13th century

Delhi’s monuments will be lit by solar energy


September 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) More and more of the capital's best known monuments may now be illuminated through solar energy.Building on the experience gained over the last three years ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Relics of 13th century hero stolen in Russia


August 30th, 2012 - 7:35 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, Aug 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Relics of 13 Russian saints, including those of 13th century national hero Prince Alexander Nevsky, have been stolen from a church in St. Petersburg.An ... Read more...

Posted in World |

700 year-old gold coins found in Israel


July 9th, 2012 - 10:48 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, July 9 (IANS) In what appears to be one of the largest-ever such finds, a rare cache of gold coins valued at over $100,000 has been recovered from an ... Read more...

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Ancient Tibetan scripture found in Lhasa


June 14th, 2012 - 10:36 am ICT by IANS
Lhasa, June 14 (IANS) Cultural specialists in China's Tibet region have found over 100 pages of Tibetan scripture dating back to the 13th century, according to authorities.According to Tashi Gyatso, ... Read more...

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Precious gifts, special prayers for Zardaris at Ajmer shrine (Lead)


April 7th, 2012 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 7 (IANS) Caretakers of the Sufi shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti here have planned special prayers and gifts, including finger rings studded with precious stones, for Pakistan ... Read more...

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Silver rings, bracelets for the Zardaris at Ajmer shrine


April 7th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
Ajmer, April 7 (IANS) All is set to welcome Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and his family at the 13th century tomb of a mystic saint here and caretakers ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Rare Indian, Asian art at Christie’s sale (With Images)


March 15th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) More than 1,800 Asian art works - including a large collection from India - estimated at $48 million will be auctioned by Christie's at the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

City Museum depicting Hyderabad’s history inaugurated


March 12th, 2012 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Hyderabad , March 11 (IANS) The historic city of Hyderabad Sunday added another landmark with the formal inauguration of City Museum, said to be the first of its kind in ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

A town that never burns Ravana effigy


October 6th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Baijnath (Himachal Pradesh), Oct 6 (IANS) Unlike in many other parts of India, this ancient pilgrim town in Kangra district does not burn the effigy of demon king Ravana on ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Cambodian, Thai soldiers again exchange gunfire on Saturday


April 30th, 2011 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI
Phnom Penh, April 30 (ANI): The exchange of firing between Cambodian and Thai soldiers started again on early Saturday in the disputed border area near the 13th century Ta Krabei temple in ... Read more...

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Religious extremism, the mantra for political power in Pakistan


April 5th, 2011 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr. 5 (ANI): A young teenager walked up to a bus stand in lower Dir, Northwest Pakistan, on Monday, and blew himself up, killing at least six people. This ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Brit framer buried in unmarked grave is outlaw behind Robin Hood legend?


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 2 (ANI): A historian has claimed that a farmer buried in an unmarked tomb in Britain, could have been the outlaw who became the basis for the Robin Hood legend.David ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Food fables: Eatables have a story to tell


December 3rd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Food was once a good word. It symbolised fulfilment, nutrition and well-being. But when did it all change? When did we become such guilt-ridden ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

American dancers perform aerial dance on Hyderabad’s Golconda Fort


November 23rd, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by ANI
By Omar Ali TahirHyderabad, Nov.23 (ANI): The American dance group 'Bandloop' recently performed an aerial dance on the walls of the historical Golconda Fort in Hyderabad to spread awareness about the environment.The ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Delhi corporation yet to shift to new block


November 12th, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The Municipal Corporation of Delhi is yet to start functioning from its new offices in the swanky 28-storey high-rise in the heart of the capital, seven ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

13th century Khawja Nasir observatory unearthed in Iran


October 18th, 2010 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tehran, Oct 18 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered ruins of an observatory that had been built by the Iranian polymath Khawja Nasir ad-Din Tusi at a castle during the 13th century in Iran."We ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

13th century slab of stone carving stolen from Goa


September 17th, 2010 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) A historic one-metre-long stone slab with carvings of battle scene, dating back to the late 13th century, has been stolen from a remote village in north Goa. ... Read more...

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Greek archaeologists discover ‘Odysseus’ palace’


August 25th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Ithaca, Aug 25 (ANI): Greek archaeologists have claimed that they have found the palace of Odysseus after 16 years of excavation.The discovery was reportedly made on the Ithaca Island in the Ionian ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Dilshan asked Randiv to bowl no-ball: reports


August 18th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Dambulla, Aug 18 (IANS) In a dramatic turn of events, it has now been revealed that it was Sri Lankan batsman Tillekeratne Dilshan and not skipper Kumar Sangakkara who instigated off-spinner ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

British tourist molested in Orissa


August 18th, 2010 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Aug 17 (IANS) A waiter at a government-run hotel in Orissa's Puri district was arrested Tuesday after a British tourist complained he had molested her, police said. The 40-year-old waiter allegedly molested ... Read more...

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Cross-dresser has sex with dog at British castle


July 22nd, 2010 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) A transvestite was caught having sex with a dog in the dry moat of a 13th century castle in Britain. The 33-year-old man was caught with the animal in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Was King Edward III actress Brooke Shield’s ancestor?


July 1st, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 1 (IANS) A king of England and an earl of Leicester may be among the ancestors of Hollywood actress Brook Shields, an amateur genealogist has claimed. Genealogist John Lloyd Marlow believes ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Malaysian IT consultant to digitalise heritage Tamil inscriptions for posterity


June 28th, 2010 - 4:12 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, June 28 (ANI): A globetrotting Malaysian-born information technology (IT) consultant, Subhashini Tremmel has embarked on an ambitious initiative to preserve ancient Tamil heritage in digital format.Tremmel, currently residing in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Genghis Khan’s annual memorial rites honour sees thousands attending


May 5th, 2010 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 5 (ANI): The annual memorial rites honouring Genghis Khan, the 13th-century Mongolian warrior and founder of the Mongol Empire, saw tens of thousands of people from home and abroad ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Portuguese travellers drive to China for Shanghai expo


May 4th, 2010 - 11:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 4 (IANS) A group of Portuguese travellers has embarked on a car journey to the 2010 Shanghai World Expo in an effort to promote eco-friendly technology. The four travellers started Saturday ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Black man living in medieval Britain found


May 2nd, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 2 (ANI): The discovery of a skeleton in a friary's ruins is the first physical evidence of a black person living in medieval Britain.The man's skeleton, uncovered in the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mickey Rourke to play Genghis Khan in new film


April 28th, 2010 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke is set to portray Mongol warrior Genghis Khan in a new movie. The project will be helmed by "Conan The Barbarian" writer/director John Milius."John wrote ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Mickey Rourke to play Genghis Khan


April 27th, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 27 (ANI): Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke will be playing the role of Genghis Khan in a new movie about the ruler of the Mongol warrior.Writer and director of the movie ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Sock made of human hair on display at Bata Museum


April 8th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 8 (IANS) The Bata Shoe Museum here, which has rare items from the Nizam of Hyderabad, opened a unique exhibition 'Socks: Between You and Your Shoes' to give a peep ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Prince Charles gets different perspective in 3D


March 19th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 19 (ANI): Prince Charles recently embraced the latest trend in technology - a pair of 3D spectacles.He wore a pair of 3D glasses during a visit to the Hungarian Academy ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Qutab Minar of 100,000 flowers - at Bangalore (With image)


January 19th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 19 (IANS) A model of the Qutab Minar made of 100,000 flowers, mainly roses, was the star attraction of the annual Republic Day flower show that began here Tuesday. The 30-feet ... Read more...

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Minor boy falls from Konark temple, hospitalised


January 7th, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 7 (IANS) A minor boy was hospitalised after he fell from the 13th century Sun Temple at Konark in Orissa Thursday, police said. Thirteen-year-old Swetanga Panwar had come along with five ... Read more...

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Pratibha Patil in Orissa


December 8th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 8 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday began a three-day visit of Orissa. Patil was received at the airport by Governor M.C. Bhandare, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and senior officials.The president ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Court notice to ASI, Orissa government on Konark temple


December 3rd, 2009 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Dec 3 (IANS) The Orissa High Court, hearing a public suit alleging that the authorities were neglecting the Sun Temple in Konark, Thursday served notices to the Archaeological Survey of India, ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

ASI denies stone slabs falling from Konark temple


October 12th, 2009 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Oct 12 (IANS) After reports of a stone slab falling from the world-renowned Sun Temple of Konark in Orissa, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Monday rejected the report as "baseless" ... Read more...

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