from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of north-central India on the Yamuna River southeast of New Delhi. It was a Mughal capital in the 16th and 17th centuries and is the site of the Taj Mahal, an ornate mausoleum built by the emperor Shah Jahan after the death of his favorite wife in 1631.

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  • proper noun A large city in India, in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

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  • noun a city in northern India; former capital of the Mogul empire; site of the Taj Mahal


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  • Archaeological survey objects to shooting range of paramilitary force near Taj Mahal AGRA - Authorities of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in Agra, have sternly objected to the functioning of a shooting range and training camp of the paramilitary Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) in the restricted vicinity of Taj Mahal.

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  • July 16th, 2009 AGRA/FIROZABAD - Around 30 child labourers were rescued by police and officials of state Child Labour Department from Agra and Firozabad cities in Uttar Pradesh.

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  • AGRA: Two great Mughal monarchs, Akbar and Shah Jahan, transformed the little village of Agra into a befitting second capital of the Mughal Empire - giving it the name Dar-ul-Khilafat {seat of the Emperor}.

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  • I did the same, getting up early one morning in Agra and walking to the Taj.

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  • Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra An oasis overlooking an oasis, the spa at the Oberoi in Agra has beautiful views of the Taj Mahal.

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  • Located in Agra, India, the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan for his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal in 1632.

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  • Stephen Jaffe/AFP/Getty Images Former U.S. President Bill Clinton with his daughter Chelsea on a marble bench at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, March 22, 2000.

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  • Did you visit another structure that is getting ready in Agra for decades now, the Radhaswami temple – The intricacies of the sculpting there is incredible – I’ve never seen such details on marble sculpting as yet.

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  • ABB, which has been a pioneer in building long-distance power links and already has won major contracts in China and Brazil over the past few years, said the link will provide electricity from hydro-power stations in northeastern India to some 90 million people in the region around the city of Agra, which is located south of New Delhi.

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  • For example, the modern estate shown here, known as Agra, is on the market for $8 million.

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