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  • Mumbai: Restoration work of Mumbai’s CSMT, a Unesco heritage building, begins

    Mumbai: Artists skilled in stone carving have been roped in to restore the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai to its past glory, a Central Railway official said. The 130-year-old majestic building, a UNESCO recognised world heritage site, has been chosen among 10 places to be upgraded and restored under the government’s ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’.

  • Taj Mahal protection: ‘Are we supposed to vet it’; SC slams UP govt for filing draft vision document

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for filing a draft report of the vision document on protection and preservation of the Taj Mahal and asked whether the apex court was supposed to vet it. A bench comprising Justices M B Lokur and Deepak Gupta came down heavily on the Uttar Pradesh government and questioned the state’s concern in the matter.

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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.

  • UNESCO to set up Gaming University in Andhra Pradesh

    Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh): United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) will be setting up a ‘Design University for Gaming’ in Visakhapatnam.

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    10 Indian sites that got UNESCO World Heritage tag before Mumbai Art Deco buildings

    Mumbai’s rich bunch of Victorian and Art Deco buildings in the Fort and Marine Drive precinct on Saturday, June 30, got the UNESCO World Heritage tag, giving India its 37th site. The precinct was added to the global list at the 42nd session of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Manama, Bahrain. It covers an area of 66 hectares with Oval Maidan at the centre and includes a row of 19th-century Victorian

  • Mumbai's iconic Victorian Gothic and Art Deco building gets UNESCO World Heritage tag

    Mumbai’s iconic Victorian Gothic and Art Deco building gets UNESCO World Heritage tag

    Mumbai: The famed ‘art district of south Mumbai’ comprising Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles has been named as the latest entrant to the coveted World Heritage sites list, said an announcement by Unesco on Saturday. The decision came on Saturday morning at the ongoing 42nd session of Unesco World Heritage Committee, from June 24-July 4, currently underway in Bahrain.

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    Sonakshi joins Unesco to promote safe, secure cyberspace for kids

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha has joined forces with Unesco to promote a safe and secure cyber environment for youngsters to ensure they are not targeted for bullying, abuse, exploitation and more through the internet.

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    World Water Day 2018: This year, focus on natural ways to overcome water problem

    March 22 is observed as World Water Day and this year’s theme is ‘Nature of Water’, which means how to use nature to conserve water and deal with other water challenges. The theme explores the idea of using nature to resolve water-based issues such as floods, water pollution and droughts. This year’s campaign ‘The Answer lies in Nature’ aims at spreading awareness about using nature and nature-based solutions to overcome the water problems. The

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    Mumbai: CLIx of TISS, MIT and Tata Trusts win UNESCO prize

    Mumbai: Connected Learning Initiative (CLIx), an initiative of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Tata Trusts has won UNESCO prestigious King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize, an international recognition for the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the field of education.

  • Kumbh Mela on UNESCO list is matter of pride: PM Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: A day after the Kumbh Mela mass Hindu pilgrimage was inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday described it as a matter of immense joy and pride for the country.

  • Supreme Court stays its order to demolish car parking lot near Taj Mahal

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today stayed its order directing demolition of a multi-level car parking being constructed near the iconic Taj Mahal at Agra. The apex court asked the authorities to maintain status quo at the site, which is around one kilometre from the eastern gate of the 17th century monument, and said no further construction will be carried out there.

  • US withdraws from UNESCO

    Washington : The United States on Thursday announced it will withdraw from the UNESCO, accusing the UN’s cultural body of “anti-Israel” stance. The withdrawal will take effect on December 31, 2018.

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    Mumbai: BMC to install heritage street lamps and signals at CSMT

    Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in South Mumbai (A ward) has decided to replace street lights and signals near Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) lane with heritage street lamps and signals so as to match with the surrounding Heritage structures of civic headquarter and CSMT station building who have also been affiliated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

  • Ahmedabad gets India’s first World Heritage City certificate

    Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad in Gujarat on Friday was formally accorded the status of India’s first World Heritage City with UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova handing over the certificate in this regard to Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.

  • Crowdfunding campaign launched to save 1,000 years old theatre art

    New Delhi: To preserve the centuries old theatre art form of Koodiyattam, a recently launched crowdfunding campaign seeks to fund the training of a new generation of artists in the art form. The campaign is aimed at protecting the art form from dying out for want of patronage and interest in the modern world.