Tag: Taj Mahal

SC junks plea seeking fact-finding inquiry, opening of 22 rooms in Taj Mahal
SC junks plea seeking fact-finding inquiry, opening of 22 rooms in Taj Mahal

A bench comprising Justices M.R. Shah and M.M. Sundresh said the high court was not in error in dismissing the petition. Terming it a 'publicity interest litigation', the top court dismissed the plea.

  • Friday, 21 October 2022
Five Indian UNESCO World Heritage Sites you must visit this winter

Of the 40 UNESCO world heritage sites listed in India as of 2022, we bring you a list of five which must not be missed at all. Ranging from rock cut temples, to a mausoleum to an astronomical observatory - these sites are a marvel of human imagination and creativity.

  • Tuesday, 18 October 2022
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Monkeys Attack Tourist In Arga’s Taj Mahal

The monkey attacks in Agra’s Taj Mahal have instilled fear among the tourists and local visitors. The monkeys in Agra have been responsible for a number of attacks on children and adults which were sometimes fatal.

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  • Wednesday, 21 September 2022
Queen Elizabeth II in India
RIP Queen Elizabeth II: Reminiscing the memories of her past visits to India

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest serving monarch of the United Kingdom, passed away at Balmoral after battling months of illness. In her lifetime, she has visited India thrice, the first of which was in 1961, next in 1983 and last one in 1997, all with her husband and Duke of Edinburgh late Prince Phillip. Here's a sneak peek into some moments of her past visits to India.

  • Friday, 09 September 2022
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Allahabad HC dismisses petition on Taj Mahal, sharply pulls up petitioner

The two-judge bench ripped into the petitioner who sought opening of the 22 locked rooms, stating that the truth about the iconic monument needs to come out, and that he has filed multiple PILs for the same.

  • Thursday, 12 May 2022
Decks cleared for rubber check dam on Yamuna downstream of Taj Mahal
Decks cleared for rubber check dam on Yamuna downstream of Taj Mahal

The Yamuna barrage project, whose foundation stone was laid twice by former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister ND Tiwari and ex- Governor Romesh Bhandari, has been hanging fire for over three decades.

  • Saturday, 30 April 2022
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NGT Seeks Action Plan Against Environmental Violation Near Taj Mahal

The principal bench of the NGT headed by Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel was hearing a plea against the operation of stone crushers and other such industries in the Agra district in violation of environmental norms.

  • Wednesday, 23 March 2022
MP Man Builds Taj Mahal Like House
MP Man Builds Taj Mahal Like House For His Wife

In a unique gesture, a man from Burhanpur in Madhya Pradesh gifted a replica of Taj Mahal to his wife.

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  • Monday, 29 November 2021
Taj Mahal Invisible!
Taj Mahal disappears under thick blanket of smog

Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh disappears under thick blanket of smog.

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  • Saturday, 06 November 2021
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, […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Tourists find Taj 'much more hypnotisingly beautiful' than imagined

Agra: The World Heritage Week celebrations came to an end on Sunday, after a series of activities including a cleanliness drive at historical monuments, a painting contest, ritualistic welcome of foreign guests and a photo exhibition. The 17th century Monument of Love — Taj Mahal — was visited by more than 40,000 tourists on Sunday, […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
SC concerned over Taj turning brownish

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed concern over the Taj Mahal’s colour turning brown as it pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government and the Archaeological Survey of India. Asking if anybody had any clue about the colour of the white marble monument turning brownish, a bench of Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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. […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Visit to Taj Mahal to cost more, visitors' stay duration to be limited

New Delhi: Now the tourists may have to pay Rs 10 more to see the Taj Mahal, as the government proposes to increase the entry fee to Rs 50 from Rs 40 and introduce an additional fee of Rs 200 to for visiting the main mausoleum, a Union Minister said on Tuesday. The entry fee […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
International students asked to solve Taj Mahal's yellowing

Moscow/Agra: Finding a new and improved method of removing the yellow stains off the Taj Mahal may be devised in the coming days as university students from India and elsewhere have been posed this problem at an international science contest underway in the Taj city. The eighth International Natural Sciences Tournament (INST) of Russia is […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021