War, wine and wonders: a race to UNESCO heritage list

A collection of Victorian and Art Deco landmarks in Mumbai is among 30 hopefuls Inuit hunting grounds, First World War cemeteries, Art Deco heritage in Mumbai and Italy’s wine-producing Prosecco hills are among 30 hopefuls in the running to join UNESCO’s famous list as the World Heritage Committee meets from Sunday in Bahrain. Delegates at
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The notification awards three of India’s official top 10 institutions, as per the NIRF, the coveted status. This will enable them to be free from regulations of the AICTE, UGC, or the Higher Education Commission of India that is set to replace the UGC. The Centre plans to offer 10 government and 10 private institutions
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I sourced the translation of the outstanding lyrics of ‘Lahore’. You’re welcome If it was up to me, I would listen to Kannadasan every day on my way to work. But since the FM channels in Delhi don’t play Tamil songs, I make do with the supposedly Hindi ones. I say supposedly because the Hindi
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The President’s decision to present the National Film Awards to only a few was unfortunate Earlier this month, the National Film Awards were caught in a storm of controversy. There has always been a quiet dignity at the ceremony, which stemmed from the fact that the person who gave away the awards was always the
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It won four awards, including the best picture and best director; war thrillerDunkirkalso took home three statuettes in technical category The Shape of Water on Sunday won top honours at the Oscars, including the coveted best picture statuette, bringing the curtain down on a Hollywood awards season overshadowed by scandal over sexual misconduct in showbiz. Guillermo
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Amir Khusrau offered to exchange all his works for this one book Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya, who lived from 1238 to 1325, is an extremely popular Sufi saint of the Chishti Order. The Nizamuddin Dargah (mausoleum) in New Delhi is visited by thousands every week. He had two disciples, both well-known poets of their time: Amir
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We owe it to ourselves and to each other that there be something like Dhamma, a constitutional morality that guides us all The Arthashastra is not the only source of political thinking in India. Another tradition exists from which we can learn much, which is as relevant in our own, very different context of popular rule (democracy)
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The ancient site near the Nile Valley city of Minya hosts a range of family tombs and graves Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry announced on Saturday the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo, the latest discovery in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late
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Soil to be sent for carbon dating Recent archaeological excavations carried out by Sambalpur University in Odisha’s Bargarh district has unearthed stone tools, weapons and artefacts made by early humans centuries ago, a senior professor of the institute has said. The excavation site, located in the upper Danta stream, a tributary of the river Jira,
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They are spoken by fewer than 10,000 people More than 40 languages or dialects in India are considered to be endangered and are believed to be heading towards extinction as only a few thousand people speak them, officials said. According to a report of the Census Directorate, there are 22 scheduled languages and 100 non-scheduled
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