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Marble mausoleum in Agra, India

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Taj Mahal: Marble mausoleum in Agra, India
The Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum on the southern bank of the river Yamuna in the Indian city of Agra. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan to house the tomb of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal; it also houses the tomb of Shah Jahan himself. The tomb is the centrepiece of a 17-hectare (42-acre) complex, which includes a mosque and a guest house, and is set in formal gardens bounded on three sides by a crenellated wall.


Watch: Taj Mahal briefly shut, tourists evacuated after hoax bomb call [Video]

Watch: Taj Mahal briefly shut, tourists evacuated after hoax bomb call

The Taj Mahal complex was vacated on March 3 morning after a hoax bomb call. Several tourists visiting the monument in Agra were asked to move out. Extensive checking was undertaken at the monument’s..

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Bomb scare: Taj Mahal reopens for tourists [Video]

Bomb scare: Taj Mahal reopens for tourists

Assuring the people to not to panic over the threat call received claiming that there is a bomb placed in Taj Mahal,, IG Range Agra A Satish Ganesh said that there's 99% chances of it being a hoax..

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Taj Mahal bomb threat call was a hoax | Caller identified | Oneindia News [Video]

Taj Mahal bomb threat call was a hoax | Caller identified | Oneindia News

Two policemen in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur were suspended and a case filed against them for their alleged inaction in a gangrape case related to a minor girl; Around 1000 tourists were evacuated from..

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Bomb scare at Taj Mahal, security on high alert [Video]

Bomb scare at Taj Mahal, security on high alert

A bomb scare at the Taj Mahal created unrest among tourists and authorities. Soon after the threat call, tourists were evacuated and both entry, exit gates were closed. Informing about the threat call,..

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Flower exhibition near Taj Mahal grabs several eyeballs [Video]

Flower exhibition near Taj Mahal grabs several eyeballs

Flower exhibition organised near the Taj Mahal in Agra on February 21. Flower lovers thronged to the exhibition centre to take a glimpse of varieties of flowers. The Flower exhibition attracted a big..

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Chaos regin supreme at Taj Mahal on Thursday (March 4) after report of a bomb in the historical buidling.
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Unlock 4.0: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort to reopen from September 21

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Barring Taj Mahal and Red Fort, all monuments in Agra allowed to open from Septemeber 1

All historical monuments in Agra except the iconic Taj Mahal and Red Fort will open from Septemeber 1, the district administration said on Thursday. The monuments were closed down in March as the..
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'Make in India': Bombardier bags contract to supply 201 coaches, signalling for Agra-Kanpur metro lines

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Taj Mahal, other monuments to stay closed as Agra sees surge in COVID-19 cases

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Thunderstorm in Agra damages Taj Mahal's marble railing, Sikandar memorial

A thunderstorm roared through Agra on Friday evening and caused minor damages to the Taj Mahal.
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In the city of the Taj Mahal, coronavirus resurgence carries warning signs

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India shuts Taj Mahal; Pakistan cases rise after quarantine errors

India closed the Taj Mahal, its principal tourist site, and the financial hub of Mumbai ordered offices providing non-essential services to keep half their staff at home in increased measures to curb..
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Coronavirus closes India's Taj Mahal, Mumbai to keep half its office workers home

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India's Taj Mahal closed; Mumbai orders offices to keep half of workers at home

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Free entry for women at monuments today

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Donald Trump emplanes for US after concluding India visit

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Donald Trump, Melania get clicked with CISF personnel in Agra

During the visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra on Monday, United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump got their photograph clicked posing with the Central Industrial Security Force..
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Meet Nitin Kumar Singh, tour guide who accompanied the Trumps in their Taj Mahal visit

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Holding hands, Donald and Melania Trump tour Taj Mahal; joined by Ivanka, Jared Kushner

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'Taj Mahal inspires awe... Thank you India!': Trump pens touching note, hails 'timeless testament' to diverse culture

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President Donald Trump visits Taj Mahal, says America loves India

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President Trump arrives in Agra to a boisterous welcome

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Donald Trump to get 'key of Agra' to unlock city before visiting Taj Mahal

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Trump Agra visit: Ticket counters at Taj Mahal to close at 11:30 am on Monday

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Donald Trump's Taj visit: Royal graves get mud pack, chandelier refurbished

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Air purifier deployed at Taj Mahal to tackle pollution

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Congress, NCP have accepted their defeat ahead of polls: Fadnavis

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UP: Baby feeding room opened in Agra's Red Fort

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