History

Hampi’s past awaits a future

Though Unesco conferred world heritage status on Hampi in 1986, it strongly recommended that the Archaeological Survey of India delineate a larger area and include more monuments.


1,000-year-old Chola-era temple facing threat of demolition

A 1,000-year-old Siva temple at Manambadi village near Kumbakonam is facing the threat of demolition for expansion of a road under the Thanjavur-Vikkiravandi four-way project of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).


Lucknow Zardozi gets GI tag

Lucknow Zardozi, the world renowned textile embroidery, has been accorded the Geographical Indication (GI) registration by the Geographical Indication Registry (GIR).


World's oldest port, dating back to 4,500 years, found in Egypt

Archaeologists have discovered what is believed to be the world's oldest harbour in Egypt. The harbour on the Red Sea coast dates back to 4,500 years and belonged to the days of the Pharaoh Khufu (Cheops) who died around 2566 BC.


Tagore Centre for Global thought inaugarated at London

Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch, Minister of Culture, Government of India inaugurated the Tagore Centre for Global Thought at India Institute, King’s College, London on 2nd April, 2013. Set up as part of the Tagore Commemoration celebrating 150th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, this Tagore Centre will enhance Tagore-related, academic intellectual and philosophic work globally.


Sanskrit Heritage Caravan launched

The Sanskrit Caravan is part of Indian Heritage Caravan, an initiative of Press Council of India chairman and former Supreme Court Judge Justice Markandey Katju, aimed to promote, preserve and propagate Indian languages like Sanskrit and Urdu.


President releases a commemorative postage stamp on ‘silk letter movement’'

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee released a Commemorative Postage Stamp on ‘Silk Letter Movement’ at a function at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi today (January 11, 2013).