UK Parliament faces repair bill of up to £7.1 bn
UK Parliament faces repair bill of up to £7.1 bn

The bill to repair Britain`s crumbling Houses of Parliament could hit £7.1 billion unless lawmakers move out for up to six years, according to a study published Thursday.

Malaysia detains four Western tourists for stripping naked on quake-hit peak

Malaysian authorities have detained four tourists -- two Canadians, a Briton and one Dutch national -- for allegedly stripping naked on Mount Kinabalu, an act some locals say angered tribal spirits and caused a deadly earthquake, officials said.

Nearly 300 dead in battle for Syria`s Palmyra: Monitor
Nearly 300 dead in battle for Syria`s Palmyra: Monitor

Nearly 300 people have been killed in several days of fighting since the Islamic State group launched an attack against Syria`s ancient city of Palmyra, a monitor said Sunday.

IS jihadists threaten Syria's ancient Palmyra: Monitor

Islamic State jihadists battled Syrian troops near ancient Palmyra today, threatening the UNESCO world heritage site with the kind of destruction it has wreaked in Iraq, a monitoring group said.

At Humayun's Tomb, the 'king' gets its 'crown' back
At Humayun's Tomb, the 'king' gets its 'crown' back

The historic Humayun's Tomb in the capital city has finally got its finial back, after a storm dislodged its iconic 'crown' last May.

UN condemns 'destruction' of ancient Iraq city of Hatra

The United Nations' cultural body has condemned the "destruction" by the Islamic State jihadist group of Hatra, a stunning Roman period ancient fortress city in the Iraqi desert.

The Best of Hampi: Heritage-rich, Charming and Hippy
The Best of Hampi: Heritage-rich, Charming and Hippy

Pooja Bhula is fascinated by Hampi's unique natural landscape, rich heritage and how it's now also accommodates a very bohemian way of life...

France wants World Heritage status for D-Day beaches

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

Climate change makes farmers go retro style

Climate change is inspiring farmers in Sundarbans to dig into their history to a time when their forefathers grew indigenous varieties of rice using green manure.

Vagaries of nature driving Sundarban villagers mad

A number of environmental threats including that of climate change and man-animal conflict are driving villagers in Sundarban islands towards madness and even suicide.

Taj Mahal to be adopted under Clean India campaign

The Taj Mahal, a Unesco World Heritage site, will be adopted under the Clean India Campaign, the tourism ministry and Agra officials said Tuesday.

US politician proposes bill for park in the moon

A US politician has asked law-makers to support a national historical park on the moon that would make Neil Armstrong`s first footprints a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

German baroque water park makes splash on UNESCO list

With its Hercules statue towering above a massive water cascade, romantic gardens and castle, Germany`s Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe has long been a marvel of baroque landscape design.

Interpretation centre inaugurated at Jantar Mantar

An interpretation centre was inaugurated today at Jantar Mantar observatory here to enable visitors get a clear idea of various astronomical instruments at the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sundarbans: Crusade launched against climate change

Battling climate change, hundreds of women from all over the fragile islands of Sundarbans have now turned into crusaders by guarding their hamlets with mangrove belts.

Kaziranga to be opened to tourists from Nov 1

Assam`s Kaziranga National Park, which is closed for tourists annually from June to October due to the rains, is to be opened from Nov 1, the park director said Friday.

Goa`s grand old church to go green, shed asbestos

Basilica of Bom Jesus, one of Goa`s most revered churches, will have an eco-friendly roof as ASI wanted visitors to have a "healthy" experience.