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After years of preparations, the Centre has withdrawn the nomination of Delhi as the UNESCO World Heritage City, saying the prestigious tag, if granted, will put “lot of restrictions”......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

Australian coal mine 'sound' despite latest green challenge: Adani

Progress on the mine was blocked in August after a claim Adani failed to take into account the welfare of the yakka skink lizard and ornamental snake. Image: Tourists stand in front of huts that......

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......

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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A film by an Indian Hindu and a Pakistani Muslim

Do you remember the sermons we taught you, the old man asks the six-year-old. I seek Allah's refuge from Satan, the boy intones. We will destroy... ...
ASI Agra working on compiling visual archives on Taj Mahal

Agra, Nov 29 (PTI) Old sepia-toned images, monochrome photographs and art works on Taj Mahal stocked up in the archives of ASI are being compiled... ...
Have civil dialogue, don't lynch-mob, says Ramanathan

PANAJI: Condemning the social media lynch-mobbing Bollywood actor Aamir Khan after he made a statement on intolerance, film director Sharada... ...
India must preserve its cultural heritage, says IFFI delegate

Cinema plays important role in promoting intercultural dialogue and peace India has a rich and diverse linguistic heritage and should be an... ...
KKG treats you to a live Hindustani baithak

Adapted from a Marathi sangeet natak, Katyar Kaljat Ghusali recreates compositions by Pandit Jitendra Abhisheki. Watching Katyar Kaljat Ghusali... ...

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