ancient monuments

Tell legislator to remove structure near Jama Masjid: court urged


August 7th, 2012 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) Delhi Police Tuesday moved the high court seeking direction to legislator Shoaib Iqbal to remove the structure built by him in Subhash Park, near the ... Read more...

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Raze illegal construction at excavated site: Court (Lead)


July 30th, 2012 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 30 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday allowed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to remove illegal construction at the purported excavated mosque site near the historic ... Read more...

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Himachal seeks amendments to archaeological act


July 1st, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, July 1 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has demanded an amendment to the central archaeological act to enable the state to build or renovate structures near ancient and protected monuments, ... Read more...

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‘More companies helping preserve India’s monuments’


April 24th, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The number of public sector undertakings, private corporations and trusts paying for the maintenance of India's ancient monuments has grown over the years, Kumari ... Read more...

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Bihar pledges to preserve Orwell’s birthplace - again


April 24th, 2012 - 10:25 am ICT by IANS
Patna, April 24 (IANS) Big brother should have been watching out for it. But legendary British author George Orwell's birthplace in Bihar's Motihari town has been lying neglected for decades ... Read more...

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Himachal wants curbs on buildings near ancient monuments to go


December 21st, 2011 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Dec 21 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh assembly here Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution asking for amendments in the central act to enable government institutions and citizens in the ... Read more...

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Begumpuri mosque to serve as new conservation model: Selja


November 11th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The National Monument Authority, the apex conservation body, is mapping a 14th century Begumpuri mosque here to develop a new conservation model for preservation ... Read more...

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Ancient Delhi gateways, Mughal library to be restored (With Images)


July 5th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Mughal prince Dara Shikoh's library, the Malcha Mahal hunting lodge of Firoz Shah Tughlaq and some ancient gateways are among the 15 neglected monuments that ... Read more...

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ASI urged to launch heritage awareness campaign


May 27th, 2011 - 10:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) The government has directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to launch a massive public awareness campaign to sensitise people about the law on ... Read more...

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Heavy fines for squatting on Agra’s heritage land


April 6th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, April 6 (IANS) Encroachers in Agra and the surrounding area will no longer have it easy, with the state government setting up a panel and announcing heavy fines to ... Read more...

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Punjab, Unesco to join hands for cultural preservation


February 26th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 26 (IANS) The Punjab government Saturday announced a Rs.1 billion (Rs.100 crore) project with Unesco to prepare a professional policy for cultural preservation in the state. A memorandum of understanding ... Read more...

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George Orwell’s birthplace in Bihar now a protected site


January 15th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) After being neglected for decades, the birthplace of George Orwell, the legendary British author of cult classics like "Animal Farm" and "1984", is set for renovation as the ... Read more...

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People must preserve rich legacy of Delhi: Manmohan Singh


September 27th, 2010 - 5:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Monday said that it is the obligation of the people to preserve, protect, study and document the rich legacy of ... Read more...

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Egypt voted best destination by travel writers


August 19th, 2010 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Gurgaon, Aug 19 (IANS) Egypt has been voted the "perfect holiday destination" by the Pacific Area Travel Writer's Association (PATWA) and tourism publication Safari India at a tourism conclave here. Director of Egyptian ... Read more...

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Britain’s earliest house discovered in North Yorkshire


August 11th, 2010 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 11 (ANI): University of Manchester and York researchers have uncovered the earliest surviving house of Britain at a site in North Yorkshire.The house dates to at least 8,500 BC - ... Read more...

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India, Oman signs MoU on cultural cooperation


July 12th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delh, July 12 (ANI): India and Oman on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cultural Cooperation.The MoU was signed by Jawhar Sircar, Secretary, Ministry of Culture and Humaid ... Read more...

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Advanced technique being used to decipher Maya glyphs


May 31st, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by ANI
Mexico City, May 31 (ANI): An advanced technique known as Reflection Transformation Imaging (RTI) is being applied for the first time on Maya sculptures in Mexico to document the ancient monuments.Carlos Pallan ... Read more...

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Right to education, women’s quota among laws introduced by UPA-II


May 21st, 2010 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government in its second term introduced some key legislations. Some of those introduced, discussed or passed in the past year are: The Constitution ... Read more...

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15 bills passed by parliament in budget session


May 7th, 2010 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The financial agenda of the government dominated the budget session of parliament which concluded Friday with 15 bills passed by both houses including a legislation to set ... Read more...

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Roman altar stones unearthed at Scottish cricket ground


April 24th, 2010 - 6:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.25 (ANI): Roman altar stones dating back almost 2000 years have been found at a cricket pavilion in Musselburgh, East Lothian.According to the BBC, the stones are being described as the ... Read more...

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M.S. Sathyu returns to tell Devdasi’s story with ‘Ijjodu’


April 16th, 2010 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, April 16 (IANS) Legendary filmmaker M.S. Sathyu makes a comeback after more than a decade with "Ijjodu", releasing all over Karnataka April 30. He says the film takes a strong ... Read more...

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Important bills likely in Budget Session-II (To go with parliament curtain raiser)


April 14th, 2010 - 2:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Apart from the women's reservation bill passed by the Rajya Sabha and the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment and Validation) Bill, 2010, to replace ... Read more...

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Parliament passes bill for better care of ancient monuments


March 16th, 2010 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Parliament Tuesday passed a bill amending and making more stringent the law for protection of ancient sites and monuments and constituting an expert committee to look ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned till April 12


March 16th, 2010 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned Tuesday for the inter-session recess and will meet again April 12 for the remaining part of the budget session. Deputy Chairman K. ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha passes bill for better care of ancient monuments


March 15th, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Protection of ancient monuments and archaeological remains climbed a notch higher up the government's agenda with the Lok Sabha Monday unanimously passing an amendment to the ... Read more...

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Railways pulled up for work near heritage monument


January 6th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Railway authorities have been pulled up for carrying out construction work near the protected monument of Nila Gumbad in the national capital. The monument is a part ... Read more...

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Now, incentives for keeping tourist sites clean


December 8th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Kavita Bajeli-Datt New Delhi, Dec 8 (IANS) Municipality and village heads will soon have ample reason to keep tourist sites in their area spic and span. The government is planning to offer ... Read more...

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Discovery Channel to air programme on Orissa


October 26th, 2009 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 26 (IANS) Discovery Channel will air a special programme Saturday showcasing the natural beauty, heritage and culture of Orissa, the channel said Monday. Hosted by television personality Kim Jagtiani, the programme ... Read more...

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Beneath every footstep in Syria is an ancient civilization, says German archaeologist


October 26th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 26 (ANI): A German archaeologist has said that beneath every footstep in Syria is an ancient civilization, with the ancient monuments in the region telling the stories of the many ... Read more...

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Coming up: lessons in civic sense for Delhiites


September 26th, 2009 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Delhiites will be given lessons in civic sense and etiquettes ahead of the Commonwealth Games here next year. The Delhi government is preparing to act on ... Read more...

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Historians urge PM to save ancient monuments from misuse


July 28th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) A group of historians, writers and intellectuals, including Irfan Habib, Sohail Hashmi and Ram Rahman, Tuesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to protect monuments that were ... Read more...

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Heritage conservation to get a boost in 2009-2010


July 9th, 2009 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Conservation of heritage sites will get a boost in 2009-2010, Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs V. Narayanaswamy, who holds the ad hoc charge of ... Read more...

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Archaeologists find 6,000-year-old tombs next to Stonehenge


June 10th, 2009 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 10 (ANI): Archaeologists have found a prehistoric complex, including two 6,000-year-old tombs, in Hampshire, just next to Stonehenge.According to a report in The Times, the Neolithic tombs, which until now ... Read more...

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7th century Buddhist structures in Kashmir face destruction


May 4th, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 4 (ANI): Reports indicate that the seventh century Buddhist structures at Parihaspora in Pattan, Kashmir, India, are neglected and face imminent destruction.According to a report carried in kashmirwatch.com, despite ... Read more...

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Action begins against illegal construction around Sher Shah’s tomb


May 1st, 2009 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 1 (IANS) Authorities have initiated moves against illegal constructions in the premises of the 16th-century tomb of Pathan king Sher Shah Suri in Sasaram in Bihar's Rohtas district, officials said ... Read more...

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