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Red Fort, Red Fort controversy

Whose fort is it anyway?

No matter who decides to adopt it, the Red Fort needs to be restored — to the people. Subsequent acts over the past decades in the name of conservation have reduced the historic value of the fort.

The government has, at the same time, been sensible in leaving the door sufficiently open for negotiations.

Heritage at stake

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

Red Fort debate: Chetan Bhagat responds to Alpesh Thakor after he calls him ‘Modi ke bhagat’

Narendra Modi led BJP government’s decision to sign an MoU with Balmis group to maintain Red Fort has not gone down well with the Opposition parties like Congress, which alleged that PM Modi was preparing to ‘mortgage’ India’s heritage to private corporate entities.

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Will Red Fort Become Dalmia Red Fort?

Heritage conservation is too serious an issue to be handed over to generalist bureaucrats and those out to sell everything to the highest bidder.

Amid some politics, Red Fort is ‘adopted’ by a company

Amid some politics, Red Fort is ‘adopted’ by a company

The initiative was launched by President Ram Nath Kovind on September 27 last year. So far, 93 monuments have been identified by the Ministry of Tourism for this initiative.

The Dalmia Bharat Group would maintain the Red Fort and build basic infrastructure around it within a budget of Rs 25 crore for the next five years.

Dalmia group adopts Red Fort: PM Modi preparing to ‘mortgage’ India’s heritage to corporates, alleges Congress

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala asked, “Is it not true that the private company will now issue tickets to see the Red Fort? Is it not true that if anyone wants to do any commercial activity there, or any function, the private party has to be paid…?”

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15 years after army vacated it, Red Fort’s Asad Burj set to open to public

“The Asad Burj is a tower inside Red Fort, occupied by the Army from the Independence till 2003. We are conserving the tower and doing some landscaping. It should be ready by August-September for the public,” said N K Pathak, Superintending Archaeologist, ASI (Delhi circle)

The Dalmia Bharat Group would maintain the Red Fort and build basic infrastructure around it within a budget of Rs 25 crore for the next five years.

BJP MP Maheish Girri announces ‘Vedic yagya’ outside Red Fort in March

A number of Delhi-based businessmen have come forward to fund the Hindu ritual, aimed at “worship of the Vedas and the nation in the same breath”.

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PM Modi’s Independence Day speech: ‘No place for violence in the name of astha, India is about shanti, ekta and sadbhavana’

PM Modi Independence Day speech: The Prime Minister emphasised on his ideas and visions about the New India, about which he first talked about at his party headquarters following the BJP’s stunning election victory in state polls conducted in February-March.

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How to watch PM Modi’s Independence Day 2017 speech

Doordarshan will run the live telecast of the programmes from 6:30 am. Modi’s speech will be telecast both on television and on the internet. People can listen to the speech on the Doordarshan You Tube channel by clicking on http://www.youtube/DoordarshanNational.

Red Fort to host cultural festival featuring different Indian states

The ‘Bharat Parv’ festival — showcasing cuisine and culture of different states of India — will be held from January 26 to January 29.

PM Narendra Modi has gone from bully pulpit to counsel for defence

An Independence Day Speech is not a Report Card on Government; it is as, the Prime Minister put it, “a dawn of new dreams, and new resolve.” Nevertheless even dreams and resolve need to be credible.

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At Red Fort, excitement, debates and a mixed response to PM Modi’s speech

PM Narendra Modi began his speech by talking about diversity and the need for continued unity in the country.

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I-Day: OROP is a long-pending issue, discussions are underway, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra will address the nation from Red Fort today on the occasion of India’s 69th Independence Day.

The NITI gritty

New body must encourage policy based on evidence, not intuition and ideology.