Finland

  • Eating fish can boost good cholesterol levels 04-03-2014 01:51 PM

    London: Increasing the intake of fish to a minimum of three to four weekly meals can boost good cholesterol levels which may provide protection against heart diseases, a new study has found. People who increased their intake of fatty fish had more large High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) particles in their...
  • India to extend visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 countries 05-02-2014 11:24 PM

    New Delhi: India will extend visa-on-arrival to tourists of all nations barring eight, including Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Iran, as it looks to boost tourism, Planning Minister Rajeev Shukla said on Wednesday. "We have decided to extend the visa-on-arrival facility to tourists from 180 nations. It will take 5-6...
  • Finland finds life after Nokia in mobile games boom 15-11-2013 02:45 PM

    Helsinki: From mobile phones to mobile games. Finland has found there's life after Nokia in a bustling startup scene that's produced hugely popular game apps from Angry Birds to Clash of Clans. Mobile gaming is fast becoming the Nordic country's new flagship export industry, with revenues expected to double to...
  • Mumbai world's second-most honest city: Readers' Digest experiment 25-09-2013 11:02 PM

    Would you hand in a lost wallet or would you keep it? According to the results of a new Readers' Digest experiment, Mumbai is the world's second-most honest city whereas more people are likely to hand in a wallet in Helsinki in Finland than in any other city in the...
  • Iker Casillas, Xavi celebrate milestones in Finland 07-09-2013 04:14 PM

    Madrid: Among the rising stars to shine at the U-20 World Cup in 1999, including Ronaldinho and Diego Forlan, two callow Spaniards would go on to represent their nation's senior side more times than anyone else. Goalkeeper Iker Casillas and playmaker Xavi, who helped Spain win the tournament in Nigeria...
  • Spain's Isco misses training with ankle problem 04-09-2013 05:10 PM

    Madrid: Spain playmaker Isco hurt an ankle in Tuesday's training session and will have tests to determine whether he can play in Friday's World Cup qualifier against Finland in Helsinki, the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) said on Wednesday. The Real Madrid midfielder, who has been in fine form for his...
  • India enter pre-quarters of World Team Squash Championship 11-06-2013 01:32 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian men's squash team dished out a dominating performance to notch up a commanding 3-0 win over Finland and enter the pre-quarters of the World Team Championship in Mulhouse, France. After the tight escape against Argentina, the eighth seed Indian team made the bold choice of bringing...
  • Finland: Sikh man fights for right to wear turban at work 21-05-2013 02:40 PM

    London: A Sikh bus driver in Finland is fighting for his right to wear a turban while at work. Gill Sukhdarshan Singh, who works at the Veolia bus company at Vantaa near the Finnish capital of Helsinki, is trying to set a precedent by making the authorities allow him to...
  • Finland best place to be a mother; India behind China, Pakistan 08-05-2013 05:47 PM

    Beijing: Finland has topped the list of countries where mothers enjoy the best conditions in the world, while India ranks a low 142nd, below China and Pakistan, according to a new global report. The annual report called 'State of World's Mothers 2013' was issued by an international NGO "Save the...
  • Bible quotes on Finnish toilet paper? 05-03-2013 10:37 AM

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  • FTN: Are blasphemy laws out of place in a secular state? 04-12-2012 11:59 PM

    Sanal Edamaruku has been forced to live outside India as he fears arrest after proving that a 'weeping crucifix' was caused by faulty plumbing, not divine intervention. ...
  • Rationalist fears arrest if he returns to India from Finland 04-12-2012 08:18 AM

    New Delhi: Rationalist Sanal Edamaruku has been forced to live outside India as he fears an arrest back home. He has been accused of hurting religious sentiments and an FIR has been registered against him in Mumbai. But Edamaruku says he will never apologise for something that he has scientific...
  • Finland seizes Patriot missiles headed for China 22-12-2011 12:51 PM

    Helsinki: Finnish authorities on Wednesday impounded 160 tons of explosives and 69 surface-to-air missiles found on a British-flagged cargo ship ultimately destined for Shanghai, China, officials said. The M/S Thor Liberty sailed from the north German port of Emden on December 13 and two days later docked in Kotka, southern...
  • Finland: The owl and the financier 05-08-2011 12:17 PM

    The voles, Leena's email says, are numerous. It's what we've been waiting to hear all through the Northern winter. Her earlier reports on Finland's vole population contained a map of the country, colour-coded to indicate the vole density. We are happy for the voles (small mouse-like rodents), but what we're...
  • One E coli case identified in Finland 04-06-2011 10:21 AM

    Helsinki: The E coli bacterial infection is fast spreading across Europe, with one case diagnosed in Finland, Xinhua reported. The E coli infection was detected in the capital city of Helsinki, the Finnish National Institute for Health and Welfare said on Friday. The properties of the bacteria found in the...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi win Helsinki event 30-11-2009 12:05 PM

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  • Yes, I'd like to renew this, please... 13-03-2008 01:46 PM

    London: England spinner Graeme Swann has revealed that he received death threats on Twitter following the team's 0-5 ODI whitewash in India. Swann was the target of abuse and vitriol on his Twitter feed - but says he could almost understand the anger. Although I don't condone death threats on...
  • Indian athletes win men's, women's half marathon 20-01-2008 09:58 AM

    Kolkata: After returning to winning ways with a hard-fought triumph over Delhi Daredevils, the Kolkata Knight Riders will be hungry for more when they take on a formidable Kings XI Punjab at home in their Indian Premier League clash on Saturday. After suffering two consecutive losses, the Knight Riders came...
  • Finnish woman mum on rape, Mumbai cops worry 20-12-2007 11:21 PM

    Hambantota: Pakistan defeated Kenya comfortably in their first match of the World Cup here on Wednesday but skipper Shahid Afridi said his side will have to play with lot more energy if they desire to beat mighty Sri Lanka in front of their home crowd on Saturday. Pakistan opened their...