What is UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List?

Baguette — the staple French bread — was inscribed into the UN’s list of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) on November 30. UNESCO, the international body which aims at promoting peace and cooperation among nations through education, arts, sciences and culture, recognized the “Artisanal know-how and culture of baguette bread” as a world cultural heritage. UNESCO … Read more

AAP’s Satyendar Jain ‘misused’ his position to meet wife, get special treatment in jail: Inquiry panel

An inquiry committee constituted by Delhi L-G Vinai Kumar Saxena on alleged “special treatment” given to jailed AAP minister Satyendar Jain has found that he “violated norms” and “misused” his position and authority to meet his wife, family members and co-accused in the alleged money laundering case. The committee comprising the Principal Secretary (Home), Principal … Read more

AAP immersed in corruption: Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Dhami at MCD poll campaign

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, who campaigned on Thursday for BJP candidates for the upcoming MCD polls, said the Aam Aadmi Party in Delhi had made big promises like smart schools, and mohalla clinics, but “education scam and liquor scam have been surfacing”. Dhami claimed that the AAP is “immersed in corruption”. He addressed … Read more

Govt to conduct financial audit of private colleges to check arbitrary charging of fees

THE STATE government will conduct random financial audits of private colleges offering professional courses including medical, engineering, pharmacy, management, law, architecture and hotel management among others. Experts will randomly select 10 per cent of the private colleges for the audit. The audit will inspect if these colleges are charging more than the fee amount as … Read more

Govt partially rolls back ban on single-use plastic items

Partially rolling back the ban on plastic items imposed across Maharashtra in 2018, the state government on Thursday allowed use of single-use disposable plastic items such as straw, plates, cups, glasses, forks and containers like bowls, among other things, made of compostable material. This brings relief to plastic manufacturers, traders and users of plastic such … Read more

Hanuman Chalisa row: Court issues bailable warrant against Navneet Rana, Ravi Rana

A sessions court on Thursday issued bailable warrant of Rs 5,000 each against Independent MP Navneet Rana and her husband, Independent MLA Ravi Rana, in connection with an FIR lodged against them for allegedly resisting arrest and obstructing police personnel, who had visited their Khar residence in April, after they announced that they would chant … Read more

Mining potential in Konkan, Vidarbha need to be exploited more: Eknath Shinde

Maintaining that mining potential in Konkan and Vidarbha needs to be exploited more, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said on Wednesday that the country’s biggest steel plant can be set up in Vidarbha’s Gadchiroli district – one of the less developed and Naxal-affected areas. “Bhandara, Gondia, Gadchiroli, Raigad, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg districts are known for their … Read more