UNESCO world heritage site

Trains running on three heritage railway lines to make your journey even more pleasant

Trains running on three heritage railway lines to make your journey even more pleasant

Three of the hill railways, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, and the Kalka-Shimla Railway are collectively designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site .

Apr 06, 2018, 15:08 PM IST

Nearly 60,000 evacuated after China earthquake kills 19

The 2008 quake set off deadly landslides in the region, obliterating towns and damming rivers -- creating menacing "quake lakes" that forced the evacuation of thousands downstream as the army worked to clear the blockages.

Aug 09, 2017, 19:55 PM IST
MP to seek heritage tag for Mughal era water-works

MP to seek heritage tag for Mughal era water-works

The state government has decided to take up the matter with the Centre.

May 11, 2017, 20:45 PM IST
IS wreaks new destruction in Syria`s ancient Palmyra

IS wreaks new destruction in Syria`s ancient Palmyra

The Islamic State group has demolished more treasured monuments in Syria`s ancient Palmyra, a month after recapturing it from government forces, the country`s antiquities chief said Friday.

Jan 20, 2017, 17:14 PM IST
Pakistani minister demands an apology from Ashutosh Gowariker for distorting facts in Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Mohenjo Daro’

Pakistani minister demands an apology from Ashutosh Gowariker for distorting facts in Hrithik Roshan’s ‘Mohenjo Daro’

Shah said that this film has made a mockery of highly developed culture of the 5000-year-old civilization.

Sep 07, 2016, 11:13 AM IST
Ayutthaya: Once a diplomatic hub in the Siamese kingdom, now a Thailand heritage site

Ayutthaya: Once a diplomatic hub in the Siamese kingdom, now a Thailand heritage site

Founded in 1350, Ayutthaya was the second capital of the Siamese kingdom.

May 23, 2016, 15:00 PM IST
Visit Mahabalipuram to admire monolithic structures and ancient rock works – See Pics

Visit Mahabalipuram to admire monolithic structures and ancient rock works – See Pics

Mahabalipuram structures reflect the ancient Dravidian style of architecture with traces of Buddhist influence.

May 05, 2016, 11:37 AM IST

Prince Harry lauds resilience of Nepalese people

Britain's Prince Harry on Sunday saluted the resilience of Nepalese people still struggling to recover from last year's devastating earthquakes as he called on the President and discussed post-quake rehabilitation efforts during his maiden visit to Himalayan nation.

Mar 20, 2016, 17:03 PM IST

Darjeeling Toy Train to resume service soon

Around four years after services of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) toy train were suspended because of massive landslides in Paglajora, about 50 km from Siliguri, fresh hopes have emerged that the train journey between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling will resume soon.

Dec 02, 2015, 13:03 PM IST

Satellite images confirm Palmyra temple destruction: UN

Satellite images confirm the destruction of the Baal Shamin temple in Syria's Palmyra, the United Nations said on Friday, after international condemnation of the act claimed by the Islamic State group.

Aug 29, 2015, 02:18 AM IST
Drone to track tigers and check encroachers in Sundarbans

Drone to track tigers and check encroachers in Sundarbans

To track the movement of tigers and encroachers in protected forest areas, a drone would soon be flying in the Sundarban delta.

Aug 25, 2015, 11:21 AM IST
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.

Jun 18, 2015, 19:21 PM IST

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.

Jun 10, 2015, 14:12 PM IST
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.

May 17, 2015, 21:47 PM IST

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.

May 14, 2015, 19:01 PM IST
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.

Mar 22, 2015, 12:36 PM IST

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.

Mar 08, 2015, 14:48 PM IST
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...

Mar 02, 2015, 09:06 AM IST

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.

Jun 07, 2014, 01:49 AM IST

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.

Sep 29, 2013, 16:04 PM IST