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    Agra is a city on the banks of the Yamuna river in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is 378 kilometres west of the state capital, Lucknow, 206 kilometres south of the national capital New Delhi, 58 kilometres south of Mathura and 125 kilometres north of Gwalior.

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    Taj Mahal, other monuments to not reopen as Agra sees surge in COVID-19 cases
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    Taj Mahal, other monuments to not reopen as Agra sees surge in COVID-19 cases

    In the view of current COVID-19 situation in Agra, historical monuments like Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Akbar tomb and others to remain closed until further orders as they fall in 'buffer zone' areas, according to District Magistrate of Agra, Prabhu N Singh.

    Taj Mahal to reopen from July 6, tourism industry upbeat
    Health

    Taj Mahal to reopen from July 6, tourism industry upbeat

    Agra, July 3 The Tourism industry captains in Agra have welcomed the decision of the Union Culture Ministry ...

    Kanpur shelter home case: NHRC sends notice to UP Chief Secy, DGP
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    Kanpur shelter home case: NHRC sends notice to UP Chief Secy, DGP

    The National Human Rights (NHRC), India has issued a notice to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police (DGP), Uttar Pradesh over reports of 57 minor girls found COVID positive, five of them pregnant and one HIV positive at a State run Shelter Home in Kanpur.

    Charging interest during moratorium is serious issue: SC
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    Charging interest during moratorium is serious issue: SC

    After the Reserve Bank of India said the waiver of interest charges on EMIs during moratorium will lead to ...

    Union Health Minister reviews COVID-19 preparedness in UP, Odisha, West Bengal
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    Union Health Minister reviews COVID-19 preparedness in UP, Odisha, West Bengal

    Union Minister of Health Dr Harsh Vardhan held a high level meeting today with Jai Pratap Singh, Health Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Naba Kishore Das, Health Minister of Odisha in presence of Ashwini Kumar Choubey, MoS (HFW) and senior officials from both Centre and the States to review the situation, actions being taken and preparedness for management of COVID-19 in the three States.After a brief presentation on the status of COVID-19 cases in the States and its management in the States, Dr. Vardhan stated, "States need to focus on more effective surveillance, contact tracing and early diagnosis to keep low fatality rate".Uttar Pradesh stated that they have identified private hospitals as dedicated COVID health facilities on payment basis.He appreciated the best practices shared by the District Magistrates/Commissioners and other officials of various districts like "Gram Nigr Samitis/ Mohalla Nigr Samitis" developed in Uttar Pradesh for more effective surveillance and search of cases, etc.In view of the surge in number of migrant labour expected to reach the States in the days to come, Dr. Harsh Vardhan exhorted the States that robust strategy and mechsm need to be drawn up for their testing, quarantine, and treatment of the positive cases.

    Pakistan thanks MEA for sending 193 stranded citizens back home
    International

    Pakistan thanks MEA for sending 193 stranded citizens back home

    The Pakistan High Commission on Tuesday thanked the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) for sending its 193 stranded citizens back home via Attari-Wagah border on Tuesday."For the past several weeks following the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown in India and closure of Attari-Wagah border, these Pakists were stuck in different Indian states including Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal," said the Pakistan High Commission (PHC) here in a statement.

    17 more COVID-19 cases in Agra, district tally reaches 496
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    17 more COVID-19 cases in Agra, district tally reaches 496

    17 more COVID-19 cases were reported from Agra today taking the district's coronavirus tally to 496, the district administration said.

    Union Health Minister asks DBT, others to fastrack development of COVID-19 vaccine
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    Union Health Minister asks DBT, others to fastrack development of COVID-19 vaccine

    Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan held a video-conferencing meeting with directors of Department of Biotechnology, its 18 autonomous bodies and PSUs and asked them to fastrack the activities pertaining to the development of the vaccine for COVID-19, said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, here on Tuesday."Union Health Minister held a video-conferencing meeting with Directors of Department of Biotechnology, its 18 autonomous bodies and PSUs and asked them fast-track development of antibody detection kits, RT-PCR detection kits and COVID-19 vaccine, under Make in India.He informed that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued guidelines for home isolation of people who either have very mild COVID-19 symptoms or are in the pre-symptomatic phase.

    With 33 fresh cases, Kanpur new corona hotspot in UP
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    With 33 fresh cases, Kanpur new corona hotspot in UP

    27 With 33 more corona positive cases emerging in the past 24 hours, Kanpur is now a major COVID-19 hotspot in Uttar Pradesh after Agra.

    Ramdhan 2020 Sehar Iftaar timings for Agra and Surroundings
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    Ramdhan 2020 Sehar Iftaar timings for Agra and Surroundings

    During the Month Muslims all over the world fast from dawn(sehar) to dusk(iftaar). Please find the table for the entire month for the city of Agra and its surroundings.

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