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Norway: Scandinavian Country with Least Corruption in the World

Vikings raided Europe in 8th century and became an indistinguishable part of Norway by the end of 11th century. In 1015 Olaf II Haraldsson became the king of all of Norway and started propagating Christianity across the country. The Danish Empire extended its influence in the first half of 14th century and by 1442 whole Norway came under Danish rule. The nationalism sentiments became stronger by each passing decade and finally in 1905 the Danish granted independence to Norway. In 1949 Norway joined NATO and formally ended its political neutrality stance. The discovery of oil reserves in 1960 benefited Norwegian economy and enabled it to play a major role in the world oil market.

Norway Profile: Overview of Facts and Figures

    · National Name: Kingdom of Norway
    · Capital: Oslo
    · Total area: 323,759 sq km (125,004 sq miles)
    · Population: 4.7 million (UN, 2008)
    · Currency: Norwegian Krone
    · Languages: Bokmal Norwegian (official), Nynorsk Norwegian (official), small Sami- and Finnish-speaking minorities; note - Sami is official in six municipalities
    · Ethnicity/ Races: Norwegian 94.4% (includes Sami, about 60,000), other European 3.6%, other 2% (2007 estimate)
    · Religion: Church of Norway 85.7%, Pentecostal 1%, Roman Catholic 1%, other Christian 2.4%, Muslim 1.8%, other 8.1% (2004)
    · GDP (Per Capita): $57,500 (2008 est.)
    · Life Expectancy: Male: 77.16 years, Female: 82.6 years (2008 est.)
    · Literacy Rate: Male: 100%, Female: 100%

Geographical Information on Norway:
Norway is the northern most country of Europe and encompasses the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Norway is bordered by Sweden and Russia from the east, Finland from the south. The United Kingdom and the Faroe Islands lie to the west of Norway and Denmark lies to the south.
The northern part of Norway experiences warmer temperature and more precipitation due to the Gulf Stream and Westerlies. The mainland of Norway experiences four seasons with cold winter and less precipitation. The northern part of Norway has maritime climate while the southern and western parts have average precipitation and milder winters.

Culture, Cuisine and Tradition of Norway:
Norway has preserved a rich folk culture that retains elements from the Viking age. During the cultural renaissance in the 19th century Norway revived its age-old cultural glory. Painter Johan Christian Dahl and composer Edvard Grieg stand for the best in Norwegian culture. Other important artists include playwright Henrik Ibsen, writer Knut Hamsun, composer Christian Sinding, painter Edvard Munch, and sculptor Gustav Vigeland, whose sculpture park in Oslo has gained international attention.
Animal and fish meat are central ingredients of Norway cuisine. Reindeer is also served throughout the country. Fish is served either in the poached style or in the form of fishcakes. There is also the 'lutefisk' or Iye fish,that is served during Christmas and 'rakfisk' is fermented fish, an inland specialty. Mackerel is available in summer and it is an important part of the food of Norway.

Tourist Attractions of Norway:
The plethora of scenic beauty, beautiful landscapes, vibrant cities and culture and UNESCO World Heritage Sites attracts tourists from the globe to enjoy vacation in Norway. The spectacular view of Norwegian fjords remains the center of attraction for people. The vast expansion of silvery seashore washed by the blue waves mesmerizes the people. The awestruck beauty of nature scattered unevenly through out the Norway and remain the point of attraction for the tourists.

Oslo – is the capital of Norway and famous for its rich, culture and heritage that are reflected through its numerous of historical and cultural sites.
Stavanger – it is famous for its adventure and scenic beauty. The attraction of fjords, mountains, islands, beaches, lighthouses and waterfalls makes it a ranked tourists destination in Norway tourists iternary.

Major Sight-seeing Places in Norway include:

    · Lillehamme
    · Bergen
    · Trondheim
    · Trondheim
    · Tromso

Four telecom chiefs to meet Sibal on spectrum pricing controversy

May 2, 2012 at 4:18 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Union Telecommunications Minister Kapil Sibal is likely to meet the chiefs of four telecom companies-Bharti Airtel, Vodafone, Idea Cellular and Telenor-on Wednesday.

World champion swimmer Alexander Dale Oen dies at 26 following cardiac arrest

May 2, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Oslo, May 2 (ANI): World champion swimmer Alexander Dale Oen passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest. He was 26.

Roy Hodgson to take over as England soccer manager

May 2, 2012 at 1:38 AM

London, May 2 (IANS) Roy Hodgson is the new England manager, the Football Association (FA) announced Tuesday.

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Man's remotest relative found in Norway lake slucge

April 29, 2012 at 10:58 AM

London, April 29 (ANI): Norwegian scientists have claimed that they have found one of the world's oldest living organisms and man's remotest relative - after spending two decades examining a microscopic algae-eater that lives in a lake in Norway.

NRI children: Abhigyan suffering from attachment disorder

April 27, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Kolkata, April 27 (IANS) The Bhattacharya family may have won the legal battle against the Norwegian authorities over Abhigyan and Aishwarya's custody but the young boy faces another challenge -- his attachment disorder, an ailment which has rendered him with behavioural problems requiring immediate medical attention.

Norwegian mass killer calls himself 'rational, usually right' in whatever he does

April 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Oslo, Apr 26 (ANI): Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who is facing trial for killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage, has said that he is not irrational is usually 'right' in whatever he does.

Tearful mother greets kids back from Norway

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) After nearly a year's wait, a tearful Sagarika Bhattacharya Wednesday got her two children back in her lap. The children had returned to India from Norway the day before.

Norway killer terms insanity report as lie

April 25, 2012 at 8:13 PM

London, April 25 (IANS) Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has told a court in Oslo that a psychiatric report that found him insane following the 77 killings he carried out was a "lie".

Norwegian official lauds court decision on children custody row

April 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

Chennai, Apr 24 (ANI): State Secretary of Norwegian Ministry of Environment, Heidi Sorensen, on Tuesday lauded the ruling of the court to hand over two Indian children in foster care to their paternal uncle in India, and said the decision was in the kids' 'best interests'.

NRI children return home from Norway

April 25, 2012 at 1:27 AM

New Delhi/Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) The two NRI children, who were in foster care in Norway after they were separated from their parents on grounds of alleged negligence, returned to India Tuesday.

Operators relieved as service closure deadline extended

April 24, 2012 at 5:32 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Telecom operators whose licences were cancelled by the Supreme Court in February heaved a sigh of relief after the apex court Tuesday extended the deadline for closing down their operations from June 2 to Sep 7.

Norway custody case: Grandparents thank government

April 24, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Kolkata/New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The grandparents of Abhigyan and Aishwarya, the two Indian NRI children who were taken into foster care by the Norwegian Childcare Services, Tuesday expressed happiness at the return of the children to India and lauded the government's efforts in bringing the toddlers back home.

Norway gunman says questions over mental health are 'racist plot' to discredit anti-Islamic views

April 24, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Oslo, Apr 24 (ANI): Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who is anxious to prove that he is not insane, has said that questions about his mental health were part of a 'racist plot' to discredit his extreme anti-Islamic ideology.

NRI children back home from Norway

April 24, 2012 at 12:04 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The two Non-Resident Indian (NRI) children in Norway who were taken into the custody by that country's Child Welfare Services on grounds of alleged negligence by their parents, returned to India Tuesday.

Krishna welcomes end of Norway custody row

April 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S M Krishna on Tuesday welcomed a Norway court's decision to allow two Indian kids to return home in the company of their paternal uncle.

Norway custody row ends; children arrive in India

April 24, 2012 at 11:56 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Two Indian toddlers caught up in an almost year-long custody battle in Norway, finally arrived in India today along with their paternal uncle.

NRI children back home from Norway

April 24, 2012 at 10:52 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The two NRI children who were taken into the custody of Norwegian Child Welfare Services on grounds of alleged negligence by their parents returned to India Tuesday.

Norway court hands over Indian children to uncle

April 23, 2012 at 8:20 PM

New Delhi/Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) In a major breather for the Bhattacharya family, a Norwegian court Monday decided to hand over the custody of two children, put under foster care due to troubles between their parents, to their uncle.

Norway court hands over Indian children to uncle

April 23, 2012 at 7:48 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) In a major breather for the Bhattacharya family, a Norwegian court Monday decided to hand over the custody of two children, put under foster care due to troubles between their parents, to their uncle.

Norway kids row: Court orders children to be sent back to India

April 23, 2012 at 7:24 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): A Norway court on Monday ordered the children of Anurup and Sagarika Bhattacharya to be sent back to India.

Norway custody row: Brinda Karat confident children will be back in India

April 23, 2012 at 5:40 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) polit bureau member Brinda Karat on Monday expressed confidence that the Indian children, currently placed in a foster home in Norway, would be back in India soon.

Norwegian mass killer says massacre was 'small barbarian act to prevent larger one'

April 23, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Oslo, Apr 23 (ANI): Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has said bombing and shooting rampage that killed nearly 77 people last year, was 'a small barbarian act to prevent a larger barbarian act'.

Norwegian hydropower firms express interest in India

April 21, 2012 at 9:25 PM

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Norwegian hydroelectricity technology providers showed considerable interest in the Indian hydropower sector with around 80 experts from 35 Norwegian companies participating in the Hydropower India exhibition that concluded Saturday.

Telenor plans Rs.2,000 crore investment in India

April 21, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) Norwegian Telenor Group, which is looking for a new partner to continue its telecom services in India, plans to invest up to Rs.2,000 crore more even as it is taking all steps to secure Rs.14,500 crore already pumped into Uninor, the joint venture with Indian realty firm Unitech.

Norway killer says he learned from Al Qaeda

April 21, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Oslo, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norwegian killer Anders Breivik has told a court in Oslo that he picked up strategies from the Al Qaeda and said it could serve as inspiration to European far-right militants.

Norwegian mass killer claims himself to be a 'very likeable person'

April 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

Oslo, Apr 20 (ANI): Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 67 people at a Labour party summer camp, organized at Utoya island last year, told an Oslo court during his trial that he was actually a 'very likeable person' but he trained himself to not get influenced by emotions.

Norwegian mass killer Breivik planned to 'chop off' Prime Minister's head

April 20, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Oslo, Apr 20 (ANI): Anders Behring Breivik, in his testimony on the fourth day of his trial in Oslo, Norway, disclosed plans to behead Gro Harlem Brundtland, a former prime minister of Norway, amongst other horrifying and disturbing details.

Norway killer's German lover deported

April 20, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Berlin, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A German woman who claimed she was Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik's lover has been deported from Norway.

Rivers flowing into the sea offer great potential as electricity source

April 19, 2012 at 5:41 PM

Washington, April 19 (ANI): Researchers say a new genre of electric power-generating stations could supply electricity for more than a half billion people by tapping just one-tenth of the global river water flow into the oceans.

Paedophiles now take 'merely 2 mins to start sexualised chat with victims'

April 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

London, Apr 19 (ANI): Online paedophiles are abandoning known grooming practices and striking up highly sexualised conversations with their prey within just two minutes, a new study has warned.

Rivers could provide energy for half billion people

April 19, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Washington, April 19 (IANS) A new genre of power plants, using only a tenth of the global river flow into the oceans, could meet the energy needs of a half billion people, without emitting carbon dioxide (CO2), says a study.

Norway killer refuses to disclose militant contacts

April 19, 2012 at 1:25 AM

Oslo, April 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik appeared increasingly irritated and uncooperative, and largely refused to answer as prosecutors questioned him about his alleged "militant nationalist" contacts.

Suu Kyi to visit Britain

April 18, 2012 at 9:09 PM

London, April 18 (IANS) Myanmar's pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi is to make a symbolic visit to Britain after accepting an invitation from British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Norway judge dismissed over call to execute killer

April 18, 2012 at 9:01 AM

Oslo, April 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A judge in the trial of Norwegian mass killer Anders Breivik was dismissed for his online comment that the anti-Muslim extremist who murdered 77 innocent people should face the death penalty.

Omega-3 fatty acids 'not beneficial for multiple sclerosis sufferers'

April 17, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Washington, Apr 17 (ANI): Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may not help patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, according to a new study.

Norway mass killer says acted in defence of nation

April 16, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Oslo, April 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norwegian killer Anders Breivik, who went on trial Monday over a deadly massacre last year that claimed 77 lives, pleaded not guilty and instead said he was acting in defence of his country.

US, Chinese teams head to Pakistan avalanche site

April 15, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Islamabad, April 15 (IANS) Experts from the US, Norway and China will arrive in Pakistan Sunday to help search for 138 soldiers and civilians trapped in an avalanche a week ago.

Norway families fear mass killer Breivik's trail including bizarre array of witnesses may become 'c

April 15, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Oslo, Apr 15 (ANI): As Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who is set to face trial for killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage, has called a bizarre array of expert witnesses and threatens to use his trial to spread his poisonous ideas, some families in the country fear it could become a 'circus'.

Far right anti-Muslim groups that inspired Norway mass killer growing in 'reach, influence'

April 15, 2012 at 11:47 AM

London, Apr 15 (ANI): The international network of far-right anti-Muslim groups that inspired Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik to kill 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage, is growing in reach and influence, according to a report.

Norwegian mass killer Breivik to demand 'military tribunal'

April 15, 2012 at 10:43 AM

Oslo, Apr 15 (ANI): Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who confessed to killing 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage, is likely to say during his trial on Monday that he should be facing a military tribunal, not a criminal court.

Pakistani textile brand to open 200 stores in India

April 14, 2012 at 5:15 PM

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Pakistan-based fashion house Sefam, which already has a store in the capital's Greater Kailash market, is planning to expand its network in India with 200 stores in the next five years.

Wrist watch mobile phone maker company enters in Indian market

April 14, 2012 at 2:30 PM

Taking a leapfrog from Europe to India, a Netherland based wrist watch mobile phone making company on Friday has put its first step in India by opening its three outlets in capital and capital region and launching its some models to attract customers........

Indian-origin Norway resident found dead in Delhi

April 13, 2012 at 12:11 AM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A 21-year-old Norway resident of Indian origin was found dead in a hotel room in Delhi, police said Thursday.

Telenor-Unitech case referred to international arbitration

April 12, 2012 at 7:31 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) India-based realty firm Unitech Thursday said the Company Law Board (CLB) has accepted the firm's plea to resolve its dispute with Norway-based Telenor through international arbitration in Singapore.

Three cheers for Indian culture, say IPL's foreign cheerleaders

April 12, 2012 at 2:27 PM

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) Back home, they are bankers, school teachers or dancers. But many young women have come to India from foreign shores like Ukraine, Russia, Belgium and Norway as cheerleaders for the Indian Premier League (IPL), attracted not by the money but by the country's culture and tradition.

Norway, India discuss issue of cancellation and auction of telecom licenses

April 10, 2012 at 7:14 PM

New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Norwegian Trade Minister Trond Giske discussed the issue of cancellation and auction of telecom licenses with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee here on Tuesday.

Court declares Norway killer sane

April 10, 2012 at 5:07 PM

London, April 10 (IANS) A court in Norwegian capital Oslo has said mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people in a shooting spree in July last year, was sane during at the time of his actions, and sane enough to face trial and a jail term.

Doubts cast over 'no cancer risk for kids using cell phones'

April 6, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Washington, Apr 6 (ANI): Scientists have raised doubts over a study published last year that did not succeed in finding a link between mobile phone use and brain tumours in children and teens.

Russia to spend $44 bn on Arctic projects

April 6, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia intends to spend 1.3 trillion rubles (around $44 billion) on economic and social projects in the Arctic till 2020, a minister said.

Norway gunman claims to be sane

April 5, 2012 at 6:08 AM

Oslo, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norwegian gunman Anders Behring Breivik, charged with killing over 70 people in twin attacks in Oslo and a nearby youth camp last year, has written a letter to the media claiming he is mentally sound.

Gallup poll declares Denmark happiest nation in the world, Togo unhappiest

April 3, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Los Angeles (US), Apr.3 (ANI): Scandinavian countries Denmark, Finland and Norway have been declared the three happiest nations in the world during the last six years (2005 to 2011), according to a Gallup poll.

Custody row: Norway to hand over children to their uncle

March 30, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Kolkata, March 30 (IANS) Uncertainty over the custody of two NRI children who have been taken into foster care in Norway on grounds of alleged negligence by their parents seems to be over with the Norwegian authorities agreeing to hand over the kids to their paternal uncle Arunabhash Bhattacharya, a family member said Friday.

India to continue to engage with Norway on NRI siblings

March 29, 2012 at 7:37 PM

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The government Thursday said it would continue to engage with Norwegian authorities on the issue of Indian siblings, Abhigyan and Aishwarya, who have been taken into foster care in the Scandinavian country on grounds of alleged negligence by their parents.

India will continue to engage Norwegians on NRI siblings

March 29, 2012 at 3:37 PM

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The government said Thursday that it would continue to engage with Norwegian authorities on the issue of two Indian children who have been taken into foster care in the Scandinavian country on grounds of alleged negligence by their parents.

Indian, Norwegian PMs to meet, may discuss NRI kids custody issue

March 24, 2012 at 7:05 PM

New Delhi, Mar.24 (ANI): The Prime Ministers of India and Norway, Dr. Manmohan Singh and Jens Stoltenberg, are likely to meet on the sidelines of a nuclear security summit in Seoul, South Korea, and are likely to discuss the NRI kids custody issue.

Manmohan to meet Italian, Norwegian counterparts in Seoul

March 24, 2012 at 6:48 PM

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Two festering diplomatic rows will feature in Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's talks with his Italian and Norwegian counterparts on the sidelines of an international conference in Seoul but no meetings are planned with US President Barack Obama or Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, official sources said Saturday.

Hope for NRI kids, parents stick to uncle pact

March 23, 2012 at 8:02 PM

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) After their much-publicised flip-flops, NRI couple Anurup and Sagarika Bhattacharya have re-signed an agreement to hand over their children to their uncle Arunabhash, with India pressing the point that the best bet for children would be to bring them up in an Indian cultural milieu.

Norway district court drops hearing of NRI couple's child welfare case

March 22, 2012 at 8:43 PM

New Delhi, Mar.22 (ANI): The municipality of Stavanger will seek to clarify the next steps to be taken in this case in dialogue with the lawyer, the private parties and Stavanger District Court, since new developments in the child welfare case involving two Indian children make it impossible to carry out the hearing in Stavanger District Court that was scheduled for March 23.

Norway district court drops hearing of NRI couple's child welfare case

March 22, 2012 at 2:16 PM

New Delhi, Mar.22 (ANI): The municipality of Stavanger will seek to clarify the next steps to be taken in this case in dialogue with the lawyer, the private parties and Stavanger District Court, since new developments in the child welfare case involving two Indian children make it impossible to carry out the hearing in Stavanger District Court that was scheduled for March 23.

Kids custody row: Govt. puts on hold plan to send EAM official to Norway

March 21, 2012 at 9:27 PM

New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Wednesday said the government has put on hold the plan to send a senior External Affairs Ministry official to Norway in connection with the NRI child custody case amid reports that there were differences between parents.

Women who delay first baby for career 'more vulnerable to postnatal depression'

March 21, 2012 at 9:26 PM

London, March 21 (ANI): Women who choose to delay motherhood until after they have established their career are more likely to suffer from post-natal depression, scientists have warned.

Women who delay pregnancy for career are more prone to postnatal depression

March 21, 2012 at 5:22 PM

There is a word of caution for the careerist women who delay their marriage until they are established in their careers. A recent study has found that such women are more prone to post-natal depression.

Kids custody row: Govt. puts on hold plan to send EAM official to Norway

March 21, 2012 at 4:37 PM

New Delhi, Mar 21 (ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on Wednesday said the government has put on hold the plan to send a senior External Affairs Ministry official to Norway in connection with the NRI child custody case amid reports that there were differences between parents.

Women who delay first baby for career 'more vulnerable to postnatal depression'

March 21, 2012 at 1:33 PM

London, March 21 (ANI): Women who choose to delay motherhood until after they have established their career are more likely to suffer from post-natal depression, scientists have warned.

Apple has sold 3 million iPads since Friday

March 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Tech giant Apple has announced that it has sold a whopping three million new iPad units since its sale began Friday.

Kids exposed to passive smoke have higher risk of respiratory problems as adults

March 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Washington, Mar 16 (ANI): Children who are exposed to passive smoking are at almost double the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in adulthood as compared to non-exposed kids, a new study reveals.

Michelle Obama to lead US Olympics delegation to London

March 14, 2012 at 9:34 PM

London, Mar 14 (ANI): Michelle Obama has been appointed to lead the US delegation to the Olympic Games which will be held in London this year.

Michelle Obama to lead US Olympics delegation to London

March 14, 2012 at 11:32 AM

London, Mar 14 (ANI): Michelle Obama has been appointed to lead the US delegation to the Olympic Games which will be held in London this year.

Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over Sri Lankan war crimes issue

March 13, 2012 at 9:11 PM

New Delhi, Mar 13 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday witnessed disruption after an opposition uproar over Sri Lankan war crimes issue.

Ruckus in Rajya Sabha over Sri Lankan war crimes issue

March 13, 2012 at 2:44 PM

New Delhi, Mar 13 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha on Tuesday witnessed disruption after an opposition uproar over Sri Lankan war crimes issue.

Parliament Budget session to begin from Monday

March 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM

New Delhi, Mar 11 (ANI): President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will address the joint sitting of the Parliament as the Budget session of Parliament commences on Monday.

LSD could help treat alcoholism

March 9, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Washington, March 9 (ANI): Taking hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) could help alcoholics give up drinking, according to an analysis of studies performed in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Neo-Nazi German clothing brand causes outrage for opening shop named after Norway slaughterer

March 7, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Berlin, Mar 7(ANI): A German clothing brand, which is understood to be famous with neo-Nazis, has caused indignation among officials in the city of Chemnitz in eastern Germany, after it opened a store with a name similar to the Norwegian fanatic, who killed scores of people in a callous attack last summer.

Neo-Nazi German clothing brand causes outrage for opening shop named after Norway slaughterer

March 7, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Berlin, Mar 7(ANI): A German clothing brand, which is understood to be famous with neo-Nazis, has caused indignation among officials in the city of Chemnitz in eastern Germany, after it opened a store with a name similar to the Norwegian fanatic, who killed scores of people in a callous attack last summer.

Krishna hopeful of return of Indian children under foster care in Norway

March 1, 2012 at 9:31 PM

New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): Asserting that it is India's earnest endeavor to bring the Indian children back from Norway at the earliest, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday said a judicial process is on and added that efforts in the direction of getting the children back home will be possible only after the hearing in the case scheduled for March 23.

Norwegian child welfare service department to approach court on Mar. 23: MEA

March 1, 2012 at 9:28 PM

New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): The Norwegian child welfare service department will approach a court on March 23 to revoke its earlier decision to keep two Indian children in foster care, said a senior official of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Norwegian child welfare service department to approach court on Mar. 23: MEA

March 1, 2012 at 7:36 PM

New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): The Norwegian child welfare service department will approach a court on March 23 to revoke its earlier decision to keep two Indian children in foster care, said a senior official of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

Krishna hopeful of return of Indian children under foster care in Norway

March 1, 2012 at 3:52 PM

New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): Asserting that it is India's earnest endeavor to bring the Indian children back from Norway at the earliest, External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna on Thursday said a judicial process is on and added that efforts in the direction of getting the children back home will be possible only after the hearing in the case scheduled for March 23.

Norway child welfare service says its talks with uncle of NRI kids have been completed

February 28, 2012 at 7:11 PM

New Delhi, Feb.28 (ANI): The Child Welfare Service in Stavanger, Norway, has completed its talks with the uncle in the child welfare case concerning two Indian children.

Norway kids custody row: Grandparents meet S.M. Krishna

February 28, 2012 at 12:47 PM

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): The grandparents of children who were taken away by Norway 's Child Protection Services (CPS) in May 2011 and Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Politburo leader Brinda Karat met External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna at his residence here on Tuesday.

Laws being followed by Norway would be called "kidnapping" in India: Sushma

February 27, 2012 at 8:55 PM

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Amid an ongoing controversy surrounding the custody of Indian children in Norway, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Monday said the laws being followed by Norway would be termed kidnapping in India.

Laws being followed by Norway would be called "kidnapping" in India: Sushma

February 27, 2012 at 1:19 PM

New Delhi, Feb 27 (ANI): Amid an ongoing controversy surrounding the custody of Indian children in Norway, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj on Monday said the laws being followed by Norway would be termed kidnapping in India.

Environmental pollutant may up obesity risk

February 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): The levels of the environmental pollutant perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) that mothers have in their blood during pregnancy may increase the risk of obesity in their daughters, a new study has revealed.

Norwegian Govt. urged to expedite process of return of children to India: MEA

February 22, 2012 at 9:49 PM

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Wednesday informed that Government of India has urged the Norwegian Government once again to expedite the process of return of the young children in view of the humanitarian dimension of the issue.

Environmental pollutant may up obesity risk

February 22, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): The levels of the environmental pollutant perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) that mothers have in their blood during pregnancy may increase the risk of obesity in their daughters, a new study has revealed.

Indian-born biologist honoured with Gunnerus Sustainability Award

February 19, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Dr. Kamal Bawa, an Indian-born biologist at the University of Massachusetts Boston, is awarded the Gunnerus Sustainability Award for the year 2012.

Norway child welfare service to review care status of two Indian children

February 17, 2012 at 7:40 PM

New Delhi, Feb.17 (ANI): The Child Welfare Service in Stavanger, Norway, has said that it will evaluate the possible care of Indian children by their uncle at the end of February or in the beginning of March.

India asks Norway to facilitate return of children in fostercare in Norway

February 15, 2012 at 10:02 PM

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Norwegian Ambassador Ann Ollestad was called in by Secretary (West) M.Ganapathi on Wednesday to convey the Government's continued serious concerns regarding the two young children currently placed in foster care by the Norwegian childcare services.

Norway children issue: Brinda Karat seeks Krishna's immediate attention

February 14, 2012 at 3:01 PM

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Brinda Karat, who met External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna here on Tuesday along with the parents of the two Indian children detained by Norway authorities, said she has requested him to intervene in the matter in order to work towards a resolution.

'Extremist preachers radicalising young Muslims in private homes'

February 10, 2012 at 5:49 PM

London, Feb 10(ANI): Extremist preachers are now using private homes to radicalise young Muslims into becoming terrorists, a top British security adviser has said.

Redknapp ready to take England's charge on temporary basis

February 10, 2012 at 12:53 PM

London, Feb 10 (ANI): Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp, who emerged as favourite to succeed Fabio Capello, is interested in taking charge of England for this summer's European Championships, but the Football Association will have to persuade him to lead the team into the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Norway mass killer Anders Breivik wants 'medal of honor' for massacre

February 7, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Oslo, Feb 7 (ANI): Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who claimed the lives of 77 people in twin terror strikes in Oslo on July 22, 2011, told a court that he deserves a 'medal of honor' for the bloodshed.

2G court ruling: India, Norway discuss Telenor case

February 7, 2012 at 9:21 PM

New Delhi, Feb.7 (ANI): Norway's Information Technology Minister Rigmor Aasrud on Tuesday said that she had had a "constructive meeting with Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal".

Norway mass killer Anders Breivik wants 'medal of honor' for massacre

February 7, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Oslo, Feb 7 (ANI): Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who claimed the lives of 77 people in twin terror strikes in Oslo on July 22, 2011, told a court that he deserves a 'medal of honor' for the bloodshed.

2G court ruling: India, Norway discuss Telenor case

February 7, 2012 at 1:21 PM

New Delhi, Feb.7 (ANI): Norway's Information Technology Minister Rigmor Aasrud on Tuesday said that she had had a "constructive meeting with Union Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal".

Norway mass killer Anders Breivik wants to be interviewed by foreign media before trial

February 1, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Oslo, Feb 1 (ANI): Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik wants to give his first interview to a foreign television channel before his trial opens in April, his lawyer has said.

Norway mass killer Anders Breivik wants to be interviewed by foreign media before trial

February 1, 2012 at 4:36 PM

Oslo, Feb 1 (ANI): Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik wants to give his first interview to a foreign television channel before his trial opens in April, his lawyer has said.

Norway court convicts two for terror plot against Danish newspaper

January 31, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Oslo, Jan 31 (ANI): Two Norwegians have been convicted for planning a terrorist attack against a Danish newspaper that had published caricatures of Prophet Muhammad.

51pc cigarette addicts who smoke once a day think they've quit

January 31, 2012 at 8:12 PM

London, Jan 31 (ANI): More than half of smokers, who light up once a day, believe that they have given up on the habit, a new study has revealed.

Norway court convicts two for terror plot against Danish newspaper

January 31, 2012 at 12:44 PM

Oslo, Jan 31 (ANI): Two Norwegians have been convicted for planning a terrorist attack against a Danish newspaper that had published caricatures of Prophet Muhammad.

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