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Vajpayee's ashes Ganga Haridwar

Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes immersed in Ganga at Haridwar

 The ashes of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee immersed in Ganga river at Har-ki-Pauri in Haridwar on Sunday. Vajpayee’s daughter Namita Bhattacharya and granddaughter Niharika had earlier collected three urns of the ashes from Smriti Sthal in New Delhi. The ashes were taken by road to Prem Ashram before it arrived in Har-ki-Pauri for immersion. Earlier

Green activists protest in Agra

Green activists protest in Agra

Green activists staged a sit-in in Agra on Sunday against the government’s proposed move to shift a police battalion headquarters to a protected forest site that will create havoc in the ecologically sensitive area. Several environmentalists gathered at the Shahid Smarak and said the move to shift the PAC battalion from the Taj Ganj area

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Israeli PM visits symbol of love ‘Taj Mahal’ with his wife

Israeli PM: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is in India for a 6-day official visit, visited the Taj Mahal in Agra today. Earlier in the day, they were received by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Agra.The Israeli premier, who is on a six-day visit to India, is accompanied by his wife Sara and a 130-member

Google remembers Mirza Ghalib on his 220th birthday

Search engine Google on Wednesday celebrated one of Urdu literature’s most iconic poets, Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan, popularly known as Ghalib (meaning conqueror). Mirza Ghalib, who would have turned 220 this year, is shown standing on a balcony of a building of his era, with a pen and paper, and the sun and a mosque in

As Yogi visits Taj Mahal, MLA says monument built after demolishing temple

Agra, Oct 26, The Taj Mahal was built by demolishing a Shiva temple, a legislator from Uttar Pradesh’s ruling BJP said here today as Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited the 17th century monument. The Mughals first demolished the temple and then built the Taj Mahal, Agra North MLA Jagan Prasad Garg told reporters at the

Taj Mahal gives jobs to many people, says Akhilesh Yadav

The Taj Mahal is an architectural marvel, a wonder of the world and, for the Samajwadi Party, also a much visited monument that generates employment for a large number of people, says party president Akhilesh Yadav. Yadav visited the Taj Mahal with his wife and children to see the white marble mausoleum on the full

Taj Mahal removed from UP govt’s tourism booklet

Taj Mahal was failed to find place in UP government’s new released tourism booklet. Millions of tourists mostly from abroad visits Taj Mahal every year. Taj Mahal, one of the Seven modern Wonders of the World, has been removed from Uttar Pradesh government’s booklet aimed to promote tourist spots in the state. The 32-page booklet,

Female tutor, her sister accused of sexually exploiting 15-year-old boy

Female teacher and her sister have been sexually exploiting a 15-year-old boy in Agra. The boy complained that his teacher and her sister were sexually exploiting him for nearly a year by blackmailing him with obscene photos and videos they had shot of him. He told the cops that they had even threatened him by

Government to provide groceries in villages through biometric system

Government to provide groceries in villages through biometric system

Lucknow: Department of Food and Supply is now preparing for distribution of grocery items in rural areas with the biometric system as the pattern of urban areas. With the introduction of the biometric system, where on the one hand the arbitrariness of retail dealers of rural areas will be stopped, the card holders will get

Dalit Woman Suspected of Braid Cutting Lynched in Agra

Dalit Woman Suspected of Braid Cutting Lynched in Agra

An elderly Dalit woman, termed an evil witch involved in cutting hair of women, was beaten to death near here on Wednesday morning, police said. Family members told police that the old woman had gone to the field to relieve herself, but lost her way and entered the Baghaels Mutnai village under Dauki police station,


Agra: BJP leader shot dead by his two friends

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was shot dead by his two friends during a heated argument in Agra’s Mehra Naharganj village on late Monday night. Samar and Sudhir, the convicts, were later surrounded by angry villagers. However, when the police arrived at the spot, the angry villagers started beating them too when they were