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Taj Mahal second best UNESCO world heritage site after Angkor Wat: Survey

Taj Mahal second best UNESCO world heritage site after Angkor Wat: Survey

The Taj Mahal is the second best UNESCO world heritage site in the world, according to a new survey.

Dec 06, 2017, 16:45 PM IST
Amount of garbage at Mount Fuji rises by 40% in 2017 due to increased footfall

Amount of garbage at Mount Fuji rises by 40% in 2017 due to increased footfall

Local governments now want to educate climbers to take garbage home, especially foreigners, who are sometimes unaware that this is normal etiquette in Japan.

Nov 13, 2017, 17:15 PM IST

UNESCO wants to declare Marine Drive as World Heritage Site; Mumbai disagrees

Residents of Mumbai's Marine Drive are unhappy with the nomination of Marine Drive to be declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sep 07, 2017, 13:34 PM IST
China installs high-definition cameras along Great Wall

China installs high-definition cameras along Great Wall

An expert on the Great Wall, Dong Yaohui, says many of the scratches were left by tourists in the 1980s to 1990s when people were less aware of the importance of ancient monument protection, and preventative measures were far from effective.

Aug 20, 2017, 13:32 PM IST

No girls allowed: Japan's men-only island gets UNESCO nod

The tiny landmass of Okinoshima is permanently manned by a Shinto priest who prays to the island's goddess, in a tradition that has been kept up for centuries.

Jul 10, 2017, 15:27 PM IST
Great Barrier Reef left off UNESCO's 'in danger list'

Great Barrier Reef left off UNESCO's 'in danger list'

Australia`s management of the Great Barrier Reef has come under sustained criticism amid the biggest ever coral die-off as a result of the strongest El Nino in 20 years, a weather event that scientists believe is exacerbated by climate change.

Jul 06, 2017, 10:16 AM IST

Support UNESCO to develop Chilika as World Heritage site: Dharmendra Pradhan

UNESCO has also proposed to set up a world class conservation centre with climate change observatory and state-of-art data and monitoring facilities.

Jun 20, 2017, 13:37 PM IST
Lumbini – The birthplace of Buddha in Nepal faces serious threat from pollution

Lumbini – The birthplace of Buddha in Nepal faces serious threat from pollution

As per recent data collected from air quality monitoring stations in five places across the country show the historic site has become highly polluted.

May 10, 2017, 12:13 PM IST

Rhino killed by poachers in Kaziranga National Park in Assam, toll reaches 15

An adult male rhino was killed by poachers today in Kaziranga National Park in Assam taking the toll to 15 this year, a forest department official said.

Nov 16, 2016, 20:06 PM IST

Mali Islamist rebel apologises for destroying shrines

Mahdi was accused of leading rebel forces who destroyed historic shrines at the world heritage site in 2012.

Aug 23, 2016, 00:56 AM IST

Iraq's marshes, once drained by Saddam, named world heritage site

A wetland in southeast Iraq, thought to be the biblical Garden of Eden and almost completely drained during Saddam Hussein`s rule, has become a UNESCO world heritage site, Iraqi authorities said on Sunday.

Jul 18, 2016, 00:41 AM IST

2 killed, 15 injured in storm at World Heritage site in China

Two tourists were killed and 15 others injured in southwest China after a tree fell on them at a World Heritage site during a rare windstorm, officials said on Sunday.

Jun 05, 2016, 17:07 PM IST
'Russians building army base at Syria's Palmyra site'

'Russians building army base at Syria's Palmyra site'

The Russian military is constructing a new army base in the central Syrian town of Palmyra, within the protected zone that holds the archaeological site listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site and without asking for permission from relevant authorities, an American heritage organization and a top Syrian archaeologist said on Tuesday.

May 17, 2016, 22:20 PM IST
NASA radar maps new view of World Heritage Site

NASA radar maps new view of World Heritage Site

NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) can record changes on the ground beneath the aircraft that occur between multiple flights which take exactly the same flight path.

Jan 28, 2016, 20:14 PM IST

Govt to take steps to facilitate WH status for Assam island

Centre will take all possible steps to expedite the proposal of World Heritage site status for Majuli island located in Brahmaputra river in Assam, Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma said on Friday.

Jun 12, 2015, 23:22 PM IST

UNESCO condemns ancient houses` destruction in Sanaa `strike`

UNESCO condemned the destruction Friday of ancient houses described as a "jewel" of Islamic urban landscape in an alleged Saudi-led air strike on the Yemeni capital`s old quarter that killed five people.

Jun 12, 2015, 22:36 PM IST

Saudi-led coalition denies bombing Yemen heritage site

The Saudi-led coalition bombing rebels in Yemen denied claims that it carried out a strike on the historic old quarter of the capital Sanaa.

Jun 12, 2015, 20:43 PM IST

Australia welcomes UN call on Great Barrier Reef

Australia has welcomed a draft decision by the United Nations to keep the Great Barrier Reef off its endangered list, saying Saturday the move was an endorsement of the government`s plans.

May 30, 2015, 06:30 AM IST

PM Modi visits Terracotta Warriors museum in Xi'an

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday began his tour of China by visiting the Terracota Warriors Museum at Xi'an.

May 14, 2015, 10:40 AM IST
Environmentalists for declaration of holy Ganga as World Heritage Site

Environmentalists for declaration of holy Ganga as World Heritage Site

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking keen interest in cleaning of Ganga, a group of environmentalists will be petitioning him to pursue with UNESCO for declaration of upper region of the holy river as a World Heritage Site.

Apr 22, 2015, 11:52 AM IST