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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 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
Iconic monuments will light up in blue under the #GoBlue campaign(HT Photo)
Iconic monuments will light up in blue under the #GoBlue campaign(HT Photo)

Rashtrapati Bhavan, Qutub Minar and other monuments to #GoBlue on World Children’s Day

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 03:28 PM IST
UNICEF in partnership with Parliamentarian’s Group for Children (PGC) is organizing a Climate Parliament with Children on November 20, under the leadership of Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, and 30 members of Parliament.
As soon as the weather gets pleasant in Delhi, denizens love to head to Lodhi Gardens.(PHOTO: Sanjeev Verma/HT)
As soon as the weather gets pleasant in Delhi, denizens love to head to Lodhi Gardens.(PHOTO: Sanjeev Verma/HT)

World Tourism Day 2020: Delhiites, get back to exploring the heart of the city

Hindustan Times | By Mallika Bhagat, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 11:04 AM IST
Tour guide operators, handicraft sellers and heritage walk conductors urge locals to help them resurrect their livelihood.
The image shows the Qutub Minar lit up in red and white lights against the night sky.(Twitter/@Adam_Burakowski)
The image shows the Qutub Minar lit up in red and white lights against the night sky.(Twitter/@Adam_Burakowski)

Ambassador of Poland to India shares pictures of Qutub Minar lit up for Solidarity movement’s 40th anniversary

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 01:37 PM IST
These images were shared from Adam Burakowski Twitter account.
5 offbeat places in Delhi we bet you’ve not checked out.(Instagram)
5 offbeat places in Delhi we bet you’ve not checked out.(Instagram)

Offbeat Delhi: These 5 spectacular photowalk tours with your DSLR in the National Capital will surely take your breath away

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 09:15 AM IST
Is your DSLR and vagabond spirit gathering dust and craves to venture locally in the national capital? Well, we have some good news for those in Delhi and these 5 unexplored breathtaking photowalk destinations are proof!
Ira Singhal, spokesperson of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, said a small portion at the back of the landfill collapsed in the morning due to overnight rain.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Ira Singhal, spokesperson of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, said a small portion at the back of the landfill collapsed in the morning due to overnight rain.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Part of Bhalswa landfill collapses after rain, 3 waste-pickers hurt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 03:42 AM IST
Civic officials said the injured persons were immediately taken to hospital. Two were discharged within a few hours while the third one was undergoing treatment.
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.
A view of the illuminated Qutub Minar, which is a 73m-high and five-storey tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone, the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, which is said to be the first mosque built in India.
A view of the illuminated Qutub Minar, which is a 73m-high and five-storey tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone, the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, which is said to be the first mosque built in India.

These 5 Delhi monuments will be illuminated on World Heritage Day 2020

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2020 06:29 PM IST
The Red Fort, the Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Purana Qila and Safdarjung’s Tomb are illuminated daily, but the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) says on Saturday, there will be special lighting of diyas and candles.
Archaeological Survey of India has decided not to charge fees from women visitors to the centrally protected ticketed monuments across the country on the occasion of International Women’s Day(PTI)
Archaeological Survey of India has decided not to charge fees from women visitors to the centrally protected ticketed monuments across the country on the occasion of International Women’s Day(PTI)

In a first, free entry for women at ticketed monuments on International Women’s Day

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2020 05:28 PM IST
Sharing the information, Superintending Archaeologist of Bengaluru circle, Dr Shivakant Vajpayee told PTI important ticketed monuments in India include Taj Mahal in Agra, Qutub Minar, Lal Qila, and old fort in New Delhi.
A view of the illuminated Qutub Minar, which is a 73m-high and five-storey tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone, the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, which is said to be the first mosque built in India.
A view of the illuminated Qutub Minar, which is a 73m-high and five-storey tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak. The first three storeys are made of red sandstone, the fourth and fifth storeys are of marble and sandstone. At the foot of the tower is the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, which is said to be the first mosque built in India.

Bright by night, monuments in Delhi draw heritage walkers

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Henna Rakheja
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2019 01:18 PM IST
Architectural illumination of the Capital’s historical structures is drawing visitors after sunset keen to explore a different side.
Services on the Delhi Metro’s Yellow Line were severely disrupted between Qutub Minar and Huda City Centre Metro stations on Monday evening.(HT File Photo)
Services on the Delhi Metro’s Yellow Line were severely disrupted between Qutub Minar and Huda City Centre Metro stations on Monday evening.(HT File Photo)

Yellow Line service, between HCC and Qutub stations, disrupted during evening rush hour

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2019 12:25 AM IST
While the technical issue was observed only between Qutub Minar and HCC, commuter spillover was observed at Green Park, Hauz Khas, Malviya Nagar and Saket Metro stations as well. Many commuters also said that delays in the Metro service persisted till at least 8pm.
Historian Swapna Liddle conducts a heritage walk in Mehrauli during the festival. s(Sourced)
Historian Swapna Liddle conducts a heritage walk in Mehrauli during the festival. s(Sourced)

First-ever Mehrauli monsoon festival comes to a close

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Adrija Roychowdhury
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2019 07:21 AM IST
The monsoon festival is one among a number of other steps that the government plans on taking to boost the oldest of Delhi’s seven cities and making it a prominent spot on the capital’s tourist map.
There are any number of multi-floor apartment complexes offering a panoramic view of Mehrauli.(HT Photo)
There are any number of multi-floor apartment complexes offering a panoramic view of Mehrauli.(HT Photo)

Delhiwale: Mehrauli’s aerial survey

Hindustan Times | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2019 02:49 PM IST
Historical sight-seeing tour from a rooftop
A view of Rajon ki Baoli. The tourism department and civic agencies will spruce up historical water bodies in Mehrauli.(HT Archive)
A view of Rajon ki Baoli. The tourism department and civic agencies will spruce up historical water bodies in Mehrauli.(HT Archive)

Monsoon festival to be held in Delhi’s Mehrauli

New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 07:17 AM IST
The three-day-long festival is going to be held at Mehrauli’s Jahaz Mahal between August 30 and September 1.
Qutub Minar, the 13th century minaret in Mehrauli, and its surrounding structures will soon act as a reserve for recharging Delhi’s groundwater level.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Qutub Minar, the 13th century minaret in Mehrauli, and its surrounding structures will soon act as a reserve for recharging Delhi’s groundwater level.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Rainwater harvesting units coming up at Qutub Minar

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2019 03:25 AM IST
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is constructing four rainwater harvesting units inside the new parking lot of the Qutub complex.
A view of illuminated Signature Bridge over Yamuna river, in New Delhi. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)
A view of illuminated Signature Bridge over Yamuna river, in New Delhi. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)

Viewing point atop Signature Bridge to be ready by June 30

New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON MAY 29, 2019 07:27 AM IST
The corporation, the agency that built the bridge, is constructing a glass façade (viewing gallery) atop the bow shaped pylon – twice the height of Qutub Minar.
Heavy rush of commuters seen inside Chattarpur metro station due to the breakdown of Metro service between Qutub Minar to Sultanpur Station, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Heavy rush of commuters seen inside Chattarpur metro station due to the breakdown of Metro service between Qutub Minar to Sultanpur Station, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

An unexpected act of charity saves the day

New Delhi | By Prayag Arora-Desai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 10:24 AM IST
A humble vendor decided to distribute free food when a recent Metro snag left commuters stranded.
Commuters wait at the Chattarpur Metro station after the breakdown of service on Tuesday.(HTPhoto)
Commuters wait at the Chattarpur Metro station after the breakdown of service on Tuesday.(HTPhoto)

Power snag halts Metro, thousands sweat, suffer

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 04:10 AM IST
The 48.8km Yellow Line from Samaypur Badli to Huda City Centre, has a ridership of around 8 lakh passengers daily.
People crowd into a four wheeler as an alternative after metro service operations on the Yellow Line were hit at around 9:30 am due to the breakdown of overhead wires between Sultanpur station and Qutub Minar Metro station(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
People crowd into a four wheeler as an alternative after metro service operations on the Yellow Line were hit at around 9:30 am due to the breakdown of overhead wires between Sultanpur station and Qutub Minar Metro station(Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi cops, truckers offer rides to commuters stuck after snag on Delhi Metro’s Yellow Line

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anvit Srivastava and Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 07:23 AM IST
Many on Tuesday were stuck inside trains and in stations after a breakdown in the overhead electrification on the Yellow Line between Qutub Minar and Sultanpur
With Delhi Assembly elections expected to be scheduled for February or March next year, officials involved in planning the event said that the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP’s) flagship projects will be showcased(HTPhotos)
With Delhi Assembly elections expected to be scheduled for February or March next year, officials involved in planning the event said that the Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP’s) flagship projects will be showcased(HTPhotos)

Three-day event to showcase AAP govt’s achievements

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 03:59 AM IST
The Delhi chief secretary’s office has also issued a circular asking every department of the Delhi government to prepare their respective proposals for the event.
People crowd onto public transport after metro service operations on the Yellow Line were hit at around 9:30 am due to the breakdown of overhead wires between Sultanpur station and Chattarpur Metro station,(Parveen Kumar / Hindustan Times)
People crowd onto public transport after metro service operations on the Yellow Line were hit at around 9:30 am due to the breakdown of overhead wires between Sultanpur station and Chattarpur Metro station,(Parveen Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Delhi minister questions DMRC for delay in evacuation process

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Soumya Pillai and Anvit Srivastava
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 03:05 AM IST
Two trains, which were stuck between Qutub Minar and Sultanpur, had to be evacuated after the overhead electrification broke down on Tuesday morning
Many commuters were delayed on their way to work while others missed their flights due to the traffic jam.(HTPhotos)
Many commuters were delayed on their way to work while others missed their flights due to the traffic jam.(HTPhotos)

Owners of kiosks along MG Road, auto drivers cash in on Metro delay

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 07:50 AM IST
Sharma eventually ended up sharing an autorickshaw with a colleague.
About 5,600 Metro commuters were stranded between Qutub Minar and Sultanpur after the overhead electrification wire broke down, halting operations for over four hours on Tuesday.(HTPhoto)
About 5,600 Metro commuters were stranded between Qutub Minar and Sultanpur after the overhead electrification wire broke down, halting operations for over four hours on Tuesday.(HTPhoto)

When lack of public transport really hurt

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Sharanya Munsi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 02:43 AM IST
Deepak Kumar, who was stranded outside Qutub Minar station for over an hour, said, “I saw DMRC’s tweet that there’s a feeder bus service, but nobody knew where they were; even DMRC officials were unsure.”
While the snag occurred across the Delhi border, it hindered the movement of Gurugram-bound commuters, mostly office-goers, who found themselves with little access to alternative modes of transport(HTPhoto)
While the snag occurred across the Delhi border, it hindered the movement of Gurugram-bound commuters, mostly office-goers, who found themselves with little access to alternative modes of transport(HTPhoto)

Snag cuts Metro link to city, hits thousands

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Prayag Desai and Soumya Pillai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 02:37 AM IST
Overhead wire breaks down, halting trains between Delhi and Gurugram on Metro’s busy Yellow Line
Photographs and video tweeted by passengers show the metro stuck on tracks and people deboarding and walking on the tracks.((Photo: Screengrab/Twitter))
Photographs and video tweeted by passengers show the metro stuck on tracks and people deboarding and walking on the tracks.((Photo: Screengrab/Twitter))

Commuters stuck after snag on Delhi Metro’s Yellow line, jams on Gurgaon route

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2020 06:16 PM IST
The Delhi Metro services were disrupted on the Yellow Line due to a technical glitch, leaving many passengers stranded between Samaypur Badli in the city to Huda City Centre in Gurgaon.
World Heritage Day 2019 special: The Ghiyas ud-Din Tughluq Tomb opposite Tughlakabad Fort(Shivam Saxena/HT)
World Heritage Day 2019 special: The Ghiyas ud-Din Tughluq Tomb opposite Tughlakabad Fort(Shivam Saxena/HT)

World Heritage Day 2019 special: Rediscovering Delhi’s Heritage

Hindustan Times | By Shivam Saxena and Etti Bali, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 07:28 PM IST
The Capital’s rich history lives in its countless monuments, many of them now hidden by the urban sprawl. But we have your back. A day before World Heritage Day, our lensman Shivam Saxena unearths some monuments dating back to the Sultans and Badshahs, and beyond.
In 2014, the Qutub Minar was illuminated in blue as a part of Blue Monument Delhi campaign. Currently, the monument remains open for night viewing till 10pm.(Subrata Biswas/HT Archives)
In 2014, the Qutub Minar was illuminated in blue as a part of Blue Monument Delhi campaign. Currently, the monument remains open for night viewing till 10pm.(Subrata Biswas/HT Archives)

Special light scheme to enhance structural details of Qutub Minar

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Parvez Sultan
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2018 09:44 AM IST
The new illumination, similar to the ones installed at Red Fort, will spruce up the Qutub Minar complex enabling visitors a detailed view of its opulent architecture, calligraphic verses, corbels, and intricate carving even at night.
American artist Tyga is all set to perform in Delhi today. This is his first visit to India.(AFP)
American artist Tyga is all set to perform in Delhi today. This is his first visit to India.(AFP)

On his maiden trip, Tyga may visit Qutub Minar, India Gate; special platter is also being prepared for him

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 07:04 PM IST
Grammy-nominated American rapper Tyga is all set to perform tomorrow in Delhi. The organiser is keeping no stones unturned to make his first time in India feel special.
Qutub Minar lighted in red to raise awareness and sensitise people to the Hemophilia disease, in New Delhi, on Monday, April 16, 2018.(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
Qutub Minar lighted in red to raise awareness and sensitise people to the Hemophilia disease, in New Delhi, on Monday, April 16, 2018.(Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)

Qutub Minar lit up in red for World Haemophilia Day

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 09:32 AM IST
Haemophilia is a genetic disease where the body’s ability to make blood clots is impaired. There are a little over 18,000 haemophiliacs registered with the Haemophilia Federation of India.
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