadav was Thursday reinstated as Agra's... gathered at the Agra Cantonment railway station to receive him.  ... in some false cases. My agenda is simple. I have to make Agra worthy of the Taj

Black Cat commandos deployed at Taj Mahal - 27 Nov 2008
Agra, Nov 27 (IANS) Black Cat commandos were deployed Thursday at the Taj Mahal... draw.  The police also began checking vehicles entering Agra. A police... had been reviewed.  Agra, located about 200 km south of New Delhi, has

Actor-politician Raj Babbar joins Congress - 06 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 5 (IANS) Parliament member and film star Raj Babbar Sunday joined...; Babbar has represented Agra city in the Lok Sabha twice. But for the next... as Agra city has been declared a reserved constituency.  After

Mathura oil refinery shut down - 09 Jan 2009
Agra, Jan 9 (IANS) All six units of the Indian Oil Corporation's Mathura... extended.  In Agra, most petrol pumps ran dry Friday morning.  Industrial production has come to a standstill in Firozabad, Mathura and Agra

After 50 hours, hopes dim for child stuck in borewell - 11 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 11 (IANS) Over 50 hours after two-and-a-half-year-old Sonu fell into a 150 feet deep borewell in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district, efforts... into the narrow pit in Leharkapura village near Agra while playing at 10 a.m.

With hopes of a miracle, efforts on to rescue child - 11 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 11 (IANS) Over 60 hours after two-and-a-half-year-old Sonu fell into a 150-foot deep borewell in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district... in Leharkapura village near Agra while playing at 10 a.m. Thursday.   

Two arrested with pistols close to the Taj - 14 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec 14 (IANS) Two people were arrested from close to the Taj Mahal with illegal pistols, the police have said. The Taj Ganj police Saturday arrested two people, who hailed from Mainpuri, from within the yellow security zone

Boxer Marykom makes a return in national championship - 03 Nov 2008
Agra, Nov 3 (IANS) Three times world champion MC Marykom will return from a sabbatical in the ninth Senior Women's National Boxing Championship. Marykom... championship is held at Agra for the first time. However the poor response from

Man wanted in 2 dozen cases shot dead in Uttar Pradesh - 12 Oct 2008
Lucknow, Oct 12 (IANS) A man wanted in over two dozen cases was killed Sunday in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district in a shoot-out with the police, an official said... two dozen cases of heinous nature in Agra and adjoining districts, Singh

Taj Mahal vicinity to be kept free from vehicles - 01 Jan 2008
Agra, July 10 (ANI): The next time you visit Agra to watch Taj Mahal, don't mind if you have to walk half-a-kilometer distance for gaining entry. Authorities of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have barred vehicles from getting

Bajrang Dal activists perform fire ritual for recent blasts victims - 01 Jan 2008
Agra/New Delhi/Manali, July 31 (ANI): Bajrang Dal activists performed a fire ritual here to pray for the victims of the Ahmedabad and Bangalore serial blasts. In New Delhi, activists of the Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena also protested against

Child in borewell: rescue work on even after 80 hours - 12 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 12 (IANS) Many resigned to fate but others still hoped for a miracle as efforts to save a child, who fell in a deep borewell Thursday morning... into the narrow pit in Leharkapura village near Agra while playing at 10 a.m. Thursday

Taj to be safer, more tourist friendly in 2009 - 02 Jan 2009
Agra, Jan 2 (IANS) Soon, visiting the Taj Mahal may become less of a hassle... strengthened with the Agra Development Authority placing orders for installation.... The tourist police will now be keeping vigil at all monuments in Agra,' Prakash said

Taj to be safer, more tourist friendly in 2009 - 02 Jan 2009
Agra, Jan 2 (IANS) Soon, visiting the Taj Mahal may become less of a hassle... strengthened with the Agra Development Authority placing orders for installation of CCTVs.... The tourist police will now be keeping vigil at all monuments in Agra,' Prakash said

President Patil condoles death of two-year-old boy in borewell - 13 Oct 2008
45 kilometers from Agra since Thursday and brought out and declared dead... Vandana in Agra who accidentally fell into a 45-feet borewell at Tehra village. 

President Patil condoles death of two-year-old boy in borewell - 13 Oct 2008
45 kilometers from Agra since Thursday and brought out and declared dead... Vandana in Agra who accidentally fell into a 45-feet borewell at Tehra village. 

Fingers pointed at ASI as stone slab falls at Taj - 27 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec 27 (IANS) Conservationists here have reacted sharply after a seven... in Agra that need immediate attention and repairs.  'Our total approach... the Jami Masjid of Agra and the tomb of Rasul Shah in Fatehpur Sikri, have been

Pilgrims take dip in Yamuna, mark beginning of wedding season - 10 Nov 2008
Mathura/Agra, Nov 9 (IANS) Hundreds of thousands of pilgrims Sunday took a holy... to be solemnised in Agra.   'The band wallahs (people who play the band) have been..., a financier of Vijay Nagar Colony in Agra.  A retailer Bankey Lal Maheshwari

On a mission to popularize ayurveda - 19 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 19 (IANS) A woman ayurvedic practitioner here is striving hard to popularise and modernise the ancient Indian healing system and plans to hold...,' Kavita told IANS.  The convention in Agra next month, she said, would

Overseas Muslims' federation honours Muslim students in India - 28 Dec 2008
Agra, Dec 28 (IANS) The American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AFMI) has honoured 77 Muslim students from across India for excellence in Class 10 and 12 examinations. The students, from 18 states, were awarded gold, silver

Country witnesses nation wide shutdown called by BJP. - 01 Jan 2008
Indore, Ranchi, New Delhi, Agra, July 3 (ANI): Several cities and towns...;In Agra, the protesters stopped the trains in protest and resorted to sloganeering at Agra cantonment railway station. The Amarnath Shrine Board helped

Rising Yamuna good for Taj Mahal: Conservationists - 01 Jan 2008
Agra, Sep 27 (IANS) Heritage conservationists here disagree with the district... the river bank in Agra had seen many floods in the past over 400 years.  ... Mughal monuments, Agra's District Magistrate Anil Kumar had told mediapersons

Rising Yamuna good for Taj Mahal: Conservationists - 06 Oct 2008
Agra, Sep 27 (IANS) Heritage conservationists here disagree with the district... the river bank in Agra had seen many floods in the past over 400 years.  ... Mughal monuments, Agra's District Magistrate Anil Kumar had told mediapersons

Special puja in Uttar Pradesh a day after Diwali - 30 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 29 (IANS) A 50 feet high heap of cow dung symbolising Goverdhan hill... Bhoomi comprising Vrindavan, Goverdhan, Mathura and Agra.  Huge... to protect his devotees from the wrath of Lord Indra.  In a temple in Agra's

Why only the Ganga, make Yamuna national river too, demand activists - 10 Nov 2008
Agra, Nov 10 (IANS) How can you think of the Ganga without the Yamuna... to clean up the river. People in Agra, Mathura and Vrindavan have reacted... of Delhi, Mathura and Agra,' says environmentalist Ravi Singh.  The Braj

ASI abandons plan to close Taj grave chamber to public - 02 Jan 2009
Agra, Jan 2 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has shelved plans.... Led by Shamshuddin, president of the Agra Guides Association, and Rajeev Tiwari, president of the Agra Tourist Welfare Chamber, the industry submitted

30 hours on, life slips away for toddler trapped in borewell - 10 Oct 2008
Agra, Oct 10 (IANS) More than 30 hours after he fell into a 150 ft deep...; As senior officials, including the commissioner of the Agra division... near Agra, more machines were pressed into service. But the wet mud was creating

Security beefed up at Taj Mahal, three shrines - 01 Dec 2008
Lucknow, Dec 1 (IANS) Alarmed by the Mumbai terror attack, Uttar Pradesh has decided to beef up security not only at the Taj Mahal in Agra but also at three contentious shrines in Ayodhya, Mathura and Varanasi. The internal security




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