updated 12:07 PM UTC, Jun 27, 2017

Roadside Cafe Street in Agra by the end of 2016

Wednesday, 31 August 2016 17:38
Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to construct a Roadside Cafe Street in Agra, an official said on Wednesday. The street, spread over 7,120 square metres in Fatehabad would cost the government Rs 36 crore."It is being developed on…

Nonagenarian threatens 'jal samadhi', seeking liquor ban in UP

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 16:58
Agra: A 98-year-old former freedom fighter has threatened to end his life by 'jal samadhi' on Gandhi Jayanti (October 2) unless the Uttar Pradesh government completely bans the sale of liquor in the state.Chimman Lal Jain announced on Monday that…

Amid water shortage, Agra observes 'Water tragedy Day'

Saturday, 21 May 2016 16:09
Agra: Twenty-three years after Agra was struck by a 'water tragedy' that claimed 21 lives, nothing seems to have changed. Even in summer of 2016, the Taj city is parched as residents are suffering due to lack of safe drinking…

Shah Jahan's urs to begin on Tuesday

Monday, 02 May 2016 10:53
Agra: The 361st annual urs of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, who built the Taj Mahal to immortalise his love for his queen Mumtaz Mahal, will begin Tuesday.The original graves of the royal couple, deep down in the monument, will be…

Pregnant woman, daughter killed in Agra accident

Monday, 02 May 2016 10:29
Agra: A pregnant woman and her nine-month-old daughter were crushed to death and the woman's husband was seriously injured when they were hit by a speeding truck here on Sunday afternoon, police said.The accident took place at the Sultan Ganj…

Cobra rescued from factory

Thursday, 28 April 2016 17:43
Agra: A six-foot-long cobra created panic when it was found perched in the office of a carpet making factory here.The Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit was summoned after the snake refused to budge, an official said on Thursday. A three-member…

In Taj City, man shoots fiancee, kills himself

Monday, 18 April 2016 11:11
Agra: A man here on Sunday shot dead his fiancee, who had refused to marry him, before turning the gun on himself, police said.Rukhsar, 23, was shot dead by Nadeem, 25, who immediately afterwards shot himself.Sadar thana police said Rukhsar,…

Taj mahal ready for royal visitors

Saturday, 16 April 2016 11:16
Agra: The Taj Mahal is ready for the hyped visit of British royal couple, prince William and Kate, on Saturday.According to the programme released here, the royal couple will have lunch and dinner at hotel Amar Vilas. They will see…

Security tightened ahead of royal couple's Taj Mahal visit

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 11:31
Agra: Ahead of the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton on April 16, police have tightened security arrangements in the tourist complex area along Fatehabad Road leading to the Taj Mahal.The royal couple…

Pay more now to see Taj Mahal

Friday, 01 April 2016 13:52
Agra: Entry tickets for the Taj Mahal and other historical monuments in Agra will now cost more.A foreign visitor to the Taj will now pay Rs,1,000, up from Rs.750. Domestic tourists will shell out Rs.40 a ticket, instead of Rs.20…