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  • Antique idols brought to Chennai September 11, 2014

    Chennai: Two antique statues of Hindu deities, allegedly stolen from temples here before being sold to art galleries in Australia, returned home on Thursday. The statues of Nataraja and Ardhanariswara were handed over by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the former's India visit last week. ...
  • ASI official arrested for accepting bribe July 11, 2014

    AntiCorruption Bureau arrested an Assistant Sub Inspector for accepting a bribe of Rs 15,000 in Phalodi subdivision of the district on July 10. ASI Deep Singh Rajput was demanding a bribe of Rs 15,000 from Tulsi Ram Paliwal of Dayakor in Phalodi subdivision for settling a land relating case and was...
  • Kedarnath temple committee unhappy with ASI restoration work June 16, 2014

    The Kedarnath temple committee has expressed dissatisfaction over the restoration work being carried out by ASI at the shrine which was damaged in last year's flash floods in Uttarakhand, but the government agency has squarely rejected these claims. Ganesh Godiyal, president of Badri Kedar Temple Committee, has said that the Archaeological...
  • Jhunjhunu SHO, ASI arrested for accepting Rs 2.5 lakh bribe April 29, 2014

    The Station House Officer (SHO) of Jhunjhunu Ashwani Sharma and ASI Dharmpal were arrested on Tuesday by sleuths of AntiCorruption Bureau for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 2.5 lakh for not arresting a person in a land dispute case, an ACB official said. One Indrajeet told ACB that SHO Sharma...
  • ASI arrested for accepting bribe of Rs 10,000 April 4, 2014

    An assistant sub-inspector of police (ASI) was arrested on Friday by ACB for allegedly taking bribe of Rs 10,000 from a woman in Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. "Santosh Kumar Upadhyay, posted with Marwahi police station, was caught red-handed while accepting Rs 10,000 from the complainant for disposing off a case against...
  • Trial in sexual assault case against Asaram from March 19 March 6, 2014

    The in-camera trial in the sexual assault case against controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu will begin at the District and Sessions Court in Jodhpur on March 19, with the victim deposing on March 25. "We submitted the list of 58 witnesses in the court on Thursday for evidence. The trial will begin...
  • Taj Mahal to remain closed on Fridays in compliance with SC orders: ASI January 28, 2014

    The Archaeological Survey of India on Tuesday said the Taj Mahal will remain closed on Fridays in compliance with Supreme Court orders. The monument will remain closed once a week in compliance with the orders of the apex court, Superintending Archaeologist of ASI (Agra Zone) N K Pathak said on Tuesday. He...
  • ASI attacked by liquor mafia dies January 2, 2014

    An Assistant SubInspector was brutally attacked here allegedly by liquor mafia and he succumbed to his injuries in a hospital on Wednesday, police said. ASI Rajesh Meena was assaulted by criminals of liquor and drug mafia at the Rai Ka Bagh bus station on Friday night, when he had asked them...
  • ASI arrested redhanded accepting Rs 18,000 bribe November 19, 2013

    An Additional SubInspector of Police was arrested on Tuesday on graft charge from Bihar's Madhubani district, a vigilance official said. Acting on a complaint, a vigilance team headed by Deputy Superintendent of Police Maharaj Kanishka Kumar laid a trap and caught Ashok Kumar redhanded as soon as he took Rs 18,000...
  • ASI to decide soon if it will continue treasure hunt in Unnao November 11, 2013

    After nearly a month of unsuccessful gold hunt, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will take a decision in a day or two on whether to pull out or continue with the excavation in UP's Unnao district. "We have found some artefacts of archaeological importance from the excavation pits, but we...
  • No trace of gold at Unnao fort, now Shobhan Sarkar complains he was not invited to the site November 1, 2013

    While the ASI was digging out nothing but broken glass bangles and pieces of rusted iron during the excavation inside Raja Rao Ram Baksh Singh fort in Unnao, seer Shobhan Sarkar on Thursday claimed that gold would be found only if he was invited to the site. Making his first public...
  • Change the course of River Mandakini to protect Kedarnath, suggests ASI October 30, 2013

    The Archaeological Survey of India has suggested a change in the course of River Mandakini to protect the Kedarnath Temple as the river bed has become higher than the village area. The ASI has been given the responsibility of restoring the Kedarnath Temple post the devastation caused by the June floods...
  • UP: ASI may expand excavation area, site near the Ganges identified October 29, 2013

    Lucknow: After failing to find gold at the historic fort in Unnao, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has said that they are planning to expand the excavation area. The ASI has said that another site near the Ganges has been identified and a decision for excavation will be taken...
  • ASI finds no gold at Unnao fort, stops excavation October 29, 2013

    Unnao: After weeks of digging in Unnao, the Archaeological Survey of India has finally given up. It has found not an ounce of gold at the historic fort in Unnao despite having gone on an extensive dig after a seer claimed to have dreamt of 1,000 tonnes beneath the surface. The...
  • Unnao fort digging not for gold: Culture Minister October 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Minister of Culture Chandresh Kumari Katoch has clarified that the excavation at the Unnao fort in Uttar Pradesh is based on Geological Survey of India's report, which said that there are two wells containing alloys. Speaking to CNNIBN, she said that there was no deadline to complete...
  • UP Gold rush: Politics rife even as ASI continues to excavate on Day 4 October 21, 2013

    Unnao: Just days after mocking the Centre's decision to go ahead with the treasure hunt, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was forced to make a Uturn after Shoban Sarkar, the sadhu whose dream sparked off the gold rush, shot him an angry letter. "Lakhs of people have faith...
  • UP gold rush: Shobhan Sarkar slams Modi, says he showed no respect to him October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Hindu seer whose dream sparked off the gold rush in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh has now written an open letter to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for questioning the digging. Sadhu Shobhan Sarkar has slammed Modi for saying that the Delhi government has started excavation after...
  • UP treasure hunt: ASI downplays prophecy October 20, 2013

    Lucknow: As the hunt for the 1000 tonne gold treasure in the sleepy Unnao district in Uttar Pradesh continues, the ASI's which had come under fire for chasing a 'sadhu's dream clarified that it's carrying out excavations not because of the seer's dream, but based on a report by Geological...
  • Sharad Pawar urges government agencies to keep off UP 'gold hunt' October 19, 2013

    Expressing strong displeasure with ongoing excavation to unearth the treasure trove of 1,000 tonne gold in Unnao, NCP president and Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, on Saturday, said government agencies should not participate in the hunt based on a "dream" of a seer as it would give rise to superstitions. "Nothing...
  • UP gold rush: GSI report indicated metal underneath Unnao fort October 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Geological Survey of India (GSI) on October 3 and 4 conducted a preliminary investigation in Daundia Kheda village in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh and found traces of metal under the soil. According to the investigation, GSI found identical magnetic waves being formed in most parts...
  • UP gold hunt: Government says working on evidence not on a dream October 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Culture on Saturday clarified its stand on the ongoing excavation of gold in Unnao by the Archaeological Survey of India and said that the excavation is being carrying after ascertaining facts. A statement issued by the Ministry said that the excavation is being done after...
  • UP: There should be logic behind ASI's excavation in Unnao, says Kalam October 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam said there must be some logical conclusion behind the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavating gold at the fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh in Duandia Khera village. The excavation work was taking place on a mound near a Shiva temple...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey October 18, 2013

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  • Bizzare gold rush in UP: Is ASI simply chasing a dream? October 18, 2013

    The gold rush in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao has begun with the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) starting the excavation work at the fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh in Duandia Khera village. The excavation work is taking place on a mound near a Shiva temple in the village...
  • Unnao's site has potential to deliver archaeologically: Former ASI director October 18, 2013

    Former ASI director has said that Unnao's site has potential to deliver archaeologically. The gold rush in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao has begun with the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) starting the excavation work at the fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh in Duandia Khera village. The excavation work...
  • Unnao's 'Pipli Live' moment: Excavation begins amidst thousands of spectators October 18, 2013

    The gold rush in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao has begun with the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) starting the excavation work at the fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh in Duandia Khera village. The excavation work is taking place on a mound near a Shiva temple in the village...
  • News 360: India hunts for treasure in Unnao, PIL seeks SC monitoring October 18, 2013

    Even as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) started the excavation work at the Unnao fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh on Friday to search for 1,000 tonnes of gold reportedly buried under it, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court asking the court to monitor...
  • ASI starts excavation to find gold in Unnao fort October 18, 2013

    Duandia Khera (UP): The gold rush in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao has begun with the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) starting the excavation work at the fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh in Duandia Khera village. The excavation work is taking place on a mound near a Shiva...
  • Uttar Pradesh: People gather in Unnao to watch treasure hunt October 18, 2013

    The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has started the excavation work at the Unnao fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh on Friday to search for 1,000 tonnes of gold reportedly buried under it. ...
  • UP treasure hunt: PIL filed in SC seeking supervision of excavation work October 18, 2013

    Unnao: Even as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) started the excavation work at the Unnao fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh on Friday to search for 1,000 tonnes of gold reportedly buried under it, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court asking the court to...