Hemendra Chaturvedi is based in Agra serving as a Principal Correspondent, covering districts of Agra and Aligarh division of western Uttar Pradesh. He has been with HT since 1992 and has completed 25 year of association with HT.
Trump and Melania held hands as they walked around the Taj complex. ‘The Taj Mahal inspires awe, a timeless testament to the rich and diverse beauty of Indian culture! Thank you India,” they wrote in the visitors’ book after the guided tour. read more
Trump and his delegation, including Melania, daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner and several senior members of the US cabinet, will fly to Ahmedabad on Air Force One shortly before noon on February 24. read more
As many as 10 companies each of Provincial Armed Constabulary and central paramilitary forces have been deployed in Agra along with a dozen teams of the National Security Guard and nearly 4,500 Uttar Pradesh police personnel. read more
Former Agra Mayor Baby Rani Maurya, who is now the Governor of Uttarakhand, was not allowed to carry the key with her when she went to receive Bill Clinton, the then US President, in the year 2000 at the airport due to security concerns. read more
Guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court, which in 1998 barred the use of anything but electric vehicles in close proximity to the monument, will be followed during the Trumps’ Taj visit, the officials said. read more
Officials in Agra are tight-lipped over details regarding the vehicle to be used by the visitors but superintending archaeologist (Agra circle), Archaeological Survey of India, Vasant Swarankar, maintained that the Supreme Court’s guidelines will be complied with. read more
The overbridge was declared unfit for heavy vehicles about eight months ago by the PWD, and the US President is supposed to cross it in a 70-vehicle cavalcade on the way to Taj Mahal on February 24 evening with First Lady Melania Trump. read more