Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday ordered the formation of a committee for protection and preservation of the ancient and historical monuments in the state.
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China's Ambassador to India Le Yucheng will be a special guest at the 63rd Nehru Trophy race at the expansive backwaters of Alappuzha on August 8.
Indian author Anuradha Roy is among the 13 people longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for 2015, it was announced on Wednesday.
Some 500 artefacts made from stone and shells that experts consider vestiges of a human presence in Brazil dating back about 4,000 years were found during excavation for an expansion of the Rio de Janeiro subway.
A family of treasure hunters from Florida have discovered at the bottom of the sea, with the aid of a metal detector, 52 gold coins valued at more than 900,000 euro ($1 million) from an 18th-century Spanish galleon.
Noted sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Tuesday created a sand sculpture at Puri beach to pay tribute to former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, who died following cardiac arrest in Meghalaya on Monday while delivering a lecture.