• Won’t suspend Rampal project: Nasrul

    The construction work of Rampal power plant will not be suspended despite Unesco's advice, State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid says.

  • Afghan fury as Iran, Turkey claim Rumi

    Who can lay claim to Rumi, the Sufi mystic who is one of the world's most beloved poets? A bid by Iran and Turkey to do so has exasperated Afghanistan, country of his birth eight centuries ago.

  • Unesco visit

    The recent visit of a joint Reactive Monitoring Mission involving the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) raises more questions than answers.

  • Unesco report may not be accurate

    The National Committee to Protect Sundarbans doubts whether the Unesco team would be able to prepare an accurate report on its recent visit to the world’s largest mangrove forest.

  • Activists doubt Unesco’s upcoming Sundarbans report

    The National Committee to Protect Sundarbans expresses doubt over the report on the Sundarbans that the Unesco is about to prepare based on their recent visit to the largest mangrove forest.

  • Social media goes green for Sundarbans

    As the country gears up for a four-day-long long march from Dhaka to Khulna in protest of the Rampal power plant, netizens are advocating on social media by changing their profile picture to show their support for the cause.

  • Dr Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari

    Doha seeks Dhaka's support for its Unesco DG candidate

    Qatar has sought Bangladesh's support for its nominee and Qatar Emir's Cultural Adviser Dr Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari who will contest for the next director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).

  • Education in Mother Language: 40% population denied globally

    Though children should be taught in a language they speak or understand, as much as 40 percent of the global population does not have access to that kind of education.

  • Unesco team to visit Sundarbans

    A high-profile Unesco delegation will visit the Sundarbans soon to assess the possible impacts of the proposed coal-based Rampal power plant on the world's largest mangrove forest.

  • Unesco to assess Rampal power plant's impacts on Sundarbans

    A high-profile Unesco delegation will visit the Sundarbans soon to assess the possible impacts of the proposed coal-based Rampal power plant on the world's largest mangrove forest.

  • IS militants destroy ancient tombs in Syria

    Islamic State militants destroyed three ancient tower tombs in the central city of Palmyra in the last few days, a Syrian government official says.

  • UN: IS destruction of heritage sites a war crime

    The UN's cultural agency says destruction of antiquities and heritage sites in conflict zones by Islamic State and other extremist groups could amount to war crimes.

  • Historic Nepal sites set to reopen after quake

    Nepal is set to reopen all the heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley to the public, in a bid to attract tourists after April's devastating earthquake.

  • A day with a weaver (video)

    The traditional art of Jamdani weaving, which is included in UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, is an intricate process that takes several years to master. Nevertheless, as an outsider, the process is a fascinating one to observe - from the indigenous loom to the fine tasks of the weavers.

  • Punish Ananta's killers to ensure free expression: Unesco

    Punishment of blogger Ananta Das' murder is mandated for freedom of expression in Bangladesh, head of the UNESCO has said.

  • Nepal quake-ravaged temples face threat from looters

    Some of the seventh-century stupas remain intact and a few statues miraculously survive the disaster, but now are at risk being taken by looters after the devastation.

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