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Jul 24, 2018
Uttar Pradesh govt files first draft of vision document on protection of Taj Mahal in SC, says area should be declared 'no-plastic zone'The angry apex court on 11 July lashed out the Uttar Pradesh government for its apathy towards the Taj Mahal.
Jul 19, 2018
Reserve Bank of India to issue new lavender-coloured Rs 100 notes, old denominations continue to be legal tenderThe new Rs 100 notes will have a motif of 'Rani Ki Vav' on the reverse. The notes will also have Swachh Bharat logo with the slogan
Jun 30, 2018
Mumbai's Victorian Gothic and Art Deco buildings get UNESCO's world heritage tagMumbai's Art Deco buildings were added on Saturday to UNESCO's World Heritage List alongside the city's better-known Victorian Gothic architecture.
Apr 09, 2018
How the India Lost and Found project is helping raise awareness about India's lesser-known monumentsThe India Lost and Found project aims to create awareness and help conserve 'lawaaris' monuments, about which very little information is available | #FirstCulture
Feb 13, 2018
Taj Mahal entry fee hiked by govt; Rs 200 charge introduced to access main mausoleumThe tourists visiting the Taj Mahal will have to shell out extra from 1 April as the government has decided to introduce Rs 200 charge for seeing the main mausoleum and also raise the entry fee to Rs 50 from Rs 40
Jan 02, 2018
ASI to restrict number of tourists visiting Taj Mahal to 40,000 daily, put a three-hour cap on each ticketThe Archaeological Survey of India is likely to restrict the number of tourists visiting the Taj Mahal to 40,000 daily, and put a three-hour cap on each ticket holder to tour the 17th-century Mughal monument in a bid to preserve the heritage site, a source in the culture ministry told PTI.
Nov 20, 2017
IUCN report raises red flag over threat to biodiversity in Western Ghats, says it can affect monsoonBiodiversity in the Western Ghats is facing a threat from forest loss, encroachment and conversion, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said in its report
Nov 05, 2017
Five dead, thousands flee in Malaysia as storms trigger floods in Penang stateFive people have been killed and over 3,000 evacuated after a storm triggered serious flooding on Sunday in Malaysia's Penang, with the state's historic capital under murky brown water.
Oct 27, 2017
Supreme Court stays order to demolish multi-level car parking lot near Taj MahalSupreme Court on Friday stayed its order directing demolition of a multi-level car parking being constructed near the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra.
Jul 15, 2017
Japan's men-only world heritage island Okinoshima will have no visitors next yearThe tiny landmass of Okinoshima in Japan, where women are banned and male visitors must bathe naked in the sea before visiting its shrine, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site last week