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Puri Heritage Corridor row: ASI to inspect project, submit affidavit before HC by May 7
Puri Heritage Corridor row: ASI to inspect project, submit affidavit before HC by May 7

The joint team will inspect the construction activities around Srimandir under the project. The depth and height of the under-constructed project will be observed and subsequently recorded

Puri Heritage Corridor Project row deepens as ASI says no permission sought for project 
Puri Heritage Corridor Project row deepens as ASI says no permission sought for project 

In a letter recently obtained from the ASI in response to the RTI query filed by one Kshitish Singh, a Kendrapara based RTI activist, the former has said no permission was sought from its Bhubaneswar circle to execute the project.

Sishupalgarh’s struggle for existence continues as ASI, Odisha Govt looking the other way
Sishupalgarh’s struggle for existence continues as ASI, Odisha Govt looking the other way

However, due to one or the other reason, this historical place is fast losing its identity. 

Puri Srimandir Corridor Row: ASI Gets Two Weeks More Time To File Affidavit
Puri Srimandir Corridor Row: ASI Gets Two Weeks More Time To File Affidavit

The Orissa High Court on Thursday granted two weeks more time to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to file affidavit in connection with the construction works near Puri Jagannath temple under the shrine's heritage corridor project.

The Controversy Juggernaut
100 Mt Area From Protected Monument Red Line For Odisha Govt: Select Committee Report

No new construction is allowed in the prohibited area as per Section 2 (dc) of the AMASR Act. The NMA letter to Odisha Culture Department clearly mentioned so

DG ASI Reviews Progress Of Srimandir Parikrama Project in Puri
DG ASI Reviews Progress Of Srimandir Parikrama Project in Puri

After the meeting, Chief administrator of SJTA, Krishan Kumar said the construction work of the project will gain momentum following a go ahead by the ASI. 

Khajuraho temples
ASI Probes 'Risks' To UNESCO World Heritage Khajuraho Temples

The Jain Temples are described as ‘live monuments' with top religious leaders and commoners congregating or praying and celebrating festivals there.

Once A Shield, Barabati Fort’s Moat In Dire Need Of Restoration 
Once A Shield, Barabati Fort’s Moat In Dire Need Of Restoration 

The irony is that the Fort’s moat is crying for attention. It is in urgent need of restoration.

Temple Older Than Lingaraj!
Ancient Temple Older Than Suka-Sari & Lingaraj Temples Discovered In Bhubaneswar

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Wednesday (Oct 27), discovered the ruins of another ancient temple buried in the Suka Sari shrine area.

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100 Heritage Monuments To Be Lit In Colours Of Indian Flag To Mark 100 Cr Covid Vaccination Feat
100 Heritage Monuments To Be Lit In Colours Of Indian Flag To Mark 100 Cr Covid Vaccination Feat

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 100-crore milestone on Thursday

Swapneswar Temple
Centre Urged For Preservation Of Swapneswar Temple In Odisha

The Swapneswar Mahadev temple of Lord Shiva, estimated to be 1,300-1,400 years old, is one of the best-preserved examples of early Kalingan architecture in the region.

Ratha Jatra 2021
Ratha Jatra 2021: Laser Scanning Not Permitted In Puri Jagannath Temple Garbhagriha, Says SJTA To ASI

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has been denied permission for conduct of laser scanning of the Garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum) in Puri Srimandir.

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Jagannath Temple
ASI To Laser Scan Puri Jagannath Temple During The Ratha Jatra To Check Structural Conditions

ASI has earlier done 3-D laser scanning of the Konark Sun temple and the UNESCO world heritage site Hampi among others.

Centrally-Protected Monuments To Reopen From June 16 

After a hiatus of two months, all centrally-protected monuments, sites and museums under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) are all set to open from June 16. 

Taj Mahal
Covid Second Wave: All ASI Monuments Closed For Visitors Till May 15

With the situation across India worsening amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Archaeology Survey of India (ASI) on Thursday decided to shut all its monuments, museums, and protected sites till May 15 as a precautionary measure. In the order, ASI stated that due to prevailing Covid situation, it has been decided to close all the Centrally Protected Monuments, Sites and Museums under Archaeological Survey of India till May 15, 2021 until further orders.

NMA Bylaws: Amid New Revelation, Lingaraj Servitors Warn Of Dampened Shiv Ratri After MP's Comments

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Odisha government has been requesting the Centre to withdraw the National Monuments Authority (NMA) draft bylaws for the Ekamra Kshetra temples, contrasting reports have emerged wherein a notification issued by Union Ministry of Culture mentions specifying an authorised officer in Odisha way back in 2014 to be a part of […]

MP Aparajita Breaks Silence, Slams Odisha Govt Over Ekamra Kshetra Bylaws

Bhubaneswar: After facing criticism, Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi on Monday broke her silence and targeted Odisha government on the issue of the draft NMA heritage bylaws for Ekamra Kshetra. Addressing a presser here on Monday, Sarangi termed the allegations that Odisha government’s suggestions were not taken over the bylaws as false and baseless. According to […]

24 Monuments Remain Untraceable In India: ASI

Bhubaneswar: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has a list of 24 monuments which remain untraceable. Moreover, the ASI has made efforts to locate/identify the untraceable monuments through field offices based on inspection, old records, revenue maps and published reports. As per PIB release, there are 3693 monuments of national importance under protection of Archaeological […]

Ekamra Kshetra Project: Odisha Govt Went On Excavation Spree Without Approval, Says ASI

Bhubaneswar: Is Odisha government getting too anxious to earn the Heritage City tag for Bhubaneswar? The demolition drive for the Ekamra Kshetra beautification project around the temple of Lord Lingaraj in the capital city is seen being executed at a faster pace, but allegedly without approval of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) even though […]

Ancient Temple Remains Unearthed During Excavation In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Archaeological Survey of  India (ASI) on Thursday unearthed a base made of ancient stones which are believed to be the remains of an ancient temple in the vicinity of Suka-Sari Temples near 11th century Lingaraj shrine here in the city. The ancient structure was unearthed during excavation drive carried out by the ASI […]

Exam For Constables' Promotion: Orissa HC Passes Interim Order, Details Here

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Monday passed an interim order regarding the promotion of constables to the post of Assistant Sub-inspector (ASI), stating that the entire process of appointment/ promotion will squarely depend on the final judgement of the writ petition filed by a section of constables. In its order, the court said “It […]

Odisha: 22 Antique Idols Stolen From Ancient Temple In Khordha

Khordha: As many as 22 antique idols, some of them are made up of ‘Astadhatu’, have allegedly been stolen from an ancient temple at Banpur near Balugaan in Khurdha district late on Monday night. Police sources said, unidentified miscreants barged into the sanctum sanctorum of the 300-old Dakheswar temple by breaking open the locks of […]

Centre Removes Cap On Number Of Visitors To Centrally Protected Sites

Bhubaneswar: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) of the Ministry of Culture has removed the cap on the number of visitors to its centrally protected monuments and sites. However, the total number of visitors to be allowed per day will be decided by the concerned Superintending Archaeologist/SA (I/c) with appropriate discussion with the respective District […]

Odisha: Handicraft Traders Allege Illegal Sand Lifting By ASI From Konark Sun Temple Premises

Konark: The Konark Handicraft Traders’ Association on Wednesday alleged that the officials of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have illegally lifted and transported sand from around the world famous Sun Temple here in Puri district. Sand has been lifted from the land adjacent to the world heritage site, which is under the care of ASI. […]

ASI Implements New Rule For Online Ticket Booking For Taj Mahal Visit

Agra: Visitors can now book only five tickets for adults and three for children at a time to the Taj Mahal after a new rule was implemented by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to curb black-marketing of tickets to the iconic monument. Earlier, a person could book up to 20 tickets online for the […]

Suna Besha Ritual Delay On Pausha Purnima: Servitors Blame Administration  
Beautification Of Srimandir: ASI, Mumbai-Based Firm Inspect Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri: A team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and officials of a Mumbai-based company, MBCC visited Srimandir in Puri and examined the several parts of the 12th century shrine on Wednesday. The team discussed the beautification work to be done inside the Srimandir premises and appropriate measures to be taken by the temple authorities […]

Puri Srimandir “Baisi Pahacha” To Be Repaired

Puri: The ‘Baisi Pahacha’ or the flight of 22 stairs of Srimandir in Puri will be repaired. A decision on this will be taken after the next Chhattisa Nijog meeting in Srimandir. As per reports, a team of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has already inspected the historic ‘Baisi Pahacha’ and they will undertake […]

Charminar, Golconda Fort To Re-Open For Visitors From July 6: ASI

Hyderabad: Historic Charminar and Golconda Fort, the two major tourist attractions in Hyderabad, will be re-opened from July 6. Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials said not more than 2,000 visitors would be allowed at the centrally protected monuments every day. The entry tickets for visitors will be sold online. There will be no physical […]

ASI Begins Inspection Of Puri Jagannath Temple Precincts

Puri: A team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has begun inspection of the Garbha Gruha (sanctum sanctorum) of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri from today as the Holy Trinity are away on their annual sojourn at Mausi Maa temple. NC Pal, chief of the technical core committee of ASI, informed that the repair works […]

Centuries-Old Temple Find In Odisha's Mahanadi River: Archaeologists, Experts Visit Spot

Bhubaneswar: An expert team comprising members of IIT Bhubaneswar and two archaeologists from Rohilakhand University, Uttar Pradesh today visited Nayagarh district where an ancient temple, which had been submerged in the waters of Mahanadi River, resurfaced again recently. Archaeologist Arup Ranjan Mishra informed that a detailed documentation and research will be conducted on several aspects […]

Puri Rath Yatra: ASI Examines Repair Work On Snana Mandap, Says Ready For Bath Festival

Puri: Ahead of the Snana Yatra rituals of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, a team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) led by (Odisha circle) superintendent Arun Kumar Mallick visited Puri Srimandir and inspected the Snana Mandap (bathing altar) of the deities. Mallick accompanied by other official of the ASI examined the condition of the […]

Cop Dragged On Car Bonnet In Jalandhar, Driver Held

Chandigarh: An assistant sub-inspector of the Punjab Police was dragged on the bonnet of a car after he tried to stop the driver at a checkpoint in Jalandhar on Saturday amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. ASI Mulkh Raj was dragged for some distance but escaped unhurt while the car driver, Anmol Mehmi (20) was nabbed […]

Free Entry For Women At All Monuments Under ASI On Sunday

New Delhi: For the first time, entry will be free for all women visiting monuments under the ASI across the country on International Women’s Day on Sunday, the culture ministry said. According to an order issued by the ministry, on March 8, no fee will be charged from women visitors at all the monuments under […]

Column: ASI Must Now Go The Whole Hog

By Sandeep Sahu Thank God good sense has finally prevailed! After stubbornly resisting all suggestions by experts for years, the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has finally relented and agreed to remove the sand from under the Jagamohana of the Sun Temple in Konark, the 13th century architectural marvel. The first recommendation for removal of […]

Decision To Remove Sand From Inside Konark Temple After Report: Union Minister

Puri: UNESCO, in its website describes Konark Sun temple as, “On the shores of the Bay of Bengal, bathed in the rays of the rising sun, the temple at Konarak is a monumental representation of the sun god Surya’s chariot.” However, the centuries old temple’s structural integrity needs protection and for the purpose, the National […]

Were Murals At Konark Sun Temple Replaced With Plain Stones? ASI Responds

Bhubaneswar: A few days back, a tweep had shared two pictures of Sun Temple in Konark alleging that some of the centuries-old murals have been replaced with plain stones. A massive uproar by Twitterati over the alleged replacement of actual stone carvings has forced the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to come up with a […]

Union Min Prahlad Singh Patel To Discuss Konark Temple Conservation Issue With ASI

Bhubaneswar: Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel on Friday said he would take up the issues relating to conservation of the Sun Temple at Konark with ASI authorities. The Union culture and tourism minister, who is on a two-day visit to Odisha, said that he would like to know from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) […]

Odisha Police ASI Accused Of Duping Contractor

Bhubaneswar: An Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Air Field Police Station in Bhubaneswar has been charged with duping a contractor of Rs 7.5 lakh. The complainant Anup Rath, claiming to be a civil contractor, has alleged that police are not taking any action against the ASI who is yet to return the money and is issuing […]

ASI Barricades At Konark Sun Temple Sparks Resentment

Puri: Resentment is brewing among tourists as well as local residents over the closure of passage connecting the Konark Sun Temple with Nabagraha temple via iron-barricades erected by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). As a mark of protest, members of Nabagraha Sevak Society and Konark Surakshya Samiti staged a demonstration today alleging that the […]

ASI finds 8th century objects, trade centre remains in Andhra

New Delhi: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has unearthed a 2000-year old historic trade settlement in Andhra Pradesh’s Gottiprolu village, along with a Pallava-period Vishnu statue, it said on Friday. The excavation done, 80 kilometres east of Tirupati and Nellore, by the ASI team has discovered the remains of a huge settlement surrounded by […]