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  • india submits 46 entries for unesco world heritage sites

    India submits 46 entries for UNESCO world heritage sites list

    India | March 05, 2015 8:13 IST

    New Delhi: India has submitted a revised tentative list of 46 famous monuments/sites for inclusion in the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Site, Rajya Sabha was told today.The list was submitted to the World Heritage

  • govt not spending money for promotion of vedas ramdev

    Govt not spending money for promotion of Vedas: Ramdev

    India | February 22, 2015 21:06 IST

    New Delhi: Yoga guru Ramdev today asked Narendra Modi government to “loosen its purse strings” for promoting the Vedas as has been done for minority institutions and proposed setting up a centre for Vedic learning.“The

  • unesco condemns japanese journalist s killing

    UNESCO condemns Japanese journalist's killing

    World | February 03, 2015 13:50 IST

    Paris: UNESCO director general Irina Bokova Tuesday condemned the murder of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto by the Islamic State militants, urging mediapersons in Syria and neighbouring Iraq to take precautions for their personal safety."Kenji Goto

  • burning of cow dung cakes banned near taj mahal

    Burning of cow dung cakes banned near Taj Mahal

    India | January 13, 2015 11:09 IST

    Lucknow: India's white marvel, the Taj Mahal, acquiring yellowish hues has prompted authorities in Agra to ban burning of cow dung cakes for cooking near the 17th century monument.The Agra district administration is also planning

  • jairam ramesh named member of board providing policy advice

    Jairam Ramesh named member of board providing policy advice to UNEP

    Politics | December 14, 2014 11:13 IST

    New Delhi: Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh has been appointed as a member of a board which provides strategic policy advice to a key UN agency on environmentally-sound technologies for developing nations.  Ramesh said he

  • air pollution discolouring taj mahal finds study

    Air pollution discolouring Taj Mahal, finds study

    India | December 11, 2014 11:29 IST

    Washington: A team of researchers from India and the US has found that the browning of the Taj Mahal's iconic marble dome and soaring minarets is due to dust and airborne carbon particles.“Our team was

  • jairam ramesh to head panel on global research platform

    Jairam Ramesh to head panel on global research platform

    Politics | October 26, 2014 12:31 IST

    New Delhi: Former Union minister Jairam Ramesh has been named to chair a global research platform panel on sustainable development instituted by an alliance of organisations such as UNEP, UNESCO and World Meteorological Organization (WMO).The

  • india gears up for mock tsunami drill on sep 9 and 10

    India gears up for mock tsunami drill on Sep 9 and 10

    India | September 08, 2014 11:51 IST

    Hyderabad: India, along with 23 other countries, is participating in a major Indian Ocean-wide mock tsunami drill on September 9 and 10 that is aimed at testing the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System

  • film festival about differently abled people

    Film festival about differently abled people

    India | July 15, 2014 7:06 IST

    New Delhi: New Delhi:  A film festival sensitising people about differently abled people and their problems was organized in New Delhi on Monday.The 'We Care International Film Festival' organized with association with Ministry of Social

  • un panel asks india to act against poaching in manas

    UN panel asks India to act against poaching in Manas sanctuary

    India | July 13, 2014 13:31 IST

    New Delhi: Expressing serious concern over poaching of rhinos in Assam's Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee has warned India of including the wildlife reserve in “the List of World Heritage in Danger”

  • gujarat s rani ki vav recognised as unesco world heritage

    Gujarat's Rani-ki-Vav recognised as UNESCO World Heritage Site

    India | June 22, 2014 20:19 IST

    New Delhi: ‘Rani-ki-Vav', an 11th century stepwell in Gujarat, has been approved as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO which described it as “exceptional example of technological development” in utilising ground water resources.“Stepwell Rani-ki-Vav has

  • himachal national park set for world heritage tag

    Himachal national park set for World Heritage tag

    India | June 08, 2014 14:03 IST

    Shimla: Countdown has begun for getting Unesco's coveted World Heritage Natural Site tag for the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Himachal Pradesh, India's richest biodiversity spot in the western Himalayas.State wildlife officials say the

  • china s hao ping to head unesco s 37th general conference

    China's Hao Ping to head UNESCO's 37th General Conference

    World | November 06, 2013 11:06 IST

    Paris : Hao Ping, China's vice minister for education, was Tuesday elected president of the 37th General Conference of UNESCO for the next two years, Xinhua reported.Hao Ping, representative to the UNESCO's executive board, was

  • six rajasthan hill forts in unesco world heritage list

    Six Rajasthan hill forts in Unesco World Heritage List

    India | June 21, 2013 18:45 IST

    Jaipur, June 21: Six hill forts in Rajasthan have been selected to be included in the Unesco's World Heritage List, an official said here Friday.The hill forts are Amber, Chittorgarh, Gangron, Jaisalmer, Kumbhalgarh and Ranthambore.Rajasthan's

  • himachal park set for unesco s natural heritage status

    Himachal park set for Unesco's natural heritage status

    India | May 21, 2013 13:07 IST

    Shimla, May 21: India's richest biodiversity site in the western Himalayas, the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Himachal Pradesh, is likely to become the country's seventh natural Unesco World Heritage site, a wildlife official

  • umayyad mosque a unesco world heritage site falls amid

    Umayyad mosque, a Unesco world heritage site, falls amid battles in Syria

    World | April 25, 2013 14:49 IST

    Beirut, Apr 25: The 11th-century minaret of a famed mosque that towered over the narrow stone alleyways of Aleppo's old quarter collapsed on Wednesday as rebels and government troops fought pitched battles in the streets

  • five tamil nadu places in unesco world heritage status

    Five Tamil Nadu places in UNESCO World Heritage status tentative list

    India | October 15, 2012 21:05 IST

    Kumbakonam, Oct 15: Five sites, including famous Lord Sri Ranganathar temple in Srirangam, in Tamil Nadu have been included in the tentative list by the Union Culture ministry for UNESCO's world heritage status, Union Culture

  • karnataka opposes world heritage tag to western ghats

    Karnataka opposes world heritage tag to Western Ghats

    India | July 04, 2012 17:46 IST

    Bangalore, Jul 4: Karnataka today said the state was against UNESCO declaring 10 spots in Western Ghats as world heritage sites as it would affect development work.Minister for Forest C P Yogeshwar told reporters here

  • pak journalist razzaq gul gunned down

    Pak journalist Razzaq Gul gunned down

    World | May 19, 2012 15:11 IST

    Islamabad, May 19: A Pakistani journalist was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in the restive southwest Balochistan province, the fourth scribe to be killed in as many months in the country ranked by UNESCO as

  • palestine admitted to unesco as full member

    Palestine Admitted To UNESCO As Full Member

    World | October 31, 2011 21:32 IST

    Paris, Oct 31: Palestinians won a crucial vote to enter UNESCO as a full member today, scoring a symbolic victory in their battle for statehood and full membership in the UN General Assembly.“The general assembly