Archaeological Survey of India

Konark Sun temple in Odisha's Puri reopens for visitors after 5 months

Though other ASI protected monuments in the state like Raja Rani temple, Udaygiri, Khandagiri, Lalitgiri Buddhist monuments were opened earlier, the Konark temple received visitors only on September 1, said an ASI official. 

Sep 01, 2020, 21:08 PM IST

Ministry of Culture announces seven new circles of Archaeological Survey of India

Patel said that the Ministry of Culture has taken this step in accordance with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to facilitate and strengthen the process of preservation and registration of archaeological monuments.

Aug 26, 2020, 23:12 PM IST

Govt forms 7-member committee to unravel facts on Mughal prince Dara Shikoh

The government has set up a committee to conduct a study on the cultural heritage associated with Dara Shikoh and Abdul Rahim Khane-e-Khana. 

Feb 18, 2020, 22:24 PM IST

Visiting hours of 10 historical monuments across India extended

Historical monuments in India are a major tourist attraction and extending the visiting hours could result in an increase in footfall.

Jul 29, 2019, 18:32 PM IST

ASI unearths decorated 'legged' coffins with skeletons during excavation in Uttar Pradesh

The excavation took place in Sinauli area of the district.

May 02, 2019, 21:30 PM IST

Dalmia group 'adopts' Red Fort at Rs 5 crore per year; Congress questions government

Dalmia group has joined 'monument mitras' from other various private sector companies to look after the operations and the maintenance of Red Fort for the next five years.

Apr 28, 2018, 16:55 PM IST

Taj Mahal entry restricted to three hours from Sunday

The decision was taken to reduce "human load" on the fragile, 17th century monument of love which has started showing signs of fatigue and ageing.


Mar 29, 2018, 12:10 PM IST

Clarify whether Taj Mahal is mausoleum or temple: CIC to govt

The question, forwarded as an alternative narrative of history by some claiming to be historians and the subject of various court cases, reached the CIC through an RTI plea.

Aug 10, 2017, 17:42 PM IST

Swachh Bharat app launched

A Swachh Bharat app was on Tuesday launched at the National Museum. 

May 23, 2017, 23:37 PM IST

Yogi Adityanath visits Yamuna near Taj Mahal, pulls up officials over sewage

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Sunday visited the Yamuna, between the two world heritage monuments - the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort - and pulled up officials for letting raw sewage drain into the river.

May 08, 2017, 10:47 AM IST

Construction activities barred in Tughlakabad Fort area: Delhi High Court

Delhi High Court today prohibited all land transactions and building activities in the area, expressing concern over the "rampant and unabated" illegal constructions in Tughlaqabad Fort despite the Supreme Court disallowing it.

Feb 15, 2017, 18:47 PM IST

Need to bring out correct narrative about Indology: Prakash Javadekar

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said Indology was being taught in 62 universities across the world, but not as much in India.

Dec 15, 2016, 21:15 PM IST

National Museum gets new chief and he has an Ayodhya connection

The Central government on Monday appointed Dr Buddha Rashmi Mani as the Director General of the National Museum.

Jul 26, 2016, 10:13 AM IST

Australia to return stolen Buddha statue to India

 An 1,800-year-old Buddha statue which was displayed in the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) is being prepared for its return to India, after it was found to have been purchased from an illegal antiquity trafficker, authorities said on Friday.

Jul 22, 2016, 09:49 AM IST

PM Modi to meet Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik to discuss drought situation

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday hold a high-level meeting with Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to discuss drought situation in the state.

May 21, 2016, 09:04 AM IST

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik takes up Jagannath temple repair work with PM Modi

With a statewide hue and cry over the safety of Sri Jagannath temple's Jagamohan, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday took up the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought his immediate intervention to ensure quick repair work.

May 18, 2016, 01:03 AM IST

Jagannath Temple in Odisha's Puri can collapse anytime

Shree Jagannath Mahaprabhu lord of the Universe is the supreme solace and saviour of countless devotees around the world.

May 17, 2016, 12:01 PM IST

Government hikes entry fee to historical monuments

The government has increased the entry fee at 116 centrally-protected monuments under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The revised rates come into effect from Friday.

Apr 01, 2016, 17:49 PM IST

Taj Mahal minaret’s vertex suffers damage during repair work?

The repairing work at one of the glorious wonders of the world, Taj Mahal, has reportedly caused damage to the vertex of its south western minaret.

Mar 30, 2016, 00:52 AM IST

Submerged temples rise after more than three decades in Maharashtra

Several temples have resurfaced for the first time after over three decades along the stretches of the Godavari passing through Chandori village.

Mar 27, 2016, 10:19 AM IST