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Polish president appoints new government

Warsaw, Sep 22 (IANS) Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski appointed the new Polish government led by the newly sworn-in Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz at the presidential palace Monday. Replacing Donald Tusk, who would head the European Council, Kopacz became the 14th prime minister of the Third Polish Republic, and the second female politician to hold that post, Xinhua reported. Ap...

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Test results show Chopin's heart in good shape

Warsaw, Sep 18 (IANS) The heart of late Polish composer Frederic Chopin, which was buried in the Holy Cross Church in Warsaw, is in good condition, scientists have confirmed. The scientists, who had done the first non-invasive inspection of the heart, said at a press conference Wednesday that the tests were carried out in April following reports of suspected damage to the buried heart.

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No weapon supply from Poland to Ukraine: Minister

Warsaw, Sep 16 (IANS) Polish Defence Minister Tomasz Siemoniak has said that the country is currently not selling any arms to Ukraine. Siemoniak Monday also said that weapons deliveries might be on the agenda when Ukrainian Defence Minister Valeriy Heletey visits Poland this month, Xinhua reported. On Sunday, Heletey said that a NATO country had agreed to sell weapons to Ukraine ...

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British contractor signs deal for Polish n-plant

Warsaw, Sep 13 (IANS) A Polish nuclear project operator signed an agreement with a British company for them to be the contract engineer for Poland's first nuclear power station. The contract covers at least 10 years and is worth $400 million, Xinhua reported. According to the Polish government, the construction of the first generating bloc in the plant should start by 2020.

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'Blue Hills' music to reverberate in China, Italy, Romania

Guwahati, Sep 8 (IANS) The mesmerising music of the Naga Hills in India's northeast will soon reverberate in China, Italy and Romania. Songs of the Blue Hills, a feature-length documentary on contemporary Naga folk music directed by National Award-winning film critic-turned-filmmaker Utpal Borpujari has been invited to the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival and the Silk Ro...

25 days ago
Poland sends humanitarian aid for Ukrainian soldiers

Warsaw, Aug 28 (IANS) The Polish National Defence Ministry said Wednesday humanitarian aid for Ukrainian troops is already on its way. Poland will provide around 320 tonnes of relief supplies, including food, blankets and mattresses, Xinhua reported. The first convoy, containing around four to five loaded trucks had already left Monday. Once the convoy reaches Lvov, it w...

27 days ago
Bolt ends season early

Zurich, Aug 25 (IANS/CMC) Sprint superstar Usain Bolt has ended his injury-plagued season early after competing in just three races. Organisers of Thursday's Diamond League meeting here have announced that Bolt has withdrawn from the event's 100-metre race and will not compete again this season, reports CMC. The decision comes a day after the Olympic champion and world record hol...

27 days ago
Indian jockey wins Poland's Ladies World Championship

Warsaw, Aug 25 (IANS) Indian jockey Rupa Narpat Singh won a thrilling race to win the Ladies World Championship at the Sluzewicz race course here. It was a fantastic win where 10 women jockeys from various countries were invited to participate and the 32-year-old showed her talent and class to win in tricky rainy conditions. Hats off to Rupa who showed her skill in a such a short time an...

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Indian-origin woman jockey aims big in Poland

Warsaw, Aug 24 (IANS) An Indian-origin woman jockey will make her debut in a race in Poland's Sluzewiec horse race track. Rupa Narpat Singh, who has been riding since the age of four, will Sunday compete with nine rivals in the 13th leg of the Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR), Gulf News reported. The IFAHR is part of the Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Na...

1 month ago
If turned down by UEFA, Legia Warsaw to appeal to CAS

London, Aug 12 (IANS) Polish football club Legia Warsaw has vowed to take its appeal against its Champions League ouster to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland should UEFA reject their plea. Legia beat Celtic 6-1 over two legs in the UEFA third qualifying round but were then punished for fielding the ineligible Bartosz Bereszynski and thrown out of the competition, ac...

1 month ago
Disqualified Legia Warsaw talks of appealing to UEFA

Warsaw, Aug 9 (IANS) Polish football champions Legia Warsaw have asked European football's governing body, UEFA, to explain its decision to disqualify the team from the Champions League for fielding an ineligible player. The club authorities Friday claimed their decision to play Bartosz Bereszynski in their Champions League match against Celtic was an administrative error and they have f...

1 month ago
Three Polish mathematicians honoured for WW-II work

Warsaw, Aug 5 (IANS) Three Polish mathematicians have been honoured with coveted Milestone Award by a world engineers organisation Tuesday for their crucial work that ended World War II. Marian Rejewski, Jerzy Rozycki and Henryk Zygalski were awarded for breaking the codes of the German Enigma cipher machine in 1932, Xinhua reported. During the ceremony at the Warsaw University o...

1 month ago
NATO a tension-maker: Russian minister

Moscow, Aug 5 (IANS/ITAR -TASS) Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) would create tensions with Moscow even if there was no Ukraine crisis. As you know, the NATO has not ceased to expand. It looks for the meaning to exist. Afghanistan helped for some time, Lavrov said. If there is no more Warsaw Pact and Soviet Union, ...

1 month ago
'Kick' - Salman Khan, Sajid Nadiadwala kick up a storm

Film: Kick; Cast: Salman Khan, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Jacqueline Fernandez; Director: Sajid Nadiadwala; Rating: **** Kick toh banta hai, boss! The number of times the word 'kick' kicks into this heady cocktail of comedy and action, you'd think there's no word in the dictionary that gives our hero a greater kick than...well, kick. So, brace yourself for a hero who ...

1 month ago
Poland cancels cultural project with Russia

Warsaw, July 25 (IANS) The Polish government Thursday announced that it has cancelled plans for celebrating Poland Year in Russia and Russia Year in Poland, a cultural project planned for 2015. The decision was taken by the government but both Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski and Culture Minister Malgorzata Omilanowska agreed that in the light of the current political situation and of ...

2 months ago
Bolt will be back on track in Glasgow

Kingston (Jamaica), July 22 (IANS/CMC) Sprint superstar Usain Bolt is set to return to the tracks next month after injury concerns slowed his return this season. Bolt, who has not been seen in competition all season, is set to compete in four events starting with an appearance at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow next month, reports CMC. The Jamaican athlete, the fastest man on earth...

2 months ago
Car runs into tourists in Poland, 22 injured

Warsaw, July 21 (IANS) Twenty-two individuals were injured after a Honda car ran into a group of tourists in Polish seaside resort of Sopot, Xinhua reported Sunday. The incident occurred Saturday midnight as the car first entered the promenade, then ran into the wooden pier and turned back, a media report said. Three suffered serious injuries to the limbs or on skull and face. The d...

2 months ago
Two killed in mid-air plane collision in Poland

Warsaw, July 9 (IANS) Two people were killed and two injured in a mid-air collision of two light aircraft near Radom, central Poland, Wednesday. The crash took place around noon, Xinhua reported citing Polish media. One of the aircraft crash-landed in the small town of Jedlinsk and went up in flames. Its two injured passengers were given help and rescued. The other plane was f...

2 months ago
11 killed in plane crash in Poland

Warsaw, July 6 (IANS) Eleven people died in a plane crash Saturday afternoon in Topolow, near Czestochowa, in southern Poland, authorities said. Only one person survived the crash of the private airplane belonging to a parachuting school close to Czestochowa, some 207 km southwest of Warsaw, Xinhua reported citing a fire services official. Eleven parachutists and a pilot were on boar...

2 months ago
Polish PM asks parliament for vote of confidence

Warsaw, June 26 (IANS) Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk Wednesday asked the Sejm (lower house of parliament) for a vote of confidence for his government. He told MPs that Poland's interests could be jeopardised by the leaked tapes scandal, in which several government ministers' private, and sometimes compromising, conversations were illegally recorded and the tapes released to a Polish wee...

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