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China installs high-definition cameras along Great Wall

The newly installed cameras will provide real-time monitoring and provide a record of events as evidence. If anyone is found to be vandalising the wall, they will be banned from visiting again, reported to the police and fined.

Japan museum to be registered as World Heritage Site

The main building of Japan's National Museum of Western Art is scheduled to be registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site in July.


Environmentalists push for declaration of Ganga as World Heritage

"Now we will petition the PM to pursue the case," said

At Aapravasi Ghat, echoes of suffering, a fight for recognition

An Indian and Mauritian recall struggle to get World Heritage Site status for the landing point of indentured labour.

Let’s restore Darjeeling railway, Gowda writes to Mamata

The famous Darjeeling “toy train” between Darjeeling and New Jalpaiguri remains the only Indian railway with UNESCO world heritage tag.

Home to monuments, Mehrauli park set for facelift

Park has over 21 listed monuments protected by ASI and Delhi State Archaeology Department.


Rani-ki-Vav gets World Heritage tag

Rani-ki-Vav, a unique kind of Indian subterranean architectural structure, marks the zenith in the evolution of stepwells in India.

Assam seeks advice to protect rhinos

This follows a Gauhati High Court order in March asking the authorities to come up with concrete steps to protect the Great One-horned Rhinoceros, a highly endangered species.

Opinion split over plan to allow visitors inside Gateway

The gallery will be at least two feet from the walls and visitors will be kept another foot away. We will also cover the walls.

City heads to UNESCO for world heritage status

In 2006-07 Chandigarh came up on the tentative list drawn up by UNESCO but in 2010,decision on it was deferred again.