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  • Jaipur Literature Festival comes to an end; organisers confirm Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan for 2016 Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    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' 3 days ago

    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 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Centre doing injustice to Muslims by not handing over Taj Mahal: Azam Khan November 21, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has demanded that the Taj Mahal be handed over to the Waqf Board. The Taj Mahal is currently managed by the Archaeological Survey of India. Azam Khan says the Centre will be doing an injustice to the Muslim community if the Taj is not handed...
  • Taj Mahal proceeds should be given to Waqf Board: Azam Khan November 20, 2014

    Rampur: Uttar Pradesh Minister and senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Thursday suggested that all proceeds of the Taj Mahal should be handed over to the Waqf Board of the state. The entire proceeds collected at the Taj Mahal should be handed over to the Waqf Board of UP, the...
  • Photos: Sania Mirza visits the Taj Mahal after being denied entry for arriving late a day before October 9, 2014

    Tennis star Sania Mirza was disappointed as she arrived late and could not see the Taj Mahal in Agra city. While former cricketer Anil Kumble visited the Taj Mahal on Tuesday evening, Sania Mirza arrived late and failed to get an entry to the 17th century monument. When she arrived, the gates...
  • Playlist: Best of Lata Mangeshkar on her 85th birthday September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: If there is someone whose name can be mentioned in the same breath as the playback singing in India, it's Lata Mangeshkar. Today, the nightingale of India has turned 85; she was born on September 29, 1929. Lata has not many wishes that have remained unfulfilled but the melody...
  • ONGC signs agreement to conserve Taj Mahal September 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Cash-rich Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) on Wednesday signed an agreement to conserve the iconic Taj Mahal. As a part of its structured CSR initiatives, ONGC signed a tripartite MoU with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Ministry of Tourism to conserve the historical monuments...
  • Durga Puja pandals in UP raise issue of crime against women September 23, 2014

    Lucknow: The Durga Puja pandals in Uttar Pradesh this year have chosen themes to raise voice against female foeticide and atrocities against women, issues which have been in focus after a string of such crimes in the state. Bondhu Mahal, a social organisation, has decided "Celebrate Girl Child" as its...
  • Fire breaks out at Jaipur City Palace August 24, 2014

    Jaipur: A major fire broke out at the Mubarak Mahal of Jaipur City Palaca on Sunday morning, destroying valuable property. As many as 12 fire tenders were pushed into service to douse off the falsmes that started in the administrative block. No loss of life has been reported in the incident....
  • Uproar in Jaipur as underground metro puts heritage sites at risk August 21, 2014

    Jaipur: Protests are on in the Pink city against the plan to bring Jaipur Metro right into the 300 year old walled premises of the old city. Residents and experts alike, feel that the underground metro would be destructive to old monuments like Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar and Isar Lat. "The...
  • 50,000 footfalls at Taj Mahal, but no profits for hoteliers August 18, 2014

    A record number of people visited the Taj Mahal on Sunday, with footfalls crossing the 50,000 mark. On Saturday too, over 48,000 tickets were sold, but all this proved meaningless for Agra's hotel industry. The majority of visitors were of course "deshi" who combined tourism with religion, paying a visit to...
  • 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...
  • UP law and order situation to affect inbound tourism: Assocham June 10, 2014

    Deteriorating law and order situation and incidents of rape in Uttar Pradesh, reverberating in the global media, will leave an adverse impact on the tourism sector of the country, an Assocham report has said. About half of the total foreign tourists visit India to see Taj Mahal (Agra), Golden Temple (Amritsar),...