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Global warming may threaten World Heritage sites

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 21:54

Some of the world`s most recognisable and important landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and Sydney Opera House could be lost to rising sea-levels if current global warming trends are maintained over the next two millennia, a new study has warned.

Google releases imagery of Indian heritage sites

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 19:19

Enthusiasts can now explore 360 degree online imagery of 30 Indian heritage sites, including the Taj Mahal, Qutub Minar and Red Fort, which were released by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Google.

Goa to form committee to safeguard heritage

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 09:06

Newly appointed minister for museums Alina Saldanha said Tuesday that a special committee is being set up to protect Goa`s art and heritage.

UNESCO lists 6 Syrian heritage sites as `endangered`

Last Updated: Thursday, June 20, 2013, 11:23

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.

Cabinet clears Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission

Last Updated: Thursday, May 16, 2013, 21:12

The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the establishment of the Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission.

Poetry on stone: Timeless genre in revival across India

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 12, 2012, 08:55

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

Vadakkunnathan temple for UNESCO`s Heritage Sites

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012, 20:34

ASI has recently recommended 14 sites, including temples and palaces, from Kerala to the UNESO to include in its list of World Heritage Sites.

ONGC plans to conserve heritage sites in Assam

Last Updated: Sunday, March 11, 2012, 13:00

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has chalked out a Rs 3,96 crore plan to preserve heritage sites in upper Assam including the historic monuments of the Ahom era which are now in ruins.

TN: Committee set up to inspect heritage sites

Last Updated: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 14:14

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

Last Updated: Thursday, October 06, 2011, 12:29

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

Unesco adds twenty-five sites to world heritage list

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 08:44

Twenty-five new sites have been added to the Unesco World Heritage List, Xinhua reported Tuesday.

US slams Israel over designating heritage sites

Last Updated: Thursday, February 25, 2010, 12:07

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