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State to rediscover its heritage 20.6.2018 The Tribune
Gurugram, June 19 Taking lessons from neighbouring Delhi and Rajasthan that are riding high on heritage tourism, the Department of Archaeology in the state has not only started a survey but also asked people to inform it about any heritage property in their area. People have been asked to write to the department about any ‘haveli’ (traditional mansion) or ‘baoli’ (stepwell) or ‘chhatri’ (elevated, dome-shaped pavilion) in their area that is around 100 years old even if it is in bad shape or encroached upon. “Haryana has a rich archaeological heritage. But it is unfortunate that state residents themselves are unaware of it. Be it forts or check dams, we have the finest architectural and engineering marvels that are collapsing for want of maintenance and need to be preserved. So, we have started a statewide survey of such forgotten heritage monuments and private properties and adding them to our ‘protected list’. However, we need local citizens’ help for this,” said Praveen Kumar, Director, Department of ...
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Madurai ranked 67 in list of 87 Smart Cities 19.6.2018 Hindu: Madurai
MADURAI Madurai city is ranked 67 in a list of 87 Smart Cities. According to a report from the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Madurai falls fa
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Rare spider resurfaces after 150 years 19.6.2018 Hindu: Energy & Environment
Scientists rediscover a spider that was considered to be extinct
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Showcasing history of hydro-electricity projects in India 19.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Students can visit the museum at Manjoor that has an array of equipment and photographs
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Timely and prudent action 19.6.2018 Downtoearth
That is what saved a part of Kanyakumari town’s coastal strip during my tenure about 8 years ago
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Timely and prudent action 19.6.2018 Downtoearth
That is what saved a part of Kanyakumari town’s coastal strip during my tenure about 8 years ago
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Russia hopes clairvoyant cat has purrrfect form 19.6.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
Russia play Egypt in Saint Petersburg later on Tuesday.
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Twin brothers reunited 74 years after WWII death at Normandy 19.6.2018 Life | The Asian Age
The two 19-year-olds from South Dakota (US), will rest in peace side-by-side at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France.
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Lost and found after 150 years 19.6.2018 Hindu: News
Scientists rediscover a spider that was considered to be extinct
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World Cup '18 diary: Selecao carnival, Red Square redecorated 19.6.2018 sportstar
The sombre mood of Red Square in the shadow of the Kremlin has been transformed by the World Cup, as Brazil's show gets back on the road.
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Imprints of time 19.6.2018 Hindu: Health
Narendra Desirazu is pushing the cause of art and creativity by offering prints of masterpieces for sale and rentals
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Draping yards of heritage 19.6.2018 Hindu: Rx
Textile doyen Sabitha Radhakrishna on the culture, livelihood, fashion and politics surrounding the sari
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When stylish lines blur, Jaipur embraces gender-neutral fashion 19.6.2018 DNA: Bangalore
When stylish lines blur, Jaipur embraces gender-neutral fashion
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Study crime against children, juveniles in conflict with law: HC to Maha govt 19.6.2018 PTI: All news
Study crime against children, juveniles in conflict with law: HC to Maha govt
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Soon, Hop-on Hop-off buses for heritage sightseeing: AMC 19.6.2018 DNA: Money
Across the world, hop-on hop-off buses provide one of the best options to explore cities. By November 2018, Ahmedabad too, will get a hop-on hop-off bus service for heritage sightseeing tours. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) plans to put ten such buses into service. Hop-on hop-off buses travel via fixed routes across a city at regular intervals. They provide people the option to get on at one and get off at another connection. "At present, there are city buses but in addition to that, with participation of the private sector, we are coming up with a hop-on hop-off bus service for heritage sightseeing. We have received overwhelming response from tourists ever since the city was included by the UNESCO on the World Heritage City list," said Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar, AMC. He added: "We've witnessed a rising trend in footfall, and such services will help tourists visit all heritage sites with trained guides. This facility will provide hassle-free and seamless transition between places to ...
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Action plan to make Jaipur a World Heritage city 19.6.2018 DNA: Money
The Jaipur Municipal Corporation will make an action plan within a week to include city in the World Heritage City’s List. Under this plan, work will begin in the Walled City area. A meeting of officers of various departments was held on Monday under the chairmanship of the Principal Secretary (Local Self-Government) Naveen Mahajan. In the meeting, the private consultant establishment “Dron” gave a presentation and it was told what steps should be taken to get the city in World Heritage list. According to sources, illegal construction and encroachment must be stopped before the Walled City is included in UNESCO’s list. The JMC has to make the Walled City encroachment free and the traffic system also has to be improved. Also, beautification of the areas surrounding heritage monuments such as Hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar, Isarlat etc. has to be done. For this, JMC, Archeology Department, Jaipur Smart City Ltd, Jaipur Development Authority, Amer Development Authority, JVVNL and Jaipur Metro Rail Corporation ...
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Abrupt end to Sidhu’s demolition drive 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Jalandhar, June 18 Pressure from within the Congress and the Opposition seems to have finally worked as the demolition drive initiated by Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu in the city on Thursday came to an abrupt end on Monday. The decision came following an unscheduled meeting between Deputy Commissioner Varinder Sharma, Municipal Commissioner Basant Garg, Jalandhar MP Santokh Chaudhary, Police Commissioner Pravin Sinha and MLAs Sushil Rinku, Bawa Henry, Pargat Singh and Rajinder Beri. While the DC and the MP refused to acknowledge the meeting was specifically held for the purpose, the latter, however, said the demolitions were being stalled for now, pending a meeting with the Local Bodies Minister. This even as Sidhu and Local Bodies Director Karnesh Sharma had on Sunday asserted that the drive would continue as usual. The demolition faced opposition from various quarters as Congress’ Jalandhar-West MLA Rinku climbed atop a JCB machine to stop progressing dozers. Akali ...
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Fate of 10,000 artefacts hangs in balance 19.6.2018 Goa News – The Navhind Times
PANAJI : The future of the over 10,000 valuable artefacts in the possession of the Goa State Museum and presently stored in the Adil Shah Palace is under threat, with dampness affecting them during the monsoon, while humidity/ salinity causing damage to them during rest of the year. These artefacts had to be shifted to ...
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Nuffield scholars visit Agri varsity 19.6.2018 The Tribune
Tribune News Service Ludhiana, June 18 Ten scholars from the Nuffield Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, United Kingdom and Canada visited the Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) on Monday as a part of their Global Focus scholarship programme. After an interaction with the PAU, Director Research, Dr Navtej Singh Bains, the delegates took a tour of the Centre for Communication and International Linkages to get familiarised with the varsitiy’s linkage strategies with the farmers, media and national and international dignitaries. Delegates were also briefed about PAU’s more than 150 agriculture related publications and farm magazines. Nuffield scholar, Simon Cook, who is a New Zealand-based Kiwi grower, lauded the reach of the university’s farm literature available for researchers and farmers. The group was surprised by the frequency of training camps, field days and kisan melas as an endeavour to connect with the farming fraternity. The delegates later visited the Crop Museum in the Department of Plant ...
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Underground driveway mooted on Beach Road 19.6.2018 Hindu: Diet & Nutrition
VUDA to place the proposal before Chief Minister
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