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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...

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Rains boost Agra’s green cover


September 2nd, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Agra, Sep 2 (IANS) Heavy showers have come as a big boost to afforestation efforts in the Taj city.The Taj Mahal is now adequately insulated against air pollution by a ... Read more...

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Major push to tourism planned


August 16th, 2012 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) From launching a new Shatabdi train service between tourist hot spots Agra and Jaipur to expediting facilities like clean toilets, information kiosks and souvenir shops ... Read more...

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UP approves bid documents for Agra airport


August 8th, 2012 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Aug 7 (IANS) Taking a step towards the construction of an international airport at Agra, home to the Taj Mahal, the Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday approved the bid documents, ... Read more...

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Chinese ancient liquor breweries eye heritage list


July 11th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS)Two Chinese provinces are making a joint bid to have their ancient distilleries of baijiu, or Chinese liquor, recognised by UNESCO as World Heritage sites, according to ... Read more...

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Protect coral reefs, say scientists


July 9th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 9 (IANS) Top marine scientists have sounded an alarm over the plight of coral reefs worldwide and the livelihood of millions of people dependent on them.In an unprecedented ... 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...

Posted in Environment |

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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Selja opens Britain-aided museum staff training programme


January 9th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Museums have played an important role in our society by bringing people closer to their roots, Union Culture Minister Kumari Selja said Monday, inaugurating a ... Read more...

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Mike Brearley, Ted Dexter, Ian Chappell for Pataudi Memorial Lecture


December 28th, 2011 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Bhopal, Dec 28 (IANS) Sharmila Tagore, the wife of former Indian Cricket captain late Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, is excited about the plan of the Board of Cricket Control in ... Read more...

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IUCN to inspect Himachal national park next year


December 17th, 2011 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 17 (IANS) A team of international wildlife experts will visit Himachal Pradesh next year to evaluate the flora and fauna of the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in ... Read more...

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New committee to oversee world heritage sites


November 29th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 29 (IANS) The government has set up an advisory committee on world heritage matters to review the tentative list of heritage sites from India on the UNESCO ... Read more...

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Introducing children to Humayun’s tomb


November 14th, 2011 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture Monday released a guidebook of Humayun's tomb for children in a bid ... 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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Quake hits Nepal’s mainstay tourism industry


September 21st, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 21 (IANS) Recovering from a decade of armed uprising and a massacre in the royal palace that wiped out the king, queen and nine more royals, Nepal's tourism ... Read more...

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Travel Corporation starts luxury train journeys in India


September 14th, 2011 - 1:33 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) Tour and travels firm Travel Corporation (India) Limited (TCI) Tuesday launched its luxury train journeys -- The Indian Maharaja-Deccan Odyssey which will conduct tour of ... 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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Agra begins to breathe easy, but clouds linger


June 13th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Agra, June 13 (IANS) The Taj city could finally be on its way to becoming pollution-free.The two- decades-old Supreme Court verdict instructing polluting industries to move out of the Taj ... Read more...

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Cambodia and Thailand agree to UN-sponsored meeting over temple damage


March 12th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Cambodia and Thailand on Friday agreed to a United Nations-sponsored meeting over the damage caused to an historic temple during the recent border clashes.Representatives from both countries ... Read more...

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UNESCO to assess damage to Hindu temple in Cambodia


February 9th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Feb 9 (IANS) The United Nations cultural agency plans to send a mission to assess the damage caused to the Preah Vihear Temple, a World Heritage site, ... Read more...

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Visit Mexican museums, archaeological sites via Google


January 30th, 2011 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Jan 30 (IANS/EFE) About 180 Mexican archaeological sites and 116 museums are being made available for virtual visits via the Google Earth platform from any part of the world, Mexican ... Read more...

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Six Hindu temples nominated for World Heritage List


December 18th, 2010 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Dec 18 (ANI): Six Hindu temples in Indonesia, Thailand and Nepal have been nominated to be certified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.Sukuh Hindu Temple and Penataran Hindu Temple Complex in ... Read more...

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Heritage sites Taj, pyramids to be out of mass tourism


December 14th, 2010 - 12:13 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 13 (IANS) World heritage sites like the Pyramids, the Taj Mahal and even Venice could soon become the exclusive playgrounds of the rich and famous, a report says.It says drastic ... Read more...

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He took Obamas down the passages of history


November 7th, 2010 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) As US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama strolled around the sprawling Humayun's Tomb complex, it was archaeologist K.K. Muhammad who guided ... Read more...

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Santiniketan, Western Ghats named for Unesco listings


October 19th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) India has nominated Santiniketan, the university town where Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore founded Visva Bharati, and the mountain range of Western Ghats for a place in Unesco's ... Read more...

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Taj beckons Games athletes, visitors


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) The majestic and beautiful Taj Mahal in Agra has been attracting a lot of attention from the Commonwealth Games athletes, officials and visitors."We get a ... Read more...

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Spotlight on Delhi’s Jantar Mantar to make astronomy popular


October 1st, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) When Sawai Jai Singh of Rajasthan built the Jantar Mantar, the 18th century astronomical monument, he wanted to facilitate naked eye observation to make ... Read more...

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Delhi is a living museum: PM


September 27th, 2010 - 10:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said the city of Delhi is "a living museum" and it was the responsibility of all to "preserve, protect and study ... Read more...

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Hindus support teaching of religion in Bulgaria schools if major world religions treated equally


September 25th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Sept 25 (ANI): Hindus say that they support the demand for religious instruction in Bulgaria schools as long as the curriculum provides equal treatment to all the world's 12 classical ... Read more...

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Train services resume on Kalka-Shimla track


September 24th, 2010 - 12:03 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 24 (IANS) Train services resumed on the Kalka-Shimla railway line Friday morning, a day after massive landslides in Himachal Pradesh snapped traffic, an official said here. "The to and fro traffic ... Read more...

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Landslides snap rail traffic in Himachal


September 23rd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Sep 23 (IANS) Traffic on the Kalka-Shimla railway line was snapped Thursday following massive landslides on the track triggered by heavy rainfall in the region in the past few days, an ... Read more...

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Travel industry seeks better infrastructure, tax sops


September 4th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Udaipur, Sep 4 (IANS) The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), the apex body of the travel and tourism industry, has recommended vigorous development of infrastructure, logical taxation and creation of land ... Read more...

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Virginity restoring plant under threat


August 15th, 2010 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 15 (IANS/EFE) A plant capable of "restoring a woman's virginity" is under threat as an ecopark declared a Unesco World Heritage Site has been affected by severe drought and forest ... Read more...

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Jaipur’s Jantar Mantar now a world heritage site


August 4th, 2010 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) India has added the 18th century Jantar Mantar in Jaipur to its list of UNESCO's World Heritage sites July 31 after winning a bid in the race ... Read more...

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Over Rs.3 crore spent to maintain capital’s monuments


August 4th, 2010 - 8:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Over Rs.3 crore has been spent this year for conserving and maintaining historical monuments in the capital as it prepares for the Commonwealth Games beginning Oct 3, ... Read more...

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