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Potentially hazardous asteroid thrice the size of Taj Mahal to fly by Earth on July 25

An asteroid three times the size of the Taj Mahal will zoom past close to the earth. NASA’s database of Near-earth objects, the asteroid ‘2008 GO20,’ sized about 220 metres in diameter, will reach its closest approach to Earth on July 25. The asteroid is to pass at a distance of 4.7 million kilometres from […]

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India reopens Taj Mahal as it races to become the worst-hit nation by COVID-19

The Taj Mahal reopened for visitors after a six-month closure, even as the pandemic has accelerated in recent weeks with India set to overtake the US to become the nation worst-hit by COVID-19. India has recorded 5.4 million coronavirus cases, with approximately 100,000 new infections and more than 1,000 deaths recorded daily in the past […]

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Taj Mahal among 3,691 monuments shut in India amid Coronavirus outbreak

All Archaeological Survey Of India protected monuments, including Taj Mahal, and central museums across the country will be shut till March 31 in view of the threat of coronavirus, Union Culture Minister Prahlad Patel said Monday. “All ASI monuments and central museums will be shut till March 31 in view of the spread of coronavirus. […]

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Ivanka Trump replies to photoshopped images of her Taj Mahal visit

Ivanka Trump, who was in India last week along with husband Jared Kushner, US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, replied to Diljit Dosanjh on Twitter on Sunday after the singer put up a photoshopped picture of him with her. Singer-actor Diljit Dosanjh had earlier shared a hilarious picture of himself with Donald […]

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Trumps visits Mahatma Gandhi’s ashram, Taj Mahal and addresses huge crowd

US President Donald Trump has addressed a huge rally at a mega cricket stadium on his maiden official visit to India that is big on photo opportunities but likely short on substance. Trade tensions have grown between the United States and India, the world’s fifth-biggest economy, as Trump’s “America First” drive collides with Prime Minister […]

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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 […]