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Mausoleum of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer was once a temple, claims Hindu outfit
India

Mausoleum of Sufi saint Moinuddin Chisti in Ajmer was once a temple, claims Hindu outfit

Hindu outfit Maharana Pratap Sena claimed that Hindu symbols were present on the walls, windows of the dargah and demanded a survey of the premises by the Archaeological Survey of India

Why ASI has shut Aurangzeb’s tomb in Maharashtra's Aurangabad
India

Why ASI has shut Aurangzeb’s tomb in Maharashtra's Aurangabad

On Tuesday, MNS leader Gajanan Kale poured fresh fire on the controversy by questioning the need for the monument's existence and saying it should be destroyed. It all started with AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi’s visit to the tomb last week

Cow carving 'discovered' at Qutub Minar: All the times the monument was in light for its alleged Hindu origin
India

Cow carving 'discovered' at Qutub Minar: All the times the monument was in light for its alleged Hindu origin

While there is no confirmation whether the sculpture has been 'discovered for the first time', it has brought the 12th-century monument into the limelight yet again

Explained: The row over two Ganesha idols inside the Qutub Minar complex
India

Explained: The row over two Ganesha idols inside the Qutub Minar complex

The National Museums Authority had demanded that the 'Ulta Ganesh' and 'Ganesha in cage' statues be relocated, as their place at the Qutub Minar premises was 'disrespectful'. The Saket Court in Delhi has now ordered that the idols should not be moved until it delivers its verdict

Stolen artefacts to be returned to India from Scotland museums
India

Stolen artefacts to be returned to India from Scotland museums

Glasgow City Council had received a formal request from the Indian High Commission in London earlier this year for the return of six architectural antiquities from Kanpur, Gwalior and Bihar

ASI to remove plaques that state Maharana Pratap's forces retreated from Haldi Ghati battle
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ASI to remove plaques that state Maharana Pratap's forces retreated from Haldi Ghati battle

The Haldi Ghati battle was fought between Maharana Pratap and Muhjal Emperor Akbar in 1576. While NCERT books mention the date as June 18, 1576, the date on the plaques is 21 June, 1576

Taj Mahal to reopen two months after being shut down amid surge in COVID-19 cases
India

Taj Mahal to reopen two months after being shut down amid surge in COVID-19 cases

COVID-19 precautions mean visitors will not be allowed to touch the shining marble mausoleum, an Archaeological Survey of India official said

Red Fort violence: Hours after getting bail, Deep Sidhu arrested in connection with FIR lodged by ASI
India

Red Fort violence: Hours after getting bail, Deep Sidhu arrested in connection with FIR lodged by ASI

The Archaeological Survey of India had filed an FIR against the actor for allegedly damaging public property during the farmers' tractor parade violence on Republic Day at Red Fort

Sunni Waqf Board to move Allahabad HC against verdict ordering ASI survey of Varanasi's Gyanwapi mosque
India

Sunni Waqf Board to move Allahabad HC against verdict ordering ASI survey of Varanasi's Gyanwapi mosque

Sunni Central Waqf Board chairperson Zufar Ahmad Farooqui said that the order was "questionable" because no evidence has been produced before the court that suggests that there was a prior existing temple at the site of the mosque

Varanasi court orders ASI survey of premises claimed by Kashi Vishwanath temple and Gyanwapi mosque
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Varanasi court orders ASI survey of premises claimed by Kashi Vishwanath temple and Gyanwapi mosque

In the plea filed in 2019, the petitioner claimed that the Gyanwapi Mosque in Varanasi is a part of Vishveshwar Temple

On international women’s day, free entry for women at all centrally protected monuments under Archaeological Survey of India
India

On international women’s day, free entry for women at all centrally protected monuments under Archaeological Survey of India

The Archaeological Survey of India has decided not to charge fees from women visitors to the centrally protected ticketed monuments across the country on the occasion of International Women's Day.

Locating Dara Shukoh’s grave would serve little purpose if we cannot celebrate his theological works, syncretic ethos
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Locating Dara Shukoh’s grave would serve little purpose if we cannot celebrate his theological works, syncretic ethos

If we are to indeed celebrate Dara Shukoh, aren’t his literary and theological works and his deeply syncretic ethos, more important to remember and follow, than a knowledge of the precise location of his mortal remains?

Science branch of ASI to scientifically conserve paintings, sculptures of Kanheri, Elephanta caves
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Science branch of ASI to scientifically conserve paintings, sculptures of Kanheri, Elephanta caves

The scientific conservation work will include cleaning and chemical treatment on sculptures and paintings.

Ayodhya hearing: Lawyer Rajeev Dhavan marred his performance in Supreme Court with his needless Arnab Goswami act
India

Ayodhya hearing: Lawyer Rajeev Dhavan marred his performance in Supreme Court with his needless Arnab Goswami act

Ayodhya hearing: Dhavan dramatically tore up a document submitted by one of the Hindu parties in the presence of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and other four judges of the Bench. As part of a submission of evidence, the document was a property of the court and destroying it bordered on, if not contempt of the court, contempt for the court.

Ayodhya hearing concludes: SC reserves judgment after 40 days; closed door meeting likely today on mediation panel report
India

Ayodhya hearing concludes: SC reserves judgment after 40 days; closed door meeting likely today on mediation panel report

Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved the judgment in the Ayodhya land dispute case, concluding the 40-day-long marathon hearing. A written note is to be submitted in the next three days. Supreme Court has finished hearing all arguments in the Ayodhya case one hour before the set deadline. According to latest reports, the Supreme Court bench hearing the case will sit in chambers tomorrow and a closed door proceeding is likely on the cards to discuss the mediation panel report. News18 reports the bench will take a call on the way forward in the case.

Ayodhya hearing in Supreme Court: 'Only we were asked questions, not Hindu parties'; Muslim side tells Supreme Court
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Ayodhya hearing in Supreme Court: 'Only we were asked questions, not Hindu parties'; Muslim side tells Supreme Court

Muslim parties in the Ayodhya case also alleged before the Supreme Court that questions have been asked only to them and not to the Hindu side.

The Antiquities and Art Treasures Act ails India's tangible heritage; is the 2017 draft bill constructive?
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The Antiquities and Art Treasures Act ails India's tangible heritage; is the 2017 draft bill constructive?

In India, the Antiquities and Art Treasures Act, 1972, was formulated at a time when there was a need for it — the reserves of certain museums in Britain continued to swell, while the country struggled to protect its own fabled jewels and antiquities. Therefore, the act was based on protectionism. However, it is no longer serving its purpose.

Ayodhya hearing: Hindu temple was destroyed to construct mosque, Ram Lalla's counsel tells Supreme Court
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Ayodhya hearing: Hindu temple was destroyed to construct mosque, Ram Lalla's counsel tells Supreme Court

Appearing for the deity, senior advocate CS Vaidyanathan referred to a report by the Archaeological Survey of India to buttress claims that the disputed area in Ayodhya had a Hindu temple.

In Narendra Modi's constituency of Varanasi, demolition of 250-year-old buildings for religious corridor creates resentment
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In Narendra Modi's constituency of Varanasi, demolition of 250-year-old buildings for religious corridor creates resentment

Many Varanasi residents are concerned about the way around 300 buildings in the heart of the city were demolished to construct the Sri Kashi Vishwanath Corridor.