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Archaeology and ASI: Archaeological Survey of India

'We Couldn’t Sleep Out Of Excitement': Archaeologists Who Helped Solve Georgian Queen's 400-Year-Old Murder Mystery

Jul 26, 2021 Jeevan Prakash Sharma

The Queen’s sacrifice gained the status of martyrdom and since 1989 the successive governments requested the Indian counterpart to look for the Queen’s relics where it was reported to be kept.

ASI To Laser Scan Shree Jagannath Temple During Ratha Jatra

Jul 12, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The laser scanning will be completed when the deities are out of the temple for the nine-day Ratha Jatra.

ASI Unearths Jain Temple In Karnataka's Hassan District

Among the artifacts discovered were the sculptures of a Jain Upasaka measuring two feet in height.

ASI Unearths Ancient Odisha Structure Linked To Oldest Temple; Groups Rally For Heritage Preservation

Jan 31, 2021 Saumya Kalia

Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan wrote to the Culture Minister on Saturday urging him to intervene in the preservation of the 'invaluable' remains discovered around Bhubaneswar's Lingaraj temple

Stolen Idols Of Lord Rama, Lakshman, Sita Returned To Tamil Nadu

India Pride Project had informed the High Commission last year about the missing artefacts

17 March, 2020

Archaeological Survey of India Shuts All Monuments, Museums As Coronavirus Fear Mounts On


A formal order was issued a day after Tourism and Culture Minister Prahlad Patel had announced the move and instructed ASI to do the needful.

06 September, 2019

The Press Conference On Rakhigarhi Findings Throws Up More Questions Than Answers

Siddhartha Mishra

The scientists put forth an ‘Out of India’ migration theory while also attempting to disprove the ‘Aryan’ or Steppe migration theory saying that India has always been an indigenous population

04 September, 2019

Who Were The Indus Valley People? Long-Awaited Research Paper To Be Out Today

Outlook Web Bureau

In August last year, Outlook's cover story talked about the Rakhigarhi project. A year later, the findings of a long-awaited research paper will be published tomorrow in the science journal Cell.

23 August, 2019

Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik Announces Rs 500 Cr Package For Puri

Outlook Web Bureau

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had recently announced various projects worth Rs 265 crore under the Augmentation of Basic Amenities and Development of Heritage and Architecture (ABADHA) scheme for the development of Puri.

13 June, 2019

Illegal Construction Going On In Nizamuddin Dargah, Alleges ASI

Outlook Web Bureau

Nizamuddin Dargah complex, which falls under the Delhi Circle of the Archaeological Survey of India, is visited by a large number of devotees, tourists and other people every day.

10 December, 2018

Visiting Taj Mahal? You Will Have To Pay More To Enter Main Mausoleum

Outlook Web Bureau

Vasant Swarnakar, Archaeological Survey of India's (ASI) chief archaeologist in Agra, said domestic visitors will have to pay Rs 250 and foreign visitors Rs 1,300 to see the main mausoleum at the 17th-century monument.


16 October, 2018

Kohinoor Diamond Was Neither Stolen Nor Forcibly Taken, It Was 'Surrendered' To British: ASI

Outlook Web Bureau

The precious gem, which came into British hands during the colonial era, is the subject of a historic ownership dispute and claimed by at least four countries, including India.

11 June, 2018

ASI-Excavated Sanauli Chariots Have Potential To Challenge Aryan Invasion Theory

P.M. Narayanan

Recent discovery of three ‘pre-Iron Age’ carriers in Western Uttar Pradesh has excited the world of ancient history. But equally interesting would be the result of a search: were they horse-ridden?

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Future of Universities: Can India Overcome The Digital Divide?

The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

Jan 15, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Super Immunity, Natural Vaccines, Covid Gods: A Desi Guide To Denying The Pandemic

Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

Jan 08, 2022 Rakhi Bose

What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

Jan 01, 2022 Saikat Majumdar

Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

Dec 28, 2021 Tanvir Aeijaz