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Saudi princess wants India to restore ancient mud relics


September 20th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, S Sep 20 (IANS) The princess of Saudi Arabia, Adela Bint Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz, has discussed the possibility of sharing Indian experience and expertise in excavation and ... Read more...

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Agra’s famous petha makers in big trouble


September 17th, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 15 (IANS) Agra's traditional 'petha' (sweet ash gourd) industry is in trouble, a victim of the battle against pollution to save the Taj Mahal.For the past four days, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Angry farmers take on police at Expressway


September 13th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 13 (IANS) If you are taking the Yamuna Expressway in the hope of reaching Agra in 90 minutes from Delhi, be prepared to take the U-turn and find ... Read more...

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Poultry farming brings prosperity to Rajasthan Dalit village


September 7th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Sep 7 (IANS) Till five years ago, Kanchanpura was a just small village in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district. Today it is in the limelight for successful poultry farming that has ... Read more...

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Check the speed! Expressway accidents cause concern


September 1st, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 1 (IANS) Is India still waking up to the autobahn culture? With three accidents and eight deaths in just a week on the spanking new six-lane Yamuna Expressway ... Read more...

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Six killed in UP road accident


August 27th, 2012 - 9:22 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 27 (IANS) At least six people were killed when a speeding truck hit a tractor trolley in Etah town of Uttar Pradesh late Sunday, police said Monday.The accident ... Read more...

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Rainy Sunday in Taj city


August 27th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 26 (IANS) Normal life was affected due to heavy rains in Agra Sunday, even as tourists continued to pour into the city through the newly-opened Yamuna Expressway, an ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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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Taj city celebrates Eid peacefully despite alert


August 20th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 20 (IANS) Eid was celebrated peacefully in Agra Monday under the shadow of massive security arrangement at various mosques and a high alert in the Taj city.The ... Read more...

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Newspaper hawker hacked to death by neighbour


August 18th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 18 (IANS) A newspaper hawker was hacked to death by his neighbour who also grievously injured the hawker's wife who tried to save her husband.Police said the deceased, ... Read more...

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Farmers protest as Yamuna Expressway opens


August 9th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 9 (IANS) Angry farmers with black flags demonstrated in Agra to protest the opening of the 165-km Yamuna Expressway without the Uttar Pradesh government fulfilling their demands, which ... Read more...

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Free ride on Yamuna Expressway till Aug 15


August 9th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) Jaypee Infratech, the developers of the 165-km Yamuna Expressway connecting Greater Noida with Agra, Thursday said there would be no toll-tax till Aug 15.The freeway, which ... Read more...

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Yamuna Expressway opens, cutting Delhi-Agra run to 150 minutes


August 9th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Noida/Lucknow, Aug 9 (IANS) The drive to Taj Mahal from New Delhi should take no more than two-and-a-half hours now with the inauguration of the Yamuna Expressway Thursday -- a ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Agra’s shoe industry told to shift


August 7th, 2012 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
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 by ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

NDA leader will be next PM: Gadkari


August 6th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) two-day brain-storming session ended here Monday with party president Nitin Gadkari's assuring all that only a National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ... Read more...

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Northern power grid was again on verge of tripping


August 2nd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 2 (IANS) Power woes could be far from over as the Northern Grid was on the verge of tripping yet again, officials here said Thursday.According to sources in ... Read more...

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Was UP behind Tuesday power mess? Officials say a firm no


July 31st, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 31 (IANS) Was Uttar Pradesh at the heart of the power crisis that plunged 600 million people across the country into darkness Tuesday? Even as the central ... Read more...

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UP comes to a grinding halt due to power failure


July 31st, 2012 - 5:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 31 (IANS) Life came to a standstill in Uttar Pradesh Tuesday as the Northen Grid tripped again around 1:30 p.m.,leading to a power blackout in most towns and ... Read more...

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BJP plans brain storming session in Agra Aug 5-6


July 30th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 30 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a two-day brain storming session in Agra Aug 5-6, a party leader said Sunday.Laxmikant Bajpayi, state BJP president, ... Read more...

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Ill-fated Tamil Nadu Express reaches Chennai (Fourth Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/Chennai, July 30 (IANS) The ill-fated New Delhi-Chennai Tamil Nadu Express reached Chennai Central station, minus the gutted bogie in which 35 passengers were burnt alive early Monday morning, officials ... Read more...

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Train fire: Majority of victims from Chennai


July 30th, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad/Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Most of the victims of the train fire at Nellore in Andhra Pradesh early Monday were from Chennai, according to railway officials.Out of 72 passengers travelling ... Read more...

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Students paint nuclear holocaust


July 29th, 2012 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Aligarh, July 29 (IANS) Students from nine districts of Uttar Pradesh have painted the horrors of wars at an event organised by the Mangalayatan University here as part of a ... Read more...

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UP transport minister’s house broken into


July 28th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 28 (IANS) Burglars entered the house of Uttar Pradesh Transport Minister Aridaman Singh here Saturday while he was sleeping but fled without taking any valuable, police said.The minister ... Read more...

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Lukewarm response to Team Anna fast on Day Four


July 28th, 2012 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Day Four of Team Anna's indefinite fast against corruption at Jantar Mantar here got off to a slow start Saturday with thin crowds and ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

After urban wins, BJP upbeat in UP


July 18th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 18 (IANS) Following the BJP's victory in local bodies elections, the party's Uttar Pradesh unit president Laxmi Kant Vajpayee said Wednesday that his party hoped to provide ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Online campaign in Agra against traffic chaos (Letter from Agra) (With Images)


July 15th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Agra, July 15 (IANS) Several NGOs and social activists have launched an online campaign against traffic chaos in the Taj city.They are using Facebook and email to mobilise public ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Street children’s group turns 10


July 9th, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) More than 200 street children from all over the capital came together Monday to celebrate the 10th birthday of 'Badhte Kadam', an organisation run for ... Read more...

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Court scraps probe against Mayawati, BSP chief elated (Roundup)


July 6th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, July 6 (IANS) In a major breather for Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, the Supreme Court Friday dismissed a nine-year-old corruption case in which she was ... Read more...

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Court scraps probe against Mayawati, BSP chief elated (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Lucknow, July 6 (IANS) In a major breather for Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, the Supreme Court Friday dismissed a nine-year-old corruption case in which she was ... Read more...

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Justice has been done, says Mayawati (Lead)


July 6th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 6 (IANS) Welcoming the Supreme Court decision to dismiss an old case of corruption against her, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mayawati said that she has got ... Read more...

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Three shot dead on Uttar Pradesh highway


July 3rd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 3 (IANS) Three people were shot dead Tuesday in broad daylight on a highway in Firozabad near Agra while they were on their way to the district court ... Read more...

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Bikaner residents block roads to protest murder


June 30th, 2012 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, June 30 (IANS) Tension prevailed in Rajasthan's Bikaner town as residents blocked roads, including National Highway 11, to demand the arrest of four men who stabbed to death a ... Read more...

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Other incidents of toddlers being rescued


June 23rd, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Even as four-year-old Mahi battles for life at the pit of a 70-foot deep borewell in Manesar town near Gurgaon, where she fell Wednesday night, ... Read more...

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Decide soon on woman’s liver transplant plea, court asks government


June 15th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Friday directed the central government to decide, within one week, the plea of 62-year-old woman, awaiting a liver transplant, challenging the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ajit Singh proposes an airport at Mathura


June 11th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh has suggested Mathura in Uttar Pradesh as an ideal location for a new greenfield airport.In a letter to Uttar Pradesh ... Read more...

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