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  • Agra: British couple found dead in hotel room Yesterday

    Agra: A young British couple was found dead in their hotel room in Tajganj area of the city, police said on Tuesday. According to a report lodged with the police, Oliver Gaskin (28) and Alexandra Gaskin (24) had checked into the private hotel-cum-restaurant on Monday evening. This morning when the duo did...
  • Delhi-Agra semi-high speed train to be named Gatimaan Express October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The semi-high speed train that proposes to reduce travelling time between Delhi and Agra to 105 minutes will be named Gatimaan Express and will have LCD TVs installed behind each seat and emergency braking system. To be flagged off from New Delhi station next month, the train's name...
  • Agra medical college to be upgraded: Harsh Vardhan October 7, 2014

    Agra: Union Health minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday announced generous financial support to upgrade the century-old S.N. Medical College to AIIMS level. He asked the college administration to submit a Rs 200 crore plan to broadbase amenities and open up new super speciality departments so people not only from Agra but...
  • Minor girl 'buried alive' by step-mother in Agra September 25, 2014

    Agra: A six-year-old girl was allegedly buried alive by her step-mother in Shashtripuram area of the district. Sumiksha was buried by her step-mother, Archana, on Sunday and her body was found on Thursday, said Ashok Kumar Singh, Circle Officer of Haripur police station. Archana has been booked for murder and...
  • Four Indian cities in Asian Top 10 destinations list September 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Four Indian cities Agra, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Panaji feature among the Asian Top 10 list of a global survey, when it comes to lastminute bookings for luxury destinations, which are also affordable. Amongst the Asian Top 10 luxurious but affordable destinations, four Indian cities have been listed,...
  • Owing to lack of tickets, more than 150 city buses off the roads in Agra August 15, 2014

    As the country celebrated another Independence Day, the freedom of movement for ordinary Agra residents has been drastically curtailed. More than 150 city buses are off the roads due to lack of tickets. The ticket printing machines are out of order and the fresh lot of tickets would take four to...
  • Indian Railways conducts trial run of India's fastest train between Delhi and Agra July 3, 2014

    New Delhi: In an effort to make travel between Delhi and Agra faster, the Indian Railways conducted a trial run of a semi highspeed train between the two destinations on Thursday. The train will run at a speed of 160 kmph on the DelhiAgra route. It is expected to reduce...
  • Two killed, six injured in attack on family by armed unidentified people June 29, 2014

    Two persons were killed and six others injured following an attack by armed unidentified people on a house here, police said on Sunday. Armed possibly with sticks, there intention was to loot, they said. Two of the victims, identified as Iqbal (27) and his uncle Majeed Khan (50) succumbed to their...
  • 4 killed, several injured as jeep rams into a truck on MumbaiAgra highway June 12, 2014

    Four persons were killed and as many others were injured when their jeep rammed into a truck on the MumbaiAgra highway in Indore, police said. The mishap occurred around 40 km from here near Janapav Kuti, they said. Manpur police station subinspector said that all the deceased were cattle traders and are...
  • Delhi to Agra in 90 minutes by train likely by yearend May 30, 2014

    With high speed trains on the priority list of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Railways held a meeting on Friday to take stock of the progress of a pilot project of running such a train on the DelhiAgra section with a target of making it operational by the yearend. Significantly Railway Minister...
  • Rs 25 lakh looted from Vijaya Bank in Agra May 22, 2014

    A band of armed robbers looted Rs.25 lakh from the branch of a nationalised bank in Agra, police said. The half a dozen armed men entered the Vijaya Bank branch in the Agra Cantonment area, forced the staff inside the strong room after beating up those who tried to resist, while...
  • 28yearold Agra man bobbitised by wife May 22, 2014

    A 28yearold labourer in Agra was bobbitised by his wife with assistance from her uncle and father following a dispute. The man was hospitalised and his condition is said to be critical, police said. Ram Sahay was attacked by his second wife Saroj with a sharp knife Wednesday night. The bleeding man...
  • Agra's betting bazaar places AAP at third place after BJP, Congress April 25, 2014

    After months of high voltage election campaign, peace has descended in Agra and the talk in the betting bazaar hints at the Aam Aadmi Party emerging a close third, denting the poll prospects of strong contenders. Candidates have now returned to their homes with family members, while poll analysts are busy...
  • Akhilesh Yadav to address rally in Agra, Mathura April 19, 2014

    UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will address three rallies in the Agra and Mathura on Saturday. He is expected to reach Agra by 1.30pm. Akhilesh had on Friday slammed the much-touted Gujarat model of development, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav saying the SP government has launched more welfare programmes in...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Mathura April 17, 2014

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNN-IBN's Arunima visits Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, and Mathura constituencies in Uttar Pradesh to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Uttar Pradesh has 80 Parliamentary constituencies. ...
  • Amar Singh files Lok Sabha nomination in Agra April 4, 2014

    Rashtriya Lok Dal candidate Amar Singh on Friday filed his nomination papers in Agra for the Fatehpur Sikri (Agra Rural) Lok Sabha seat. Amar Singh is pitted against BJP's Choudhary Babu Lal, Samajwadi Party's Pakliksha Singh and outgoing Bahujan Samaj Party MP Seema Upadhyaya. The Aam Admi Party has fielded Mahavir Singh...
  • Agra mayor, BSP leader join Samajwadi Party April 1, 2014

    Agra Mayor Indrajeet Arya from the BJP and BSP legislator Chhote Lal Verma on Tuesday joined the Samajwadi Party. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav welcomed the two leaders into the party. Bahujan Samaj Party leader Verma from Fatehabad assembly constituency joined the Samajwadi Party along with a large number of followers,...
  • Train journey from Delhi to Agra in just 90 minutes March 28, 2014

    Tired of nearly three-hour train journey to Agra? Now you can look forward to reaching the city of the Taj Mahal in just 90 minutes as the railways is set to increase the speed of the Shatabdi Express. Train journey between Delhi and Agra will be cut short to 90 minutes...
  • Train rams into car at unmanned crossing; 15-yr-old boy killed March 19, 2014

    A 15-year-old boy was killed while his parents and elder brother were injured when a train engine rammed into a car at an unmanned railway crossing near Agra, police said on Wednesday. The mishap occurred last night at Prabhatnagar Railway Crossing, a few kilometres from Agra, when Lajjaram, a chauffeur, was...
  • AAP struggling for an identity in west UP March 17, 2014

    Contrary to expectations, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has not been able to field a single candidate of repute from any of the parliamentary constituencies of Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Mathura, Firozabad and Hathras in western Uttar Pradesh, activists said on Monday. The only popular face is from Aligarh where the party...
  • Priest lures, sexually assaults a 12-year-old girl March 5, 2014

    A 12-year-old girl was allegedly molested by a temple priest at Bateshwar town in Agra, police said on Wednesday. The girl, who sells wood-apple (belpatra) leaves near the temple, was allegedly lured to a lonely place and molested by the priest on Tuesday, police said. The priest has been identified as Ajit...
  • 200 junior doctors in Agra quit over Kanpur row March 4, 2014

    The doctors' stir that started in Kanpur today spread with 200 junior medicos of Agra Medical College tendering their resignation to Uttar Pradesh government. The development came as the protest against the attack on junior colleagues in Kanpur entered the fifth day today crippling medical services in the district. "The strike of...
  • Soon, enjoy hassle-free ride from Delhi to Taj Mahal by escaping Agra traffic March 4, 2014

    In two years, tourists from Delhi and Kanpur will be drive to the Taj Mahal from the Yamuna Expressway without entering the congested Agra city. This will be made possible by the Rs 306 crore inner city Ring Road that will connect the Yamuna Expressway with Fatehabad tourism complex near the...
  • Agra airport to get a new terminal after government approval March 4, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government's nod for acquiring around 50 acres of land for constructing a new terminal at Agra's Kheria Airport, which is part of an Indian Air Force base, has raised hopes of majorly boosting the Taj city's tourism industry. The state government has sanctioned Rs 60 crores for the land...
  • Arvind Kejriwal's convoy shown black flags in Agra March 3, 2014

    Agra: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is on a three-day roadshow in Uttar Pradesh, was on Monday shown black flags in Agra. On Sunday, Kejriwal addressed a rally in Kanpur and lashed out at BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi saying there was no Modi wave in the...
  • Two tantriks dig out body of a dead girl to perform occult rituals, arrested February 23, 2014

    Two men said to be 'tantriks' have been arrested in Agra after they dug out the body of a young girl buried after death in order to do occult rituals in search of gold, police said on Sunday. The headless body of the 12-year-old girl was recovered from the cremation ground along...
  • Agra: Auto driver kills wife, commits suicide February 22, 2014

    An auto driver murdered his American wife and then committed suicide in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. The couple were married last October. The police said the couple had had difficulties in their marriage for the past few months. ...
  • 10day annual cultural festival Taj Mahotsav kicks off in Agra February 19, 2014

    The 10day annual cultural festival of 'Taj Mahotsav' was inaugurated on Wednesday by the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Minister at Shilpagram auditorium in Agra. "Around 350 artisans from all over the country are displaying their wares at stalls provided by the organizers," said Pradeep Srivastava, Commissioner of Agra Division and President of...
  • Eye surgeons suggest compulsary eye test for diabetics February 9, 2014

    The government must make eye tests compulsory for diabetics to prevent growing blindness in India, a leading doctor told an ophthalmology convention that ended in Agra on Sunday. Quresh Masketi, president of the All India Ophthalmological Society, made the suggestion at the fourday meet, a conference spokesman said. The doctor said due...
  • Motorists to vroom in first motorcar race in Agra on Sunday February 8, 2014

    This Taj city will host its first motorcar race on Sunday, an organiser said on Saturday. Organised by Motor Sports Club of Agra, Taj Mahotsav Organising Committee and Incarnation Sports, the first Taj Sprint Speed will be held at Shastripuram. Motor Sports Club of Agra president Rajiv Gupta told IANS: "The fivekm...