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Google brings 76 Indian heritage sites online

Last Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014, 21:20

Internet giant, Google is releasing panoramic images of 76 heritage/historical sites and 30 new exhibitions of arts and historical institutions from across India on the the Google Cultural Institute. This iniative has been made in collaboration with the support of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and are collected using Street View technology.

Archaeologists to assess Kedarnath temple

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 14:13

A team of archaeologists and officials left for the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand to assess the condition of the shrine that was badly damaged in flash floods a year ago.

Centuries-old mysterious iron chests finally opened, reveal junk

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 08:50

The high-drama surrounding the centuries-old mysterious iron chests came to an end on Monday after authorities opened them to reveal the contents after a long wait of six years.

Centuries-old mysterious iron chests to be opened in Kolkata today

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 09:50

The mystery surrounding the iron chests lying in Gariahat Police Station will end on Monday after it will be opened as per court order after a long wait of six years.

`Begging bowl at Afghan museum is not associated with Buddha`

Last Updated: Sunday, June 08, 2014, 12:00

A begging bowl on display in an Afghanistan museum is not associated with Lord Buddha, Indian officials have concluded belying the initial perception that it belonged to the founder of Buddhism.

Garbage treatment plant near monuments in Goa raises stink

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 11:12

A proposed garbage treatment plant near world-famous monuments in Goa, which are protected by the Archaeological Survey of India and visited by a large number of tourists, has drawn opposition from the locals.

Google releases imagery of Indian heritage sites

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 19:19

Enthusiasts can now explore 360 degree online imagery of 30 Indian heritage sites, including the Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar and Red Fort, which were released by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Google.

ASI, Google unveil 360-degree online view of 30 monuments

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 20:34

The iconic Taj Mahal is among 30 Indian monuments which can now be "visited" online with a 360-degree panoramic view, thanks to a novel initiative.

Identity proof compulsory to enter Taj Mahal mosque on Fridays

Last Updated: Friday, December 27, 2013, 18:35

People entering Taj Mahal complex for prayers will now have to carry identity documents, according to a directive issued by Archaeological Survey of India.

Restoring Kedarnath temple: Phase one ends

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 17:44

The Archaeological Survey of India said it has completed the first phase of restoration work on the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand that was damaged in floods and landslides in June.

Treasure hunt still on in Unnao

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 15:10

Success of the "dream gold" hunt still remains a "dream" even as excavation for possible 1,000 tonnes of gold at Raja Rao Ram Bux Singh fort in Daundiya Khera village continued on the 27th day.

ASI suggests change in river course to protect Kedarnath

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 12:03

The Archaeological Survey of India has suggested a change in the course of River Mandakini to protect the Kedarnath Temple as the river bed has become higher than the village area.