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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.

Reliance Jio GigaFiber: Here's everything you need to know

02 Feb 2019

Reliance Jio GigaFiber: Here's everything you need to know

Jio GigaFiber, Reliance's much-awaited FTTH service, was announced last August with registrations going live the same day.

Agra: Man, accused of molestation, declared innocent; victim kills self

04 Jan 2019

Agra: Man, accused of molestation, declared innocent; victim kills self

In a shocking incident, a victim of molestation took her life in Agra on Tuesday after the accused was let scot-free by the village panchayat.

Train 18, first engineless-train, vandalized on trial-run. Incredible India much?

21 Dec 2018

Train 18, first engineless-train, vandalized on trial-run. Incredible India much?

The Indian government, famous for not catering to the demands of the public, decided to change it and gift the country its first engineless train.

After Hyderabad, IKEA eyes Noida with Rs. 5,000cr investment

20 Dec 2018

After Hyderabad, IKEA eyes Noida with Rs. 5,000cr investment

A few months after opening its first Indian store in Hyderabad, Swedish furniture giant IKEA has now set its sight on Noida.

Agra shocker: Four men kidnap B.Tech student, gangrape her

20 Dec 2018

Agra shocker: Four men kidnap B.Tech student, gangrape her

Four men raped a first-year B.Tech student in Poiya Ghat of Agra, Uttar Pradesh, and two accused have been arrested, police said on Wednesday.

SC extends deadline to submit document on Taj Mahal protection

25 Sep 2018

SC extends deadline to submit document on Taj Mahal protection

The Supreme Court has extended time, till November 15, for Uttar Pradesh Government to submit a vision document on protecting the Taj Mahal from pollution.

#TravelBytes: Top 5 places in India for history buffs

23 Aug 2018

#TravelBytes: Top 5 places in India for history buffs

The Indian soil has witnessed countless dynasties come and go, innumerable wars, and many rulers- thus resulting in a plethora of historically and culturally significant townships, featuring historic ruins, monuments, temples, and more.

UP government urges Center to rename Bareilly, Kanpur, Agra airports

15 Aug 2018

UP government urges Center to rename Bareilly, Kanpur, Agra airports

Uttar Pradesh government has approached the Center for its approval to rename the airports in Bareilly, Kanpur, and Agra, a move that comes close on the heels of rechristening the iconic Mughalsarai Railway Station after RSS thinker Deendayal Upadhyay.

#TravelBytes: 5 best weekend getaways for Delhiites

21 Jul 2018

#TravelBytes: 5 best weekend getaways for Delhiites

Nothing feels better than a weekend after a hard week of work.

Depressed Agra youth live-streams suicide as 2,750 people watch

12 Jul 2018

Depressed Agra youth live-streams suicide as 2,750 people watch

The tale of this 24-year-old Agra youth brings to the fore two burning issues: depression and apathy.

Close Taj Mahal, demolish or restore it: SC lashes out

11 Jul 2018

Close Taj Mahal, demolish or restore it: SC lashes out

The SC has lashed out at the Centre and the UP government for their "lethargy" in protecting the Taj Mahal, which has now become a "hopeless cause."

Non-local Muslims can't offer Friday prayers at Taj Mahal: SC

09 Jul 2018

Non-local Muslims can't offer Friday prayers at Taj Mahal: SC

Taking another step towards preservation of the Taj Mahal, the SC has upheld a January notification that barred non-locals from offering Friday prayers at the mosque in the complex.

Agra: Social media users express anger after dog buried alive

14 Jun 2018

Agra: Social media users express anger after dog buried alive

In what is sure to make every human furious, a dog was buried during a road construction in Agra. Videos and pictures that have gone viral on social media show the dog's body buried under tar.

Delhi: Four brothers kill man for having affair with sister

14 Jun 2018

Delhi: Four brothers kill man for having affair with sister

A 32-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death in outer Delhi's Kanjhawla by four brothers who did not approve of him having a relationship with their younger sister, the police said yesterday.