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  • Officials seize 47 turtles at Prague airport June 11, 2014

    Prague: Czech officials say airport customs authorities have seized 47 endangered turtles that a foreign national smuggled from Asia. Customs official Sarka Miskovska said today the turtles and two turtle eggs were hidden in two plastic boxes in a bag of a 47yearold foreigner. They were revealed by an Xray scanner...
  • Kim Kardashian hits Prague with husband Kanye West June 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Newly married couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West continued their honeymoon this week with a stop in Prague. The couple were first spotted in Ireland on May 26, after their starstudded nuptials. The parents to daughter North, 11 months, were seen hitting a local movie theater in casual clothes,...
  • Everton sign Czech goalkeeper Jindrich Stanek January 31, 2014

    Prague: Sparta Prague say their backup goalkeeper Jindrich Stanek has agreed to move to Everton. In a statement on Friday, Sparta said the clubs have agreed not to disclose details of the transfer. Everton said on their website the 17yearold Stanek signed a contract to the end of the 201516 season. ...
  • Boxoffice: Medium budget films fail to click October 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Be it the city of Prague or the beauty of a Fijian island, the new films that released over the weekend failed to pull audiences into the theatres. Going by the performance of 'Prague', 'Super Model', 'Warning' and 'Maazii' so far, experts are doubtful about their survival. "Opening of...
  • 'Prague' review: It's dark, sinister and devastating September 28, 2013

    Cast: Chandan Roy Sanyal, Elena Kazan,Kumar Mayank, Arfi Lamba Director: Ashish R Shukla Rating: 3 out of 5 It's easy to expel experimental cinema from the orbit of our experience. Label it incomprehensible and bury it...But wait. Hang on. There is life beyond mass entertainment. It is not about grand masti alone. There...
  • It's 'Prague' vs 'Warning' vs 'Maazii' this Friday September 26, 2013

    New Delhi: Unlike other weekends, this Friday will witness unique genres at the box office. Rohit Khaitan's 'Prague', a psychological drama, will compete with Anubhav Sinha's 'Warning', which has been described as a survival film. Then there are 'Super Model' and 'Maazii'. "All the films releasing this time are small to medium...
  • China must follow world trend of democracy: Dalai Lama September 17, 2013

    China must follow the world trend towards democracy and freedom of information, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has said. "No matter how powerful it may be, China must follow the world trend towards democracy and freedom of information," the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize winner told reporters of Hospodárske Noviny (a...
  • Death toll hits 10 in European flooding; 9 missing June 4, 2013

    Berlin: Germany dispatched thousands of soldiers Tuesday to help cities and towns cope with flooding from the rainsoaked Danube and other southern rivers reinforcements that came a day after the Bavarian city of Passau saw its worst flooding since 1501. The death toll rose to at least 10, including seven...
  • Czech PM declares emergency as floods threaten Prague June 4, 2013

    Prague: Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas declared a state of emergency for most of the nation on Sunday as swollen rivers caused by days of heavy rain threatened Prague's historic centre and forced evacuations from lowlying areas. Prague authorities limited public transport and planned to close underground stations in the centre...
  • First Look: New poster of 'Ek Tha Tiger', 'Prague' July 19, 2012

    New Delhi: A new poster of Salman Khan starrer 'Ek Tha Tiger' is out. The film features Salman Khan as a RAW agent who is on a mission, Katrina Kaif plays his love interest. This is director Kabir Khan's third film with Yash Raj Films after 'Kabul Express' and 'New...
  • Stinky souvenirs! Prague Zoo sells elephant dung May 13, 2011

    Prague: Prague Zoo has started selling what look like ice cream containers but are actually full of elephant dung. It's the latest fad among Czech gardeners who are buying out the manure pails to use as fertilizer. The brain behind the project is zoo director Miroslav Bobek, whose surname literally means...
  • Pak terror suspect arrested in Czech May 8, 2011

    Prague: The Czech Republic's interior minister says police have arrested a terror suspect from Pakistan who is sought on an international arrest warrant. Jan Kubice says the man was arrested earlier this week after he applied for asylum in the Czech Republic. Kubice says the man is suspected of murder and terrorism...
  • Czech towns deploy cardboard police in miniskirts December 10, 2010

    Prague: Authorities say that lifesized cardboards of female police officers in miniskirts placed alongside roads have managed to slow down speeding drivers in several central Czech towns. The mayor of the town of Mrakotin, Miroslav Pozar, said Thursday drivers, including him, automatically slow down when they see such officers. Pozar dismissed allegations...
  • Champions League: ManU, Inter, Arsenal win easily October 24, 2007

    New Delhi: Manchester United, Inter Milan and Arsenal had an easy time against their opponents in their Champions League matches on Tuesday night. In the Group F encounter at the NSC Olympiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Manchester United despite playing away from home did not have much trouble as they won...
  • ManU face Dynamo Kiev in Champions League October 23, 2007

    New Delhi: Dynamo Kiev are all set to host Manchester United in their Champions League Group F encounter at the NSC Olympiyskiy Stadium in Kiev on Tuesday night. Kiev are looking for their first win of the competition this season even as United look pretty strong having conceded just four goals...
  • Bush: Russian democracy 'derailed' June 6, 2007

    Prague, Czech Republic US President George W Bush risked escalating a rumbling row with Russia over his country's plans for a Europebased missile defense system on June 5 by warning that democratic reforms in Russia had been "derailed." The comments came in a speech to a conference organised by former dissidents...
  • Russian plane returns after hijack drama December 29, 2006

    Geneva (Switzerland): A Russian Aeroflot airliner with up to 170 passengers on board arrived safely at its destination late on Thursday after an apparent hijacking attempt forced it to be diverted to Prague. Tired passengers spoke of the ninehour ordeal they endured after a man, identified by Aeroflot as Yevgeny Dagayev,...
  • Drunk man tries to 'hijack' Aeroflot December 28, 2006

    New Delhi: A drunken Russian passenger on an Aeroflot airliner forced an emergency landing when he claimed he had an explosive device. The man burst into the cockpit and demanded that the plane change course and fly to Africa instead of its original destination, Geneva. ''He demanded a change of route to...
  • Ash, Abhi get Czech Christmas date December 14, 2006

    Mumbai: Guess where Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai will spend their Christmas holiday! In the Czech Republic. Abhishek is currently in Prague, shooting for Drona a film by his buddy filmmaker Goldie Behl. Interestingly, his mother Jaya Bachchan plays his reelmother in the film. According to media reports, Abhishek's prospective bride...