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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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Six books shortlisted for Book Prize 2012


September 6th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Six books have been shortlisted for 'Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2012' of the Shakti Bhatt Foundation. There were 96 entries.The shortlisted books will be ... Read more...

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Recreating 26/11 massacre felt terrifying: RGV (Movie Snippets)


September 4th, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Sep 4 (IANS) Ram Gopal Varma says that recreating the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, which claimed 166 lives, for his film was "terrifying"."Just shot the Taj massacre of 26/11. ... Read more...

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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...

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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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Officials, ambulances to go free on Yamuna Expressway


August 10th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) If you feel paying Rs.510 per round trip on your car on the newly opened Yamuna Expressway is steep, then try hitch hiking with any ... 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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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...

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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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No bail for three accused of vandalising Mayawati statue


August 7th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 7 (IANS) A city court Tuesday refused bail to the three people accused of vandalising a statue of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party ... Read more...

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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...

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Rain brings cheer to Agra farmers


July 30th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 30 (IANS) Fairly widespread rains in the last three days have delighted farmers in the Agra region as the delayed monsoon had triggered fears of a drought. ... Read more...

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Agra finally gets rains


July 26th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 26 (IANS) Heavy rains have lashed Agra and the neighbouring region, flooding low-lying areas and pushing back the spectre of drought.Agra saw several spells of rain in the ... Read more...

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UP to develop Buddhist, Sufi and Hindu religious circuits


July 21st, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, July 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh and the central governments Saturday announced their "serious willingness" to undertake a host of measures to shore up tourism in the state.Addressing a ... Read more...

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Discover India with Oprah Winfrey in two-part series


July 11th, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Oprah Winfrey went to the slums, visited the Taj Mahal, socialised with Bollywood's gliteratti and explored real India on her maiden visit to the ... Read more...

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Taj Corridor case (To go with: Court scraps probe against Mayawati, BSP chief elated)


July 6th, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
A case was filed against Bahujan Samaj party supremo Mayawati soon after her third stint as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh came to an end in 2003. She was accused of ... Read more...

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Tourist dies of heat-stroke at Taj Mahal


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, July 2 (IANS) A 53-year-old woman tourist from Bangalore succumbed to a heat-stroke at the Taj Mahal Monday, police said. "Sudha came to Agra with a 50-member group. She ... Read more...

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BSP stages walk out over power crisis in Uttar Pradesh


June 20th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 20 (IANS) Angry at the incessant power cuts in Uttar Pradesh and dissatisfied with the government response to its concern on the issue, the opposition Bahujan Samaj ... 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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From wasteland, Taj Corridor to become Agra’s green lung (With image)


June 18th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, June 18 (IANS) At last, the controversial Taj Heritage Corridor, sandwiched between the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, will be transformed from a wasteland into the city's green lung.The ... Read more...

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Heat hits tourism in Agra (With Image)


May 28th, 2012 - 7:04 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 28 (IANS) Searing summer heat has hit tourist inflow into Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, India's biggest tourist draw.Tourist arrivals have been sliding in the last 10 ... Read more...

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‘Clean India’ campaign takes off at Qutub Minar


May 20th, 2012 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A "Clean India" Campaign was begun Sunday at the capital's landmark Qutub Minar."Since the Qutub Minar gets as many as 25,000 footfalls on a weekend, ... Read more...

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Spiritual guru Jai Gurudev dies at 116


May 19th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura, May 19 (IANS) Spiritual guru Baba Jai Gurudev, who had millions of followers, passed away at his ashram here after prolonged illness, an ashram spokesperson said. He was believed ... Read more...

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Clinton chooses Taj hotels again


May 7th, 2012 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/Kolkata, MAY 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's love affair with the Taj Hotels continued on her third official visit to India in the past 14 years.In Kolkata ... Read more...

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Delhi property dealer attempts suicide


May 2nd, 2012 - 6:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Unable to pay off his debts, a 47-year-old Delhi property dealer attempted suicide by consuming a poisonous substance in a five-star hotel here Monday evening, ... Read more...

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Akhilesh wants faster work on Agra international airport


April 19th, 2012 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) In a fresh impetus to tourism in and around the Agra region, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday asked officials to complete all ground work ... Read more...

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Wah Taj! Unique project on monument to be launched soon


March 21st, 2012 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 22 (IANS) A unique project to present the 17th century marble wonder, the Taj Mahal in its varied dimensions is being jointly launched by Uttar Pradesh Tourism and ... Read more...

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Now Agra has its own anthem


March 21st, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 21 (IANS) The city of the Taj Mahal has got its own anthem and it is being played at road junctions, schools and colleges as a part of ... Read more...

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Khajuraho to get train from Thursday


March 15th, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 15 (IANS) Khajuraho, known for medieval Hindu and Jain temples with erotic sculptures, will finally come on the railway map Thursday.The Udaipur-Gwalior Express has been extended to Khajuraho, ... Read more...

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Around the world in 80 days for 1 mn yuan


March 15th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 15 (IANS) Have you ever thought of going around the world in 80 days like the dashing Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne's famous novel? If you are in ... Read more...

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Ex-servicemen to guard monuments: Selja


March 14th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Nearly 1,000 retired military personnel will be hired to guard monuments, Minister of Culture Kumari Selja said Wednesday.In addition, personnel from the Central Industrial Security ... Read more...

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Recycling saris turns into booming industry (With Images)


February 26th, 2012 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 26 (IANS) Necessity is the mother of invention. When the war against pollution to save the Taj Mahal affected many factories and jobs here in the 1990s, hundreds ... Read more...

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Bollywood mum over Saif-Sharma brawl


February 23rd, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 23 (IANS) A day after Saif Ali Khan's brawl with an NRI businessman, Bollywood celebrities chose to keep their opinions on the incident to themselves. Only composer ... Read more...

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