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Delhi park features replicas of 7 wonders of the world created out of waste

It took 110 tonne of waste from MCD yards and stores across the capital to recreate these monuments.

Even if Statue of Unity becomes as famous as Taj Mahal, we may need 120 years to break even

Sardar Patel Statue of Unity is Narendra Modi’s political vanity project.
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The Taj Mahal is wasting away, and it may soon hit the point of no return

Air pollution and poor management have led to a marked deterioration in Taj Mahal's condition over the last few years.
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Two MoUs signed 2 years apart, but there’s still no Yamuna sewage treatment plant in sight

The agreement involves the construction of a plant that has the capacity to treat 20 million litres of sewage per day for further use at a refinery.
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Modi govt forms panel to tackle industrial pollution near Taj Mahal

The panel comprises officials of the environment ministry, experts from NEERI, IITs and various other forums.
Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

No unity on theatre commands, and a 100-year plan to save the Taj Mahal

Front Page IAF, defence minister at odds over theatre command. Days after defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government wanted the military to move towards creating theatre commands, Sujan Dutta of ThePrint reports about an IAF position paper arguing that integrated theatre commands will strain its resources. Panama Papers: First case sent to court. Just over two years after the Panama Papers revelation, the finance ministry has announced that Rs 1,140 crore in undetected income and assets was traced to Indians who incorporated offshore companies, reports The Indian Express. The government also revealed that 16 Indians are facing prosecution in courts in different cities. Farooq Abdullah accused in Rs 43 crore J&K cricket association 'scam', chargesheet filed. The CBI has charged former Jammu & Kashmir chief minister and National Conference patron Farooq Abdullah and three others with “embezzlement” and “misappropriation” of BCCI funds to the tune of over 43 crore between 2002 and...
Eid al-Adha morning prayers in the Taj Mahal premises | STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

Politics over namaz inside historic Taj mosque likely to survive beyond 2019

It is possible for the Hindutva elites to make use of the favourable passages of the judgment for its anti-Muslim politics.
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Supreme Court junks plea against Agra order barring outsiders at mosque in Taj Mahal

Court says Taj Mahal one of seven wonders of world and people can offer prayers at other mosques also.
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ASI spent more on its swanky new office than it did on 3,686 monuments in 2017

An ASI official, however, said the comparison was not fair, since the building's construction was a 'one-time affair'.
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India’s top 5 revenue generating monuments were all built by Muslim rulers

The Taj Mahal and 4 other monuments earned Rs 146.05 crore, more than half the total revenue generated by centrally-protected monuments, in 2017-18.

On Camera

Afghanistan’s hope for peace rests on how India, Pakistan and China deal with each other

A regional uniformity is possible only if Pakistan, India and China can insulate their support for Afghan peace process from regional rivalries.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.