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Tag: Asi

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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 […]

ASI suspended for thrashing minor girl during helmet checking

Baripada: Irate locals staged protest before the Town Police Station here after a police official thrashed a minor girl during a helmet checking drive on Monday. The policeman was later suspended for dereliction of duty today. ASI Sushant Mahakud of Town Police Station allegedly thrashed a minor girl during helmet checking drive following which locals […]

336 ASIs demoted to Constables over faulty promotion

Bhubaneswar: A total of 336 Constables who were promoted to Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of Police have been demoted to their earlier rank today, a notification issued by the State Police Headquarters said. “The officiating ASIs, who were allowed a promotion, have been reverted to the rank of constable with immediate effect. After such revision, the […]

Trial of Konark light and sound show successful

Puri: Knowing the history of Sun temple at Konark will now be easier especially for the tourists coming from different parts of the country and world as the much awaited light and sound show facility will be introduced soon. The trial of the 35-minute duration light and sound show was successfully conducted at the heritage […]

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ASI suspended for dereliction of duty in slum child missing & death

Bhubaneswar: Police today suspended Nayapalli Assistant Sub-inspector and directed Inspector-In-Charge to submit show cause notice for dereliction in duty, just a day after police callousness and apathy leading to death of a missing minor from Salia Sahi slum came to fore. ASI of Nayapalli Police Station, NC Swain was suspended while the IIC Suryamani Pradhan […]

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Jagamohan repair: Technical team to visit Puri temple on May 23

Puri: The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has approved the proposal for protecting the roof of Puri Jagannath temple’s prayer hall or Jagamohan. A high level technical experts’ core team would be visiting the sacred shrine for taking stock of the situation on May 23, official sources said here on Saturday. Once the experts’ core […]

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Jagamohan repair work to be completed by June 2

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday said that the repair work of Jagamohan in Puri temple, the hall facing the 12th century shrine, will be completed by June 2. Informing the media, Puri Collector Arvind Agarwal, said Works Department has submitted an affidavit in this regard before the Orissa High Court. Officials of Sri Jagannath […]

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Konark temple to undergo endoscopy

Bhubaneswar: After reports of stones falling from the Konark Temple, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) are gearing up to conduct an endoscopy of temple to review its internal structure for safety and maintenance purposes. The innards of the temple are still unknown and in a bid to […]

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Technical core committee reviews Jagamohan repair work

Puri: After Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Director General approved the stainless steel portal frames plan proposed by the Srimandir technical core committee for Jagamohan, working chairman of the committee Prof GC Mitra on Saturday reviewed the repair work progress at the hall facing the sanctum sanctorum of the Sri Jagannath temple. Talking to newsmen […]

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Threat to Konark temple: Odisha to draw attention of Centre

Bhubaneswar: A day after experts cast apprehensions on the stability of Konark Sun temple, Odisha on Sunday said it will draw attention of the Centre in this regard. “It is certainly a matter of concern. We hope that the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) should take adequate steps for conservation of the historical monument. We […]

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Threat to Black Pagoda looms large

Bhubaneswar: Threat to world famous 13th century Sun Temple at Konark looms large as sand inside Jagmohan is caving in. According to endoscopy photography of Central Building Research Team, the four pillars of Jagmohan are in dilapidated condition. Besides, the sand inside Jagmohan is caving in. A gap of 62 foot has also developed in […]

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Jagmohan repair: ASI approves Core Committee’s design

Puri: The tussle between the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Odisha Works department over the design of the portal box-frame of the Jagmohan chamber of Shri Jagannath temple has come to an end, as the former approved the design made by the core committee of the state government after declining it initially. According […]

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Orissa HC asks State to inform on deadline for Jagamohan repair work

Puri/Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court today asked the Odisha government to file affidavit on monetary grant and deadline for the Jagamohan repair work and posted the next hearing on January 3. Besides, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) informed the High Court about a detailed plan on the portal frame design for repair work of […]

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Jagmohan repair: Odisha asks ‘unconvinced’ ASI to make own design

Puri: After the ASI disagreed with the steel box-type portal frame design for the Jagmohan of Srimandir prepared by the Public Works department (PWD) and warned of issuing a no-risk certificate, the PWD secretary has written a letter to the ASI DG citing that the design should be prepared by the agency which is in […]

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HC forms committee to supervise Jagmohan repair

Cuttack; The Orissa High Court today constituted a 1-member committee to supervise the repair work of the Jagmohan, the chamber facing the sanctum sanctorum of the Puri Jagannath Temple. Retired senior engineer, NK Mohanty has been appointed as the member of the committee which will review the Jagmohan repair work on November 26. The court […]

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Jagamohan repair: HC asks ASI, SJTA to file fresh affidavit

Cuttack: Expressing resentment over the inordinate delay in the ongoing repair work of Jagamohan of Shri Jagannath Temple in Puri, the Orissa High Court has directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Shri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) to submit latest report on the status of the repair work through fresh affidavit. This apart, […]

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