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Tag: Asi

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Lingaraj Temple structure unsafe! Endowment Commissioner Blames ASI

Bhubaneswar: The beauty of Lingaraj temple, which once mesmerized PM Modi, now reels under neglect.  The architectural marvel from the 11th century has become unsafe due to alleged lapses and negligence on the part of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). In a letter to Director General of ASI, Commissioner of Endowments has mentioned that […]

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Ayodhya: Muslim Parties Face SC Scrutiny On ASI Report

New Delhi: The Muslim parties on Thursday faced a volley of questions from the Constitution bench of the Supreme Court hearing the Ayodhya title dispute while pointing out various infirmities in the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) report. In 2003, the ASI had found remains, idols and cultural artefacts suggesting existence of a Hindu structure, […]

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Authorship Of ASI Report On Ayodhya Can't Be Questioned: Muslim Parties

New Delhi: The Muslim parties in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case on Thursday said the authorship of the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) report on the disputed site in Ayodhya cannot be questioned. The turnaround came a day after the Muslim parties questioned the report, especially its authorship, claiming that it was full of […]

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Muslim Parties Now Deny Chabutra Birthplace Of Lord Ram

New Delhi: The Muslim parties on Wednesday conceded before the Supreme Court that it accidentally accepted the Ram Chabutra as the birthplace of Lord Ram, and also faced intense scrutiny from the court as they termed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavation report “riddled with inconsistencies and infirmities”, at this stage of proceedings in […]

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Konark Sun Temple's Iron Scaffoldings To Be Removed

Puri: The iron scaffoldings put up at Konark Sun Temple will soon be removed, informed Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). In this regard, a three-member team of Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) from Roorkee led by scientist Siddharth Behera inspected the temple today. The CBRI team, accompanied by an engineering team of ASI, inspected the […]

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ASI inspects 'Meghanada Pacheri' of Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri: Days after the Puri district administration razed structures adjacent to the ‘Meghnad Pacheri’ (boundary wall) of Puri Jagannath temple, a team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials today surveyed the condition of the wall. Steps will be taken to remove the structures adjacent to the shrine wall and restore its original form, said […]

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Shortage Of Entry Tickets Sparks Tension At Konark Sun Temple

Konark: Tension prevailed at world famous Konark Sun Temple here today after hundreds of tourists expressed their dissatisfaction over shortage of entry tickets into the temple. Sources said, the Sun Temple witnessed heavy footfall on occasion of holiday today as more than five thousand tourists reportedly visited the 13th century shrine. However, as per the […]

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MakeMyTrip, ASI partner for online ticketing for 116 heritage sites

New Delhi: In a bid to promote India as a heritage tourism destination, online travel company MakeMyTrip Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for convenient and hassle-free online bookings for 116 historical monuments and sites across India, MakeMyTrip announced in a statement on Monday. The agreement, […]

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ASI expresses grave concern over using iron nails to decorate Shree Jagannath Temple

Bhubaneswar: The Archaeological Survey of India has expressed “grave” concern over using iron nails on the walls of the 12th century Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri for floral decorations by a Delhi businessman during the July 4 Rath Yatra festival. The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), a body entrusted by the Odisha government to look […]

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With deities on Rath Yatra, ASI team begins inspection of Srimandir

Puri: A day after the annual sojourn of the Holy Trinity – Rath Yatra began and with the deities leaving the temple, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) began the inspection work of Srimandir’s Garbha Gruha (sanctum sanctorum) today. As per reports, the ASI officials will inspect the first & second floors, walls, corbel and […]

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Facelift For Red Fort: ASI Says Green Space Has Risen To 52 Acres

New Delhi: In a massive facelift given to the historic Lal Qila by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the green space inside the Red Fort complex here has been increased from 15 acres to 52 acres, the national conservation body said on Monday. The ASI, while referring to its conservation efforts in the Mughal-era […]

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ASI restores lion idols of Puri Srimandir damaged by cyclone Fani

Puri: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has restored the lion idols of Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri which were damaged in cyclone Fani more than a month back. Along with restoring the lion idols, ASI has also restored the damages caused to the model temple and the cracks in the ‘Kalash’ installed at the […]

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ASI seeks apology for damages to lion idols of Puri Srimandir

Puri: After Puri King Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb expressed displeasure over damages to the lion idols on Puri Srimandir because of the scaffoldings put up by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on the temple, Superintending archaeologist of ASI on Tuesday sought an apology. Speaking to media persons after the managing committee meeting of the Sri Jagannath […]

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Fani aftermath: Jaya idol of Puri Srimandir to be constructed again

Puri: The Jaya idol in Puri Srimandir damaged by the extremely severe cyclone Fani will be constructed again, informed Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today during his visit to the 12th century shrine to take stock of the damages. “I came to see the damage done to Shree Jagannath mandir in Puri. The officials of Archaeological […]

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Cuttack ‘Gadakhai’ revival, beautification stuck in limbo

Cuttack: The wait for modern parks and boating facilities at Gadakhai continues to get longer. Due to lack of coordination between Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the restoration of Gadakhai moat under the Integrated Barabati Fort Area development project, is yet to be completed. It is pertinent to mention here […]

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No threat to structural stability of Konark Sun Temple: Union Culture Minister

Bhubaneswar: The Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, Maheshwar Sharma today reiterated that there is absolutely ‘no threat’ to the structural stability of the Sun Temple at Konark which is one of the prominent world heritage sites. After attending a high-level meeting with senior officials of Odisha government, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) […]

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New ticket system for Taj Mahal to reduce human impact

Agra: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Monday enforced a new ticketing system for the Taj Mahal, aimed at reducing increasing human impact on the fragile 17th century white marble marvel. Vasant Kumar Swarnkaar, the ASI chief in Agra, said the new ticketing system came into effect from Monday morning. According to the ASI, […]

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No threat to Konark Sun Temple: Union Culture Minister

New Delhi: Allaying concerns and refuting media reports regarding the structural stability of the Konark Sun Temple, Union Culture Minister, Mahesh Sharma today categorically stated that there is absolutely ‘no threat’ to the world heritage structure in Odisha. After discussing the issue with a delegation from Odisha at a high-level meeting held at New Delhi […]

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ASI thrashed by liquor mafia in Banki

Cuttack:  A day after an Assistant Sub-Inspector posted at Subarnapur outpost was allegedly thrashed by liquor mafia, Banki police today registered case against three persons involved in the attack. The ASI Ashok Chandra Panda was brutally beaten up by liquor mafia during a raid on Sunday, reports said. Sources said a police team had raided […]

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Odisha to write to ASI on replacement of stones at Sun Temple

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the allegations in media reports that some stones of Konark Sun Temple have been replaced, Odisha government has now decided bring such matter to the notice of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Such decision was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by the Odisha Tourism and Culture Minister Ashok Panda in […]

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