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What’s behind Iconic Tourist Sites initiative?

During her Budget speech earlier this month, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that 17 “Iconic Tourist Sites” in the country would be developed by the government “into world class tourist destinations, to serve as a model for other tourism sites”.

Taj Mahal to get a breastfeeding room: Nursing mothers share what it means to them

Having a breastfeeding room at a tourist place like Taj Mahal can be deemed a positive endeavour in the times when mothers in India still struggle with an uncomfortable gaze while breastfeeding in public or are deprived of basic provisions for safety and hygiene for the same.

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The Taj Mahal becomes first Indian monument with breastfeeding room

The Taj Mahal attracts up to 8 million visitors annually. The ASI said this was the first time it was providing such a facility at any of India's 3,600 plus monuments.

In ASI plan to conserve Taj Mahal: Shoe covers, CNG in Agra

The plan recommends a comprehensive switch to CNG fuel in Agra, strict enforcement of vehicle pollution norms and steps to prevent fine dust from the construction of the Metro, among other measures.

Man booked for sedition over ‘pro-Pak’ slogans at Taj Mahal

Tajganj police in Agra lodged the FIR based on a complaint filed by Ankit Kumar Namdev, assistant conservator of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Taj Mahal division.

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.

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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).

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From Eiffel Tower to Taj Mahal: Delhi gets its own Wonders of the World Park

From Eiffel Tower to Taj Mahal: The seven replicas have been made using different kinds of waste such as the scrap of automobile parts and other metal waste like fans, rods, iron sheets, nut-bolts, bicycle and bike parts.

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).

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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.

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