Archaeological Survey of India

ASI removes plaques that said Maharana Pratap's forces retreated from Haldi Ghati battle

Union Minister of State for Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal confirmed that orders were issued to the ASI to remove the plaques.

published on : 15th July 2021

ASI plans to open Kondapur excavation site to general public

In the early 19th Century, Archaeologist Henry Cousens had explored Kondapur site, where he had found tools from upper Palaeolithic and Mesolithic period.

published on : 26th June 2021

Red Fort to reopen today after five months, restoration works to resume soon  

All 3,693 ASI-protected historical buildings, including 143 ticketed sites and over 50 museums, were shut since April 15 as the coronavirus infections spiked in the country.

published on : 16th June 2021

ASI to wait for Odisha unlock directive to reopen monuments

ASI sources said monuments in Odisha will not be opened on June 16 as the lockdown will be in force till June 17.

published on : 15th June 2021

ASI to take up conservation work in Taj Mahal, Agra Fort during pandemic closure

On April 15, the iconic Taj Mahal and other ASI centrally protected monuments, sites and museums were shut till May 15 by the Ministry of Culture due to the rise in coronavirus cases across the countr

published on : 17th April 2021

ASI directs officials to follow Covid guidelines 

If they ask to close the place, we will. If they ask to shift to digital ticketing only, we have told the caretakers to do that as well,” the official said.

published on : 14th April 2021

Court allows ASI to conduct survey of disputed Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi mosque complex

The ASI has been asked to set up a five-member committee, comprising two from the minority community, to conduct the survey.

published on : 8th April 2021

After years of monumental efforts, Sher Shah Gate brought to life

Built by Pashtun ruler Sher Shah Suri, the structure a fine example of Ashlar and rubble masonry work was severely damaged because of heavy rains in 2012.

published on : 24th February 2021

BJD takes swipe at Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi's Odia culture, NMA knowledge

The ruling party also took a jibe at the BJP MP's 'Odia culture understanding' and pitched her against fellow MP Pratap Sarangi who has been assuring rollback of the heritage bylaws.

published on : 18th February 2021

24 monuments remain untraceable, lists Archaeological Survey of India

Currently, there are 3,693 monuments of national importance under ASI protection. In 321 cases, instances of encroachments at the centrally protected monuments have been located.

published on : 10th February 2021

Central Archaeological Survey of India team inspects Ekamra Kshetra, Puri

The ASI, Bhubaneswar Circle, will devise the course of action for excavation of two acre site near Suka-Sari temple based on the DG’s response. 

published on : 5th February 2021

Red Fort to remain shut for visitors till further notice: Archaeological Survey of India

An order issued by the ASI says that the decision for the closure of Mughal fort-palace had been taken after the directions from the DM.

published on : 2nd February 2021

Ekamra Kshetra beautification: Heritage crushed, dumped in Bhubaneswar but agencies turn blind eye

JCB machines being used to level land in the area close to Suka-Sari temple complex where an ancient structure and architectural fragments were found by ASI.

published on : 29th January 2021

Red Fort to remain shut for visitors till January 31: Archaeological Survey of India

Earlier on Wednesday, culture and tourism minister Prahlad Patel visited the site and has sought a report on the incident from the ASI.

published on : 27th January 2021

Grime patrol: ASI to restore Charminar's ground floor

​During the past few years, a layer of deposit has formed on the 426-year-old monument due to pollution in the surrounding areas, coupled with bird excrement, particularly from pigeons. 

published on : 19th January 2021
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