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West UP farmers upbeat after monsoon rains


September 1st, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 1 (IANS) Dispelling fears of a drought, rains in August have lifted the spirits of farmers in western Uttar Pradesh with the region receiving more than the annual ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Heavy showers lash Taj city


August 6th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 6 (IANS) After several dry days, the Taj city Monday had three spells of heavy showers that flooded low-lying areas and caused traffic jams at busy intersections. The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Agra has first monsoon showers, plunges in darkness


July 6th, 2012 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 6 (IANS) The long-awaited monsoon showers which finally hit the Taj city Thursday evening and brought down the temperature by nine degrees Celsius, also spelt a major power ... Read more...

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Three publishing vets push English literary fiction in India


April 11th, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) The growing English language publishing industry in India has taken a step north with three veteran publishers - David Davidar, Ravi Singh and Kapish G. ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Taj city goes without milk


March 23rd, 2012 - 5:14 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 23 (IANS) Strike by milk vendors, retailers and "cycle-tanki-wallahs" continued for the fourth day Friday in the Taj city, with no hope of an early resolution of the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Blast in Israel embassy car injures four, Iran blamed (Intro Roundup)


February 13th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Jerusalem, Feb 13 (IANS) An Israeli embassy car was gutted after an explosion Monday in the heart of the Indian capital, leaving the wife of the defence attache ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Gurgaon hooliganism due to lack of cops: Residents


January 2nd, 2012 - 7:45 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Jan 2 (IANS) The drunken hooliganism witnessed here during New Year celebrations, when hundreds of revellers created ruckus on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road and even molested a woman, occurred due ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Agra residents angry over erratic power supply


December 26th, 2011 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 26 (IANS) Residents of Agra are a frustrated lot these days with the power supply in the city continuing to be erratic despite power distribution being handled ... Read more...

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Rains lash Uttar Pradesh, Yamuna fills up


August 6th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 6 (IANS) Moderate to heavy rains lashed several districts of Uttar Pradesh Saturday. The Yamuna river next to the Taj Mahal is also in full flow."Upper air cyclonic ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Chiki Sarkar takes over as Penguin publisher


May 27th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Penguin-India has appointed publishing veteran Chiki Sarkar as the publisher of the company. She takes over from Ravi Singh who left the firm last week.Sarkar ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Militants threat affecting telecom service of Manipur


April 3rd, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Imphal, Apr 3 (ANI): Frequent extortion demands and attacks on telecom company staff by militants is severely affecting the functioning of telecom service providers in Manipur.Recently, a tower caretaker was attacked in ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Earth Hour a phenomenon in cyber space


March 24th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Earth Hour is become a phenomenon in the cyber space as more people are coming forward to pledge for the cause of the Earth ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Where has all water gone, asks thirty Taj city


March 22nd, 2011 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 22 (IANS) The city of the Taj that fought floods and faced an overflowing Yamuna river only a few months back, woke up to another morning of dry ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Delhiites go on cyclothon to raise eco-awareness


March 13th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Around a hundred people, including students and corporate executives, took part in a cyclothon in the capital Sunday in a run up to the Earth ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Showers, hail hit potato crop in Agra


February 26th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 26 (IANS) Showers accompanied with hail in some areas lashed Agra district early Saturday morning, leaving farmers in this potato belt worried for the crop as it could be affected ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Heavy downpour signals trouble for potato farmers


February 16th, 2011 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 16 (IANS) With the Taj city witnessing a heavy downpour early Wednesday accompanied by thunder lightning, farmers in this potato belt fear damage to their crop. However, the rain seems ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Clean energy to power the globe by 2050: Report


February 3rd, 2011 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 3 (IANS) Energy needs around the world could be met more cleanly, renewably and economically by the year 2050, a report by the World Wide Fund (WWF) said Thursday.Titled ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Agra records season’s coldest night at 0.6 degree


January 6th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 6 (IANS) The city of the Taj Mahal recorded this winter's coldest night with the minimum temperature touching 0.6 degree Celsius in the pre-dawn hours Thursday morning, a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Polluted Yamuna at Mathura scaring away pilgrims (Letter from Mathura)


November 22nd, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Mathura, Nov 22 (IANS) The Yamuna river flowing through Mathura, Vrindavan and Agra has been reduced to no less than a sewer canal these days, choked with piles of accumulated ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Farmers’ stage protests, burn vehicles in Agra


August 25th, 2010 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 25 (IANS) Thousands of farmers in Agra Wednesday staged a protest against the inadequate compensation offered for their acquired land by blocking traffic on the national highway and torching vehicles ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rains hit Agra region, could salvage bajra crop


July 19th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 19 (IANS) Rains lashed the Agra region of Uttar Pradesh Monday after a long dry spell, reviving hopes of a good bajra crop this kharif season. Farmers in the region had ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Construction of new bridge over Yamuna stopped


June 9th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 9 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has asked for immediately stopping construction of a bridge on the river Yamuna here as it is quite close to a Mughal ... Read more...

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Campaign launched for responsible tourism in Himalayas


June 4th, 2010 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) Seeking to encourage tour operators and tourists to adopt better practices for disposal of waste in the Himalayas and protect the fragile ecosystem, the World Wide Fund ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Agra hit by fog, intense cold


January 22nd, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 22 (IANS) Dense fog engulfed Agra Friday morning and the city continued to reel under an intense cold wave as primary schools extended holidays and most tourists preferred to stay ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Drizzle dampens holiday revelry at Taj


January 3rd, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Jan 3 (IANS) A slight drizzle Sunday afternoon forced visitors to the Taj Mahal, who had come to enjoy a longish weekend, to run for shelter. The Taj and other monuments ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Indian companies vow to cut carbon emissions


December 3rd, 2009 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) A majority of India's top corporations are aware of the risks associated with climate change and are determined to cut their carbon emissions, according to an industry ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rachna Chhachhi’s latest work depicts Mother Earth’s agony


October 5th, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): Artist Rachna Chhachhi in her fifth solo exhibition titled "The Ugly Earth" showcased her paintings, which depicts Mother Earth pleading to humanity to reverse the damage before ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Green art show cries out to protect earth (With Image)


October 1st, 2009 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) In artist Rachna Chhachhi's eyes, the earth is a "despairing woman" weighed down by natural woes. "I have been trying to raise awareness about ecological degradation through my ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Thousands of dead fish in Yamuna near Agra


September 18th, 2009 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 18 (IANS) Just behind the Taj Mahal, thousands of dead fish have been floating down the Yamuna river here for the past three days. Residents have been gathering the dead ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Sweepers’ strike piles up dirt in Taj Mahal city (With Images)


August 27th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 27 (IANS) The Taj Mahal city of Agra battled with mounds of garbage as municipal sweepers struck work Thursday seeking action against an MP accused of abusing one of ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Delhi switches off lights to save power (Lead)


July 31st, 2009 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Historical monuments, several government buildings and many households turned dark Friday evening as Delhi voluntarily switched off the lights for an hour to save power and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Can the Taj Mahal take in so much crowd?


July 11th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, July 11 (IANS) Conservationists have expressed concern over the decision to allow free entry to the Taj Mahal for three days from July 19 when the annual Urs pilgrimage ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Lucknow sees surprising undercurrent in Congress’ favour


May 1st, 2009 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Seemingly disillusioned with both the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the opposition Samajwadi Party (SP), Lucknow's voters appear to have plumped for the Congress, though the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Big-ticket book deal will encourage non-fiction writers: Ramachandra Guha (Lead)


March 28th, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Author Ramachandra Guha, who has clinched a Rs.9.7 million (Rs.97 lakh) deal with Penguin India for seven books, feels it would encourage young authors to take to ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Cinemas, banks, hotels to switch off lights during Earth Hour


March 27th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) There will be candle-light dinners, special movie screenings in cinema halls and dance performances on a lamp-lit stage, as Delhi - along with 2,000 other cities ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

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