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Cell by cell: How ASI is conserving ruined structures in Delhi’s Purana Qila

Updated on Sep 24, 2023 11:51 PM IST

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has repaired the collapsed dome of a cell at Purana Qila that was used as office space. The restoration process involved demolishing additions made over the years and recreating the dome using traditional materials. The ASI also repaired gaps and cracks in the structure and filled cavities with rubble. The cost of the restoration was approximately ₹25 lakh ($34,000). Purana Qila is a historic site in Delhi that has been continuously inhabited for over 2,500 years.

Workers recreated the dome through an intricate process that involved the demolition of reinforced cement concrete and brickwork (ASI)

Varun Gandhi: Are we going to punish all institutions like this?

“I have an emotional attachment with the institution named after my father and instituted by my grandmother late Indira Gandhi. But this has nothing to do with my plea or my demand for justice,” said Varun Gandhi while speaking to the Hindustan Times in an exclusive interview on phone.

Varun Gandhi said he was ready to speak to Pathak who was also the health minister of Uttar Pradesh. (HT FILE)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 11:51 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Jewar farmers thank Yogi for airport land acquisition relief

The CM was attending the Moto GP Bharat event at Budha International Circuit. He also met chief executive officers of top global companies and garment businessman

A delegation of 21 farmers met chief minister Yogi Adityanath at Gautam Buddha University guest house on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 24, 2023 11:49 PM IST

Cities switching to robots to tackle sanitation issues

Experts believe robotics and AI have the transformative power to address diverse urban challenges and optimise city operations, paving the way for autonomous cities in the future

The Bandicoot robot being used to clean a manhole in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. (SOURCED)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 11:47 PM IST

One arrested in Ghaziabad’s building collapse incident

According to investigators , an LPG cylinder exploded inside the building, which lead to an impactful explosion as it was stuffed with units of firecrackers

The incident took place on Saturday morning, when a two-storeyed building in Loni’s Roop Nagar came crashing down around 11am following an explosion which was heard by the locals. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 11:46 PM IST

Ujani dam water level second-lowest since 2018

This rainy season, major dams in Maharashtra are recording low water storage leading to concerns over the impact on agriculture, industry

The Ujani dam has recorded 21.69% water storage till September 24 (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 11:46 PM IST
ByGayatri Vajpeyee

Minor assaulted in gurdwara at Ludhiana: Villagers shift Guru Granth Sahib to another shrine

According to villagers, after they found that head of the Gurdwara Nanaksar Thath along with his aides have been arrested, they decided to shift the Sikh holy book to a nearby gurudwara

A case was lodged against the accused at Hathur police station. (HT FILE)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 11:45 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

15-year-old died after falling from 15th floor of a high-rise building

A 15-year-old boy died after allegedly falling from his 15th-floor apartment in Noida. Police suspect it to be a case of suicide, but investigations are ongoing.

The boy used to live with his elder sister and mother, who works at a private company, whereas his father died during COVID-19. (Representative Image)
Updated on Sep 24, 2023 11:45 PM IST

4 years past deadline, MCD yet to clear Delhi’s landfills

An MCD report dated July 31 notes that it has cleared 8,999,000 tonne of legacy waste — less than a third of the original 28,000,000 tonne

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in 2019 ordered that the Capital’s legacy waste dumps be cleared within a year. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 11:44 PM IST

Three accused including a minor arrested for eight robberies in Noida

Police said that suspects had targeted around eight people in the last seven months in Sector 39 locality and surrounding areas

Police said that when suspects were not using a rental car, they used to snatch mobile phones on their bikes. (Representative Image)
Published on Sep 24, 2023 11:44 PM IST
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