Archaeological Survey of India

'Very low expenditure on excavation, other shortcomings': CAG report on monuments, sites

The units covered during the audit included, Ministry of Culture, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), National Monument Authority, National Culture Fund.

published on : 8th August 2022

Srimandir and garbhagruha are safe, asserts ASI

The managing body reviewed mishaps during the last Rath Yatra and resolved to ensure that no servitor obstructs the view of deities by standing in front of them on the chariots from next year.

published on : 7th August 2022

Fatehpur Sikri to Gandhi's birthplace: Sites where ASI will hoist tricolour on Independence Day

British-era Residency in Lucknow, Faizabad's Gulab Bari, Fort Vellore (Chennai Circle), Warangal Fort (Hyderabad Circle) and Fort, Chitradurga (Bangalore Circle) are other sites.

published on : 6th August 2022

No threat to Srimandir: ASI

As the area sees movement of servitors throughout the day due to rituals and other related activities, the lime plaster portion may have become weak and chipped off, they explained. 

published on : 5th August 2022

Authorities mum, encroachers take over Warangal Fort

According to available data, ASI officials issue 10 to 15 notices every month against illegal constructions in the restricted area of the fort.

published on : 1st August 2022

Mathura court to hear August petition seeking ASI survey of Shahi Eidgah

The Allahabad High Court had on Monday directed the civil judge (senior division) of Mathura to decide within three months the application seeking the survey and the objections in the suit.

published on : 21st July 2022

Wah Taj! Monument of love India’s biggest money grosser

Earning from the Taj is about 24 per cent of total revenue generated by the ASI from the sale of entry tickets for three financial years from 2019 to 2022.

published on : 20th July 2022

Out of darkness: ASI lights up protected heritage sites in Delhi

Illumination of two more significant monuments Giyasuddin’s Tomb and Adilabad Fort in Tughlakabad is also being done, said ASI officials.

published on : 7th July 2022

ASI faces uphill task of cataloguing and preserving piles of its archival treasure

Circles (sub-offices of the ASI in states) have been directed to facilitate and cooperate with Tassadaque Hussain, who has been engaged as Consultant (Archives) to assist the project.

published on : 4th July 2022

16 ‘illegal’ resorts sealed in Hampi

After shutting down the island resorts last year, the administration had promised to find a suitable alternative site where resorts can be built, but no development has taken place in this regard.

published on : 29th June 2022

Archaeological Survey of India deciphers 74,000 historical inscriptions

The Epigraphy Branch of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has so far copied and deciphered around 74,000 inscriptions found in different parts of the country.

published on : 19th June 2022

Archaeological Survey of India set to get 2,000 staff for multi-tasking

He added that filling the MTS post is a struggle as employees in this category keep leaving the job for better opportunities. 

published on : 18th June 2022

ASI calls for registration of  heritage object

With antiquities which were stolen and smuggled out of the country being brought back, artifacts in possession of private individuals or non-government organisations are in focus now.

published on : 16th June 2022

Cultural village in Warangal remains a distant dream

The revenue and tourism officials had first proposed allocation of the land at Warangal Fort to set up the craft village.

published on : 14th June 2022

Government team to visit Arunachal to select heritage monuments for ASI list

At least 50 recorded prominent heritage sites of the medieval period exist in Arunachal, but only three of them are on the ASI’s list.

published on : 13th June 2022

Mosque committee chairman booked for allegedly threatening lawyer in UP: Police

Jahid had on Friday made a speech at the Shai Jama Masjid premises during which he allegedly threatened lawyer Singh and the petitioner in the Shri Krishna Janmbhoomi case in Mathura.

published on : 5th June 2022

Notices to Centre, ASI over idols of Hindu deities 'buried' in Agra mosque

The notices have been sent under Section 80 of the Code of Civil Procedure, under which parties are required to respond within 60 days.

published on : 3rd June 2022

Srimandir redevelopment: Odisha Police register case against Puri Collector under AMASR

A petition alleged that work is being carried out illegally in violation of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) guidelines in the prohibited zone (100 mtr) of 12th century Srimandir.

published on : 3rd June 2022

Amid Gyanvapi row, now Hindu outfit claims Ajmer shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti was temple

Rajvardhan Singh Parmar of Maharana Pratap Sena claimed Hindu symbols were present on the walls and windows of the dargah.

published on : 27th May 2022

After lull, heritage authority readies bye-laws for 101 sites across country

The National Monuments Authority (NMA) has finalised heritage bye-laws for 101 protected sites covering 126 structures in various states.

published on : 26th May 2022
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