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Historical Buildings & Monuments

Victoria Memorial Hall Turns 100; Was Opened With A Jewelled Key

Dec 29, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

The edifice, often shown in films, television series and advertisements, as a representative image of Kolkata, was designed by William Emerson, the chief architect, with inputs from the supervising architect, Vincent Jerome Esch.

Home Minister Amit Shah To Inaugurate 'Bharat Darshan Park' In Delhi Saturday

Dec 24, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Spread over eight acres, the park will have replicas of several monuments, including Qutub Minar, Taj Mahal, Charminar, Gateway of India, Konark Temple, Nalanda ruins, Mysore Palace, Meenakshi Temple, Hampi, Victoria Memorial Hall, Sanchi Stupa, Gol Gumbaz, Ajanta and Ellora Caves, and Hawa Mahal.


How Delhi’s Monuments Inspire Queer Affirmation And Rebellion

How Delhi holds within its embrace stories of Queer love that have transpired, and continue to do so, within the foundations of its five-thousand-year-old ruins.

Watch: YouTuber Climbs 58-Floor Paris Building With Bare Hands Within An Hour

Dec 07, 2020 Outlook Web Bureau

Leo Urban was filmed climbing the Montparnasse skyscraper without any safety harness on Saturday.


Notre Dame Cathedral: A Survivor Of Wars And Revolutions

Construction on Notre Dame — French for "Our Lady" — began in the 12th century and continued for nearly 200 years.

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11 February, 2019

Pakistan Has Mecca, Medina For Sikhs: Prime Minister Imran Khan In UAE

Outlook Web Bureau

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that for the first time in Pakistan, they have 70 countries from where people can come and get visas at the airport.


31 October, 2018

Why Not A Bigger Statue Of Mahatma Gandhi: CPI

Outlook Web Bureau

Veteran Communist leader Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy raised a question demanding to know why a bigger statute of Mahatma Gandhi was not built by the BJP.


19 July, 2018

'Rani Ki Vav' Featured On New Rs 100 Note: Here's All You Need To Know About It

Outlook Web Bureau

Rani Ki Vav is a culturally important site with a history of about 1000 years.



11 April, 2018

If Shah Jahan Gave You Ownership Of Taj Mahal, Show Us His Signature: SC To UP Sunni Wakf Board

Outlook Web Bureau

"Who in India will believe it belongs to the wakf board?"


29 March, 2018

Temple Inscriptions Show Sudoku Was popular In Tamil Nadu 300 Years Ago!

Outlook Web Bureau

Archaelogical findings in the form of inscriptions on a pillar in Palani temple in Tamil Nadu suggests that this game was played by South Indians even in the 17th Century.


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20 November, 2017

SC Denies Parking Lot Construction Near Taj Mahal, Says 'Tourists Can Walk To The Monument'

Outlook Web Bureau

In August, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directed the Uttar Pradesh government to demolish illegal restaurant constructed by a private party near the historical monument.


17 October, 2017

Don't Agree With Sangeet Som As Taj Mahal Was Built By Indian Labourers: Yogi Adityanath

Outlook Web Bureau

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) too has distanced itself from Som's statement calling it his "personal viewpoint".


16 October, 2017

'Will PM Modi Now Stop Hoisting Flag From Red Fort?' Asks Owaisi On Taj Mahal Controversy

Outlook Web Bureau

He said Taj Mahal is a "part and parcel" of India and the entire controversy over historical monument has exposed the "real face" of Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP).


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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