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 […]

Python creates panic in Agra village

Agra, Jan 12 : A 12 foot long Rock python weighing 27 kg created panic in Nahchani village in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra district. A team of Uttar Pradesh Forest department and Wildlife SOS later rescued the enormous reptile, which will be released into its natural habit after observation. “Normally in winter months reptiles rarely move out […]