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Denmark's Crown Prince, Princess visit Taj Mahal in Agra. See pics

According to MEA, the visit is the first ever from the Danish Royal family in two decades. Earlier, the Crown Prince travelled to India in 2003. Queen Margrethe II visited India in 2003 as a Crown Princess, according to the press release.

Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik Andre Henrik Christian and Princess Mary Elizabeth pose for photographs at Taj Mahal, in Agra, Sunday.(PTI)
Published on Feb 26, 2023 03:25 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Taj Mahal served notice over property tax, water bills; ASI cries ‘mistake’

Agra's Nagar Nigam officials said that demand was first raised in 2017 and it is only now that a letter was served to the ASI.

Visitors at Taj Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. (File photo)
Published on Dec 20, 2022 01:04 PM IST
By | Reported by Hemendra Chaturvedi

Supreme Court rebukes doctor who sought order to look for idols in Taj Mahal

The Allahabad high court in May this year rejected the petition, saying it made a “mockery” of the public interest litigation (PIL) system and asking the petitioner to research the topic first.

The petitioner, Rajneesh Singh was guided by the belief that the place where the monument stood was once a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, known as Tejo Mahalaya. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 21, 2022 10:57 PM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Six facts you didn't know about mosques in Germany

On Open Mosque Day, Germany's many mosques open their doors to the public.

Sehitlik Mosque in Berlin(Thomas Trutschel/photothek/picture alliance )
Published on Oct 04, 2022 11:07 AM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Stop commercial activities within 500 metres of Taj Mahal, orders Supreme Court

The Supreme Court took on record the submissions of senior advocate and amicus curiae ADN Rao, that it would be in the interest of the protected monument to issue directions for barring all commercial activities near the Taj Mahal

The Supreme Court directed the Agra Development Authority to immediately clear the 500-metre radius of the Taj Mahal of all commercial activities. (PTI File Phot)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 09:29 PM IST

Bridgerton's Phoebe Dynevor shares Taj Mahal pics, Simone Ashley reacts

Bridgerton actor Phoebe Dynevor, better known as Daphne from the hit show, has shared pictures from her India tour. She visited the Taj Mahal and Humayun's Tomb.

Phoebe Dynevor shared pictures from her visit to the Humayun's Tomb and the Taj Mahal in India. 
Published on Aug 19, 2022 02:24 PM IST

Payal Rohatgi twirls in new pics with Sangram Singh as they visit Taj Mahal

Newlyweds Payal Rohatgi and Sangram Singh visited Taj Mahal after their wedding in Agra. The couple has shared pictures on Instagram.

Payal Rohatgi and Sangram Singh visit Taj Mahal.
Published on Jul 11, 2022 08:23 PM IST

Activist lauds officials for clearing waste from banks of Yamuna behind Taj

The 10-year-old activist from Manipur also shared on Twitter photos from her visits to the river bank last month and on Saturday.

File photo of Yamuna flowing in the backyard of Taj Mahal in Agra. (Photo HT)
Published on Jul 03, 2022 05:48 AM IST
PTI | , Agra

International Yoga Day: No entry fee at Taj Mahal, Agra Fort today

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) made the announcement for several monuments in Agra as well as across other parts of India.

No entry fees at Taj Mahal in Agra on June 21. (File Photo)
Published on Jun 21, 2022 01:17 AM IST

Four held for offering namaz on Taj Mahal premises, ASI cites SC order

Taj Mahal: The ASI said offering of the namaz inside the premises is prohibited on all days except Friday, according to a Supreme Court order. However, some said there was no such rule prevalent even till a few days back.

Offering of the namaz inside the premises of the Taj Mahal, a world heritage site, is prohibited on all days except Friday.
Updated on May 26, 2022 06:24 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Don't make a mockery’ : Allahabad HC denies permission to open Taj Mahal rooms

A division bench of justices DK Upadhyay and Subhash Vidyarthi said the petition was not maintainable and that it lay outside the powers of judicial review

Tourists cover their heads during their visit to the Taj Mahal on a hot summer day, in Agra, Thursday, May 12, 2022. (PTI Photo)
Updated on May 13, 2022 02:44 AM IST

‘Tomorrow you will ask us to…’: Allahabad HC rejects PIL to open Taj Mahal rooms

The plea was filed by Rajneesh Singh, a BJP youth media in-charge, before the Lucknow bench that sought the directions to the ASI to probe the 22 closed doors in the Taj Mahal to ascertain the presence of the idols of Hindu deities.

The petitioner had sought directives from the high court to the Uttar Pradesh government to constitute a committee to ascertain facts about Taj Mahal in Agra. (File Photo)
Updated on May 12, 2022 04:11 PM IST
By | Written by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

Elon Musk's Taj Mahal tweet prompts mother Maye to share anecdote from 1954

The speculations of Tesla chief Elon Musk visiting India in near future gained traction after his Twitter remark post got viral.

Elon Musk has become a hotcake after he took control of Twitter in a USD 44 million deal.(Reuters, Twitter / @MayeMusk)
Published on May 10, 2022 08:05 AM IST
By | Written by Kunal Gaurav

How ‘Tejo Mahalaya’ theory gathered steam in Uttar Pradesh

The case number 356, filed by all lawyers had an extraordinary ask: Allow Hindu devotees access to the premises of the Taj Mahal for worship because the iconic 16th-century Mughal monument, one of the most recognisable buildings on the planet, was originally a Shiv temple called Tejo Mahalaya.

The petition said that many Hindu groups have been claiming that the Taj Mahal is an old Shiva temple which was known as Tejo Mahalaya, adding that the same is supported by many historians as well. (File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on May 11, 2022 09:39 AM IST

Plea in HC to open rooms inside Taj Mahal ‘to check for idols of Hindu Gods’

Lucknow: A petition filed in the Allahabad high court has sought directives to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to open 20 rooms inside the Taj Mahal to check for the possible presence of Hindu idols

The petition said that many Hindu groups have been claiming that the Taj Mahal is an old Shiva temple which was known as Tejo Mahalaya, adding that the same is supported by many historians as well. (File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on May 09, 2022 04:19 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Seer calls for dharam sansad at Taj Mahal

The seer was carrying a ‘dharm dand’ (religious mast) made of metal when he was stopped from entering the campus on Tuesday.

Taj Mahal (Shutterstock)
Updated on May 01, 2022 04:50 AM IST

Alia calls Arjun 'cartoon' for teasing her over his Taj Mahal visit with Ranbir

Alia Bhatt has responded to Arjun Kapoor's latest Instagram post joking with her. He had visited the Taj Mahal recently with Ranbir Kapoor sans Alia.

Alia Bhatt has responded to Arjun Kapoor's latest Instagram post joking with her.
Updated on Feb 23, 2022 07:23 PM IST

Taj Mahal's snow sculpture turns new tourist attraction at J&K's Gulmarg

The replica of Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, has been sculpted by members of the hotel Grand Mumtaz with an aim to make the tourist destination Gulmarg more appealing and memorable for the tourists.

Taj Mahal's snow sculpture turns new tourist attraction at J&K's Gulmarg (Twitter/Kashmir_Weather)
Updated on Feb 15, 2022 11:43 AM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Gulmarg (jammu And Kashmir) [india]

Offline ticket counters of Taj Mahal, Agra Fort closed in view of Covid-19

Manual tickets that were recently started again in December have been revoked in light of the Covid-19 surge. Visitors can now book tickets online to visit these monuments. 

Taj Mahal
Published on Jan 04, 2022 10:01 AM IST
ANI | , Agra

Man who built Taj Mahal replica for wife of 27 years shares his love story

Humans of Bombay shared about the love story of man who commissioned a scale down replica of Taj Mahal as a sign of love to his wife.

The image shows the replica of Taj Mahal that a man commissioned for his wife of 27 years. (instagram/@officialhumansofbombay)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 11:41 AM IST
ByTrisha Sengupta

Madhya Pradesh man gifts Taj Mahal like home to wife as symbol of love

‘This 4-bedroom house symbolizes the monument of love and it's for my wife. There is peace and positivity in this house. We have a meditation room in our home, too’: Burhanpur man on getting a house built that is a replica of the famed Taj Mahal and gifting it to his wife.

Madhya Pradesh man gifts Taj Mahal like home to wife as symbol of love(Twitter/SalimAjmeri_)
Published on Nov 28, 2021 12:37 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Burhanpur (madhya Pradesh) [india]

Danish PM Mette Frederiksen visits Taj Mahal with husband, calls it ‘beautiful’

On Sunday morning, the Danish PM, her husband and a delegation arrived at the Taj Mahal in eco-friendly vehicles. There the guests were welcomed by local artists of the 'Braj'.

Denmark's Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen (L) poses for pictures along with her husband as they visit the Taj Mahal in Agra on October 10, 2021. (Photo by Pawan SHARMA / AFP)(AFP)
Updated on Oct 10, 2021 06:16 PM IST

Taj Mahal to reopen for night viewing from today. Check slot timings here

Tourists visiting the Taj Mahal for night viewing will be allowed to enter in batches of 50 people per slot, as per the guidelines of the Supreme Court. The tickets can be booked one day in advance.

The Taj Mahal was designated as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1983 for being
Updated on Aug 21, 2021 09:08 AM IST
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Iconic places from around the world re-created in Minecraft, including Taj Mahal

A group that started a project called Build The Earth is re-creating iconic places from around the world in Minecraft.

The image shows the iconic Taj Mahal created in Minecraft.(Instagram/@buildtheearth_)
Published on Jul 04, 2021 05:54 PM IST
PTI | ByTrisha Sengupta

Taj Mahal reopens today after 2 months. Check guidelines for tourists

Agra district magistrate Prabhu N Singh said on Tuesday that only 650 people will be allowed inside the monument at one point of time in order to ensure all Covid-protocols are followed. Teams will be deployed to monitor the crowd at all times, he added.

Taj Mahal will be sanitised three times a day, superintending archaeologist, ASI, Agra Circle, Vasant Kumar Swarnakar told news agency PTI on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jun 16, 2021 10:14 AM IST
By | Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Taj Mahal to reopen tomorrow. All you need to know

No more than 650 people will be allowed inside Taj Mahal at a given time. Teams will be deputed to monitor the crowd in the heritage place at all times, said Agra district magistrate Prabhi N Singh.

Entry to Taj Mahal will be allowed only via online tickets.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jun 15, 2021 07:33 PM IST
By | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

ASI protected monuments to reopen on June 16; tickets to be available online

The Taj Mahal and other ASI-protected monuments, sites and museums were declared shut till May 15 by the Union ministry of culture due to the onset of the second wave of Covid-19 in the country.

The Taj Mahal along with other ASI-protected monuments and sites are set to reopen from June 16, (PTI)
Published on Jun 14, 2021 03:54 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Covid-19: ASI extends closure of monuments till May 31

The monuments might also remain closed until further orders, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) announced in a notification. On April 15, the ASI announced the closure of monuments till May 15.

A deserted view of Taj Mahal due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, in Agra. (ANI Photo)
Published on May 12, 2021 06:52 PM IST
By | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi

Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri to undergo conservation work amid lockdown

As monuments have been closed till May 15 due to the spike in Covid-19 cases, the Archaeological Survey of India will utilise that time in conservation of Taj Mahal premises, Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri

A deserted view of Taj Mahal due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, in Agra on Thursday. ((ANI Photo))
Updated on Apr 18, 2021 09:10 AM IST

All centrally protected monuments, museums closed for visitors till May 15

Union minister Prahlad Patel tweeted that the decision was taken due to surge in Covid-19 cases.

CISF personnel urge tourist to wear mask, at Taj Mahal in this file photo from April 13, 2021. (PTI Photo)
Published on Apr 15, 2021 08:21 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi
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