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Another biosphere reserve from India included in the world network

Another biosphere reserve from India included in the world network

India has 18 Biosphere Reserves and with the inclusion of Khangchendzonga, the number of internationally designated WNBR has become 11, with 7 Biosphere Reserves being domestic Biosphere Reserves.

Aug 08, 2018, 23:39 PM IST
Jaipur walled city proposed as next UNESCO heritage site

Jaipur walled city proposed as next UNESCO heritage site

There are a total of 37 World Heritage sites in the country at present. 

Jul 31, 2018, 17:35 PM IST
Left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing: SC on poor maintenance of Taj Mahal

Left hand doesn't know what right hand is doing: SC on poor maintenance of Taj Mahal

Questioning the logic behind submitting a draft report, the SC asked UP government if it expected the court to vet it for them.

Jul 26, 2018, 14:57 PM IST
Mumbai's Victorian Gothic, Art Deco buildings get UNESCO World Heritage tag

Mumbai's Victorian Gothic, Art Deco buildings get UNESCO World Heritage tag

This is the third such honour for the metropolis after the Elephanta Caves and the majestic Victoria Terminus.

Jun 30, 2018, 22:12 PM IST
Mouni Roy, Elli AvrRam and Gauahar Khan's latest dance videos will keep you glued—Watch

Mouni Roy, Elli AvrRam and Gauahar Khan's latest dance videos will keep you glued—Watch

Mouni can be seen doing the classical dance with much ease and elan. 

Apr 30, 2018, 11:40 AM IST
International Mother Language Day 2018: Did you know one language disappears every 2 weeks?

International Mother Language Day 2018: Did you know one language disappears every 2 weeks?

Did you know one language disappears on average every two weeks?

Feb 21, 2018, 08:51 AM IST
Visit to Taj Mahal to get expensive from April 1, tickets to be valid for three hours only

Visit to Taj Mahal to get expensive from April 1, tickets to be valid for three hours only

From April 1, tourists visiting the Taj Mahal will have to pay more. The government has increased the entry fee for the iconic Taj Mahal to Rs 50 from Rs 40. It is also introducing a Rs-200 charge for those who want to visit the main mausoleum of the heritage site.

Feb 14, 2018, 16:12 PM IST
Yogi Adityanath visits Gorakhnath temple, offers prayers

Yogi Adityanath visits Gorakhnath temple, offers prayers

The Chief Minister visited the Gorakhpur temple, where he is also the head priest, and offered his prayers. 

 

Jan 02, 2018, 08:14 AM IST
UNESCO recognises Kumbh Mela as India's cultural heritage

UNESCO recognises Kumbh Mela as India's cultural heritage

India's Kumbh Mela has been recognised by UNESCO as an "intangible cultural heritage of humanity", a tweet posted on Thursday by the international organisation said.

Dec 07, 2017, 17:56 PM IST
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
UNESCO elects French-Jewish woman Audrey Azoulay as its next Director General

UNESCO elects French-Jewish woman Audrey Azoulay as its next Director General

A day after the US and Israel announced they were withdrawing from the Unesco alleging anti-Israel bias in the organisation, it elected Audrey Azoulay, a French-Jewish woman of Moroccan descent, as its next Director-General.

Oct 14, 2017, 11:45 AM IST
Israel to withdraw from UNESCO along with US, accuses it of distorting history

Israel to withdraw from UNESCO along with US, accuses it of distorting history

After US, Israel too will withdraw from UNESCO.

Oct 12, 2017, 23:06 PM IST
US to withdraw from UNESCO over 'anti-Israel bias'

US to withdraw from UNESCO over 'anti-Israel bias'

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Washington would establish an "observer mission" to replace its representation at the Paris-based agency.

Oct 12, 2017, 18:50 PM IST
US seen withdrawing from UN's cultural agency: Diplomats

US seen withdrawing from UN's cultural agency: Diplomats

Paris-based UNESCO will pick a new chief this week to try to revive its fortunes. 

Oct 12, 2017, 16:21 PM IST

Interpol approves Palestinian membership bid: Official

Baker however rejected the notion that Palestinians would be able to initiate arrest warrants at will against Israelis by joining Interpol.

Sep 27, 2017, 16:53 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's First Lady attends UNESCO award ceremony

First Lady of China and UNESCO Special Envoy Peng Liyuan on Tuesday awarded the UNESCO Prize for Girls' and Women's Education to three representatives of the award-winning projects during a ceremony here.

Sep 05, 2017, 20:21 PM IST

Ahmedabad gets India's first World Heritage City certificate

The Chief Minister said Ahmedabad was selected out of 250 cities in the race for the coveted status.

Sep 02, 2017, 00:37 AM IST

Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees

It will take two years to clear the tens of thousands of trees smashed by the weekend storms that devastated Poland`s forests, the country`s forest service said on Wednesday.

Aug 17, 2017, 22:18 PM IST

Nineteen killed by China quake as aftershocks rattle survivors

China on Wednesday evacuated tens of thousands people in its mountainous southwest after a strong earthquake killed at least 19 people and rattled a region where memories of a 2008 seismic disaster remain fresh.

Aug 09, 2017, 14:21 PM IST

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