Taj Mahal

  • 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...
  • Aam Aadmi Party wants to make Agra worthy of the Taj Mahal 28-03-2014 10:59 AM

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will help to make Agra a heritage city if it wins the Lok Sabha battle here. Agra deserves a much better deal for its contribution to history and India's secular ethos, its candidate Ravindra Singh told IANS. "Corruption-free governance is our top priority. But we...
  • At 23, Beatles' lead guitarist George Harrison clicked an iconic selfie at the Taj Mahal during his 1966 India visit 24-03-2014 02:16 PM

    George Harrison, the lead guitarist for the Beatles, visited India in 1966. He was 23 year old then. He visited the iconic Taj Mahal like any ordinary tourist and decided to click a selfie. Harrison travelled to New Delhi the same year and bought a sitar from Rikhi Ram &...
  • Snapshot: Bollywood smitten by the Taj! Arjun Kapoor shoots for 'Tevar' in front of Taj Mahal 05-03-2014 10:12 AM

    Arjun Kapoor, who is currently busy shooting for his upcoming film 'Tevar', was spotted at Taj Mahal. The actor along with the crew of the film shot a ceratin scene at Taj Mahal. Directed by Amit Sharma, 'Tevar' also stars Sonakshi Sinha and Manoj Bajpayee. The film is produced by...
  • 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...
  • This video of a virtual 3D tour of the Taj Mahal using Google maps is the most amazing thing you'll see all day 22-02-2014 11:45 AM

    Haven't been to the Taj Mahal? Well, here's your chance to see it in 3D using Google maps. The viral video shows the Taj Mahal in all its glory. The music in the video will definitely make you want to pack your bags and leave right away. Spare three minutes...
  • Now explore Taj Mahal in 360 degrees on Google Street View 21-02-2014 07:27 PM

    New Delhi: Enthusiasts can now explore 360 degree online imagery of 30 Indian heritage sites, including the Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar and Red Fort, which were released by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Google. The launch was the result of Google and ASI's joint initiative to make 100...
  • Union minister agrees to probe into resale of Taj Mahal's entry tickets 11-02-2014 09:36 PM

    Union minister for culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch on Tuesday agreed to investigate the allegations of resale of entrance tickets to the Taj Mahal. She admitted there could be resale of entrance tickets at the Taj Mahal after a delegation from Agra, led by MP Ram Shankar Katheria, met her on...
  • 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:...
  • SC allows cutting down 38 trees in Taj Trapezium Zone 03-02-2014 09:12 PM

    The Supreme Court allowed the Agra Municipal Corporation to cut down 38 trees in the protectedarea of Taj Mahal under the Taj Trapezium Zone but directed it to plant thrice the number of trees in the compound or nearby areas. A bench headed by Justice T S Thakur passed the...
  • Taj Mahal to remain closed on Fridays in compliance with SC orders: ASI 28-01-2014 11:28 PM

    The Archaeological Survey of India on Tuesday said the Taj Mahal will remain closed on Fridays in compliance with Supreme Court orders. The monument will remain closed once a week in compliance with the orders of the apex court, Superintending Archaeologist of ASI (Agra Zone) N K Pathak said on...
  • Conservationists oppose move to open Taj Mahal on Fridays 24-01-2014 01:43 PM

    Conservationists in Agra have opposed a government proposal to open the Taj Mahal on its weekly off on Friday to those who pay $100 or Rs 5,000. Agra Divisional Commissioner Pradeep Bhatnagar said a new proposal has been forwarded to allow entry to the protected monument on a holiday at...
  • Now, pay Rs 5,000 to visit Taj Mahal on Fridays 24-01-2014 09:36 AM

    The Taj Mahal will be thrown open for public on Fridays, but the visitors will have to shell out a hefty Rs 5,000 for a special ticket, which will cost 100 USD for a foreign tourist. This was decided at a meeting chaired by Divisional Commissioner of Agra Pradeep Bhatnagar....
  • TV Reality shows help promote classical music: Zakir Hussain 16-01-2014 02:26 PM

    Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain says he supports reality shows on TV as they promote musical understanding and make classical music popular.Hussain also told the media after a show in Agra on Wednesday evening that he was conserving the "heritage of Amir Khusro" and promoting Sufi music. He said he was...
  • Carry identity proofs to enter Taj Mahal mosque on Fridays 27-12-2013 06:29 PM

    People entering Taj Mahal complex for prayers on Fridays will now have to carry identity documents, according to a directive issued by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) following a complaint that non-Indians were also entering the mosque despite it being closed for visitors. The directive, issued by ASI's Agra unit...
  • 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...
  • Complaint against Miss Universe Olivia Culpo for footwear shoot at Taj Mahal 10-10-2013 09:36 AM

    The local ASI authorities are looking into a complaint that the party accompanying Miss Universe Olivia Culpo during her visit to Taj Mahal allegedly violated rules at the historic monument by advertising a brand of footwear during a photo session. Culpo was accompanied by fashion designer Sanjana Jon and others...
  • Pakistan: India-born Mamnoon Hussain to be sworn in as President on Sept 9 07-09-2013 09:08 AM

    Mamnoon Hussain, who will be sworn in on Monday as Pakistan's 12th president, is a well-respected but low-profile businessman who was born in India and led a successful career in textiles. A staunch loyalist of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but with no power base of his own, Hussain's time in...
  • Snapshot: Who's this guy with Mallika Sherawat at Taj Mahal? 06-09-2013 11:21 AM

    Agra: Bollywood actress Mallika Sherawat, who was here Thursday to shoot a promotional trailer of TV reality show 'The Bachelorette India - Mere Khayalon Ki Mallika', says the Taj Mahal is the most beautiful creation. Mallika, dressed in a dark green sari with a red border, was appreciated by Vijay...
  • Citizens, tourists in awe of Taj; fret at potholed roads, garbage, choked sewer lines 27-08-2013 11:20 AM

    Even as the Taj Mahal appears sparkling white, washed by good rains over the past two months, and the rising water level kindling hopes of the Yamuna river regaining its lost vigour, Agra city presents a most dismal profile with pot-holed roads, heaps of garbage and choked sewer lines overflowing...
  • Lawyers demanding HC bench in Agra fail to 'gherao' Taj Mahal 26-08-2013 04:44 PM

    An attempt by lawyers of Agra and nearby districts to lay siege to the Taj Mahal Monday in support of their demand for a bench of the Uttar Pradesh High Court in the city was foiled by police. Police sealed all approach roads to the 17th century monument, allowing only...
  • Lawyers to lay siege to Taj Mahal today demanding new HC bench in Agra 26-08-2013 11:09 AM

    Lawyers demanding a bench of the Allahabad High Court in Agra will hold a protest march and lay siege to the Taj Mahal on Monday, an organiser said, adding that tourists inconvenienced by the stir would be presented roses and explained the reasons. After the daylong siege, the lawyers from...
  • NFDC selects six projects for Screenwriters' Lab, Toronto 20-08-2013 05:04 PM

    New Delhi: The National Film Development Corporation has selected six projects for the Screenwriters' Lab, which is going to take place in Toronto. The six projects have been selected from more than 350 applications. The projects will be discussed in Toronto before being sent to Goa where they will be...
  • Lawyers to lay siege to Taj Mahal over new HC court bench in West UP 20-08-2013 12:51 PM

    Agitating lawyers from Agra division, demanding a bench of the Allahabad High Court in western Uttar Pradesh, have said they would lay siege to Taj Mahal on Aug 26 to press their demand. After the daylong siege, the lawyers from Mathura, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etah and Aligarh districts, will also stop...
  • Kashmiris on a 10-day trip to UP meet Akhilesh Yadav 16-08-2013 09:44 AM

    Ahead of a visit to the Taj, a group from Jammu and Kashmir, including children, met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Thursday, an official said. The delegation is on a 10-day trip to the state as part of the army's programme to take people from the...
  • Agra celebrates Independence day amid early morning showers 15-08-2013 12:41 PM

    The Taj Mahal city of Agra celebrated India's independence day on Thursday but most streets and the main roads were under water after a night of drizzle. Agra Commissioner Pradip Bhatnagar hoisted the national tricolour while District Magistrate Zuher bin Sagir honoured freedom fighters.Flags were hoisted on all government buildings...
  • News briefs: Snake bites haunt security personnel at Taj Mahal 31-07-2013 11:42 PM

    In the last one month, four security personnel protecting Taj Mahal have become victims of snake bites. Timely medical care helped save their life. But now they are always scared, looking for possible areas where the enemy could be hiding to attack them. Snakes have managed to find their targets...
  • ONGC given the task of keeping Taj Mahal clean, environment friendly 26-07-2013 10:00 AM

    New Delhi: The government is finally heeding to the clamour for the corporates to be given the task of taking care of heritage sites. The Tourism Ministry has launched a Clean India campaign from the Taj Mahal which attracts nearly 50,000 to 70,000 tourists every day. Under the Clean India...