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26 June, 2018 3:27 PM Belize’s reef, an underwater wonder, may be out of risk

Govt. action may spur UNESCO to drop it from danger list. Just a stone’s throw away from the coast of Belize, brightly coloured tropical fish mingle with sharks, manta rays and sea turtles around a sprawling reef beneath the waters of the Caribbean. The Mesoamerican Reef, an underwater wonder world whose survival was considered to be at risk for years 31

24 May, 2018 3:09 PM Keeping alive India’s textile heritage

Vastrabharana’s second edition in the city promises to showcase the best of desi handloom traditions Riding high on the success of its first Mumbai edition, the Craft Council of Karnataka’s (CCK) annual handicrafts exhibition, Vastrabharana, is back to showcase an array of handloom textiles and handmade jewellery from all over India. Sarees, scarves 41

5 May, 2018 4:24 PM UAE deploys troops in Yemeni island Socotra

Did not consult exiled government, says official. Yemen’s alliance with the UAE may be coming to an end after the latter deployed forces in a Yemeni island, recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site, without prior consultation with the exiled government, a senior Yemeni official said on Saturday. The UAE is a major pillar in a Saudi-led coalition 17

10 March, 2018 1:13 PM March 8, 2018: When #MeToo era’s first Women’s Day was celebrated

In a year after the birth of the #MeToo movement on sexual harassment and abuse, women around the world marked International Women’s Day of 2018 by pushing for more rights and visibility. In Paris, an edit-a-thon invited people to create, edit or translate Wikipedia pages about women who have played a key role in education, science, culture and communication 28

18 February, 2018 5:26 PM Over 40 Indian languages, dialects heading to extinction

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 languages in the country, which are spoken by a large number of people 23

13 February, 2018 1:13 PM Deposit at the ‘Love Bank’ this Valentine’s Day

At the ‘Love Bank’ couples can store and preserve mementos of their romance. In a small medieval Slovak town, couples are getting ready on Valentine's Day to make a "deposit" about their romance in a place dedicated to love stories. The "Love Bank" is the main attraction of an exhibition commemorating the world's longest love poem, "Marina" by Slovak 50

11 February, 2018 1:05 PM Prominent Pakistani human rights activist Asma Jahangir dies at 66

Asma Jahangir, the noted Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist, had received several awards, including a Hilal-i-Imtiaz and a Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 2010. Lahore: Prominent Pakistani lawyer and human rights activist, Asma Jahangir, passed away on Sunday. She was 66-year-old. Though the exact cause of her death is not yet known, Pakistani media reports 49

11 February, 2018 2:43 AM Gas explosion at Bolivia Carnival leaves 6 dead, 28 injured

Police in Bolivia say six people were killed and dozens injured when a street vendor’s gas canister exploded near the route of the Carnival in the city of Orura. Deputy Commander Freddy Betancurt says the blast took place on a street parallel to where participants were making the folkloric entrance to Orura’s Carnival, one of the most important in Bolivia 37

19 October, 2017 7:37 PM Wah Taj! Is Kerala Tourism Trolling Yogi Adityanath Government?

The CPM-led Kerala government has been engaged in a game of political oneupmanship with Yogi Adityanath ever since he recently visited the southern state for a rally against political killings. Thiruvananthapuram/Lucknow: Kerala's Tourism Department has "saluted" the Taj Mahal for "inspiring millions to discover India" in what many see as an attempt 53

17 October, 2017 1:11 AM MLA spews venom at Taj Mahal

Controversial BJP MLA Sangeet Som ignited a firestorm of controversy by saying the Taj Mahal was built by a "traitor who wanted to wipe out Hindus", and that the Unesco World Heritage Site was a "blot on the Indian culture". The Uttar Pradesh government quickly distanced itself from the remarks, but stopped short of condemning them, while the Opposition 69