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Inca roads win World Heritage status

Inca roads win World Heritage status

A road system built by the Inca Empire has been granted World Heritage status by the United Nations cultural agency, Unesco. The Qhapaq Nan roads go through six South American countries. It was built in the most diverse terrains, linking communities in the Andes mountains to fertile valleys, rainforests and deserts. Just recognized as UNESCO #WorldHeritage:...

Unesco warns Australia over Great Barrier Reef

Unesco warns Australia over Great Barrier Reef

Unesco has threatened to list the Great Barrier Reef as a World Heritage in Danger site, amid controversy over a plan to dump dredged sediment. Reef authorities granted permission for the dumping in January as part of a project to create one of the world's biggest coal ports. But scientists have warned that the sediment...

In love with Bangladeshi folk music

In love with Bangladeshi folk music

Bangladeshi folk music evokes a special appeal in terms of its lyrics, philosophies and heart-touching melody. A number of mystique bards of this part of the world created varied folk music genres, inspired by the beauty of rivers, soil and simple lifestyles of this delta. UNESCO declared pioneer mystique bard Fakir Lalon Shai's...

Unesco praises Hasina's role in empowering women

Unesco praises Hasina's role in empowering women

Unesco Director General Irina Bokova today praised Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for her commitment to women empowerment and girls’ education. Bokova greeted Hasina while she was speaking to journalists at the inauguration of the exhibition organised to celebrate International Women’s Day at the Unesco headquarters in Paris. On the occasion, Irina Bokova recalled her...

Moenjodaro ‘in danger’ after Sindh Festival

Moenjodaro ‘in danger’ after Sindh Festival

Though the recent Sindh Cultural Festival won its organisers international limelight, its launch on the ruins of the world heritage Moenjodaro on February 1 continues to worry many at home and abroad – foremost the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). Two days later an alarmed UNESCO inquired from Pakistan’s Department of...

Nation pays tribute to Ekushey martyrs

Nation pays tribute to Ekushey martyrs

The nation is paying glowing tribute today to the Language Movement martyrs who laid down their lives for the mother tongue in 1952. President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina paid homage to the Language Movement martyrs by placing wreaths at the Central Shaheed Minar one minute past zero hours amid tight security...

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