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

Part of Charminar collapses during repair work

A small part of Hyderabad’s historical Charminar’s minaret fell down on Wednesday night. This historical structure, which is more than 400 years old, and is made of limestone was being renovated by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) over the last few months.

May 02, 2019, 09:32 AM IST

Portion of Charminar collapses during repair work

The portion came crashing down when repair work was underway on the 16th-century monument.

May 02, 2019, 08:22 AM IST

Imam's body slams ASI over 'ban' on offering namaz at Taj Mahal mosque, alleges 'double standard'

Justifying its decision to ban namaz at the mosque, which is in the premises of Taj Mahal, the ASI had said that it was merely following a Supreme Court order.

Nov 06, 2018, 23:23 PM IST

Taj Mahal, Somnath Temple, Khajuraho among 17 sites to be developed as 'Iconic Tourist Sites'

Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism KJ Alphons said that 17 sites in 12 clusters in the country will be developed under Iconic Tourist Sites Development Project

Jul 24, 2018, 15:32 PM IST

First-ever evidence of Bronze Age chariots found in UP

For the first time ever, the ASI has unearthed the remains of a chariot and other antique items that belong to 'Bronze Age' (2000-1800 BC) in Uttar Pradesh's Sinauli village.

Jun 07, 2018, 07:03 AM IST

SC pulls up Archeological Survey of India for failing to preserve iconic Taj Mahal

"This situation would not have arisen if the ASI would have done its job," said the bench

May 09, 2018, 13:19 PM IST

Odisha: After 34 years, panel to inspect Lord Jagannath Temple's 'Ratna Bhandar' today

The panel members will only inspect Lord Jagannath temple's 'Ratna Bhandar' to examine its structural stability and its safety.

Apr 04, 2018, 06:35 AM IST

Daily limit of 40,000 tourists to be implemented at Taj Mahal

The cap on the number is only for Indian tourists and is likely to include children whose entry will remain free.

Jan 03, 2018, 15:50 PM IST

Tea stall where PM Modi sold tea to be developed as tourist spot

Officials of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had visited the town on Sunday.

Jul 03, 2017, 20:47 PM IST

Ten arrested for lynching woman, ASI suspended

Meanwhile, the woman who was lynched yesterday by a mob, has been identified as Basanti Mohanta (48) of village Anla of Mayurbhanj district, he said.

Jun 04, 2017, 21:15 PM IST

Foreign models visiting Taj Mahal asked to remove saffron scarves, Hindu outfits protest

Taj Mahal – the world famous iconic monument of love – is at the centre of a fresh controversy, and this time, a fight has erupted between the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and right-wing outfits.

Apr 21, 2017, 13:03 PM IST

Centre declines to share info on bringing back Kohinoor

The Centre has declined to share details of India's efforts to get back the famous Kohinoor diamond from the UK, saying the matter was subjudice.

May 01, 2016, 12:04 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

Security tightened in Dhar's Bhojshala In MP for Basant Panchami

Tension has been raised up in Dhar ahead of 'Basant Panchami' as Hindus are allowed "dawn-to-dusk" access to perform puja at Bhojshala, despite the order issued by the Archaeological Survey of Indi

Feb 12, 2016, 12:54 PM IST

'Hindu temple remnants were found at Babri Masjid site, Left historians distorted facts'

In a revelation that has put the role of historians in shaping the fact-based history under scanner, former Regional Director(North) of Archaeological Survey of India KK Muhammad has alleged that an excavation done by a team headed by Professor BB Lal, then director general of the ASI during 1976-77, found the remnants of a Hindu temple at the Babri Masjid site.

Jan 27, 2016, 17:28 PM IST

NHRC notice to Rajasthan Govt over rape by police officer

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has served a notice on Rajasthan Government over reports of rape by a police officer at an outpost in Jhunjhunu.

Jul 29, 2015, 21:00 PM IST

ASI held for rape: AAP demands resignation of Delhi Police chief

The AAP Saturday launched an attack on Delhi Police over the rape of a 23-year-old by an Assistant Sub-Inspector, prompting a demand for the resignation of Commissioner BS Bassi.

Jul 11, 2015, 17:24 PM IST