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A view of Qutub Minar shrouded in a dense layer of fog, in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

HC directs SDMC, ASI to look into illegal construction near Qutub Minar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 02:11 AM IST
Justice Najmi Waziri, while hearing a plea on December 23 by one Rishi Sehdev, said, “The construction has been carried out in such a large area – surely, this could not have escaped the attention of either the police, the ASI or the corporation,” the court said.
A view of Humayun's Tomb. The exemption will not be applicable at 27 sites, including the Taj Mahal, Ajanta and Ellora caves, Humayun’s Tomb and Hampi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A view of Humayun's Tomb. The exemption will not be applicable at 27 sites, including the Taj Mahal, Ajanta and Ellora caves, Humayun’s Tomb and Hampi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

75 years of Independence: Filming at centrally protected monuments free until August 15

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 12:31 PM IST
An ASI statement said online permission is needed to carry out shootings. It added the waiver is being provided to promote the lesser popular monuments
The ASI has 3,692 centrally-protected monuments under it and the fee for filming at the these locations is Rs 50,000 per day per site, which is non-refundable, and Rs 10,000 as security deposit, which is refundable.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo. Representative image)
The ASI has 3,692 centrally-protected monuments under it and the fee for filming at the these locations is Rs 50,000 per day per site, which is non-refundable, and Rs 10,000 as security deposit, which is refundable.(Sanjeev Verma/HT file photo. Representative image)

Filming of centrally-protected monuments will be free from Dec 25 to Aug 15

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 12:00 AM IST
The order issued on Thursday states that the ministry “exempts the payment of fees/charges under rule 44(1) of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Rules, 1959 for the filming of centrally protected monuments and sites from December 25, 2000 to August 15, 2021”.
A view of the Tomb of Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khanan also known as Rahim's Tomb, after the completion of its restoration work, near Nizamuddin, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A view of the Tomb of Abdur Rahim Khan-i-Khanan also known as Rahim's Tomb, after the completion of its restoration work, near Nizamuddin, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Rahim’s tomb: Delhi’s monument of love gets new lease of life after six-year conservation

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 06:35 PM IST
A multi-disciplinary team of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), in partnership with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and support of a corporate conglomerate, worked extensively on the project which married traditional craftsmanship with cutting-edge technology.
(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)

5.32 lakh gutted in botched ATM robbery in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 12:57 AM IST
As per the data retrieved from the CCTV, the burglars had struck at 4.20am
(Representative Image/HT File)
(Representative Image/HT File)

Suicide pact: Ludhiana teen succumbs a day after mother’s death

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 12:40 AM IST
The teenager and her mother had hung themselves on the first floor of the house on Saturday night

Ludhiana ASI succumbs to injuries in Raikot hit-and-run

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 12:43 AM IST
The ASI was hit while waiting for a bus near Barnala chowk on December 10
A lawsuit has been filed in a Delhi court seeking restoration of Hindu and Jain deities in what the petitioners claimed was temple situated inside the Qutub Minar complex at Mehrauli(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
A lawsuit has been filed in a Delhi court seeking restoration of Hindu and Jain deities in what the petitioners claimed was temple situated inside the Qutub Minar complex at Mehrauli(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Lawsuit filed for restoration of temple claimed to be situated inside the Qutub Minar complex

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON DEC 09, 2020 01:02 PM IST
The lawsuit claimed that short history displayed by the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) narrated that 27 temples were demolished and reusing the materials of the construction of Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque was raised inside the complex
Bombay high court.(HT Archive)
Bombay high court.(HT Archive)

Bombay high court directs ASI to protect medieval aqueduct in Aurangabad

Hindustan Times,Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
PUBLISHED ON NOV 11, 2020 01:58 PM IST
The bench said asking the state government to take over the work of preserving the monument will defeat the purpose
A detail view of arrows in the target at seen during a training session at the Sambodromo Olympic Archery venue.(Getty Images)
A detail view of arrows in the target at seen during a training session at the Sambodromo Olympic Archery venue.(Getty Images)

Indian archery team’s support staff member tests positive for COVID-19, training resumes

Pune | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2020 05:59 PM IST
The support staff member, who tested positive for the virus on October 30, is undergoing treatment at a special COVID-care hospital in Pune outside the premises of ASI.
Gurugram Police personnel can now relax in the company of books at this library.(PHOTO: Manoj Verma/HT)
Gurugram Police personnel can now relax in the company of books at this library.(PHOTO: Manoj Verma/HT)

This new book nook is helping Gurugram cops unwind post work

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, Gurugram
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 01:04 PM IST
A new library set up for Gurugram Police officers allows them access to books on law and enforcement, police rules and regulations, management, motivational speakers, traffic regulation, and general awareness.
On Tuesday, 60 persons were challaned for not wearing masks and Rs 30,000 collected from them.(HT PHOTO/For representation only)
On Tuesday, 60 persons were challaned for not wearing masks and Rs 30,000 collected from them.(HT PHOTO/For representation only)

Over 10,600 people in Mohali fined 49 lakh for not wearing masks

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 11:40 PM IST
Penalties also slapped on those who jumped home quarantine, violated social distancing norms or spat in public places
The retired policeman was walking along Shivaji road with his friend on Tuesday at 11 pm when the men on a motorbike tried to snatch his phone. As he resisted, the two attacked him with blades, according to his complaint.(Getty Images/iStockphoto for representation only)
The retired policeman was walking along Shivaji road with his friend on Tuesday at 11 pm when the men on a motorbike tried to snatch his phone. As he resisted, the two attacked him with blades, according to his complaint.(Getty Images/iStockphoto for representation only)

Retired policeman attacked for resisting phone-snatching, two booked

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 06:18 PM IST
The retired police assistant sub-inspector has been identified as Prakash Jaikumar Kurale (58), a resident of Swargate police lines. He retired from the police force in May.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

National archery camp to resume on August 25 at ASI, Pune: SAI

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 04:11 PM IST
A total of 16 recurve archers -- eight men and as many women, along with four coaches and two support staff will report for the camp on August 25 and undergo the mandatory 14-day period inside the ASI campus before starting their training sessions.
The complex in which the building is located used to house a biscuit factory earlier, and is spread over nearly 5,000 square yards.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
The complex in which the building is located used to house a biscuit factory earlier, and is spread over nearly 5,000 square yards.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

ASI dead, constable hurt after portion of building collapses in north Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Karn Pratap Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 06:36 AM IST
Police and municipal officials said a third floor was being constructed in the run-down building, but no permissions had been sought for the same.
DSP Bharat Prasad reached Ghatsila for inquiry on Tuesday.(HT Photos)
DSP Bharat Prasad reached Ghatsila for inquiry on Tuesday.(HT Photos)

Cop axes fellow personnel to death, injures another in Jharkhand jail

Hindustan Times, Ranchi | By Debashish Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 01:56 PM IST
Prasad reached Ghatsila Tuesday morning and started an inquiry into the incident, while jail superintendent-in-charge Narendra Prasad Singh took stock of the situation.
The Ashokan Pillar at Lauria in West Champaran, Buddhist stupa at Kesaria in East Champaran district and the remains of the fort of the ancient ruler Raja Bali at Balirajgarh in Madhubani district have seen severe inundation due to heavy rains in Bihar.(HT Photos)
The Ashokan Pillar at Lauria in West Champaran, Buddhist stupa at Kesaria in East Champaran district and the remains of the fort of the ancient ruler Raja Bali at Balirajgarh in Madhubani district have seen severe inundation due to heavy rains in Bihar.(HT Photos)

Flood waters causing damage to heritage structures in Bihar

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Reena Sopam
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 12:34 AM IST
HS Naik, superintending archaeologist, ASI, Patna circle, said plans are afoot to preserve these ancient monuments and historical sites.
Two policemen were facing a probe for letting a theft accused escape from their custody in Chandigarh. The accused, however, was arrested later.(HT Photo)
Two policemen were facing a probe for letting a theft accused escape from their custody in Chandigarh. The accused, however, was arrested later.(HT Photo)

ASI, constable face probe after theft accused escapes

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2020 10:39 PM IST
ASI Yashpal and constable Yogesh were at the Sector 22 police post questioning Sanjay Kumar from Doda in Jammu and Kashmir when requested a toilet break and escaped
ASI swung into action after swarms were spotted in Gurgaon.(HT Photo)
ASI swung into action after swarms were spotted in Gurgaon.(HT Photo)

How ASI geared up to combat locust attack in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2020 06:03 AM IST
The ASI, in an office memorandum issued by the Department of Horticulture, had asked all division heads to “make necessary arrangements for spraying of pesticides to prevent damage caused due to the swarms of locusts…” HT has seen the office memorandum.
The 56-year-old official is the third Pune Police personnel to succumb to coronavirus.(PTI image)
The 56-year-old official is the third Pune Police personnel to succumb to coronavirus.(PTI image)

ASI of Pune Police’s special branch dies due to Covid-19

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Shalaka Shinde
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 11:38 AM IST
The ASI’s family members are under quarantine after he tested Covid-19 positive about two weeks ago.
A panel, under the chairmanship of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, has suggested a cultural exchange on a sea voyage between India and China among reforms for heritage management.(HT File Photo/ Sourced)
A panel, under the chairmanship of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant, has suggested a cultural exchange on a sea voyage between India and China among reforms for heritage management.(HT File Photo/ Sourced)

India-China sea voyage in PMO panel’s pitch for reforms in heritage management

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 01:09 AM IST
The panel’s report has also highlighted the lack of a centralized database of archival records, drawings and photo archives
A view of an illuminated Qutub Minar in August 2019.
A view of an illuminated Qutub Minar in August 2019.

Nod to reopening 820 protected monuments

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 01:05 AM IST
The list of monuments includes temples, mosques and churches, with 114 monuments in the north region, 155 in central, 170 in the west, 279 in the south and 103 in the eastern circle.
A 54-year-old Assistant Sub-Inspector of Delhi Police died due to Covid-19(PTI photo)
A 54-year-old Assistant Sub-Inspector of Delhi Police died due to Covid-19(PTI photo)

54-year-old Delhi Police official dies due to Covid-19

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 12:42 PM IST
The ASI worked with the Finger Print Bureau (FPB) of the Crime Branch in Central Delhi’s Kamla Market area, officials said.
(Image source: External affairs minister S Jaishankar ‘s twitter)
(Image source: External affairs minister S Jaishankar ‘s twitter)

ASI unearths 9th century Shiv Linga during restoration of temple complex in Vietnam

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 07:53 PM IST
Over the past three seasons, ASI has restored temples in two different groups at the complex, and the team is now working on a third group of temples.
The court said ASI Surjit Singh’s arrogance and intemperate behaviour was highly reprehensible which was not expected from the member of a disciplined force like the police.(AFP)
The court said ASI Surjit Singh’s arrogance and intemperate behaviour was highly reprehensible which was not expected from the member of a disciplined force like the police.(AFP)

Police have right to beat accused, says Punjab cop, gets court notice

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2020 09:33 PM IST
ASI Surjit Singh made the statement after he was asked by the court specifically as to whether the police had beaten the main accused (Amol Mehmi) at the time of arrest at the spot or not.
The Delhi Circle of the ASI filed a complaint with the police, saying that at around 3:30 am on May 4, a Hyundai Verna collided with the boundary wall and caught fire.(Amal KS/HT File Photo)
The Delhi Circle of the ASI filed a complaint with the police, saying that at around 3:30 am on May 4, a Hyundai Verna collided with the boundary wall and caught fire.(Amal KS/HT File Photo)

Man crashes car into Delhi’s Qutub Minar complex

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Madhukalya
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 01:09 AM IST
An ASI official said the police must be held responsible for letting the man travel at that hour despite their being a complete lockdown.
Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava said the department will honour the ASI.(PTI)
Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava said the department will honour the ASI.(PTI)

Covid-19 lockdown: Delhi cop provides shelter to woman student at his residence

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2020 07:52 AM IST
Sushmita Shah, a student who is preparing for competitive exams, used to live with the ASI’s daughter at a PG in Janakpuri here.
On April 14, around a dozen residents of Baba Namdev Colony had thrashed a 26-year-old man when he was passing through their area on motorcycle.(ANI)
On April 14, around a dozen residents of Baba Namdev Colony had thrashed a 26-year-old man when he was passing through their area on motorcycle.(ANI)

70-year-old shopkeeper, his family attacked in Ludhiana village

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2020 04:29 AM IST
25 persons, of which 20 are yet to be identified, have been booked
HT Image
HT Image

Man injured in firing by ASI’s son, two others, dies

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 06:01 PM IST
Davinder Singh, who died at a private hospital in Amritsar, was standing at the threshold of his house on Friday when a young man from the village, Lovepreet Singh alias Love, was forcing a shopkeeper to open his grocery store.
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