Agra: News

26 Jan 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Agra: Numerous houses collapse during excavation work at guest house

Numerous people were feared trapped after several houses collapsed in Uttar Pradesh's Agra on Thursday.

16 Jan 2023

Bharti Airtel

Airtel launches 5G Plus in Agra, Meerut, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Prayagraj

Bharti Airtel has launched 5G Plus in five major cities of Uttar Pradesh including Agra, Meerut, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, and Prayagraj.

25 Dec 2022

COVID-19

Agra: China returnee tests COVID-19 positive; virus variant being determined

A 40-year-old man, who recently returned from China, has tested positive for COVID-19 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Hindustan Times reported on Sunday.

21 Sep 2022

Uttar Pradesh

UP: BJP MLA booked for harassment, son for rape

In a bizarre series of events, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA and his son have been booked for allegedly harassing and raping a woman in Uttar Pradesh.

10 Aug 2022

Narendra Modi

Independence Day 2022: Taj Mahal won't be illuminated with tricolor

In order to mark the country's 75 years of independence, the Government of India is celebrating Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

04 Aug 2022

Twitter

Agra sweet shop selling 24-carat gold ghewar at Rs. 25,000/kg

We Indians get super excited about our festivals and find ways to make them as grand and vibrant as possible.

25 Jun 2022

Facebook

Ghaziabad fashion blogger pushed from balcony by estranged husband, dies

In a harrowing piece of news from Agra, a fashion blogger named Ritika Singh died after being "thrown off [her] building" by her estranged husband.

14 May 2022

Jaipur

Mughal descendant, historians refute BJP MP's Taj Mahal land claim

Prince Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy, who proclaims himself as a descendant of the Mughals, refuted Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Diya Kumari's claim of Taj Mahal's land.

30 Apr 2022

Indian Railways

Agra: Railways seeks shifting of temple; activists threaten mass suicide

Hindu activists have threatened to die by mass suicide after the Indian Railways issued a notice to relocate the 250-year-old Chamunda Devi Temple from Agra's Raja Ki Mandi Railway Station.

19 Feb 2022

India

5 most popular tourist attractions in India

From north to south and east to west, there is so much that India offers to tourists.

28 Oct 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K students to face sedition charges for celebrating Pakistan's win

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said those who celebrated Pakistan's victory over India in a T20 World Cup match will be charged with sedition.

20 Oct 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Priyanka Gandhi allowed to visit Agra after being detained

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been allowed to visit Agra to meet the family of a man who died in police custody.

13 Sep 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Agra Mayor demands enforcement of 74th Constitution Amendment throughout India

Roads will not get dug for laying water and sewage lines immediately after they are built if all urban civic bodies were to operate under one mayor as per the provisions of the 74th Constitution (Amendment) Act, Agra Mayor Naveen Jain said on Sunday.

20 Aug 2021

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal to reopen for night viewing from Saturday

After remaining closed for over a year for night viewing, the Taj Mahal in Agra will open from August 21 for visitors who want to explore the marble monument under the moonlight, the officials said on Friday.

22 Jul 2021

Rajasthan Police

Mastermind behind the kidnapping of UP surgeon killed in encounter

The mastermind in the kidnapping case of a senior surgeon, along with his colleague, was killed in an encounter in the Agra district in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Thursday.

16 Jun 2021

Taj Mahal

Tourists delighted as Taj Mahal reopens after two months

A 40-year-old woman from Brazil was one of the early tourists to step inside the Taj Mahal premises as the monument reopened on Wednesday after being closed for around two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

09 Jun 2021

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Priyanka Gandhi slams Yogi government over Agra hospital's 'mock drill'

Slamming the Yogi Adityanath dispensation over the reported "mock drill" at a private hospital in Agra in which oxygen supply was allegedly cut off for five minutes, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra asked if the Uttar Pradesh government will bring out the truth and punish those guilty.

08 Jun 2021

India

UP hospital snapped oxygen supply, 22 patients died within minutes

The Uttar Pradesh government said it has launched an inquiry after a purported video of the owner of a private hospital in Agra has surfaced, where he claimed to have cut off the oxygen supply of patients admitted there on April 26.

25 Mar 2021

Yogi Adityanath

Police officer responding to call of duty shot dead

A police sub-inspector, responding to a call of a fight between two brothers over a petty matter, was allegedly shot dead by one of them in an Agra village on Wednesday evening.

17 Mar 2021

India

Priest found dead in temple in Agra

The blood-soaked body of a priest was found in a temple in a forest in Agra, police said on Wednesday.

04 Mar 2021

India

Man detained for Taj Mahal hoax bomb threat call: Police

A man has been detained in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad on Thursday for allegedly making a hoax call to the police earlier in the day, claiming that a bomb had been planted inside the iconic Taj Mahal in the city of Agra, reports say.

04 Mar 2021

India

Taj Mahal briefly shut after hoax bomb threat call

The iconic Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh's Agra was briefly shut and all tourists were immediately evacuated after the UP Police received a bomb threat call this morning.

Orphan clicks wrong link, loses seat in IIT-Bombay, approaches SC

A teen from Agra, who was orphaned two years ago, lost a seat at the prestigious IIT-Bombay because he clicked on the wrong link.

21 Nov 2020

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Doctor murdered while her kids were in another room

A 38-year-old dentist was murdered on Friday afternoon at her home in Uttar Pradesh's Agra.

21 Sep 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal re-opens after months. No couple poses, allowed

Taj Mahal, the Mughal monument that has hosted renowned personalities, re-opened today, six months after coronavirus-linked curbs made it off-limits to visitors.

15 Sep 2020

Yogi Adityanath

How can Mughals be heroes, asks Adityanath; renames Agra museum

The under-construction Mughal museum in Uttar Pradesh city Agra will be named after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on orders of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his office said in a statement on Monday.

09 Aug 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Agra man arrested after viral video shows him beating son

A man in Uttar Pradesh's Agra has been arrested for brutally thrashing his son after tying him upside down.

27 Apr 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Agra: Water, biscuits tossed from outside in quarantine facility

A quarantine facility is supposed to be safe haven for coronavirus-infected patients, but one such place in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, has turned out to be nothing more than a disgrace.

25 Apr 2020

Uttar Pradesh

In UP, 69 coronavirus patients wait on footpath outside hospital

In a truly bizarre turn of events, 69 coronavirus patients were made to wait on a footpath outside a government college in Uttar Pradesh's Saifai area on Thursday, reports NDTV.

30 Mar 2020

Twitter

Three tales of migrant workers that will tear you up

In the last couple of days, we have been bombarded with news reports about migrant workers' plight. With the nation going under the intense lockdown for 21 days starting last Wednesday, they stared at a bleak future, with empty stomachs.

15 Mar 2020

Karnataka

Agra DM wants FIR against coronavirus-infected Bengaluru techie's wife

The 25-year-old Bengaluru woman, who allegedly tried to dodge coronavirus testing, now faces an FIR in Agra.

14 Mar 2020

Karnataka

Bengaluru: Coronavirus infected techie's wife fled on train, tests positive

At a time when people have been advised to take concrete steps to minimize the coronavirus impact, the wife of a Google employee, who tested positive, fled from Bengaluru and took a train to Agra from Delhi earlier this month, putting thousands of people at risk.

03 Mar 2020

Narendra Modi

Coronavirus-scare: One school shut in Noida, another to follow footsteps

A day after two people were tested positive for coronavirus in India, one famous school in Noida shut on Tuesday for the next three days. Another school will shut from tomorrow till March 11, reports TOI.

25 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Northeast Delhi burns: 7 killed, nearly 100 injured in clashes

For nearly 12 hours, Northeast Delhi witnessed high-scale violence on Monday, at a time when US President Donald Trump is in India with his family members and top officials of his administration.

24 Feb 2020

Narendra Modi

Trump calls Taj Mahal 'timeless testament' to India's cultural beauty

United States President Donald Trump on Monday visited the historic Taj Mahal monument in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, describing it as a "timeless testament" to India's beauty.

20 Feb 2020

Narendra Modi

Agra gets makeover before Trump's visit, water released into Yamuna

Uttar Pradesh's Agra boasts of the Taj Mahal but it also is one of the dirtiest tourist destinations around the world.

07 Feb 2020

Bollywood

'Shikara' review: A beautifully crafted tale of an unforgettable tragedy

In one particular scene of Shikara, a Kashmiri militant tells his best friend, a Kashmiri Pandit, "Mai apne abba ko nahi bacha paya, tu apne abba ko bacha le, India chala ja."

05 Nov 2019

India

Air purifier installed near Taj Mahal as pollution worsens

While a severe pollution grips northern India, an air purifier van has been deployed at the gates of the Taj Mahal in Agra, in a bid to provide relief to tourists visiting the Mughal-era monument.

20 Aug 2019

India

Love learning about world history? Visit these five places

The world has witnessed countless dynasties come and go, innumerable wars, and many rulers.

22 Jul 2019

India

Businessman pays bail money for 17 inmates on his birthday

A local businessman's birthday in Agra meant the release of 17 jail inmates who couldn't afford bail.

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