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Heavy showers hit Taj city


August 21st, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 21 (IANS) Heavy showers Tuesday disrupted normal life in the Taj city.The worst hit were Indian and foreign tourists visiting the Taj Mahal who had to scurry for ... Read more...

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Dismiss legislator’s plea on mosque, court urged


August 16th, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A political outfit Thursday urged the Delhi High Court to dismiss legislator Shoaib Iqbal's plea seeking restrictions on the demolition of a mosque constructed at ... Read more...

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Colonial era family silver set for auction (With images)


August 10th, 2012 - 1:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Colonial era silverware from old Indian homes are set to go under the hammer in a sale of 'Historic Silver' for the growing tribe of ... Read more...

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Tell legislator to remove structure near Jama Masjid: court urged


August 7th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Delhi Police Tuesday moved the high court seeking direction to legislator Shoaib Iqbal to remove the structure built by him in Subhash Park, near the ... Read more...

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Raze illegal construction at excavated site: Court (Second Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday allowed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to remove the illegal construction at the excavation site of a purported mosque ... Read more...

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Raze illegal construction at excavated site: Court (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday allowed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to remove illegal construction at the purported excavated mosque site near the historic ... Read more...

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Raze illegal construction at excavated site: Court


July 30th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday allowed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to remove illegal construction at the purported excavated mosque site near the historic ... Read more...

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Gibson’s former family mansion on sale


July 28th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, July 28 (IANS) Actor Mel Gibson's former family mansion, located in Connecticut, is being sold for $33 million.Gibson shared the home with his former wife Robyn and ... Read more...

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Ban construction at excavated site, ASI tells court


July 25th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Wednesday asked the Delhi High Court not to allow any activity or construction at the purported excavated mosque site ... Read more...

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Tension at excavated site: Dikshit blames civic agency


July 24th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has blamed the BJP-led municipal authority for the escalation of tension near a mosque at an excavated site near ... Read more...

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Akbarabadi Mosque: LG urges people to exercise restraint


July 23rd, 2012 - 9:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) Delhi Lieutenant Governor (LG) Tejinder Khanna Monday appealed to people to exercise restraint and respect the Delhi High court order on the purported excavated mosque ... Read more...

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Mosque area tense, many held for stoning cops (Lead)


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) The area close to an upcoming mosque at an excavated site near the Jama Masjid remained tense Sunday after a number of people were arrested ... Read more...

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Tension at mosque site, few arrested for stoning police


July 22nd, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) A number of people have been arrested following the late Saturday night clash at an excavated site near the Jama Masjid when a mob pelted ... Read more...

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Embrace education for progress, Muslims told


July 8th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) Muslim students and youths should go for higher education and develop character to face life's challenges, a senior Muslim religious leader said Sunday."The Muslim community ... Read more...

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Concern over lack of fire safety in two Kishtwar shrines


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, July 2 (IANS) In the wake of the fire which gutted the famous shrine of Peer Dastageer Sahib in Srinagar last week, people in the remote mountainous town of ... Read more...

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Shah Jahan’s 357th Urs celebrated at Taj Mahal


June 19th, 2012 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
Agra June 18 (IANS) Amid Qawwali recitals, a 357-metre-long 'chadar' was offered on the grave of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan Monday at the Taj Mahal here on the occasion of ... Read more...

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Chandy to unveil campaign on Bekal Fort May 10


May 3rd, 2012 - 6:59 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 3 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy would May 10 unveil a tourism campaign on the 17th century Bekal Fort in Kasargode district, a minister said Thursday.Tourism Minister ... Read more...

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Mexican woman with nine babies a fraud, say doctors


May 1st, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 1 (IANS) A 32-year-old Mexican woman, who said she was pregnant with nine babies, was not pregnant at all and "just obese". She could not be expecting because ... Read more...

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Mexican woman pregnant with nine babies


April 27th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) A Mexican woman, who has already given birth to triplets, is now pregnant with nine babies.Karla Vanessa Perez -- whose age was not disclosed -- is ... Read more...

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Andhra government to start conservation work on Mecca Masjid


March 26th, 2012 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 26 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to start chemical conservation and preservation work on the historic Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad.The work is to be carried out ... Read more...

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37 artworks recovered 40 years after heist


March 9th, 2012 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 9 (IANS/AKI) A total of 37 paintings, including works by Peter Paul Rubens and Nicolas Poussin, were recovered by Italian police more than 40 years after they were ... Read more...

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Agra tourist police gear up for V-Day (With Image)


February 11th, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 11 (IANS) Valentine's Day is round the corner and Agra's tourist police are on alert. Expecting a huge rush at the 17th century monument to love, the Taj ... Read more...

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Renting a cot and quilt as winter chill continues (Feature)


February 9th, 2012 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) Behind the 17th century Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, an auto-parts market thrives by day, but on winter nights, the area is thronged by thousands ... Read more...

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Taj city shivers at 1.7 degrees


February 9th, 2012 - 12:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 9 (IANS) Temperature in the Taj city dipped to a shivering 1.7 degrees Celsius Thursday, an icy breeze neutralizing the effect of bright sunshine.At the 17th century Taj ... Read more...

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Now showbiz trains arc lights on Agra


February 5th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 5 (IANS) Agra is attracting a lot of filmmakers and TV serial producers, thanks to its exotic locales, advanced studios, budding local talent and, of course, the ... Read more...

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Arnie can’t see the Taj


February 4th, 2012 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 4 (IANS) Visiting the Taj Mahal always tops the must-do list of any international celebrity arriving in India, and Arnold Schwarzenegger was no exception either. But the ... Read more...

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Oprah’s guards scuffle with cameramen (Lead)


January 19th, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Vrindavan, Jan 19 (IANS) Bouncers accompanying American talk show queen Oprah Winfrey got into a scuffle with waiting camerapersons here Thursday, police said.Oprah arrived here around 9 a.m. and ... Read more...

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Oprah visits the Taj


January 19th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 19 (IANS) US talk show queen Oprah Winfrey visited the Taj Mahal Thursday, spending more than an hour while her camera crew captured the 17th century marble ... Read more...

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From palaces to people: Urdu mushaira reaches out


January 1st, 2012 - 4:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) Dispelling fears of its demise, the 'mushaira' (Urdu poetry recital) has made a comeback in Delhi, symbolically completing a journey from the durbars of the ... Read more...

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Mario Miranda was a quintessential Goan: Shyam Benegal


December 11th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Noted filmmaker Shyam Benegal was inspired by the legendary Goa-based cartoonist Mario Miranda -- who passed away Sunday morning -- into making "Trikal", a movie ... Read more...

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Taj Mahal perfectly stable: Selja


November 22nd, 2011 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Some sections of the media have expressed apprehensions about the condition of the Taj Mahal, but the 17th century monument is safe, Culture Minister Selja ... Read more...

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Pinjore heritage festival begins Dec 2


November 20th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 20 (IANS) The sixth Pinjore Heritage Festival will be organised Dec 2-4 at Yadvindra Gardens in Pinjore town of Haryana, an official announced here Sunday.Chief Parliamentary Secretary Ram ... Read more...

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British Sikh martial art master seeks apprentice


November 9th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 9 (IANS) Nidar Singh Nihang, who claims to be the last remaining master of the Sikh martial art Shastar Vidiya, is seeking an apprentice to keep the ancient ... Read more...

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Will the Taj collapse in five years?


October 9th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 9 (IANS) "Will the Taj Mahal really collapse in five years?" is the question being asked here after a British newspaper published a report saying so. But ... Read more...

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Delhi marks I-Day with high security (Lead)


August 15th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Security forces in their thousands joined forces Monday to ensure an incident-free Independence Day celebrations.Backed by the military and paramilitary forces, Delhi Police deployed ... Read more...

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