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The military level talks with China in Ladakh to Danish President’s visit to world’s wonder Taj Mahal in Agra, the day is going to witnesses several events. Here are the top 10 happenings of the day.
Taj Mahal had remained closed for night viewing for over a year due to Covid-19.
Tourists can visit these sites after booking tickets online. No offline ticket booking services will be available and all visitors will strictly have to abide by Covid-19 protocols.
BJP MLA Surendra Singh went on to claim that the monument will soon be renamed under the Yogi Adityanath administration hailing the Chief Minister as a descendant of Shivaji.
Taj Mahal and Ram Janmbhoomi in Ayodhya have also been identified in NCPCR’s list of religious places for the intervention to combat child labour.
The four youths, who also uploaded a video of the act, have been booked for allegedly promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion.
The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and other religious places opened in Agra on Monday, though emporiums have not yet been opened.
The chief concern was that most tourists would be coming via Delhi, which continues to see an alarming number of the pandemic cases.
The marble railing of the main mausoleum and red sandstone railings suffered damage due to thunderstorm, officials said.
The Taj Mahal's closure will be a major jolt to the domestic tourism industry, particularly the hospitality sector since the shutdown would lead to more cancellation of bookings in Agra.
The historical monuments in the city, including the Taj Mahal, have a deserted look with the number of footfalls falling sharply due to the searing heat.
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.
The Supreme Court had earlier slammed the Centre, the Uttar Pradesh government and the TTZ Authority for their failure to restore the pristine glory of the Taj Mahal.
Responding to the query, the attorney general said it would be a "great, great embarrassment" for the country if the World Heritage tag of the historic monument was withdrawn.
The vision document was submitted after an angry apex court on July 11 lashed out the state government for its apathy towards the Mughal era monument,
The top court also slammed the Uttar Pradesh government over its failure to come out with a vision document to preserve and protect the Taj Mahal.
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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