UNESCO

  • Bappi Lahiri appointed as UNESCO Nepal's goodwill ambassador 22-02-2014 12:45 PM

    Kolkata: Popular music director Bappi Lahiri has been appointed the goodwill ambassador of UNESCO Nepal's 'Education For All' in a unique honour. The Chief Patron of National Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Association of Nepal, Vinod Khetawat, said he appreciated the hit song maker's gesture. "We feel Bappi Lahiri's...
  • Three-day Kumbhalgarh festival begins in Rajsamand 28-01-2014 11:09 PM

    The three-day Kumbhalgarh festival began on Tuesday in Rajsamand district amid colourful presentations by folk artistes. The festival began with homage to Rajput ruler Maharana Kumbha, who was an ardent patron of arts and music. Featuring various attractions like turban tying competition and application of henna, the festival also boasted...
  • Nitish Kumar to unveil model of world's largest Hindu temple in West Champaran today 13-11-2013 11:58 AM

    The model of the world's largest Hindu temple, with a towering height of 405 feet and a hall with a seating capacity for 20,000 in Bihar's West Champaran district, will be unveiled by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Wednesday. The proposed Virat Ramayan Mandir, at Janki Nagar near Kesaria in...
  • Syria's cultural heritage being looted, destroyed: UNESCO 30-08-2013 04:49 AM

    As the world argues over how to prevent more civilian deaths in Syria, UNESCO warned on Thursday that a rich cultural heritage was being devastated by the conflict now in its third year. Clashes have damaged historical sites and buildings throughout the country, from Aleppo's Umayyad Mosque to the Crac...
  • 30 Minutes: Saving our rhinos 24-08-2013 09:39 PM

    Around Two-thirds of the world's famed one-horned rhinoceroses live at Kaziranga National Park. However, the fate of these one-horned beasts hangs by the thread. In 2012, 38 rhinos were killed in the 430 square kilometer park. UNESCO has dubbed the park a world heritage site. Rhino horns sell for up...
  • Assam: 2 rhinos killed in Kaziranga National Park 21-08-2013 12:18 PM

    Kaziranga: Two rhinos have been killed in Kaziranga National Park near Burapahar range on Wednesday. At least 20 Rhinos have been killed so far in Kaziranga. Two-thirds of the world's famed one-horned rhinoceroses live at this national park. In 2012, 38 rhinos were killed in the 430 square kilometer park....
  • Indian wins UNESCO's young scientist award 31-05-2013 04:54 AM

    London: India's Bilal Habib was on Thursday named as one of the six winners of the UNESCO's Young Scientist Awards for 2013. The announcement was made by the International Co-coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme, which met at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation(UNESCO)...
  • Pakistan: TV journalist shot dead by unidentified gunmen 18-11-2012 09:20 PM

    Islamabad: A reporter of a TV news channel was shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in the restive Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan on Sunday, police said. Rehmatullah Abid, a reporter for Dunya News, was sitting at a barber's shop in Washbood area of Panjgur district when two gunmen riding...
  • New member Palestine raises flag at UNESCO 14-12-2011 01:07 AM

    Paris: Palestinians raised their flag at the headquarters of the UN cultural agency in Paris on Tuesday as the agency's 195th member, a historic move and symbolic boost for their push for an independent state. Cheers rose as the red, black, white and green flag went up in pouring rain...
  • UNESCO suspends all projects till year-end 12-11-2011 12:07 AM

    New York: UNESCO has suspended all its spending programmes until the end of the year after the US withdrew its funding. Addressing UNESCO diplomats, UNESCO director deneral Irina Bokova said that the agency faces a $65 million funding shortfall and would have to halt all of its activities following a...
  • UNESCO suspends new programs after US cuts fund 11-11-2011 07:35 AM

    Paris: The United Nations' cultural agency has suspended new programs in response to the US decision to cut off funding after UNESCO granted the Palestinians membership, the agency said on Thursday. UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova told the UNESCO General Conference in Paris the US cut had left a $...
  • Israel refuses Palestine's Unesco membership 01-11-2011 05:23 AM

    Tel Aviv: Israel has refused to accept Unesco's decision to grant full membership to the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and threatened retaliatory measures. The Israeli Foreign Ministry on Monday called Palestinian accession to the Unesco "a unilateral maneuver" that would threaten Arab-Israeli peace talks. The decision will not turn the...
  • US cuts off UNESCO funding after Palestinian vote 01-11-2011 12:41 AM

    Washington: The United States said on Monday it had stopped funding UNESCO, the UN cultural agency, following its vote to grant the Palestinians full membership. US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters the United States had no choice but to halt funding because of US laws passed in the...
  • UNESCO grants Palestinians full membership 31-10-2011 11:40 PM

    Paris: The United Nations' cultural agency granted the Palestinians full membership on Monday, a step forward in their long-running efforts to achieve recognition before the world as an independent state. The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) became the first UN agency to welcome the Palestinians as a...
  • UNESCO honours Rabindranath Tagore 13-09-2011 09:24 PM

    United Nations: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday launched a programme honouring Rabindranath Tagore, Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and French poet Aime Cesaire for their work that 'carried high the standard of humanist values'. Coming from varied geographic, social and political backgrounds, Tagore, Neruda and...
  • UNESCO adds new sites to world heritage list 25-06-2011 10:43 AM

    Moscow: The UNESCO has added many new landmarks on its World Heritage List, the global organisation reported on its website. Among the new sites are lake districts in China and Kenya, a coastline in Australia, a delta in Senegal and a string of Japanese islands. UNESCO identified the Kenya Lake...
  • Kalka-Shimla railway, now World Heritage Site 09-07-2008 03:08 PM

    Kevin Pietersen's team-mate at Surrey, Murali Kartik says the England batsman's return to the national team is a big boost to world cricket. ...
  • New on heritage list: apartments, churches, cities 08-07-2008 12:13 PM

    Note: this is not a Twenty20-bashing piece. Now that we’ve got that clear, let’s take a look at a few numbers. Gautam Gambhir: 0...
  • Impact: UNESCO to Jama Masjid's rescue | Blog 16-02-2008 08:52 PM

    Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa chief executive Gerald Majola may still have to face charges over alleged irregularities in IPL bonuses paid to him and other CSA staff two years ago, according to reports. This follows a CSA Board meeting where the results of the long-awaited independent forensic audit into the...
  • Cyclone Sidr damaged 40% of Sundarbans: UNESCO 15-12-2007 10:42 AM

    New Delhi: Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam feels that 'half-fit' Shoaib Akhtar is good enough to give the country its second World Cup win. Intikhab, who coached Pakistan to 1992 World Cup triumph and Twenty20 World Cup title in 2009, was confident that team will put up a good show...
  • Red Fort gets world heritage status 28-06-2007 09:34 PM

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  • 7 Wonders has no heritage link: Unesco 25-06-2007 12:47 PM

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  • Rig Veda becomes 'world inheritance' 21-06-2007 02:33 AM

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  • Teachers run short of attendance 09-11-2006 02:35 PM

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  • New tutors in cyberspace for journos 02-10-2006 01:02 PM

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  • Agra can't be heritage city: Centre 29-08-2006 01:13 PM

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