Marble domes of Aurangabad’s Bibi Ka Maqbara to get new glow

News:The Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) will undertake scientific conservation of Bibi Ka Maqbara located in Aurangabad,Maharashtra. Facts: About Bibi Ka Maqbara: Bibi ka Maqbara is a famous 17th century Mughal-era monument in the city of Aurangabad,Maharashtra. The maqbara was commissioned in 1660 by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in the memory of his first and chief wife… Continue reading Marble domes of Aurangabad’s Bibi Ka Maqbara to get new glow

Rangdum monastery

News:The Archaeological Survey of India is planning to declare the Rangdum Monastery located in Ladakh (Kargil district) as a monument of national importance. Facts: About Rangdum Monastery: Rangdum Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery belonging to the Gelugpa sect. It is situated on top of a hill at an altitude of 13,225 ft at the… Continue reading Rangdum monastery

NOAPS single window clearing system

The Minister of State for Culture & Tourism has expanded the No Objection Certificate (NOC) online Application Processing System (NOPAS) for National Monuments Authority (NMA). The system will now be available in 517 local bodies for six states.The six states are Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Jharkhand and Telangana. Earlier this system was available… Continue reading NOAPS single window clearing system

U.P. site expected to get ‘national importance’ tag

Sadikpur Sinauli, located in Baraut tehsil, Baghpat district could be declared a site of national importance by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). According to ASI, Sinauli was the largest necropolis of the late Harappan period of the early 2nd millennium BCE. ASI has conducted excavations in Sinauli in 2005-06 and in mid-2018. The excavations have… Continue reading U.P. site expected to get ‘national importance’ tag

Chaukhandi Stupa declared to be “of national importance”

Archaeological Survey of India has declared Chaukhandi Stupa as a “protected area of national importance”. Chaukhandi Stupa is one of the important Buddhist Stupas at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh.It is a lofty mound of brick whose square edifice is surrounded by an octagonal tower. Chaukhandi Stupa was built to mark the place where Lord Buddha met… Continue reading Chaukhandi Stupa declared to be “of national importance”