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Taj Heritage Corridor being resurrected in new avatar, but questions remain

Taj Heritage Corridor being resurrected in new avatar, but questions remain

The controversial Taj Heritage Corridor is being resurrected in a new avatar but disturbing questions remain, environmentalists say. The Uttar Pradesh horticulture department, in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India, has started greening the vast wasteland sandwiched between two world heritage monuments.The Supreme Court, some 10 years ago, had asked the Archaeological Survey of India to

Taj Mahal is second best UNESCO world heritage site: Survey

Taj Mahal is second best UNESCO world heritage site: Survey

Taj Mahal second best UNESCO world heritage site: The importance of preserving our cultural and natural heritage is crucial, and groups like the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization are key in this endeavor.As travelers, we can visit these locations, which are a true legacy from the past, helping to preserve and protect them.

As Yogi visits Taj Mahal, MLA says monument built after demolishing temple

Agra, Oct 26, 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 reporters at the

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UP CM Adityanath to visit Taj Mahal today

UP CM Adityanath to visit Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal controversy unnecessary and pathetic: Paresh Rawal

Taj Mahal controversy unnecessary and pathetic: Paresh Rawal

At a time when Taj Mahal is enveloped in controversies; actor-turned-politician Paresh Rawal on Friday dubbed the ongoing debate in the regard as unnecessary and pathetic. Rawal expressing dismay said the Taj Mahal which used to symbolise love has become a symbol of hatred. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Ahmedabad East constituency took to his Twitter handle on Friday and tweeted, “Taj Mahal-Symbol of

Haryana Minister calls Taj Mahal a ‘beautiful kabristan’

Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Haryana Minister calls Taj Mahal beautiful kabristan. Joining the league of those making controversial statements on the Taj Mahal, senior Haryana Minister Anil Vij on Friday termed the marble monument as a “beautiful cemetery”.”Taj Mahal ek khoobsurat kabristan hai,” Vij tweeted on Friday. Vij, who is the cabinet Minister for Health

CM Adityanath’s Taj visit will help in damage control, say tourism players

Agra, Oct 20, Tourism industry leaders in Agra have welcomed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s decision to visit the Taj Mahal, which is seen as a damage control exercise after a series of controversial statements by politicians on the 17th century marble wonder.Adityanath’s visit to Agra on October 26 will help soothe frayed tempers

Taj Mahal finds place of pride in UP govt’s 2018 calendar

Lucknow, Oct 18, The Taj Mahal, which has been in the crosshairs of controversy, has finally found a place of pride in the 2018 calender brought out by the Uttar Pradesh government. The 17th century architectural marvel is included in the month of July in the calendar brought out by the state information department. Also

Demolish Rashtrapati Bhavan, Qutub Minar along with Taj Mahal: Azam Khan

Demolish Rashtrapati Bhavan, Qutub Minar along with Taj Mahal: Azam

Taj Mahal important, doesn’t matter who built it: Adityanath

Lucknow, Oct 17 : Taj Mahal important, doesn’t matter who built it, says Adityanath. In a move to stem controversy over the Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the 17th century marble mausoleum is an important tourist draw and it was immaterial who built it and for what reason. “It

Demolish Rashtrapati Bhavan, Qutub Minar along with Taj Mahal: Azam Khan

Demolish Rashtrapati Bhavan, Qutub Minar along with Taj Mahal: Azam Khan

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan knows how to remain in the headlines. The loudmouth of the Samajwadi Party Azam Khan has called for the destruction of Rashtrapati Bhawan, Qutab Minar, Lal Qila, calling the historical buildings a sign of slavery. Khan was taking a potshot at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sangeet Som, who

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BJP leader trolled for calling Taj Mahal a ‘blot’

BJP leader Sangeet Som trolled on Twitter on Monday over his controversial comment calling the Taj Mahal a “blot” on Indian culture and history. The Sardhana MLA said: “Many people were disappointed that the Taj Mahal was removed from the UP tourism booklet. What history are we talking about? Whose history? The creator of the

Taj Mahal gives jobs to many people, says Akhilesh Yadav

The Taj Mahal is an architectural marvel, a wonder of the world and, for the Samajwadi Party, also a much visited monument that generates employment for a large number of people, says party president Akhilesh Yadav. Yadav visited the Taj Mahal with his wife and children to see the white marble mausoleum on the full

Taj Mahal a part of our heritage: Yogi- Daily Post India

Taj Mahal a part of our heritage: Yogi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has clarified that the Taj Mahal is an integral part of our heritage and it can not be ignored. His statement comes a few days after controversy was raked over non-inclusion of the Taj Mahal in a UP government booklet released to mark six months of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, led

Taj Mahal removed from UP govt’s tourism booklet

Taj Mahal was failed to find place in UP government’s new released tourism booklet. Millions of tourists mostly from abroad visits Taj Mahal every year. Taj Mahal, one of the Seven modern Wonders of the World, has been removed from Uttar Pradesh government’s booklet aimed to promote tourist spots in the state. The 32-page booklet,

No more selfies at Agra’s Taj Museum

No more selfies now at Agra’s Taj Museum inside of Taj Mahal as per the order of Archeological Survey. The tourists will now have to keep their phones and cameras inside of their bags. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has banned selfies at 46 museums curated by the department, which includes the Taj Museum

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Gifting Taj Mahal replica not Indian culture: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, once again in news for his remarks, at a Darbhanga gathering that gifting replicas of the Taj Mahal or any other minaret to visiting heads of state was not in consonance with Indian culture. Speaking of the achievements of the Narendra Modi government, Adityanath said on Thursday that he

Security of Taj Mahal beefed up, vital installations in UP

Lucknow: Security has been heightened at many important places, tourist spots and government installations across Uttar Pradesh following an IB alert of a potential threat by terrorists, officials said on Sunday. Additional security has been deployed at the Taj Mahal, in Agra the biggest draw for foreign and domestic tourists. Officials informed that 36 extra

Find reason behind green pigment on Taj Mahal: CM to officials

Lucknow: Taking serious note of reports of green pigmentation on the white marble of the Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has directed officers to trace the factors behind the problem and find a solution. “CM has asked Agra Divisional Commissioner, District Magistrate, Public Works Department (PWD), Archeology and pollution board officials to

Taj Mahal in top 5 tourist attractions globally: Survey

New Delhi: Considered one of the most iconic wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal has been voted among the top five tourist attractions in the world, second in Asia and led the popularity list in India, according to a leading travel planning and booking site Trip Advisor. The iconic ‘monument of love’ is ranked

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