Tuesday, 21 March, 2023
TopicTaj mahal

Topic: taj mahal

What’s the Taj Mahal conflict & what do past documents tell us about its history

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Our take on sedition law, Taj Mahal and the iPod – in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

A temple in the Taj Mahal? What Mughal-era documents tell us about tangled claims

Allahabad HC Thursday dismissed a plea to open sealed rooms of Taj Mahal to investigate 'real history', while BJP MP Diya Kumari claimed monument stands on Jaipur royal family's land.

‘Don’t mock PILs,’ Allahabad High Court dismisses plea to open locked rooms in Taj Mahal

Petitioner and BJP media in-charge in Ayodhya, Rajneesh Singh, wanted an ASI committee to give clarity on the monument’s ‘history’.

Bulldozer, Hanuman Chalisa, Taj Mahal, Mughal — Want to make TV headlines? Pick any

Not all bulldozers will get the same TV treatment. JCB in Delhi gets the best carpet coverage. But if you want to be an overnight TV star, pick a religious angle.

Some MPs have hidden talent while KCR & Stalin are more concerned about their ‘Hindi image’

Many top-ranked officials from Europe, US, UK, China, Nepal and Sri Lanka are making a beeline for India ignoring the scorching heat. How has India become so important?

Hotels shut, taxis sold, guides ‘begging’: How Covid devastated tourism in Delhi, Agra, Jaipur

Lack of foreign tourists has hit tourism sector in Delhi-Agra-Jaipur ‘golden triangle’ hard, while lockdowns have meant even domestic tourist numbers are yet to match pre-pandemic figures. 

Taj Mahal vacated after hoax bomb call to UP police

A call was received at 9 am claiming that a bomb was kept inside the monument, which is conserved by the ASI and protected by CISF. The hoax call has been traced to UP's Firozabad.

6 feet apart & say cheese! Taj Mahal reopens Monday, but cosy couple shots will have to wait

Covid guidelines at Taj Mahal will bar tourists from striking lovey-dovey poses and taking cosy family shots. All tourists are expected to keep 6 feet of distance from each other at all times.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...


The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.