Agra

  • Akhilesh Yadav to address rally in Agra, Mathura 19-04-2014 12:22 PM

    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...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Agra, Fatehpur Sikri, Mathura 17-04-2014 08:55 PM

    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 04-04-2014 05:30 PM

    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...
  • Agra mayor, BSP leader join Samajwadi Party 01-04-2014 11:19 PM

    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...
  • Train journey from Delhi to Agra in just 90 minutes 28-03-2014 09:21 PM

    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...
  • Train rams into car at unmanned crossing; 15-yr-old boy killed 19-03-2014 05:42 PM

    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,...
  • AAP struggling for an identity in west UP 17-03-2014 10:17 PM

    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...
  • Priest lures, sexually assaults a 12-year-old girl 05-03-2014 10:37 PM

    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...
  • 200 junior doctors in Agra quit over Kanpur row 04-03-2014 06:18 PM

    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...
  • Soon, enjoy hassle-free ride from Delhi to Taj Mahal by escaping Agra traffic 04-03-2014 01:40 PM

    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...
  • Agra airport to get a new terminal after government approval 04-03-2014 01:27 PM

    The Uttar Pradesh government's nod for acquiring around 50 acresof 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...
  • Arvind Kejriwal's convoy shown black flags in Agra 03-03-2014 03:55 PM

    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 23-02-2014 04:50 PM

    Two men said to be 'tantriks' have been arrested in Agraafter 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...
  • Agra: Auto driver kills wife, commits suicide 22-02-2014 10:39 AM

    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. ...
  • 10-day annual cultural festival Taj Mahotsav kicks off in Agra 19-02-2014 06:59 PM

    The 10-day 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...
  • Eye surgeons suggest compulsary eye test for diabetics 09-02-2014 05:44 PM

    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 four-day meet, a conference spokesman said. The doctor...
  • Motorists to vroom in first motorcar race in Agra on Sunday 08-02-2014 11:19 PM

    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:...
  • Lucknow-Agra expressway to be built under EPC model 27-12-2013 09:05 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Government on Friday decided to fund Lucknow-Agra expressway through the state budget under the Engineering Procurement Contract (EPC) model after it failed to garner investors for Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's dream project. "As no bidders have turned up for the project under the PPP model, it has been...
  • Aarushi case: Talwars may be shifted to Agra Central Jail 29-11-2013 05:42 PM

    Dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, may soon be shifted to Agra Central Jail from Dasna Jail in Ghaziabad. Dasna Jail Superintendent Viresh Raj Sharma said that as per the rules, a person who has been awarded...
  • Agra: Bidding war for Modi's chair by BJP leaders continues 27-11-2013 08:20 PM

    New Delhi: It really is a case of 'kissa kursi ka' in Agra as the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders are engaged in a bidding war for a chair on which party prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi sat on during a rally last week. The leaders are...
  • Agra: Contractor refuses to sell the chair that Narendra Modi sat on 27-11-2013 09:13 AM

    Agra: Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is in the spotlight again with a chair he sat on last week while addressing a rally in Agra. Reports suggest that local BJP leaders from Agra are now engaged in a bidding war in order to...
  • BJP felicitates its Muzaffarnagar riots accused MLAs in Agra 21-11-2013 01:44 PM

    Agra: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday felicitated its two MLAs - Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana - accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots case in Agra. The MLAs were felicitated before BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi arrived for the rally. The two MLAs are out on bail after they...
  • Modi to felicitate BJP MLAs accused in Muzaffarnagar riots today 21-11-2013 08:43 AM

    Agra: Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs Suresh Rana and Sangeet Som, who are accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots case, will be felicitated by Gujarat Chief Minister and the party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at his rally in Agra on Thursday. The two MLAs are out on bail after they were...
  • Akhilesh's pet project Agra-Lucknow Expressway finds no bidders 13-11-2013 03:16 PM

    There are no takers for the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, a pet project of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. On Tuesday, no company or infrastructure developer came forward to bid for the proposed eight-lane Greenfield Expressway between Agra and Lucknow.Officials admitted on Wednesday that this would cast a shadow on the...
  • One killed after gas tanker explodes on Agra-Delhi National Highway 18-10-2013 12:37 PM

    The driver of a liquefied gas tanker was killed when it exploded in Mathura on Thursday morning, leading to traffic snarls on the Agra-Delhi National Highway till late Thursday evening. The explosion caused large-scale damage in the 100-metre radius from where the blast took place. Some cows were burnt in...
  • Muzaffarnagar fallout: District authorities impose restrictions on Durga Puja 04-10-2013 08:38 PM

    Agra: The Agra district authorities have imposed restrictions on Durga Puja celebrations as a fallout of the Muzaffarnagar violence. Police officer Shalabh Mathur said according to the new guidelines, those who want to organise Durga Puja celebrations at public places will have to take prior permission. "They will have to...
  • SP should also pass "communal" resolution at Agra meet: Congress 12-09-2013 10:16 AM

    Lucknow: Taking a dig at the ruling Samajwadi Party, state Congress leaders on Wednesday said it should also pass a "communal" resolution in Agra, where the party is holding its national executive meet, "to remove doubts about it among people". "Besides the economic, political and other resolutions that will be...
  • Samajwadi Party meet in Agra to discuss poll strategy 10-09-2013 06:49 PM

    Agra:The national executive of Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party will meet in the Taj city, which the party considers lucky for its political fortunes, to deliberate on its strategy in the run-up for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his father and Samajwadi Party president Mulayam...
  • Heavy rains lash Delhi on Friday morning 30-08-2013 11:28 AM

    New Delhi: Heavy monsoon continues in Delhi with the national capital hit by heavy rains on Friday morning amid fears of waterlogging on the roads, and traffic snarls. The minimum temperature settled at 24.3 degrees Celsius, two notches below average for this time of the season. The Met office has...
  • Agra: Woman kills two minor daughters, commits suicide 23-08-2013 06:09 PM

    A 26-year-old woman allegedly murdered her two daughters before setting herself ablaze in Bilaipur village in Agra. Sudama Devi set her two daughters Nisha (4) and Karishma (2) on fire and thereafter killed herself on Wednesday night, police said. According to the complaint by the woman's family, her husband Devendra...