Taj Mahal runs into controversy again, this time over offering of namaz inside complex except on Fridays; Financial Express

The controversy started on November 13 when a group of five Muslim men offered namaz inside the Taj Mahal premises and a video of the same was circulated among the locals, prompting a few Hindus threatening that they will hold puja inside the complex.

Source: Taj Mahal runs into controversy again, this time over offering of namaz inside complex except on Fridays

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Rename Agra as Agravan, demands BJP MLA, writes to UP CM Yogi Adityanath; Hindustan Times

BJP MLA from Agra North, Jagan Prasad Garg said there were many forests and Agarwals (followers of Maharaja Agrasen) in Agra, and therefore, the city’s name should be changed to ‘Agravan’.

Source: Rename Agra as Agravan, demands BJP MLA, writes to UP CM Yogi Adityanath

The trip of a lifetime on board MSC Magnifica; Cruise To Travel

MSC Cruises is preparing to welcome guests on board MSC Magnifica for the company’s first World Cruise deaprting January 5, 2019 in Genoa (Italy). Guests embarking on this once-in-a-lifetime 119-day cruise around the world will visit 32 different countries, and whether a thrill-seeker, adventurer, culture-lover or history buff, guests can customize their experience with something for every…

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SC asks UP to consider declaring portion of Taj’s surrounding area as heritage; IANS

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked Uttar Pradesh government to consider declaring certain portions of the area surrounding the Taj Mahal as heritage.

Source: SC asks UP to consider declaring portion of Taj’s surrounding area as heritage

Taj Vision Document Must Consider Pollution In Trapezium Zone: Top Court; PTI

The Supreme Court today said the vision document on protection and preservation of the Taj Mahal in Agra should be prepared taking into account issues like pollution in the Taj Trapezium Zone and industries operating there.

Source: Taj Vision Document Must Consider Pollution In Trapezium Zone: Top Court

Father and son duo from Abu Dhabi ‘really happy’ to be part of record-breaking travel group; Melinda Healy; The National

Mohamed Thahir is already planning his next Guinness attempt, this time in the UAE

Source: Father and son duo from Abu Dhabi ‘really happy’ to be part of record-breaking travel group

Travel to These Little-Known Destinations Before Everyone Else Does; Nikhita Mahtani; Domino

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Taj Mahal: A love tribute to beauty; Andrew Masinde; True Vision


TRAVEL AND EXPLORE Approximately 204km, south of Delhi, is the city of Agra, the home of Taj Mahal, an embodiment of love and romance. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the monument attracts masses of domestic and international tourists from all over the world, all year round. When you enter Agra, the first impression I got was that it is a congested city with nothing “worthy to remember” about it. Everything was quite ordinary.

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The Taj Mahal Is Turning Green: The Struggle to Preserve Priceless Monuments; Dave Roos; How Stuff Works

India’s Supreme Court ordered the government to either tear down the Taj Mahal or spend the money to restore it properly. Why is repairing famous landmarks such an uphill battle?

Source: The Taj Mahal Is Turning Green: The Struggle to Preserve Priceless Monuments

Taj matter: SC to hear plea seeking heritage city tag for Agra; Money Control

A bench comprising justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta was told by environmentalist MC Mehta, the petitioner in the case, that nothing has been done by the authorities to prevent encroachment in and around the historic monument.

Source: Taj matter: SC to hear plea seeking heritage city tag for Agra