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  • What the Indian version of 'Game of Thrones' just might look like Yesterday

    Whether or not rumours about 'Rani Mahal', the supposed Indian version of 'Game of Thrones' is true, we can sure let our imaginations lose on what it may look like. And when we know that Sakshi Tanwar just might be in the star cast, it definitely does add a few...
  • Five things that we can expect from the Indian version of 'Game of Thrones' 1 week ago

    An Indian version of 'Game of Thrones'? Yes, that should totally be made. According to TellyChakkar.com, Sony Entertainment Television is doing exactly that.The Show is supposedly going to be called 'Rani Mahal' and will star Sakshi Tanwar as the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, Anita Hassanandani as Cersei Lannister and...
  • On International Women's Day, calender featuring acid attack survivors launched March 8, 2015

    Agra: A unique calender featuring acid attack survivors is being launched in the national capital to mark International Women's Day on Sunday. Shot in the backdrop of Taj Mahal in Agra, 11 women overcome their fear and were a part of it. Rupa, an acid attack survivor said, "This calendar showcases...
  • Book raises questions about Mumtaz Mahal's burial March 2, 2015

    Agra: Was Mumtaz Mahal's body mummified before her temporary burial in Burhanpur and later finally laid to rest at the Taj Mahal in Agra? This is the subject of a book "Taj Mahal ya Mummy Mahal?" written by Afsar Ahmad, released on Sunday by the registrar of Central Hindi...
  • Taj Mahal cinema in Pakistan shuts down after 66 years March 1, 2015

    Islamabad: A 66-year-old cinema in Pakistan has shut down -- mainly due to declining clientele. The Taj Mahal cinema in Abbottabad city, built in 1948, was being dismantled after its owner recently sold the property, the Dawn reported Saturday. Mohammad Saeed Khan, who ran the cinema for the last four decades, said...
  • Tourism minister Mahesh Sharma pays surprise visit to Taj Mahal February 25, 2015

    Agra: Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma paid a surprise visit to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday evening, to look into the issues ailing the structure, following a directive from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was accompanied by union minister of state for human resource development Ram Shankar Katheria and local tourism...
  • Giant-killer Asim Ahmed Khan gets cabinet berth February 14, 2015

    New Delhi: From being a member of AAP's minority wing to securing a cabinet berth, Asim Ahmed Khan of AAP Khan is known as the 'giant-killer' for defeating five-time MLA Shoaib Iqbal in Matia Mahal assembly constituency. Khan defeated Iqbal in Matia Mahal by a margin of over 26,000 votes but...
  • Japanese tourist allegedly raped by a tour guide in Jaipur February 9, 2015

    Jaipur: In yet another case of sexual assault with a foreigner, a Japanese tourist was allegedly raped in Dudu near Jaipur. The lady was allegedly raped by man who introduced himself as a tourist guide to her. She met the man at Jaipur's Jal Mahal from where he took her...
  • In a nail-biting battle for Delhi, all eyes on a dozen high profile seats February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: In the 70 member Delhi assembly, at least 12 seats are witnessing high profile contests. New Delhi in Lutyen's Delhi, Krishna Nagar, Patparganj in East Delhi, Greater Kailash, Jangpura in South Delhi, Mundka, Patel Nagar in West Delhi, Sadar, Ballimaran, Matia Mahal in Old Delhi are some of...
  • AAP eyes Muslim votes to tilt the balance, Congress fears exodus of its vote bank February 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Muslim votes have always played a big role in the outcome of Delhi elections. According to an estimate, 31 Assembly seats in Delhi have more than 10 per cent Muslim voters. Traditionally, Muslims have been voting for the Congress since Independence. In the last assembly election in 2013, the...
  • Barack Obama could not see Taj Mahal; remembers Humayun's Tomb visit January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: It was a pleasant surprise for US President Barack Obama when he spotted 16-year-old Vishal in the Town Hall gathering on Tuesday whom he had met four years ago working along with some construction workers during his visit to the Humayun's Tomb. "Just want to tell you a...
  • Jaipur Literature Festival comes to an end; organisers confirm Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan for 2016 January 25, 2015

    Jaipur: The eighth edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival, the world's largest free literary festival, ended on a high today as the festival announced 2,45,000 recorded footfalls over the five days -- a record number. The festival has seen a doubling of international visitors from 50 difference countries, and a 40...
  • Cartoon of the day: Obama cancels Agra visit January 24, 2015

    The White House on Saturday confirmed the cancellation of US President Barack Obama's visit to Taj Mahal in Agra on January 27. As per the initial plan Obama was to visit Taj Mahal along with the US first lady Michelle Obama on January 27. ...
  • White House confirms cancellation of Barack Obama's visit to Taj Mahal in Agra on January 27 January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: The White House on Saturday confirmed the cancellation of US President Barack Obama's visit to Taj Mahal in Agra on January 27. As per the initial plan Obama was to visit Taj Mahal along with the US first lady Michelle Obama on January 27. Obama will leave India after...
  • A book which tries to reveal whether Taj Mahal is a 'mummy mahal' January 24, 2015

    Do you know that Mughal emperor Shah Jahan suppressed a bitter truth about the Taj Mahal? If the truth had been revealed when Taj Mahal was being built, it would have become almost impossible to construct the monument. Journalist-writer Afsar Ahmed in his book "Taj Mahal or Mummy Mahal" has disclosed...
  • Barack Obama cuts short his three-day India trip, cancels visit to Taj Mahal on January 27 January 24, 2015

    New Delhi: US President Barack Obama will cut short his three-day India trip as he has cancelled his visit to Taj Mahal in Agra on January 27. As per the initial plan Obama was to visit Taj Mahal along with the US first lady Michelle Obama on January 27. Obama will...
  • Obama to attend CEO roundtable with PM Modi; at-home lunch with President Mukherjee January 22, 2015

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday evening announced the itinerary of US President Barack Obama who is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi on Sunday. On a three-day-visit to India the US President will be the chief guest to India's 66th Republic Day parade on Monday. Following is the...
  • Ahead of Obama's visit Taj Mahal security tightened in Agra January 22, 2015

    Ahead of the much anticipated visit by US President Barack Obama to New Delhi and Agra there is unprecedented security.The arrangements are in place ahead of the big visit to the Taj Mahal security arrangements. ...
  • Security measures at Agra hiked ahead of Obama's visit on the 27th of January January 21, 2015

    The Indian government has also increased security at key locations in Agra ahead of Barack Obama's visit. We bring you details of the security arrangements at the Taj Mahal which the Obama's will visit on the 27th of January. ...
  • US team seeks closure of Central Delhi, Delhi-Agra Highway during President Obama's visit January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The advance team of US secret service has sought the closure of Central Delhi and Delhi-Agra Highway for three days during President Barack Obama's visit to India. The President will be in India from January 25-27. The demand was made by advance team of US secret service which met...
  • Burning of cow dung cakes banned near Taj Mahal January 13, 2015

    Lucknow: India's white marvel, the Taj Mahal, acquiring yellowish hues has prompted authorities in Agra to ban burning of cow dung cakes for cooking near the 17th century monument. The Agra district administration is also planning to ban use of coal by small industrial units making bangles and famous local...
  • Mirza Ghalib's Agra forgets him on 218th birthday December 27, 2014

    Agra: Mirza Ghalib, whose contribution to Urdu literature was perhaps as significant as that of Shakespeare to English, was born here on this day over 200 years ago. The Taj city on Saturday not only forgot to celebrate his birthday but also does not have a decent memorial to the...
  • Tourists can now book tickets online for visiting Taj Mahal December 27, 2014

    Agra: The tourists visiting Taj Mahal from Saturday onwards will not have to stand in a queue for entry tickets. Online booking of tickets to the Taj Mahal have begun from Saturday. The tourism department has launched an online ticketing website for this purpose. Arrangements for barcode screening and broadband connection...
  • BJP conspiring to demolish Taj Mahal: Azam Khan December 26, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Thursday alleged that BJP was conspiring to demolish Taj Mahal the way its workers brought down Babri mosque in Ayodhya. "BJP is making conspiracies to demolish Taj Mahal in the same manner it demolished Babri Masjid. They are playing dangerous games. They are trying...
  • 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...
  • Air pollution discolouring Taj Mahal, finds study December 11, 2014

    Washington: A team of researchers from India and the US has found that the browning of the Taj Mahal's iconic marble dome and soaring minarets is due to dust and airborne carbon particles. "Our team was able to show that the pollutants discolouring the Taj Mahal are particulate matter carbon from...
  • War of words intensifies on Taj Mahal, Yogi Adityanath claims it was built on Shiv temple December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The political war of words over the Taj Mahal have intensified now with Bharatiya Janata Party MP Yogi Adityanath countering claims of it being a Waqf property and saying that it was built on a Shiv temple. Adityanath said, "The Sunnis and Shias have their own theories about Taj...
  • On 26/11 anniversary, PM Modi asserts the need to combat terrorism November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: On the sixth anniversary of the deadly 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asserted the need to combat terrorism. "Today is a day to reaffirm our commitment to work together to combat the menace of terror & uproot it from the face of humankind," he...
  • Anything for curry: Woman gets a tattoo of Glasgow's famous Indian restaurant's logo, wins curry-loving dad free meals for a year! November 25, 2014

    An Indian restaurant 'Shish Mahal' in Glasgow recently posted on its Facebook page that it would give away free curries to anyone who got a tattoo of the restaurant. 30-year-old Beth Faulds decided to take the challenge for her dad who happens to be a huge curry fan and a...
  • Centre committed to free Waqf properties of encroachment: Najma November 22, 2014

    Chennai: Centre is committed to free Waqf properties of encroachment and develop them with the help of a "strong legislation", Union Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla said on Saturday. "In the last standing committee meeting (in this regard), all members cutting across political lines supported a strong legislation. As soon as...