‘630 idols seized by police examined so far’

Chennai: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) informed the Madras High Court Thursday that 630 idols seized by the idol wing of the state police have so far been inspected by it. Assistant Solicitor General G Karthikeyan submitted a copy of the communication from ASI Regional Director (South) M Nambirajan before Justice R Mahadevan stating that […]

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HC directs ASI to finish temple repair work by June 2

The Orissa High Court today directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to complete by June 2 the repair work of the prayer hall of the Jagannath Temple at Puri. Last September, the ASI had told the high court that the repair work it was undertaking in the temple was likely to be over by […]

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No other city has a long history as Delhi, says Delhi HC

No other city has a long history as Delhi, the High Court said here today, as it pulled up the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) over its failure to maintain and preserve the historic Tughlakabad Fort and protect it from illegal encroachment. “No other city including Bombay (Mumbai) and Kolkata has so long a history […]

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UP seeks SC nod for beautification of Taj Mahal

A notice to the Centre and Archaeological Survey of India has issued by the Supreme Court of India seeking their responses to Uttar Pradesh government’s plea for its permission for beautification of areas near the Taj Mahal. A bench headed by Chief Justice Altamas Kabir also sought a response from central pollution control board on the state […]

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Mosque row: Excavation not yet started, ASI tells HC

The Archaeological Survey of India said to the Delhi High Court that it has not yet started excavation on a site near Red Fort to ascertain whether remains of a Mughal-era mosque existed there in view of lack of clarity on an apex court order on status quo. “The excavation of the site, as directed […]

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Supreme Court orders status quo at excavated site near historic Jama Masjid

Pulling up a legislator for taking the law into his hands, the Supreme Court ordered status quo over a structure built near the excavated remains of a purported Mughal-era mosque near the historic Jama Masjid. An apex court bench of Chief Justice Altamas Kabir, Justice S.S. Nijjar and Justice J. Chelameswar asked all the parties […]

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Civic agency slams police in court over illegal structure

The north Delhi civic agency Thursday told the Delhi High Court that police had failed to help it in removing illegal construction from the site of a purported mosque excavated near the historic Jama Masjid here. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation agency sought the direction of the court to the central government to provide paramilitary […]

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Monuments to be illuminated for girl child day

To observe the first ever International Day for the Girl Child, four monuments in Delhi and Hyderabad will be illuminated pink Oct 11, Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor said Tuesday. Qutub Minar, Humayun`s Tomb and Purana Quila in Delhi and Charminar in Hyderabad will be illuminated pink Thursday (Oct 11), said Anil Kapoor, goodwill ambassador for […]

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IIT-Kanpur to probe presence of Mughal structure in Delhi park

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Friday told the Delhi High Court that the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur would carry out a survey to ascertain if there any Mughal-era mosque structure existed near Subhash Park in central Delhi. The ASI submitted its status report in a sealed cover to a special bench of Acting […]

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Court seeks action ASI report over mosque

The Delhi High Court Friday asked the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to file a report over the removal of illegal construction at the site of a purported mosque excavated near the historic Jama Masjid here. Acting Chief Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice Rajiv Shakdher also asked ASI to file a list […]

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