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  1. News - Asia - INDIA

    Rickshaw driver Bunty Sharma kills American wife, sets himself on fire

    Posted Feb 23rd 2014, 05:48am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Agra, India Love born at the Taj Mahalends in murder and suicide An Indian rickshaw driver stabbed his American wife to death before setting himself ablaze, ... in the tourist city of Agra after the couple had a fight late on Thursday, senior police officer Shalabh Mathur said. Sharma later committed suicide by setting himself on fire, he said. The couple first ...

  2. Destination weddings

    Posted Jun 06th 2004, 12:00am by Jason Gagliardi

    ... Jason Gagliardi Jagmandir Palace, Lake Pichola, Rajasthan For the ultimate romantic fantasy wedding, how could you top the palace that inspired Mughal Emperor Shahjahan to build the Taj Mahal, an enduring monument to his great love for his wife? (Well, sh ...

  3. Monument to eternal love casts a veil over her true age

    Posted Sep 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... india Agence France-Presse in Agra Historians quibble over the correct date of the Taj Mahal's 350th birthday India has launched celebrations to mark the 350th anniversary of the Taj ... 'Someone, somewhere goofed up somewhat on the Taj Mahal's birthday dates,' said historian Ramesh Chand Sharma who taught Mughal history for 40 years at Agra's renowned St John's ...

  4. Lowly Taj labourers leave mark in marble

    Posted Jul 07th 2004, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Some of the 20,000 nameless labourers who built the Taj Mahal 350 years ago- although only cogs in a gigantic wheel- must have had an inkling of its later glory as the greatest monument to love ever built. Archaeologists have di ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Stomach bug strikes down Maryland food safety conference

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 08:47pm by Reuters

    ... for Disease Control and Prevention, and food companies such as McDonald's, Tyson Foods and ConAgra Foods. "We are working on evaluating possible exposures and doing testing at the Maryland ...

  6. Lifestyle - Books - HISTORY

    Book review: The Visitor, by Liam Matthew Brockey

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 12:46pm by Mark O'Neill

    ... in the Portuguese empire. The Province of Goa included Jesuit communities at the Mughal courts of Agra and Lahore, in Ethiopia and the lower Zambezi valley. In the spring of 1626, Palmeiro moved to Macau ...

  7. In the Taj's long shadow

    Posted Jul 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Mahal- a true architectural wonder. It took me seven hours to drive from New Delhi to Agra city, where the magnificent mausoleum is located. And driving in India, let me tell you, ...

  8. Magazines - Post Magazine - TRAVEL

    Calling the shots

    Posted May 05th 2013, 12:00am by Tim Pile

    ... with no time for niceties and the tempting scent of curry mingles with other, less pleasing odours. "Incredible India," as it says in the ad. It's a three-hour ride to Agra ... a contortionist. They're reluctant to go into details and I'm reluctant to go and investigate. Photographing the Taj Mahal, Agra's main claim to fame, has much in common with Indian train ...

  9. The slow road to superpower status

    Posted Jun 04th 2007, 12:00am by Tom Plate

    ... Tom Plate If you want to understand as much as possible about India in a single day, maybe the best thing to do is take the slow bus to Agra. Actually, there are no fast buses, because the road to Agra resembles a war zone in which countless people seem to be fleeing for their life. Most people go to Agra to get to the Taj Mahal. It's about a four-hour trip from New Delhi: ...

  10. Visit the Taj Mahal with Air India

    Posted Jan 26th 2004, 12:00am by Tim Metcalfe

    ... of New Delhi and another two nights' stay in Agra, home of the Taj Mahal, courtesy of the Taj Group of Hotels. See tomorrow's Travel section for details. ...




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