Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicTaj mahal

Topic: taj mahal

What’s the Taj Mahal conflict & what do past documents tell us about its history

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Our take on sedition law, Taj Mahal and the iPod – in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

A temple in the Taj Mahal? What Mughal-era documents tell us about tangled claims

Allahabad HC Thursday dismissed a plea to open sealed rooms of Taj Mahal to investigate 'real history', while BJP MP Diya Kumari claimed monument stands on Jaipur royal family's land.

‘Don’t mock PILs,’ Allahabad High Court dismisses plea to open locked rooms in Taj Mahal

Petitioner and BJP media in-charge in Ayodhya, Rajneesh Singh, wanted an ASI committee to give clarity on the monument’s ‘history’.

Bulldozer, Hanuman Chalisa, Taj Mahal, Mughal — Want to make TV headlines? Pick any

Not all bulldozers will get the same TV treatment. JCB in Delhi gets the best carpet coverage. But if you want to be an overnight TV star, pick a religious angle.

Some MPs have hidden talent while KCR & Stalin are more concerned about their ‘Hindi image’

Many top-ranked officials from Europe, US, UK, China, Nepal and Sri Lanka are making a beeline for India ignoring the scorching heat. How has India become so important?

Hotels shut, taxis sold, guides ‘begging’: How Covid devastated tourism in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur

Lack of foreign tourists has hit tourism sector in Delhi-Agra-Jaipur ‘golden triangle’ hard, while lockdowns have meant even domestic tourist numbers are yet to match pre-pandemic figures. 

Taj Mahal vacated after hoax bomb call to UP police

A call was received at 9 am claiming that a bomb was kept inside the monument, which is conserved by the ASI and protected by CISF. The hoax call has been traced to UP's Firozabad.

6 feet apart & say cheese! Taj Mahal reopens Monday, but cosy couple shots will have to wait

Covid guidelines at Taj Mahal will bar tourists from striking lovey-dovey poses and taking cosy family shots. All tourists are expected to keep 6 feet of distance from each other at all times.

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

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.