Taj Mahal gate minaret collapses due to heavy rain Current Affairs 

Taj Mahal gate minaret collapses due to heavy rain

Agra: The stone minarets on the south and royal gates of the Taj Mahal collapsed after heavy rain and thunderstorm in Agra on Wednesday. A north-west 12 feet metal pillar at the entry gate which is known as Darwaza-e-Rauza and a flower vase in stone and a brass filial was brought down as winds with velocity of over 130 km per hour swept the city. Similar loss happened at the southern gate too, said Ankit Namdev, conservation assistant of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) at Taj Mahal, reported HT. Taj…

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RSS history wing wants ban on Friday prayers at Taj Mahal Current Affairs 

RSS history wing wants ban on Friday prayers at Taj Mahal

Hours after Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s visi to Taj Mahal on Thursday, Akhil Bhartiya Itihaas Sankalan Samiti (ABISS) – the history wing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has demanded ban on Friday prayers at the Mughal-era monument. In an interview to India Today, the National Secretary of the ABISS Dr Balmukund Pandey said, “Taj is a national heritage- why allow Muslims to use it as a religious site? Permission to perform namaz at Agra’s Taj Mahal should be withdrawn”. If namaz is allowed then permission to perform Shiva…

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Taj Mahal dropped from Yogi Governments tourism booklet Current Affairs 

Taj Mahal dropped from Yogi Governments tourism booklet

NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh government has dropped Taj Mahal, an Unesco world heritage site that draws millions of tourists from across the globe and earns the government crores in revenue from the list of tourist destinations. Taj Mahal did not get place in newly published booklet by UP government and instead it carries the name of temples from Mathura, Ayodhya and Gorakhpur in the list. Iconic Ganga aarti on its cover, the 32-pages booklet titled ‘Uttar Pradesh Paryatan-Apaar Sambhavanaayein’ (UP Tourism-Unlimited Possibilities), has been printed to promote the tourist spots…

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Taj Mahal dropped from Yogi Governments tourism booklet Current Affairs 

Taj Mahal not a Shiva temple but a tomb, Archaeological Survey of India tells court

AGRA: For the first time, Archaeological Survey of India has told an Agra court that the Taj Mahal is not a temple but a tomb. According to officials, a 1920 notification to protect Taj Mahal has been made the basis for the affidavit filed by the ASI here. In April 2015, a law suit was filed by six lawyers claiming that the Taj Mahal was a Hindu Shiva temple by the name of Tejo Mahalaya. The court had issued notices to the central government, Union ministry of culture, home secretary and ASI to file…

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