France wants World Heritage status for D-Day beaches

French President Francois Hollande Friday asked to recognise D-Day beaches in Normandy, as UNESCO World Heritage site.

Climate change makes farmers go retro style

Climate change is inspiring farmers in Sundarbans to dig into their history to a time when their forefathers grew indigenous varieties of rice using green manure.

Vagaries of nature driving Sundarban villagers mad

A number of environmental threats including that of climate change and man-animal conflict are driving villagers in Sundarban islands towards madness and even suicide.

Taj Mahal to be adopted under Clean India campaign

The Taj Mahal, a Unesco World Heritage site, will be adopted under the Clean India Campaign, the tourism ministry and Agra officials said Tuesday.

US politician proposes bill for park in the moon

A US politician has asked law-makers to support a national historical park on the moon that would make Neil Armstrong`s first footprints a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

German baroque water park makes splash on UNESCO list

With its Hercules statue towering above a massive water cascade, romantic gardens and castle, Germany`s Bergpark Wilhelmshoehe has long been a marvel of baroque landscape design.

Interpretation centre inaugurated at Jantar Mantar

An interpretation centre was inaugurated today at Jantar Mantar observatory here to enable visitors get a clear idea of various astronomical instruments at the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sundarbans: Crusade launched against climate change

Battling climate change, hundreds of women from all over the fragile islands of Sundarbans have now turned into crusaders by guarding their hamlets with mangrove belts.

Kaziranga to be opened to tourists from Nov 1

Assam`s Kaziranga National Park, which is closed for tourists annually from June to October due to the rains, is to be opened from Nov 1, the park director said Friday.

Goa`s grand old church to go green, shed asbestos

Basilica of Bom Jesus, one of Goa`s most revered churches, will have an eco-friendly roof as ASI wanted visitors to have a "healthy" experience.