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'Men only': Japanese island gets UNESCO world heritage listing

10 July 2017 7:03 AM GMT
Okinoshima in south-western Japan only allows men to visit for religious reasons.

West Bengal Heritage Commission Act to include intangible heritage

18 April 2017 12:16 PM GMT
The West Bengal Heritage Commission is mulling an amendment to the West Bengal Heritage Commission Act, 2001, to bring 'intangible heritage' under...

Kolkata church hosts heritage walk for hearing-impaired

27 March 2017 11:07 AM GMT
The event was curated and executed by 'Heritage Walk Calcutta' in collaboration with the school under the Go Unesco 'Make Heritage Fun' umbrella.

Ancient ponds and an iron sheet

13 July 2012 11:26 AM GMT
By Brij KhandelwalWorkers excavating a holy pond in a village at the periphery of Mathura have discovered what is claimed as the first iron sheet...

Extremists raze two more tombs in Timbuktu

12 July 2012 1:17 AM GMT
Islamic extremists destroyed another two mausoleums in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu, attacking a graveyard attached to the city's most...

Western Ghats a heritage site

5 July 2012 1:44 PM GMT
It is a matter of congratulations that the Western Ghats have finally been granted the UNESCO World Heritage Site (WHS) status. Now 39 sites along...

Heritage and its aspects

5 July 2012 4:07 AM GMT
When you say Japan, the first thing you think of is technology. But then, travel magazines also swear by the country’s scenic beauty. And now,...

Western Ghats now a world heritage site

3 July 2012 2:09 AM GMT
India's 1600-km long Western Ghats mountain chain, which has forests older than the Himalaya mountains, has been added to list of world heritage...

Clean India Campaign launched

22 Jun 2012 2:36 AM GMT
The tourism department has set out to change the image of India as a dirty country. On 19 June, Union Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai launched the...

Clean India Campaign to start from Qutab Minar

19 Jun 2012 2:41 AM GMT
To provide quality services to visitors in and around tourist destinations, the union tourism ministry will Tuesday launch a pilot project under...

Lodhi Garden gets poetic

11 Jun 2012 2:54 AM GMT
Against the backdrop of quiet monuments that stand mute witnesses to history, a unique poetry recitation programme was held in the sylvan...

China allocates funds for Buddha statue

20 May 2012 9:21 AM GMT
China has approved a USD 11.7 million project to protect a 1,461-year-old Buddha statue in Sichuan Province.Chinese government has approved 74...
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