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UNESCO to examine Delhi`s bid for World Heritage City in Sept

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 12:57

A team from UNESCO will be visiting the national capital sometime during September to examine the city`s heritage sites, which are part of a dossier sent by India to the world body in pursuance of Delhi`s bid for a World Heritage tag.

Tamil Nadu authority to preserve eco sensitive, heritage areas

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 23:13

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa said Friday the state government has decided to set up an authority headed by her for preserving eco-sensitive and heritage areas.

Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area granted World Heritage site status

Last Updated: Monday, June 23, 2014, 20:29

The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (GHNPCA), located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, has been granted the prestigious World Heritage site status by the UNESCO at its ongoing meeting in Doha, Qatar.

PM Modi hails recognition of Gujarat`s stepwell as world heritage

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 21:37

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the decision of UNESCO to recognise an 11th century stepwell in his home state Gujarat, as a World Heritage Site, and said it was a matter of great pride.

Conservation of built heritage included in Delhi Master Plan

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 14:15

As part of its efforts to preserve the city`s architectural fabric, DDA has identified six heritage zones and designated three archaeological parks in the Master Plan for Delhi, 2021.

Ancient Inca roads win coveted World Heritage status

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 23:05

UN cultural agency UNESCO today granted its coveted World Heritage status to a vast and ancient Inca road system spanning six countries in South America.

Guj stepwell, Himalayan park set to get UNESCO Heritage tag

Last Updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014, 17:24

An ancient stepwell in Gujarat and the picturesque Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh are set to find a place in UNESCO`s World Heritage sites.

UNESCO lists Tanzanian reserve among endangered heritage sites

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 23:38

UN cultural body UNESCO on Wednesday put the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania on the list of endangered World Heritage sites because of widespread poaching.

France wants World Heritage status for D-Day beaches

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 01:49

French President Francois Hollande Friday asked to recognise D-Day beaches in Normandy, as UNESCO World Heritage site.

India elected to UNESCO body for conserving cultural heritage

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 04, 2014, 21:59

India was Wednesday elected for a second time to the UN body tasked with the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage.

A play that delves into relationship of minority groups

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 19:48

A gay couple discovers the life of an old Anglo-Indian couple through their left over belongings, and develops their own love story during this intimate journey. A play in the capital raises questions about love and its limitations for these couples who form a small part of India`s population.

Now a heritage scam in Chandigarh?

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 15:47

An iron manhole cover bearing the master plan of Chandigarh by its founder-architect Le Corbusier was sold as "junk" for a paltry Rs 100 (USD 1.70) by the authorities.