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  • This rare ninth century Lord Shiva statue to be returned to India Jul 30, 2020 09:43 AM IST

    This rare ninth century Lord Shiva statue to be returned to India

    The stone Nataraj/Natesha murti, in “chatura pose with jatamakuta and trinetra” and almost four-feet-tall, is a rare depiction of Lord Shiva in the Prathihara style.

  • ASI monuments to be reopened from July 6; visitors to be capped, masks mandatory Jul 02, 2020 10:00 PM IST

    ASI monuments to be reopened from July 6; visitors to be capped, masks mandatory

    As many as 3,691 Centrally-protected monuments and archaeological sites maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) were shut from March 17 in view of the coronavirus crisis.

  • 500-year-old temple submerged in Odisha river resurfaces after 11 years Jun 12, 2020 09:48 PM IST

    500-year-old temple submerged in Odisha river resurfaces after 11 years

    The native of Nayagarh district – where the temple resurfaced – claim there are more than 22 such submerged temples

  • Facing shortage of tokens for entry to Taj Mahal, ASI orders 15,000 more Dec 18, 2019 09:15 PM IST

    Facing shortage of tokens for entry to Taj Mahal, ASI orders 15,000 more

    'The ASI has ordered for 15,000 magnetic coins to meet the shortage,' Swarnkar said, adding that now there will be 35,000 coins available with the ASI to facilitate tourist entry into the monument.

  • ASI starts work on cleaning insect faeces deposited on Taj Mahal Dec 12, 2019 04:40 PM IST

    ASI starts work on cleaning insect faeces deposited on Taj Mahal

    The official said the chlorophyll consumed by insects as larvae was discarded as faeces when they were adults.

  • Now, seek online approval for construction around protected monuments in six states Aug 27, 2019 08:49 PM IST

    Now, seek online approval for construction around protected monuments in six states

    The Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Patel launched the integrated NOC online application processing system on August 27 for the National Monuments Authority (NMA) in six states, a statement said.

  • Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Qutub Minar among top 10 revenue-generating monuments: Govt Feb 05, 2019 07:50 PM IST

    Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Qutub Minar among top 10 revenue-generating monuments: Govt

    Responding to a query in the Rajya Sabha, Sharma said along with these monuments the others in the top 10 include Sun Temple Konark, group of monuments in Mamallapuram, Ellora caves, group of monuments in Khajuraho, and the Ajanta caves in Aurangabad.

  • Taj Mahal among seven wonders, don't want it to be decimated: Supreme Court Jul 09, 2018 05:15 PM IST

    Taj Mahal among seven wonders, don't want it to be decimated: Supreme Court

    The petition had alleged that the non-residents were being deprived of offering their customary prayer at the mosque which was violative of their fundamental rights.

  • Tourist entry at Taj Mahal to be capped at 40,000 daily, for maximum 3 hours' Jan 03, 2018 08:43 AM IST

    Tourist entry at Taj Mahal to be capped at 40,000 daily, for maximum 3 hours'

    Culture Secretary Ravindra Singh held a high-level meeting today with ASI officials and representatives of Agra district administration and officers of the Central Industrial Security Force, where the decision was taken.

  • NBCC secures projects worth Rs 615 cr in Aug Sep 05, 2016 02:48 PM IST

    NBCC secures projects worth Rs 615 cr in Aug

    State-owned construction firm NBCC today said it bagged projects worth Rs 614.83 crore last month.

  • Visitors entry into Taj Mahal may be limited, ASI awaits report Aug 28, 2016 12:22 PM IST

    Visitors entry into Taj Mahal may be limited, ASI awaits report

    Entry of visitors into Taj Mahal may be capped with the government considering a comprehensive conservation and crowd management plan at the 17th century Mughal monument, which is a world heritage site.

  • Taj Mahal chandelier crashes, ASI orders probe Aug 22, 2015 01:12 PM IST

    Taj Mahal chandelier crashes, ASI orders probe

    The six-feet high and four-feet wide chandelier, gifted by Lord Curzon and installed at the Royal Gate of Taj Mahal in 1905, fell on Wednesday, sources said.

  • Sage dreams of gold to save economy, govt starts diggging Oct 17, 2013 09:03 AM IST

    Sage dreams of gold to save economy, govt starts diggging

    Yogi Swami Shobhan Sarkar says the gold he dreamt of belonged to a nineteenth-century ruler, Rao Ram Bux Singh. He says he wants it in government hands to help India recover from an economic crisis.

  • Antiquities: The blast from the past Jan 11, 2011 03:35 PM IST

    Antiquities: The blast from the past

    Antiquities are rare, cumbersome to buy and sell and come with storage costs. But for the hard-working investor, they can be a gold mine.

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