The Agra administration has banned polythene in a bid to clean up the Yamuna river.
The Taj city saw brisk polling Thursday, with many turning up at polling centres even before they opened at 7 am.
Agra city would start getting clean water by the end of 2014, a minister said in the state Assembly.
Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain says he supports reality shows on TV as they promote musical understanding and make classical music popular.
At 1.4 degrees Celsius, Taj city was the coldest in Uttar Pradesh Sunday night, six degrees below normal. The maximum temperature hovered around 18 degrees Celsius.
Once a hub of Gandhian activities and Sarvodaya workers, the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, is now visited mostly by petty criminals and vagabonds.
Normal life was affected due to heavy rains in Agra Sunday, even as tourists continued to pour into the city.
Nineteen years after many people died in a water tragedy that struck the Taj city, residents of Agra continue to battle water pollution in the Yamuna river and suffer health hazards caused by the municipal water supply.
A night of thunder, lightning and rain left behind a trail of destruction in the Taj city on Sunday, with power disrupted, trees uprooted and rooftops and hoardings blown off.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is observing a heritage week.
Over 200 live cartridges were recovered from near the Agra Fort in this city of the Taj in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Wednesday.
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