Heritage

  • Government to accord state heritage status to ship of deserts 25-02-2014 08:17 PM

    Rajasthan government plans to accord state heritage status to the camel, even as it expressed concerns over the animal's depleting population, crucial for the desert state. Taking serious note of slaughter and smuggling of the "ship of desert", the state is also contemplating legislation to protect the animal. "Number of...
  • Travelogue: Jodhpur's Ranbanka Palace is a perfect heritage classic weekend getaway 25-01-2014 02:28 PM

    Is a relaxing, solitary, but entertaining classic getaway on your wish list? Kaalbelia dances, delightful puppet shows, mouth watering 'laal maas' and the traditional paintings at the Ranbanka Palace Hotel in this historic Rajasthan town could provide the answer. A weekend trip to the "classic heritage property", a title awarded...
  • Conservationists oppose move to open Taj Mahal on Fridays 24-01-2014 01:43 PM

    Conservationists in Agra have opposed a government proposal to open the Taj Mahal on its weekly off on Friday to those who pay $100 or Rs 5,000. Agra Divisional Commissioner Pradeep Bhatnagar said a new proposal has been forwarded to allow entry to the protected monument on a holiday at...
  • Lata Mangeshkar opposes heritage tag for studio on her plot, moves Bombay HC 22-12-2013 12:37 PM

    New Delhi: Playback singer Lata Mangeshkar on Saturday moved to the Bombay High Court challenging a Maharashtra Government's order which declared a film studio located on her plot in Kolhapur as a heritage structure. Her petition came up for hearing before a Bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka, which directed...
  • Assam: Kaziranga National Park opens for tourists 01-11-2013 05:13 PM

    The Kaziranga National Park (KNP), famed for its one-horned rhinos, opened to tourists, on Friday, after it was routinely closed in May last before the onset of monsoons. The Park was opened for four months by Forest Minister Rockybul Hussain, on Friday, with over 120 foreign visitors taking elephant rides...
  • Meghalaya's first-ever Monolith Festival begins on October 25 23-10-2013 07:09 PM

    Shillong: The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council is celebrating the first-ever Monolith Festival to showcase and celebrate Meghalaya's cultural traditions at the Khasi Heritage Village, Mawphlang, about 25 kilometres from Shillong. The venue for the festival, Mawphlang Heritage Village, is an initiative to protect, preserve and conserve the traditional heritage...
  • Sam Pitroda organises a Twitter conference on Gandhi Jayanti 01-10-2013 12:42 PM

    To mark the 144th Birth Anniversary Celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, Sam Pitroda, Chairman, National Innovation Council, has organised a Twitter conference to discuss the life and message of Mahatma Gandhi. The Gandhi Heritage Portal was also launched by the Prime Minister recently. The Portal, now available at www.gandhiheritageportal.org, was developed...
  • Chandrababu Naidu, family own Rs 41.70 crore assets 16-09-2013 06:23 PM

    Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu and his family members own assets worth Rs.41.70 crore. For the third consecutive year, the former Andhra Pradesh chief minister declared his and family members' assets. The assets last year were valued at Rs 35.59 crore while the same were Rs.40 crore...
  • Manmohan Singh launches portal on Mahatma Gandhi 02-09-2013 07:21 PM

    Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday launched a portal aimed at making Mahatma Gandhi "accessible all over the world". Manmohan Singh said he was confident that the 'Gandhi Heritage Portal' would be an invaluable resource for generations to come, especially for the youth. The portal is a technology-driven initiative aimed...
  • Osian's to hold auction of India's cricketing heritage 01-09-2013 09:52 AM

    New Delhi: Rare and historically significant memorabilia related to Indian cricket, including photographs of the country's first Test team, will go under the hammer in Mumbai on September 13. Billed as the first professional sports auction of India's cricketing heritage, the sale will take place at the restructured auction house...
  • 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...
  • Makkah to host Conference of Islamic Capitals and Cities 28-08-2013 05:50 AM

    The 13th Conference of Islamic Capitals and Cities will be inaugurated in Saudi Arabia's Makkah city on September 1 under the patronage of the custodian of the two holy mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud. More than 400 delegates of the 141-member Organisation of Islamic Capitals and Cities (OICC)...
  • India Positive: Stories of art, care and sacrifices 24-08-2013 02:45 PM

    An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families. ...
  • SC seeks reply from Centre, Jindal on mosque demolition in Raj 23-08-2013 07:28 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday sought response from the Centre on a PIL alleging that a Jindal Group firm illegally demolished a 16th century mosque in collusion with the Rajasthan government to facilitate mining operations in Bhilwara district. The Apex Court also issued notice and sought the response...
  • Jammu and Kashmir government mulling to develop Jammu as heritage city 27-07-2013 06:58 PM

    Jammu: Emphasising that Jammu would be developed as "heritage city", the state administration on Saturday informed that a sum of Rs three crore has been made available to the agencies concerned for the beautification of the Raghunath Bazar so far. "Jammu would be developed as Heritage city. Several projects are...
  • Taj Mahal ranked third among top landmarks in the world 30-06-2013 06:56 PM

    New York: Travellers from across the globe have ranked India's Taj Mahal among the top three landmarks in the world, a leading travel website has announced. According to TripAdvisor's 2013 Travellers Choice Attractions Awards, Taj Mahal was ranked third in the list of Top 25 landmarks. The top two places...
  • Union cabinet approves Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission 17-05-2013 06:00 AM

    New Delhi: The union cabinet on Thursday approved the establishment of the Gandhi Heritage Sites Mission to conserve and restore the sites associated with the Father of the Nation. "The mission would be entrusted with the identification, collation and assessment of information on Gandhi heritage material for its management and...
  • US honours 2 Indian-Americans as 'champions of change' 07-05-2013 12:22 PM

    Washington: The US has honoured 15 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women, including two Indian-Americans, as "champions of change" in recognition of their significant contribution to the community. The two Indian-American women - Aparna Bhattacharyya from Atlanta and Pramila Jayapal from Washington State - were recognised at a White...
  • India shares culture with Bangladesh, says Meira Kumar 04-05-2013 04:51 AM

    New Delhi: India attaches the highest importance to its relationship with Bangladesh due to their shared history, common heritage, linguistic and cultural ties, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said on Friday. "India attaches the highest importance to its relationship with Bangladesh due to shared history, common heritage, linguistic and cultural...
  • US to honour two Indian-Americans as 'champions of change' 30-04-2013 07:59 AM

    Washington: Marking the community's heritage month this May, the White House has announced to honour 15 Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women including two Indian-Americans as "champions of change" in recognition of their significant contribution to the community. The two Indian-American women to be recognised next week by the...
  • Graeme McDowell wins in playoff at gusty Harbour Town 22-04-2013 12:38 PM

    Los Angeles: Graeme McDowell held his nerve in fierce winds to clinch his second PGA Tour title with a playoff victory over U.S. Open champion Webb Simpson at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on Sunday. Northern Irishman McDowell sealed the win with a regulation two-putt par...
  • Hoffman's hot start gives him lead at Heritage 21-04-2013 09:06 AM

    Hilton: Charley Hoffman had four birdies his first five holes en route to a 5-under 66 at the RBC Heritage on Saturday, taking a two-stroke lead at 11-under over US Open champion Webb Simpson. Hoffman struggled in his first two appearances at this tournament but last year he discovered a...
  • Brian Davis moves one ahead at Harbour Town 19-04-2013 07:56 AM

    Melbourne: Three years after suffering an agonising playoff loss at the RBC Heritage, Britain's Brian Davis once again put himself in contention at the PGA Tour event when he charged one stroke clear in Thursday's opening round. Englishman Davis piled up six birdies in a sizzling seven-hole stretch from the...
  • Overdrive: Harley Davidson adds two new CKD models in India 31-03-2013 03:13 PM

    Harley Davidson recently added two motor cycles to their Indian CKD lineup - Fat Boy and Heritage Softail Classic. ...
  • Dilip Kumar's birthday to be celebrated in Pakistan 09-12-2012 03:05 PM

    Mumbai: Veteran actor Dilip Kumar's 90th birthday Tuesday will be celebrated in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province where he was born before he migrated to India. The Cultural Heritage Council (CHC) of Khyper Pakhtoonkhwa will mark the occasion in Peshawar, an Indian peace activist said here Sunday. "The CHC has decided...