Agra (India): The construction frenzy that has gripped the mandarins in the Agra Development Authority (ADA), ahead of the Commonwealth Games, is causing a lot of anxiety and fear among environmentalists and land scape designers who have expressed concern at the lack of long-term vision and commitment to conserve the essential heritage character of the Mughal Metropolis with three world heritage sites.
Aligarh (India): A Special meeting of the Academic Council of the Aligarh Muslim University reviewed the current status report of the action taken by the University with regard to the establishment of the Special Centers under Section 12(2) of the AMU Act 1981.
Agra (India): About two months ago when a builder moved with his workforce to demolish a five-storeyed haveli built by the Bharatpur rajas in Khandari area more than 150 years ago, not only the neighbors but concerned citizens of the city raised a protest to stall the project. The district authorities and the state archeology department now want the structure conserved as a heritage piece. The All India Jat Maha Sabha has formed a Save Bharatpur House Committee.