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Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri to undergo conservation work amid lockdown

As monuments have been closed till May 15 due to the spike in Covid-19 cases, the Archaeological Survey of India will utilise that time in conservation of Taj Mahal premises, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri
A deserted view of Taj Mahal due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, in Agra on Thursday. ((ANI Photo))
A deserted view of Taj Mahal due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, in Agra on Thursday. ((ANI Photo))
Updated on Apr 18, 2021 09:10 AM IST
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Rude Travel by Vir Sanghvi: A celebration of love

To really appreciate the beauty of the Taj, you have to watch it change colour as it shimmers in the sun
The more you stare at the Taj, the more it reveals its beauty
The more you stare at the Taj, the more it reveals its beauty
Updated on Dec 06, 2020 08:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi

Taj Mahal will not reopen for tourists tomorrow after Covid-19 cases soar in Agra

Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel, a couple of days ago had declared that all Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) protected monuments will reopen from July 6 for tourists.
A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) soldier stands guard inside the empty premises of the historic Taj Mahal in Agra.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
A Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) soldier stands guard inside the empty premises of the historic Taj Mahal in Agra.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 05, 2020 09:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sohini Sarkar

UP govt announces compensation for Auraiya road mishap victims

According to the official, Station House Officer of Fatehpur Sikri and Kosi Kalan have been suspended with immediate effect.
Earlier, 24 labourers were killed and several injured after the truck they were traveling in, collided with another truck in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district.(ANI Photo)
Earlier, 24 labourers were killed and several injured after the truck they were traveling in, collided with another truck in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district.(ANI Photo)
Published on May 16, 2020 03:36 PM IST
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Casinos, discos mooted to draw tourists to Agra

Around four decades ago, there was a plan to revive the game as an attraction for tourists, mainly foreigners, but nothing came of it.
A deserted view of Taj Mahal in Agra on Monday ahead of visit by Belgian Royal couple King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. PTI Photo by Kamal Kishore(PTI)
A deserted view of Taj Mahal in Agra on Monday ahead of visit by Belgian Royal couple King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. PTI Photo by Kamal Kishore(PTI)
Updated on Oct 06, 2019 01:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agra | By Hemendra Chaturvedi

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Mayawati again cracks whip, suspends Kanshi Ram loyalist

SP national general secretary Mewa Lal Gautam said on Wednesday that Upadhyay had been suspended because he opposed BSP candidates selected to contest the Agra, Fatehpur Sikri and Aligarh seats.
Mayawati has in the past expelled founder members considered loyal to Kanshi Ram, including Raj Bahadur, Balihari Babu, Swami Prasad Maurya, Naseemuddin Siddiqui, Indrajit Saroj, RK Chaudhary, Jung Bahadur Patel and Ram Lakhan Verma, said a BSP leader.(HT Photo)
Mayawati has in the past expelled founder members considered loyal to Kanshi Ram, including Raj Bahadur, Balihari Babu, Swami Prasad Maurya, Naseemuddin Siddiqui, Indrajit Saroj, RK Chaudhary, Jung Bahadur Patel and Ram Lakhan Verma, said a BSP leader.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2019 09:06 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajesh Kumar Singh

Lok Sabha elections 2019 Phase 2 voting: BJP looks to retain key Uttar Pradesh seats

The BJP is now up against a united Opposition in form of the Samajwadi Party (SP), BSP and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) alliance. In Fatehpur Sikri, BJP’s Choudhary Babulal had polled 44.06% of votes in 2014 while the BSP, SP and RLD got 50.72%, contesting separately.
Eight seats will go to the polls in the second phase of the national elections in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.(PTI File Photo)
Eight seats will go to the polls in the second phase of the national elections in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2019 08:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Meerut/Agra | By S Raju & Hemendra Chaturvedi

Raj Babbar verbally abused by BSP candidate on news channel

Hours after the EC’s action against Yogi Adityanath, Azam Khan, Maneka Gandhi and Mayawati, the BSP candidate form Fatehpur Sikri, Guddu Pandit alias Bhagwan Sharma, launched a diatribe against UPCC President Raj Babbar who is also contesting on Fatehpur Sikri seat.
The crackdown against four leaders by the Election Commission for making hate speeches seems to have had little impact on other contestants.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The crackdown against four leaders by the Election Commission for making hate speeches seems to have had little impact on other contestants.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 16, 2019 02:53 PM IST
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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Congress’ Raj Babbar will contest again from UP’s Fatehpur Sikri

Bahujan Samaj Party’s Seema Upadhayaya defeated Congress’ Raj Babbar in the 2009 Lok Sabha election. Chaudhary Babulal won the next election in 2014.
Uttar Pradesh, which sends 80 members to the Lok Sabha, will go to polls in all the seven phases starting April 11.(Hindustan Times)
Uttar Pradesh, which sends 80 members to the Lok Sabha, will go to polls in all the seven phases starting April 11.(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 15, 2019 10:27 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Congress’s 7th list for LS polls names Raj Babbar from Fatehpur Sikri in UP

The party has nominated Imran Pratapgarhiya from Moradabad where Babbar’s candidature was announced earlier.
The Congress also released a list of 54 candidates for Odisha Assembly election.(Deepak Gupta /HT Photo)
The Congress also released a list of 54 candidates for Odisha Assembly election.(Deepak Gupta /HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 23, 2019 08:59 AM IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Former BSP MP refuses to contest from Fatehpuri Sikri

Seema Upadhaya is the wife of prominent BSP leader and former minister Ramveer Upadhaya. Fatehpur Sikri goes to poll in the second phase on April 18.
Seema Upadhaya was elected from MP from Fatehpur Sikri when she defeated Congress leader Raj Babbar in the 2009 parliamentary election.(HT)
Seema Upadhaya was elected from MP from Fatehpur Sikri when she defeated Congress leader Raj Babbar in the 2009 parliamentary election.(HT)
Published on Mar 13, 2019 11:13 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Agra

‘Don’t you know my power’: BJP legislator threatens woman bureaucrat in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra

A video of the incident shows Udaybhan Singh shouting at sub-divisional magistrate Garima Singh in Kirawali tehsil of the district reportedly on Monday.
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator was caught on camera threatening a woman bureaucrat in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra, boasting about his power as a politician.(ANI)
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator was caught on camera threatening a woman bureaucrat in Uttar Pradesh’s Agra, boasting about his power as a politician.(ANI)
Updated on Dec 18, 2018 02:20 PM IST
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Akbar left Fatehpur Sikri because of water shortage, where will Gurugram residents go?

Speedy urbanisation in the last two decades has increased the demand for water, which is exceeding the sustainable supply, and Gurugram now stands at a very critical juncture
Construction work near Ghata jheel, in Gurugram. Increasing concretisation of the city has reduced the potential for natural recharge, which in turn increases storm water run-off.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Construction work near Ghata jheel, in Gurugram. Increasing concretisation of the city has reduced the potential for natural recharge, which in turn increases storm water run-off.(Yogendra Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 29, 2018 02:35 PM IST
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Storms damage Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri for second time in a month

Wednesday’s storm struck at a time when the authorities were still trying to repair damage to the monuments caused by a similar weather phenomenon on April 11.
Wednesday’s thunderstorm displaced a wooden door in the Taj Mahal’s northwest minaret.(HT Photo)
Wednesday’s thunderstorm displaced a wooden door in the Taj Mahal’s northwest minaret.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2018 09:19 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agra | By Hemendra Chaturvedi
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