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Indian agency responsible for archaeological studies and preservation

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Archaeological Survey of India: Indian agency responsible for archaeological studies and preservation
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is an Indian government agency attached to the Ministry of Culture that is responsible for archaeological research and the conservation and preservation of cultural historical monuments in the country. It was founded in 1861 by Alexander Cunningham who also became its first Director-General.

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Hindu outfit claims that Ajmer Sharif Dargah was a temple, demands ASI survey | OneIndia News [Video]

Hindu outfit claims that Ajmer Sharif Dargah was a temple, demands ASI survey | OneIndia News

The Gyanvapi and the newly-erupted, Meerut mosque controversy hasn't yet ended and another new controversy has crept up. This time the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, with which the faith of crores of Indians is..

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Amid Taj Mahal row, ex-ASI officer claims Qutub Minar built by Raja Vikramaditya to observe sun

A former ASI officer has claimed that the Qutub Minar has been built by Raja Vikramaditya, and not by ruler Qutb al-Din Aibak, as is stated in history
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ASI: J&K LG's puja at Martand temple was in violation of rules

A puja, attended by Jammu & Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha at the premises of the Archaeological Survey of India-protected Martand Sun temple in Kashmir's Anantnag, was in violation of rules and the..
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Open closed doors in Taj Mahal to ascertain presence of Hindu idols: Plea in High Court

The plea sought the constitution of a fact-finding committee and the submission of a report by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
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Feroz Shah Kotla charging devotees to offer Namaz, tickets for Rs 25

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has taken the decision to make tickets mandatory.
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Allahabad high court stays order on ASI survey of Gyanvapi mosque


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Varanasi court orders Archaeological Survey of India to survey Gyanvapi complex

In its order on Thursday, the court of civil judge (senior division), fast track, Ashutosh Tiwari, directed the ASI director general to constitute a five-member committee of eminent persons who are..
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Red Fort to remain shut for visitors till Jan 31: ASI

The Red Fort will remain closed for visitors from January 27 to January 31, according to an order issued by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
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Heritage monuments to be available for film shoots within 20 days of applying online: MoS tourism Prahlad Patel

Heritage monuments managed by the Archaeological Survey of India will now be available for film shoots within 20 days of the film crew filing online applications, minister of state for tourism and..
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ASI monuments get footfall of less than 100 after three-month hiatus

A day after monuments across the country reopened their doors for visitors following a gap of more than three months amid coronavirus-induced lockdown, only a handful of people visited these sites.
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ASI monuments to be reopened for public from July 6


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820 monuments with places of worship to reopen today

As part of efforts to reopen public facilities as the lockdown eases, culture and tourism minister Prahlad Singh Patel announced on Sunday that 820 monuments managed by the Archaeological Survey of..
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Centre nod to open 820 ASI monuments with places of worship from June 8

The Union culture ministry on Sunday approved the opening of its over 3,000 Archeological Survey of India monuments from June 8, minister Prahlad Patel said. He said all coronavirus-related protocols..
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Culture ministry okays opening of over 3,000 ASI-maintained monuments from June 8

The Union culture ministry on Sunday approved the opening of its over 3,000 Archeological Survey of India monuments from June 8, minister Prahlad Patel said. He said all coronavirus-related protocols..
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Free entry for women at monuments today

Tourism minister Prahlad Patel on Saturday said women visitors at all ticketed monuments protected by the Archaeological Survey of India will be granted free entry on International Women’s Day on..
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Donald Trump's Taj visit: Royal graves get mud pack, chandelier refurbished

Authorities at the Archaeological Survey of India had "advanced the dates" for mud-pack treatment for the graves of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan and wife Mumtaz Mahal at Taj Mahal in view of US President..
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Most perfect judgment, says former ASI director KK Muhammed

KK Muhammed, former regional director, North, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court's verdict in Ayodhya land title dispute case and called it a 'perfect..
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No single use plastics in ASI protected monuments, 100m periphery: Tourism ministry


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Ayodhya Dispute: ASI report isn't concrete proof, says Muslim side; top court junks theory

Muslim side had said ASI report is based on an inferential study, can't be conclusive in its finding
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Ayodhya case: SC says ASI report not an ordinary opinion; inferences drawn by cultivated minds

The apex court's observation came when senior lawyer Meenakshi Arora, appearing for the Muslim parties, told the apex court that the ASI report was "merely an opinion" of archeologists which needed to..
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Ayodhya Dispute: Muslim side sorry for doubting Archaeological Survey of India report

It's our stand that the authorship of ASI report cannot be questioned, said the advocate representing Muslim parties
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Many distortions in history, present real picture of India to younger generation: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu

"Unfortunately our history books did not mention about the contributions made by many illustrious sons and daughters of India," he said after presenting Punyabhushan Award to eminent archaeologist GB..
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Ayodhya case: Muslim parties apologise in SC for questioning 2003 ASI report

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi was told by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan that they do not wish to question the authorship of the summary of the ASI report. "It is..
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UP: Baby feeding room opened in Agra's Red Fort

After opening the first-ever baby feeding room in Taj Mahal, the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has now opened another baby feeding room in the Red Fort here.
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Masjid built over 10th century temple: Counsel for Ram Lalla

Arguing before a constitution bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde, D Y Chandrachud, Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer, the counsel read out a report of the Archaeological Survey..
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