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Government school principal in Agra arrested for stealing Rs 11 crore from meal scheme
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Government school principal in Agra arrested for stealing Rs 11 crore from meal scheme

According to the police, the teacher used fake documents to register an NGO and used Rs 11.46 crore of the Mid Day Meal with the help of the officials and staff of his department and banks

Booker winner Geetanjali Shree's Agra event cancelled after complaint against her
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Booker winner Geetanjali Shree's Agra event cancelled after complaint against her

The felicitation event was to be hosted by cultural organisations Rangleela and Agra Theatre Club

Two months after being gang-raped and run over by bike, Dalit woman in Mathura loses leg
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Two months after being gang-raped and run over by bike, Dalit woman in Mathura loses leg

On 24 May the woman was raped by three men, who then crushed her leg and left her in an unconscious state near a railway track in Kosi Kalan

Activist Licypriya Kangujam praises Agra authorities for clearing waste around Taj Mahal
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Activist Licypriya Kangujam praises Agra authorities for clearing waste around Taj Mahal

Kangujam visited the area behind Taj Mahal last month and tweeted a photo of her holding a placard which said, 'Behind the beauty of Taj Mahal is plastic pollution'

Open closed doors in Taj Mahal to ascertain presence of Hindu idols: Plea in HC
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Open closed doors in Taj Mahal to ascertain presence of Hindu idols: Plea in HC

Citing an RTI filed to the ASI regarding the reason for the doors being locked in Taj Mahal, the plea stated in the reply the ASI had said they were locked due to security reasons

Three Kashmiri students arrested for celebrating' Pakistan cricket team win released from jail in Uttar Pradesh
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Three Kashmiri students arrested for celebrating' Pakistan cricket team win released from jail in Uttar Pradesh

The three students, who were enrolled in RBS Engineering College under the PM Special Scholarship Scheme for the students of J&K, were arrested on 28 October last year

Agra: Mob sets ablaze houses after Muslim man, Hindu woman 'elope'
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Agra: Mob sets ablaze houses after Muslim man, Hindu woman 'elope'

The girl, who is a class 11 student, went missing on Monday. She was traced two days later by police, but Sajid's whereabouts are not known yet

Families of Kashmiri students charged with sedition in UP over pro-Pakistan slogans wracked with worry
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Families of Kashmiri students charged with sedition in UP over pro-Pakistan slogans wracked with worry

Although no one was willing to speak on the record, many students in the Valley felt the action taken by authorities was “too harsh"

Kashmiri students held over pro-Pakistan slogans in UP booked for sedition, sent to 14-day judicial custody
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Kashmiri students held over pro-Pakistan slogans in UP booked for sedition, sent to 14-day judicial custody

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath earlier in the day had said the sedition law will be invoked against those celebrating Pakistan's victory against India in the recent T20 World Cup match

Action likely against on-duty female cops in UP for clicking selfies with Priyanka Gandhi
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Action likely against on-duty female cops in UP for clicking selfies with Priyanka Gandhi

On being detained, Priyanka asked “what’s the big deal” if she wanted to meet the deceased’s family. She was later given permission to go to Agra.

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra detained on way to home of Agra Dalit who died in police custody
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra detained on way to home of Agra Dalit who died in police custody

Arun Valmiki was accused of stealing money on Saturday night from a police station's evidence locker. He died in custody

Denmark prime minister Mette Frederiksen visits Taj Mahal with husband, calls it 'beautiful'
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Denmark prime minister Mette Frederiksen visits Taj Mahal with husband, calls it 'beautiful'

On Sunday morning, the Danish PM, her husband and a delegation arrived at the Taj Mahal in eco-friendly vehicles.

Taj Mahal to reopen for night viewing from today; tourists can visit in 3 slots from 8:30 to 10 pm
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Taj Mahal to reopen for night viewing from today; tourists can visit in 3 slots from 8:30 to 10 pm

The monument had been closed for night-time viewing since 17 March last year due to the coronavirus pandemic

Agra hospital, sealed after owner's oxygen 'mock drill' video, gets clean chit; all you need to know
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Agra hospital, sealed after owner's oxygen 'mock drill' video, gets clean chit; all you need to know

The UP government enquiry panel said that 16 deaths at the Agra hospital were not due to ‘mock drill’ over oxygen supply

Agra hospital conducts 'mock drill' by cutting off oxygen supply; administration orders inquiry
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Agra hospital conducts 'mock drill' by cutting off oxygen supply; administration orders inquiry

In a viral video, the owner of the hospital is heard saying that some patients started turning blue after the oxygen supply was cut off

COVID-19 deaths in UP: Queues at cremation grounds, data discrepancies belie state govt's claims
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COVID-19 deaths in UP: Queues at cremation grounds, data discrepancies belie state govt's claims

When official claims are scrutinised in the context of long queues at cremation grounds and large-scale discrepancies in data, the picture becomes even more alarming.

Taj Mahal bomb scare was hoax; caller detained for questioning in Firozabad, says UP Police
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Taj Mahal bomb scare was hoax; caller detained for questioning in Firozabad, says UP Police

A resident of Patiyali in Kasganj, the caller prima facie seems to be mentally unstable and probably under treatment, the police said

Taj Mahal vacated after hoax bomb call; nothing suspicious found in monument premises
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Taj Mahal vacated after hoax bomb call; nothing suspicious found in monument premises

The call received from an unidentified person on the 112 emergency response number was traced to Firozabad

Ten people killed, 12 injured in bus-truck collision on Moradabad-Agra highway in Uttar Pradesh
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Ten people killed, 12 injured in bus-truck collision on Moradabad-Agra highway in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced a financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh for the kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for those injured

Police arrest four for waving saffron flags within premises of Taj Mahal after video goes viral
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Police arrest four for waving saffron flags within premises of Taj Mahal after video goes viral

The four belonged to a Hindu right-wing outfit called the Hindu Jagran Manch. Police have registered a case against them.