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BSNL, MTNL to provide Wi-Fi services at 100 tourist places

BSNL, MTNL to provide Wi-Fi services at 100 tourist places

BSNL and MTNL will provide Wi-Fi facilities at 100 tourist destinations across the country with the Union Tourism Ministry inking agreements with the state-run telecom service providers to this effect.

Google digitises more Indian heritage sites

 Internet giant Google's cultural arm on Thursday said that it was digitising more heritage sites to put them up in what could be termed as a online museum.

UNESCO condemns 'barbaric' IS attacks on heritage sites

The UN cultural organisation on Monday condemned the "barbaric assaults" the Islamic State group has launched on World Heritage sites in Iraq and Syria, saying they may amount to war crimes.

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.

Iraq minister says coalition must defend heritage sites

The US-led coalition carrying out air strikes against the Islamic State group must try to protect archaeological sites being destroyed by the jihadists, Iraq's tourism and antiquities minister said on Sunday.

NDMC to install 'smart signages' for heritage sites, monuments

Heritage sites and monuments which fall in areas under the jurisdiction of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will soon have 'smart signages' as part of the 'smart city' initiative.

Dist team visits heritage sites of East Midnapore in West Bengal

A team led by East Midnapore District Magistrate Wednesday visited several heritage sites in the district in an effort to put them on the district tourist map.

UNESCO lists 6 Syrian heritage sites as `endangered`

UNESCO on Thursday added six ancient sites in Syria including a fortress of Saladin and a Crusader castle to the endangered World Heritage list, warning that more than two years of civil war had inflicted heavy damage.

Poetry on stone: Timeless genre in revival across India

The rejuvenating appeal of the timeless verse in an age of uncertainties has triggered a revival of the poetry movement in India.

TN: Committee set up to inspect heritage sites

TN CM Jayalalithaa announced setting up of a committee to inspect heritage buildings in Chennai and submit a report on their safety.

Varanasi ghat among threatened heritage sites

The 18th century Balaji Ghat, situated along the river Ganges in Varanasi, is among the over 60 endangered cultural heritage sites in the world.

US slams Israel over designating heritage sites

The Obama administration criticised Israel on Wednesday for designating two shrines on Palestinian territory as national heritage sites.

‘Walks’ for creating awareness about heritage sites

To create an awareness and concern for our heritage by designing ‘walks’ of well-known and lesser-known areas of Delhi and its surroundings – Missions 3G-Gauri and Delhi-based ‘Heritage walks’ have joined hands.