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Pollution turns India's Taj Mahal yellow and green

Pollution turns India's Taj Mahal yellow and green

One of the seven Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal flanks a garbage-strewn river and is often enveloped by dust and smog from belching smokestacks and vehicles in the northern city of Agra.

India's plan to 'privatise' historic monuments draws flak

India's plan to 'privatise' historic monuments draws flak

Opposition politicians accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government of "leasing out" monuments under the "Adopt a Heritage" plan that will see 95 historic sites taken over by private entities.

Storm damages two turrets at India's Taj Mahal

Storm damages two turrets at India's Taj Mahal

Bhuvan Vikrama, the regional head of the Archaeological Survey of India, said the damage was minor and will be repaired soon. Nobody was injured in the incident on Wednesday evening.

Trudeau opens India tour with 'special' visit to Taj Mahal

Trudeau opens India tour with 'special' visit to Taj Mahal

Justin Trudeau arrived in New Delhi on Saturday evening on a week-long visit aimed at strengthening economic and political relations between the two countries.

India's top court demands answers on Taj Mahal protection efforts

India's top court demands answers on Taj Mahal protection efforts

India's top court demanded a detailed plan for the future of the Taj Mahal on Thursday, warning the state government's ‘ad hoc’ approach jeopardised the centuries-old monument to love.

No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on

No end to eyesores at Taj Mahal as repair work drags on

Tourist Muskan Mahuwakar pictured the Taj Mahal as a dazzling vision of symmetry and beauty but upon reaching the monument, she -- like thousands of other visitors -- was disappointed ...

India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal

India limits visitors to save Taj Mahal

India is to restrict the number of daily visitors to the Taj Mahal in an attempt to preserve the iconic 17th-century monument to love, its biggest tourist attraction.

India to probe attack on Swiss couple in Agra city

India to probe attack on Swiss couple in Agra city

Indian authorities have faced criticism for weak law enforcement over a spate of recent attacks on foreign tourists, particularly women.

India beefs up security at Taj Mahal after IS threat

India beefs up security at Taj Mahal after IS threat

India has boosted security at the Taj Mahal after a pro-Islamic State group reportedly warned of attacks in the country and threatened the 17th century monument to love, police said Friday.

Yellowing Taj Mahal to go under scaffold for 'mud pack'

Yellowing Taj Mahal to go under scaffold for 'mud pack'

Scaffolding will cover the Taj Mahal's main dome next year while a "mud pack" is applied to its yellowing marble, authorities said on Thursday as they battle the effects of smog on the country's top tourist attraction.

Al Sawari to build twin-hotel complex near Taj Mahal

Al Sawari to build twin-hotel complex near Taj Mahal

Al Sawari Holding, part of Sheikh Faisal’s business empire, is foraying into India's hospitality sector by acquiring seven acres of land near the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra from the Leela group and will construct a twin-hotel complex at an estimated cost of Rs5bn.

India flags off its fastest-ever train in modernisation push

India flags off its fastest-ever train in modernisation push

India flagged off its fastest-ever train on Tuesday as part of a major modernisation of the crumbling railway system - but its top speed is only half of those in China and other countries.