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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......

Nepal begins rebuilding heritage sites damaged by quake

IMAGE: People walk along the Swayambhunath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters  Amid chants of Buddhist scriptures, Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on......

A flight to Pakistan: Old world charm in a modernising State

'The Pakistan government, we were told, has a plan to renovate several Hindu temples and Buddhist sites, which over the years have fallen into disrepair.''The aim is to create a pilgrimage circuit......

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......

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......
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Meet India's Mona Lisa

One of the best stories coming out of Bihar is a meeting place for Chandragupta Maurya, Buddha, Ashoka, Sher Shah Suri and India's Mona... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/meet-indias-mona-lisa/20171213.htm
The fall and the rise of the city

Bengaluru is stepping into an incipient year. At this point, it is essential to reflect on the events that shaped Bengaluru this past year.... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/647741/dh-2017-bengaluru-youre-point.html
German Intelligence accuses China of unlawful information gathering

China's leaders vehemently deny that they interfere in the internal politics of others or that they pursue hegemony - because they are not like... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/german-intelligence-accuses-china-of-unlawful-information-gathering-news-international-rmmkcOfjgccfc.html
Heritage experts from around the world gather in Delhi

The five-day general assembly of the global heritage body ICOMOS, hosted in the national capital this year, will begin tomorrow, at the end of... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/heritage-experts-from-around-the-world-gather-in-delhi-117121000317_1.html
SC to stakeholders

The Supreme Court today sought a detailed and comprehensive document to protect the medieval era monument Taj Mahal for at least the next 100... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-give-a-long-term-comprehensive-plan-for-protection-of-taj-mahal-sc-to-stakeholders-2566075

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