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Assam flood: Over 200 animals drown at Kaziranga

The flood fury in Assam has taken a toll on one of the world’s most protected heritage sites -- The Kaziranga National Park. Located in between beautiful Himalayas, Dhansiri and Brahmaputra......

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......

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After years of preparations, the Centre has withdrawn the nomination of Delhi as the UNESCO World Heritage City, saying the prestigious tag, if granted, will put “lot of restrictions”......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

A thumbs up to Jaitley's Budget from tourism sector

The government's move to extend visas on arrival facility to 150 countries and make world heritage sites more tourist friendly has been welcomed by the industry. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in......

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......

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......

AI's new chief features in record books, has garden named after him

Air India's new chief Ashwani Lohani is a man of many parts. Here are 10 interesting facts about him. Image: Ashwani Lohani to head Air India.     Leadership is not about creating......

Why Bajirao Mastani has upset two families

Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani has ruffled quite a few feathers among the descendants of the Peshwa and his Muslim wife. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's passion project has faced many a hurdle.......

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.......

Fans prepare for final goodbye as legend Ali will be laid to rest

IMAGE: The casket with the body of Muhammad Ali arrives for an Islamic prayer service at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Photograph: John Moore/Getty Images. Muhammad Ali will be laid to rest......
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Swayambhunath stupa

Swayambhunath stupa, enlisted in World Heritage site, as captured on Tuesday, August 30, 2016. Photo: RSS The post Swayambhunath stupa appeared... ...

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Like Nalanda, India must remain a melting pot of civilisations

Universities must be the bastions of free speech and expression.It must be the arena where diverse and conflicting schools of thought... ...

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Visitors entry into Taj Mahal may be limited, ASI awaits report

The ASI commissioned an institute to conduct a study to assess the impact of tourist activities and environmental effects on the monument. New... ...

http://www.asianage.com/india/visitors-entry-taj-mahal-may-be-limited-asi-awaits-report-422
Hasina affirms Rampal coal power plant won't harm Sundarbans World Heritage site

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has blasted groups and individuals opposing the Rampal coal power plant for spreading "negative, baseless,... ...

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Obamas legacy, and the prospect of a Trump or Clinton presidency

As the first African-American US president, Barack Obama assumed office in January 2009 amid public euphoria and high expectations of greater... ...

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