Basant Panchami greetings by PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the people on Basant Panchami, the first day of spring. “Greetings on Basant Panchami. May this festival bring immense happiness and prosperity in everyone’s lives,”, the prime minister said in a statement. On Basant Panchami, Saraswati Puja is celebrated with traditional fervour as people worship idols of the goddess. … Read more

Conservation Work of Shri Kedarnath Temple

After the flashfloods of 16 – 17 June, 2013, that destroyed much of Sri Kedarnath Dham, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) was requested to undertake the restoration of Sri Kedarnath temple and its immediate environs. Accordingly, conservation work of Shri Kedarnath Temple has been taken up by ASI for structural conservation as well as chemical … Read more

ASI stops Kedarnath temple restoration due to winter

The Archaeological Survey of India ASI has stopped restoration work of Kedarnath Temple, which was ravaged by the flash floods in June, after the doors of the sanctum sanctorum was closed due to snowfall and severe winter. The structural conservation as well as chemical preservation work has been stopped since November 2nd due to snowfall … Read more

Conservation of Places of Worship in India

The Indian Minister of Culture Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch has said that 3678 monuments/sites have been declared as monuments/sites of national importance, which include, inter alia, temples, mosques, churches and, monasteries. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha she said, Archaeological Survey of India undertake annual maintenance of centrally protected monuments in respect of … Read more

HIV :: US HIV testing day, June 27, 2007

On National HIV Testing Day at events across the United States, thousands of Americans will obtain a potentially life-extending piece of information: their HIV test result.

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