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Kate Middleton, Prince William to Visit India, Bhutan Next Month

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, who are back in their official engagements, will visit India and Bhutan next month. Prince William was under criticism for not attending more than two official engagements since the beginning of the New Year. The royal couple Kate Middleton and Prince William will arrive in India on Sunday 10th April, before travelling to ...

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Taj Mahal Turning Yellow Due to Graveyard Nearby, Says Archaeological Survey of India

Reiterating the findings of several past studies, the Archaeological Survey of India officials have officially stated that the world heritage monument for love is indeed turning yellow due to the environmental factors, especially from the carbon dioxide particles released by nearby graveyard. In addition, the sewer lines around the Taj is another worrying factor. The fire from the Hindu graveyard ...

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Taj Mahal Gets Record 75000 Visitors in a Single Day

  Agra, April 5: The extended weekend saw a record crowd at the Taj Mahal on Saturday. Sources in the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which maintains the 17th century monument, said 45,408 tickets were sold on Saturday. The figure does not include children below the age of 15, entry for whom is free. All three gates leading to the Taj ...

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India’s Fastest Train Gatiman Express Linking Delhi-Agra to Start Soon

After three months of delay, the much-awaited 160km/hour Gatiman Express linking Delhi and Agra will begin its run soon once the safety clearance is given, Railway Board Chairman A.K. Mittal said, without giving the exact time it takes. The train would cover the 200 km distance in around 90 minutes and the coaches were manufactured in Kapurthala workshop for the ...

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Swine flu in UP: Agra, Lucknow report 4 cases each

Agra, the city of Taj Mahal, has reported 4 new suspected cases of swine flu taking the total number to 14 so far forcing the health administration in the district to be on high alert. This is in addition to four cases reported in state capital Lucknow, where 40 cases have been reported so far.  “Four new patients have been ...

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Book Claims Mumtaz Body Mummified Beneath Taj Mahal

By Brij Khandelwal  The mystery surrounding Mumtaz Mahal’s burial at the Taj Mahal has deepened with a book claiming that her body was mummified. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the 17th century Taj Mahal here in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz who died while giving birth to their 14th child in Burhanpur, a town in what is now Maharashtra. ...

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Obama cancels Taj Mahal visit, to go to Saudi Arabia instead

The much-anticipated visit by US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle to Agra to view the Taj Majal has been cancelled and the US first couple would instead head to Riyadh to condole the passing away of Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, the White House said Saturday. Obama and Michelle “will travel to Riyadh Tuesday in order to pay ...

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Taj Mahal Entry Tickets Now Available Online from Dec. 25, 2014

With over 5 million visitors this year compared to 6 million in 2013, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which safeguards the Taj Mahal, India’s premier marble monument of love, will open online booking for entrance tickets from December 25, 2014, marking the birthday of former BJP PM Atal Behari Vajpayee, who never married. The long-pending demand from Agra hoteliers ...

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Air Pollution: Major Cause of Discolouration of Taj Mahal

The iconic marble dome and soaring minarets of India’s most iconic attraction, Taj Mahal, gets discoloured by turning brown due to the dust and airborne carbon particles, discovered in a study by a team of researchers from India and the US. “Our team was able to show that the pollutants discolouring the Taj Mahal are particulate matter, carbon from burning ...

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Will Taj Mahal collapse?

The Taj Mahal will collapse within five years unless its foundation is re-worked, say local leaders and green activists. The 358-year-old marble mausoleum attracts four million visitors a year and was an architectural wonder constructed by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan, in the city of Agra. It was also a symbol of love as the emperor built it in memory ...

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