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7 days ago
British leaders vote in EU referendum

London, June 23 (IANS) British Prime Minister David Cameron and several other leaders cast their ballots in a historic referendum on whether the country should stay or exit the European Union (EU). Cameron and his wife Samantha voted at the Central Methodist Hall in London. On the way to the voting centre, the Prime Minister ignored questions about the weather, saying only good m...

10 days ago
Poland celebrates Second International Yoga Day

Warsaw, June 19 (IANS) Thousands of people on Sunday celebrated the Second International Yoga Day in Poland, a country where yoga has become a way of life for many Poles. The celebration was not limited to Warsaw, the Polish capital. Many big and small cities also marked the event, reports received here said. Like last year, the main venue in Warsaw was a vast and beautiful park,...

10 days ago
E-cigarettes act as roadblock to smoking

London, June 19 (IANS) E-cigarettes are playing an important role in reducing the likelihood of young people smoking, in many cases acting as a roadblock to combustible tobacco, a new study has found. A new study from British Centre for Substance Use Research, presented at the Global Forum on Nicotine in Warsaw, Poland, showed that majority of participants viewed e-cigarettes as having r...

19 days ago
US expands military role in Afghanistan

Washington, June 11 (IANS) US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has said Washington will play a bigger role in combating Taliban in Afghanistan. Carter's remark signalled the US was going back on its commitment to end its campaign in the Central Asian country, Xinhua reported. The new plan, approved by President Barack Obama, will allow US military commanders to use air power again...

21 days ago
Holocaust victims' belongings uncovered after 50 years in Poland

Warsaw, June 9 (IANS) More than 16,000 personal items belonging to Jews who were held in the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz were uncovered in Poland's capital Warsaw, after 50 years since they were excavated. The long-lost objects, including jewellery, thermometres, empty medicine bottles, watches, buttons and keys, were presented on Wednesday at a press conference at the Auschwitz Museum ...

1 month ago
Javelin thrower Neeraj bags silver but misses Rio cut

Warsaw, May 23 (IANS) Promising javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra missed the Rio Olympics qualification mark even after bagging the silver medal at the Zygmunta Selesta Memorial here on Monday. Neeraj, who threw 79.73 metres to earn the silver, fell short of the Olympics qualification standard for men's javelin of 83 metres, although the 19-year-old threw another 81 metres which was declared...

1 month ago
Javelin throwers seek Olympics qualification in Halle, Warsaw meets

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) India's leading javelin throwers will be chasing their 2016 Olympics berth in two different qualification competitions to be held in Halle (Germany) and Warsaw (Poland) on May 21. The athletes are currently training at the Olympics Training Centre in Spala, Poland. Neeraj Chopra, the promising 18-year-old athlete who came close to achieving the Olympics ...

1 month ago
Requiem for the 'Jump-Jet'

The Indian Navy (IN) will bid farewell to its carrier-borne jump-jet the Sea Harrier on May 11 in Goa. It will be a nostalgic moment for those who were associated with this very distinctive fighter aircraft. When the navy's elegant, first-generation Sea Hawk fighter grew old and weary in the late 1970s, having proved its mettle in the 1971 war for Bangladesh, a search was mounted for a s...

1 month ago
Poland celebrates 225th anniversary of Europe's first constitution

Warsaw, May 4 (IANS) Poland on Tuesday celebrated 225th anniversary of Third May Constitution, the second constitution in the world and the first such document in Europe. The Constitution, adopted on May 3, 1791, was the first written constitution in modern Europe, Xinhua reported. Commemorative celebrations gathered Polish authorities, including President of Poland, Andrzej Duda...

2 months ago
Merkel calls for continuous dialogue with Russia

Berlin, April 30 (IANS) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for continuous dialogue with Moscow, despite Berlin's consideration of a deployment to NATO's eastern borders. It is also Germany's concern to strengthen the security of all eastern member states, Merkel said on Friday during a joint press conference with visiting Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis, highlighting a str...

2 months ago
Kerry reiterates US support to Afghan forces

Kabul, April 10 (IANS) The visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday reiterated the US support to Afghan security forces and the people of Afghanistan. The US remains fully committed to the mission to train, advice and to assist the Afghan security forces as they combat the insurgency to protect their people, Xinhua quoted Kerry as saying in a joint press briefing with Afghan...

4 months ago
Google, TechHub join hands to boost 'Startup India' initiative

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Internet giant Google and global community for tech entrepreneurs TechHub on Wednesday announced their global partnership that will benefit startups from India for the first time. The partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs will bring more opportunities to TechHub's 700-plus tech startups around the world including India, said a statement released here. ...

4 months ago
Polish deputy PM to attend Make in India event in Mumbai

Warsaw, Feb 11 (IANS) A delegation led by Polish Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Glinski will attend an event in Mumbai on February 13 to boost Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Make in India initiative. Glinski will meet Modi during his visit and will invite to pay a state visit to Poland. No Indian prime minister has visited Poland since Morarji Desai in 1979. Before that both Jawahar...

5 months ago
Bangladesh keen for joint basin management with India: Envoy

Agartala, Jan 29 (IANS) Bangladesh is keen to set up a joint basin management system with India for equitable use of waters of the common rivers, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India Syed Muazzem Ali said here on Friday. Bangladesh government wanted to set up a joint basin management method with India for reasonable use of waters of the common rivers flowing between the two countries, A...

5 months ago
Indian Republic Day celebrated in Poland

Warsaw, Jan 27 (IANS) The Indian community in the Polish capital celebrated the country's Republic Day in great spirit despite a biting cold and rains. Indians on Tuesday assembled at the newly built Indian embassy in great numbers, many coming from other cities such as Krakow and Gdansk. Indian ambassador to Poland Ajay Bisaria unfurled the tricolour and read out President Prana...

6 months ago
Reality tales: Indian stories with universal appeal go globe-trotting

New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) It has been a big year for small budget, independent as well as regional films, with stories rooted in Indian culture but with universal appeal, going on a global trail. The growing understanding of Indian cinema beyong Bollywood has been the game-changer, say industry experts, adding that the road ahead will only get better with time. Powerful content stirred up...

6 months ago
Ukraine to get $1.2 bn in loans from Poland

Kiev, Dec 16 (IANS) Kiev will get a total of 1.1 billion euros (about $1.2 billion) in loans from Poland for infrastructure and trade development projects, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced here on Tuesday. Speaking at a joint briefing with visiting Polish President Andrzej Duda, Poroshenko said that of the total funding, Warsaw pledged about $110 million for Ukraine's borde...

7 months ago
NATO to maintain 12,000 troops in Afghanistan in 2016

Brussels, Dec 1 (IANS) NATO on Tuesday agreed to maintain the current 12,000 troops in Afghanistan through 2016. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg declared at a press conference: We agreed to sustain the presence of our Resolute Support Mission, including in the regions of Afghanistan, during 2016. This will be approximately 12,000 troops, Xinhua reported. The NATO-led Inte...

7 months ago
Google Glass helps cardiologists open blocked heart artery

London, Nov 20 (IANS) In a world's first, a group of cardiologists has successfully used the eye-wearable device Google Glass to guide the opening up of a chronically blocked right coronary artery in the cardiac cath lab. Cardiologists from the Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland's capital city, successfully restored blood flow in the occluded right coronary artery of a 49-year-old m...

7 months ago
Google Glass helps cardiologists open blocked heart artery

London, Nov 20 (IANS) In a world's first, a group of cardiologists has successfully used the eye-wearable device Google Glass to guide the opening up of a chronically blocked right coronary artery in the cardiac cath lab. Cardiologists from the Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw, Poland's capital city, successfully restored blood flow in the occluded right coronary artery of a 49-year-old m...

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