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Yearender 2021 | Year Of Natural Disasters For Himachal Pradesh

Dec 30, 2021 Ashwani Sharma

Flash floods, landslides and glacial lake bursts—Himachal Pradesh saw all in 2020. The impact of climate change as per scientists is evident and 2021 too had its moments.

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.


'National Tourism Day' Main Event At Telangana's Pochampally On Jan 25: Kishan Reddy

As part of 'National Tourism Day', seminars, cultural events and other programmes will be organised, he said.

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

Dec 16, 2021 Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

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.


UNESCO Adds West Bengal's Durga Puja To 'Intangible Cultural Heritage' List

Durga Puja was particularly praised for its all-inclusive approach cutting across barriers of religion, gender and economic strata.

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14 December, 2021

UNICEF Urges South Asian Schools To Reopen As Education Witnesses Increased Digital Divide

Outlook Web Desk

UNICEF has urged South Asian countries to open schools as interruptions in education are said to have dire consequences in these countries. Here's a look at India's digital divide created by online education.


14 November, 2021

How Srinagar Joined The Global List Of 49 Creative Cities Network

Naseer Ganai

The INTACH dossier, the copy of which is with Outlook, reads, Kashmiri Craftspeople owe much in their artistic proclivity to the 14th-15th c. period of royal patronage in Kashmir.


12 November, 2021

Srinagar Enters UNESCO Creative Cities Network, Govt Celebrates But Jammu Smells A Plot

Naseer Ganai

Ikkjutt Jammu, a Jammu city-based far-right group which is seen closer to the BJP, describes it as a conspiracy by the BJP to turn J&K into an Islamic State.


09 November, 2021

PM Modi Delighted Over Srinagar Being Among UNESCO’s List Of Creative Cities

Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi while congratulating the people of Jammu and Kashmir said: ‘It is a fitting recognition for the vibrant cultural ethos of Srinagar’.


25 August, 2021

Darjeeling Toy Train Back On Track After More Than A Year

Ananya Jain

The passengers are asked to comply with Covid-19 necessitated regulations like social distancing, wearing masks, etc.


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.


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25 May, 2021

Food Hubs To Tackle Malnutrition

Kalyani Prasher

Food hubs can play a key role in tackling the scourge of hunger and malnutrition


20 May, 2021

MP's Satpura Tiger Reserve And Bhedaghat In Tentative List Of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites

Outlook Correspondent

Principal secretary (Tourism) Sheo Shekhar Shukla says that Madhya Pradesh has become the only state in the country to get two of its sites on the coveted list.


03 May, 2021

World Press Freedom Day 2021: History, Significance And Much More

Outlook Web Bureau

The theme for World Press Day 2021 is “Information as a Public Good"


17 March, 2021

Neemrana Group Join Hands With UNESCO To Set Up Centre For The Learning Disabilities

Outlook Web Bureau

The launch event was also attended by Aman Nath, Chairman, Neemrana Hotels and Eric Falt, Director and UNESCO Representative.


01 March, 2021

UNESCO Heritage Shimla-Kalka Rail Coaches To Get Makeover, New Survey For Track

Ashwani Sharma

Shimla-Kalka train coaches to be fitted with large glass windows and glass sky-roof


19 December, 2020

Unesco Award For Srinagar’s Amar Singh College Is Huge: Architect Saima Iqbal

Naseer Ganai

The for Cultural Heritage Conservation is a big achievement for INTACH and Kashmir society as this is the first international award given to cultural heritage in Kashmir, says Saima Iqbal


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07 December, 2020

Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior, Orchha In Unesco World Heritage Cities List

PTI

Chemical treatment of historic spots like Mansingh Palace, Gujari Mahal and Sahastrabahu Temple will be done so that art inscribed on them will become more visible.


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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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