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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 |

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 |

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 |

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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Coronation park: Monument to capital’s civic neglect


January 10th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) It was to have been ready in time to commemorate the centenary of Delhi becoming the capital, but the historic coronation park, which once held ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

A requiem for dead at Himachal’s cemeteries (With Image)


January 10th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Jan 10 (IANS) At Oakover cemetery, the oldest British era cemetery in this erstwhile summer capital of British India that was opened in 1828, 17 out of the 20-odd ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Begumpuri mosque to serve as new conservation model: Selja


November 11th, 2011 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) The National Monument Authority, the apex conservation body, is mapping a 14th century Begumpuri mosque here to develop a new conservation model for preservation ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

European culture carnival opens in capital


November 11th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Children can look forward to a surprise November bouquet in the capital. A musical journey by a Polish Oriental band, storytelling sessions, puppet theatre, folk ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Ancient Delhi gateways, Mughal library to be restored (With Images)


July 5th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 5 (IANS) Mughal prince Dara Shikoh's library, the Malcha Mahal hunting lodge of Firoz Shah Tughlaq and some ancient gateways are among the 15 neglected monuments that ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘Restored Viceregal lodge can be future restoration model’


April 18th, 2011 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Noted economist Deepak Nayyar, former vice chancellor of Delhi University, Monday said the restoration of the Viceregal lodge on the campus, which has been continuously ... Read more...

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Rethinking heritage conservation in India (April 18 is World Heritage Day)


April 17th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Conservation of India's millenia old cultural and architectural heritage will be the focus of the third Pupul Jayakar Memorial Lecture organised by the Indian National ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Professionals fear development projects may hamper city’s heritage values


September 14th, 2010 - 8:19 pm ICT by ANI
By Ravinder Singh RobinAmritsar, Sep. 14 (ANI): Many people here feel that the Personalized Rapid Transit System (PRTS) would harm historic Walled City of Amritsar and would hamper tourism in the city. ... Read more...

Posted in Feature |

Metro’s Qutub Minar line to showcase Delhi’s heritage


August 13th, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) Passengers travelling on Delhi Metro's Central Secretariat-Qutub Minar stretch, which is about to be commissioned, will have access to information about the capital's rich heritage, an official ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Heritage walks, quizzes…Madras Week goes beyond Chennai


August 12th, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 11 (IANS) Quizzes, debates, heritage walks, painting and photo exhibitions are some of the 150-odd programmes planned in Tamil Nadu's capital Chennai as part of the Madras Week celebrations beginning ... Read more...

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Essay competition on city history for schoolkids


July 29th, 2010 - 1:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 29 (IANS) In a bid to encourage interest in history among children, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and Fox History and Entertainment have launched ... Read more...

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Conserving heritage - historic Kolkata palace gets a makeover


June 3rd, 2010 - 10:18 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Kolkata, June 3 (IANS) Sova Bazar palace, a historic residence in Kolkata built in the 18th century by Raja Nabakrishna Deb, a member of the aristocracy, has for the first ... Read more...

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Traditional parasols vanishing from Varanasi’s ghats


April 20th, 2010 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
By Asit Srivastava Varanasi, April 20 (IANS) The faded parasols dotting the banks of the Ganga in this Hindu holy city for years, under whose ample shade priests received their clients or tourists ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India waking up to art as tourism driver


March 24th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Art, one of the key drivers of tourism across the globe, is trying to become an important stakeholder in the country's multi-million dollar tourism industry by entering ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Zoffany’s painting titled ‘Last Supper’ being restored in Kolkata


February 27th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Feb 27 (ANI): Max Mueller Bhavan and the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) are engaged in restoring Johann Zoffany's painting titled 'Last Supper', which is around two ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Pakistan Govt. should bring all involved in 26/11 attacks to justice, says Preneet Kaur


January 28th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.28 (ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Thursday reiterated India's stand that Pakistan government should bring to book all those involved in Mumbai terror attacks.Speaking on ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Protection of monuments a priority: Delhi CM


January 27th, 2010 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Heritage conservation is a priority with the Delhi government and finance is no hurdle, chief minister Sheila Dikshit said Wednesday, adding that new rules should be framed ... Read more...

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Railways pulled up for work near heritage monument


January 6th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Railway authorities have been pulled up for carrying out construction work near the protected monument of Nila Gumbad in the national capital. The monument is a part ... Read more...

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Court clears way for Jama Masjid re-development


September 14th, 2009 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The historic Jama Masjid is all set to get a facelift with the Delhi High Court Monday giving the green signal to the city civic agency to ... Read more...

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Re-development of Jama Masjid to begin soon, court assured


September 7th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The re-development work at the historic Jama Masjid will begin soon and various agencies have approved it, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) informed the Delhi High ... Read more...

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Selja to inaugurate workshop on world class tourism infrastructure today


August 19th, 2009 - 11:25 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja will inaugurate a one-day workshop on World-Class Tourism Infrastructure here today.The objective of the workshop is to develop world class tourism ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Selja to inaugurate workshop on world class tourism infrastructure tomorrow


August 18th, 2009 - 6:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Union Tourism Minister Kumari Selja will inaugurate a one-day workshop on World-Class Tourism Infrastructure here tomorrow.The objective of the workshop is to develop world class tourism ... Read more...

Posted in National |

SC gives green signal for Commonwealth Games Village


July 30th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 30(ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday gave the green signal for the construction of the Commonwealth Games Village in Delhi, stating that it did not violate environmental norms.The ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Apex court reserves verdict on building Commonwealth Games Village


July 15th, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday reserved its verdict on the ongoing construction of the Commonwealth Games Village with multi-storey apartment blocks, coming up allegedly on the Yamuna riverbed ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Heritage lamppost near Rashtrapati Bhavan to be restored


May 11th, 2009 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 11 (IANS) The 80-year-old sandstone lamppost near the Rashtrapati Bhavan that collapsed in a squall Sunday will be restored, an official said Monday. The sandstone structure built in 1929 was ... Read more...

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Centuries old mosque in Srinagar gets a face lift


March 16th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
By Shaukat Jan Srinagar, Mar 15 (ANI): Renovation work at the centuries old Mosque of Akhund Mulla (also referred as Akhoon Mulla) at Srinagar in Kashmir is underway to restore the old ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Mughal era Hamam discovered in Kashmir


December 22nd, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
By Afzal Bhat Srinagar, Dec.22 (ANI): Excavators of the department of floriculture have discovered a historical Hamam (royal bath and heating system) in the popular Mughal Garden namely Shalimar Bagh in the ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Scots team for India to save Scottish cemetery in Kolkata


November 6th, 2008 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Scottish heritage experts are travelling to India this weekend to save a piece of their heritage - a Scottish cemetery in the heart of Kolkata.Their aim is to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

MCD pulled up for delay in Jama Masjid re-development


September 29th, 2008 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Monday pulled up the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for not starting the re-development work for the historic Jama Masjid and asked it ... Read more...

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Gandhis legacy in Champaran drifting into oblivion, a task fit for taking up by INTACH


September 24th, 2008 - 7:38 pm ICT by ANI
By Pawan Shah Bhitiharva Village (Bihar), Sep.24 (ANI): As the nation is getting ready to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 139th birth anniversary on October 2, a historical Ashram founded ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Municipality pulled up for delaying Jama Masjid re-development


July 15th, 2008 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Tuesday pulled up Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for not starting the re-development work of the historic Jama Masjid despite all sanctions and ... Read more...

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