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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Environmentalists for declaration of Ganga as World Heritage

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.

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...

KCR seeks inclusion of Hyderabad as UNESCO world heritage site

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has urged the Centre to name Hyderabad as India's official entry for inclusion in UNESCO's world heritage sites.

Top international cyclists to participate in Hero MTB Race

Top international cyclists will participate in South Asia`s Biggest 10th Hero MTB Himalaya (cycling) Race starting from here on September 27.

Great Himalayan National Park nominated for World Heritage tag

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) of Himachal Pradesh has been nominated for the prestigious UNESCO-approved World Heritage Site status.

Aus claims substantial progress on reef protection

Australia said that it had made substantial progress on the UN request for better protection of the Great Barrier Reef and the world heritage site should not be listed among "in danger".

Extinct `Godzilla` platypus found in Australia

A giant extinct species of the platypus with powerful teeth has been discovered in Australia, with a scientist on Tuesday describing the duck-billed water animal as a "Godzilla" like monster.

`India has one of the richest repositories of heritage`: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said India has one of the richest repositories of heritage anywhere in the world and it is critical that attempts are made to find practical and innovative ways to preserve and maintain this heritage.

1800-yr-old metal spheres excavated beneath Mexican pyramid

Archaeologists, using a camera-equipped robot, have discovered hundreds of enigmatic, once-metallic spheres buried deep beneath an ancient pyramid in Mexico City.

Great Barrier Reef may be stripped of world heritage status

The Great Barrier Reef near Australia could be stripped of its heritage status and placed on a UN list of world treasures in danger if action is not taken to better protect the natural icon.

Western Ghats: K`taka govt defers taking decision on heritage tag

Karnataka Government today deferred taking any decision on the UNESCO declaring 10 locations of Western Ghats in the state as heritage spots.

Rio de Janeiro declared World Heritage Site

The landscapes of Rio de Janeiro have been entered onto the World Heritage List, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said.

India welcomes UN’s recognition of Western Ghats

India welcomed the World Heritage Committee`s decision to include the Western Ghats in the list of world heritage sites by the UNESCO.

China fossil site in World Heritage list

A site containing fossilised remains of 200 prehistoric marine species in China has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, Xinhua reported.