Sunday, Nov 27, 2022

Archaeological Survey of India


Maharashtra: Bibi Ka Maqbara to sport new look by year end, says ASI

November 13, 2022 9:50 am

Bibi Ka Maqbara is one of the few monuments that remains open till 10 pm every day.

Maintaining monuments under our purview at Mehrauli park, says ASI

August 24, 2022 2:47 am

These include the Mandi Mosque, Balban and Jamali Kamali Tomb, the area between these two tombs, Rajon ki Baoli, and the meeting point of Jahanpanah Qila and Qila Rai Pithora.

Govt to tweak Ancient Monuments Act to make it flexible: Minister

June 17, 2022 8:41 pm

The AMASR Act, 1958, was amended in 2010, according to which 100-metre radius of an ASI-protected monument is “prohibited area”, and hence, no construction is allowed there, while the next 300-metre is “regulated area”, where permissions are required before executing any structural changes.

J&K LG Manoj Sinha joins pooja at ruins of ASI-protected temple

May 09, 2022 10:10 am

This is the second religious ceremony in three days at the site, which the ASI has tagged as a “site of national importance”. The ASI does not permit prayers at a protected site unless it was a functioning place of worship at the time the the body took charge of it.

ASI rejects state’s plan to restore ancient temples

May 07, 2022 9:06 am

The state government had recently allocated Rs 101 crore for conservation of the eight temples.

Using heritage to improve people's lives: The Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Nizamuddin

April 23, 2022 10:49 am

In the last decade and a half, the AKTC has conserved about 60 monuments in the vicinity, the most recent being the 16th-century turquoise domed tomb located on Mathura Road called Sabz Burj, which was opened for public view in November 2021.

No threat to Puri temple; NMA, ASI approval received: Odisha govt

March 12, 2022 9:29 am

In a statement, government media adviser Manas Mangraj said: "The Supreme Court supported the work of the Odisha Government and also directed the ASI to cooperate and permit these developmental activities."

At Pune Lit Fest, historian Upinder Singh delves into life of India's first professional archaeologist Alexander Cunningam

December 23, 2021 4:13 pm

Cunningham acquired a formal role as an archaeologist becoming the archaeological surveyor for British India between 1861 and 1865, and later becoming the first Director-General of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in 1871.

Gujarat: Slab of pre-Mughal era Lehripura gate collapses

September 20, 2021 10:23 pm

Lehripura is among the four gates, including Champaner, Gendigate and Panigate, that served as entry points to the erstwhile old city of Vadodara with Mandvi gate being at the centre of the city.

Rajasthan: ASI removes plaques saying Rajput forces had to retreat in Maharana Pratap-Akbar battle

July 16, 2021 7:31 am

Bipin Chandra Negi, ASI Jodhpur circle superintendent, said fresh plaques would be put up in Rajsamand district's Rakta Talai, with information based on ‘proven historical facts'.