ALBANIA

  • Early wins for Croatia, Germany March 23, 2013

    London: Croatia proved too strong for bitter Balkan rivals Serbia in a World Cup Group A qualifier in Zagreb on Friday, winning their first meeting as independent nations 20. In other early action Germany, playing without any recognised strikers, triumphed 30 in Kazakhstan to stay top of Group C while...
  • One hundred years of Mother Teresa August 26, 2010

    On the birth centenary of Mother Teresa, we pay tribute to the deeds and words of the Albaniaborn nun who took Indian citizenship and became one of the world's greatest symbols of love and compassion. ...
  • Sainthood status eludes Mother Teresa August 24, 2010

    Baruipur, West Bengal: Even though the world eagerly awaits the elevation of Mother Teresa to sainthood as she approaches 100 this Thursday, this may not be possible soon as the Church is still looking for an 'acceptable' miracle attributed to her, a prelate has said here in West Bengal. "We are...
  • Can't give Mother Teresa's remains: Govt to Albania October 12, 2009

    Kolkata: The Missionaries of Charity (MoC) has said that it has not received any request from any quarter for transfer of Mother Teresa's mortal remains to Albania, the country of her origin. "Unless we receive any specific request from any quarter in this regard, we cannot comment," Salesian priest Father...
  • Albania ammunition dump blast kills 5, injures 243 March 16, 2008

    Tirana (Albania): A massive explosion at an Albanian army ammunition dump near Tirana killed at least five people and injured 243, including many children, authorities said. The Prime Minister said he feared there could be many dead. The initial blast on Saturday at the depot at Gerdec village, about 10 kilometers...
  • Kosovo's borders see violence postindependence February 21, 2008

    New Delhi: In the wake of Kosovos declaration of its independence came incidents of violence along its northern border with Serbia. On Tuesday, Kosovans destroyed two border posts, saying that they would never submit to the authority of Kosovos Albanian government and its Western backers. Police manning the posts, called for help...
  • Albania alleges matchfixing in Euro 2008 qualifiers December 6, 2007

    Tirana (Albania): Albania wants UEFA to investigate matchfixing allegations involving its last two European Championship qualifiers. State minister Ylli Pango, responsible for sports, wrote to UEFA and implicated Albania's top football official in the alleged scandal, ministry spokeswoman Suela Musta said on Wednesday. "We have received a letter relating to two games...
  • Bush's lost watch raises alarm June 13, 2007

    New Delhi: US President George W Bush was shaking hands with his Albanian fans on Sunday proudly sporting a watch with a dark strap on his left wrist. But whatever happened to the watch? Some newspapers, television stations and websites carried reports that Bush's watch was stolen. But the Albanian police...
  • It's crowded six feet under! August 30, 2006

    Tirana: Tirana residents are trying to put off dying until the government and city officials end their row over space shortages in the Albanian capital's graveyards. Tirana municipality has shut down one of the city's two cemeteries and said the other has space for only one more week. It blames the government...