Singed by the political firestorm over its last affidavit on Ram Sethu in which it questioned Ram's existence, the UPA Government plans to pass the buck to the Supreme Court and take a dramatically different tack, as per its draft affidavit scheduled to be submitted to the Supreme Court early next month. The affidavit of the Archaeological Survey of India and the Culture Ministry

THE Taj has been under siege from man-made elements for a long time, and in the last two decades, various prescriptions have been suggested to save it from the ravages of industrial pollution. The latest, though, has flummoxed even our normally sedate historians and conservationists. The Archaeological

Until the second week of September, when both the ruling Congress and the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) suddenly discovered that the affidavit filed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in the Supreme Court on the Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project was controversial and hurt religious sentiments, the biggest political ripples created by

Science and rationality have taken a beating in the unfolding of the recent events surrounding the controversial mega marine project called the Sethusamudram Ship Channel Project (SSCP) of the Government of India.

The National Democratic Alliance government did it-undermining the autonomy of a scientific department called the Archaeological Survey of India. The United Progressive Alliance has compounded it by withdrawing a scientific body's opinion on a matter on which it is eminently competent, and statutorily obliged, to give its view.

When the French naturalist, Henri Mouhot rediscovered the sprawling Khmer temple complex in Cambodia's rainforest in 1861, he exclaimed, "Grander than anything left to us by Greece or Rome.' I too

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India on Sethusamudram Project dated 17 July 2007 in the matter of Sethusamudram Corpn. Ltd Vs Rama Gopalan & Others.

LOHAPUR'S engagement with history is renewed, almost on an everyday basis. Whenever a patch of land is dug across a 16-sq km stretch in this tiny village in Birbhum district of West Bengal, villagers

The Government of India announced its decision in 1973 to set up a 6 million tonne per year Petroleum Oil Refinery at Mathura under the Indian Oil Corporation of India.

KOLKATA, 9 FEB: Indian Railways will do everything needful to save the main temple at Belur Math from getting damaged due to pollution, said railway minister Miss Mamata Banerjee today.

She was speaking at the foundation stone laying programme of the 1-km long new railway line between Belur and Belur Math station at Belur this evening.
Miss Banerjee said during her last visit to Belur Math, th