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Scientific cleaning, conservation plan designed by ASI to protect Taj Mahal: Centre

All four minarets, eight facades, four pedestal marble walls, interior portion of the periphery up to human height and four 'chhatries' at the rooftop of the main mausoleum, have already been cleaned and treated, Minister of State for Environment said.

The bigot’s eyepiece

Yes, Sangeet Som is just one BJP MLA. But the party can’t distance itself from his shameful remarks on the Taj Mahal


Love conquers all

Despite the rash of threats, imprecations and last selfies, the Taj Mahal still stands. It’s even looking cleaner than usual

Greening the Taj

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

Entry to Taj Mahal’s main mausoleum to cost an extra Rs 200

The government has brought out a gazette notification, saying all categories of visitors will be charged the additional amount if they wish to enter the main mausoleum, which houses artistic replicas of the original graves of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal (in the basement).

Nothing secret about vision document on Taj Mahal, should be made public: Supreme Court

The top court had earlier asked the authorities to take a larger perspective on issues of pollution and green cover while preparing a vision document, saying there would not get a "second chance" to preserve the Taj Mahal.


Row at Taj over puja, efforts to control crowds blocked

A few months ago, a group of VHP men vandalised the new steel gates installed at the West Gate to control crowds, saying they blocked the entrance to an old Siddheshwar Mahadev temple.

Govt mulls keeping ASI monuments open post-sunset

"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.

Activists of Hindu outfit threaten to perform 'puja' inside Taj Mahal

Rashtriya Bajrang Dal activists threatened to organise puja and aarti again on Sunday to protest against the security agency's failure to stop a Muslim group from offering prayers inside the mosque.

ASI, local muslims spar over Supreme Court order on Taj Mahal

Muslims contend that the SC order merely bars non-locals on Fridays while there is no word on not allowing namaz on other days

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In Photos: A sneak peek into Delhi's Wonders of the World Park

The seven wonders are - Great Pyramid of Giza (Egypt), Eiffel Tower (Paris), Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italy), Statue of Liberty (the US), Christ the Redeemer (Brazil), Colossuem (Italy) and Taj Mahal (India).

Yogi Adityanath visits Taj Mahal, participates in cleanliness drive

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday paid a visit to the world famous symbol of love, the Taj Mahal, in Agra city. He also participated in a cleanliness drive near the Mughal-era monument.


Vidya Balan, hubby Siddharth Roy Kapur at the monument of love Taj Mahal

Actress Vidya Balan visited the Taj Mahal on Saturday (February 27) with her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur.

Preparations underway ahead of Barack Obama's Taj Mahal visit

Barack Obama will be arriving in India on Jan 25 for being the Chief Guest at the R-Day parade, will visit Taj Mahal on Jan 27.