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  • Oslo: Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi supporters celebrate his win December 11, 2014

    Indian supporters of Nobel Peace Prize 2014 winner Kailash Satyarthi took to the streets of Oslo to celebrate his win. The supporters brought the street outside the Norwegian Parliament to a colourful stand-still. A large gathering of Norwegians held a a candlelight vigil paying respects to children who need to...
  • Watch: President Pranab Mukherjee meets Santa Claus October 17, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee, who was on a five-day visit to Norway and Finland, met Santa Claus. He became the first Indian President to visit Santa Claus's official workplace and meet him in person. ...
  • Visa on Arrival for Norway nationals soon: Pranab Mukherjee October 14, 2014

    Oslo: Norway will soon feature in the list of a few countries whose nationals get Visa on Arrival (VoA) facility in India, President Pranab Mukherjee said on Tuesday. "I am pleased to inform you that Norway will feature in the list of a few countries...
  • Hardly any Indian Muslim indulges in terrorism: Pranab Mukherjee October 13, 2014

    Oslo: Asserting that the problem of terrorism in India was imported, President Pranab Mukherjee has said that indigenous terrorist activity was "extremely negligible" with hardly any involvement of the 150 million Muslims of the country. "Of course there may be one or two out of hundred fifty million but all...
  • Pranab Mukherjee reaches Norway on first leg of his two-nation visit October 12, 2014

    Oslo: With an aim of giving a boost to India's relations with Scandinavian countries, President Pranab Mukherjee arrived on Sunday on the first leg of his two-nation visit to Norway and Finland during which a number of agreements on trade, education and earth sciences will be signed. Mukherjee, the first Indian...
  • Pranab Mukherjee to visit Norway, Finland next week October 8, 2014

    New Delhi: After his state visit to Vietnam last month, President Pranab Mukherjee will be going on a two-nation visit to Norway and Finland next week. Mukherjee will be visiting Oslo, Norway, and Helsinki, Finland in mid-October, official sources said. The visit was scheduled much in advance, the source added. The president will...
  • Captain Rooney's penalty spares England's blushes September 4, 2014

    New captain Wayne Rooney scored a penalty to give England an unconvincing 10 friendly win over Norway at Wembley on Wednesday in their first match since the World Cup finals. Raheem Sterling, England's most incisive player, was brought down by Omar Elabdellaoui for the 68th minute penalty which Rooney blasted into...
  • Norway: 2 killed in railway underpass explosion September 3, 2014

    Helsinki: Norwegian police say that two people have been killed and at least three others injured when dynamite apparently exploded accidentally during roadwork at a railway underpass. Local police said that the Wednesday's blast, near the center of Geilo in southern Norway, caused the evacuation of some people from nearby...
  • Olivier Giroud scores twice as France thrash Norway 40 May 28, 2014

    Paris: Olivier Giroud scored twice and winger Mathieu Valbuena set up three goals as France began their World Cup preparation with a 40 exhibition win over Norway on Tuesday night. Paul Pogba's header put the 1998 champions ahead in the 15th and Giroud doubled the lead in the 51st. Loic Remy...
  • Tamil film 'Paradesi' bags four awards at Norway Tamil Film Festival May 1, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil film 'Paradesi' (Vagabond), directed by Bala, which depicts the life of villagers in tea estates during the preIndependence era, has bagged four awards across various categories including the best film and best actor at the Norway Tamil Film Festival. The movie was chosen as the best film while Bala...
  • Switzerland, Norway are world's most expensive economies April 30, 2014

    Switzerland and Norway are the world's most expensive economies, followed by Bermuda, Australia and Denmark, according to a new ranking by the World Bank. The economies with the lowest prices are Egypt, Pakistan, Myanmar, Ethiopia and Laos, according to a review of economic data which seeks to compensate for exchange rate...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai March 20, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Norway ship reaches site of suspected Malaysian plane debris March 20, 2014

    Norwegian car carrier Hoegh St. Petersburg has reached the area in the southern Indian Ocean off Australia where two floating objects, suspected to be debris from the missing Malaysian jetliner, were spotted, the ship's owner said on Thursday. ...
  • Watch: SOS Mayday conducted a social experiment to see if strangers would help a boy shivering in the cold at a bus stop in Norway February 22, 2014

    Would you give your jacket, gloves, scarf or anything warm to protect a random child from shivering in the cold? That's the theme of SOS Mayday's recent ad campaign. The viral ad, which has been viewed more than eight million times, features an 11yearold boy sitting on a bus stop...
  • Tenyearold Norwegian boy claims he's a dwarf after driving parents' car into snowy ditch February 13, 2014

    A tenyearold Norwegian boy came up with a novel excuse after he drove his parents' car into a snowy ditch on Wednesday morning: he told police he was a dwarf who forgot his driving license. The boy lives near Dokka, a town about 110 kilometers north of Oslo. Sometime before 0600...
  • Just a bunch of girls hanging out: Photo of women defence ministers of Norway, Sweden, Netherlands and Germany go viral February 4, 2014

    If you saw this photo out of context, you'd think it's just another bunch of women posing for a group photo during a night out perhaps? Actually, these are the female defence ministers of Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany got together for a group photo at Munich's Bayerischer Hof...
  • Norway keen to invest in Himachal Pradesh January 19, 2014

    Norway's Ambassador Eivind S Homme called on Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh here Sunday and expressed interest in investing in the state's hydropower projects. "Norway has expressed desire to invest in a big way, particularly in the hydropower sector," a state government statement said. Homme apprised the chief minister of Norway's...
  • Incredible photo of fishes frozen solid midswim on island shore off Norway January 18, 2014

    Icicles on frozen fruits, fountains frozen midair and Tshirts frozen solid fascinating pictures from the effect of the worst winter in a 100 years have hit headlines in the recent past. Canada and the US have taken the worst hit due to the polar vortex as the mercury dipped...
  • All Norwegians become crown millionaires, in oil saving landmark January 10, 2014

    Oslo: Everyone in Norway became a theoretical crown millionaire on Wednesday in a milestone for the world's biggest sovereign wealth fund that has ballooned thanks to high oil and gas prices. Set up in 1990, the fund owns around 1 per cent of the world's stocks, as well as bonds and...
  • Vaccination key to combat cervical cancer: Researchers December 26, 2013

    Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women and is responsible for nearly 10 percent of cancer deaths in women, particularly in developing countries. In India, it kills over 74,000 women every year. Now, researchers have completed a systematic and comprehensive genomic analysis of cervical cancer in two different...
  • Norway, Denmark agree to transport Syria's chemical weapons December 7, 2013

    Norway and Denmark will work together in transporting Syria's chemical weapons for destruction, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry said Friday. "Based on decisions by the United Nations Security Council and the OPCW (the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons), Norway and Denmark have agreed to offer a joint contribution to the...
  • I was outplayed by Carlsen, says Anand November 29, 2013

    New Delhi: In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN after losing his world title, Viswanathan Anand said that he was outplayed by the 22yearold Magnus Carlsen. "The thing is Magnus is a different opponent with a different style and I could not figure him out. He also has a radical approach to...
  • India slips to 134th spot in ease of doing business list: World Bank October 29, 2013

    India has slipped three positions to 134th spot in the latest easeofdoing business list, which is topped by Singapore, according to World Bank. In the 'Ease of Doing Business' ranking of 189 economies, India has dropped from 131 spot last year while Singapore continues to remain at the top. Singapore is...
  • Magnus Carlsen refuses to comment on 'illness clause' August 19, 2013

    Chennai: World number one Norwegian chess sensation Magnus Carlsen on Monday refused to comment on the controversial 'illness clause' in his contract for a world championship match against Viswanathan Anand from November 7 to 28 in Chennai. Carlsen agreed to play against reigning world champion Anand in his home town only...
  • Chess sensation Carlsen wants 'illness clause' for match in India August 19, 2013

    Chennai: Norwegian chess sensation Magnus Carlsen has inserted an "illness clause" in his contract to play a world championship match in India due to fears of falling sick, an official told AFP on Monday. Carlsen, ranked world number one, agreed to play the title match against Chennaibased reigning world champion Viswanathan...
  • B Adhiban loses to Hikaru Nakamura in World Chess Cup August 18, 2013

    Tromso, Norway: Indian Grandmaster B Adhiban went down to Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the first game of the third round of World Chess Cup in Tromso, Norway. The loss as white came as a huge blow as Adhiban will now have to play for a victory with black pieces...
  • Germany beat Norway 10 in women's Euro final July 29, 2013

    Solna: Germany won their eighth women's European championship by beating Norway 10 on Sunday in front of a record 41,000 spectators in Sweden. Celia Okoyino da Mbabi raced down the left wing and passed to substitute Anja Mittag, who scored in the 49th minute at Friends Arena in Solna, located...
  • Viswanathan Anand loses to Hao Wang; finishes joint fourth May 19, 2013

    Stavanger (Norway): World champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Hao Wang of China for the second time this year to sign off joint fourth in the Norway Chess 2013 super tournament that concluded here. In with a chance to finish first in a major tournament,...
  • Anand loses to Hao, finishes fourth in Norway Chess May 18, 2013

    Sandnes: Going all out for a win to clinch the title, world champion Vishwanathan Anand suffered a heartbreaking loss at the hands of Wang Hao of China in the final round to finish a disappointing fourth in the Norway Super Chess tournament here on Saturday. Anand, who needed a win against...
  • Viswanathan Anand beats Ludvig Hammer to jump to joint second May 18, 2013

    Sandnes (Norway): Riding high on confidence, world champion Viswanathan Anand outsmarted Jon Ludvig Hammer of Norway to jump to the joint second spot in the Norway chess 2013 super tournament, here. The penultimate round victory turned out to be an important one for Anand as it brought him within striking...