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Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma reviews facilities at Taj

Tourism and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials in Agra were caught unawares when Union Minister of Tourism Dr Mahesh Sharma paid a surprise visit to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday to review facilities for tourists and the ticketing arrangements.

ASI, NGO collaborate to save Agra blackbucks

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) with support from Uttar Pradesh forest department and an NGO Wild Life SOS Saturday launched a research project to study and translocate wild jackals from Akbar's Tomb area in Agra to save blackbucks.

No uniform procedure to regulate museums: Centre concedes in SC

The Centre on Monday conceded in the Supreme Court that there were no standard uniform procedures devised to regulate aspects of functioning of museums across India and it has started reforms, including the digitization process, for having computerised database for it.

ASI has found evidence of water channel at Red Fort: Govt

Archaeological Survey of India has found evidence of a water channel at Red Fort while carrying out excavation work, Lok Sabha was informed on Monday.

Bangladesh president's delayed arrival leads to Taj Mahal chaos

Hundreds of tourists who had purchased entry tickets to visit the Taj Mahal were left in the lurch, when they had to return without being able to view the monument due to the delayed arrival of the Bangladesh President M Abdul Hamid.

ASI spends Rs 16,964 lakh for monument conservation

 The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) spent Rs.16,964 lakh during 2013-14 for conservation of monuments, Parliament was informed Wednesday.

Heritage Week? What's that, asks Agra
Heritage Week? What's that, asks Agra

The annual "Heritage Week" observed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has just ended in the Taj city but most people gave it a miss, while activists mourned the conditions of monuments under threat by rampant neglect and encroachment by squatters.

Azam Khan wants Taj Mahal to be declared a Waqf Board property

Azam Khan, UP's Urban Development and Minority Affairs Minister, has said that the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world, should be declared a property of the state's Waqf Board.

Azam Khan wants Taj Mahal to be declared a Waqf Board property- Part II

Azam Khan, UP's Urban Development and Minority Affairs Minister, has said that the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world, should be declared a property of the state's Waqf Board.

Illegal construction in mosque: Delhi HC asks ASI to inspect, act

The Delhi High Court on Monday the asked Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the DDA to ascertain the veracity of allegations regarding illegal constructions inside a historic mosque here and pass a "speaking" order on the plea.

Brahmi scripts found on Neolithic axes in Kerala

A senior archaeologist has found engravings and and Brahmi scripts on some artifacts collected from the surroundings of Kottaman Thodu near Kaladi in Ernakulam district belonging to the Neolithic period.

Google releases imagery of Indian heritage sites

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 opens new circle office in Jodhpur

Union Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari Katoch Monday inaugurated the office of the Archaeological Survey of India`s new Jodhpur circle.

Another ancient university`s remains found in Bihar

Remains of an ancient university have been discovered in Bihar, which is home to Nalanda and Vikramshila universities, officials Tuesday said.

Treasure hunt: ASI hits dead end, stops excavation

A month after the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) began excavations in Daudiya Kheda area here following a seer`s claim that 1,000 tonnes of gold was buried at the site, officials on Monday stopped the dig after hitting a dead end.

Unnao treasure hunt: 25 days on no gold found, ASI says pack up

Almost a month after ASI started digging to find gold inside a fort in Unnao, the whole exercise came to an end on Monday, as per reports.

Gold hunt: After flop show in Unnao, ASI may expand excavation area

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is now planning to expand the excavation area after it failed to find any traces of 1000-tonnes of gold as seen by a seer in his dreams.

Unnao gold hunt: Will file case against Charan Das Mahant, says Sharad Yadav

While the entire nation remains hooked to Unnao where the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is currently digging an old fort in search of 1,000 tonnes of gold apparently dreamt by a local seer, Janata Dal (U) chief Sharad Yadav on Tuesday said that he will file a case against Union Minister Charan Das Mahant for spreading “superstition”.

After Unnao, seer Shoban Sarkar`s dream triggers gold rush in Fatehpur

Days after seer Shobhan Sarkar`s dream reportedly prompted the ASI to excavate the remains of an old fort in Daundia KIhera village in search of gold, the saint`s second vision of another 2,500 tonnes of gold buried in the Fatehpur district has made the locals throng the area in large numbers.

Gold hunt: Narendra Modi says he respects seer

Days after criticising the gold hunt in Unnao, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that he respects the seer, Shobhan Sarkar.