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Norway raises COVID-19 vaccine concerns for elderly after 29 deaths

17 Jan 2021

Norway raises COVID-19 vaccine concerns for elderly after 29 deaths

Norway has expressed concern over the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech among older populations as 29 people died after receiving the shot.

India slips on Human Development Index, takes the 131st rank

16 Dec 2020

India slips on Human Development Index, takes the 131st rank

In a worrying piece of news, India slipped on the Human Development Index (HDI), taking the 131st position this year, as compared to the 129th place a year ago.

Audi e-tron becomes the most popular electric SUV in Europe

19 Jul 2020

Audi e-tron becomes the most popular electric SUV in Europe

The Audi e-tron has emerged as the most popular electric SUV in Europe. In Norway, it made up for 92% of all the Audis sold, while in Iceland, the number stood at 93%.

Author Ari Behn, ex-husband of Norway Princess Martha, kills himself

26 Dec 2019

Author Ari Behn, ex-husband of Norway Princess Martha, kills himself

The former son-in-law of Norway's King Harald V has died, announced his manager.

Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Here are the key results

13 Oct 2019

Euro 2020 Qualifiers: Here are the key results

Spain edged closer to Euro 2020 qualification after being held to a 1-1 draw by Norway in the ongoing qualifiers.

Five countries to explore, if you want to travel solo

05 Aug 2019

Five countries to explore, if you want to travel solo

Whether your friends are too busy to join you or you want to cut your social life for a while to seek inner peace, solo travel is never a bad idea.

This mysterious whale could be Russian spy, marine experts claim

30 Apr 2019

This mysterious whale could be Russian spy, marine experts claim

In a weird case, marine experts in Norway are suspecting that a white beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) is a Russian Navy operative.

Samsung leaks Galaxy S10's ad hours before launch

20 Feb 2019

Samsung leaks Galaxy S10's ad hours before launch

In a few hours, Samsung will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Galaxy series with the launch of all-new Galaxy S10 and its siblings.

Norwegian pays Rs. 28,000 for street-haircut in Ahmedabad. Here's why

13 Feb 2019

Norwegian pays Rs. 28,000 for street-haircut in Ahmedabad. Here's why

Small street businessmen in India often hoodwink foreign tourists by charging them over double the original price.

Tea-seller and globetrotter: Story of a 70-year-old Keralite couple

11 Jan 2019

Tea-seller and globetrotter: Story of a 70-year-old Keralite couple

If you think you are too broke to travel the world, you might want to take some tips from this Keralite couple who has traveled to 23 countries just by selling tea and coffee.

Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

24 Dec 2018

Here are world's safest and most-unsafe travel destinations for 2019

As we are stepping into 2019, we have also started making our travel lists.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed United's interim manager

19 Dec 2018

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been appointed United's interim manager

Manchester United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their interim manager after sacking Jose Mourinho.

UN environment chief, under fire for travel expenses, resigns

21 Nov 2018

UN environment chief, under fire for travel expenses, resigns

UN environment chief Erik Solheim resigned yesterday after an audit questioning his huge travel expenses triggered an outcry.

Adil Hussain's film declared Norway's official entry for the Oscars

05 Sep 2018

Adil Hussain's film declared Norway's official entry for the Oscars

Actor Adil Hussain has announced that his film 'What Will People Say' has been declared as the official entry of Norway for the 2019 Academy Awards.

Explainer: What are the different formats of chess?

30 Jul 2018

Explainer: What are the different formats of chess?

Internationally, chess is played in three formats, namely, classical, blitz and rapid; the main difference being time allotted to make a move.

Legendary sprinter Bolt trains with Norwegian top-flight club

30 May 2018

Legendary sprinter Bolt trains with Norwegian top-flight club

Former Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt has started training with Norwegian club Stromsgodset.

French start-up makes world's first hydrogen-powered bike

18 Jan 2018

French start-up makes world's first hydrogen-powered bike

French start-up Pragma Industries is reportedly manufacturing the first hydrogen-powered bicycles in the world called Alpha bikes.

Ahead of crucial rallies, Rahul Gandhi leaves for Norway

26 Aug 2017

Ahead of crucial rallies, Rahul Gandhi leaves for Norway

In a move that has garnered attention, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is leaving for Oslo "for a few days" on the invitation of Norway's Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Nobel Laureate faces public ire for making sexist comment

23 Jun 2017

Nobel Laureate faces public ire for making sexist comment

Always think before you speak and if you are a Nobel Laureate, think more than twice or risk public ire.

Sweden re-introduces military conscription

03 Mar 2017

Sweden re-introduces military conscription

The Swedish government has voted to bring back military conscription. According to sources, service will be made compulsory form 1 January 2018.

Former Norwegian PM detained at US airport over Iran visit

04 Feb 2017

Former Norwegian PM detained at US airport over Iran visit

Kjell Magne Bondoevik, who served as Norway's prime minister from 1997-2000 and 2001-05, said he was detained at an airport in the US earlier this week.

Norway's sovereign wealth fund uncertain about UK property prices

19 Aug 2016

Norway's sovereign wealth fund uncertain about UK property prices

Norway's sovereign wealth fund (SWF), one of the Britain's biggest foreign investors, said that it was uncertain about the value of its property investments in the UK.