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21-Jul-2019 Agra

Dry Yamuna remains a threat to Mughal monuments

Even after a fortnight of monsoon rains, river Yamuna in Agra continues to remain dry, with heaps of polluted garbage providing breeding grounds for mosquitoes and bacteria.This time of the year, the river is usually in spate, recalls old timer Ganno Pandey....

08-Jul-2019 Agra

29 passengers killed in Yamuna Expressway accident

At least 29 people were killed on Monday when a passenger bus fell into a gorge on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway.The bus, after hitting the divider, fell into the 40-feet-deep gap between two flyovers on the Yamuna Expressway near Milestone 161 (Jharna nallah)...

28-Jun-2019 Agra

7 killed in Agra-Lucknow Expressway accident

Seven persons were killed and two dozen injured in a road accident early on Friday on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, police said.Fifty passengers from different parts of Bihar were headed in a sleeper bus for Rajasthan, when the bus rammed against a sand carrying...

25-Jun-2019 Agra

A drying Yamuna could endanger Taj Mahal

The inordinate delay in granting permission for construction of a barrage on the Yamuna in Agra, about one-and-a half km from the Taj Mahal, could end up endangering the monument of love.According to experts, the Taj Mahal is built on massive wooden slippers...

17-Jun-2019 Agra

New entry system at Taj Mahal welcomed

The tourism industry and conservationists have generally welcomed the new entry system with turnstile gates to regulate crowds at the Taj Mahal here which attracts more than seven million visitors annually.Seven turnstile gates have been installed at the...

15-May-2019 Agra

Agra by-election prestige issue for Yogi Adityanath

With just three days remaining for the crucial by-election for the Agra North Assembly seat on May 19, the campaign has already turned into what locals said was "a sort of referendum" on the performance of the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh.Recognising...

30-Apr-2019 Agra

Killer road : 36 dead, 222 injured in 3 months

Built with an aim to shorten the travel time, the 302-km-long Agra-Lucknow Expressway is actually cutting short people's lives. In just 90 days, 36 people of lost their lives, 222 others were injured in over 400 accidents on the Expressway, an RTI query revealed.Advocated...

15-Apr-2019 Agra

Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Jyotiraditya Scindia rally in Agra

Congress President Rahul Gandhi and party general secretaries Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a road show in Agra.Addressing the gathering in Jarar...

11-Apr-2019 Agra

Eight dead in road accident

Eight persons were killed on Thursday when their car rammed into a truck from the rear after the driver lost control of the vehicle, police said.The car, coming from Lucknow, hit the truck in Fatehabad area, 37 km from here.The tyres of both the vehicles burst...

09-Apr-2019 Agra

Priyanka Gandhi to hold roadshow in Fatehpur Sikri

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi will hold an 87-km-long roadshow on April 13 through the Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha constituency from where Raj Babbar, film actor and state Congress President, is contesting the Lok Sabha polls.Congress leaders said party...

02-Apr-2019 Fatehpur Sikri (Agra rural)

Glamour tadka in Akbar's erstwhile capital

Though actor Raj Babbar is a popular figure in his home town Agra, he looks set to face a formidable opposition in Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Raj Kumar Chahar in the Fatehpur Sikri constituency.The seat is presently held by the BJP's Choudhary Babu Lal,...

24-Mar-2019 Agra

Back Modi for better governance, security : Amit Shah

Lashing out at the "adulterated" politics of the opposition and corruption of the Congress, BJP President Amit Shah and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday urged voters to back Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA for better governance and national security.Scoffing...

22-Aug-2018 Agra

53 snakes seized in Agra

More than 50 snakes were seized by Forest department officials in a day-long drive to prevent snake charmers from duping 'Shiv bhakts' outside temples across Agra.The snakes are currently under the care and treatment of Wildlife SOS.In the past few days,...

11-Aug-2018 Agra

Man, 3 children consume poison in Agra, 2 dead, two critical

A man, along with his three children, committed suicide by consuming poison-packed bananas in Agra on Friday, police said.The incident of collective suicide took place under Taj Ganj Police Station area of the city.According to neighbours of the deceased,...

24-Jul-2018 Agra

Four killed in LPG cylinder blast in UP

At least four persons have been killed and 12 injured after an LPG cylinder exploded at a village in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district, police said on Tuesday.The incident took place in Daadhki village in Iradatnagar around midnight apparently due to leakage...

03-May-2018 Agra

23 die in Agra dust storm

At least 23 people have died -- some officials say the figure could be much more -- as a powerful 132 kmph dust storm ravaged the Taj city, leaving behind a trail of destruction, officials said on Thursday.Officials confirmed that 13 people died in Khairagarh,...

10-Apr-2018 Agra

12 killed in two separate accidents in UP

As many as 12 persons were killed in two separate road accidents in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district, police said.Both the accidents took place on Monday evening, a police official said.In the first incident, three persons on a motorbike rammed into a stationary...

09-Apr-2018 Agra

Crocodile attacks villager, released in Ganges

An 11-foot-long crocodile which had caused panic in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur district after attacking a villager has been caught and released into the Ganges, officials said on Monday.The crocodile was caught in Bichpuria village by a team of Uttar...

21-Mar-2018 Agra

Cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal visits elephant rescue centre

Indian cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal on Wednesday visited the elephant rescue centre and the sloth bear facility to promote awareness about wildlife in India.Yuzvendra learnt about the past story of Maya, Phoolkali and Laxmi among the 20 elephants under rehabilitation...

07-Feb-2018 Agra

Marsh crocodile rescued from UP village, released in Yamuna

A mugger crocodile was rescued on Wednesday from Latumai village near Firozabad in Uttar Pradesh, Wildlife SOS officials said.Rescue team members said the reptile, also known as marsh crocodile, was later released in the Yamuna river.Earlier, the residents...

05-Feb-2018 Agra

Agra Muslims attempt 'Tiranga Yatra' to highlight grievances

Muslims in Agra on Monday tried to take out a "Tiranga Yatra" but were held back at the Shahid Smarak, where they presented a memorandum to a district official, listing a set of demands and grievances.The Tiranga Yatra was in response to a similar yatra last...

31-Jan-2018 Agra

Tiranga Yatra in Agra despite ban on assembly of persons

Supporters of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and other Hindutva organisations on Wednesday took out a procession and two-wheeler rally in Agra in Uttar Pradesh despite restrictions imposed on the assembly of four or more persons in the town.Though the district administration...

29-Jan-2018 Agra

Python, crocodile rescued in Agra

A 12-foot-long python and a seven-foot-long crocodile were rescued by experts of the Wildlife SOS from different areas in Agra district, an official said on Monday.The python, rescued on Sunday, was under treatment for a deep wound on its belly. Dr Ilayaraja,...

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