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Languages that are endangered. See the numbers around the world

According to UNESCO’s Endangered Languages Programme: “It is estimated that, if nothing is done, half of the 6,000 plus languages spoken today will disappear by the end of the......

Mr PM, how does heritage tag for Delhi hit development: Experts

Earning the coveted UNESCO tag would not only have ramped up revenues through enhanced tourism but also helped in keeping monuments and heritage buildings in Delhi free of encroachment, say......

Centre kills Delhi's heritage city dream

After years of preparations, the Centre has withdrawn the nomination of Delhi as the UNESCO World Heritage City, saying the prestigious tag, if granted, will put “lot of restrictions”......

Iconic ancient city in Islamic State clutches

The fate of the UNESCO world heritage site of Palmyra seems to be tragically sealed as the Islamic State militia gained control of the Syrian city. Image: The Temple of Bel is pictured with the......

Massive earthquake robs Nepal of its UNESCO World Heritage

The landmark Dharhara Tower. Photograph: ‏@girl_iowagirl20/Twitter Beyond colossal loss of human lives, if there is anything perhaps equally overwhelming in Nepal's earthquake tragedy, it is......

Heritage Nilgiris Mountain Rail to get a facelift

The Unesco-acclaimed World Heritage Nilgiris Mountain Railway, whose train featured in the famous Chhaiyaa, Chhaiyaa song, is all set to get the much-needed facelift.The metre-gauge train, which......

Economic crisis to hit the poor hard: UNESCO

The global financial crisis sweeping through Wall Street and the European banking sector will touch the lives of the world's most vulnerable, push millions into deeper poverty and lead to the......

World's 10 best cities to live in

Melbourne is the world's best city to live in. Cities in Australia and Canada have dominated the list of most livable places in the world.  The survey has ranked cities in the areas of health......

Go Wi-Fi in Taj Mahal from June 16

The services will be free for the first 30 minutes, after which tourists will have to buy vouchers. Good news for tourists visiting the Taj Mahal. They will be able to access free Wi-Fi services on......

Adani finds buyers for coal from Australian mine

Adani Mining has signed up buyers for around 70 percent of the coal it plans to produce from a huge mine in Australia, putting it a step closer to being able to seal funding for the A$10 billion......

Marathi film goes to UNESCO

Marathi film, Jinki Re Jinki!, which depicts an emotional bond between a boy and his teacher -- whocultivates in him the liking for schooling -- has been selected by UNESCO (United Nations......
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Masula historian receives Gandhi Peace Award

Telangana Citizens Council has conferred the Mahatma Gandhi Peace and Harmony Award-2015 on Machilipatnam-based amateur historian Mohammad Silar.... ...
Quiet retreat in the hills

Matheran is the only hill station in the country where automobiles are not allowed. Perched above the Sahyadri Hills in the Western Ghats at 2,636... ...
Another rhino killed in Assam's Kaziranga park

Poachers have killed yet another one-horned rhino at the Kaziranga National Park in Assam but failed to take away the horn, an official said on... ...
Member of UNESCO team visits Capitol Complex

One of the members of the International Council of Monuments and Sites -ICOMOS- working under UNESCO, visited the Capitol Complex. ...
The key to the Silk Road

I take in the view. On one side, the soaring peaks of the Qilian shan , white with snow. On the other, Hei shan , a range of rugged black... ...

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