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Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)


Adi Sankaracharya's birthplace likely to be declared as national monument

January 10, 2022 2:20 am

The National Monuments Authority chairman Tarun Vijay said that they shall prepare a detailed report on the significance of Adi Sankaracharya's birthplace, which dates back to the early eighth century, and submit it to the ASI for due consideration.

Underground structure near Golden Temple has ex-clergy kin, SGPC divided

July 31, 2021 8:32 am

Although reluctant initially to stop construction work at the site, the SGPC later relented and sought the opinion of experts about the structure that had been discovered.

Karnataka: 3D mapping of 844 state-protected monuments to begin soon

December 08, 2019 4:37 pm

Claimed to be a first-of-its-kind initiative in India, the department will make the information available on its official website.

Exhibits at a new gallery in Delhi’s Purana Qila tell stories of their solitary journeys

September 05, 2019 8:44 am

The exhibit also sensitises visitors about the illegal trade of precious heritage artefacts and the process of receiving them.

Shiv Sena threatens to perform puja in Taj Mahal, administration steps up security

July 20, 2019 7:00 pm

On July 17, Shiv Sena's Agra President Veenu Lavania announced that he and his aides would perform "aarti" at the Taj Mahal and dared the police and district administration to stop him.

Govt mulls keeping ASI monuments open post-sunset

November 25, 2018 2:05 pm

"We need to engage them (tourists) more. We can have more light and sound shows, exhibitions and even plays late evening to draw more tourists, it will increase the footfall considerably," an official said.

Chandigarh: Archaeological Survey of India to declare Masol village a protective site

November 15, 2018 12:43 am

Superintendent (Archaeological) V S Rawat told Chandigarh Newsline that after the land was transferred, a meeting was held by the ASI where it was decided that following its acquisition, the land would be declared ‘protective’.

ASI signs MoU with and BookMyShow

May 29, 2018 6:08 pm

It said, the move, aimed at supporting the Centre's 'Digital India' initiative, will facilitate digitisation of ASI's service offerings, thereby providing fast track access and a world-class e-ticket booking experience to visitors.

Boat rides at Purana Qila won’t return once moat is revived

May 16, 2018 3:17 am

Officials said the the lake will be recharged during the monsoon with rainwater. “If the monsoon this year is not good, we will talk to the Delhi Jal Board to supply water to the moat,” said an ASI engineer.

Heritage at stake

May 03, 2018 12:15 am

ASI’s record in protecting monuments is nothing to write home about. Corporates can, and should, contribute to conservation.


Taj Mahal, other ASI-protected monuments reopen as India relaxes Covid curbs

June 16, 2021 5:52 pm

However, the Agra administration has capped the number of visitors at the Taj Mahal to 650 people at a time.