Saturday, 22 January, 2022

Topic: Agra

‘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.

Kashmiri students have a future too. Their actions deserve sympathy, not UAPA charges

Incidents against Kashmiri students have increased the sense of insecurity and anxiety among them as well as their parents and relatives in Kashmir.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra meets family of man who died in police custody in Agra

The Congress general secy was earlier stopped in Lucknow by police but was later allowed to proceed. Arun Valmiki was accused of stealing Rs 25 lakh from Jagdishpura police station.

How entrepreneur Aman Bhadouria’s passion led to his rise as music producer & content creator

Aman Bhadouria, a dynamic entrepreneur, is all set to transform the face of the music industry for the better with his versatile music.

Property, debt, ransom — why Agra man was choked with lamination paper, cremated as Covid dead

Friends plot murder of 25-year-old Sachin Chauhan over Rs 10-crore property, Rs 40 lakh IPL betting money and in the hope of Rs 2-crore ransom, police claim.

Agra hospital gets clean chit, govt panel says 16 deaths not due to ‘mock drill’ over oxygen supply

Govt panel says Shri Paras Hospital didn’t conduct any ‘mock drill’ over oxygen supply on 26 April that led to 22 deaths. It said 16 people died on 26-27 April due to comorbidities.

Agra hospital in denial mode over ‘mock drill’ deaths but 7 families tell a different story

Paras Hospital says 'mock drill' didn't cause deaths while Agra officials say there was no oxygen shortage at the time. Families have filed complaints of medical negligence.

Agra administration to seal hospital whose owner claimed 22 people died in O2 ‘mock drill’

The district administration also issued a statement disputing the claims of 22 people having died, instead saying only seven people died on 26 April and not due to oxygen shortage.

On Camera


Sania Mirza does it again. Just like she did on motherhood, Pakistani spouse and court-dress

Six Grand Slams and 47 titles didn't come easy for Sania Mirza who fought fatwas, questions on her patriotism and sexism to put Indian tennis on global stage.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.