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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...

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Construction stopped at old Delhi mosque site, visitors pour in


July 19th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Cameras clicked, namaz was offered and there was palpable excitement among the hundreds gathered Thursday at Subhash Park near Jama Masjid - the spot where ... Read more...

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Is this how the ancients prevented river water seepage? (With Images)


July 12th, 2012 - 1:24 pm ICT by IANS
Mathura, July 12 (IANS) Workers excavating a holy pond in a village at the periphery of Mathura have discovered what is claimed as the first iron sheet used to prevent ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Why is state government against heritage tag for Western Ghats, question greens


July 9th, 2012 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, July 9 (IANS) The Karnataka government's opposition to Unesco's heritage tag for the Western Ghats is being strongly criticised by greens and environmental scientists as illogical and another example ... Read more...

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Experts urged to reduce animal deaths in floods


July 7th, 2012 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, July 7 (IANS) Assam Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain Saturday said the government had asked experts to work out a mechanism to reduce animal deaths during floods."Floods are a natural ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Rio de Janeiro declared World Heritage Site


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg (Russia), July 3 (IANS/EFE) The landscapes of Rio de Janeiro have been entered onto the World Heritage List, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said.The decision ... Read more...

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Western Ghats put on World Heritage Site list


July 2nd, 2012 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 2 (IANS) The eco-sensitive Western Ghats along the west coast of India have been included on the coveted list of the World Heritage Sites, at a meeting ... Read more...

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China fossil site in World Heritage list


July 2nd, 2012 - 1:13 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, July 2 (IANS) A site containing fossilised remains of 200 prehistoric marine species in China has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage list, Xinhua reported.The Chengjiang Fossil, ... Read more...

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Islamists attack Timbuktu world heritage site


July 1st, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 1 (IANS) The mausoleum of Sidi Mahmoud, a Unesco World Heritage site, in Timbuktu, Mali, has been damaged in an attack by Islamists, RIA Novosti reported.It is one ... Read more...

Posted in World |

24 killed in Afghan flash floods


June 23rd, 2012 - 11:58 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 23 (IANS) At least 24 people were killed and nine others injured Saturday due to heavy rains and flash floods in Afghanistan's western province of Ghor, Xinhua reported.Provincial ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Foundation laid for Angkor Wat-replica in Bihar


June 21st, 2012 - 5:16 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, June 21 (IANS) The foundation laying ceremony for an Indian replica of Cambodia's world-famous Angkor Wat temple was conducted in Bihar's West Champaran district Thursday, organisers said.Hindu priests from ... Read more...

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Goa’s grand old church to go green, shed asbestos


June 18th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 18 (IANS) The Basilica of Bom Jesus, one of Goa's most revered churches, will soon have an eco-friendly roof -- thanks to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) ... Read more...

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Mexico welcomes Indian PM in Hindi (Travelling with the PM)


June 18th, 2012 - 9:17 am ICT by IANS
Las Cabos (Mexcio), June 18 (IANS) "Aap ka swagat hai" (You are welcome), read a giant billboard en route Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's convoy from the San Jose del ... Read more...

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Karnataka looks beyond Bangalore to promote tourism


June 8th, 2012 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 8 (IANS) The Karnataka government is looking beyond Bangalore to promote tourism in the state, as the state capital is bedevilled with infrastructure woes and is no longer ... Read more...

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Migratory storks’ early arrival raises monsoon hopes (With Image)


May 28th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Bharatpur, May 28 (IANS) Migratory storks arriving at the Bharatpur bird sanctuary in Rajasthan's Keoladeo National Park have raised hopes of an early monsoon this year.While the stork is the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

One-horned rhino killed in Assam


May 23rd, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 23 (IANS) A one-horned rhino is suspected to have been poached in Assam's Manas National Park, official sources said Wednesday.Forest guards recovered the carcass of the full ... Read more...

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Angkor Wat replica to come up in Bihar


May 13th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, May 13 (IANS) The Indian version of Cambodia's world-famous Angkor Wat temple complex will now be built in Bihar's East Champaran district on over 50 acres of land."There is ... Read more...

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Gogoi pushes for World Heritage tag for Assam river island


May 12th, 2012 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, May 12 (IANS) Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi Saturday appealed for coordinated efforts to ensure that the state's river island Majuli is included in the Unesco's World Heritage Site ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Two orphaned rhinos from Kaziranga to be released in Manas


March 10th, 2012 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 10 (IANS) Two orphaned one-horned rhinos in Assam's Kaziranga National Park will be released in the Manas National Park by officials of the state forest department and the ... Read more...

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World’s largest Hindu temple to come up in Bihar


March 5th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 5 (IANS) The much-awaited 'bhumi-pujan' (foundation laying) for what would become the world's largest Hindu temple was done in Bihar's Vaishali district Monday.The temple, to be built at ... Read more...

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Sunderbans poster boy of climate change’s ill effects: Study


March 1st, 2012 - 12:52 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 1 (IANS) The Sunderbans, a world heritage site, is becoming increasingly vulnerable to climate change and government policies must take into account present and future climate impact to ... Read more...

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Land acquisition hampering embankment building in Sunderbans


February 29th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Feb 29 (IANS) The building of embankments in the Sunderbans areas devastated by the 2009 cyclone Aila has been hampered due to land acquisition problems, a West Bengal ... Read more...

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500 elephants killed in DR Congo’s national park


February 9th, 2012 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
Kinshasa, Feb 9 (IANS) Over 500 elephants have been killed by poachers at DR Congo's Virunga national park since 2010, a senior government official has revealed.An official of the Congolese ... Read more...

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500,000 take ritual dip in Konark


January 30th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Jan 30 (IANS) Braving the chill, about 500,000 Hindu devotees Monday took a ritual bath in a pond in Orissa's temple town of Konark and offered prayers to the ... Read more...

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Eva Longoria shoots film in Dominican Republic


November 30th, 2011 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Santo Domingo, Nov 30 (IANS/EFE) Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria and Forest Whitaker are currently in the Dominican Rebublic to film part of the action/suspense thriller "The Truth", a media report ... Read more...

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Sunderbans out of wonders race - a lost opportunity?


November 23rd, 2011 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 23 (IANS) With the Sunderbans voted out of the race for the 'New Seven Wonders of Nature', tourism industry insiders say the world's single largest block of mangrove ... Read more...

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China to build first Tai Chi theme park


November 17th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 17 (IANS) China will build a theme park showcasing the traditional martial art form of Tai Chi in Wudang Mountains area, legendary home of the marital art and ... Read more...

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Drive to save Goa’s green cover goes global


October 15th, 2011 - 9:46 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 15 (IANS) The campaign against illegal mining in Goa and the battle to save greenery in the coastal state has just got global.Green campaigners of Goan origin are ... Read more...

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UN’s eco-heritage awareness programme now in India


October 5th, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) An eco-learning programme for 420 school students will be held at the world heritage site of the Keoladeo National Park near Bharatpur in Rajasthan Oct ... Read more...

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A Chinese family that has made liquor for 400 years


September 26th, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 26 (IANS) In an ancient city in northern China, an 82-year-old man has finally retired from his family's liquor-making factory and has handed over the reins of the ... Read more...

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Government trying to resolve heritage sites dispute


September 6th, 2011 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The government is trying to resolve the dispute over the inclusion of 39 sites in the Western Ghats in the list of Unesco's World Heritage ... Read more...

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Buddhist monks to get ID cards in Bodh Gaya


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 2 (IANS) Authorities have decided to issue special identity cards to all Buddhist monks in Bodh Gaya in Bihar for security reasons, an official said Friday.?All monks ... Read more...

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Red Fort doodle on I-Day


August 15th, 2011 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) The national capital's Red Fort stood tall on the Google home page Monday as India celebrated its 65th Independence Day.The doodle, as it is called, ... Read more...

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Shutdown in Bodh Gaya against anti-encroachment drive


August 8th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Bodh Gaya (Bihar), Aug 8 (IANS) A total shutdown was observed in this Bihar town, known as the birthplace of Buddhism, Monday to protest the district administration's anti-encroachment drive.People, ... Read more...

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Nepal government loses Pashupatinath battle


July 31st, 2011 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, July 31 (IANS) Nepal's beleaguered communist government, facing an imminent threat of dissolution, received a fresh blow Sunday with the Supreme Court preventing it from tangling with the trust ... Read more...

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