Articles about Agra

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

28 Oct 2021

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.

Priyanka Gandhi allowed to visit Agra after being detained

20 Oct 2021

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.

Agra Mayor demands enforcement of 74th Constitution Amendment throughout India

13 Sep 2021

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.

Taj Mahal to reopen for night viewing from Saturday

20 Aug 2021

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.

Mastermind behind the kidnapping of UP surgeon killed in encounter

22 Jul 2021

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.

Tourists delighted as Taj Mahal reopens after two months

16 Jun 2021

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.

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

09 Jun 2021

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.

UP hospital snapped oxygen supply, 22 patients died within minutes

08 Jun 2021

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.

Police officer responding to call of duty shot dead

25 Mar 2021

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.

Priest found dead in temple in Agra

17 Mar 2021

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.

Man detained for Taj Mahal hoax bomb threat call: Police

04 Mar 2021

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.

Taj Mahal briefly shut after hoax bomb threat call

04 Mar 2021

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

30 Nov 2020

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.

UP: Doctor murdered while her kids were in another room

21 Nov 2020

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.

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

21 Sep 2020

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.

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

15 Sep 2020

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.

Agra man arrested after viral video shows him beating son

09 Aug 2020

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.

Agra: Water, biscuits tossed from outside in quarantine facility

27 Apr 2020

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.

In UP, 69 coronavirus patients wait on footpath outside hospital

25 Apr 2020

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.

Three tales of migrant workers that will tear you up

30 Mar 2020

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.

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

15 Mar 2020

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.

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

14 Mar 2020

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.

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

03 Mar 2020

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.

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

25 Feb 2020

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.

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

24 Feb 2020

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.

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

20 Feb 2020

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.

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

07 Feb 2020

'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."

Air purifier installed near Taj Mahal as pollution worsens

05 Nov 2019

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.

Love learning about world history? Visit these five places

20 Aug 2019

Love learning about world history? Visit these five places

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

Businessman pays bail money for 17 inmates on his birthday

22 Jul 2019

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.

Agra: BJP MP's security beat toll staff; shots fired

06 Jul 2019

Agra: BJP MP's security beat toll staff; shots fired

Days after PM Modi called violent behavior by members of the BJP "unacceptable" following Indore MLA Akash Vijayvargiya's assault on a civic official, reports of party MP Ram Shankar Katheria's security personnel thrashing toll plaza employees in Agra have emerged. The incident was captured on video.

Pay fine if you cover Agra-Lucknow Expressway within three hours

01 Jul 2019

Pay fine if you cover Agra-Lucknow Expressway within three hours

The Agra-Lucknow Expressway was built to ease traveling and improve connectivity. But off late, the highway has turned into a death trap mostly due to over-speeding vehicles.

Mathura: Mass cheating during LLB exams, teachers found assisting

27 Jun 2019

Mathura: Mass cheating during LLB exams, teachers found assisting

Incidents of mass cheating at two big colleges in Mathura, affiliated to the Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University (formerly Agra University), have come to light.

Lawyer, who murdered UP Bar Council's President, dies during treatment

22 Jun 2019

Lawyer, who murdered UP Bar Council's President, dies during treatment

Uttar Pradesh lawyer Manish Sharma, who killed the first female president of UP Bar Council on June 12, died on Saturday.

Want to spend more than three-hours at Taj? Pay fine

12 Jun 2019

Want to spend more than three-hours at Taj? Pay fine

If you are planning to head to Taj Mahal in near future, here's something you should know.

First female President of UP Bar Council shot dead

12 Jun 2019

First female President of UP Bar Council shot dead

In a shocking incident, the President of Uttar Pradesh Bar Council was shot dead in Agra Civil Court on Wednesday.

4 Kerala Express passengers die of extreme heat in Jhansi

11 Jun 2019

4 Kerala Express passengers die of extreme heat in Jhansi

In a tragic incident, four passengers died on the Kerala Express allegedly due to extreme heat. One other passenger has been hospitalized and is in critical condition.

How Department of Posts helped missing woman reunite with family

31 May 2019

How Department of Posts helped missing woman reunite with family

A woman who went missing three years ago from a remote area in Bihar's Madhubani was reunited with her family, thanks to the Department of Posts (DoP).

Everything to know about Reliance Jio Gigafiber Preview offer

25 Feb 2019

Everything to know about Reliance Jio Gigafiber Preview offer

Reliance's Jio GigaFiber, which was announced in August last year, has been in the testing phase since then.

Reliance Jio GigaFiber launch unlikely in March: Report

12 Feb 2019

Reliance Jio GigaFiber launch unlikely in March: Report

Jio GigaFiber, Reliance's much-awaited FTTH service, may not launch in the first quarter of 2019.