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    Mumbai: Even after serving notice twice, occupant of Esplanade mansion did not vacate

    Mumbai: The Esplanade mansion, a 150-year-old building recognised by UNESCO as a heritage structure, is today a monument in shambles and a disaster-in-waiting. The British-era multi-storey, considered to be the first building erected on pillars of cast iron, has got the UNESCO’s recognition as Grade II-A heritage structure, according to officials and conservationists. Grade II buildings are those which are of special interest and warrant all efforts to preserve them.

  • Indian tourism to boom in next 2-3 years

    Mumbai: The tourism industry in India will not see a downturn for the next 20-30 years, making it a very attractive place to be in. This would be driven by food, heritage and overall experience that the industry will offer to inbound and outbound tourists. This was the key takeaway from a round-table discussion on Tourism which was organised by The Free Press Journal (FPJ).

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    Mumbai: Metro-III tremors shake heritage JN Petit library

    Mumbai: The staff working in the J.N. Petit institute, situated on D.N. Road in Mumbai, are unhappy with the ongoing Mumbai Metro Line 3 project work. They are miffed that the Hutatma Chowk station that is likely come up in future on the Metro 3 line has made their workplace a nightmare.

  • Bhopal: Mumtaz Palace festival on May 16

    Burhanpur: Mumtaz Palace festival is being organised from the last 47 years to promote tourism and for protecting the heritage of all societies. In this regard on May 16, this festival will be organised at Shaahi Kila Maidan from 9 am to 1 pm, and after that there will be various other programs at 4 and 5 pm. At 8 pm there will be a movie screening based on Burhanpur at Gulmohar

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    Art & Heritage from Nehruvian era

    Art and architecture, rituals and symbols crafted during the Nehruvian era echo not only inherited colonial structures of the mind, but also the concerns and priorities of a newly emerging nation, writes Seema Bawa.

  • Vedas source of our heritage: President

    Hyderabad : President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said that Vedas are a source of India’s heritage, culture and constitute the foundation of our value system. The ideas enshrined in the Vedas are essentially the benevolent messages limited not only to the welfare of the individual, society and the nation, but manifest a spirit of universal brotherhood, he said after inaugurating a Vedic school at Ai-Bhimavaram in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh.

  • Disband city’s heritage conservation committee, demands Sena corporator

    Mumbai : Calling the Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee a defunct body that does not play a decisive role in the city’s planning, Shiv Sena corporator Avkash Jadhav wrote to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis asking for the dissolution of the body.

  • Crematorium near Taj: SC seeks ‘rehab plan’ from UP

    New Delhi : The Supreme Court of India on Monday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to submit a comprehensive plan on reduction of carbon level near the Taj Mahal with the use of technology by modernising an 18th century crematorium near the world heritage site.

  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar addresses the media on Wednesday at the commissioning ceremony for INS Kochi,in Mumbai. AFP

    Aircraft carrier INS Viraat at just Re 1

    Mumbai : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday that the defence ministry had decided to sell INS Viraat, the flagship aircraft carrier proposed to be decommissioned in 2016, at  a price of Re 1 to any coastal state of India which will promise to convert the warship into a museum ship and preserve it as a part of national heritage.

  • Heritage panel demands restoration of its powers

    Mumbai :  The Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee (MHCC) has demanded from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) that its powers be fully restored, alleging that its important powers have been stripped off due to the Development Control Rules (DCR) and the Draft Development Plan (DP). It has made this demand, alongside many others, in a ‘strongly worded’ letter to Municipal Commissioner Sitaram Kunte.

  • Now a heritage scam in Chandigarh?

    Chandigarh: An iron manhole cover bearing the master plan of Chandigarh by its founder-architect Le Corbusier was sold as “junk” for a paltry Rs.100 ($1.70) by the authorities here. It fetched a whopping $21,000 (Rs.830,000) at a Christie’s auction in New York in 2007.