World Heritage

Ahmedabad gets India's first World Heritage City certificate

The Chief Minister said Ahmedabad was selected out of 250 cities in the race for the coveted status.

Sep 02, 2017, 00:37 AM IST
Delhi to apply for Unesco Imperial Capital Cities status

Delhi to apply for Unesco Imperial Capital Cities status

The central government in 2015 had pulled out Delhi's entry for the Unesco World Heritage City status, saying that if Delhi was given the prestigious tag, it would put "restrictions" on several infrastructure works in the national capital. 

Aug 03, 2017, 08:20 AM IST
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.

Jul 06, 2015, 12:54 PM IST

Nepal plans to re-open heritage sites to tourists in August

 Nepal is planning to re-open the historical structures and monuments enlisted by the UNESCO as World Heritage sites to the tourists as well as the general public from August 17 as only 15 per cent of the sites have been damaged in the recent devastating earthquakes.

Jun 03, 2015, 16:20 PM IST

Islamic State vows to destroy Palmyra statues but not site

An Islamic State (IS) commander in Palmyra has claimed the fanatical group will demolish "idolatrous" statues at the ancient Syrian city but will preserve the UNESCO World Heritage archaeological site.

May 28, 2015, 21:17 PM IST

Timbuktu rebuilds mausoleums destroyed by Islamists

 Trowels in hand, on their haunches, masons in Timbuktu use traditional techniques to reconstruct precious mausoleums destroyed in an Islamist takeover of northern Mali in 2012.

Apr 14, 2015, 09:30 AM IST

Hundreds of human skeletons found in Bolivian mining city

Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher said Saturday.

Jul 27, 2014, 04:20 AM IST

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

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.

Jun 22, 2014, 21:37 PM IST

Ancient Inca roads win coveted World Heritage status

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.

Jun 21, 2014, 23:05 PM IST

Historic North Korean city joins UNESCO list

A dozen Renaissance villas built by Italy`s powerful Medici family and monuments from North Korea`s medieval city of Kaesong were granted World Heritage status by UNESCO on Sunday.

Jun 25, 2013, 14:04 PM IST

Historic North Korean city joins UNESCO list

A dozen Renaissance villas built by Italy`s powerful Medici family and monuments from North Korea`s medieval city of Kaesong were granted World Heritage status by UNESCO on Sunday.

Jun 25, 2013, 14:04 PM IST

Historic North Korea city wins World Heritage status

Royal tombs, fortress walls and a 700-year-old school in North Korea`s medieval city of Kaesong were among a dozen monuments granted World Heritage status by UNESCO at its annual meet on Sunday.

Jun 23, 2013, 15:37 PM IST

UNESCO listed Mount Fuji as World Heritage site

The World Heritage Committee of UNESCO has included Mount Fuji on the UN agency`s prestigious World Heritage list

Jun 23, 2013, 11:58 AM IST

Japan`s Mt Fuji, Niger`s Agadez among UNESCO sites

Japan`s Mount Fuji and the desert city of Agardaz in Niger were among the cultural jewels granted World Heritage status by UNESCO at its annual meeting.

Jun 22, 2013, 18:28 PM IST

East Rennell, Solomon Islands of world heritage in danger

The world heritage site of East Rennell of SOlomon Islands has been inscribed on the list of world heritage in danger, according to a UNESCO press statement.

Jun 18, 2013, 18:28 PM IST

UNESCO World Heritage status: 5 Tamil Nadu sites in tentative list

Five sites in Tamil Nadu have been included in the tentative list by the Union Culture Ministry for UNESCO`s world heritage status.

Oct 14, 2012, 22:07 PM IST

`Need to train people for conserving monuments`

Culture Minister Kumari Selja pitched the need for sensitising people and training professionals for conserving monuments of importance.

Sep 28, 2012, 14:27 PM IST

IUCN recommends international monitoring of Western Ghats

Amid debates over conservation of Western Ghats, which have been added to UNESCO`s list of iconic places.

Jul 11, 2012, 16:28 PM IST

Great Himalayan National Park vies for World Heritage

The Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh, one of the richest biodiversity sites in the western Himalayas, has come closer to getting global recognition.

Jun 13, 2012, 11:38 AM IST

UNESCO names endangered sites

UNESCO has added tropical rainforests in Honduras, Indonesia to its list of endangered sites.

Jun 29, 2011, 09:04 AM IST