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Fire engulfs Japan's Shuri Castle, a World Heritage site in Okinawa

A popular tourist attraction, Shuri was built more than 500 years ago as the royal castle of the Ryukyu Kingdom. The fire tore through the castle in the middle of its annual mid-autumn festival. It had been scheduled to be included as a stop on the 2020 Tokyo Olympic torch relay route.

Oct 31, 2019, 08:02 AM IST

Watch Daily News and Analysis with Sudhir Chaudhary, 18th July, 2019

Watch the complete segment of DNA with Sudhir Chaudhary. This segment of DNA brings to you an analysis of top news of the day.#DNA #SudhirChaudhary #FloodsInIndia

Jul 19, 2019, 00:18 AM IST

DNA: Why Indian cities face the same flood situation every year during monsoon

In this segment of DNA, we bring to you a detailed analysis of flood situations in India which are not taken into consideration even after the loss of life, property, etc. Watch the full video to know more.

Jul 18, 2019, 23:34 PM IST

Leaders hail UNESCO's move of listing Jaipur as World Heritage Site

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed their happiness over Jaipur being declared a UNESCO World Heritage site on Saturday.

Jul 07, 2019, 00:07 AM IST

Pink City Jaipur designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO, PM Modi welcomes move

The UN body--United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, in its 43rd session of the World Heritage Committee announced its decision that the city is now a world heritage site. 

Jul 06, 2019, 19:41 PM IST

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

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

Amount of garbage at Mount Fuji rises by 40% in 2017 due to increased footfall

Local governments now want to educate climbers to take garbage home, especially foreigners, who are sometimes unaware that this is normal etiquette in Japan.

Nov 13, 2017, 17:15 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 installs high-definition cameras along Great Wall

An expert on the Great Wall, Dong Yaohui, says many of the scratches were left by tourists in the 1980s to 1990s when people were less aware of the importance of ancient monument protection, and preventative measures were far from effective.

Aug 20, 2017, 13:32 PM IST

No girls allowed: Japan's men-only island gets UNESCO nod

The tiny landmass of Okinoshima is permanently manned by a Shinto priest who prays to the island's goddess, in a tradition that has been kept up for centuries.

Jul 10, 2017, 15:27 PM IST

Great Barrier Reef left off UNESCO's 'in danger list'

Australia`s management of the Great Barrier Reef has come under sustained criticism amid the biggest ever coral die-off as a result of the strongest El Nino in 20 years, a weather event that scientists believe is exacerbated by climate change.

Jul 06, 2017, 10:16 AM IST

Support UNESCO to develop Chilika as World Heritage site: Dharmendra Pradhan

UNESCO has also proposed to set up a world class conservation centre with climate change observatory and state-of-art data and monitoring facilities.

Jun 20, 2017, 13:37 PM IST

Lumbini – The birthplace of Buddha in Nepal faces serious threat from pollution

As per recent data collected from air quality monitoring stations in five places across the country show the historic site has become highly polluted.

May 10, 2017, 12:13 PM IST

Rhino killed by poachers in Kaziranga National Park in Assam, toll reaches 15

An adult male rhino was killed by poachers today in Kaziranga National Park in Assam taking the toll to 15 this year, a forest department official said.

Nov 16, 2016, 20:06 PM IST

Mali Islamist rebel apologises for destroying shrines

Mahdi was accused of leading rebel forces who destroyed historic shrines at the world heritage site in 2012.

Aug 23, 2016, 00:56 AM IST

Iraq's marshes, once drained by Saddam, named world heritage site

A wetland in southeast Iraq, thought to be the biblical Garden of Eden and almost completely drained during Saddam Hussein`s rule, has become a UNESCO world heritage site, Iraqi authorities said on Sunday.

Jul 18, 2016, 00:41 AM IST

2 killed, 15 injured in storm at World Heritage site in China

Two tourists were killed and 15 others injured in southwest China after a tree fell on them at a World Heritage site during a rare windstorm, officials said on Sunday.

Jun 05, 2016, 17:07 PM IST

'Russians building army base at Syria's Palmyra site'

The Russian military is constructing a new army base in the central Syrian town of Palmyra, within the protected zone that holds the archaeological site listed by UNESCO as a world heritage site and without asking for permission from relevant authorities, an American heritage organization and a top Syrian archaeologist said on Tuesday.

May 17, 2016, 22:20 PM IST

NASA radar maps new view of World Heritage Site

NASA's Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle Synthetic Aperture Radar (UAVSAR) can record changes on the ground beneath the aircraft that occur between multiple flights which take exactly the same flight path.

Jan 28, 2016, 20:14 PM IST