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  • ASI arrested for accepting bribe of Rs 10,000 04-04-2014 11:56 PM

    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...
  • Trial in sexual assault case against Asaram from March 19 06-03-2014 09:07 PM

    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 Jodhpuron 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...
  • Taj Mahal to remain closed on Fridays in compliance with SC orders: ASI 28-01-2014 11:28 PM

    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...
  • ASI attacked by liquor mafia dies 02-01-2014 08:33 AM

    An Assistant Sub-Inspector 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...
  • ASI arrested red-handed accepting Rs 18,000 bribe 19-11-2013 05:30 PM

    An Additional Sub-Inspector 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 red-handed as soon as he took Rs...
  • ASI to decide soon if it will continue treasure hunt in Unnao 11-11-2013 09:21 PM

    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...
  • No trace of gold at Unnao fort, now Shobhan Sarkar complains he was not invited to the site 01-11-2013 08:35 AM

    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...
  • Change the course of River Mandakini to protect Kedarnath, suggests ASI 30-10-2013 01:53 PM

    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...
  • UP: ASI may expand excavation area, site near the Ganges identified 29-10-2013 05:22 PM

    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 29-10-2013 01:58 PM

    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....
  • For government and society - "Unnao or Never"

    Under the radar |  Rishabh Madhavendra Pratap
    The much talked about Unnao gold rush caught my attention when I read a News Flash on a TV channel. The flash said there lies...

  • Unnao fort digging not for gold: Culture Minister 22-10-2013 04:43 PM

    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 CNN-IBN, she said that there was no deadline to complete...
  • UP Gold rush: Politics rife even as ASI continues to excavate on Day 4 21-10-2013 10:35 PM

    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 U-turn after Shoban Sarkar, the sadhu whose dream sparked off the gold rush, shot him an angry letter. "Lakhs of people have...
  • UP gold rush: Shobhan Sarkar slams Modi, says he showed no respect to him 21-10-2013 12:41 PM

    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 19-10-2013 11:50 PM

    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' 19-10-2013 09:13 PM

    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....
  • UP gold rush: GSI report indicated metal underneath Unnao fort 19-10-2013 02:55 PM

    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 of...
  • UP gold hunt: Government says working on evidence not on a dream 19-10-2013 10:25 AM

    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 19-10-2013 08:46 AM

    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...
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  • Bizzare gold rush in UP: Is ASI simply chasing a dream? 18-10-2013 11:40 PM

    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 18-10-2013 11:32 PM

    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 18-10-2013 11:17 PM

    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 18-10-2013 09:08 PM

    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 18-10-2013 08:10 PM

    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 temple...
  • Uttar Pradesh: People gather in Unnao to watch treasure hunt 18-10-2013 06:54 PM

    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 18-10-2013 12:29 PM

    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...
  • UP: Hunt for 1000 tonnes of gold treasure in Unnao begins today 18-10-2013 08:19 AM

    Unnao: Uttar Pradesh will witness it's very own gold rush on Friday. A team of the Archaeological Survey of India is all set to begin excavations at a Unnao fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh on Friday after a sadhu dreamt about 1,000 tonnes of gold buried under...
  • Fossilised birds found in wall of 177-year-old school 08-10-2013 05:57 PM

    Kolkata: Fossils of 17 birds were found buried in a wall during renovation of a 177-year-old school building in Kolkata, with the Zoological Survey of India suggesting that they are the remains of a species of crows. The fossilised remains were found during renovation of La Martiniere for Boys School...
  • ONGC given the task of keeping Taj Mahal clean, environment friendly 26-07-2013 10:00 AM

    New Delhi: The government is finally heeding to the clamour for the corporates to be given the task of taking care of heritage sites. The Tourism Ministry has launched a Clean India campaign from the Taj Mahal which attracts nearly 50,000 to 70,000 tourists every day. Under the Clean India...