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Congress nyay yatra gets SP boost in Agra

Workers of both the parties raised slogans in their support as the two leaders, accompanied by Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, waved at the crowd

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav during Congress’s Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Agra. (Sourced)
Published on Feb 25, 2024 10:36 PM IST

23 killed as tractor trolley overturns, falls into pond

All those in the tractor trolley were heading for a dip in the Ganga in Kasganj on Magh Poornima. According to police, there were more than 30 people in the trolley that overturned at about 10 am on Saturday but if villagers are to be believed, there were more than 50 in the ill-fated vehicle.

Rescue operation underway at the pond in Kasganj on Saturday. (HT)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 05:00 AM IST

Mission 2024: 7 years later, ‘U.P. Boys’ to hit Agra roads again

As SP chief Akhilesh Yadav joins Congress MP Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra in Agra on Sunday, both parties hope to consolidate votes that were earlier divided due to confusion

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav in a roadshow in Agra in 2017. (HT FILE)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 08:20 AM IST

Agra’s Radhasoami sect celebrates Basant Panchami with verve

This time, the celebrations began on February 11 with Baby Show Final organized in farm areas in the morning. On February 12, a gymnastic competition was organized, followed by Sports Day on Tuesday. Basant Panchami on Wednesday was marked by lighting.

Basant Panchami celebrated in Dayalbagh area in Agra. (HT)
Published on Feb 14, 2024 10:53 PM IST

On Basant Panchami, Agra remembers ‘people’s poet’ Nazeer Akbarabadi

Born in 1735 in Delhi, Nazeer came to Agra and lived in Noori Darwaza locality known for petha making. He was known as ‘Wali Mohammad’ initially but due to attachment with the city , he became popular as Nazeer Akbarabadi as the city of Agra was then known as ‘Akbarabad’. Till he breathed his last, Nazeer lived and loved the city despite not being well off. Religion failed to restrain his pen and what he wrote on Hindu or Muslim festivals and occasions including Holi, Diwali, Shab-e- Barat, as well as the mela (fair) of Agra is popular till date.

‘Mazar’ of Nazeer Akbarabadi in Tajganj. (HT FILE)
Published on Feb 13, 2024 10:07 PM IST
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