Friday, 12 August, 2022

Topic: ASI

Gyanvapi to Qutub Minar: This 1958 law is ASI’s defence and Hindu Sena’s arsenal

ASI used the Act to claim there’s no right to worship at Qutub Minar. Hindu Sena used it to counter Places of Worship Act. ThePrint explains how the law has featured in the two cases.

Babri, Saraswati, Aryans – There are rival Indian histories now and campuses are the warzone

What used to be ‘basement history’ is now mainstream in Lutyens’ Delhi. The ‘ivory tower' of the Left on academics is being contested by an ‘imaginative’ Right.

‘No damage to tomb, it’s weed growth’ — ASI denies claims about harm to Safdarjung Tomb

Historian S Irfan Habib had posted a photo of the dome of the Safdarjung Tomb on social media saying it had suffered damage following incessant and unseasonal rainfall in the past few days.

ASI to remove plaques that state Maharana Pratap retreated from Haldi Ghati battle

MoS Arjun Ram Meghwal said orders have been issued to remove existing plaques and new ones will be put up with certified information.

Sunni Waqf Board moves Allahabad HC against Varanasi court order in Kashi-Gyanvapi case

A Varanasi trial court On 8 April allowed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to study the Gyanvapi Mosque adjacent to the Kashi Vishwanath Temple.

The Class of Taxila — how Mortimer Wheeler set up the first Indian archaeology school

In ‘Archeology and the public purpose’, Nayanjot Lahiri writes on the gap between govt departments & universities bridged by The Taxila School of Archaeology.

Man dies in police custody, Delhi Police ASI suspended

A 45-year-old auto-rickshaw driver, whose vehicle was rented out for a car theft in Delhi's Lodhi Colony, was being probed by the Delhi Police.

Delhi’s deserted monuments a delight for photographers now, but spell losses for vendors

All monuments under ASI have opened for visitors after almost 100 days. While 1,000-1500 people are allowed at most monuments, not more than 200 people are showing up.

Assistant sub-inspector arrested for allegedly molesting 23-year-old woman in Alwar

According to officials, chowki in-charge Surendra Singh took the woman in his vehicle to Japanese industrial zone in Neemrana and allegedly molested her there.

CBSE, ASI get new chiefs and UPSC gets new secretary in big-ticket IAS reshuffle

Special Secretary in Health Ministry Sanjeeva Kumar was transferred. He has now been appointed as the secretary, Department of Border Management in MHA.

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The new Hyundai Tucson. | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Hyundai’s new Tucson comes loaded to the gills. Its style and power match the price

First-generation Tucson was not only quite an ugly vehicle but also drove pretty badly. But the new edition shows how Hyundai has turned the corner.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.


Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.