Everything you need to know about Agra Ho: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Everything you need to know about Agra Ho: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more
Agra, May 25 (IANS) Nine teenagers - seven girls and two boys - are to collectively produce a volume of short stories before the Taj Literature Festival in December.
Agra/Mathura May 24 (IANS) The National Green Tribunal has authorised demolition of all structures and unauthorised buildings in the flood-plains of the Yamuna river.
Agra, May 24 (IANS) Industrial growth in the 10,000 sq. km. eco-sensitive Taj Trapezium Zone has come to a halt, forcing large-scale migration of rural labour to urban hubs.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Most parts of north India reeled under intense heat Monday with no respite in sight Tuesday, with the temperature touching a scorching 46.2 degrees Celsius at Palam airport here.
Agra May 20 (IANS) With the temperature a tad short of 46 degrees Celsius Monday, pedestrians were few and far between, even as the heat-harassed tourists began deserting the historical monuments in Taj city Agra.
Agra, May 20 (IANS) Emplayees at monuments in Taj city Agra should get a four-hour lunch break to give them some respite from the scorching heat, Federation of Travel Agents of India Rajiv Tiwari said here Monday.
Agra, May 19 (IANS) Rohilkhand University Vice Chancellor (VC) Mohammad Muzammil has been directed by the Uttar Pradesh governor to take additional charge of Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University (formerly Agra University) here.
Ghaziabad, May 17 (IANS) A shortage of staff at the Ghaziabad Passport Seva Kendra (PSK) is resulting in long queues of people applying for passports.
Agra, May 17 (IANS) An industrialist from Agra was shot dead by unidentified assailants who ambushed his car on the Agra-Jaipur highway, police said Friday.
Agra May 15 (IANS) Conservationists here have demanded the restoration and reopening of Dara Shikoh' library that is lying in shambles in the heart of the Taj city.
Agra, May 14 (IANS) Reverse osmosis (RO) plants in Agra should install water harvesting systems within three days or face closure, a top district official said Tuesday.
The Japan International Cooperative Agency (JICA) has offered the Uttar Pradesh government for a financial assistance for many upcoming projects in the state including Metro rail project and the Agra-Lucknow expressway, officials said Tuesday.
Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) The Japan International Cooperative Agency (JICA) has offered the Uttar Pradesh government financial assistance for the Metro rail project and a host of other projects, including the Agra-Lucknow expressway, officials said Tuesday.
Agra, May 11 (IANS) Ram Das Sharma, 94, a veteran socialist leader and a freedom fighter, died here Friday evening, his family said Saturday.
Agra, May 11 (IANS) An unidentified, naked body of a young woman was found in the Kashmiri Bazaar red light area here, police said Saturday.
Agra, May 11 (IANS) There has been an upsurge in creative activities following the Taj Literature Festival in February, with several new groups actively pursuing literary goals.
Agra May 9 (IANS) Agra district authorities have ordered the closure of an engneering college near a bird sanctury for violating environmental laws, an official said Thursday.
Agra, May 8 (IANS) With the mercury crossing 44 degrees Celsius, schools in the Taj Mahal city were shut till Class 8 by 11 a.m. Wednesday.
Agra, May 8 (IANS) With the mercury crossing the 44 degrees Celsius mark, the Agra district administration has ordered all schools till Class 8 to close by 11 a.m.
Agra, May 4 (IANS) A maha panchayat in Agra district has called for the boycott of a family of a man who allegedly raped and murdered an eight-year-old girl.
Agra, May 2 (IANS) Agra's hope for a civilian airport as a boost to the Taj city's tourism industry was revived after an hour-long presentation in Lucknow before top Uttar Pradesh government officials by Agra District Magistrate Zuher Bin Sagir.
Agra, May 1 (IANS) Speakers at a group discussion on International Labour Day Wednesday said that while the earning capacity and lifestyle of the lowest rung of labourers has improved, the middle class was stressed due to shrinking opportunities and the Americanisation of the economy.
Agra, April 30 (IANS) The city of the Taj is now aiming to show visitors that there is much more to it than the monument to love. Discovering Oriental Agra, a new tourist circuit, will showcase not just heritage monuments but also the city's culture, cuisine and industry - in electric rickshaws.
Agra, April 30 (IANS) There was tension in Uttar Pradesh's Etmadpur town Tuesday after a group of Jain monks was attacked the night before, leading to protests and a bus being set on fire.
Agra, April 27 (IANS) Renewed demands have been made for granting heritage status to Agra, which is home to three World Heritage monuments - the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri - and several other historical structures. This will protect and conserve historical buildings, old havelis, structures, water bodies, forests and even the oriental markets in the old city, experts say.
Agra, April 25 (ANI): Atleast three people were killed and several others injured when an expired army bomb exploded at a scrap dealer's shop in the Taj Ganj area on Thursday.
Agra, April 22 (IANS) Several environmental groups in the Taj city Monday observed Earth Day to highlight the ecological imbalances and threats to "mother Earth" through callous and unbridled profit-motivated industrialisation.
Washington, April 21 (IANS) Celebrated writer Salman Rushdie is all over the film version of his acclaimed novel "Midnight's Children". He has himself done the screenplay and also serves as the film's all-knowing narrator.
Agra, April 18 (IANS) With the summer setting in, residents of this Taj city are reeling under a severe water and electricity crisis. Demand for water has gone up due to the rising mercury and residents are struggling with long power outages. Besides, around 1.8 million tourists, both domestic and foreign, visit Agra every year.
Agra, March 25 (IANS) Justice Rajesh Kumar of the Allahabad High Court Monday formally opened the main building of the district court here after its heritage look was restored.
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) A man has been arrested for allegedly molesting a South Korean woman in a private bus in Kolkata Monday, police said.
London, Mar. 25 (ANI): A British woman who jumped from a hotel balcony in India fearing a sexual assault has recalled her ordeal, saying that she shouted for help for more than an hour.
Agra, March 22 (IANS) Social activists and environmentalists gathered here Friday to deliberate on the ways to save dwindling sources of freshwater on the occasion of World Water Day.
Agra, March 21 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Agra is in the process of introducing a new way to raise funds for the maintenance and development of civic infrastructure - a tax on tourists who stay in five- four- and three-star hotels.
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) here Wednesday condemned the attempt to molest a British woman tourist in Agra.
Agra, March 20 (IANS) A local Congress leader's brother was shot dead here Wednesday afternoon, police said.
New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) Foreign women tourists and children should be provided adequate security, Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi said, expressing distress at the reported attempt to assault a British woman in Agra, the tourism ministry said.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Taking a serious note of the alleged attempt to molest a foreign tourist at the Hotel Agra Mahal in the Taj city, Tourism Minister K Chiranjeevi Tuesday ordered the suspension of its three-star rating.
New Delhi/Agra, Mar. 19 (ANI): Taking a serious note of the attempt to molest a foreign tourist in Agra, Union Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi has ordered the suspension of the 3Star rating of Hotel Agra Mahal.
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Expressing distress at the reported attempt to assault a British tourist in Agra, Tourism Minister K. Chiranjeevi Tuesday said foreign women tourists and children should be provided adequate security.
Agra, March 19 (IANS) A British tourist was injured in her leg after jumping from her hotel balcony here Tuesday to escape an attempted sexual assault. The hotel owner has been arrested, officials said.
Agra, Mar. 19 (ANI): A British tourist jumped from her hotel room here on Tuesday allegedly to avoid a sexual assault.
Agra, March 19 (IANS) A British female tourist was Tuesday admitted in a hospital here in a serious condition after jumping out of her hotel window to escape a sexual assault, police said.
Agra, March 18 (IANS) The registrar of an engineering college on the Delhi-Agra highway was Monday sent to jail by an Uttar Pradesh court here for polluting a lake, a wildlife department official said.
Agra, March 17 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Sunday called for steps to increase oilseeds production in the state through use of better quality seeds and improved techniques.
Bhopal, Mar 17 (ANI): Distraught over the gang rape of a Swiss national in Madhya Pradesh, Switzerland on Saturday sought a "swift" investigation into the incident so that the victim gets justice.
Agra, March 16 (IANS) A woman researcher's body with multiple wounds inflicted by a surgical blade was found in the laboratory of the Dayalbagh Educational Institute, a deemed university in Agra, police said.
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Diplomat and poet Abhay K. has been awarded the SAARC Literature Award for his contribution to contemporary South Asian poetry.
Vrindavan/Agra, March 14 (IANS) With the official announcement that an additional 250 cusecs of water would be released into the Yamuna through a new canal from Hathinikund in Haryana, the 'save Yamuna' marchers had cause for celebration Thursday.
Agra/Mathura March 13 (IANS) The march to secure release of water from Hathinikund in Haryana to flush the Yamuna river appears deadlocked. The central government has categorically told activists this would not be possible.
Agra, March 13 (IANS) A new book on the role and contribution of revolutionaries of the Ghadar Party provides fresh insights into India's freedom struggle which has largely been monopolised by Congress leaders.
Agra, March 10 (IANS) A three-day SAARC festival of literature began here Sunday with a call for concerted efforts to raise eco-consciousness and resist predatory policies that devour nature and its components.
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) A Delhi-based voluntary organisation has rescued 168 child labourers from Rajasthan while they were being trafficked out of the state, an NGO official said Sunday.
Agra March 9 (IANS) While experts deliberate on policy frameworks to sustain and promote the visual integrity of world heritage monuments at the ongoing Unesco meet in this Taj city, questions are being raised about the integrity of Agra's heritage structures.
Agra, March 6 (IANS) A four-day convention of Unesco experts on "visual integrity" of world heritage monuments began here Wednesday evening.
Mumbai, March 6 (IANS) On the occasion of International Women's Day, telecom giant Vodafone India will have 16 fully operational Angel Stores, run solely by women, across India, an official said here in a statement.
Agra, March 3 (IANS) Thousands of activists Sunday blocked the national highway to Agra protesting against the government's apathy to save the river and the historic Taj Mahal here.
Agra, March 3 (IANS) Indian sentiment is not against Pakistan because people in the country are open to cultural exchanges with the neighbouring country, says Ajeet Cour, the founder president of the Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL)."
Agra, Feb 23 (IANS) Hailstorm and strong winds that lashed the Agra region Saturday left farmers worried.
Agra, Feb 20 (IANS) The Foundation of SAARC Writers and Literature (FOSWAL) is organising a SAARC festival of literature in this Taj city March 10-11.
Agra, Feb 20 (IANS) Life in the Taj city was mostly normal Wednesday despite a nation-wide strike called by leading trade unions.
Agra, Feb 19 (IANS) The annual ten-day cultural extravaganze Taj Mahotsava was inaugurated by Uttar Pradesh's Tourism Minister Om Prakash Singh Tuesday evening in the absence of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for whom the festival was postponed for a day.
Agra, Feb 16 (IANS) Heavy rains disrupted life in the Taj city Saturday while farmers in the region were worried over the untimely showers that have damaged standing mustard and potato crops and threaten the wheat crop too.
Agra Feb 16 (IANS) As the deadline for filing objections to the draft notification for declaring the 10-km eco-sensitive zone around forest reserves ended Friday evening, builders fear the stalling of their projects in these areas.
Agra, Feb 14 (IANS) Come Basant Panchami Friday, the Taj city will fondly remember one of Urdu poetry's earliest and greatest poets Nazeer Akbarabadi, a poet who sang of subjects like roti, kite-flying, love and romance, childhood and old age.
Agra Feb 14 (IANS) The annual 10-day Taj Mahotsava will begin from Feb 19, a day late, to enable a busy Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to inaugurate it, an official said Thursday. But the move has angered the tourism industry here.
Agra, Feb 8 (IANS) Doctors at a super-speciality hospital in Agra have for the first time successfully implanted a bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) or "vanishing stent" in a businessman for coronary artery disease (CAD).
Agra, Feb 6 (IANS) A school chairman, arrested for posting "communal and inflammatory" material on Facebook, was denied bail and sent to judicial custody till Feb 18 Wednesday, police said.
Agra Feb 5 (IANS) Social networking site Facebook could be used as an important resource to produce low-budget films in the coming days, a Bollywood producer said Tuesday.
Agra, Feb 3 (IANS) More than literature, it was politics that got highlighted at the concluding day of the Taj Literature Festival Sunday with a tussle over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi as a prime ministerial candidate.
Agra, Feb 3 (IANS) Actor Farooque Shaikh Sunday demanded a fitting memorial and even a light and sound show to the doyen of Urdu poetry Mirza Ghalib in the Taj city where the poet was born in 1797.
Agra, Feb 3 (IANS) Women writers at the first Taj Literature Festival Sunday complained of discrimination and gender bias in promotional efforts of their literary output.
Agra, Feb 3 (IANS) India's garment industry is losing out to Bangladesh due to rising input costs, especially on labour and tax incentives, a minister has said.
Agra, Feb 2 (IANS) As the three-day literary festival began in the city of the Taj for the first time, writers, filmmakers, poets and critics were surprised that the event opened with a lecture in Sanskrit, instead of English, as anticipated.
Lucknow, Feb 1 (IANS) "Vishwaroop", the Hindi version of Kamal Haasan's multi-lingual movie "Vishwaroopam", released in Uttar Pradesh Friday amid tight security.
Agra, Jan 30 (IANS) The controversy bug that hit the Jaipur Literary Festival has infected Agra's maiden Taj Literature Festival two days before its scheduled inauguration Feb 1.
Agra, Jan 30 (IANS) Once a hub of Gandhian activities and Sarvodaya workers, the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, adjacent to the Mughal monument Etimad-ud-Daula, on the banks of the Yamuna river, is now visited mostly by petty criminals and vagabonds.
Agra, Jan 29 (IANS) Value chains of developing economies can increase competitiveness, ascertain viability of a business, and meet development aspirations of the people, said participants at a session of the Partnership Summit here.
Agra, Jan 29 (IANS) Agra is fuming over Uttar Pradesh minister Mohammad Azam Khan's statement that he would have led the mob that razed the Babri Masjid if it had chosen to bring down the Taj Mahal instead.
Agra, Jan 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday agreed in principle to reduce VAT on aviation fuel for planes landing at the Taj city's airport.
Bangalore, Jan 28 (IANS) Indian IT bellwether Infosys Monday unveiled a business (eBiz) portal of the commerce ministry's industrial policy and promotion department for investors and businesses.
Agra, Jan 28 (IANS) Godrej Group, a major player in consumer durables and fast moving consumer goods sector, is investing heavily in the property sector and expects that realty would be the biggest contributor to the company's business 10 years ahead.
Agra, Jan. 28 (ANI): Union Commerce, Industry and Textiles Minister Anand Sharma, who met Sukwoo Hong, Minister of Knowledge Economy of the Republic of Korea, on the sidelines of the ongoing Partnership Summit at Agra today assured the review of Posco project.
Agra, Jan 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh plans to invest Rs.23,000 crore ($4.25 billion) on upgrading state highways and will build a new expressway linking Lucknow and Agra, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said here Monday.
Agra, Jan 28 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has said that coordination among major economies would redefine the contours of the global economy.
Agra, Jan 27 (IANS) India's economic growth is expected to decline to 5.5 percent in the financial year ending March 31, sharply down from an average nearly eight percent growth registered in the last 10 years, Vice President Hamid Ansari said Sunday.
Agra, Jan 26 (IANS) Ahead of a CII global partnership summit beginning Sunday, the Taj city looked thoroughly spruced up on the occasion of India's Republic Day Saturday.
New Delhi, Jan 26 (IANS) King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck is the third monarch from Bhutan to be the chief guest in India's Republic Day parade, after his father and grandfather.
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Taking advantage of the three-day extended weekend beginning Friday, several Delhi residents would be out on vacation with family or friends with budget holidays to nearby destinations the hot favourites.
Agra, Jan 23 (IANS) A farmer died of cold in Agra late Tuesday even as the night temperature Wednesday settled at 2.7 degrees Celsius in the Taj City, which remained the coldest in Uttar Pradesh for the third successive day, officials said.
Jakarta, Jan 22 (IANS) Indian chemical companies are looking at forming joint ventures with Indonesian firms as they look to expand business in Southeast Asia.
Agra, Jan 22 (IANS) City-based business organisations have accused the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) of sidelining them ahead of the three-day global partnership summit here starting Jan 27.
Jakarta, Jan 22 (IANS) A 50-member-delegation of Indian chemical industry representatives, visiting Indonesia to explore possibilities of joint ventures, has signed many deals with Indonesian companies.
Agra, Jan 21 (IANS) Four people, all belonging to the postal department, were killed at the Yamuna Expressway in Uttar Pradesh Monday when the car they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck due to dense fog, police said.
Islamabad, Jan 20 (IANS) Pakistan Commerce Minister Amin Fahim has called off his scheduled visit to India in the wake of prevailing tensions between the two countries over violations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir region, Online news agency reported Sunday.
Agra, Jan 18 (IANS) It was a night of roaring storms, hail and chilly winds in this city of monuments.
Agra, Jan 17 (IANS) Thirty months after a private discom took charge of energy distribution in the Taj city, there seems to be no relief from long power cuts and erratic supply.
Agra, Jan 11 (IANS) Dragging power cuts, erratic water supply, garbage at street corners, potholed roads and rising crime graph. But Agra is all set to host a three-day global summit for investors.
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) There was no respite from the intense cold across north India Monday, disrupting rail and air traffic and keeping millions wrapped up in layers of woollens.
Agra, Jan 7 (IANS) Intense cold and foggy weather conditions continued in Agra Monday with the minimum temperature settling at 0.5 degrees Celsius, six degrees below the average for this time of the year.