EXCAVATION

  • Digging ends in Punjab, bodies of 282 Indian soldiers excavated March 3, 2014

    Nearly 157 years after they were killed and pushed into a well to die, the remains of 282 Indian soldiers from the 1857 revolt against the British were taken out in Punjab's Ajnala town. "The excavation work ended on Sunday evening. We have taken out the remains of 282 martyrs from...
  • Another ancient varsity's remains found in Nalanda January 14, 2014

    Remains of an ancient university have been discovered in Bihar, which is home to Nalanda and Vikramshila universities, officials on Tuesday said. "We have discovered remains of another ancient university at the Buddhist monastery site of Telhara in Nalanda district," Atul Kumar Verma, director of state archaeology, told IANS. Telhara was visited...
  • Noble laureate Amartya Sen visits excavation site at Telhara's Buddhist monastery January 10, 2014

    Noble laureate Amartya Sen had a first hand view of excavations at the ancient Buddhist monastery site of Telhara in Nalanda district of Bihar which finds mention in Chinese traveller Heuen Tsang's book. Sen, who is the Chancellor of the Nalanda International University, visited the excavation site, 33kmwest of the famous...
  • HC reserves order on Sobhan Sarkar's plea for digging gold in Fatehpur December 18, 2013

    Allahabad High Court on Wednesday reserved its judgement on a petition filed by seer Sobhan Sarkar seeking directions to Uttar Pradesh government to permit him to carry out excavations in Fatehpur district where he claims there were huge reserves of gold buried in the ground. The judgement was reserved by Justice...
  • Now, Sobhan Sarkar moves HC seeking permission to dig gold in Fatehpur December 13, 2013

    Unfazed by his forecast of huge gold reserves in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao coming a cropper,Seer Sobhan Sarkar on Thursday moved the Allahabad High Court seeking permission to carry out a similar excavation in Fatehpur. In his petition, which is likely to come up for hearing next week, Sarkar claimed that there...
  • Thieves use JCB to uproot, steal ATM in Punjab town December 4, 2013

    Chandigarh: Unidentified thieves used a JCB excavator to take away an ATM from Punjab's Muktsar town, police said on Wednesday. The ATM machine of Punjab and Sind Bank in Muktsar, 260 km from Chandigarh, contained cash of over Rs 4.6 lakh, bank officials told police. Police officials said they were trying to...
  • 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...
  • Congress washes hands off Unnao excavation matter October 29, 2013

    With 12 days of gold digging in a village in Uttar Pradesh on the basis of a seer's dream yielding no results, Congress on Tuesday washed its hands off the matter saying the party and the government have nothing to do with it as such decisions are taken by agencies...
  • 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...
  • Who is Shobhan Sarkar who dreamt of gold treasure in Unnao fort? October 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The Daundia Kheda fort of Raja Ram Bux Singh in Unnao and sadhu Shobhan Sarkar have been hogging the limelight for nearly 10 days ever since Sarkar claimed that 1,000 tonnes of gold was lying buried in the fort. The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) which is excavating...
  • Shobhan Sarkar's disciple denies controversy over Modi's remark October 22, 2013

    Hindu seer Sadhu Shobhan Sarkar's disciple Om Ji Maharaj has denied the BJP allegations that a political controversy has been created to target Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over the Unnao excavation. He said, "I was allied with the Congress till 1984. After Indira Gandhi's assasination I quit politics. Even...
  • SC refuses to interfere in ASI's gold hunt in Unnao October 21, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere in the ongoing Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavation for gold supposed to be buried under the ruins of a 19th century fort in UP's Unnao district, saying it cannot pass an order on the basis of assumption. A bench of Chief Justice...
  • UP gold rush: SC refuses to stay excavation at Unnao fort October 21, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has refused to stay the gold digging process at the Unnao fort. The Supreme Court rejected a PIL that asked for the apex court's intervention in the digging. The Supreme Court has said that the Uttar Pradesh government in this case is aware of...
  • 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 19, 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...
  • 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...
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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...
  • ASI to start excavation to find Buddhist stupas in Bhagalpur October 18, 2013

    The Archeology Survey of India (ASI) will soon start excavations to find Buddhist stupas of Pala dynasty believed to be existing near the ruins of the ancient Vikrashila university in Bihar's Bhagalpur district, an ASI official said on Friday. "We have asked the administration to send a photograph and details of...
  • 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...
  • UP: Hunt for 1000 tonnes of gold treasure in Unnao begins today October 18, 2013

    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...
  • Maharashtra drought: HC bans sand excavation March 12, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has restrained the Maharashtra Government from allowing excavation of sand in drought-hit villages, saying it would cause shortage of potable water for people and animals. The Court was hearing a petition filed by Rajendra Eknath Dhande, who sought a direction to the authorities to disallow sand...