Four students killed in Agra road accident

Agra : Four students were killed after their car fell into a 20-feet-deep drain here, police said. The accident took place on Wednesday evening when the driver of the speeding car hit the railing of the drain, the police said. A senior police official jumped into the stinking drain to save the students. With the […]

UP minister gives green signal to barrage on Yamuna

Agra :  UP Irrigation Minister Dharam Pal Singh on Sunday announced initial release of Rs 50 crore to begin work on the much awaited Rs 706 crore barrage on river Yamuna, downstream of the Taj Mahal. Members of the River Connect Campaign immediately welcomed the announcement and held a special thanksgiving programme at the Etmauddaula […]

Golden jackal rescued in Agra

Agra :  A female golden jackal was found trapped in an eight-feet deep dry pool in the Cantonment area here on Thursday, following which it was rescued and released back into the wild. The about six-year-old jackal was spotted trying to escape from the pool, where a fountain has been installed. The officers on duty […]

Tiranga Yatra in Agra despite ban on assembly of persons

Agra, Jan 31 : Supporters of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and other Hindutva organisations on Wednesday took out a procession and two-wheeler rally in Agra in Uttar Pradesh despite restrictions imposed on the assembly of four or more persons in the town. Though the district administration had deployed additional security at road crossings and localities inhabited […]

Python, crocodile rescued in Agra

Agra, Jan 29 : A 12-foot-long python and a seven-foot-long crocodile were rescued by experts of the Wildlife SOS from different areas in Agra district, an official said on Monday. The python, rescued on Sunday, was under treatment for a deep wound on its belly. Dr Ilayaraja, Deputy Director of Veterinary Services, Wildlife SOS, said: “The […]

Taj Mahal to open before sunrise

Agra, Jan 23 : The Taj Mahal, a world heritage monument in Agra, will now open 30 minutes early for visitors — from Thursday. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) said the 17th century monument will open half hour early and close 45 minutes before sunset for security checks in natural light. Opening it half hour […]