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IS destruction at Syria's Palmyra a 'war crime': UNESCO

January 20, 2017 6:24 pm

"This destruction is a new war crime and an immense loss for the Syrian people and for humanity," Irina Bokova.

Urban sprawl threatens Thailand's Ayutthaya world heritage site

November 24, 2016 10:43 am

Today, the city attracts tourists from around the world who come to admire the ruins and stone Buddha statues at Ayutthaya, once the ancient capital of Thailand, then known as Siam.

Life beyond IITs and PMT: Scientist SV Eswaran

June 08, 2016 11:39 am

Scientist SV Eswaran says parents should let their children grow in an organic manner

The Smart Act

May 18, 2016 12:15 am

Headed by Milena Dragicevic Šešic, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policy and Management, a theatre programme imparts management skills to amateur groups in India

UN heritage nomination: How Ahmedabad beat Delhi, Mumbai

February 09, 2016 1:04 am

The results of this year’s nomination will be announced in June 2017.

Govt to nominate Ahmedabad for UNESCO world heritage city tag

January 30, 2016 5:24 am

The Culture Ministry is supposed to officially endorse a nomination before it can be sent to UNESCO. (\\

Why a magical UNESCO-preserved town in Laos loses its soul

January 28, 2016 2:39 pm

Being recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site is a matter of pride for Luang Prabang, but that has also meant the sudden influx of tourists and modernisation also kills the very element that made it special.

Tourist Spot: Extending museum timings at CST may draw more visitors

January 25, 2016 1:34 am

The museum houses a model of the first locomotive, Sahib, which was used to run the first steam train in 1853. Another artifact at the museum is a small replica of the CST building.

UNESCO world heritage city tag: Delhi govt to step up pressure on Centre

January 18, 2016 2:28 am

Delhi Culture Minister Kapil Mishra wrote to the Ministry of Culture last month but with no response from the Centre yet, his ministry is drafting a reminder to be sent this week.

Delhi out of Unesco's heritage city tag race; eyes on Nalanda in 2016

January 03, 2016 7:31 pm

Despite its rich history, Delhi was pulled out of the race for the tag of UNESCO World Heritage City in 2015 citing restrictions that would be imposed on infrastructural projects, if awarded the status.


15 Indian contenders for UNESCO's World Heritage List

April 18, 2016 6:30 am

There are 46 Indian sites on UNESCO's tentative list as contenders for future World Heritage Sites. Here are 15 of them.

World Heritage Sites in India

November 22, 2015 4:20 pm

India celebrates Heritage Week during November 19-25. The country has a total of 35 world heritage sites that have been recognised by UNESCO. Here are 15 of them.


Khajuraho gets new airport terminal

January 23, 2016 3:31 pm

Khajuraho, Jan 23 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju today inaugurated a new terminal building at the Khajuraho Airport in Madhya Pradesh. Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chairman of Airports Authority of India R K Srivastava and other leaders and officials were present on the occasion. The new facilities at the Khajuraho Airport will allow more flights to commence their services and help bring in more visitors.The new facilities at the Khajuraho Airport will allow more flights to commence their services and help bring in more visitors. The new terminal, constructed at a cost of Rs. 91 crores, is equipped with facilities of international standard. Though it continues to handle domestic flights, it has a capacity of handling 100 international flights in future.Better air connectivity at Khajuraho will bring in more domestic and foreign tourists to see its medieval age Hindu and Jain temple complexes which are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites.