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  • Taj Mahal Muslim tomb, not ancient Hindu temple says Indian court

    An Indian court officially rejected claims that the Taj Mahal is a Hindu temple while hearing an appeal to let Hindus pray in the historic monument's premises, The Guardian reported on Wednesday...

    Only Muslims are allowed to pray in Taj Mahal, a mausoleum built by Shah Jahan over one of his wives’ final resting places...

  • Taj Mahal struck off tourism list by Uttar Pradesh govt

    NEW DELHI: The rightwing Hindu government in Uttar Pradesh has removed the Taj Mahal from its official list of tourist destinations for which the state is famous, reports said on Monday...

    A new booklet released by the state government to mark six months of the Bharatiya Janata Party winning charge of India’s most-populous state has deleted any mention of the white marble stunner, reports said...

  • Downgrading the Taj

    WHEN Yogi Adityanath, chief minister of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, wanted to celebrate six months of the BJP government, what did he decide to do?According to a news report, he dropped the Taj Mahal from UP’s list of tourist attractions...

    This is akin to Paris deleting the Eiffel Tower from its tourist brochures, or New York downplaying the Empire State Building...

  • If Taj Mahal is built by traitors, so is Red Fort, politician tells Modi

    NEW DELHI: In a stinging response to recent remarks questioning the Taj Mahal’s place in history by India’s ruling party legislator, a leading politician on Monday asked if Prime Minister Narendra Modi would stop hosting foreign dignitaries at the state capital’s iconic Hyderabad House, because that, too, was built by “traitors”...

    Earlier, the rightwing Hindu government in Uttar Pradesh removed the Taj Mahal from its official list of...

  • Taj Mahal is safe, claims UP chief minister

    NEW DELHI: The fabled Taj Mahal got a commitment of protection on Tuesday from the Hindu extremist chief minister of Uttar Pradesh who had led a chorus of hate speech against the Muslim ruler who built it in the 17th century...

    Muslim-baiting Yogi Adityanath was handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to head the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh where the rightwing group won an absolute majority earlier this...

  • Thwarted Indian couple in Taj Mahal 'suicide pact'

    AGRA: An Indian couple forbidden to marry because of their different backgrounds are in hospital after slitting their own throats in an apparent suicide pact at India's famed monument to love, the Taj Mahal...

    Police said the pair ? named in the Times of India as Rajveer Singh and Shabnam Ali ? were stable after they were discovered in a pool of blood in the grounds of the Taj Mahal on Wednesday afternoon...

  • Insect poop threatens to damage marble at India's Taj Mahal

    LUCKNOW: Its gleaming white marble walls have for years been yellowed by India's air pollution and now the Taj Mahal faces a fresh threat — from green insect excrement...

    The highest elected official of the state of Uttar Pradesh, where the Taj Mahal is located, called the insect menace a matter of "serious concern"...

  • Taj Haider rushed to CMCH for breathing problem

    LARKANA: Sindh Pakistan Peoples Party general secretary Taj Haider, who was in Garhi Khuda Bukhsh Bhutto to attend the public meeting on the 37th death anniversary of the party’s founder chairman Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was rushed to the Chandka Medical College Hospital (CMCH) on Monday after he felt out of breath...

  • Taj wars

    Rewriting history is quite common in both India and Pakistan...

    This phenomenon has been a robust and recurring exercise in both the countries ever since the subcontinent was split (in 1947) into two countries: The Hindu-dominated India and the Muslim-majority state of Pakistan...

  • After wifi at the Taj, Modi revives campaign for "digital" India

    NEW DEHLI: India is reinvigorating an $18 billion campaign to provide fast internet connections for all, with a “digital week” aimed at popularising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign promise to connect 250,000 villages in India by 2019...

    But apart from a handful of headline-grabbing initiatives ? free wifi at the Taj Mahal, for example ? the push to connect India and drive a national fibre optic network, first approved by the...

  • Prince William and Kate end India trip with historic Taj Mahal visit

    AGRA: Prince William and his wife Kate arrived at the Taj Mahal Saturday, wrapping up their week-long trip to India and Bhutan with a visit that carries poignant echoes for Britain's royal family...

    The Taj Mahal was cleared of tourists minutes before the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived, after flying in earlier to Agra, its streets decked out in fairy lights and flowers to welcome the high-profile visitors...

  • India court orders shift of crematorium to protect Taj Mahal

    NEW DELHI: India's Supreme Court has ordered the government of Uttar Pradesh state to shift a crematorium located near the Taj Mahal to protect the iconic monument from being affected by smoke...

    The Taj Mahal was built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died while giving birth...

  • Following in Diana’s footsteps, British royals visit Taj Mahal

    AGRA: The Duke and Duc­hess of Cambridge invoked nostalgia on Saturday as they sat and smiled for photos on the same marble bench in front of the Taj Mahal where Prince Will­iam’s late mother, Princess Diana, had posed alone for a memorable 1992 photo...

    William and Kate’s visit to the Taj Mahal was filled with symbolism...

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