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Nitin Gadkari looks at biofuels to clean up air, save Taj Mahal

Five days after the Supreme Court told the Centre that the Taj Mahal should either be restored or demolished, three Union ministers and the UP chief minister met on Monday to discuss plans to address pollution sources.

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Supreme Court anguish over Taj Mahal neglect: Shut it down, or demolish it

The apex court directed the Centre to file an affidavit in two weeks detailing what has been done for the protection of the monument and plans of further action. The bench said it would hear the matter on a day-to-day basis from July 31.

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Supreme Court says Taj Mahal preservation a ‘hopeless cause’, raps Yogi govt for inaction

The Supreme Court had earlier this year blamed the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) for its failure to take appropriate steps to protect the monument.

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SC dismisses plea against order barring non-Agra residents at Taj mosque

A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan observed that there were other mosques in Agra, and non-residents could offer prayers there.

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Supreme Court upholds order barring non-residents of Agra from namaz in Taj Mahal

The court also said since the Taj Mahal is one of the seven wonders of the world, it should be kept in mind. The court observed that people can offer namaz in other mosques, however, Taj Mahal should be avoided. 

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Try boho designs pieces inspired by different forms of art

Experts suggest varied designs that can be tried by all jewellery lovers. Animal motifs, flower motifs, bird motifs and monuments work well on bangles, cocktail rings and nosepins. Inspiration from nature also works well with bracelets and pendants.

Give Taj an Indian identity… rename it Ram or Krishna Mahal: BJP MLA Surendra Singh

“I would write to (chief minister) Yogi Adityanath to take up the issue. I appreciate and thank him for taking the initiative to rename Mughalsarai railway station (after Deendayal Upadhyay),’’ BJP MLA Surendra Singh said.

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A Piece of Taj, Bittersweet

Agra’s petha industry nurtures a love-hate relationship with the Taj Mahal.

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Study shows Taj Mahal still among top 10 landmarks in world and Asia

Besides the Taj Mahal two other Indian monuments have made it to top 10, in the Asia rankings. Amber Fort in Jaipur, the finest example of Indo-Islamic architecture, has been ranked ninth while Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar, Punjab, famously known as ‘Golden Temple’ has been ranked 10th.

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Taj Mahal, Mumbai Sea Link among top 10 TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2018

India’s landmarks as diverse as its heritage and are among some of the most iconic structures in the world. The list presents fantastic gems ranging from poignant memorials to sheer architectural marvels that are great options for travellers.

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Why the Taj is losing its colour?

The Yamuna has become a breeding ground for insects that swarm the monument at night. Rising pollution and the entry of newer pollutants have aggravated the problems

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Greening the Taj

The monument to love is beset by algae and bugs, which threaten to oust the ASI from their prime real estate

Govt calling experts to save Taj Mahal

Saving Taj Mahal: SC says throw out ASI, govt says calling experts

Expressing concern that the marble structure was turning green, the Supreme Court on May 1 asked the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government to think of hiring experts from outside if local experts could not do the job.

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SC expresses concern over Taj Mahal’s colour change

The court pointed out that some experts may be roped in to assess the damage and decide on the restoration.

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Supreme Court expresses concern over change in colour of Taj Mahal

“We don’t know whether you have or perhaps don’t have the expertise. Even if you have the expertise, you are not utilising it. Or perhaps you don’t care,” a bench comprising Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta said.