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Denmark ranked third in the World Happiness Report 2018.(Shutterstock)

The Danes know the secret to happiness. Now, they want recognition for it

Hindustan Times | By Soma Das
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2018 10:11 AM IST
Ever wondered why Denmark is one of the happiest countries around the world? Danes say their concept of ‘hygge’ is responsible for it. And now, they are seeking UNESCO recognition for it.
Palestinian alternate ambassador to UNESCO Mounir Anastas, right, UNESCO director general France's Audrey Azoulay, left, and Israeli UNESCO ambassador Carmel Shama Hacohen speak after a meeting in Paris, France, on Thursday.(AP photo)
Palestinian alternate ambassador to UNESCO Mounir Anastas, right, UNESCO director general France's Audrey Azoulay, left, and Israeli UNESCO ambassador Carmel Shama Hacohen speak after a meeting in Paris, France, on Thursday.(AP photo)

Rare Israeli-Palestinian compromise at UNESCO brings hope

Associated Press, Paris | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 13, 2018 02:29 PM IST
Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO said the mood was “like a wedding” after member nations signed off on a rare compromise resolution on Thursday on “Occupied Palestine.”
A broken pillar and other damaged parts of the royal gate of Taj Mahal lies strewn beside it on Thursday.(Raju Tomar/HT Photo)
A broken pillar and other damaged parts of the royal gate of Taj Mahal lies strewn beside it on Thursday.(Raju Tomar/HT Photo)

Taj Mahal’s gates damaged in overnight thunderstorm

Hindustan Times, Agra | By Hemendra Chaturvedi, Agra
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2018 01:13 PM IST
Winds blowing at 130 km/h brought down pillars of the royal and southern gates of the Taj, a Mughal-era monument.
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