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KONARK/BHUBANESWAR: With water-logging posing a serious threat to the historic Sun Temple at Konark, an expert team sent by State Government inspected the heritage site to examine the drainage system there.

Sweta Dutta

While the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy readies to set up solar power plants at the three World Heritage Sites in the Capital, the New Delhi office of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has voiced concerns over the move and shot off letters to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) seeking details of the project.

Old City Boundary Disrupting Vehicle Movement, ASI Told

LUCKNOW: As the government prepares for a bitter battle within its own factions, the evergreen question of what is more important

City anchor: high court had set up panel to initiate restoration of water bodies; Bulk of work done by delhi govt; ASI, CPWD too chip in

: The Archaeological Survey of India has stopped work on a new bridge across the Yamuna here as it is very close to a Mughal-era monument.

Superintending archaeologist A.R. Siddiqui said:

A combination of scuba gear equipped treasure hunters and government apathy is gnawing away at Goa's underwater heritage, according to scientists from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), a central marine research institute.

PARUL CHANDRA

The past is likely to have a better future with the culture ministry setting the ball rolling for the implementation of the amended Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act. And for this, it wants the states to actively cooperate with the Centre.

In the absence of legal protection, heritage buildings are giving way to multi-storey plazas in Goa, which is known for its Indo-Portuguese architectural marvels.

The single biggest challenge facing the conservation of world heritage is climate change, as it threatens the culture and way of life for many countries, International National Trusts Organization (INTO) chairman Simon Molesworth said.

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