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300-year-old Dutch-era Patna Collectorate record room building demolished after SC nod
India

300-year-old Dutch-era Patna Collectorate record room building demolished after SC nod

The building, a remnant of the 17th century which was built by the Dutch East India Company and spanned on a north-south axis on the banks of Ganga, was considered one of the oldest living heritage of Patna

Bihar govt reviews plan to bulldoze iconic Khuda Bakhsh Library for Patna flyover after widespread criticism
Arts & Culture

Bihar govt reviews plan to bulldoze iconic Khuda Bakhsh Library for Patna flyover after widespread criticism

The 116-year-old reading room built in 1905 is a celebrated icon of the library and has served the people of Patna and rest of Bihar for over a century.

INTACH appeals to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to save Khuda Bakhsh Library, other heritage structures of Patna
Arts & Culture

INTACH appeals to Bihar CM Nitish Kumar to save Khuda Bakhsh Library, other heritage structures of Patna

The library, started in 1891 by eminent personality Khuda Bakhsh Khan, a bibliophile from Bihar who had painstakingly built the collection, is a jewel of art, culture and academia.

Part history, part walking guide: Discovering the essence of Bengaluru through Meera Iyer's new book
Life

Part history, part walking guide: Discovering the essence of Bengaluru through Meera Iyer's new book

Spanning nine engaging chapters, Meera Iyer's Discovering Bengaluru delves into the history of the city and some of its oldest areas.

SBI to help restore and conserve Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus
India

SBI to help restore and conserve Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus

Biggest public sector lender State Bank of India will help restore and conserve the world heritage site of Central Railway headquarters, the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), officials said on Tuesday.

As Rashtrapati Bhavan gets new president, Pranab Mukherjee leaves behind cultural legacy
India

As Rashtrapati Bhavan gets new president, Pranab Mukherjee leaves behind cultural legacy

President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday became the new occupant of the iconic Rashtrapati Bhavan, the nearly 90-year-old edifice whose architectural grandeur was magnified during the term of his predecessor Pranab Mukherjee through various restoration projects.

Ahmedabad's UNESCO tag may encourage other potential cities, say experts
India

Ahmedabad's UNESCO tag may encourage other potential cities, say experts

Now that Ahmedabad has been declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO, historians, urban planners and others hope that policy-makers will stop looking at heritage as a "burden".

World Water Day: Ganga river gets an Intach hope to free itself from being awash in trash
India

World Water Day: Ganga river gets an Intach hope to free itself from being awash in trash

The reality is that more than one billion gallons of raw sewage and industrial effluents enter the Ganges every day and it is now ranked one of the ten most polluted rivers in the world.

Ganga-Yamuna rejuvenation: How UP's Hindon holds secret to saving India's sacred rivers
Life

Ganga-Yamuna rejuvenation: How UP's Hindon holds secret to saving India's sacred rivers

India’s two main rivers — the Ganga and the Yamuna — cannot be cleaned without restoring the water quality of its tributaries including the Hindon that flows between the two rivers in Uttar Pradesh

From reluctant leader to populist CM: The rise of Naveen Patnaik
Politics

From reluctant leader to populist CM: The rise of Naveen Patnaik

He has not only proved that he inherited his father's legacy, but also managed to establish himself as one the country's most popular and charismatic leaders.