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want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.taj mahal needs experts from different fields to restore it to its pristine beauty rather than a bureaucrat-ridden and ignorant asi, which was pulled up by the supreme court recently~by darryl d’montethis month, the supreme court pulled up t...



canada faces 'herculean shift' to meet climate targets




canada requires a "herculean shift" in energy use to meet its international commitment to reduce greenhouse gases, according to a senate study out tuesday.



taj mahal built with blood, sweat of indians, says yogi ahead of visit




critics had attacked the state government over the omission of the taj mahal from the up tourism brochure saying that the bjp was working on its hindutva agenda



taj mahal controversy: hindutva's hatred for the monument of love betrays its ex




can one hate the great wall of china or the mona lisa? what about the pyramids of giza? humans squabble a lot, but almost the entire planet agrees that these great works of beauty and art are treasures. on that small list is one monument from india. in a poll conducted among a million voters in 2007...



as yogi visits taj, mla says monument built after demolishing temple




the taj mahal was built by demolishing a shiva temple, a legislator from uttar pradesh's ruling bjp said here today as chief minister yogi adityanath visited the 17th century monument.the mughals first demolished the temple and then built the taj mahal, agra north mla jagan prasad garg told reporter...



tracking my life helped me find out harsh truths




have you ever sought to know what it takes to ascertain that you just added a kg? sounds like a herculean task right? well, tracking your diet and weight gain can be quite an uneasy one if you don’t follow a defined and workable means. let me take a wild guess; many people are stuck with the thoug...



taj mahal security beefed up after reported threat from is




security has been enhanced at the taj mahal in the wake of a media report of a threat to the 17th century monument from terror outfit isis."a link has been circulated in which it is claimed that taj mahal is on the target of isis. we are probing it. however, security has been enhanced in and around ...



taj mahal dropped from up tourism booklet? here's why the controversy erupted




the taj mahal may be one of the ‘seven wonders of the world,’ attracting millions of tourists each year, but it has failed to feature in uttar pradesh’s latest tourism booklet. the 32-page booklet, which has the famed ganga aarti as its cover image, has been printed to promote the tourist spot...



sangeet som questions taj mahal's 'history', says mughals were traitors




courting fresh controversy, bjp mla sangeet som has questioned taj mahal's place in history, distorting historical facts to say that it was built by an emperor who had imprisoned his father and targeted hindus.in fact, mughal emperor shah jahan, who built the taj mahal in memory of his wife mumtaz m...



who owns the taj? wakf fails to provide proof of ownership at sc




want create site? find free wordpress themes and plugins.above: taj mahal/ photo courtesy: yann forget/wikimedia commonsan interesting case about the ownership of the taj mahal has come up before the supreme court bench of chief justice dipak misra and justices a m khanwilkar and d y chandrachud. th...



online myth busters fight tide of fake news in india




exposing fake news before it spreads is a herculean task in india, where an estimated quarter of a billion people use social mediaas grief and outrage over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old crescendoed in india last week, a wrenching video of the supposed victim singing "her last song" lit up...



wearing cap, mask adityanath sweeps outside taj mahal after controversy




donning a mask and wielding a broom, uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath swept a parking area outside the taj mahal today, days after his bjp leaders and ministers made provocative statements against the 17th century monument.yogi accompanied by dozens of officials and police commandos wore...



why just taj, demolish rashtrapati bhavan, parl house: azam




monuments such as the rashtrapati bhavan, the parliament house and the red fort should be demolished as they too are "symbols of slavery" just as the taj mahal, samajwadi party general secretary azam khan has said.the sp mla's remarks last night came in response to bjp mla sangeet som's comments que...



swamy says taj built on stolen property; it may meet babri fate, fears azam




samajwadi party (sp) leader azam khan on wednesday said he fears taj mahal would meet the same fate as babri masjid, while retorting to bharatiya janata party (bjp) mp vinay katiyar's statement describing taj mahal as a "hindu temple". "if babri masjid can be destroyed, then any building in the coun...



green slime on taj mahal: sc blames asi for slow, botched clean-up




india’s supreme court on wednesday faulted the country’s archaeological conservation body for failing to protect the taj mahal from discoloration, dirty feet and green slime emitted by millions of mosquito-like insects. since 2015, the body, the archaeological survey of india, has overseen a res...



adityanath arrives in agra to visit taj mahal amid tight security




uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath will visit the taj mahal today against the backdrop of various controversial statements made by some bjp leaders and ministers against the 17th century monument.over 14,000 policemen have been deployed across the city for the security of adityanath, who a...



how hindu nationalists politicized the taj mahal




“the challenge to the indian-ness of the taj mahal is a challenge to the indian-ness of muslims”



bjp mla calls mughal emperors traitors; questions taj mahal's 'history'




controversial bjp legislator from uttar pradesh, sangeet som, on monday called the taj mahal a "blot" and wanted it removed from history textbooks.som's statement comes days after the taj mahal, a world heritage site, found no mention in the tourism department's booklet containing the list of attrac...



orangutan's mysterious death points to threat of diseases that jump to humans




on a frigid night a few days after christmas 2012, trish khan drove back to the milwaukee county zoo to check on the star attraction, a playful, wildly popular 5-year-old orangutan named mahal. it was almost 11 p.m. khan, the zoo's primary orangutan keeper, was off on medical leave. yet she'd come i...



wrestlemania 33: patriots te rob gronkowski jumped the barricade, tackled jinder




during the wrestlemania 33 kickoff, mojo rawley and rob gronkowski of the nfl’s new england patriots made for a perfect team in the 4th annual andre the giant memorial battle royal. rawley won by last eliminating jinder mahal, who was involved in an in-ring altercation moments earlier with the nfl...



remarks on taj: pm, yogi snub som




in an apparent snub to bjp legislator sangeet som, prime minister narendra modi on tuesday said that "nations cannot develop if they don’t take pride in their history and heritage".the prime minister was speaking at the inauguration of the all india institute of ayurveda here.on monday, som said t...



taj mahal got no place in 'adopt a heritage' scheme of tourism ministry




taj mahal has not found a place in the first list of 14 heritage sites to be adopted by private companies under the 'adopt a heritage' scheme of the tourism ministry.the ministry had yesterday issued a list of 14 monuments in which private players had shown interest.these include delhi's qutub minar...



yogi lands in agra; launches cleanliness drive at western gate of taj mahal




uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath has arrived the taj mahal on thursday against the backdrop of various controversial statements made by some bjp leaders and ministers against the 17th century monument. over 14,000 policemen have been deployed across the city for the security of adityanat...



shuttered trump taj mahal to become hard rock hotel in atlantic city




billionaire investor carl icahn reached a deal wednesday to sell the shuttered trump taj mahal casino in atlantic city to hard rock international and two new jersey investors.the sale comes four months after icahn closed it amid a crippling strike.a sale price was not revealed."we are excited to be ...



sc refuses to lift status quo on parking area near taj mahal




the supreme court today refused to vacate for now its status quo order on construction of a multi-level parking near the iconic taj mahal, saying there was no harm in tourists walking up to the monument.the apex court rapped the state government for not coming out with a comprehensive policy to prot...