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Tag: Asi

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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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No stones replaced at Konark Sun Temple: ASI

Bhubaneswar: Two days after the Odisha government urged the Centre to look into the issue of replacement of stone carvings at Konark Sun Temple by Archaeological Survey Of India (ASI), the organisation on Monday clarified that not a single stone carving has been replaced and denied allegations of replacement of artistic stone works at the […]

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CM Naveen writes to Centre over ASI replacing stone carvings at Konark Temple

Bhubaneswar: Worried over reports of replacement of stone carvings at Konark Sun Temple by Archaeological Survey Of India (ASI), Odisha government today urged the Centre to look into the sensitive issue. In a letter to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sought the Centre’s intervention based on a news report […]

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ASI lynched in MP village

Chhindwara (Madhya Pradesh): An Assistant Sub-Inspector who had gone to arrest a wanted criminal was brutally done to death by a group of criminals and their supporters in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Wednesday. Eight persons have been taken into custody in the case. Umreth police station ASI Dev Chand Nagle had […]

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ASI inspects 'Garbhagriha' as Holy Trinity set to return to ‘Ratna Singhasana’

Puri: Members of the ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) on Monday inspected the Garbhagriha (Sanctum Sanctorum) in Puri Srimandir during which chemical cleaning, checking of the steel crosses and colouring of the ‘Kanakamundi’ were carried out. While steps were taken to improve the ventilating system inside the Sanctum Sanctorum, the black patches on the inside […]

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Waterlogging threat to Konark Sun Temple: CM seeks Centre's intervention

Bhubaneswar: Initiating measures to save the pride of Odisha’s culture and heritage, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday shot a letter to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma urging an immediate intervention into the water drainage problem at the Sun Temple of Konark. In his letter, Patnaik stated that the flooding problem in Konark Temple poses a […]

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ASI inspects Puri Srimandir ‘Garbhagriha’

Puri: Members of the ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) today inspected Puri Srimandir’s ‘Garbhagriha’ during which the first floor, second floor, ground floor, wall, ceiling, and steel crosses were thoroughly checked. According to sources, the Jagamohan was also inspected and the repair works of Bhoga Mandap floor, temple kitchen floor and walls will begin tomorrow […]

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Construction of public toilet near Srimandir draws flak

Puri: Devotees & servitors have vehemently opposed the construction of a public toilet near the ‘Meghnad Pacheri’, the boundary wall of Srimandir and demanded immediate halt of the construction work. Secretary of Bhitara Sevayat Nijog, Rabi Das condemned the construction of the toilet and said, “The construction work is completely illegal. Nothing can be more […]

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6 temples inside Puri Srimandir need repair: ASI

Bhubaneswar: As a part of the ongoing renovation works in Lord Jagannath Temple (Srimandir) in Puri, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) today submitted an assessment report to the Orissa High Court citing that the structural condition of as many as 13 temples inside the temple premises is in precarious condition out of which six […]

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Repair work of Jay-Vijay Dwar to begin from May 1

Puri:  Repair work of the Jay-Vijay Dwar of Puri Srimandir will commence on May 1 and will be completed in a month, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) informed the High Court through an affidavit today. Earlier on April  24, the apex court had directed the ASI to complete the repair work by May 31. […]

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HC asks ASI to complete repair work of Srimandir Jay-Vijay Dwar by May 31

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court has directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) today to complete the repair work of the Jay-Vijay Dwar of Puri Srimandir by May 31. According to sources, the ASI had sought 1 month time from the court to finish the repair work. In a bid to ensure hassle-free darshan by […]

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Taj entry restricted to three hours from Sunday

Agra: Entry to the Taj Mahal will be restricted to only three hours starting from Sunday, according to a notice issued by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). The decision was taken to reduce “human load” on the fragile, 17th century monument of love which has started showing signs of fatigue and ageing, the notice said. […]

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Sex slur: ASI thrashed black & blue in Mayurbhanj

  Baripada: An Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) of Thakurmunda police station in Mayurbhanj district was roughed up by villagers after they caught him with a woman in a compromising situation last night. Getting information about the ASI’s alleged illicit act, locals went to the spot and caught the cop red-handed with a woman in a […]

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Complete Srimandir's Jagamohan repair work by Feb 28: HC

Puri: Orissa High Court on Thursday directed authorities to complete all the repair works of Jagamohan- the hall facing the sanctum sanctorum of Puri Srimandir by February 28. The direction came after Shree Jagannath Temple Administration and Archeological Survey of India (ASI) filed an affidavit in court regarding the ongoing beautification work. Besides, ASI has […]

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Srimandir Reforms panel notice to ASI over posters on temple walls

Puri: Upset over putting posters on Sri Jagannath temple walls, justice BP Das Commission of Inquiry for Reforms in Srimandir issued notice to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) asking it to file explanation on why FIR not filed for such an offence. The Commission, which directed the ASI superintendent to report within 15 days, […]

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Police personnel caught red handed while accepting bribe

Baripada: Vigilance sleuths today arrested the IIC and ASI of Kaptipada police station in Mayurbhanj district while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a person to solve a group clash case. As per sources, a group clash had erupted on September 29 this year in which police, during its investigation, seized four bikes and […]

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