Wednesday, 29 March, 2023

Topic: Agra

‘Dengue Vihar, Gandgi Puram’ — how neighbourhood poster protest is creating a buzz in Agra

Inspired by protest in neighbouring locality, Kalwari residents put up posters 'renaming' their colonies to draw govt's attention towards poor infra & mounds of garbage in the area. 

Owner and his two children killed as fire breaks out in Agra hospital

The patients were evacuated, but the owner and his children, who lived within the premises of the hospital were trapped inside.

Though high on tourists, Agra still 6th among cities with least Airbnbs in world, says study

Research by the website Inkifi also found that Bengaluru is the second cheapest city to live in an Airbnb, with an average daily rate of Rs 1,864.91.

Event to honour Booker winner Geetanjali Shree cancelled after complaint over ‘offensive’ book

A complaint was registered by Hathras resident Sandeep Kumar Pathak against Shree alleging that her book 'Ret Samadhi' contains objectionable depictions of deities Shiva & Parvati.

‘Don’t want to go home, family might kill me,’ says Hindu woman who eloped with a Muslim man

The Agra Police have arrested nine persons after a group of men from two Hindutva outfits burnt down the house of a Muslim man who eloped with a Hindu girl

Agra Taj Car Rally: An unconventional way to put fun back in your weekend

ATCR is back with a bang and is scheduled to take place from the 29th of April till the 1st of May.

Agra’s parchinkari — How ODOP is taking Mughal-era marble handicrafts to modern markets

Parchinkari art form continues to be practised using technology that has remained unchanged for the last 400 years. It now supplement Agra’s original ODOP, leather goods.

‘This is Kalyug’: MSMEs, workers in shoe hub Agra say GST hike a kick in the gut after Covid

Covid lockdowns and ongoing Omicron wave have hit hard, but GST hike to 12% from 5% on footwear below Rs 1,000 has knocked down many businesses & left labourers without work.

From Agra to Prayagraj, spike in suicides is the untold story of pandemic business distress

Each morning, the small towns of UP awoke with anxiety about suicides as incidents increased in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-induced lockdowns.

‘Suspicious death’ of Hindu woman in interfaith marriage stokes tension in Agra

The 26-year-old woman, identified as Varsha, had married a Muslim man, Fahim, a year and a half ago. Her family has alleged that she had been facing harassment.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


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In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.