Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Agra

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.

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.

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Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.