National Mathematics Day: Remembering the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan!

National Mathematics Day: Remembering the genius Srinivasa Ramanujan!

To commemorate the birth anniversary of great mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, India today celebrates National Mathematics Day.

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Smriti Irani reaffirms India`s commitment to UNESCO ideals, highlights govt's initiatives on education

Smriti Irani reaffirms India`s commitment to UNESCO ideals, highlights govt's initiatives on education

Union Human Resource Development Minister has reaffirmed India's commitment to the ideals of UNESCO.

China welcomes UNESCO listing of Nanjing massacre files

China on Saturday welcomed UNESCO's inscription of documents related to the massacre of civilians in Nanjing city by Japanese troops in WW-II on UN Memory of the World Register despite firm opposition from Japan.

Syria archaeological sites looted `on industrial scale`: UNESCO

 Archaeological sites in Syria are being looted "on an industrial scale" and the proceeds from the plunder are funding Islamic State extremists, the head of UNESCO warned Wednesday.

Syria archeological sites looted `on industrial scale`: UNESCO

Archeological sites in Syria are being looted "on an industrial scale," with proceeds being used to fund Islamic State extremists, the head of UNESCO warned Wednesday.

Kochi is most suitable place for eco museum: Galla

Renowned academician Amareswar Galla says Kochi is the 'most suitable' place for an eco museum as it has a rich heritage.

Palmyra temple appears intact after blast: Syria official

A blast rocked the ancient ruins in Syria`s Palmyra on Sunday but the site`s famed Temple of Bel appeared to be largely intact, Syria`s antiquities chief said.

Blast at Syria`s Palmyra prompts fears for famed temple

A powerful blast in the ruins of Syria`s ancient Palmyra raised fears Monday that the Islamic State group has damaged another of the Middle East`s most treasured heritage sites.

High-tech plan in place to save ancient sites from ISIS: Report

A team of digital-age "monuments men" will fightback against the Islamic State's destruction of ancient sites by flooding the Middle East region with cameras and harnessing 3D printing technology to reconstruct the destroyed antiquities, according to a media report.

Islamic State publishes images of Syrian temple destruction in Palmyra

Islamic State publishes images of Syrian temple destruction in Palmyra

Islamic State militants published photos on Tuesday purporting to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the central Syrian city of Palmyra, an act the UN cultural agency UNESCO has called a war crime.

Islamic State's destruction of Roman temple in Syria is war crime: UNESCO

Islamic State`s demolition of an renowned ancient Roman temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra is a war crime that targeted an historic symbol of the country`s diversity, the UN cultural agency UNESCO said on Monday.

Rs 91 lakh was spent by Delhi govt for preparing dossier: Min

 An amount of Rs 91.10 lakh was spent towards preparing dossier to nominate Delhi as a UNESCO World Heritage City, which the Government has asked to postpone, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

US hails Syria activist release, calls for charges dropped

The US State Department on Monday welcomed the release of Syrian human rights activist Mazen Darwish, and demanded the immediate release of tens of thousands of people it said were being held without fair trials.

Masons rebuild Timbuktu tombs after militant destruction

 Malian masons have rebuilt eight mausoleums destroyed by Islamist militants that took over the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012, the United Nations and Malian officials said.

Verbal shoot-out over Madagascar`s `pirate shipwreck'

The producer leading a television documentary team that says it has found 17th-century pirate William Kidd`s sunken ship fought back on Wednesday against a UNESCO report dismissing their claims.

Blast damages citadel wall in Syria's Aleppo

A bomb explosion on Sunday in a tunnel near Aleppo Citadel in Syria damaged a wall of the fortress that is part of the UNESCO-listed Old City, state media and a monitor reported.

Blast damages citadel wall in Syria's UNESCO-listed Aleppo

Blast damages citadel wall in Syria's UNESCO-listed Aleppo

A bomb explosion in a tunnel near Aleppo Citadel in Syria on Sunday damaged a wall of the fortress that is part of the UNESCO-listed Old City, state media and a monitor reported.

India made impressive progress in providing primary education: Report

India has made "impressive" progress in providing primary education to its children but it is still struggling to achieve similar results in lower secondary education and has the largest number of out-of- school adolescents, a UN study said today.

Japan hails new UNESCO listing despite Korean qualms

Japan hails new UNESCO listing despite Korean qualms

Japan on Monday celebrated the inscription of Meiji-era industrial sites on UNESCO`s World Heritage list, despite initial opposition from Seoul over the use of forced Korean labourers in the early 20th century.