Press Esc to close
Tuesday 22 July 2014
News updated at 4:48 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 21°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Miss Universe 'violates' rules at Taj Mahal

Agra, Oct 7, 2013, (PTI) :
: Miss Universe Olivia Culpo in Mumbai. PTI Photo

The local ASI authorities are looking into a complaint that the party accompanying Miss Universe Olivia Culpo during her visit to Taj Mahal allegedly violated rules at the historic monument by advertising a brand of footwear during a photo session.

Culpo was accompanied by fashion designer Sanjana Jon and others to the Taj Mahal last evening.

According to the complaint, as the party came beside the central marble tank, sandals of a particular brand were taken out of the bag by someone in the group.


Culpo donned one of the sandals and held another in her hand, reportedly to advertise them while cameramen accompanying her shot the scene with the Taj in the background, it claimed.

According to a Supreme Court directive, any kind of commercial activity is prohibited in the premises of archaeologically protected monuments.

The complaint said that neither the tourism police nor the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) that is responsible for the Taj security stopped the party from doing the act, ASI officials said.

However, ASI's Conservative Assistant, Syed Muuzzar Ali said he was on leave yesterday and came to know about the incident only in the evening.

Prima facie, there has been some lapse on part of the CISF and the tourism police and the matter is being probed, he said.

Miss Universe is in India for 10 days to promote issues such as celebrating the girl child, women empowerment and AIDS awareness across the country.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Students of Indian Institute of Fashion Technology during a protest demanding the strict action...

Students of Indian Institute of Fashion Technology during a protest demanding the strict action...

Water level crosses 100 ft mark at KRS reservoir near Mysore...

Water level crosses 100 ft mark at KRS reservoir near Mysore...

Ishant Sharma, celebrates taking the wicket of England's Joe Root caught out by Stuart Binny...

Ishant Sharma, celebrates taking the wicket of England's Joe Root caught out by Stuart Binny...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Secretary DAE and Chairman, AEC, R.K Sinha during a visit...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Secretary DAE and Chairman, AEC, R.K Sinha during a visit...

An artist performs with fire during a procession as part of 'Bonalu' festivities in Hyderabad...

An artist performs with fire during a procession as part of 'Bonalu' festivities in Hyderabad...

A boy swims in a weed-covered pond on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar...

A boy swims in a weed-covered pond on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar...

President Pranab Mukherjee with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and others during an Iftar party...

President Pranab Mukherjee with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and others during an Iftar party...

Sailing teams train in the River Nile near the Sixth of October Bridge in Cairo July 21, 2014...

Sailing teams train in the River Nile near the Sixth of October Bridge in Cairo July 21, 2014...

Japanese protesters hold candles during a demonstration against Israel's military offensive...

Japanese protesters hold candles during a demonstration against Israel's military offensive...

A stork and its nestling enjoy a sunny afternoon in his nest on a rooftop in the small village...

A stork and its nestling enjoy a sunny afternoon in his nest on a rooftop in the small village...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523