cultural heritage

Thousands of Argentines turn up to hear Indian guru


September 6th, 2012 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
Cordoba (Argentina), Sep 6 (IANS) Over 16,000 people braved a chilly and rainy Wednesday in this South American nation to listen to Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

President greets nation on Onam


August 28th, 2012 - 2:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Onam, Kerala's harvest festival."On the joyous occasion of Onam, I offer my warm ... Read more...

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Punjab to set up censor board for videos, lyrics


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 23 (IANS) With vulgar and obscene content growing in some videos and Punjabi songs, the Punjab government wants to set up a censor board to regulate the content, ... Read more...

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China to elevate 600-year-old religious site


August 15th, 2012 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 15 (IANS) A 600-year-old religious building in central China will be raised 15 metres above ground by the year-end to prevent its inundation due to a water project.The ... Read more...

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‘Bring Shimla’s last heritage train back on track’ (Letter from Shimla) (With Image)


August 12th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Aug 12 (IANS) Heritage lovers hope the railways will keep its promise of bringing Shimla's last heritage train - a deluxe rail motor car that has been stabled as ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Protests against moral policing in Karnataka


July 29th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Mangalore/Bangalore, July 29 (IANS) Protest rallies and demonstrations were held across Karnataka Sunday condemning the violent moral policing of a pro-Hindu outfit whose eight activists were arrested for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Cultural relics found in South China Sea


July 29th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 29 (IANS) Twelve underwater cultural relics sites were discovered in South China Sea.The sites near Xisha Islands contain ancient pottery and porcelain wares, copper coins and boat parts, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Veteran film maker accuses Bengal government of favouritism


July 15th, 2012 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Siliguri, July 15 (IANS) Accusing the West Bengal government of ffavouring artistes close to the ruling Trinamool Congress, National Award winning film maker Tarun Majumdar said Sunday such a biased ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Designer captures woman’s beauty in Pakeezah


July 7th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) Ethereal beauty and grace -- this and the innocence of woman that fashion designer Amit Talwar has tried to capture in his new collection called ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Brush up your British history, prospective immigrants told


July 2nd, 2012 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Prospective immigrants to Britain will now be expected to be first familiarise themselves with the country's basic history.A handbook for foreigners taking the immigration test puts ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Centre to help rebuild Dastageer Sahib shrine in Kashmir


June 29th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram Friday extended the central government's support to the Jammu and Kashmir government's efforts to rebuild the 200-year-old Dastageer Sahib ... Read more...

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Lesser known northeastern crafts caught in marketing bottleneck


June 14th, 2012 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The hazy focus on developing and marketing lesser-known crafts and textiles of India's northeastern region - as well as the associated cultural heritage - has ... 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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Ancient kiln replica being built in China


June 10th, 2012 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 10 (IANS) A replica of a kiln dating back to the Song dynasty (960-1279) is being rebuilt in a Chinese city which has a history of producing quality ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Looking for Birsa Munda-112 years after his death (With Images)


June 8th, 2012 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ranchi, June 8 (IANS) He is 'bhagwan' (god) to his people. But the jail cell in Ranchi where young tribal revolutionary Birsa Munda, who rose up against British rule, breathed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mario Miranda’s favourite fort returns to life


June 5th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 5 (IANS) Cartoonist Mario Miranda, who had brought to life the Reis Magos Fort in a sketch, could not live long enough to see his favourite structure restored ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Revisit traditional Punjabi music at capital fest


May 23rd, 2012 - 1:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A 'Festival of Traditional Music of Punjab', which kicked off here Tuesday, is set to treat music fanatics to the cultural heritage of the state.The two-day ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

100-year-old woman killed in Italian quake (Lead)


May 20th, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 20 (IANS) A 100-year-old woman was among five people who died Sunday after a magnitude-5.9 earthquake rocked northern Italy, destroying several historic sites. At least 50 others were ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Construction at Musharraf’s ancestral house stirs row


May 16th, 2012 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) The demolition of a portion of former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf's ancestral home, Neharwali Haveli in Old Delhi's Daryaganj, has stirred a row with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India, Bangladesh pledge closer ties at close of Tagore anniversary


May 7th, 2012 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Reiterating their commitment to the theme of universal harmony and friendship of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, India and Bangladesh Monday pledged to use the ... Read more...

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Madan Mohan Malaviya: As secular as Gandhi (IANS Book Review)


May 1st, 2012 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Book: "Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya: A Valiant Visionary"; Author: Madhuker Upadhyay; Publisher: All India Congress Committee; Pages: 180, Price: Rs.300The best testimony that the Congress had virtually disowned Pandit Madan Mohan ... Read more...

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Now gold coins in honour of M.S. Subbulakshmi (With Image)


April 26th, 2012 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) A limited edition of engraved gold coins has been launched as a tribute to legendary Carnatic musician M.S. Subbulakshmi. A part of the proceeds from ... Read more...

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Shimla’s museum to showcase miniature paintings


April 20th, 2012 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 20 (IANS) The state museum in this Himachal Pradesh capital, a repository of the state's rich cultural, artistic and archaeological heritage, Friday got a new block to showcase ... Read more...

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Many oppose stadium at Annandale, Shimla’s green lung (With Images)


April 19th, 2012 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, April 19 (IANS) As the Himachal Pradesh government and the Indian Army fight it out over controlling Shimla's historical, verdant and picturesque Annandale ground, many residents are dead ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Court notice to government over Assamese film


April 18th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the government and chairperson of the 59th National Film Awards on a plea seeking quashing the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

China to conserve homes of famous people


April 15th, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 15 (IANS) China will be draw up a plan to identify and protect the former residences of the country's notable figures, a media report said Sunday.Residences of important ... Read more...

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Titanic wreckage to become Unesco heritage


April 6th, 2012 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, its wreckage will become underwater cultural heritage protected by the Unesco, under a convention ratified ... Read more...

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Please save Greece’s monuments, say archaeologists


March 15th, 2012 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Athens, March 15 (IANS) Greek archaeologists have made a worldwide appeal for support to protect the country's rich cultural heritage amid the country's harsh austerity measures."Monuments do not have voice, ... Read more...

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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...

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Rebuilt 400-year-old Himachal temple opens


March 3rd, 2012 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, March 3 (IANS) A 400-year-old Hindu temple in Himachal Pradesh that was partially damaged in a quake over a century ago was reopened for public Saturday.The Bhadrakali Temple in ... Read more...

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Indian-origin British hotelier sued by parents


February 23rd, 2012 - 2:36 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 23 (IANS) Parents of a 60-year-old Indian-origin hotelier, reportedly one of Britain's wealthiest men, are sueing him for 100 million pounds (around $157 million), claiming their son took ... Read more...

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West on backburner: Designers endorse Indian heritage


February 22nd, 2012 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Are Indian designers done with Western influences? Many are travelling the length and breadth of the country in search of traditional craftsmanship, colours and techniques ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Kailash Kher to perform at world Sufi fest


February 10th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Singer Kailash Kher is set to serenade music lovers with his soulful Sufi renditions at the fourth edition of the World Sufi Spirit Festival, supported ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Government, UPSC get notices on new exam pattern


February 1st, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notices to the government and the UPSC on a petition challenging the new pattern for an English paper in ... Read more...

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UP celebrates Republic Day


January 26th, 2012 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Jan 26 (IANS) India's 63rd Republic Day was celebrated with the usual gaiety in Uttar Pradesh Thursday, with Governor B.L. Joshi taking the salute at a colourful parade in ... Read more...

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