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Yoga enters UNESCO's list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity

In a diplomatic triumph for India, an intergovernmental committee of the United Nations has inscribed yoga in UNESCO's Representative List as the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. "This......

Khangchendzonga, Nalanda make it to UNESCO's World Heritage List

  The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation on Sunday listed Chandigarh and Sikkim's national park home to the world's third highest peak Mount Khangchendzonga......

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After years of preparations, the Centre has withdrawn the nomination of Delhi as the UNESCO World Heritage City, saying the prestigious tag, if granted, will put “lot of restrictions”......

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......

'FDI policy should be seen in light of Make in India'

  'The latest Index of Industrial Production numbers show some recovery'. 'Exports, together with domestic market, will have to be sustaining growth.' Nirmala Sitharaman, below, left, has......

What the odd-even scheme achieved

Peak pollution controlled despite fog and adverse weather Load of particulates and nitrous oxides from cars reduced by about 40% Areas with higher car density recorded more improvement in air......

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......

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......

'A great loss to the music industry'

The Tamil film industry mourns the passing of Carnatic legend M Balamuralikrishna. Renowned Carnatic vocalist and musician Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna passed away at his residence in Chennai......

The Indian film that received a standing ovation in Venice

'The nicest thing is that it is not my film.''People bring their own stories and life histories to the film.' Shubhashish Bhutiani, 25, recently took his first feature film Mukti Bhawan (Hotel......

A double-edged dagger from Marathi cinema

Marathi cinema is undergoing a dramatic metamorphosis. In recent years, it is not only the number of films produced that have seen a rise. Many of these films are being appreciated for their......

Will Mercedes's Hamilton complete another hat-trick in Baku?

‘I'm in this championship battle to win it, not to settle for second best’ IMAGE: Great Britain and Mercedes GP’s Lewis Hamilton takes part in the drivers' parade.......
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Madras High Court upholds 17,000 acre rainforest declaration

Chennai : After 48 years of litigation, it's a major relief to river Moyar, (the lifeline for villages and reserve forests in Nilgiris and... ...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/210117/madras-high-court-upholds-17000-acre-rainforest-declaration.html
Rail to promote hill tourism

Darjeeling, Jan. 20: Railway minister Suresh Prabhu today said the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) would promote... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1170121/jsp/siliguri/story_131489.jsp
Prabhu signs $5-lakh pact with UNESCO for Darjeeling railways

Prabhu also thanked the people of the Darjeeling Hills for being an integral part of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Eco-system and their efforts... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/railways-sign-pact-with-unesco-for-darjeeling-himalayan-railway-4483967/
Govt to celebrate recognition of Mangol Shovajatra today

The article below represents a preview only and is not meant for reuse or republishing. Dhaka, Jan. 21 -- The government will formally celebrate... ...

http://www.htsyndication.com/htsportal/article/Govt-to-celebrate-recognition-of-Mangol-Shovajatra-today/18406178
IS ravages more Palmyra heritage

The Islamic State has destroyed the facade of the ancient Roman Theatre and the Tetrapylon in the ancient oasis city of Palmyra in Syria, the media... ...

http://www.tribuneindia.com/news/world/is-ravages-more-palmyra-heritage/353350.html

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