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PHOTOS: Rajasthan forts, Mt Fuji on the World Heritage List

United Nations' World Heritage Committee, during its 37th session held in Cambodia from 16-17 June, decided to include 19 new cultural and natural properties on the prestigious World Heritage List.......

5 TN places in UNESCO World Heritage status tentative list

Five sites in Tamil Nadu, including famous Lord Sri Ranganathar temple in Srirangam, have been included in the tentative list by the Union Culture ministry for United Nations Educational,......

New wonders on UNESCO's World Heritage List

India's 1600-km long mountain chain of Western Ghats, which has forests older than the Himalaya mountains, has been added to the List of World Heritage Sites by the United Nations. Click on NEXT for...

Shantiniketan, India's next World Heritage Site?

Shantiniketan, the abode of Nobel Laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore, and Western Ghats can well be the India's next World Heritage Sites, if UNESCO accepts the country's proposal.......

Ever heard of the Taj Mahal in Bhopal?

Agra's Taj Mahal has made it to the new list of the Seven Wonders of the World but another architectural gem by the same name built by a Begum of Bhopal in 1874 is in ruins and in danger of being......

30 STUNNING heritage trains of the world

A heritage railway tells a lot about a particular nation and its history. It adds to a country's glamour quotient and draws tourists from across the world. Such a rail is, at times, run by......

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......

Taj win a worry for govt

The inclusion of the Taj Mahal in the new list of the seven wonders of the world has left the government worried about infrastructure requirements in Agra. The tourism ministry has scheduled a......

10 factors that make a city really smart

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has certainly focused India's attention on the urbanisation imperative and got the "smart city" concept buzzing. Image: Indian government has......

Salman Khan: I would make a good director

Salman Khan tells Rediff.com's Raja Sen about his ability to sniff out a hit film while it's still being made, how his painting is a big jhol, and much more. Haven't read the first part?......

An American Hero comes knocking

In decades past, Indian-origin actors in Hollywood were relegated to narrowly-defined, cliched roles like nerdy doctors, penny-pinching store owners and the occasional terrorist. And while that......

Brand Nishikori set to soar despite US Open defeat

Kei Nishikori of Japan changes his shirt during a change over at the US Open final on Monday. Photograph: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images Already ranked ninth in Forbes' list of top tennis earners,......

Builders want to demolish Benaud's childhood home

Former Australian cricket captain and famed commentator Richie Benaud's childhood home at North Parramatta in the western half of Sydney is facing the possibility of being turned into rubble.Benaud......

New star athletes will emerge at the CWG: Kalmadi

The increasing number of star pull-outs may be taking the sheen off the Commonwealth Games. But the Games' Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi is not too worried, saying there will be......

Waugh, Akram inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the Federation of International Cricketers' Associations (FICA) on Wednesday acknowledged the services to cricket of some of the all-time greats of the......

  People speak for world heritage list

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Q. A fast-growing city in Uzbekistan today, it was conquered by Alexander the Great in the 4th century B.C and has also served as capital of the empire of Timur. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage List, and contains attractions depicting ancient Islamic architecture like the Registan. Identify the city.
Gingermasalatadka:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/a-fast-growing-city-in-uzbekistan-today-it-was-conquered-by-/28066509/answers/

lalit mahata
Q. Among the mountain railways of India that Feature on the World Heritage list , which is the oldest?
Lalit Mahata:  A. Samarkand more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/among-the-mountain-railways-of-india-that-feature-on-the-wor/25940690/answers/28066523

divya kulkarni
Q. Which Temple from Odisha is incribed in UNESCO World Heritage list .
Divya Kulkarni:  A. Darjeeling more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-temple-from-odisha-is-incribed-in-unesco-world-heritag/25136477/answers/25940699

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Vietnam ranked as 4th must visit destination for 2015

Vietnam ranked fourth on the list of five must-visit destinations in the world next year, according to the travel online agency Destinia. Dubai,... ...

http://www.travelandtourworld.com/news/article/viet-nam-ranked-4th-must-visit-destination-2015/
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VARANASI, Dec 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today ruled out privatisation of Railways and said that people must not be wary of foreign and... ...

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Getting artisans ready for digital world

BENGALURU: A clutch of online marketplaces has begun partnering with artisans to bring their products within reach of city customers, a move that... ...

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California Rings in 2015 with Big Tourism Milestone Celebrations and Special Offers

For many visitors, a trip toCaliforniamarks a true milestone, whether it's finally climbing Half Dome at Yosemite, seeing if their footprints match... ...

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War ravages Syria heritage sites

ed, damaged or looted in almost four years of war, the UN said yesterday, citing "alarming" satellite evidence. From prehistoric settlements and... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/war-ravages-syria-heritage-sites-114122400313_1.html

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