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Government shuts monuments down till May 15

April 15, 2021 10:34 pm

Sources in the Ministry of Culture said that if the situation doesn’t improve, the shutdown may extend beyond May 15. Last year, too, the monuments remained closed for more than 100 days as part of the nationwide lockdown.

UP: BJP MLA sparks row: ‘Rename ‘Taj Mahal after Ram or Shiva’

March 15, 2021 2:11 am

The MLA also said UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was a descendent of the Maratha warrior king Chhatrapati Shivaji and claimed that though Muslim invaders used every way possible to destroy the Indian culture, it would all change in the present “golden age of Uttar Pradesh”.

Bomb scare at Taj Mahal after hoax call; Firozabad man detained: Police

March 04, 2021 9:00 pm

The call, received at the police emergency number, said a bomb was placed at the monument and was going to explode soon. A search operation followed for 30 minutes and no bomb was found, the police said.

Bengal woman creates Taj Mahal image with over 3 lakh matchsticks

October 03, 2020 3:55 pm

Saheli Pal an MA English student at Calcutta University, created the image on 6 feet by 4 feet board. She had started her work in mid-August after receiving the guidelines from the Guinness World Records authorities and completed it on September 30.

As Taj Mahal reopens, tourists trickle in: Chinese national is visitor No 1

September 22, 2020 11:33 am

The six-month Covid-enforced break was the longest the Taj Mahal, which is among India's most visited and photographed, had gone without visitors.

Entry in shifts, masks, social distancing: Taj Mahal reopens for tourists after six months

September 21, 2020 8:16 pm

This was the first time after the Indo-Pak wars in 1965 and 1971 when the Taj Mahal was closed to the public.

India Coronavirus Updates, September 9: Delhi records over 4,000 new Covid-19 cases; UP CM calls for increase in contact tracing

September 09, 2020 9:05 pm

India Coronavirus Update: At present, India has 8,97,394 active cases of COVID-19, which is 20.53 per cent of the total caseload in the country, while 33,98,844 people have recuperated from the disease so far pushing the national recovery rate to 77.77 per cent on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Taj Mahal to reopen after 6 months, cap of 5,000 daily visitors

September 09, 2020 9:16 am

Even as all other ASI-protected monuments in Agra were allowed to open from September 1, Taj Mahal and Agra Fort remained shut as per the district administration's orders as they were located close to containment zones.

Taj Mahal unlikely to reopen before August 15

July 29, 2020 7:11 am

On July 6, as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) opened more than 2,000 centrally protected monuments across the country, the Taj Mahal and other monuments in Agra remained shut, with the district administration expressing concern over the spread of the virus.

Like Taj Mahal in India, foreigners should pay more to enter US national parks: Senator

June 25, 2020 8:21 am

"The way that my amendment works is by asking our foreign visitors, who as the numbers show are increasingly enjoying our parks, to pay USD 16 or USD 25 more when entering the country," Enzi said.


Visitors back at Taj Mahal as 'monument of love' reopens after 6 months

September 21, 2020 7:02 pm

According to ASI estimates, the Taj Mahal receives around 70-80 lakh visitors each year, including a large number of foreign tourists who are not likely to come till regular international flights resumes in the country.

India all set to welcome US President Donald Trump today

February 24, 2020 8:23 am

Across the Sabarmati river on the east bank, a huge poster with the Trumps and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been put up.

Namaste Trump: Agra, Ahmedabad gear up for US President's visit

February 20, 2020 1:00 pm

Fresh coats of paint, uniformly coloured shop hoardings and newly dug pavements await US President Donald Trump on his scheduled maiden visit to the Taj Mahal on February 24. In pic: Fountains being cleaned at Taj Mahal ahead of Trump’s visit.

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

February 22, 2019 1:13 pm

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

January 24, 2019 12:17 pm

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

October 27, 2017 9:40 am

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

February 28, 2016 6:11 pm

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

January 21, 2015 8:02 pm

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.