Free Press Journal
  • ‘Hotel Mumbai’: Australian filmmaker Anthony Maras’ thriller to bring Mumbai terror attack to big screen

    Toronto: Three years after French director Nicolas Saada’s “Taj Mahal”, which focused on a single site of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, Australian filmmaker Anthony Maras’ debut narrative feature, “Hotel Mumbai”, enters the precincts of the iconic property and presents a fictional recreation of the violence perpetrated on India’s financial capital by heavily armed terrorists a decade ago and the remarkable resilience displayed by the staff and guests that were caught unawares.

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    Look into larger perspective while dealing with Taj: SC

    New Delhi : There will be no “second chance” to preserve the Taj Mahal, the Supreme Court said on Tuesday, asking the authorities to take a larger perspective on issues of pollution and green cover to prepare a vision document on protecting the monument.

  • Supreme Court seeks suggestions to preserve Taj Mahal

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought detailed suggestions to preserve the historic Taj Mahal from respective parties in the case pertaining to maintenance of the monument. The parties include the main petitioner MC Mehta, CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) and Uttar Pradesh Government, among others. A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Madan Bhimrao Lokur, also comprising Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and Deepak Gupta, asked Mehta to file

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    Now visitors will have to pay more to visit Taj Mahal

    Agra (UP):  Visitors to Taj Mahal and other monuments will now have to pay extra, as the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) raised the entry fee to visit such historical monuments.

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    What if UNESCO withdraws Taj’s world heritage site title, asks SC

    “Something is said on affidavit, something is said orally &something otherwise. It is unacceptable… Somebody has to take the responsibility. Who has to take the responsibility for Taj – either Centre or Uttar Pradesh government with an identifiable authority?” the bench said.

  • Taj Mahal protection: ‘Are we supposed to vet it’; SC slams UP govt for filing draft vision document

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for filing a draft report of the vision document on protection and preservation of the Taj Mahal and asked whether the apex court was supposed to vet it. A bench comprising Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta came down heavily on the Uttar Pradesh government and questioned the state’s concern in the matter.

  • SC junks plea against Agra authority order barring outsiders at mosque in Taj Mahal   

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea challenging the Agra authority’s order debarring non-residents of the city from offering Friday prayers at a mosque in the Taj Mahal complex. A bench of Justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan said that the Taj Mahal was one of the seven wonders of the world and people can offer their prayers at other mosques also.

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    Tar laid on road near Taj Mahal – over sleeping dog

    Agra: Animal rights activists are up in arms after a video went viral showing how callously a fresh layer of tar on a road to the Taj Mahal was laid burying a sleeping dog by workers of a private company.

  • Social media angry after dog buried alive in Agra

    Agra: Social activists and dog lovers vented their anger on social media over the insensitivity of construction workers after a video purportedly showed they buried a dog alive under bitumen while laying a road in the Taj city Agra. The barrage of angry comments prompted Agra’s Sadar police department to register an FIR against unknown persons.

  • Name Taj after Ram or Shivaji: BJP MLA

     Lucknow : BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh Surendra Singh has yet again stoked a controversy with yet another contentious statement. This time, he has proposed that the Taj Mahal be renamed to ‘Ram Mahal’ or ‘Krishna Mahal’.

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    Supreme Court tells Centre to restore Taj Mahal as its colour changes from yellow to brown and green

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today expressed concern over the change of colour of the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra and said the monument had become yellowish earlier and was now turning brownish and greenish. The apex court suggested that the Centre take the assistance of experts from India and abroad to first assess the damage and then take steps to restore the historic monument.

  • Pillar inside Taj Mahal premises collapses due to heavy rain

    Agra (Uttar Pradesh): As heavy rain continues to lash several parts of Uttar Pradesh, a pillar of the entry gate to the world famous Taj Mahal monument collapsed on Thursday. The pillar located on the southern entry gate of the monument fell due to rain on Thursday past midnight, according to sources.