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Kutcher meets Delhi’s ‘powerful girls’


September 1st, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Hollywood star Ashton Kutcher, who is on his maiden trip to India for a shooting assignment, met women of a NGO working for the cause ... Read more...

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AFTER 1 )Krishna land now an urban disaster (Letter from Mathura)


August 12th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 12 (IANS) Lord Krishna, arguably Hinduism's most popular divinity, was said to be a nature lover who is forever associated with the Yamuna, worshipped Goverdhan hill ... Read more...

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Thousands throng Mathura for Janmashtami


August 10th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 10 (IANS) Thousands poured into Mathura Friday to celebrate Janmashtami in the land of Lord Krishna.After several years, Janmashtami fell on a rain drenched day, with ... Read more...

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Virandavan widows: SC notice to UP, Bengal, Odisha


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday issued notice to West Bengal, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh on the plight of widows leading a miserable life in the holy ... Read more...

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Slums to royalty: Oprah showcases shades of India (With Images)


July 22nd, 2012 - 1:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) From heart wrenching poverty to majestic heritage as well as the glitz, glamour and royalty, international talk show queen Oprah Winfrey has offered ... Read more...

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Try flute yoga to beat stress


July 21st, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The humble flute, which in Hindu mythology was played by Lord Krishna to charm the maidens, birds and animals of Vrindavan and Mathura, is leading ... Read more...

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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...

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Helicopter service to be launched in Ghaziabad


July 6th, 2012 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, July 6 (IANS) Officials of Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited, one of India's leading companies offering helicopter services, Friday visited two sites shortlisted for the setting up of helipads to ... Read more...

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Dancing to Indian tunes with an American soul (Feature) (With Image)


July 6th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) She is beautiful and she is American, but a quintessential Indian at heart and on her feet.Gaura Prema, founder of the contemporary Indian fusion dance ... Read more...

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Nothing wrong with Ramdev, Anna agitations: Gen V.K. Singh


June 4th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Vrindavan, June 4 (IANS) Ex-army chief General V.K. Singh has thrown his lot behind the anti-graft agitations led by social activist Anna Hazare and yoga guru Baba Ramdev, terming ... Read more...

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Pawan Hans to connect Delhi with Vrindavan and Mathura


May 31st, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) State-owned Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited (PHHL) is planning to connect Vrindavan and Mathura with New Delhi considering the high potential of religious tourism of the ... Read more...

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Carrying India abroad in foreign brushstrokes (With Images)


April 10th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The tag "expat artist" sits on them like misnomers. Meet this band of painters who are of foreign origin but have been carrying indelible images ... Read more...

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Shootout on Delhi-Agra highway, two killed


March 20th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, March 20 (IANS) Two people were killed and one person was injured critically Tuesday when unidentified assailants first rammed their car on the New Delhi-Agra highway and then sprayed ... Read more...

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A riot of colours in Vrindavan


March 8th, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Vrindavan, March 8 (IANS) Holi celebrations picked up momentum an hour late Thursday due to the nip in the morning air in the Sri Krishna land from Goverdhan to ... Read more...

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Silver worth Rs.3.5 crore looted in Mathura


February 20th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 20 (IANS) A courier company vehicle carrying silver worth Rs.3.5 crore from Agra to Delhi was looted by armed bandits in Mathura district late Sunday night, police said.According ... Read more...

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Braj haveli sangeet on verge of extinction


February 7th, 2012 - 11:28 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Feb 7 (IANS) The famed musical tradition of 'haveli sangeet',originating in western Uttar Pradesh's Braj region, is on the verge of extinction in the place of its origin, with ... 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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Oprah connects to Jaipur with salwar-kameez, social message (With Image)


January 22nd, 2012 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) The queen of television talk shows, Oprah Winfrey, connected to more than 10,000 people in this historic pink city Sunday with her message on education, ... 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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Taj sparkles as Yamuna flows full


August 22nd, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 22 (IANS) Hundreds thronged the Yamuna ghats to pray and perform 'aarti' as the river flowed full behind the Taj Mahal, providing a fascinating view to tourists. "The ... Read more...

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Yamuna above danger mark in Agra


August 21st, 2011 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Agra/Mathura, Aug 21 (IANS) The Yamuna river here in Uttar Pradesh crossed the danger mark early Sunday, officials said."We are fully prepared and are closely monitoring the situation," said Municipal ... Read more...

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Gender barrier broken in Agra musical tradition


August 1st, 2011 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 1 (IANS) In a social revolution of sorts, women have been inducted for the first time in Bhagat singing troupes, a 400-year-old musical tradition unique to Agra.A fortnight-long ... Read more...

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Hundreds of sadhus march to Delhi for clean Yamuna


April 2nd, 2011 - 8:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 2 (IANS) Hundreds of sadhus, on a march to demand release of water into the drying and polluted Yamuna and cleaning of the river, left for the ... Read more...

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‘Holi’ fever grips devotees across India


March 20th, 2011 - 3:27 pm ICT by ANI
Vrindavan/Mumbai/Varanasi, Mar. 20 (ANI): Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated across the country on Sunday and on Saturday with the usual gaiety, fevour and tradition associated with it.In Vrindavan, devotees gathered ... Read more...

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Foreign tourists find Braj Mandal Holi extraordinary


March 17th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Vrindavan, March 17 (IANS) Vrindavan's Iskcon temple attracts a lot of foreigners who are devotees of Lord Krishna and enjoy the Holi celebrations here, saying the Braj Mandal area is ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh residents celebrate ‘Laddoo Holi’


March 14th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Barsana, Mar 14(ANI): The tossing of laddoos at each other marked holi revelries in Uttar Pradesh's Barsana town.Barsana, located about 50 kilometres from Mathura has the only temple dedicated to Lord ... Read more...

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UN announces new programme for Indian widows


March 8th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 8 (IANS) Recognising the plight of widows in India whose lives are often mired in poverty and neglect, the UN Tuesday launched a new programme for widows ... Read more...

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Vrindavan’s ‘Porn Swamy’ arrested, CDs, cameras seized


January 18th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura, Jan 18 (IANS) The controversial Vrindavan 'Porn Swamy', accused of making pornograhic clips and movies using holy motifs and the backdrop of deities, was arrested Monday afternoon after more than ten ... Read more...

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73 Mathura villages join battle against Yamuna pollution


January 10th, 2011 - 11:08 am ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Rajpura (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 10 (IANS) Animal carcasses are not to be dumped into the river, washermen should not use chemicals to wash dirty clothes, the river bank is not ... Read more...

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No starvation threat to widows in Braj: Report


November 29th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) They are not well off financially and many don't have access to basic amenities like toilets, but most widows in the temple towns in Uttar Pradesh's Braj ... Read more...

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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...

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Devotees offer prayers as Yamuna water reaches temple in Vrindavan


September 27th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
By Nitin GautamVrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), Sep. 27 (ANI): Devotees in the holy town of Vrindavan are lighting lamps and offering special prayers to the River Yamuna for reaching the steps of a ... Read more...

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As Yamuna overflows, Vrindavan celebrates Pulin Utsav


September 25th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 25 (IANS) As the Yamuna river rose and spilled its water onto its banks in the holy town of Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh, hundreds of devotees turned up at the ... Read more...

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Agra, Mathura badly hit as Yamuna water rises


September 25th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 25 (IANS) The water level in the Yamuna river continued to rise in Uttar Pradesh's Agra and Mathura districts, cutting off dozens of villages and inundating agricultural fields. Water also ... Read more...

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Yamuna floods ghats in Mathura


September 24th, 2010 - 8:30 pm ICT by IANS
Vrindavan, Sep 24 (IANS) The swollen Yamuna has submerged several ghats along its banks here in Vrindavan. Cheer ghat, Brambhri ghat, Govind ghat and, for the first time, Kalidah ghat are in a ... Read more...

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