Supreme Court asks UP govt; How can you save Taj Mahal without consulting ASI

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday pulled the Uttar Pradesh government for framing the draft report of the vision document to conserve the Taj Mahal without consulting the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The top court said it was “surprising” that ASI, responsible for the protection of the 17th-century white marble mausoleum, was not […]

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Retired govt employee builds temple for dead wife in Telangana

Telangana: The Taj Mahal, India’s iconic ivory-white marble mausoleum in Agra, was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz. In Bihar, ‘mountain man’ Dashrath Manjhi carved a path through a hillock using a hammer and chisel in order to shorten the distance between his village and a hospital. Manjhi’s […]

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SC tugs up ASI for failing to take steps to protect Taj Mahal

Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday came down heavily on the Archeological Survey of India for its failure to take appropriate steps to protect and preserve the iconic Taj Mahal. The SC also expressed concern over the historic monument being infected by insects and asked the authorities, including ASI, what steps they have taken to […]

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12-feet pillar at Taj collapsed in heavy rain last night

Agra: The 12-feet metal pillar at the entry gate of the Taj Mahal referred to as ‘Darwaza-e-Rauza’ collapsed as wind speed during the thunderstorm crossed 100 km per hour on Wednesday night. The minaret and dome on it broke into several pieces during the thunderstorm. The Archeological Society of India which maintains the iconic heritage […]

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