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'We Couldn’t Sleep Out Of Excitement': Archaeologists Who Helped Solve Georgian Queen's 400-Year-Old Murder Mystery

'We Couldn’t Sleep Out Of Excitement': Archaeologists Who Helped Solve Georgian Queen's 400-Year-Old Murder Mystery

The Queen’s sacrifice gained the status of martyrdom and since 1989 the successive governments requested the Indian counterpart to look for the Queen’s relics where it was reported to be kept.

26 July 2021
ASI To Laser Scan Shree Jagannath Temple During Ratha Jatra

ASI To Laser Scan Shree Jagannath Temple During Ratha Jatra

The laser scanning will be completed when the deities are out of the temple for the nine-day Ratha Jatra.

12 July 2021

ASI Unearths Jain Temple In Karnataka's Hassan District

Among the artifacts discovered were the sculptures of a Jain Upasaka measuring two feet in height.

ASI Unearths Ancient Odisha Structure Linked To Oldest Temple; Groups Rally For Heritage Preservation

ASI Unearths Ancient Odisha Structure Linked To Oldest Temple; Groups Rally For Heritage Preservation

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan wrote to the Culture Minister on Saturday urging him to intervene in the preservation of the 'invaluable' remains...

31 January 2021

Stolen Idols Of Lord Rama, Lakshman, Sita Returned To Tamil Nadu

India Pride Project had informed the High Commission last year about the missing artefacts

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17 March 2020
Archaeological Survey of India Shuts All Monuments, Museums As Coronavirus Fear Mounts On

Archaeological Survey of India Shuts All Monuments, Museums As Coronavirus Fear Mounts On

A formal order was issued a day after Tourism and Culture Minister Prahlad Patel had announced the move and instructed ASI to do the needful.


21 February 2020
Konark Temple: Is Archaeological Survey of India Good Enough To Prevent Sun Temple's Decay?

Konark Temple: Is Archaeological Survey of India Good Enough To Prevent Sun Temple's Decay?

Preservation of the original stones that have those intricate and erotic designs is a massive task. Will ASI let UNESCO step in and save this world heritage...


15 November 2019
OPINION | Ayodhya Verdict Bears Stamp Of Contemporary Indian Politics, Majoritarian Rule Looms Large

OPINION | Ayodhya Verdict Bears Stamp Of Contemporary Indian Politics, Majoritarian Rule Looms Large

The so-called tolerant Hindus will now have to live with a blot of destroying a 450-year-old Masjid and building a grand Ram Mandir on it, writes former...


16 November 2019
Had Babri Masjid Not Been Demolished, Would SC Judgment Have Been Same? Asks Owaisi

Had Babri Masjid Not Been Demolished, Would SC Judgment Have Been Same? Asks Owaisi

Ayodhya verdict: AIMIM chief and senior Muslim leader Asaduddin Owaisi speaks about his disenchantment with the Supreme Court’s judgment and its political...


12 September 2019
Where Did We Come From? From Here And There...DNA Findings From Rakhigarhi Reveal Hard Truths

Where Did We Come From? From Here And There...DNA Findings From Rakhigarhi Reveal Hard Truths

On the back of new DNA findings from Rakhigarhi, scientists speak of deep, unbroken indigeneity, local evolution of farming and...the thoroughly nativist...


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06 September 2019
The Press Conference On Rakhigarhi Findings Throws Up More Questions Than Answers

The Press Conference On Rakhigarhi Findings Throws Up More Questions Than Answers

The scientists put forth an ‘Out of India’ migration theory while also attempting to disprove the ‘Aryan’ or Steppe migration theory saying that India...


05 September 2019
Who Were The Indus Valley People? Long-Awaited Research Paper To Be Out Today

Who Were The Indus Valley People? Long-Awaited Research Paper To Be Out Today

In August last year, Outlook's cover story talked about the Rakhigarhi project. A year later, the findings of a long-awaited research paper will be published...


23 August 2019
Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik Announces Rs 500 Cr Package For Puri

Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik Announces Rs 500 Cr Package For Puri

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had recently announced various projects worth Rs 265 crore under the Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of...


13 June 2019
Illegal Construction Going On In Nizamuddin Dargah, Alleges ASI

Illegal Construction Going On In Nizamuddin Dargah, Alleges ASI

Nizamuddin Dargah complex, which falls under the Delhi Circle of the Archaeological Survey of India, is visited by a large number of devotees, tourists and...


02 March 2019
The Subcontinental Menu

The Subcontinental Menu

From BMC's proposal to convert at least 10 old BEST buses into mobile loos to an Arunachal lawmaker accused of casting a voodoo spell on voters, read this and...



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10 December 2018
Visiting Taj Mahal? You Will Have To Pay More To Enter Main Mausoleum

Visiting Taj Mahal? You Will Have To Pay More To Enter Main Mausoleum

Vasant Swarnakar, Archaeological Survey of India's (ASI) chief archaeologist in Agra, said domestic visitors will have to pay Rs 250 and foreign visitors Rs...


16 October 2018
Kohinoor Diamond Was Neither Stolen Nor Forcibly Taken, It Was 'Surrendered' To British: ASI

Kohinoor Diamond Was Neither Stolen Nor Forcibly Taken, It Was 'Surrendered' To British: ASI

The precious gem, which came into British hands during the colonial era, is the subject of a historic ownership dispute and claimed by at least four countries,...


04 August 2018
We Are All Harappans

We Are All Harappans

Rakhigarhi in Haryana unlocks mystery about the Harappans and shines light on an old enigma: the ­Harappans were genetically ‘Ancestral South Indian’...


05 August 2018
'Harappans United Regions Across 2 Million Sq KM’

'Harappans United Regions Across 2 Million Sq KM’

Prof V.S. Shinde, senior archaeologist and vice-chancellor of Deccan College, explains how Rakhigarhi extends our understanding of the Harappan civilisation.


09 August 2018
We Are All Harappans

We Are All Harappans

The Rakhigarhi project shines light on an old enigma: the ­Harappans were genetically ‘Ancestral South Indian’ stock. Which is to say, all of us in South...


27 July 2018
The Subcontinental Menu

The Subcontinental Menu

A panchayat in Rajasthan’s Bundi ostracised a girl after for stepping on a titihari egg. Meanwhile, the prison department in Kerala is thinking of launching...



11 June 2018
ASI-Excavated Sanauli Chariots Have Potential To Challenge Aryan Invasion Theory

ASI-Excavated Sanauli Chariots Have Potential To Challenge Aryan Invasion Theory

Recent discovery of three ‘pre-Iron Age’ carriers in Western Uttar Pradesh has excited the world of ancient history. But equally interesting would be the...



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