A large number of tourists will be deprived of the thrill of seeing the Taj Mahal glisten under the full moon of Sharad Purnima Friday. Due to a weekly off, the 17th century white marble mausoleum will be closed to visitors.
Years ago, the Yamuna waters would lap gently against the base of the Taj Mahal. But an artificial park developed between the river and the Taj can endanger the 17th century monument as its foundation requires moisture.
Lone surviving Pakistani gunman
Ajmal Kasab is guilty of killing people at The Taj, Hotel
Oberoi-Trident and Nariman House although he did not directly
participate in the terror attacks at these places.
The Supreme Court today sought
response from the Centre on the need for laying down security
guidelines to protect and thwart terror attacks on hotels like Oberoi Trident and Taj in Mumbai which bore the brunt of 26/11
The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower
Hotel has thrown open the doors of its famous Japanese eatery
Wasabi and the Harbour Bar, more than a year after the popular
joints were destroyed in the 26/11 terror strike.
The Allahabad High Court on Friday
issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati
and her cabinet colleague Naseemuddin Siddiqui on PILs seeking
resumption of proceedings against the two in the Taj corridor