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Akhilesh promises action on Agra projects, power complaints


September 10th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 10 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday announced more funds for developmental schemes languishing in the Taj city and action on some of the most pressing ... Read more...

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Taj city lashed by heavy showers


September 10th, 2012 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 10 (IANS) Ending a spell of hot and humid weather of the past few days, heavy showers Monday afternoon brought cheer and turned conditions pleasant for visitors at ... Read more...

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Power woes: Sonia’s whisper stronger than SC order


September 2nd, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 2 (IANS) All it took for Amethi and Rae Bareli to get uninterrupted power supply was a whisper from UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to Samajwadi Party chief ... 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...

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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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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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Katrina visits Sheikh Chisti’s shrine


August 11th, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 11 (IANS) Actor Katrina Kaif Saturday visited the shrine of famous Sufi saint Sheikh Salim Chisti to offer prayers ahead of the release of her ... Read more...

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UP approves bid documents for Agra airport


August 8th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 7 (IANS) Taking a step towards the construction of an international airport at Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, the Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday approved the bid documents, ... Read more...

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Creating monsoon music with ancient rain-maker


July 10th, 2012 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Rains are a cause for celebration in India and there is nothing better than welcoming it with music and song. Classical music lovers herald the ... Read more...

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Ekta to visit Fatehpur Sikri, pray for ‘Kya Super…’ success


June 30th, 2012 - 7:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 30 (IANS) Ekta Kapoor is known to be a very religious person. The filmmaker will visit Salim Chisti's shrine at Fatehpur Sikri Sunday to seek blessings for ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

To woo tourists, UP plans helium balloon rides, rope ways


June 13th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
L0ucknow, June 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday in-principle cleared the way for setting up helium balloon ride facility at Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Varanasi, and for restarting ... Read more...

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Karauli Mela, Braj region’s very own Kumbh


March 21st, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh), March 21 (IANS) If one climbs the ridge overlooking this erstwhile capital of Mughal emperor Akbar and looks beyond, the sea of humanity around appears like ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Dalit land remains loyal to Mayawati


March 6th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 6 (IANS) Agra, the Dalit capital of northern India, Tuesday dominantly stood by Chief Minister Mayawati even as her Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) suffered blows elsewhere in ... Read more...

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Lucky escape for 25 kids in school bus accident (Lead)


February 11th, 2012 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 11 (IANS) Twentyfive children travelling in a school bus had a miraculous escape early Saturday when their vehicle overturned after being hit by a speeding car on Fatehpur ... Read more...

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Agra battles stray dogs


January 22nd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 22 (IANS) After battling bovine and simian threats to tourists, authorities in the Taj Mahal city have declared war on stray dogs.Dogs have bitten many tourists not only ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

PWD worker killed in Fatehpur Sikri


December 23rd, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 23 (IANS) Police early Friday recovered from near Terah Mori check dam in the Fatehpur Sikri area of Agra district the body of a Public Works Department employee ... Read more...

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Agra fogged out, records season’s lowest


December 19th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 19 (IANS) The city of Taj Mahal was literally fogged out Monday morning, slowing down traffic to a crawl and causing a couple of minor accidents. It also ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mother, daughter found dead near rail track


November 22nd, 2011 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 22 (IANS) The bodies of a mother and her two-and-a-half- year-old daughter were found near a railway track in the Sikandra area along the Agra-Delhi highway Tuesday, police ... Read more...

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Will the Taj turn blue tonight?


November 13th, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 13 (IANS) While many historical buildings across India will sport a blue look to support a campaign for creating awareness about diabetes Sunday evening, uncertainty about permission to ... Read more...

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Mumbai landmarks to turn blue for diabetes awareness


November 10th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) Several important landmarks and monuments in Mumbai, as well as across the country, will sport a blue look Sunday to create awareness of the silent killer ... Read more...

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Taj city frets in dark despite privatisation


October 23rd, 2011 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 23 (IANS) This Taj city turns dark for several hours daily despite privatisation of power distribution last year and a clear Supreme Court directive to ensure "uninterrupted power ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Emperor Akbar’s spirt looks for recognition in Agra


October 16th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
Agra Oct 16 (IANS) Heritage lovers Sunday celebrated Mughal emperor Akbar's birthday, recalling his seminal concepts of Din-e-Ilahi and Sulahkul that laid the foundation of modern-day secularism."Akbar's experiments in governance, ... Read more...

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Mayawati government to lease out hotels to private firms


September 15th, 2011 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 15 (IANS) In a quiet move, the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to give out most state-run hotels and tourist bungalows on long-term lease to ... Read more...

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Christie’s to auction impressions of colonial India


September 14th, 2011 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The heritage of colonial India will be one of the major attractions at Christie's upcoming Travel, Science and Natural History auction in London Sep 29.Thirty-three ... Read more...

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Travel Corporation starts luxury train journeys in India


September 14th, 2011 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Tour and travels firm Travel Corporation (India) Limited (TCI) Tuesday launched its luxury train journeys -- The Indian Maharaja-Deccan Odyssey which will conduct tour of ... Read more...

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Katrina visits Chisti shrine in Fatehpur Sikri


September 5th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Fatehpur Sikri (Agra), Sep 5 (IANS) Actress Katrina Kaif Monday visited the shrine of Sheikh Salim Chisti to offer prayers and untie the sacred thread, which she had tied during ... Read more...

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Anna show at Janmashtami celebrations in Agra


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 22 (IANS) Anna Hazare agitation coloured even Janmashtami celebrations here, keeping them on a lower key this year as support for the anti-corruption crusader increased Monday.The Janmashtami ... Read more...

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Agra promises a better deal for tourists


August 7th, 2011 - 12:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 7 (IANS) Agra's tourism industry is preparing for the tourist season beginning Sep 1 by launching luxury buses, upgrading monuments and even recruiting English-speaking policemen - all of ... Read more...

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Taj Mahal rakes in Rs.19 crore revenue from ticket sales


July 28th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The seventh wonder of the world, the Taj Mahal, is the top draw in terms of tourism revenue, logging a gate entry income of Rs.19,89,49,560 ... Read more...

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Agra begins to breathe easy, but clouds linger


June 13th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Agra, June 13 (IANS) The Taj city could finally be on its way to becoming pollution-free.The two- decades-old Supreme Court verdict instructing polluting industries to move out of the Taj ... Read more...

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Four of a family killed near Agra


May 24th, 2011 - 10:13 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 24 (IANS) Four people of a family - husband, wife and two children - were killed by a gang of unidentified men in the Fatehpur Sikri area ... Read more...

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Agra monuments generate nearly Rs.4 crore in one month


April 25th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The centrally protected monuments of Agra have generated a revenue of nearly Rs.4 crore in January alone from the entrance tickets. Half of this amount ... Read more...

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Pilgrims’ progress begins to Rajasthan’s Kumbh Mela


April 11th, 2011 - 10:45 am ICT by IANS
Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh), April 11 (IANS) From atop the ridge of this complex, once Mughal emperor Akbar's capital, one can see a sea of humanity. People waving red flags, ... Read more...

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World Cup boom for Firozabad bangles


March 30th, 2011 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Firozabad, March 30 (IANS) Firozabad bangle makers have hit a gold mine with the current World Cup cricket fever boosting the demand for specially designed 'cricket bangles' and kangan (bracelets)."Right ... Read more...

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Anger, concern after dog bites at Fatehpuri Sikri (Lead)


March 24th, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Fatehpur Sikri (Uttar Pradesh), March 24 (IANS) Two women tourists, an American and an Iranian, were attacked by a rabid dog at the 16th century Mughal capital of emperor Akbar ... Read more...

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