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After years of preparations, the Centre has withdrawn the nomination of Delhi as the UNESCO World Heritage City, saying the prestigious tag, if granted, will put “lot of restrictions”......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

PM@UNESCO: Our world is a better place because of UN

Over 1,000 diplomats gathered at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris to hear India Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivering his maiden speech. Addressing over 1,300 diplomats, he said that the world is......

Big Pharma cures for ailing heritage monuments

The world of big pharma and that of cultural heritage protection do not obviously overlap. But in fact there are logical connections, or so claims Dr Alex Valcke, vice president of one of the......

India to vie for World Heritage monument tag

In a bid to attract foreign funds and overseas tourists, the government has embarked on a 'major initiative' to identify 50 historical monuments in the country to be presented to the UNESCO for......

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......

Good news for Adani: Australia agrees to expand coal port near Barrier Reef

Adani has blamed opposition to its mine for delays in moving the $7 billion project to the construction phase Australia approved on Tuesday a controversial expansion of the Abbot Point coal......

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......
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World Heritage icons at risk from climate change

One of the most significant contributing risk factors for World Heritage sites is definitely the fast change in climate as UNESCO released in one... ...

http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/world-heritage-icons-at-risk-from-climate-change/
Monsoon joyride

THIS monsoon, ride a mountain toy train and enjoy the downpour while sipping on some Darjeeling tea. Or be a geek and check out the world's... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/lifestyle/travel/Monsoon-joyride/2016/05/27/article3453749.ece
Australia pulls Great Barrier Reef damage from UNESCO tourism report

By Matt Siegel SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Department of the Environment said on Friday it had omitted its contribution to a U.N. report... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/australia-pulls-great-barrier-reef-damage-unesco-tourism-061529064.html
Two New Luxury Trains Launching in Japan in 2017

Twilight Express Mizukaze, operated by JR West, will journey through the traditional and unspoiled Japanese landscape of West Japan: the rich... ...

http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/two-new-luxury-trains-launching-in-japan-in-2017/
Darjeeling Himalayan railway to be preserved for posterity

UNESCO and the Indian Railway have embarked on developing a 'Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan' (CCMP) for the vintage British-era rail... ...

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/darjeeling-railways-unesco-vintage-british-era-heritage/1/678487.html

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