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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.  

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

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

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.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 

Shahjahan's 357th Urs observed in Agra - 18 Jun 2012
Agra, June 18 (ANI): Thousands of devotees gathered at the Taj Mahal to take part in the 357th Urs of Mughal Emperor Shahjahan.Visitors paid homage at the graves of Shah Jahan and his wife Mumtaz, in whose memory, the Taj Mahal has been

Families engaged in Agra footwear industry brave several odds - 26 Nov 2009
Agra, Nov 26 (ANI): The footwear industry and trade in and around Agra... the speciality of Agra's famous footwear trade. They work feverishly to keep... with the trends. "Footwear making families are omnipresent in Agra. Some make

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

Shah Jahan's Urs celebrated at Taj Mahal in Agra - 12 Jul 2010
Agra (Uttar Pradesh), July 12 (ANI): Thousands of people thronged the world famous Taj Mahal in Agra to participate in the annual Urs fair on Sunday. The fair commemorated the 355th death anniversary of Mughal Emperor

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

Six of family in Agra killed in property dispute - 09 May 2012
Agra, MAY 9 (IANS) In what is believed to be a case of property dispute, six... of Achnera, 25 km from Agra city, police said. Since no one from the house... have been sent for post-mortem to the S.N. Medical College in Agra

Agra citizens demand firm action against encroachers - 25 Mar 2012
Agra, March 25 (IANS) Agra citizens Sunday demanded firm and drastic action...; Shishir Gupta, president of the 'Wake Up, Agra' group said: 'We have..., and to pressure the police to implement the law.'   People of Agra are really fed

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

Clerics officiating prayers in Agra demand hike in wages - 15 Aug 2011
Agra, Aug 15 (ANI): Clerics, who conduct prayers in historic Mughal mosques in Agra have called upon the administration to hike their pay from a paltry sum... Mahal Mosque in Agra. The salary was a continuation of a Mughal tradition

100 mega volt power transformer catches fire in Agra - 05 Sep 2010
Agra, Sep 5 (ANI): A massive fire engulfed a 100 mega-volt ampere transformer installed at a power sub station in Agra on Sunday. Twenty two fire tenders... said that power supply to parts of Agra city would be affected for a month due

Parents forced to chain drug addict boy in Agra - 30 Jul 2009
Agra, July 30 (ANI): Poor parents of a 13-year-old boy in Agra are compelled to keep him chained, as he has become a drug addict.  they are peeved at his taking to drug-addiction and turning a nuisance for the family

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

Security tightened in Agra ahead of Republic Day - 24 Jan 2010
Agra (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 24 (ANI): The security has been tightened here ahead of the Republic Day celebrations. The areas near the Taj Mahal have been... to the inflow of tourists. Superintendent of Police (SP) Agra Uday Pratap said

Metro rail? Start in Agra, say residents - 28 Mar 2012
Agra, March 28 (IANS) With Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav... in India, Agra already had a metro type network, according to old-timers in Agra. ... station as old as 1864 to Agra City station opened in 1904, "you have a metro line

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

Agra continues to simmer under intense heat wave - 07 Jul 2009
Agra (Uttar Pradesh), July 7 (ANI): Soaring temperature has made life miserable for people in Uttar Pradesh's Agra city, as the city continues to reel under intense heat wave situation on Tuesday. People who were earlier

Clashes erupt between two communities in Agra - 26 Apr 2010
Agra (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 26 (ANI): The members of two communities set ablaze each other's properties in Uttar Pradesh's Agra city following a verbal clash. A few shops at Bijli Ghar market area in the city was set on fire

Bears rescued from their "masters" find home in Agra - 12 Aug 2009
Agra, Aug 12 (ANI): Around 270 bears have been rescued from their masters... from Agra.  An Indian support group is taking care of these bears, which were... for entertainments and rehabilitated at the centre in Agra, claimed

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

30 child labourers rescued in Agra and Firozabad - 16 Jul 2009
Agra / Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh), July 16 (ANI): Around 30 child labourers were rescued by police and officials of state Child Labour Department from Agra..., all in the age group of 6 to 12 years, were rescued from Agra rural areas, while

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 guides come up with their problems ahead of Commonwealth Games - 16 Nov 2009
Agra, Nov 16 (ANI): Ahead of next year's Commonwealth Games, the tourist guides' association in Agra has come up with its problems.  With the countdown for the next year's major event beginning, it is believed that Agra would

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

Agra students claim world record for 'bedai' - 23 Mar 2012
Agra, March 23 (IANS) Students of Agra University's Tourism and Hotel Management Institute have claimed a new world record for making a 'bedai', a spicy snack...;The bedai was made on March 20 in the Khandari campus of the Agra University.  

Train services affected as five bogies derail near Agra - 14 Oct 2009
Agra, Oct.14 (ANI): Train services were badly affected after five bogies of a goods train derailed in the Jaooj area near Agra on Wednesday morning.  According to officials, no one was injured in the accident. The incident took

Gurudwara Mai Than draws people all religion in Agra - 19 Jun 2009
Agra, June 19 (ANI): Sikh shrines are spread across the country and visited... is Gurudwara Mai Than in Agra, created in the memory of the visit of Guru Teg Bahadur.  Legend has it during his Agra visit, Guru Sri Tegh Bahadur visited the house

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

Taj Mahotsav showcases Indian culture in Agra - 19 Feb 2010
Agra, Feb 19 (ANI): The 10-day annual festival, Taj Mahotsav, dedicated to promotion of art and crafts and celebration of local heritage and culture, commenced at the Shilpgram, near Agra on Thursday. Organised by the state's Tourism

Agra's unique Bhagat singing finds new patrons - 28 Mar 2012
Agra, March 28 (IANS) 'Mere Babul Ka Beejna', a powerful theatrical presentation in the genre of old Bhagat singing peculiar to Agra region, was the climax... mushroomed in Mathura, Agra, Vrindavan and Hathras, which

Agra schools' summer vacations extended till July 7 - 01 Jul 2012
Agra, July 1 (IANS) Agra district administration Sunday ordered the extension of summer vacations for all schools till July 7, due to the intense heat wave continuing in the district.District Magistrate Ajay Chauhan said the government

Agra students join hands to clean River Yamuna - 23 Mar 2010
Agra, Mar 23 (ANI): Hundreds of school students joined social activists.... The drive was jointly organised by the Municipal Corporation of Agra... Mahaur, Mayor of Agra. Students wished that the citizens of Agra would help

International footwear fair in Agra a major draw - 31 Oct 2010
Agra, Oct.31 (ANI): A big variety of footwear has been put on display... successive occasion that Agra has got the opportunity to host this fair. Good... this profession," said Anjula Singh Mahour, Mayor of Agra. Pooran Dawar, President

Two killed, seven injured in Agra truck crash - 11 May 2012
Agra, May 11 (IANS) Two people were killed and seven of a family injured when... crossing on the Agra-Jaipur highway early Friday, police said.  ... household goods from Delhi to Mahua town in Agra district.   

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 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

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 road accident claims two lives - 27 Apr 2012
Agra, April 27 (IANS) Two people were killed on-the-spot and half a dozen others critically injured when their tractor-trolley was hit by a speeding truck-trailer in the wee hours of Friday on the Agra-Gwalior road, police said.  

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

Agra bank looted of Rs.11 lakh - 23 Mar 2012
Agra, March 23 (IANS) A gang of armed robbers struck at a bank branch here as soon as it opened for business Friday and fled with over Rs.11 lakh, police said. The Canara Bank branch in Shastripuram early Friday had opened around 10

Uttar Pradesh government announce compensation to Agra blast victims - 18 Sep 2011
Agra, Sep 18(ANI): The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday announced compensation to the victims of Saturday's low-intensity blast at a hospital in Agra. Interacting with mediapersons here, Uttar Pradesh Panchayati Raj Minister Swami

Akhilesh wants faster work on Agra international airport - 19 Apr 2012
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) In a fresh impetus to tourism in and around the Agra... to complete all ground work for the international airport project at Agra... plan for the Mathura, Agra and Vrindavan area. Specifically asking

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