A 20-year-old woman who had come to visit the Taj Mahal with her parents and younger brother went missing while standing in a queue at the monument, police said Monday, adding she has still not been traced.
President of the United States, Barack Obama, arrives in India on Sunday morning for a three-day state visit. His aircraft, Air Force One, will land at the Air Force Station at Palam here at about 10:00 am.
Hundreds of workers who have been sprucing up this Uttar Pradesh city, cleaning the Taj Mahal, removing encroachments and so on were disappointed Saturday as the news of the cancellation of US President Barack Obama`s visit to the Taj city spread.
Barack Obama accompanied by his wife Michelle Obama will touch down in the Indian capital on the morning of Jan 25 on a three-day state visit that, besides the symbolism of being the first time a US president would be chief guest at the Republic Day parade, is expected to see "substantive outcomes" from talks in the fields of defence, energy, climate change and trade.
Late US president Dwight Eisenhower's visit to Agra over five decades ago presents a stark contrast to the changed global security situation now as President Obama prepares to visit Taj Mahal next week.
Reflecting the economic focus of President Barack Obama's trip to India as guest of honour at its Republic Day, top commerce officials, members of Congress and top American business leaders will accompany him. First Lady Michelle Obama will be with the president on the trip but their daughters Malia and Sasha are staying back because of their school schedule.
India is preparing to welcome US President Barack Obama to witness the Republic Day Parade here as the chief guest this year. He will be the first US President to do so when he arrives later this week.
About 100 American security personnel along with their 4000 Indian counterparts will ensure a protective cover to President Barack Obama and his family when they visit the world famous Taj Mahal here on January 27.
Known for his out-of-the-box thinking on foreign policy issues, it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who came up with the idea of inviting US President Barack Obama as the Chief Guest for the Republic Day Parade on January 26.
President Barack Obama's schedule is likely to undergo a change and he may now depart from Agra instead of Delhi as authorities have examined the feasibility of his Air Force One aircraft landing in the city of Taj Mahal.
The Taj Mahal will be shut for the general public and the Yamuna Expressway may remain briefly closed for normal traffic, which may be used as a back up route for US President Barack Obama, who will be visiting the 'monument of love' on January 27, officials said on Monday.