Ministry of Culture: News

04 Jul 2023

Shah Faesal

No going back on Article 370: IAS officer Shah Faesal

Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Shah Faesal on Tuesday said that Article 370—the constitutional provision that gave special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir—is a "thing of the past, and there is no going back."

01 Apr 2023


Chennai Police books Kalakshetra teacher for allegedly sexually harassing alumna

The Tamil Nadu Police has booked a teacher of the reputed dance college at Chennai's Kalakshetra Foundation for allegedly sexually harassing an alumna.

Process underway to declare Ram Setu national heritage monument: Centre

The process to declare Ram Setu a national heritage monument is underway in the Ministry of Culture, the Centre informed the Supreme Court on Thursday.

50 ASI-protected monuments 'untraceable' across India including in Delhi, Haryana

In a shocking revelation, the Ministry of Culture informed the Parliament that up to 50 of India's 3,693 protected monuments are "untraceable."

17 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

Modi turns 72: E-auction of gifts given to PM begins

The Ministry of Culture has launched a 16-day e-auction of renowned and memorable gifts presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mark his 72nd birthday on Saturday.

13 Aug 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Shah Faesal returns, appointed deputy secretary in Ministry of Culture

Shah Faesal, a Kashmiri Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer who resigned from the bureaucracy in 2019 to launch his political party only to leave politics later, has been appointed deputy secretary in the Culture Ministry.

24 May 2022


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.

22 May 2022


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.

06 Dec 2020

South Korea

BTS members can join military late, South Korea passes law

BTS, the Korean pop sensation, has been given a satisfying respite.

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.

25 Nov 2018


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.

Spinning charkha may have positive effect on mental health: Study

Spinning charkha for 1-hour daily may improve concentration, multitasking abilities, patience and mind-body coordination of children and youth, a study claims.

27 Oct 2018


India to get world-class costume museum in Goa next March

A 450-year-old house in Goa will be converted into a world-class fashion museum by March 2019 with recognition of the International Committee of Museology, a global body to promote research and theoretical thinking within the museum world.

27 Aug 2018


On Gandhi Jayanti, Railways' coaches to bear Swachch Bharat logo

To commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, all the coaches of the Indian Railways will display the logo of the government's pet project 'Swachch Bharat Abhiyan' and the national flag.

21 May 2018

Indian Railways

Railways plans veg-only menu to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Gandhi Jayanti, the Indian Railways has put forth a proposal to serve only vegetarian food on railway premises and trains on 2nd October for 2018, 2019, and 2020.