Tag: Agra

Mayawati slams Congress, threatens to go solo in MP

UP: Delhi businessman is BSP candidate from Agra

Agra: While the BJP and the Congress are still finalising names, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has sprung a surprise by naming a Delhi businessman, Kunwar Rajvir Singh, as the ‘gathbandhan’ candidate, for the Fatehpur Sikri constituency. Singh was named after Seema Upadhyaya declined to try her luck again from[Read More…]

Will Agra be renamed to Agravan? University panel to examine if city had ancient name

Now shell out an extra Rs 200 to enter the Taj Mahal

Agra: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Monday enforced a new ticketing system for the Taj Mahal, aimed at reducing increasing human impact on the fragile 17th century white marble marvel. Vasant Kumar Swarnkaar, the ASI chief in Agra, said the new ticketing system came into effect from Monday[Read More…]

Hundreds clean river to save Agra's heritage monuments

Hundreds clean river to save Agra’s heritage monuments

Agra: Hundreds of river activists and volunteers of NGOs on Sunday joined a massive cleanliness drive opposite the Etmauddaula tomb to lift garbage and idols immersed in the Yamuna. River Connect Campaign member Devashish Bhattacharya told IANS that regular cleaning of Yamuna was necessary to save heritage monuments along the[Read More…]

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