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Bengal Govt’s grand rally marks Durga Puja’s UNESCO tag

September 02, 2022 4:34 am

Representatives of 1,200 Durga Puja committees took part in rally

BJP claims credit for Durga Puja's UNESCO tag, thanks PM

September 02, 2022 4:30 am

The BJP has been sharing on various social media platforms claiming that Durga Puja in Kolkata had been nominated by the Narendra Modi government way back in 2019 for UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage status.

Grand rally today to celebrate UNESCO tag for Durga Puja

August 31, 2022 11:52 pm

According to sources in the government, the rally will have colourful tableaux with traditional conch sound and folk dance. Many puja committees are expected to take part in the rally.

Gujarat's Garba dance nominated for UNESCO intangible heritage tag

August 28, 2022 11:08 am

India currently has 14 Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) elements which are inscribed on this list, including Ramlila, Vedic Chants, Kumbh Mela and the latest being Kolkata's Durga Puja.

Mumbai: With Music Video Project, BMC looks to highlight city’s inclusive heritage

August 12, 2022 1:15 pm

The BMC has invited entries for the project from budding musicians and filmmakers. The winners will get showcased on the UNESCO Creative Cities Network platform

Old astronomical observatory in Bihar not put on UNESCO list: World body

August 09, 2022 12:35 pm

"As a first step for a site to be inscribed to the World Heritage list, the Government of India should include it in its Tentative List (which is currently not the case for this astronomical observatory)," said a statement issued by the world body.

Tour operators expect boom time this Durga puja season in Bengal

July 21, 2022 2:52 pm

Raj Basu, convenor of the Association for Conservation of Tourism, said that most of the destinations in forests and hills in the state have been booked from early October till after Diwali

India elected to UNESCO panel on Intangible Cultural Heritage

July 07, 2022 8:33 pm

India has served as a member of the ICH Committee twice -- from 2006 to 2010 and from 2014 to 2018.

China's top diplomat visits Myanmar amid opposition protest

July 03, 2022 7:31 am

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will join counterparts from Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam in a meeting of the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation group in the central city of Bagan, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

UNESCO director says tentative list ‘important step’ for inscription

May 19, 2022 4:53 am

The Government of India has also submitted nomination for the Gujarati garba under UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list, the possibility of which getting the tag is "very real", Eric Falt said.


Colourful tableaux, folk dance, conch sound: Bengal celebrates Durga Pujo UNESCO tag

September 01, 2022 7:37 pm

Colourful tableaux, folk dance, conch sound: Bengal celebrates Durga Pujo UNESCO tag with pomp and vigour

Nepal's holiest river Bagmati tainted by garbage and black sewage

August 17, 2022 10:00 pm

As the Bagmati reaches the valley of Kathmandu, the capital, its colour changes from clear to brown and then to black, choked with debris, its contents undrinkable and unsuitable even for cleaning.

Before Ramappa Temple, these Indian monuments and places became UNESCO World Heritage sites

July 26, 2021 3:21 pm

UNESCO has conferred Telangana's Ramappa Temple with the World Heritage Site tag. Some other Indian heritage sites include places like Ajanta Caves, Qutub Minar, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri, to name a few.

Thailand's masked dance drama 'Khol' now on UNESCO cultural heritage list

January 09, 2019 7:03 am

Lakhon Khol was recently listed by UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural agency, as an intangible cultural heritage, along with neighbouring Thailand’s version of the dance, known as Khon

15 Indian contenders for UNESCO's World Heritage List

July 06, 2016 6:29 am

There are 46 Indian sites on UNESCO's tentative list as contenders for future World Heritage Sites. Here are 15 of them.

World Heritage Day: Beautiful pics of world heritage sites in India

April 18, 2018 11:04 am

World Heritage Day 2018: India has a total of 35 world heritage sites that have been recognised by UNESCO. Here are pictures of some of these stunning sites, including the Humayun's Tomb, Taj Mahal and Qutub Minar.


Khajuraho gets new airport terminal

January 23, 2016 3:31 pm

Khajuraho, Jan 23 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju today inaugurated a new terminal building at the Khajuraho Airport in Madhya Pradesh. Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chairman of Airports Authority of India R K Srivastava and other leaders and officials were present on the occasion. The new facilities at the Khajuraho Airport will allow more flights to commence their services and help bring in more visitors.The new facilities at the Khajuraho Airport will allow more flights to commence their services and help bring in more visitors. The new terminal, constructed at a cost of Rs. 91 crores, is equipped with facilities of international standard. Though it continues to handle domestic flights, it has a capacity of handling 100 international flights in future.Better air connectivity at Khajuraho will bring in more domestic and foreign tourists to see its medieval age Hindu and Jain temple complexes which are recognized as UNESCO World Heritage sites.