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  • Watch: The Week That Wasn't with Cyrus Broacha 5 days ago

    On this episode of The Week That Wasn't, Cyrus Broacha takes on the big fat Indian weddings and the conversion row in Agra. He also takes a dig at the Mumbai roads. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha on the Agra conversion row 5 days ago

    Cyrus Broacha mocks politicians on the way they have dealth with the conversion row in Agra which left hundreds in fear. ...
  • RSS asks Dharm Jagran to call off conversion drive in Aligarh on December 25: Sources December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The proposed mass conversion scheduled to be held on December 25 in Aligarh by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) offshoot Dharam Jagran Samiti (DJS) has been called off, sources said on Tuesday. The exact reasons behind the calling off of conversion are not known but the sources said the...
  • Agra conversion accused surrenders December 16, 2014

    Agra: Nand Kishore, accused of forcibly converting over a 100 people into Hinduism in an Agra village, surrendered before police on Tuesday. "Agra conversion accused Nand Kishore has surrendered," Agra DIG Lakshmi Singh said. Kishore was the most wanted accused named in FIR in the case and carried an award of Rs...
  • Book passes for Taj Mahal online from Christmas December 13, 2014

    Agra: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is ready to launch its online entrance ticket booking to the Taj Mahal from Christmas day. Tourism personnel in Agra have welcomed the long pending initiative which hoteliers think will curb unauthorised entry, fake ticket selling and other dubious means to gain entry to...
  • Try and convert me if you can: Akhilesh Yadav to BJP December 12, 2014

    Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday alleged that the BJP was "misguiding" people in the name of religious conversions and challenged the saffron party to "try and convert" him. "People gave BJP most seats in the recent Lok Sabha polls. But the party is fooling the same people...
  • Agra chaupal: People feel misled after conversion row December 12, 2014

    In the center of political uproar are the families who were allegedly forcibly converted and their fate is yet to be decided. ...
  • News 360: CBI arrests West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra December 12, 2014

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday suffered a major setback with the arrest by CBI of her Cabinet colleague Madan Mitra in the multi-crore Saradha scam. An enraged Mamata defended Mitra and lashed out at the Centre calling the arrest as "unconstitutional, illegal and vendetta politics". ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 12, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Agra conversion row: People cry foul play, Opposition uproar in Parliament December 12, 2014

    Agra: Barely three kilometers away from Taj Mahal the Ved Nagar slum is trying to reassert it's identity. The slum is home to 200 rag-pickers like Ramzan and is now the center of a raging controversy. Ramzan said that he had no idea the havan ceremony performed four days ago...
  • UP: Police announces reward for main accused in Agra conversion row December 12, 2014

    Lucknow: Local police has announced a cash reward for the arrest of Kishori Lal Balmiki, main accused in the "forced conversion" of about 100 people mostly Muslim slum dwellers in Agra to Hinduism, a top official said on Friday. "The Agra police has declared a cash reward of Rs 5000 on...
  • Agra conversion row: Need to form a law against it, says BJP's Vijay Bahadur Pathak December 12, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, BJP leader Vijay Bahadur Pathak said that they were not responsible to stop the conversions going on in Agra. "I am against such conversions, need to form a law against it," said Vijay Bahadur. ...
  • Agra conversion row: Police hunt for accused Nand Kishore Balmiki December 12, 2014

    Agra: The Agra police on Friday carried out several operations to nab Nand Kishore Balmiki, who is named in the FIR lodged in connection with the alleged forced re-conversion of over 100 people to Hinduism. Led by Superintendent of Police Sameer Saurabh and ADM Rajesh Srivastava, police teams carried out...
  • Cartoon of the day: Agra tense over conversion row December 12, 2014

    Indian Muslim families have fled their homes in Agra after 57 families were reportedly converted to Hinduism against their will by Hindu nationalist groups. They accused them of 'forced conversion' and demanded action against them. On the other hand, Hindu groups have denied the allegation and say the conversions were...
  • I have an RSS background and I am proud of it, says Venkaiah Naidu December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said he was proud to have an RSS background. He said he could not remain silent when the parent organization was being attacked by the opposition parties. He said these while replying to a debate on Agra religious conversions in Lok...
  • Conversion politics: Are netas playing with fire? December 11, 2014

    The Centre on Thursday said an anti-conversion law was needed in all the states and the issue needed a wider debate. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Nadu said this while replying to a debate in the Lok Sabha on the Agra conversion issue even as the major opposition parties staged a...
  • News 360: India, Russia sign seven agreement, 13 MoUs December 11, 2014

    India's strategic partnership with Russia is 'incomparable in content', said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Russia has been "a pillar of strength" for India, said Modi after holding the annual summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a day-long visit to New Delhi. ...
  • BJP, RSS spreading communal tension through conversions: BSP December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: BSP on Thursday accused BJP and RSS of spreading communal tension in the country through forced conversions and sought a ban on such outfits saying it was the responsibility of both the Centre and the state government to take stern action against them. Terming religious conversions as very serious...
  • Awaiting more details on Agra conversion row, will act soon: UP Chief Secretary December 10, 2014

    UP Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan said that they had not received any authentic information on the Agra conversion and would act only once they got the details of the incident. ...
  • Agra: NGOs provide shelter to homeless to survive the chill December 10, 2014

    Agra: With the temperature dropping by each passing day and this Taj city enveloped in a misty fog in the morning, night shelters set up by voluntary groups are providing succour to the needy. As official agencies usually keep dragging their feet citing a resource crunch for providing shelter to the...
  • RSS claims it re-converted 100 people to 'Hinduism' in Agra December 10, 2014

    Agra: At least 100 persons from 37 families were reportedly re-converted to Hinduism at a ceremony organised by an offshoot of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the cantonment area. The Dharma Jagran cell of the RSS and Bajrang Dal claimed to have organised the joint mass conversion ceremony where about...
  • Sailing to Agra on Yamuna will be a reality soon: Gadkari December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: People will soon be able to go to Agra sailing on the Yamuna as the Centre has sought help from the Netherlands government for the ambitious project that includes building barrages and water-terminals on both sides of the river. "Soon people can go to Agra via Delhi through Yamuna...We...
  • Monorail planned to connect Noida with Agra November 24, 2014

    Agra: The Uttar Pradesh government has set its eyes on a monorail project that would connect Noida with Agra. After the foundation stone was laid for expressway between Agra and Lucknow on Sunday, the state government now intends to launch the mono rail project soon. Officials said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has...
  • Aamir Khan shoots for 'Mumkin Hai' in Agra November 10, 2014

    Agra: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan was in the city to shoot for a live TV show. Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani and Khan's wife Kiran Rao were also in the city for the shooting of 'Mumkin Hai', a special segment of popular TV programme 'Satyamev Jayate', at a luxury hotel...
  • ATM cut open, Rs 14.50 lakh looted in Agra October 30, 2014

    Agra: Unidentified robbers looted an ATM of the Punjab National Bank, near Rohta crossing on Gwalior road on Thursday morning. The ATM was cut open with a gas cutter. Sadar thana police said the CCTV camera had been damaged by the robbers. Branch manager A.K. Agarwal said the ATM had Rs 14.50 lakhs,...
  • Agra: British couple found dead in hotel room October 21, 2014

    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,...