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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......

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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Fire destroys buildings in Saudi UNESCO heritage site

A fire destroyed three buildings in a traditional section of Jeddah, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, the Saudi civil defence said today. ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-fire-destroys-buildings-in-saudi-unesco-heritage-site-2532344
Indians across the world celebrate Independence Day

Soaked in patriotism, hundreds of Indians abroad on Tuesday marked the country's 71st Independence Day with the tricolour fluttering high and the... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/pix-indians-across-the-world-celebrate-independence-day/20170816.htm
Devotees throng temples on occasion of Krishna Janmashtami

[Nepal], August 14 (ANI): A large number of Hindu devotees thronged Krishna temples in capital Kathmandu and offered their prayers to celebrate... ...

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Floods ravage Bihar, Assam, Bengal; train services hit

Heavy rains in the last three days triggered flash floods in parts of Bihar, where 41 people have died so far, and inundated large areas in Assam... ...

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London's Big Ben to fall silent for four years

London: The famous Big Ben is going to fall silent for four years for a crucial refurbishment project. The iconic London landmark will stop chiming... ...

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