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
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?
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
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
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
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?
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.
Tourists to Qutub Minar can get discount by buying tickets online or scanning QR code; foreigners to pay Rs 550, Indians Rs 35
Officials said that this discount will be extended to all monuments soon
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
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.
Dabangg 3: Salman Khan, production team issued ASI notice for damaging antique figurine during shoot
The Archaeological Survey of India has served notice to a production firm of Salman Khan-starrer Dabangg3 ordering them to remove two film set pieces constructed inside Jal Mahal in Mandu, Madhya Pradesh
SC says vision document on Taj Mahal should take into account pollution in Taj Trapezium Zone; next hearing on 25 Sept
The Supreme Court has told the Uttar Pradesh government that the vision document for the protection and preservation of the Taj Mahal must take into account environmental concerns.
CIC slams PMO for 'not applying mind' on RTI application about recovery of ancient Indian artifacts from abroad
"PMO should not have transferred the RTI application at all. Instead, the PMO should have chosen to answer to avoid assumptions that there were no efforts at all," said the information commissioner
UK returns 'stolen' Buddha idol from Bihar's Nalanda 57 years later to mark India's 72nd Independence Day
UK's government on Wednesday returned a Buddha statue stolen from a museum in Bihar's Nalanda to mark India's 72nd Independence Day
Narendra Modi urges people to participate in preserving India's archaeological legacy, boost tourism
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pitched for people's participation in preserving India's archaeological legacy and questioned the rules which prohibit them from clicking photographs at certain monuments.
The Uttar Pradesh government had earlier told the bench that it would place before the court a draft of vision document on protecting the Taj Mahal.
Centre appoints 'monument mitras' for five heritage sites in Delhi, including Dalmia Bharat Group for Red Fort
'Monument mitras' have been appointed for five heritage sites in Delhi, including the Red Fort, under the government's ambitious 'Adopt a Heritage' scheme.
Red Fort 'adopted' by Dalmia group: Corporate role in restoring heritage monuments needs greater scrutiny
The idea of outsourcing the maintenance of heritage monuments to private companies is not new, but it has to be executed with greater sophistication.
Taj Mahal's colour changing to brown and green, Centre must take experts' help to restore monument, says Supreme Court
The Supreme Court expressed concern over the change of colour of the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra and said the monument had become yellowish earlier and was now turning brownish and greenish.
Dalmia Bharat 'adopts' Red Fort: Opposition questions govt move to give private entity mandate to maintain monument
Congress questioned how a private entity was given the mandate to maintain the iconic Red Fort, days after a corporate house signed an agreement with the tourism ministry under its 'Adopt a Heritage' project