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Efforts On To Erase ‘Ganga Jamuni’ Culture Of India: Congress President Sonia Gandhi

Dec 28, 2021 PTI

Congress president Sonia Gandhi said: ‘divisive ideologies anchored in hate and prejudice and which had no role whatsoever to play in our freedom movement are now causing havoc on the secular fabric of our society’.

Calcuttans Takes To Street To Thank UNESCO For Bestowing Intangible Cultural Heritage Tag On Durga Puja

Dec 22, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

On December 15, UNESCO accorded ICH status to Kolkata's Durga Puja festivities, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lauding the move.


Durga Puja’s UNESCO Recognition: How Infusion Of Art Transformed The Festival

The infusion of diverse art forms has earned Durga Puja the international fame of being one of the most vibrant celebrations of public art. The festival often gets compared to the exuberance of Brazil’s Rio Carnival.

Kashi Vishwanath Corridor: Section Of Locals Aghast Over ‘Lost Heritage’

Dec 15, 2021 PTI

Kashi Vishwanath corridor had triggered a controversy, even when it was announced to decongest the temple complex. Now, the temple area has been expanded which can now accommodate 50,000-75,000 people.


Why Residents Of Himachal's 'Wealthiest' Village Garli Are Abandoning Their Ancestral 'Havelis'

Despite the ageless grandeur and elegance of their architectural style, the heritage buildings in Garli, a village in Himachal Pradesh, are in ruins as there is no one left to look after them.

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24 November, 2021

Foundation Stone Laid For Rs331cr Heritage Corridor Project in Puri

Outlook Web Desk

The foundation stone for the Rs 331-crore heritage corridor project in Odisha's Puri was laid by 'Gajapati Maharaja' Divyasingha Deb in presence of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday.


17 November, 2021

Shimla's Fading Heritage: Colonial-Era Cemeteries Lie Neglected Amid Heaps Of Garbage And Trespassers

Ashwani Sharma

For the grandchildren of foreigners interred in Shimla, reaching the town to visit the graves of their loved ones is often a frustrating and painful journey that ends in disappointment.


09 October, 2021

Shimla’s Heritage Rothney Castle Slipping Into Oblivion

Ashwani Sharma

The imposing mansion was once owned by A.O. Hume, founder of the Congress


25 July, 2021

Australia Manages To Keep 'World Heritage' Status For Great Barrier Reef

Associated Press (AP)

UNESCO had recommended that its World Heritage Committee add the world's largest coral reef ecosystem off the northeast Australian coast to the World Heritage in Danger list, mainly due to rising ocean temperatures.


25 July, 2021

Two Israeli Airlines Launch First Direct Flights To Morocco

Associated Press (AP)

Morocco was among four Arab nations, including the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Sudan, to establish diplomatic relations with Israel


13 June, 2021

Dust Storms Damaged Structures Of Jama Masjid, Need Urgent Intervention: Shahi Imam

Outlook Web Bureau

The 17th-century architectural icon was built in the reign of Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan for the main city of Shahjehabad


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03 February, 2019

Watch: Men Damage Carved Stone Pillar At UNESCO Heritage Site In Hampi

Outlook Web Bureau

Following the incident, state Water Resources Minister D K Shivakumar said stringent action would be taken against those responsible.


07 December, 2018

Bhubaneshwar Art Trail: 'Navigation Offline'

Pracheta Saha

Bhubaneswar holds a one of a kind public art festival for the first time.


02 December, 2018

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's New Home Has A Curious Raj Era Connection With India

Outlook Web Bureau

The heritage cottage, which has been a favourite royal retreat for many years, will undergo a multi-million-pound refit for the new family.


29 November, 2018

Reggae Music Is Now Listed In UNESCO's Global Cultural Treasures

Outlook Web Bureau

Reggae music that won international fame due to artists like Bob Marley has secured a coveted spot on the United Nations' list of global cultural treasures.



Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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