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Healthcare workers move a Covid-19 patient to the Motol hospital in Prague, Czech Republic. Given the spread, the health ministry imposed a travel ban to several African and South American countries after the new S. African variant. (AP/ File photo)

Czech Republic bans travel to South Africa, Brazil due to Covid-19 variants

Reuters, Prague
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 06:06 AM IST
The health ministry said the travel ban would be in effect from Feb. 26 to April 11, with some exceptions. It includes countries such as Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania and others.
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Germany tightens border checks, cancels Easter vacations to curb Covid-19 spread(Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash)
Germany tightens border checks, cancels Easter vacations to curb Covid-19 spread(Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash)

Germany tightens border checks, cancels Easter vacations to curb Covid-19 spread

PTI
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2021 05:06 PM IST
The new restrictions that took effect at midnight limit entry from those areas to German citizens and residents, truck drivers, transport and health service staff and a few others, who have to register online and show a negative coronavirus test.
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Glass Christmas tree decorations shaped like pigs.(REUTERS)
Glass Christmas tree decorations shaped like pigs.(REUTERS)

Traditional golden pig Christmas ornaments in Czech Republic get masks. See pics

By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Dvur Kralove Nad Labem, Czech Republic
PUBLISHED ON DEC 03, 2020 02:37 PM IST
According to custom, the pigs bring good luck and happiness.
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Police has now urged people to return the gun if they find it anywhere (representational image).(Unsplash)
Police has now urged people to return the gun if they find it anywhere (representational image).(Unsplash)

Deer turns tables on hunter, runs away with gun

By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Prague
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 11:31 PM IST
The deer, frightened by a dog, ran toward one of the hunting party, tore his sleeve and caught a strap of a 0.22 Hornet rifle on his antlers.
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The Kolkata Young Reader’s Tramcar has been jointly developed by the West Bengal Transport Corporation and Apeejay Anand Children’s Library and will have around 1,000 books.(PHORO CREDIT: WBTC)
The Kolkata Young Reader’s Tramcar has been jointly developed by the West Bengal Transport Corporation and Apeejay Anand Children’s Library and will have around 1,000 books.(PHORO CREDIT: WBTC)

Library for children on tram to be launched in Kolkata

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON NOV 14, 2020 11:41 AM IST
Kolkata has the only existing tramways in India. The Kolkata Tramways have been operating since 1873 when the first tram pulled by horses started operations.
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Empty tables are pictured in front of the bull and bear statues outside Frankfurt's stock exchange as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak continues in Frankfurt, Germany on October 29, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Empty tables are pictured in front of the bull and bear statues outside Frankfurt's stock exchange as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak continues in Frankfurt, Germany on October 29, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

By R Sukumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 05:09 AM IST
The second wave of Covid-19 infections in Europe has been gathering momentum for weeks now.
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Police patrol near illuminated take away food outlets as new coronavirus measures come into force for bars and restaurants, at night in Paris, France on October 6, 2020.(Bloomberg Photo)
Police patrol near illuminated take away food outlets as new coronavirus measures come into force for bars and restaurants, at night in Paris, France on October 6, 2020.(Bloomberg Photo)

Europe battles to contain Covid-19 as cases spike in Spain, France

By Bloomberg| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 01:33 PM IST
Politicians at the national level are leaning on local authorities to take the lead in limiting late-night activity in cities and towns, as they fear the economic impact of more wide-ranging measures. That’s led to more severe restrictions in several European cities.
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File image of tennis balls.(Getty Images)
File image of tennis balls.(Getty Images)

ATP allows four new events for 2020, WTA adds Czech tournament

By Reuters | London
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2020 08:36 AM IST
Four new tournaments were added to the provisional ATP calendar for the remainder of the 2020 season while the WTA added an event in the Czech Republic in October
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Czech Senate speaker Milos Vystrcil is escorted by Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (R) to a press conference at the foreign ministry in Taipei on 3 September 2020(AFP)
Czech Senate speaker Milos Vystrcil is escorted by Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu (R) to a press conference at the foreign ministry in Taipei on 3 September 2020(AFP)

Taiwan denounces China’s ‘vulgar threats’ towards Czech speaker

By Reuters | Taipei
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 02:18 PM IST
Milos Vystrcil declared himself to be Taiwanese in a speech at Taiwan’s parliament on Tuesday, channelling the US President John F Kennedy’s defiance of communism in Berlin in 1963
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STAND TOGETHER: Members of the Belarus diaspora and Ukrainian activists with smoke grenades during a rally in Kiev.
STAND TOGETHER: Members of the Belarus diaspora and Ukrainian activists with smoke grenades during a rally in Kiev.

Belarus frees protesters; EU weighs action

By Agencies | Brussels
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 04:55 AM IST
At least nine European Union countries and the bloc’s executive arm have called for new sanctions on Belarus ahead of emergency talks among member states on Friday.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(Reuters photo)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(Reuters photo)

Mike Pompeo opens anti-China, anti-Russia tour in Czech Republic

By Associated Press | Posted by Niyati Singh | Prague
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 05:25 PM IST
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the Czech Republic at the start of a four-nation tour of central and eastern Europe expected to focus on threats to the region posed by Russia and China.
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(FILES) This file photo taken on September 28, 2019 shows Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus posing with the trophy after her victory in the women's singles final match against Alison Riske of the US at the Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan. - The stuttering tennis season suffers a major blow as all top-level tournaments in China in 2020 are cancelled, including the WTA Finals, following a government edict against international sports to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus. (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP)(AFP)
(FILES) This file photo taken on September 28, 2019 shows Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus posing with the trophy after her victory in the women's singles final match against Alison Riske of the US at the Wuhan Open tennis tournament in Wuhan. - The stuttering tennis season suffers a major blow as all top-level tournaments in China in 2020 are cancelled, including the WTA Finals, following a government edict against international sports to prevent a resurgence of the coronavirus. (Photo by HECTOR RETAMAL / AFP)(AFP)

Sabalenka advances in Lexington as WTA Tour returns to US

By Reuters | Los Angeles
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 07:38 AM IST
Rounding out the day’s action at the outdoor, hardcourt tournament, Czech Republic’s Marie Bouzkova upset world number 15 Johanna Konta 6-4 6-4.
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An artist's impression depicts the orbits of the two stars and the black hole in the HR 6819 triple system, made up of an inner binary with one star (orbit in blue) and a newly discovered black hole (orbit in red), as well as a third star in a wider orbit (also in blue), in this image released on May 6, 2020.(via REUTERS)
An artist's impression depicts the orbits of the two stars and the black hole in the HR 6819 triple system, made up of an inner binary with one star (orbit in blue) and a newly discovered black hole (orbit in red), as well as a third star in a wider orbit (also in blue), in this image released on May 6, 2020.(via REUTERS)

Closest black hole to Earth has two partners in surprising celestial marriage

By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Washington
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 01:13 PM IST
Black holes are extraordinarily dense objects possessing gravitational pulls so powerful that not even light can escape.
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A number of countries have complained about faulty masks and other products exported by China, mostly for use by medical workers and vulnerable groups.(AP)
A number of countries have complained about faulty masks and other products exported by China, mostly for use by medical workers and vulnerable groups.(AP)

Coronavirus update: China seizes over 89 million shoddy face masks

By Agence France-Presse | Beijing
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 03:28 PM IST
Demand for protective equipment has soared as nations across the globe battle the deadly coronavirus, which has infected around 2.9 million people.
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File image of Sharath Kamal Achanta.(Getty Images)
File image of Sharath Kamal Achanta.(Getty Images)

Indian men’s TT team’s Olympic qualification bid ends with loss to Czech Republic

By Press Trust of India | Gondomar
UPDATED ON JAN 26, 2020 06:51 PM IST
The Indian team will now hope to make the cut during the Asian Olympic qualification tournament to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from April 6 to 12.
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Petra Kvitova in action during her match against Australia's Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)
Petra Kvitova in action during her match against Australia's Ashleigh Barty.(REUTERS)

Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep driven by Australian Open heartbreak

By Reuters | Melbourne
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2020 02:01 PM IST
Petra Kvitova was down a set and a break to Naomi Osaka and facing three match points when she fought back to level the final and force a decider before the two-time Wimbledon champion eventually fell 7-6(2) 5-7 6-4.
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Japan's Naomi Osaka attends a news conference(REUTERS)
Japan's Naomi Osaka attends a news conference(REUTERS)

Tennis: ‘I almost died,’ says Osaka after paddleboard mishap

By Reuters | Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2020 10:49 AM IST
The 22-year-old world number four, who begins the season at the Brisbane International this week, said they had been on vacation in the Turks and Caicos Islands when the incident happened.
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An Indian businessman extradited to the US from the Czech Republic has admitted in a federal court that he illegally imported to the US pharmaceutical drugs. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
An Indian businessman extradited to the US from the Czech Republic has admitted in a federal court that he illegally imported to the US pharmaceutical drugs. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Indian businessman extradited to US admits to drug smuggling charges

By Indo Asian News Service | New York
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2019 09:34 AM IST
Jeetendra Harish Belani, 37, of Nagpur made the admission in the Pittsburgh federal court before Chief Federal District Judge Mark Hornak on Monday, federal prosecutor Scott Brady said.
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Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic celebrates winning against Fabio Fognini of Italy.(REUTERS)
Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic celebrates winning against Fabio Fognini of Italy.(REUTERS)

Tomas Berdych to announce retirement on Saturday

By Agence France-Presse | Prague
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 09:09 PM IST
Berdych’s father Martin broke the news to the Czech tabloid Blesk on Wednesday and Berdych himself then recorded a tweet confirming the retirement.
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Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov before the match.(REUTERS)
Bulgaria coach Krasimir Balakov before the match.(REUTERS)

Bulgaria to play game behind closed doors, fined after England racism

By Agence France-Presse | Paris
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2019 09:10 PM IST
The disciplinary arm of European football’s governing body also ordered Bulgaria to play a second match behind closed doors, but that punishment is suspended for a “probationary period” of two years.
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Kasun Rajitha in action.(Twitter)
Kasun Rajitha in action.(Twitter)

Australia vs Sri Lanka: Kasun Rajitha concedes most runs in T20I history against Australia

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2019 11:44 AM IST
The batsmen were particularly brutal against fast bowler Kasun Rajitha who ended up conceding 75 runs off his four overs - the most expensive figures in a T20I ever.
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A police officer is seen outside the headquarters of the Bulgarian Football Union.(Reuters)
A police officer is seen outside the headquarters of the Bulgarian Football Union.(Reuters)

Bulgaria police hold six over racist abuse at England match

By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 09:43 PM IST
Hadzhiev added that so far 15 people have been singled out via CCTV at the Vasil Levski National Stadium as being suspected of directing abuse against England’s black players.
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England's Jordan Pickford and Harry Maguire react.(Reuters)
England's Jordan Pickford and Harry Maguire react.(Reuters)

Euro 2020 Qualifiers Roundup: England suffer shock 2-1 defeat to Czech Republic

By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 08:04 AM IST
Substitute Zdenek Ondrasek swept home the winner on his debut for the hosts on 85 minutes, a goal that ended England’s decade-long unbeaten run in qualifying spanning 43 matches.
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England Manager Gareth Southgate(Getty Images)
England Manager Gareth Southgate(Getty Images)

England to walk off on racial abuse in Euro 2020 qualifiers

By Indo Asian News Service | London
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 11:02 AM IST
Last month, England manager Gareth Southgate has said that racism is a concern and needs planning.
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A file photo of Karolina Pliskova (CZE).(USA TODAY Sports)
A file photo of Karolina Pliskova (CZE).(USA TODAY Sports)

Ashleigh Barty’s number one spot under pressure from Karolina Pliskova

By Agence France-Presse | Paris
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 04:54 PM IST
Ashleigh Barty heads into her first round match against Caroline Garcia at the Wuhan Open with a 321-point lead over Karolina Pliskova in the rankings.
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England's Ross Barkley in action with Kosovo's Anel Raskaj and Besar Halimi.(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Ross Barkley in action with Kosovo's Anel Raskaj and Besar Halimi.(Action Images via Reuters)

Attacking Kosovo provide breath of fresh air against England

By Reuters | London
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 05:44 PM IST
Kosovo gave England a real fright. They took the lead after 35 seconds and after shipping five first-half goals, recovered to win the second half 2-0.
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File photo of Tajinderpal Singh Toor of India.(Getty Images)
File photo of Tajinderpal Singh Toor of India.(Getty Images)

Asian Games gold medallist Tajinderpal Singh Toor wins silver in Czech Republic

By PTI
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 10:39 PM IST
Tajinder, who was awarded with the Arjuna Award this year, couldn’t meet the World Championship standard but his efforts were good enough to earn him a silver medal
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India's Srihari Nataraj competes at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.(AP)
India's Srihari Nataraj competes at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia.(AP)

Srihari Nataraj breaks record again, finishes sixth in World Junior Swimming Championships

By HTC & Agencies | Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 11:39 PM IST
Srihari had on Thursday twice broken the national record in 50m backstroke. He clocked 25.52s in the semis after shaving 0.2 seconds off his national record in the heats.
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A file photo of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)
A file photo of Hima Das.(Getty Images for IAAF)

Hima Das to target Worlds slot in international meets

By Sharad Deep | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 12:13 AM IST
Hima Das’ name figures in the eight-member list of participants from Assam for the four-day Inter State Championship here but her coach Nipon Das said the ‘Dhing Express’ will not participate.
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A file photo of Indian tennis player Ankita Raina.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Indian tennis player Ankita Raina.(Getty Images)

Ankita progresses to 2nd round at US Open qualifying, Ramkumar ousted

By Press Trust of India | New York
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 11:16 PM IST
The 194th ranked Ankita was up against a higher-ranked player but prevailed 6-1 1-6 6-2 for her second win against the Belgian on the Pro Tour.
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