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Greek police recover 5th century BC ancient marble statue of Athens temple

  • An exceptional work of art, an ancient marble statue, has been recovered by Greek police which is believed to have once adorned a temple on Athens’ famed Acropolis or the slopes around it
Greek police recover 5th century BC ancient marble statue of Athens temple(Photo by Patty Apostolides on Unsplash)
Greek police recover 5th century BC ancient marble statue of Athens temple(Photo by Patty Apostolides on Unsplash)
Updated on Mar 21, 2021 06:10 PM IST
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Greek archaeologists unearth mini bronze bull idol in ancient Olympia by chance

With one of its horns sticking out of the ground after heavy rainfall, the statuette was found intact, close to the temple of ancient Greek god Zeus at Olympia, the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games.
This 2,500-year-old bronze bull idol that was unearthed at the archaeological site of Olympia.(via REUTERS)
This 2,500-year-old bronze bull idol that was unearthed at the archaeological site of Olympia.(via REUTERS)
Published on Mar 20, 2021 10:26 AM IST
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Loved Sara Ali Khan’s bold playsuit at Manish Malhotra’s party? Here’s its cost

  • Sara Ali Khan’s white ruffle cold-shoulder playsuit at Manish Malhotra’s house party last month made jaws drop in awe and set the mercury soaring but the good news is that you can add the ravishing ensemble to your vacay wardrobe too without burning a hole in your pocket
Loved Sara Ali Khan’s bold playsuit at Manish Malhotra’s party? Here’s its cost(Instagram/saraalikhan__arabfc)
Loved Sara Ali Khan’s bold playsuit at Manish Malhotra’s party? Here’s its cost(Instagram/saraalikhan__arabfc)
Updated on Mar 03, 2021 01:55 PM IST
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Greek city to use Christmas money for more ICU beds

The daily number of cases in the country’s second-largest city, Thessaloniki, remains higher than those reported in greater Athens — an area with a population more than three times larger.
A child look at Christmas decoration at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, in Athens.(AP)
A child look at Christmas decoration at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, in Athens.(AP)
Published on Dec 03, 2020 07:28 PM IST
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Thessaloniki, Greece | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

Bust of ancient Greek god fished out during Athens sewage works

The head is in the style of famed Greek sculpture Alcamenes, who flourished in the second half of fifth century B.C.
In this undated photo, provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, a head of the ancient god Hermes is pictured after being found during sewage works in central Athens. The ministry said Sunday that the head, depicting Hermes at a
In this undated photo, provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, a head of the ancient god Hermes is pictured after being found during sewage works in central Athens. The ministry said Sunday that the head, depicting Hermes at a "mature age", one of many that served as street markers in ancient Athens, appears to be from around 300 BC, that is, either from the late 4th century BC, or the early 3rd century.(AP)
Published on Nov 16, 2020 10:25 AM IST
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ATHENS, Greece | By Associated Press | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury

Anchorage mayor resigns after allegations to texting sexual messages to underage girl surfaces

The unfolding scandal surrounding Berkowitz began when Athens accused Berkowitz, 58, of sending sexual messages and images to at least one underage girl.
Anchorage, Alaska Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has resigned.(AP)
Anchorage, Alaska Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has resigned.(AP)
Updated on Oct 14, 2020 02:11 PM IST
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Anchorage, Alaska, US | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar

Elderly couple and baby dead as storm hits Greek island

Heavy rain started falling at about midnight Saturday and firefighters responded to over 50 fires caused by lightning. The fire service said it was also called to rescue dozens of people and help many others drain flooded homes.
Lightnings strike over the island of Evia as seen from the town of Artemida, Greece(REUTERS)
Lightnings strike over the island of Evia as seen from the town of Artemida, Greece(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 09, 2020 03:23 PM IST
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Athens | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh

‘Things were very different then,’ Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore recalls 2004 Olympics triumph

Rathore said that he was determined to win a medal if he went to the Olympics as there was a lot of negativity around India at the Olympics due to the country’s poor record.
File image of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.(PTI)
File image of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore.(PTI)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 04:25 PM IST
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New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service

Greeks return to beaches in heatwave, but keep their umbrellas apart

Greeks flocked to the seaside on Saturday when more than 500 beaches reopened, as the country sought to walk the fine line between protecting people from COVID-19 while reviving the tourism sector that many depend on for their livelihoods.
For many people, it was their first foray into a big public venue since Greece began easing its lockdown earlier this month, and it also coincided with the first heatwave of the year.(Unsplash)
For many people, it was their first foray into a big public venue since Greece began easing its lockdown earlier this month, and it also coincided with the first heatwave of the year.(Unsplash)
Published on May 16, 2020 05:59 PM IST
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Athens | By Reuters| Posted by Kabir Bhandari

Lockdown challenge: Tarundeep Rai builds muscles to maintain shape for third Olympics

The postponement of the Tokyo Games was a bitter pill to swallow for the two-time World Championship silver medallist as he will get one year older when he takes the field for his third Olympics.
File image of Tarundeep Rai.(PTI)
File image of Tarundeep Rai.(PTI)
Updated on Apr 04, 2020 04:54 PM IST
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Kolkata | By HT Correspondent

Covid-19: Watch how the bustling world came to an eerie halt

<p>The Coronavirus pandemic has brought many cities around the world to a grinding halt. Rome remained silent as lockdown continued amid Covid-19 outbreak. Streets were deserted in Coronavirus-hit Italy's capital city. Italy is one of the worst hit countries in Europe. The Greek city of Athens also appeared near-empty on 21 March 2020. Spain's Madrid also remained silent taking heed of social distancing directives. Residents of Turkey's Istanbul also stayed away from the streets. A crossing at US-Mexico border was spotted virtually empty. The border was closed to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.</p>

The Coronavirus pandemic has brought many cities around the world to a grinding halt. Rome remained silent as lockdown continued amid Covid-19 outbreak. Streets were deserted in Coronavirus-hit Italy's capital city. Italy is one of the worst hit countries in Europe. The Greek city of Athens also appeared near-empty on 21 March 2020. Spain's Madrid also remained silent taking heed of social distancing directives. Residents of Turkey's Istanbul also stayed away from the streets. A crossing at US-Mexico border was spotted virtually empty. The border was closed to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.

Updated on Mar 22, 2020 08:16 PM IST
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The roots of the US-China rivalry | Opinion

The theatres of conflict include trade, geopolitics, technology, climate, and political values
An assertive China and an unpredictable US make geopolitics uncertain(AP)
An assertive China and an unpredictable US make geopolitics uncertain(AP)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 07:33 PM IST
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With a nod from parliament, Greece gets first female president

In an unusual demonstration of harmony in the fractious world of Greek politics,top judge Katerina Sakellaropoulou was backed by 261 MPs in the 300-member parliament.
Katerina Sakellaropoulou, 64 will succeed Prokopis Pavlopoulos as the first female president of Greece.(AP Image)
Katerina Sakellaropoulou, 64 will succeed Prokopis Pavlopoulos as the first female president of Greece.(AP Image)
Updated on Jan 22, 2020 03:57 PM IST
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Athens | By Reuters

Lewandowski double earns Bayern comeback win at Olympiakos

Lewandowski scored for his 12th game in a row to leave him with 18 goals in 13 games in all competitions so far this season.
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski celebrates(AP)
Bayern's Robert Lewandowski celebrates(AP)
Published on Oct 23, 2019 09:31 AM IST
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Athens | By AFP

‘Coach, athlete should have same goals’: Anju Bobby George

Anju started with a modest jump of 6.61m. It was in her fifth attempt that she recorded 6.70m, which fetched her bronze. It is India’s only medal at the world championships to date.
Anju Bobby George is the only Indian to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships(AMAL KS / HINDUSTAN TIMES)
Anju Bobby George is the only Indian to win a medal at the World Athletics Championships(AMAL KS / HINDUSTAN TIMES)
Updated on Oct 09, 2019 08:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Navneet Singh

How hatred is dividing our societies | Analysis

People are consumed by violent impulses across countries. The State and citizens must stop this
Innocent people are becoming victims of violence. It is clear that it is not politics, but a vicious fury, that is driving the mob(REUTERS)
Innocent people are becoming victims of violence. It is clear that it is not politics, but a vicious fury, that is driving the mob(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 23, 2019 08:09 PM IST
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By Shashi Shekhar

This Greek island wants to pay people to live there. Are you interested?

Antikythera Island, which is a 45-minutes plane ride from Athens, is home to just 24 people.
Officials are looking for families with more than three children to relocate to this island.(Twitter/@fotjou)
Officials are looking for families with more than three children to relocate to this island.(Twitter/@fotjou)
Published on Jul 04, 2019 07:28 PM IST
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By HT Corespondent

Travel: The Serbian melting pot

In Novi Sad, Serbia’s second largest city, life is slow and beautiful
The Petrovaradin Fortress, designed by a French architect, was built by the Habsburgs to control the land along the river and block the Ottomans(Kalpana Sunder)
The Petrovaradin Fortress, designed by a French architect, was built by the Habsburgs to control the land along the river and block the Ottomans(Kalpana Sunder)
Updated on May 26, 2019 07:52 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Kalpana Sunder

IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant gives cricket lessons to Olympic legend Michael Phelps - Watch

Michael Phelps is regarded as the greatest Olympian of all time, having won 28 medals, including 23 gold across four Olympics from Athens 2004 to Rio 2016 in various swimming events
Rishabh Pant and Michael Phelps.(Twitter/DelhiCapitals)
Rishabh Pant and Michael Phelps.(Twitter/DelhiCapitals)
Updated on Apr 25, 2020 09:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Man killed on Moscow runway after being hit by plane during take-off

A 25-year-old somehow ended up on the runway where “a Boeing 737 plane inflicted deadly injuries on him during takeoff,” the Russian Investigative Committee said on Twitter.
A man was killed on the runway at Moscow’s largest airport when he was hit by a plane that was taking off, Russian investigators said Wednesday.(Representative image)
A man was killed on the runway at Moscow’s largest airport when he was hit by a plane that was taking off, Russian investigators said Wednesday.(Representative image)
Updated on Nov 21, 2018 02:31 PM IST
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Moscow | By Agence France-Presse

Skirt-wearing, selfie-attracting elite guard unit of Greece turns 150

The Greek guard unit called Evzones turned 150 this year. They are now ceremonial but when founded in 1868, in the early years of the modern Greek state, they were a crack light infantry.
Presidential guards, called
Presidential guards, called "Evzones", march in central Athens on 23 September 2018 , as participating in Sunday's change of guards.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 03:35 PM IST
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Athens | By Agence France-Presse

Two sides, same Crete

The largest island in Greece offers two distinct experiences on its Eastern and Western coasts, each worth discovering on its own
Crete is the largest island in Greece, where your martini would cost 4 euros, as opposed to 10 in Santorini(Shutterstock)
Crete is the largest island in Greece, where your martini would cost 4 euros, as opposed to 10 in Santorini(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 08:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Surabhi Damodaran-Grover

Ability to suffer and endure pain led me to my goal, says Abhinav Bindra

Olympics come every four years but aspiring medallists must have the same amount of enthusiasm day in and day out.
Abhivav Bindra was recently appointed a member of IOC’s elite Athletes’ Commission.(HT Photo)
Abhivav Bindra was recently appointed a member of IOC’s elite Athletes’ Commission.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2018 06:40 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ajai Masand

Death toll from Greek wildfire reaches 91 as village grieves

Fire officials in Greece raised the death toll from a wildfire that raged through a coastal area east of Athens to 91 and reported that 25 people were missing Sunday
Mati : In this Monday, July 23, 2018 image from video provided by Elia Kallia, people escaping wildfires wade into the waters of the
Mati : In this Monday, July 23, 2018 image from video provided by Elia Kallia, people escaping wildfires wade into the waters of the "Silver Coast" beach in Mati, Greece.(AP)
Updated on Jul 30, 2018 01:46 AM IST
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Mati | By Associated Press

Of poses and hashtags: Travelling has changed since Instagram took over

As tourists roam the world selfie sticks in hand, journeys becomes the casualty
Selfie travelling is a competitive sport(iStock)
Selfie travelling is a competitive sport(iStock)
Updated on Jul 15, 2018 04:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Shunali Shroff

Indian hockey team dangerous but inconsistent: Mark Knowles

Former Australia captain Mark Knowles feels the Indian men’s hockey team needs to perform consistently in order to win major titles.
The India men’s hockey team has secured wins over Pakistan and Argentina in the ongoing Champions Trophy.(Hockey India/Frank Uijlenbroek)
The India men’s hockey team has secured wins over Pakistan and Argentina in the ongoing Champions Trophy.(Hockey India/Frank Uijlenbroek)
Updated on Jun 25, 2018 08:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar

Family of musicians recreates ancient Greek sounds and instruments

in Athens, a family of musicians, Lyravlos have recreated exact replicas of the ancient instruments from natural materials including animal shells, bones, hides and horns.
Reconstructed ancient instruments are seen at the National Archaeological Museum before a concert in Athens, Greece.(REUTERS)
Reconstructed ancient instruments are seen at the National Archaeological Museum before a concert in Athens, Greece.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 22, 2018 11:23 AM IST
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‘Yoga Se Hi Hoga’ - Virender Sehwag posts cheeky tweet on International Yoga Day

Virender Sehwag took to Twitter to make a funny comment on the occasion of International Yoga Day.
Virender Sehwag posted a cheeky tweet on Thursday to celebrate International Yoga Day.(AFP)
Virender Sehwag posted a cheeky tweet on Thursday to celebrate International Yoga Day.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 21, 2018 11:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Ankit Kumar Singh

Athens Pride celebrates same-sex history of the Greek capital

Athens Pride 2018 is a week-long celebration of the Greek city’s same-sex history and will feature bike rides, street parties, parades and awareness seminars.
The walking tour through the capital’s same-sex landmarks is the inaugural event of Athens Pride 2018.(Shutterstock)
The walking tour through the capital’s same-sex landmarks is the inaugural event of Athens Pride 2018.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jun 04, 2018 12:31 PM IST
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