Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicTaj mahal

Topic: taj mahal

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.

Taj Mahal, once a promising job opportunity, sees local business drying up and dying out

Local guides, budget hotel owners, photographers — these are some of Agra's residents who are struggling with no daily earnings due to the Taj Mahal being shut during the Covid crisis.

Rs 3,000 crore and 4 lakh jobs, the price Agra tourism is paying for coronavirus

Apart from hotels, businesses like handicraft emporiums, as well as those engaged in leather, zardozi and marble inlay work, also rely heavily on tourism.

Taj Mahal, a hub for tourists, finds a quiet moment amid the lockdown

Agra, which relies on tourism to boost its economy, has been relatively quiet since the nationwide lockdown was imposed.

Virtual tour of Taj Mahal, digital puja at Kashi — when historians and techies join hands

An IIT-incubated start-up has created detailed 3D digital models of Indian heritage sites, transforming how one can experience them.

Taj Mahal is losing its sheen & colour because of DNA-sized carbon particles

As an immediate measure, scientists suggest that massive tree plantation nearby with frequent surface monitoring could help add to Taj Mahal's lifespan.

Mumtaz Mahal, the queen with a wonder of the world built in her honour

There is surprisingly little known of Mumtaz Mahal, arguably among the most prominent of the Mughal queens whose death anniversary falls today, 17 June.

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.

On Camera

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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