UP: More Indians opt for online bookings at Taj

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AGRA: An increasing number of Indian tourists to Taj Mahal are opting for online bookings for entry tickets, as the financial year 2017-18 has seen a nearly 22% increase in such bookings. However, this has not translated into an increased turnover from online bookings as revenue has dropped by 63%. The primary reason for this fall, according to Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials, is that foreign tourists, who pay a higher entry fee, are choosing to buy physical tickets at the gate rather than online. Superintending archaeologist, Agra circle…

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CM Yogi Adityanath condoles demise of ND Tiwari

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LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday condoled the demise of Congress veteran Narayan Dutt Tiwari. Tiwari, the former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, died at a private hospital in Delhi on Thursday after prolonged illness. He was 93. “I condole the death of Tiwariji. He was an able administrator. I convey my condolences to the bereaved family. I have talked to them,” Adityanath said. Deputy chief ministers Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya, cabinet ministers Shrikant Sharma, Surya Pratap Shahi and others also condoled Tiwari’s demise.

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4 held on charges of human trafficking in Kasganj

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AGRA: Sahawar police of Kasganj district on Thursday arrested four Delhi based alleged human traffickers, including two women, who came to sell a married woman. The accused were identified as Lata Singh of Sultanpuri North West Delhi and Rajesh Kumar, Ajay and Saroj Sharma from Nagloi Nihal Vihar of Delhi. According to Bhawar Singh, station house officer of Sahawar, “An anonymous input was received about a gang of human traffickers who had come to sell a woman from Delhi, after which we raided Sahawar railway station and caught four along…

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CISF demands increase in manpower at Taj Mahal

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AGRA: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) has demanded an increase in its manpower deployed at the 17th century heritage site following the addition of the five new frisking booths and over crowded weekends. CISF members are responsible for frisking and checking bags at the East and the West gates. They also manage the crowd inside the Taj’s premises and at the main mausoleum. As of now, there are 11 frisking booths and they will be increased to 16 following the installation of turnstile gates. CISF commandant Brij Bhushan told…

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Stay united or get slaughtered: Amar Singh

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MEERUT: In a brand new avatar, Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh on Tuesday invoked ‘Hindutva’ while attacking his arch political rival Azam Khan and said that if Hindus are not united they will be butchered by the likes of the SP leader. “Agar Hindu batega to Azam Khan jaise logon ke haathon katega (If Hindu is divided, he will be butchered at the hands of the likes of Azam Khan). You are more concerned about rising oil prices, but let me tell you that oil is not extracted at Modiji’s…

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I got Allahabad renamed as Prayagraj: Governor

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LUCKNOW: Praising chief minister Yogi Adityanath for his way of functioning, Governor Ram Naik said it was because the CM worked so much that people sent him to Parliament five times. Speaking at the launch of Yodha Yogi, a biography of the CM by Times of India Lucknow’s deputy resident editor Pravin Kumar, Naik said that as governor, he has been in the habit of giving suggestions to the government but unlike the previous one, this government at least acted on his recommendations. “I suggested to the Samajwadi Party government…

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Yogi asks BJP leaders to prepare for 2019 polls

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GORAKHPUR: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday asked BJP leaders here to start preparations for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls by seeking feedback on the government from the people and working on verification of booths. The CM also held a meeting with BJP presidents of all districts in the Gorakhpur, Basti and Azamgarh divisions, and asked them to start preparing for 2019 without delay. He informed them of the possibility of a visit to Gorakhpur by Amit Shah in November. “All district presidents should take feedback of government and run…

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Vyapam case: Forensics to examine Manisha’s room

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LUCKNOW: Following the demand made by the family of Dr Manisha Sharma for an investigation of the crime scene, her hostel room in KGMU’s Gautam Budhha Hall will be unlocked and probed by the forensic team on Wednesday in the presence of the family. The 30-year-old doctor in KGMU’s gynecology and obstetrics department was cremated at Bithoor ghat in Kanpur on Tuesday. Along with wailing family members, Dr Manisha’s friends from MBBS, which she had completed from Aligarh Muslim University, also visited her Shivnagar residence in Kanpur. Demanding justice for…

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‘Killer’ drug isn’t available in shops

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LUCKNOW: The high-grade anaesthetic that Dr Manisha Sharma-an accused in the Vyapam scam-allegedly injected herself with on Saturday evening and which may have led to her death on Monday afternoon, is not one that is sold off the counter, experts claimed. Senior officials at KGMU believe it was likely that Dr Manisha procured the drug from the hospital itself. Police also said that had Dr Manisha received treatment within 10 minutes of allegedly taking the drug, she could have been saved. Used on critical patients, the drug leaves a patient’s…

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