Pride of Patan: The journey of Rani Ki Vav from a being buried art treasure to the reverse of the new Rs 100 note; Poulomi Banerjee; Hindustan Times

Rani Ki Vav, a stepwell in the little Gujarat town of Patan, features on the new Rs100 note. It was also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014. But behind the recognition received by this monument is a story of recovery…

Source: Pride of Patan: The journey of Rani Ki Vav from a being buried art treasure to the reverse of the new Rs 100 note

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Taj Mahal runs into controversy again, this time over offering of namaz inside complex except on Fridays; Financial Express

The controversy started on November 13 when a group of five Muslim men offered namaz inside the Taj Mahal premises and a video of the same was circulated among the locals, prompting a few Hindus threatening that they will hold puja inside the complex.

Source: Taj Mahal runs into controversy again, this time over offering of namaz inside complex except on Fridays

Dodgy over Konarak; The Statesman

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It is deeply unfortunate in terms of cultural history that Odisha’s Konarak Sun Temple, declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, should now be at the centre of an unseemly controversy.

Source: Dodgy over Konarak

Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is now a luxury traveller’s paradise’ CNBC

Last fiscal, about six lakh travellers explored Hampi which is just a drop in the ocean, given its potential. Get latest Economy online at cnbctv18.com…

Source: Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is now a luxury traveller’s paradise

Opinion divided over Ahmedabad renaming; The Statesman

Even as the ruling BJP leaders have reiterated their resolve to rename Ahmedabad as ‘Karnavati’, public opinion in the city remains divided on the issue.

Source: Opinion divided over Ahmedabad renaming

Konark Sun Temple Neglect: Odisha CM Asks ASI To Probe Theft Of Carvings; Swarajya

The Sun Temple is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in the country.

Source: Konark Sun Temple Neglect: Odisha CM Asks ASI To Probe Theft Of Carvings

AHMEDABAD OR KARNAVATI? DEBATE RAGES ON; Ahmedabad Mirror

BJP reignites its demand to rename Ahmedabad as Karnavati. The issue, with social and political ramifications, may become a major issue ahead of LS polls…

Source: AHMEDABAD OR KARNAVATI? DEBATE RAGES ON

ASI replaced Konark stone carvings? Odisha CM urges Centre to order probe; The Statesman

An Odia newspaper has reported that the Archaeological Survey of India has replaced the original Konark stone carvings with plain stones…

Source: ASI replaced Konark stone carvings? Odisha CM urges Centre to order probe

The popular Kalka-Shimla rail gets its first glass-roof Vistadome coach; Times Travel

The latest offering from the railways is the Kalka-Shimla rail vistadome coach, which means the rail will now come equipped with a coach that has a see-through glass roof top. This initiative by the Northern Railways comes in the wake of making train journey delightful for the passengers.

Source: The popular Kalka-Shimla rail gets its first glass-roof Vistadome coach

Rename Agra as Agravan, demands BJP MLA, writes to UP CM Yogi Adityanath; Hindustan Times

BJP MLA from Agra North, Jagan Prasad Garg said there were many forests and Agarwals (followers of Maharaja Agrasen) in Agra, and therefore, the city’s name should be changed to ‘Agravan’.

Source: Rename Agra as Agravan, demands BJP MLA, writes to UP CM Yogi Adityanath