Everything you need to know about Agra Fort Ho: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Agra Fort Ho: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Ghaziabad, May 17 (IANS) A shortage of staff at the Ghaziabad Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) is resulting in long queues of people applying for passports.
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 Friday.
Mumbai, May 15 (IANS) An exciting pulse-racing event, kitesurfing, awaits adventure lovers in the costal district of Raigad next weekend.
Agra May 15 (IANS) Conservationists here have demanded the restoration and reopening of Dara Shikoh' library that is lying in shambles in the heart of the Taj city.
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 Tuesday.
The Japan International Cooperative Agency (JICA) has offered the Uttar Pradesh government for a financial assistance for many upcoming projects in the state including Metro rail project and the Agra-Lucknow expressway, officials said Tuesday.
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) The Japan International Cooperative Agency (JICA) has offered the Uttar Pradesh government financial assistance for the Metro rail project and a host of other projects, including the Agra-Lucknow expressway, officials said Tuesday.
Agra, May 11 (IANS) Ram Das Sharma, 94, a veteran socialist leader and a freedom fighter, died here Friday evening, his family said Saturday.
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.
Washington, May 11 (ANI): A man from Montana, who thought that he would be dead within six months after being incorrectly diagnosed with brain cancer, has been awarded 59,820 dollars for the grief and stress it caused him and his family.
Agra, May 11 (IANS) There has been an upsurge in creative activities following the Taj Literature Festival in February, with several new groups actively pursuing literary goals.
Agra May 9 (IANS) Agra district authorities have ordered the closure of an engneering college near a bird sanctury for violating environmental laws, an official said Thursday.
Agra, May 8 (IANS) With the mercury crossing 44 degrees Celsius, schools in the Taj Mahal city were shut till Class 8 by 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Agra, May 8 (IANS) With the mercury crossing the 44 degrees Celsius mark, the Agra district administration has ordered all schools till Class 8 to close by 11 a.m.
London, May 7 (ANI): Jennifer Lopez was left shaken after "gunshots" were heard on her music video's set on Sunday, but her quick-thinking minders rushed her to safety.
Agra, May 4 (IANS) A maha panchayat in Agra district has called for the boycott of a family of a man who allegedly raped and murdered an eight-year-old girl.
Agra, May 2 (IANS) Agra's hope for a civilian airport as a boost to the Taj city's tourism industry was revived after an hour-long presentation in Lucknow before top Uttar Pradesh government officials by Agra District Magistrate Zuher Bin Sagir.
London, May. 2 (ANI): Newly discovered human bones have proven that the first permanent English settlers in North America became cannibals to deal with the cruel winter of 1609-10, US researchers have said.
Agra, May 1 (IANS) Speakers at a group discussion on International Labour Day Wednesday said that while the earning capacity and lifestyle of the lowest rung of labourers has improved, the middle class was stressed due to shrinking opportunities and the Americanisation of the economy.
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) After cricket, hockey and football, the badminton world is looking at India as a preferred hub. The just-concluded third edition of the India Open Super Series here has created a market buzz for more international events.
Agra, April 30 (IANS) The city of the Taj is now aiming to show visitors that there is much more to it than the monument to love. Discovering Oriental Agra, a new tourist circuit, will showcase not just heritage monuments but also the city's culture, cuisine and industry - in electric rickshaws.
Houston, April 28 (IANS) Storms dumped rains and hail on the Greater Houston area in the US state of Texas, flooding streets and causing power outage, Xinhua reported.
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. This will protect and conserve historical buildings, old havelis, structures, water bodies, forests and even the oriental markets in the old city, experts say.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) If it was Ramesh Sippy and Vishal Bhardwaj from Bollywood, there were Nagarjuna Akkineni and Rana Daggubati from down south. In a show of solidarity and unity, representatives from India's multi-billion dynamic cinema world came together for the inauguration of the Centenary Film Festival here Thursday evening.
Agra, April 25 (IANS) Two people were killed and another was injured Thursday in a mortar blast in a scrap godown here, police said.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The government would make all possible efforts to make India a major international filming destination, Minister for Information & Broadcasting Manish Tewari said here Thursday.
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.
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Results of nearly two years' worth of study on biological samples from space shuttle Atlantis, have shed light on how the human immune system responds to stress and assaults while in space - and maybe here on Earth.
Agra, April 23 (IANS) Four youths, riding one motorbike, were killed near Farah town in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district when they rammed into a truck, police said Tuesday.
Agra, April 22 (IANS) Several environmental groups in the Taj city Monday observed Earth Day to highlight the ecological imbalances and threats to "mother Earth" through callous and unbridled profit-motivated industrialisation.
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Celebrated writer Salman Rushdie is all over the film version of his acclaimed novel "Midnight's Children". He has himself done the screenplay and also serves as the film's all-knowing narrator.
New York, Apr 21 (ANI): Zooey Deschanel got quite the shock when she was mistakenly identified as one of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings on a local Fox News station.
Agra, April 18 (IANS) With the summer setting in, residents of this Taj city are reeling under a severe water and electricity crisis. Demand for water has gone up due to the rising mercury and residents are struggling with long power outages. Besides, around 1.8 million tourists, both domestic and foreign, visit Agra every year.
Sydney, Apr. 14 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has said the idea that the United States wishes to extradite Julian Assange is "sheer fantasy".
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) The grandeur of Rajasthan's famou Amer Fort reflects in a new jewellery line unveiled at the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) here.
London, Apr 11 (ANI): A member of the team that raided Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan will testify at the trial of Bradley Manning, US army private charged in a massive leak of American secrets to Wikileaks.
Agra, March 25 (IANS) Justice Rajesh Kumar of the Allahabad High Court Monday formally opened the main building of the district court here after its heritage look was restored.
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) A man has been arrested for allegedly molesting a South Korean woman in a private bus in Kolkata Monday, police said.
London, Mar. 25 (ANI): A British woman who jumped from a hotel balcony in India fearing a sexual assault has recalled her ordeal, saying that she shouted for help for more than an hour.
Agra, March 21 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Agra is in the process of introducing a new way to raise funds for the maintenance and development of civic infrastructure - a tax on tourists who stay in five- four- and three-star hotels.
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) here Wednesday condemned the attempt to molest a British woman tourist in Agra.
Agra, March 20 (IANS) A local Congress leader's brother was shot dead here Wednesday afternoon, police said.
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Foreign women tourists and children should be provided adequate security, Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi said, expressing distress at the reported attempt to assault a British woman in Agra, the tourism ministry said.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Taking a serious note of the alleged attempt to molest a foreign tourist at the Hotel Agra Mahal in the Taj city, Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi Tuesday ordered the suspension of its three-star rating.
New Delhi/Agra, Mar. 19 (ANI): Taking a serious note of the attempt to molest a foreign tourist in Agra, Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi has ordered the suspension of the 3Star rating of Hotel Agra Mahal.
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.
Agra, March 19 (IANS) A British tourist was injured in her leg after jumping from her hotel balcony here Tuesday to escape an attempted sexual assault. The hotel owner has been arrested, officials said.
Agra, Mar. 19 (ANI): A British tourist jumped from her hotel room here on Tuesday allegedly to avoid a sexual assault.
Agra, March 19 (IANS) A British female tourist was Tuesday admitted in a hospital here in a serious condition after jumping out of her hotel window to escape a sexual assault, police said.
Agra, March 18 (IANS) The registrar of an engineering college on the Delhi-Agra highway was Monday sent to jail by an Uttar Pradesh court here for polluting a lake, a wildlife department official said.
Agra, March 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Sunday called for steps to increase oilseeds production in the state through use of better quality seeds and improved techniques.
Bhopal, Mar 17 (ANI): Distraught over the gang rape of a Swiss national in Madhya Pradesh, Switzerland on Saturday sought a "swift" investigation into the incident so that the victim gets justice.
Datia, Mar 16 (ANI): Eight people have been detained in Datia by the Madhya Pradesh Police for questioning in connection with the rape of a Swiss girl, who was on a cycling trip along with her husband from Orchha to Agra in Uttar Pradesh.
Agra, March 16 (IANS) A woman researcher's body with multiple wounds inflicted by a surgical blade was found in the laboratory of the Dayalbagh Educational Institute, a deemed university in Agra, police said.
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Diplomat and poet Abhay K. has been awarded the SAARC Literature Award for his contribution to contemporary South Asian poetry.
Vrindavan/Agra, March 14 (IANS) With the official announcement that an additional 250 cusecs of water would be released into the Yamuna through a new canal from Hathinikund in Haryana, the 'save Yamuna' marchers had cause for celebration Thursday.
Agra/Mathura March 13 (IANS) The march to secure release of water from Hathinikund in Haryana to flush the Yamuna river appears deadlocked. The central government has categorically told activists this would not be possible.
Washington, March 13 (IANS) A nephew of former US president George W. Bush and a grandson of former president George H.W. Bush has filed paperwork to run for Texas land commissioner next year.
Agra, March 13 (IANS) A new book on the role and contribution of revolutionaries of the Ghadar Party provides fresh insights into India's freedom struggle which has largely been monopolised by Congress leaders.
Agra, March 10 (IANS) A three-day SAARC festival of literature began here Sunday with a call for concerted efforts to raise eco-consciousness and resist predatory policies that devour nature and its components.
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) A Delhi-based voluntary organisation has rescued 168 child labourers from Rajasthan while they were being trafficked out of the state, an NGO official said Sunday.
Agra, March 10 (IANS) Even as thousands are undertaking a march from Mathura to Delhi to raise awareness to save the "dying" Yamuna river, people in this Taj city wonder in sadness if it was still possible to revive one of India's holiest rivers that is now seen as a mere sewer.
Agra March 9 (IANS) While experts deliberate on policy frameworks to sustain and promote the visual integrity of world heritage monuments at the ongoing Unesco meet in this Taj city, questions are being raised about the integrity of Agra's heritage structures.
Agra, March 6 (IANS) A four-day convention of Unesco experts on "visual integrity" of world heritage monuments began here Wednesday evening.
New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) Mondeep Dutta is a full-time employee in a well-known IT company in Bangalore. It's a weekday, and he is sitting in the comfort of his beanbag and typing away on the laptop. No, it's not his day off. He's working from home (WFH) - an option increasingly being offered by companies to their employees to better manage their work-life balance.
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) On the occasion of International Women's Day, telecom giant Vodafone India will have 16 fully operational Angel Stores, run solely by women, across India, an official said here in a statement.
Agra, March 3 (IANS) Thousands of activists Sunday blocked the national highway to Agra protesting against the government's apathy to save the river and the historic Taj Mahal here.
Agra, March 3 (IANS) Indian sentiment is not against Pakistan because people in the country are open to cultural exchanges with the neighbouring country, says Ajeet Cour, the founder president of the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL)."
Washington, Mar 1(Xinhua-ANI): A U.S. Army judge on Thursday accepted the guilty plea of Private First Class Bradley Manning, the central figure in a controversy involving whistle-blower website WikiLeaks and classified U.S. government files.
Mathura, Feb 28 (IANS) It's yet another bid to draw attention to a dying and polluted river that not just sustains life in the Braj region but is also a heritage treasure and a religious symbol for millions of Indians.
Los Angeles, Feb 28 (IANS/EFE) Classical pianist Van Cliburn, known for his triumph at a 1958 Moscow competition, died Wednesday after a battle with bone cancer. He was 78.
Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Feb 24 (IANS) After some spectacular performances and soulful musical experience here, the sixth edition of World Sufi Spirit Festival (WSSF) now heads to Nagaur.
Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Feb 24 (IANS) The ongoing World Sufi Spirit Festival (WSSF) is proving out to be a huge crowd puller, especially with foreign visitors flocking here to experience the most dazzling traditions of music.
Jodhpur, Feb 23 (IANS) Music lovers at the sixth edition of the World Sufi Spirit Festival (WSSF) were welcomed with a melodious performance of traditional, philosophical Central Asian music by bardic divas from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Agra, Feb 23 (IANS) Hailstorm and strong winds that lashed the Agra region Saturday left farmers worried.
Jodhpur (Rajasthan), Feb 23 (IANS) The sixth edition of the World Sufi Spirit Festival (WSSF), featuring a string of local, national and international artists, kickstarted with a lot of pomp at the Mehrangarh Fort here.
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.
Agra, Feb 20 (IANS) Life in the Taj city was mostly normal Wednesday despite a nation-wide strike called by leading trade unions.
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Singer Rabbi Shergill, popular for song "Bulla ki jaana", is set to perform at the World Sufi Spirit Festival, starting Feb 22, in Jodhpur.
Agra, Feb 16 (IANS) Heavy rains disrupted life in the Taj city Saturday while farmers in the region were worried over the untimely showers that have damaged standing mustard and potato crops and threaten the wheat crop too.
Agra Feb 16 (IANS) As the deadline for filing objections to the draft notification for declaring the 10-km eco-sensitive zone around forest reserves ended Friday evening, builders fear the stalling of their projects in these areas.
Agra, Feb 14 (IANS) Come Basant Panchami Friday, the Taj city will fondly remember one of Urdu poetry's earliest and greatest poets Nazeer Akbarabadi, a poet who sang of subjects like roti, kite-flying, love and romance, childhood and old age.
Agra Feb 14 (IANS) The annual 10-day Taj Mahotsava will begin from Feb 19, a day late, to enable a busy Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to inaugurate it, an official said Thursday. But the move has angered the tourism industry here.
New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) The tourism ministry has uploaded on Youtube the 58-minute sound and light show held at Delhi's Red Fort to share it with people seeking information on the 17th century structure.
Agra, Feb 8 (IANS) Doctors at a super-speciality hospital in Agra have for the first time successfully implanted a bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) or "vanishing stent" in a businessman for coronary artery disease (CAD).
Agra, Feb 6 (IANS) A school chairman, arrested for posting "communal and inflammatory" material on Facebook, was denied bail and sent to judicial custody till Feb 18 Wednesday, police said.
Since there was no elaboration of the 50 MW bit in the story, I took it out. Anway, the whole thing is still under discussion. Gaurav, pls read changes carefully.
Agra Feb 5 (IANS) Social networking site Facebook could be used as an important resource to produce low-budget films in the coming days, a Bollywood producer said Tuesday.
New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) Guinea, the resource-rich West African nation, is ready to offer Indian firms farmland and mineral resources on lease for development. Guinea holds nearly two-thirds of the world's bauxite reserves and has huge deposits of gold and diamonds.
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) The sixth edition of the World Sufi Spirit Festival (WSSF) starts Feb 22 in Jodhpur and it will bring an eclectic mix of Sufi music from a host of talents across the world.
Agra, Feb 3 (IANS) Actor Farooque Shaikh Sunday demanded a fitting memorial and even a light and sound show to the doyen of Urdu poetry Mirza Ghalib in the Taj city where the poet was born in 1797.
Agra, Feb 3 (IANS) Women writers at the first Taj Literature Festival Sunday complained of discrimination and gender bias in promotional efforts of their literary output.
Agra, Feb 3 (IANS) India's garment industry is losing out to Bangladesh due to rising input costs, especially on labour and tax incentives, a minister has said.
Agra, Feb 2 (IANS) As the three-day literary festival began in the city of the Taj for the first time, writers, filmmakers, poets and critics were surprised that the event opened with a lecture in Sanskrit, instead of English, as anticipated.
Lucknow, Feb 1 (IANS) "Vishwaroop", the Hindi version of Kamal Haasan's multi-lingual movie "Vishwaroopam", released in Uttar Pradesh Friday amid tight security.
Agra, Jan 30 (IANS) The controversy bug that hit the Jaipur Literary Festival has infected Agra's maiden Taj Literature Festival two days before its scheduled inauguration Feb 1.
Agra, Jan 30 (IANS) Once a hub of Gandhian activities and Sarvodaya workers, the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, adjacent to the Mughal monument Etimad-ud-Daula, on the banks of the Yamuna river, is now visited mostly by petty criminals and vagabonds.
Agra, Jan 29 (IANS) Value chains of developing economies can increase competitiveness, ascertain viability of a business, and meet development aspirations of the people, said participants at a session of the Partnership Summit here.
Agra, Jan 29 (IANS) The cut in key policy rates by the central bank will improve liquidity and catalyse economic growth, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Tuesday.
Agra, Jan 29 (IANS) Agra is fuming over Uttar Pradesh minister Mohammad Azam Khan's statement that he would have led the mob that razed the Babri Masjid if it had chosen to bring down the Taj Mahal instead.