Archaeological Survey Of India

  • World Heritage Day: Agra residents show no pride to Taj city's rich historical legacy 18-04-2014 10:35 PM

    While World Heritage Day was celebratd globally on Friday, Agra's residents seem unconcerned and indifferent to the Taj city's rich historical legacy. Even with three World Heritage monuments and two more, Akbar's tomb at Sikandra and Etmauddaula, in the pipeline, the people in Agra displayed no sense of pride in...
  • Now explore Taj Mahal in 360 degrees on Google Street View 21-02-2014 07:27 PM

    New Delhi: Enthusiasts can now explore 360 degree online imagery of 30 Indian heritage sites, including the Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar and Red Fort, which were released by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Google. The launch was the result of Google and ASI's joint initiative to make 100...
  • UP treasure hunt yielded glass bangles, bones: Union minister 12-02-2014 07:57 PM

    Glass bangles, iron nails and bones make up all that was yielded in the dig at the site in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh where a seer had claimed a treasure of gold was buried, Parliament was told on Wednesday. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha on the dig...
  • 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...
  • Bihar's Bodh Gaya temple dome inlaid with gold 28-11-2013 08:21 PM

    The dome of Bodh Gaya's 1,500-year-old Mahabodhi temple, Buddhism's holiest shrine, has been inlaid with nearly 300 kg gold donated by devotees from Thailand - giving the shrine a new look. "A team of technical experts from Thailand has completed work to gold-plate the dome and final touches were given...
  • ASI stops restoration work of Kedarnath temple due to snowfall 20-11-2013 09:00 AM

    The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has stopped restoration work of Kedarnath Temple, which was ravaged by the flashflood in June, after the doors of the sanctum sanctorum was closed due to snowfall and severe winter. "The structural conservation as well as chemical preservation work has been stopped since November...
  • Restoring Kedarnath temple: Phase one ends 19-11-2013 05:51 PM

    The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Tuesday said it has completed the first phase of restoration work on the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand that was damaged in floods and landslides in June. Conservation work for structural as well as chemical preservation at the 11th century temple was taken up...
  • Unnao gold hunt: Union Minister promoting "superstition", says JD(U) 22-10-2013 05:02 PM

    New Delhi: Terming the ongoing gold hunt in Unnao "ridiculous", JD(U) on Monday threatened to file a police case against Union Minister Charan Das Mahant for promoting the alleged superstition and noted that the the seer who had claimed he had had a dream about the supposed treasure should ideally...
  • 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. ...
  • Narendra Modi rakes up black money, mocks government over Unnao excavation 18-10-2013 05:04 PM

    Raking up the issue of black money, BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, on Friday, targeted the government for being unable to bring back the money stashed by Indian "thieves and looters" in foreign banks. He raised the issue while mocking at the excavation being conducted by the Archaeological Survey...
  • SC agrees to hear PIL to monitor ASI's excavation for gold in Unnao 18-10-2013 11:47 AM

    The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a PIL seeking court monitoring of the digging being undertaken by the Archaeological Survey of India for gold in Daundia Khera village in UP's Unnao district. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, however, refused to give an urgent hearing and...
  • 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...
  • Sage dreams of gold to save economy, government starts digging 15-10-2013 05:47 PM

    New Delhi: The government is digging for treasure after a civic-minded Hindu village sage dreamt that 1,000 tonnes of gold was buried under a ruined palace, and wrote to tell the central bank about it. The state Archaeological Survey of India has sent a team of archaeologists to the village...
  • 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...
  • Thailand firm to gold plate Mahabodhi Temple's dome 05-08-2013 03:00 PM

    A Thailand-based company has begun work to inlay with gold the dome of Bodh Gaya's 1,500-years old Mahabodhi temple.Kreing Thavorn Containers Co Ltd is doing the work, said N Dorjee, secretary of the Bodh Gaya temple management committee. Dorjee said some Buddhist pilgrims of Thailand first made the offer a...
  • ASI team to visit Kedarnath shrine to assess damage 29-06-2013 11:00 PM

    Dehradun: A team of experts from Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will visit the Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand to assess the quantum of damage caused by the flood fury and restoration required for the shrine. A team of five experts from Dehradun and Delhi will be the part of the...
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