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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.

Climate change makes farmers go retro style

Last Updated: Sunday, September 29, 2013, 16:04

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

Last Updated: Sunday, August 25, 2013, 16:51

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 10:11

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

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 19:36

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 10, 2013, 15:51

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

Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013, 18:13

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.

Cops preparing database of foreign monasteries in Bodh Gaya

Last Updated: Friday, November 09, 2012, 16:31

Bihar Police are preparing a database of foreign monasteries and their guesthouses in Buddhism`s holy town Bodh Gaya to streamline safety and security.

Sundarbans: Crusade launched against climate change

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 07, 2012, 16:34

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

Last Updated: Friday, October 19, 2012, 20:00

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.

Dubai to build its own Taj Mahal

Last Updated: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 18:05

Taj Arabia will be about four times the size of the original monument in India, the Gulf News quoted the developers as saying last week.

UN designates Western Ghats as world heritage site

Last Updated: Monday, July 02, 2012, 11:13

India`s 1600-km long Western Ghats mountain chain, which has forests older than the Himalaya mountains, has been added to list of world heritage sites by the United Nations.