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Meet India's only world heritage city

How did the newly-anointed heritage city bag the title and is it ready for the expected rush of tourists? IMAGE: One of Ahmedabad's magnificent pols or old-fashioned housing clusters in the walled......

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After years of preparations, the Centre has withdrawn the nomination of Delhi as the UNESCO World Heritage City, saying the prestigious tag, if granted, will put “lot of restrictions”......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

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......

L&T Infotech: 20 years is time for a facelift

L&T Infotech hits the refresh button, rebrands itself as LTI. With a new name, colour palette and business focus, the company looks to break free of its past. How many companies even have an......

The ancient heritage behind our railway bridges

Of the thousands of railway bridges in India, 36,470 are more than 100 years old, and 6,680 are more than 140 years old! But of these, only 21 rank on the Heritage Directorate of the Indian......

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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ICC says probing several crimes in Mali

The International Criminal Court has said it was investigating several potential war crimes including murder in Mali, months after finding an... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/icc-says-probing-several-crimes-in-mali-117101900121_1.html
'We can no more do away with the Mughals than we can do away with the British'

'Both empires had profound influences on modern India.''But neither can India's history be reduced to the actions of imperial rulers.''We need to... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/interview/we-cant-do-away-with-the-mughals/20171018.htm
SBI to help restore Mumbai's heritage site Shivaji Terminus

will help restore and conserve the world heritage site of Central Railway headquarters, the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT),... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/sbi-to-help-restore-mumbai-s-heritage-site-shivaji-terminus-117101700787_1.html
Why our history and culture are so important

'Culture is our asset. Culture is our identity.''Wherever you go in India, every millimetre can be measured with culture.''There is so much to see... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/why-our-history-and-culture-are-so-important/20171017.htm
France's Audrey Azoulay wins vote to be next UNESCO chief

UNESCOs executive board has chosen former French Culture Minister Audrey Azoulay to be the UN cultural agencys next leader over a Qatari candidate... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/637754/frances-audrey-azoulay-wins-vote.html

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