Articles about Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

Can't revive temple at Qutub Minar, a protected monument: ASI

24 May 2022

India
Can't revive temple at Qutub Minar, a protected monument: ASI

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Tuesday submitted its response to Delhi's Saket court, opposing a plea to revive a temple at the site of the Qutub Minar.

Qutub Minar Excavations: Culture Ministry denies giving orders to ASI

22 May 2022

India
Qutub Minar Excavations: Culture Ministry denies giving orders to ASI

The officials at the Union Ministry of Culture have rubbished reports stating it had ordered the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct excavations at Qutub Minar in Delhi.

Maharashtra: What prompted ASI to shut Aurangzeb's tomb in Aurangabad?

19 May 2022

India
Maharashtra: What prompted ASI to shut Aurangzeb's tomb in Aurangabad?

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Thursday closed the tomb of the Mughal emperor, Aurangzeb, in Maharashtra's Aurangabad distinct for five days following a political tempest.

Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque: Survey complete; Shivling found inside well

16 May 2022

India
Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque: Survey complete; Shivling found inside well

The Varanasi Gyanvapi Mosque complex's court-ordered videography survey was completed on Monday, a day before the next court hearing.

Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque: Videography survey concludes peacefully on day 1

14 May 2022

India
Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque: Videography survey concludes peacefully on day 1

As per court orders, the videography survey of Varanasi's Gyanvapi Mosque complex resumed on Saturday amid tight security arrangements.

Varanasi: Ancient swastikas discovered near Gyanvapi mosque during survey

08 May 2022

India
Varanasi: Ancient swastikas discovered near Gyanvapi mosque during survey

During a court-ordered survey and videography exercise in Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi Masjid complex, timeworn traces of two swastikas (sacred Hindu symbol) were reportedly discovered near the mosque.

'Shankhalipi' inscription discovered on stairs of Gupta-period temple in Etah

09 Sep 2021

India
'Shankhalipi' inscription discovered on stairs of Gupta-period temple in Etah

The Archaeological Survey of India has found Shankhalipi inscription on the stairs of a Gupta-period temple in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district that has been dated to the time of Emperor Kumaragupta, officials said on Thursday.

Delhi: Dispute over plot leads to clash between two communities

18 Aug 2021

Delhi
Delhi: Dispute over plot leads to clash between two communities

Members of two communities clashed over the alleged unauthorized installation of a statue of BR Ambedkar on a plot in Tughlaqabad village in southeast Delhi and hoisting of the national flag on Independence Day, police said on Tuesday.

All monuments to reopen for public from July 6

02 Jul 2020

India
All monuments to reopen for public from July 6

In a major development, all monuments, including the famous Taj Mahal in Agra and New Delhi's Red Fort, will be reopened to the public starting Monday, July 6, the central government announced on Thursday.

Decoding Ayodhya verdict: Here's all that happened inside Supreme Court

09 Nov 2019

India
Decoding Ayodhya verdict: Here's all that happened inside Supreme Court

On Saturday, the Supreme Court ended the long-drawn legal battle of Ayodhya by handing over the disputed land to a Board of Trustees for the construction of Ram Mandir.

#AyodhyaDispute: "Evidence shows Hindu structure existed before Babri"

20 Aug 2019

India
#AyodhyaDispute: "Evidence shows Hindu structure existed before Babri"

A temple existed at the disputed site in Ayodhya way before Babri Masjid was built at the spot, the lawyer for Ram Lalla Virajman told Supreme Court on Tuesday.

'Dabangg 3' shoot: Salman gets notice for damaging antique statue

10 Apr 2019

Entertainment
'Dabangg 3' shoot: Salman gets notice for damaging antique statue

Salman Khan, who started shooting for Dabangg 3 last week, recently landed in a legal trouble after the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) issued a notice to his team for a set construction inside the Jal Mahal in Mandu, MP, considered illegal.

Visiting Taj's main mausoleum? Shell out Rs. 200 more

10 Dec 2018

India
Visiting Taj's main mausoleum? Shell out Rs. 200 more

Those wanting to see the main mausoleum of the Taj Mahal will need to buy an additional ticket of Rs. 200 from today.

ASI monuments to remain open till 9PM? Government plans so

25 Nov 2018

Delhi
ASI monuments to remain open till 9PM? Government plans so

Almost 4,000 historical sites under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) may have to junk their "closed-after-the-sunset" dictum and remain open for visitors till 9 pm, if a blueprint being prepared by the Ministry of Culture sees the light of day.

Scotland Yard returns stolen 12th-century statue to India on I-Day

15 Aug 2018

World
Scotland Yard returns stolen 12th-century statue to India on I-Day

A 12th century Buddha statue stolen from a museum at Nalanda in Bihar nearly 60 years ago was returned to India today by the UK's Metropolitan Police as part of India's Independence Day ceremony in London.

150 silver coins of the British era found in Jharkhand

04 Aug 2018

India
150 silver coins of the British era found in Jharkhand

Altogether 150 silver coins of the British era have been recovered while digging the earth of the courtyard of a house at Oreya village in Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand.

Hours after Modi's remarks, ASI lifts photography ban in monuments

13 Jul 2018

India
Hours after Modi's remarks, ASI lifts photography ban in monuments

In a major relief to photographers and historians, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has lifted a ban on photography inside centrally protected monuments.

SC expresses concern over change in color of Taj Mahal

01 May 2018

India
SC expresses concern over change in color of Taj Mahal

The Supreme Court today expressed concern over the change of color of the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra and said the monument had become yellowish earlier and was now turning brownish and greenish.

Puri: Jagannath Temple's Ratna Bhandar needs renovation, says official

05 Apr 2018

India
Puri: Jagannath Temple's Ratna Bhandar needs renovation, says official

The Ratna Bhandar (storehouse for ornaments) of Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri is in need of repair, a senior administration official of the shrine said today.

The Nirbhaya impact: What has changed after December 2012?

05 May 2017

India
The Nirbhaya impact: What has changed after December 2012?

In December 2012, the brutal rape of a 23-year-old physiotherapy intern who was tortured and left to die on the roadside, shook India and the world.

What's Delhi upto on Saturday?

03 Dec 2016

Delhi
What's Delhi upto on Saturday?

New bars and restaurants are running dry in Delhi as liquor licences haven't been given since August.