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After years of preparations, the Centre has withdrawn the nomination of Delhi as the UNESCO World Heritage City, saying the prestigious tag, if granted, will put “lot of restrictions”......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

IS terrorists destroy monuments with sledgehammers in historic Hatra

A new Islamic State video has showed the terrorists using sledgehammers and rifles to destroy Iraq's UNESCO World Heritage city of Hatra. According to News.com.au, officials and local residents......

Shoe-covering machines for foreign tourists visiting Taj Mahal

Foreign visitors to the world heritage site Taj Mahal will now get the facility to wrap their shoes using a machine before they enter the mausoleum. Divisional Commissioner Pradeep Bhatnagar......

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......

Go Wi-Fi in Taj Mahal from June 16

The services will be free for the first 30 minutes, after which tourists will have to buy vouchers. Good news for tourists visiting the Taj Mahal. They will be able to access free Wi-Fi services on......

New legal challenge to Adani's Aus coal mine project

The Wangan and Jagalingou people, indigenous landowners, said if Adani group goes ahead with its project their vast traditional lands and ancient connection to the country would......

Aayirathil Oruvan's music works

"GV and I travelled extensively throughout South India, visiting many heritage sites dating back to the 11th and 12th century. Firsthand, we witnessed extraordinary men playing almost unheard of......

Nepal earthquake: 'My family is safe but my country is destroyed'

Bollywood grieves for Nepal.Following the devastating earthquake in Nepal that has claimed over 4000 lives so far, relief material, rescue teams and medical supplies is being rushed in......
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Kaziranga to go ahead with eco zone plans

Guwahati: Amid protests that have hampered public hearing on Kaziranga National Park's proposed eco-sensitive zone, the forest department said it... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/guwahati/Kaziranga-to-go-ahead-with-eco-zone-plans/articleshow/47930148.cms
Nila Gumbad back in Humayun's care

After nearly nine years, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) has been able to close the 15-feet-wide road that cuts through the complex, leading... ...

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/nila-gumbad-humayuns-tomb-aktc/1/449101.html
Vivekananda ashram’s fate uncertain

Malaysia is likely to decide the fate of a century-old Vivekananda Ashram as a “national heritage” building next week, even as the ashram’s... ...

http://dc.asianage.com/international/vivekananda-ashram-s-fate-uncertain-430
ISIS claims destroying 6 Palmyra busts

ISIS says it has destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler. An ISIS statement... ...

http://dc.asianage.com/international/isis-claims-destroying-6-palmyra-busts-424
Martyr Prophet of 19th Century

Body text: One hundred sixty-five years ago, on 9th July 1850, a firing squad aimed at a condemned prisoner and, incredibly, missed their target.... ...

http://www.speakingtree.in/spiritual-articles/god-and-i/martyr-prophet-of-19th-century

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