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Akhilesh Yadav to visit Agra


September 9th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 9 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will be in the Taj city Sep 10 with his wife Dimple to pray at the shrine of Sheikh Salim ... Read more...

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Rains boost Agra’s green cover


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 2 (IANS) Heavy showers have come as a big boost to afforestation efforts in the Taj city.The Taj Mahal is now adequately insulated against air pollution by a ... Read more...

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Three killed in lightning strike in Agra, Yamuna flooded


August 30th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Aug 30 (IANS) One family took the brunt of the heavy downpour here Thursday morning as three adults of the family were killed in a lightning strike and two ... 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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Dikshit launches plantation drive


August 6th, 2012 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Monday launched the annual plantation drive during which one million saplings will be planted in the capital.Dikshit was joined 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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Is this how the ancients prevented river water seepage? (With Images)


July 12th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura, July 12 (IANS) Workers excavating a holy pond in a village at the periphery of Mathura have discovered what is claimed as the first iron sheet used to prevent ... Read more...

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Drinking water for Delhi: Himachal project clears legal hurdle


July 11th, 2012 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 11 (IANS) With the National Green Tribunal (NGT) giving its clearance for awarding compensations, Himachal Pradesh will speed up the construction of a multi-billion-rupee dam project that ... Read more...

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Drinking water for Delhi: Chief secretaries to meet


June 30th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 30 (IANS) Senior officials of Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi are to meet next week over the construction of a multi-billion rupee hydro-power dam project in Himachal Pradesh ... 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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Himachal raises objections to Renuka dam project


June 16th, 2012 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, June 16 (IANS) A proposed hydroelectric project in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur district which also aims to provide drinking water to Delhi received a setback Saturday, with the hill state ... Read more...

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Delhi Police aspirant goes missing


June 8th, 2012 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) A 22-year old man who had threatened to commit suicide after failing an exam to get into Delhi Police has gone missing in the capital, ... Read more...

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Is there any hope for the Yamuna? (Comment - June 5 is World Environment Day)


June 5th, 2012 - 12:28 pm ICT by IANS
The present state of the Yamuna river from Delhi to Agra, a distance of roughly 250 km, is alarming. Described now as a huge sewage canal, Yamuna water is unfit for ... Read more...

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19 years on, water woes continue to haunt Taj city


May 21st, 2012 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 21 (IANS) Nineteen years after many people died in a water tragedy that struck the Taj city, residents of Agra continue to battle water pollution in the Yamuna ... Read more...

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UP plans big push for tourism in Taj city


May 3rd, 2012 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, May 3 (IANS) The Akilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh government is considering a number of measures that, when implemented, will help boost tourism in Agra and Mathura, according to senior ... Read more...

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Yamuna clean-up operation begins in Taj city


April 20th, 2012 - 3:33 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 20 (IANS) The Agra district authorities have begun an exercise to clean up the Yamuna, fearing Supreme Court action on non-implementation of its directives on the pollution threat ... 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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Court questions MCD on Yamuna bank enclosures


February 23rd, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday directed the MCD to file an affidavit explaining the reason for delay in constructing special enclosures on the Yamuna river ... Read more...

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Japan helping India clean Yamuna: Natarajan


December 19th, 2011 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) India is getting assistance from Japan for a programme to cleanse the Yamuna river, Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan said Monday.In a written reply to a ... Read more...

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Agra crackdown on buffaloes, washermen


December 16th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Dec 16 (IANS) Authorities have cracked down on stray buffaloes, cows and 'dhobis' in the Taj Mahal town of Agra for polluting the Yamuna river.Environment Officer Rajiv Rathi told ... Read more...

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Restore Yamuna’s health to protect Taj: Agra MP


November 27th, 2011 - 12:33 am ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 26 (IANS) Agra MP Ram Shankar Katheria, who was recently in the spotlight for warning the Taj Mahal would collapse in five years, Saturday announced he would stage ... Read more...

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Delhi government, DDA, MCD get contempt of court notice


November 24th, 2011 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday issued contempt notices to the Delhi government, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for non-compliance ... Read more...

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Tourists feel cheated on Taj lighting event


November 13th, 2011 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Nov 13 (IANS) Scores of foreign tourists felt cheated when the Taj Mahal did not don a blue hue Sunday evening, as projected by managers of a diabetes awareness ... Read more...

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Plea to raze Games village filed in apex court


November 8th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday adjourned by two weeks the hearing on a plea seeking directions to the central and Delhi governments to raze buildings constructed ... Read more...

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De-seal flats in Games Village, court tells DDA (Lead)


November 3rd, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Thursday pulled up the Delhi Development Authority for sealing 65 flats in the Commonwealth Games Village near the Yamuna river. The ... Read more...

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Delhi gears up for Chhath Puja


October 31st, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) With just one day to go for the Chhath Puja, the Delhi government and the capital's civic agencies have expedited the cleaning up of the ... Read more...

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Nation remembers ‘Iron Lady’ Indira Gandhi


October 31st, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Top leaders led by President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh joined the nation Monday to pay tributes to former prime minister Indira ... Read more...

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Agra MP demands expert investigations for Taj Mahal


October 15th, 2011 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 15 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Lok Sabha member from Agra Ram Shankar Katheria Saturday demanded proper and scientific investigations by experts to reassure the people that ... Read more...

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Will the Taj collapse in five years?


October 9th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Oct 9 (IANS) "Will the Taj Mahal really collapse in five years?" is the question being asked here after a British newspaper published a report saying so. But ... Read more...

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Body of youth recovered on Yamuna bank


October 8th, 2011 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) A 21-year-old man's bloated body was found on the bank of Yamuna river in north Delhi Saturday, two days after he left home for idol ... Read more...

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Post-Puja, Yamuna battles immersion onslaught


October 7th, 2011 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 7 (IANS) Piles of holy trivia comprising wooden and mud skeletons of the goddess, tonnes of rotting flowers, polythene packs -- a day after the immersion ritual ... Read more...

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Three drown during Durga immersion, one missing


October 6th, 2011 - 10:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Divers fished out the bodies of three Delhi teenagers Thursday and search is on for a fourth reported missing in the Yamuna river after Durga ... Read more...

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Tearful farewell to Durga, 600 idols immersed in Yamuna


October 6th, 2011 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) The drum beats and the dancing peaked and the tears flowed freely. Thousands of Bengalis and others in the capital bid an emotional farewell to ... Read more...

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Vrindavan devotees fight for Yamuna cause


October 5th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Vrindavan (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 5 (IANS) Activists and ascetics of Vrindavan have come together for a campaign to ensure there is at least a minimum flow of water in the ... Read more...

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