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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,...

29-Jan-2018 Agra

Journalists celebrate 238th anniversary of India's first newspaper

Journalists and social activists in the Taj city celebrated Hicky's Day paying tributes to the fighter-journalist James Augustus Hicky who launched India's first newspaper, the Bengal Gazette, on January 29, 1780.Recalling the contribution of Hicky, the founder...

26-Jan-2018 Agra

Six killed in UP road accident

Six persons including two women were killed and five injured when an overloaded truck fell on two cars near Khander on the Agra-Fatehabad road in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Friday.The truck was headed for Fatehabad from Bah.Policemen from Bah police station...

16-Jan-2018 Agra

Israeli PM in Agra, visits Taj Mahal

The first Israeli Prime Minister to visit Taj Mahal, Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday spent over an hour with his wife Sara there, keenly watching the intricate inlay work and observing details of the architectural finesse of the 17th century white marble marvel.The...

12-Jan-2018 Agra

Python creates panic in Agra village

A 12 foot long Rock python weighing 27 kg created panic in Nahchani village in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district.A team of Uttar Pradesh Forest department and Wildlife SOS later rescued the enormous reptile, which will be released into its natural habit after...

19-Dec-2017 Agra

Taj city intersections to get country's first public gas heaters

In a first-of-its-kind move in the country, new Mayor of Agra Navin Jain has launched an initiative to provide gas heaters to the public at 10 major city intersections this winter.The move comes in the wake of the ban on the burning of firewood and cow...

11-Dec-2017 Agra

Only Hindi can unite India : Satyapal Singh

Hindi alone can unite India, Minister of State for HRD Satyapal Singh said here on Monday, after inaugurating an international auditorium named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.Addressing a gathering of linguists, foreign students and local...

05-Dec-2017 Agra

Ram Nath Kovind urges students to contribute towards nation building

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday urged the students to make good use of the opportunities offered and contribute to nation building.Addressing the 83rd convocation of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra, Kovind paid glowing tributes to Ambedkar and asked students...

11-Nov-2017 Agra

Leopard captured from Agra village

A five-year-old leopard, which had strayed into an Agra village and caused panic among locals, was captured by a wildlife organisation on Saturday, a Forest Department official said.The leopard was first spotted by some residents of Nagla Padam village...

06-Nov-2017 Agra

Belgian King Phillipe , Queen Mathilda visit Taj Mahal

 Belgium's King Phillipe and Queen Mathilda on Monday visited the Taj Mahal.They spent around two hours evincing keen interest in the architectural details of the Mughal white marble marvel, that looks sparkling white after the recent mud pack beauty treatment.Entry...

26-Oct-2017 AGRA

Taj Mahal an architectural marvel : Yogi Adityanath

 The Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world, is an architectural marvel and it doesn't matter who constructed it, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Thursday."It is an architectural marvel built by the blood and sweat of the local people,"...

26-Oct-2017 AGRA

Yogi Adityanath launches cleanliness drive from Taj Mahal gate

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday visited the Taj Mahal and wielded a broom to launch the 'swacchta abhiyaan' (cleanliness drive) at the western gate of the monument. He spent about 30 minutes there.As he arrived amid tight security,...

21-Oct-2017 Agra

Madhuri Dixit visits Taj Mahal with family

Madhuri Dixit-Nene visited Taj Mahal with her family. The actress says her "love affair with India goes on".Madhuri took to Twitter on Saturday to share a photograph in which the couple along with their two sons Arin and Rayaan, and other members of the family...

08-Oct-2017 Agra

Two killed in fireworks blast in Agra

Two men, carrying a big bundle of firecrackers on a two-wheeler, were killed on Sunday evening and a bystander injured in a blast as the fireworks went off accidentally, police said.The incident was reported from the MG Road here. The blast was so severe...

05-Oct-2017 AGRA

Akhilesh Yadav re-elected SP chief for next 5 years

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was on Thursday re-elected unopposed as the national president of the Samajwadi Party (SP) for a five-year term.The party national executive met here for the 10th convention and elected the 44-year-old for...

27-Sep-2017 AGRA

GST hits tourism to Agra

 Tourism industry leaders have expressed deep concern over the falling graph of tourists to Agra -- and profits -- after the introduction of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).Agra Tourism Welfare Chamber President Prahalad Agrawal said the GST had made a big dent...

18-Sep-2017 AGRA

Crocodile strikes panic in UP village, rescued

A nearly nine-foot-long crocodile, that entered a village in Uttar Pradesh's Agra district and struck panic, has been rescued and released into the river, officials said on Monday.The massive reptile was safely rescued by Wildlife SOS, an NGO, and released...

31-Aug-2017 AGRA

More 'socially relevant films' to create public awareness

Filmmakers are increasingly taking up sensitive issues like rape, molestation and other crimes against women as a backdrop for their stories and say it's an effort to create awareness. The year 2017 has witnessed this in a big way with "Kaabil", "Maatr", "Mom"...

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