Tag - ASI

Yamuna waters touch walls of Taj Mahal for the first time in 45 years


The water level in Yamuna this year reached a new high when it touched the walls of the Taj Mahal, Tuesday after 45 years.  According to the officials, the river’s rising level has surged to a height of 497.9 feet, surpassing the ‘low-flood level’ of 495 feet.  Heavy and continuous rainfall caused the river’s alarming rise,...

ASI unearths 26 new temples, 26 caves, 2 monasteries in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve


The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has covered nearly 170 square km of area falling in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve over months-long exploration of the region, a feat which was undertaken for the first time since 1938. The whole exploration drive was calculated by the Jabalpur Circle of ASI. In the exploration, over 26...

Veteran archaeologist BB Lal dies at 101, PM pays tribute


New Delhi: Veteran archaeologist and Padma Vibhushan awardee BB Lal died recently. He was 101. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid rich tributes, saying he will be remembered as a great intellectual who "deepened our connect with our rich past". Lal served as the director general of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) from 1968 to 1972....

4000-years-old weapons found under a field in UP’s Mainpuri


Experts say a hoard of 4,000-year-old copper weapons discovered by chance under a field in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri can be traced to the copper age. Earlier this month a farmer leveling his field in Mainpurti district’s Ganeshpur village found a large number of copper swords and harpoons beneath the soil. He took all of them...

500-year-old stolen Hanuman idol to be returned


New Delhi: An idol of Lord Hanuman that was stolen a decade ago from Tamil Nadu and smuggled abroad would be repatriated to India soon, Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy said. The 14th-15th century statue, belonging to the Vijayanagar period, was discovered with a private buyer in Australia recently. "Five hundred-year-old Lord Hanuman bronze idol stolen...

ASI illuminates 100 monuments in tricolor to mark One Billion Vaccinations


New Delhi: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) illuminated 100 monuments with tri-color across the country as India achieved the landmark milestone of administrating 100 crore COVID vaccinations. The world is witnessing the largest and fastest vaccination drive in India against the pandemic. ASI gesture was a mark of respect and gratitude towards corona warriors who...