HC directs ASI to finish temple repair work by June 2

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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… Read more »

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

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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… Read more »

ASI submits status report on Jagamohan repair work

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Submitting a status report on the repair undertaken in the prayer hall (Jagamohan) of Jagannath Temple at Puri, the Archaeological Survey of India today told the Orissa High Court that 80 per cent of the work was over and that the remaining work would be completed soon. A division bench comprising Justices B K Nayak… Read more »

HC allows ASI to demolish illegal construction at site

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Giving a slew of directions, the Delhi High Court on Monday permitted the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to demolish “illegal constructions” at a site near Jama Masjid to ascertain whether remains of a Mughal-era structure existed. The court also directed the police to take legal action against “miscreants” who had damaged public property despite its restraint… Read more »