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Seven Indian cities make it to the list of world's most popular city destinations for 2019

December 06, 2019 12:31 pm

The report also states that Asia continues to interest tourists, with as many as 43 Asian cities on the list.

Explained: Locating Agra and 'Agravan', in Ptolemy and the Mahabharata

November 21, 2019 7:19 am

The Greek astronomer, mathematician and geographer Claudius Ptolemy who lived in the 2nd century AD in the city of Alexandria in the Roman province of Egypt, is believed to be the first person to refer to the city of "Agra".

Govt to rename Agra? University panel set up to examine if city had 'ancient name'

November 18, 2019 9:29 pm

Bhim Rao Ambedkar University Vice-Chancellor Arvind Dixit said a committee had been constituted to look into the issue after it received a notice from the Agra administration.

Communal tension over kidnapping incident, families flee Agra village

September 19, 2019 3:31 am

On Tuesday evening, following reports that a minor had allegedly kidnapped a minor girl from another community, a mob set shops on fire, leading to a riot-like situation.

29 dead as UP bus falls into canal on Yamuna Expressway

July 09, 2019 6:41 am

Yamuna Expressway accident: The cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained, but officials suspect the driver allegedly fell asleep at the wheel.

Toll worker assaulted in Agra, BJP MP Ram Shankar Katheria booked

July 07, 2019 7:16 am

The incident took place at a toll plaza in Agra’s Etmadpur when the MP’s cavalcade, which included five cars and a bus, was crossing it while on its way from Delhi to Etawah.

In ASI plan to conserve Taj Mahal: Shoe covers, CNG in Agra

May 16, 2019 9:29 am

The plan recommends a comprehensive switch to CNG fuel in Agra, strict enforcement of vehicle pollution norms and steps to prevent fine dust from the construction of the Metro, among other measures.

In Agra shoe bazaar, lingering pinch of GST, note ban

April 17, 2019 11:52 am

"They successfully portrayed us as tax evaders and were themselves well-prepared to handle the new system. The Narendra Modi government has forced the cyclewallah, who cannot afford to employ chartered accountants, to compete with the carwallah," says Sharvan Singh.

Two constables held for blackmailing trader in Agra: Police

January 12, 2019 9:26 am

‘Accused demanded Rs 10 lakh and threatened to set the businessman up in a rape case’

Agra girl killed: ‘Someone was jealous, burnt her school bag and books too’

December 26, 2018 7:06 am

The incident has had one fallout in the village — the girls have stopped going to school. “At least 40 girls went to the same school as the girl, they are all scared to step out now."


Union Minister Katheria denies giving hate speech against Muslims in Agra

March 01, 2016 8:45 am

New Delhi, Mar 01 (ANI): Union Minister of State for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria on Tuesday said that he had not delivered a hate speech against Muslims in Agra in the wake of the murder of VHP worker Arun Mahaur. He also denied having incited violence against Muslims. Katheria said that what has been published in newspapers was completely untrue and said that only the convicted would be punished. He also denied using words like "badla" or "hathiyaar" in his speech. Katheria also added that every BJP minister wanted peace in the country.

Monkeys to be sterilised in Agra

January 21, 2016 5:47 am

Agra (UP), Jan 21 (ANI): To curb the problem of monkey menace, Agra Divisional Commissioner P Bhatnagar launched a pilot project to sterlise monkeys in the city on Thursday. Bhatnagar said in the first phase of the pilot project, around 500 monkeys would be sterilised. He added that if the first phase would be successful, then there will be a second phase with more number of monkeys.