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Taj Mahal’s stone pillars collapse

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MNA International Desk: A violent storm has destroyed two ancient pillars at the entryways to the Taj Mahal, an official said Thursday, underscoring the fragility of the centuries-old marble monument to love. The four-metre high sandstone minarets topped by ornate spires were left in chunks after being felled by strong winds late Wednesday. “Two decorative pillar collapsed last night amid high-velocity winds. One of the pillars stood at the royal gate, and the other at the southern gate,” an official from the Archaeological Survey of India told media. None of the four white marble minarets surrounding the Taj-or the spectacular ...

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3rd span of Padma Bridge installed

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MNA National Desk: The third span (superstructure) of the Padma Bridge was installed between pillars 39 and 40 on Sunday morning, reports news agency. With the installation of the third span around 8:30am, a total of 450 metres of the Padma Bridge is now visible, said the engineers concerned. The installation process of the 150 metres span has been started at 7:30am. The floating crane carrying the 150-metre span weighing 3,140 tonnes reached near the pillars on Saturday afternoon. The work of Padma Multipurpose Bridge became visible with the installation of 150 metres first span on the pillars 37 and ...

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2nd span installed on Padma Bridge

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MNA National Desk: The second span of the much-hyped Padma Bridge was installed between pillars 38 and 39 on Sunday morning. With the installation of the second span around 8:30am, a total of 300 metres of the Padma Bridge is now visible. Earlier on Saturday, the second span of the bridge could not be installed due to the depth and strong current in the river. The installation of the second span was delayed a number of times before. This particular span was supposed to be placed on January 23 and later on January 25. The work for placing the span ...

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