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Kalka Shimla section

World Heritage Kalka-Shimla section: Through the pines, hop off, hop on

If you are travelling by a train from Kalka to Shimla, your journey is going to be different. Through  pines, you can hop on and hop off at will. The Indian Railways on Thursday would be introducing the new service on UNESCO-declared World Heritage Kalka-Shimla section. The service will be introduced for six months on trial basis on all trains running on Kalka-Shimla section. The introduction of this

Delhi to observe India's first radio festival

Delhi to observe India’s first radio festival

Delhi to observe India’s first radio festival: India’s first radio festival will be held in Delhi on Thursday. The festival is being organised by the International of Women in Radio and Television, in collaboration with UNESCO. The festival will include live performances, an exhibition, and slotted panel discussions.The radio festival is being held to mark World Radio Day

Ex-French culture minister elected to head Unesco

Ex-French culture minister elected to head Unesco

A day after the US and Israel announced they were withdrawing from the Unesco alleging anti-Israel bias in the organisation, it elected Audrey Azoulay, a French-Jewish woman of Moroccan descent, as its next Director-General. In the final round of voting by Unesco’s Executive Board on Friday at its headquarters in Paris, Azoulay defeated Hamad bin

Ahmedabad to be India’s First ‘World Heritage City’

Ahmedabad to be India’s First ‘World Heritage City’

World Heritage City Ahmedabad:  UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova handed over the certificate declaring Ahmedabad as a ‘World’s Heritage City’ to Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani in Gandhinagar.Ahmedabad was on Friday formally accorded the status of India’s first World Heritage City by UNESCO. In July, the UN agency had inscribed Ahmedabad as India’s first World Heritage City at

UNESCO Worried About World Heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

UNESCO Worried About World Heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

The UNESCO has cautioned that the damage caused to the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) due to the Gorkhaland agitation may put in peril the World Heritage tag it earned in 1999. Two prime stations Gayabari and Sonada were torched while an arson attempt was made on Elysia Building — the headquarters of the DHR during

Tiger population facing threats from deadly snare traps

Kochi, Jul 30 The tiger population in Asian forests are not facing grave threat from roaring guns but from deadly snare traps, warn world conservation organizations and urged tiger range governments to crack down on a severe wildlife snaring crisis that gripped forests across the continent. The warning was issued on the occasion of Global

Japanese island which bans women named World Heritage Site

A sacred island in south-west Japan that bans women and where male visitors must strip naked before going ashore has been declared a Unesco world heritage site.Okinoshima, located midway between the south-western main island of Kyushu and the Korean peninsula, was once the site of rituals to pray for maritime safety and a centre for

Ahmedabad becomes India's first World Heritage City

Ahmedabad becomes India’s first World Heritage City

The historic city Ahmedabad has been declared as a World Heritage City at the 41st session of Unesco’s world heritage committee meet in Karkow in Poland on Saturday. This day (July 8, 2017) will be remembered in history as for the first time an Indian city was declared a world heritage property. The nomination of Ahmedabad was supported by close to 20 countries, including

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Punjab soon announce Religious,Maharajah,Sufi & Mughal Circuits: Sidhu

Punjab soon announce Religious,Maharajah,Sufi & Mughal Circuits: Sidhu. He expressed supreme confidence that with various cultural sites in Punjab getting recognition on worldwide scale, the tourism and cultural affairs department would become self sufficient from economic perspective besides increase in the inflow of tourists. He said that his main aim is to ensure successful implementation of

Plan to get Amarinder’s Qila Mubarak, on UNESCO heritage site

Plan to get Amarinder’s Qila Mubarak, on UNESCO heritage site

Plan to get Amarinder’s Qila Mubarak, on UNESCO heritage site. The Punjab government has mooted a plan to get included 250-year-old historic Qila Mubarak, the ancestral house of Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh in the list of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) world heritage sites. This was disclosed by Punjab tourism

Afghanistan blast, killed 18 on Ist day of Ramadan

Afghanistan blast, killed 18 on Ist day of Ramadan. Car bomber kills 18 in east Afghanistan on 1st day of Ramadan. Khost, May 27 (AFP) A suicide car bomber killed 18 people in the eastern Afghan city of Khost today, the first day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the interior ministry said.“A suicide

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Will convert state into a major tourist hub: Navjot Singh Sidhu

The Tourism and Cultural Affairs Minister, Punjab, Navjot Singh Sidhu chaired a high level meeting here on Friday in which he disclosed that a comprehensive plan is being chalked out to make Punjab a hub of tourism sector besides connecting the youth with rich cultural heritage of the state.The Minister said that there are ample