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On Sunday, the Unesco committee inscribed Telangana’s iconic Kakatiya Rudreshwara (Ramappa) Temple on the World Heritage List.

Unesco World Heritage tag: List of all 40 Indian sites after Dholavira addition

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 27, 2021 06:30 PM IST
  • Union minister for culture G Kishan Reddy called the latest inscription another feather in India’s cap as the country entered the “Super-40 club” for World Heritage inscriptions.
Kakatiya Rudreshwara Ramappa Temple in Warangal, Telangana(PM Narendra Modi/Twitter)
Kakatiya Rudreshwara Ramappa Temple in Warangal, Telangana(PM Narendra Modi/Twitter)

PM congratulates Telangana as Ramappa Temple gets UNESCO World Heritage tag

Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 07:02 PM IST
  • UNESCO announced earlier on Sunday that the Kakatiya Rudreshwara Ramappa Temple was inscribed into the World Heritage Site.
Unesco said that the monumental tower embodies the great stages of the architectural and technological history of lighthouses.(Unsplash)
Unesco said that the monumental tower embodies the great stages of the architectural and technological history of lighthouses.(Unsplash)

Five sites in Saudi Arabia, Europe inscribed on Unesco's World Heritage List

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2021 09:48 PM IST
  • Dholavira, an archaeological site in Gujarat which represents the ruins of an ancient city of the Harappan civilization, will also be examined for inscription on Unesco’s World Heritage List.
On International Dance Day, Sushmita Sen pays respect to her ‘guru’ with lovely video(Instagram/sushmitasen47/pritam_shikhare)
On International Dance Day, Sushmita Sen pays respect to her ‘guru’ with lovely video(Instagram/sushmitasen47/pritam_shikhare)

International Dance Day: Sushmita Sen pays respect to ‘guru’ with lovely video

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2021 06:06 PM IST
  • Learning and appreciating the art form of classical dance on International Dance Day, Sushmita Sen pays respect to her ‘guru teacher’ Pritam Shikhare with an heartwarming note and video | Watch
Representational image.(AP file)
Representational image.(AP file)

Lower-middle income countries slashed education budgets post COVID-19: Report

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:08 PM IST
65 % low, lower-middle income countries slashed education budgets after COVID-19 outbreak: Report
France's bakers seek UNESCO recognition for baguette, a traditional craft loaf(Photo by Mae Mu on Unsplash)
France's bakers seek UNESCO recognition for baguette, a traditional craft loaf(Photo by Mae Mu on Unsplash)

France's bakers seek UNESCO recognition for baguette, a traditional craft loaf

Reuters |
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 08:38 PM IST
To shield the baguette from imposters around the world and also protect it from being pushed off shop shelves, French bakers submit application to get it added to the UN rankings of intangible treasures
This international day is a ‘global uniting initiative’ led by the Union of International Cancer Control (UICC). (worldcancerday.org)
This international day is a ‘global uniting initiative’ led by the Union of International Cancer Control (UICC). (worldcancerday.org)

World Cancer Day 2021: Check here for history, significance and theme this year

By hindustantimes.com, Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 07:16 AM IST
World Cancer Day 2021: Annually observed on February 4, World Cancer Day seeks to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surround the disease that is the second leading cause of deaths globally. Read on to know all about the history, significance and theme this year
5 Ranthambore attractions, from Royal Bengal Tiger to Padmavati’s sati site(Twitter/ranthamborepark)
5 Ranthambore attractions, from Royal Bengal Tiger to Padmavati’s sati site(Twitter/ranthamborepark)

5 major attractions of Ranthambore, from the Royal Bengal Tiger to Princess Padmavati’s sati site

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 07:57 PM IST
Planning an exotic trip next weekend with your family members or close knitted friends? The hunting grounds of Jaipur’s Maharajas, Ranthambore National Park, is your paradise and as Deepika Padukone and Alia Bhatt give a glimpse of their jungle safari, here are 5 serene attractions of the place
Amar Singh College, Srinagar.(ANI)
Amar Singh College, Srinagar.(ANI)

Srinagar’s Amar Singh College conservation project recognised with UNESCO award

Srinagar | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2020 01:06 PM IST
The award was announced by nine international conservation experts. The deliberations were held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic by INTACH’s Jammu and Kashmir chapter.
Amar Singh College, Srinagar
Amar Singh College, Srinagar

J-K: Amar Singh College conservation project recognised with UNESCO award

Srinagar | By Asian News International| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 27, 2020 02:53 PM IST
Bashir Ahmad Rather, Principal Amar Singh College, Srinagar said, “If a heritage or cultural building has been conserved properly, that is when it can get recognised with UNESCO. The building was renovated last year using the original material the building was constructed from.”
A Kuwaiti volunteer trains blind girls to learn Arabic Language during a rehabilitation course, in Basra, Iraq.(Reuters)
A Kuwaiti volunteer trains blind girls to learn Arabic Language during a rehabilitation course, in Basra, Iraq.(Reuters)

World Arabic Language Day: Theme, significance, history

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2020 09:22 AM IST
The event was established by Unesco in 2010 seeking “to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout the organization.”
The UNESCO logo is seen during the opening of the 39th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at their headquarters in Paris, France.(Reuters/ File photo)
The UNESCO logo is seen during the opening of the 39th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at their headquarters in Paris, France.(Reuters/ File photo)

Revamped, less political, UNESCO sets sights on tricky US return

Paris | By Reuters| Posted by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 01:16 PM IST
The agency, founded in the ashes of World War Two to protect the common cultural inheritance of humanity, was thrown into turmoil after the United States, which provided a fifth of its funding, pulled out.
FILE - This Sept. 10, 2001, file photo shows Agincourt Reef, located about 30 miles off the coast near the northern reaches of the 1,200-mile long Great Barrier Reef.(AP)
FILE - This Sept. 10, 2001, file photo shows Agincourt Reef, located about 30 miles off the coast near the northern reaches of the 1,200-mile long Great Barrier Reef.(AP)

Climate change damaging more World Heritage sites: Report

Geneva | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 02, 2020 07:35 PM IST
Climate change that has lead to shrinking glaciers, increasing fires, floods and droughts, and the bleaching of coral reefs are among the troubles facing 83 of the 252 World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO.
490-year-old Dhamapur Lake in Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg district.(Photo: Sindhudurg Wetland Brief Documentation Committee)
490-year-old Dhamapur Lake in Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg district.(Photo: Sindhudurg Wetland Brief Documentation Committee)

Four sites in India get World Heritage Irrigation Structure tag

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Badri Chatterjee
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 11:38 AM IST
The sites are Cumbum Tank, Kurnool-Cuddapah Canal, Porumamilla Tank (Anantharaja Sagaram) in Andhra Pradesh and 490-year-old Dhamapur Lake in Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg district
“My concerns remain that the government of Goa may choose to move ahead with the development of highrises as close as 100 m to the UNESCO site,” Sardesai mentioned in a letter to UNESCO. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)
“My concerns remain that the government of Goa may choose to move ahead with the development of highrises as close as 100 m to the UNESCO site,” Sardesai mentioned in a letter to UNESCO. (Representational Image)(Pixabay)

Goa leader calls international cultural community for help to save UNESCO Heritage Site

Panaji (Goa) [India] | By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:27 AM IST
Goa Forward Party chief Vijai Sardesai called for help from the international cultural community like UNESCO and ICOMOS to save the “future of Old Goa from the destructive policies of present the state government led by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant”.
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway trains at a station in Darjeeling.(File photo)
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway trains at a station in Darjeeling.(File photo)

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway awaits state government’s nod to resume services

Hindustan Times, Siliguri | By Pramod Giri
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 10:25 AM IST
The Toy Train is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major tourist attraction in Darjeeling, a popular hill destination in north Bengal and often referred to as the Queen of Hills
View of Adi Kailash mountain in Pithoragarh district. It is also called Om Parbat due to the visible contours of Om sign on it.(Sourced)
View of Adi Kailash mountain in Pithoragarh district. It is also called Om Parbat due to the visible contours of Om sign on it.(Sourced)

Work on to get UNESCO World Heritage Site tag for Adi Kailash in Uttarakhand

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 08:22 AM IST
Adi Kailash is situated at a height of around 6000 metres and is approximately 120 km from Dharchula sub-division of Pithoragarh district.
People look at ancient sarcophagi on display, discovered in a vast necropolis in Saqqara, Giza, Egypt.(AP)
People look at ancient sarcophagi on display, discovered in a vast necropolis in Saqqara, Giza, Egypt.(AP)

Egypt finds treasure trove of over 100 sarcophagi

Saqqara | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 07:06 AM IST
The sealed wooden coffins, unveiled on site amid much fanfare, belonged to top officials of the Late Period and the Ptolemaic period of ancient Egypt.
Representational Image.
Representational Image.

UNESCO declares Panna Tiger Reserve a biosphere reserve

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Joydeep Sen Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 01:37 PM IST
Union Minister for environment, forest and climate change Prakash Javdekar congratulated PTR authorities via a social media post for their stellar effort to conserve tigers
In April, 91 per cent of the global student population was affected in 194 countries.(Unsplash)
In April, 91 per cent of the global student population was affected in 194 countries.(Unsplash)

Covid-19 is additional layer to ‘gender equality in education’ challenge: UNESCO report

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 11:35 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered an education crisis, fuelled by deep and multiple forms of inequality having gender roots and implications.
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization logo.(AP file)
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization logo.(AP file)

Decoding UNESCO world heritage sites

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 15, 2020 06:17 PM IST
An area or structure can be deemed a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for being important for the collective and preservative interests of humanity.
Teacher teaches a student at Government Girls Senior Secondary School as schools reopened after more than 5-months closure due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, in Gurugram on Monday.(ANI)
Teacher teaches a student at Government Girls Senior Secondary School as schools reopened after more than 5-months closure due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, in Gurugram on Monday.(ANI)

Education post Covid-19: UNESCO to convene special session of global education meeting next month

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Nandini
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 11:33 AM IST
The UNESCO will convene an extraordinary session of Global Education Meeting (GEM) next month for exchange among high-level political leaders, policy makers and global education experts to protect and rethink education in the current and post-COVID-19 world.
Gurdwara Choa Sahib in Jhelum district of Pakistan’s Punjab province will be reopened after restoration.(HT Photo)
Gurdwara Choa Sahib in Jhelum district of Pakistan’s Punjab province will be reopened after restoration.(HT Photo)

US-based Sikh body starts restoration of Gurdwara Choa Sahib in Pakistan

Hindustan Times/Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal, Jalandhar
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 03:08 PM IST
The Pakistan government reopened the abandoned gurdwara and the Evacuee Trust Property Board had unveiled a plan to reopen the gurdwara after restoration.
International Literacy Day 2020: The importance of literacy is all the more important during the pandemic.(Pixabay)
International Literacy Day 2020: The importance of literacy is all the more important during the pandemic.(Pixabay)

International Literacy Day 2020: History, significance and theme of the UNESCO designated day

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 06:43 AM IST
International Literacy Day 2020: September 8 marks the celebration of International Literacy Day and this year’s theme focuses on the ‘Literacy teaching and learning in the Covid-19 crisis and beyond.’
Joint raids are also being conducted with the police to nab the rest of the gang members.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Joint raids are also being conducted with the police to nab the rest of the gang members.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Poacher arrested from south Bengal with 13 kg of deer meat, snare

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 09:34 PM IST
Preliminary investigations have revealed that the Chital was killed somewhere in Ajmalmari, a compartment in the Sunderban. The Sunderban is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world’s only tiger that lives in mangroves.
A government employee checks a water fountain inside Mughal Garden on the outskirts of Srinagar.(AP)
A government employee checks a water fountain inside Mughal Garden on the outskirts of Srinagar.(AP)

J&K govt set to conserve heritage value of 6 Mughal gardens of Kashmir

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 01, 2020 01:53 PM IST
The restoration work of these culturally significant landmarks needs continuous attention because of their fragile nature, said Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad, commissioner secretary, floriculture, gardens and parks, J&K
A view of a closed school amid the lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, in Dasna, Ghaziabad.(Sakib Ali/HT File Photo)
A view of a closed school amid the lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus, in Dasna, Ghaziabad.(Sakib Ali/HT File Photo)

Covid-19: Global call to tackle education emergency

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 06:18 AM IST
Noting that over 1 billion children are out of school due to the crisis, they wrote in an open letter to G20, governments and financial institutions that the immediate concern is the fate of an estimated 30 million children who, according to Unesco, may never return to school.
A building in Beirut that was damaged by the August 4 blast.
A building in Beirut that was damaged by the August 4 blast.

UN puts death toll at 178, several historic buildings facing collapse

Hindustan Times, Beirut | By Agencies
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 04:24 AM IST
The most affected areas in the capital were the historic quarters of Gemayzeh and Mar Mikhael that face the port and that were known for their active night life, with many old buildings turned to pubs or restaurant.
French helicopter carrier Tonnerre, right, is docked near the site of the Aug. 4 explosion that killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
French helicopter carrier Tonnerre, right, is docked near the site of the Aug. 4 explosion that killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction, in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Beirut’s historic buildings at risk of collapse, UNESCO warns

Beirut | By Associated Press | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 07:21 PM IST
Among the damaged structures were museums, historic buildings, art galleries and religious sites in Beirut.
Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres .(Reuters)
Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres .(Reuters)

UN chief says 1 billion students affected by Covid-19 closures

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2020 02:39 PM IST
In addition, the UN chief said at least 40 million children worldwide have missed out on education “in their critical preschool year.”
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