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Coronavirus patient flees isolation, boards flight to travel 1,931 km to celebrate Holi

The wife of a Google employee in Bengaluru who escaped quarantine after her husband tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Thursday, was traced to a residential colony in Agra on Friday. A search for her began as soon as her disappearance was reported, with the Railways Ministry eventually notifying Agra authorities of her exact […]

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In Pictures: Trumps India Tour

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived this afternoon for a 36-hour visit to India. After visiting Mahatma Gandhi’s ashram in Ahmedabad, the Trumps attended the ‘Namaste Trump’ rally at a mega cricket stadium. PM Modi and President Trump addressed the crowds, after which the Trumps flew to Agra to see the […]

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Bus Rams into stationary truck on Agra-Lucknow Expressway; 14 killed, 31 injured

Fourteen passengers were killed and around 31 people grievously injured as a private bus rammed into a stationary truck in Firozabad on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway on Wednesday night. The driver of the truck was declared spot dead. The injured have been taken to Saifai PGI for treatment and kept under observation in the ICU. The […]

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Tourist attacked by stray cow outside Taj Mahal suffers collarbone fracture

A Denmark tourist, who was in Agra to visit the Taj Mahal, suffered serious injuries after he was attacked by a stray cow near the west gate of the iconic monument. Nielx was attacked on Sunday while he was clicking pictures of the stray animal, resulting in fracture of his collar bone and a minor […]

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9-foot python causes panic at Taj Mahal

A 9-foot-long Indian Rock Python that made itself into the parking lot of the Taj Mahal today in Agra causing panic, was immediately rescued. The snake was spotted by construction workers at the western parking lot. The police on duty immediately contacted the Wildlife SOS organisation which sent a team of its experts to rescue […]

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Taj Mahal Hikes Entrance Fee

The entrance to the Taj Mahal is more expensive than before. The tourism board have hiked ticket rates to the entrance and the main mausoleum of Taj Mahal The main mausoleum contains the original graves of Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his love Mumtaz Mahal. The tourism board have set three slab rates based on the location […]

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Is Taj Mahal dying a slow death?

The Taj Mahal has been losing its charm. In the last 30 years the Taj Mahal has become darker. The cracks, and decaying marble are becoming more visible. The guides working in Agra are facing tough questions from foreign tourists on maintenance of the Taj. It’s foundations are weakening and cracks are becoming larger, and […]