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India’s first-ever architectural LED illumination takes place in Qutb Minar

Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahalad Singh Patel has inaugurated the first-ever architectural LED illumination at the historic Qutb Minar in New Delhi. With the illumination, the architectural beauty of the 12th century monument will display its historic magesty after sunset. The new illumination comprises lighting that accentuates the silhouette of the monument ..

Al Noor Mosque reopened in New Zealand after attacks

A week ago 50 people were killed at 2 mosques in New Zealand. The mosque was closed for investigation after the attack. As it was reopened 3000 people walked in side the mosque to honour the victims. New zealand has banned all the semi automatic weapons and assault rifles following the attack. A NAtional Memorial ..

Ten monuments adopted under ‘Adopt A Heritage’ scheme

Ten monuments have been adopted under the ‘Adopt A Heritage: Apni Dharohar, Apni Pehchaan’ scheme, which is a collaborative effort by Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), and State/UTs Governments . The project primarily focuses on providing basic amenities that include cleanliness, public conveniences, safe drinking water, ease of ..

Taj Mahal named as 2nd best UNESCO world heritage site in world

The Taj Mahal, a mausoleum crafted in ivory-white marble, has been named 2nd best UNESCO world heritage site in the world, according to a new survey by travel portal TripAdvisor. The ‘monument of love’ was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. It ..

Princess Tower: World’ tallest Residential skyscraper in Dubai

Dubai has set a new record with Princess Tower as the world’s tallest residential building. Building: “Princess Towers” in Jumeriah , Dubai Height: 413.4 metres (1,356 feet) Area: 37,410 square feet Floors: 101 floors Dubai already has famous Burj Khalifa, the 2720 ft high tallest structure in the world.

Delhi: Isa Khan’s Tomb to be restored

Isa Khan Niyazi was a noble in the courts of Sher Shah Suri and his son Islam Shah. His tomb built in 1546-47AD predates Humayun’s Tomb by over two decades. This splendid tomb was a culmination of the octagonal tomb style of the earlier Sayyid & Lodi dynasties. Isa Khan’s Tomb stands on the entrance ..

News Today 2010: January 4

Events & Happenings: ITC Music Festival:Sangeet Sammelans 2010 will be organised by the ITC Sangeet Research Academy (SRA) to promote Indian Classical Music from January 8 and will be held in Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Delhi. National Road Safety Week21st Road Safety Week is to be observed from 1st January to 7th January, 2010. The ..