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Dozens of skaters took to the frozen surface of Amsterdam's historic Prinsengracht canal.(AP)

People skate on frozen surface of historic Prinsengracht canal in Amsterdam

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 08:38 PM IST
It was the first time since 2018 that skating was possible on Amsterdam’s historic Prinsengracht canal.
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Representational image.
Representational image.

Dutch primary schools to reopen in first easing of corona measures in months

Reuters, Amsterdam
PUBLISHED ON FEB 01, 2021 11:03 AM IST
All schools and non-essential stores in the Netherlands have been closed since mid-December, following the shutdown of bars and restaurants two months earlier, in a bid to limit the COVID-19 epidemic.
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Europe began its vaccination drive on December 27 but it has had an uneven start as cases continue to surge across the continent and worldwide, with the World Bank warning that rising infections and delays in vaccine distribution could limit the global economic recovery to just 1.6% this year.(REUTERS (Representative Image))
Europe began its vaccination drive on December 27 but it has had an uneven start as cases continue to surge across the continent and worldwide, with the World Bank warning that rising infections and delays in vaccine distribution could limit the global economic recovery to just 1.6% this year.(REUTERS (Representative Image))

Netherlands play catch-up in Europe’s patchy Covid-19 vaccine drive

By Reuters | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Veghel, The Netherlands
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:51 PM IST
The Dutch government has faced a public outcry after being left behind in the race to defeat the viral pandemic, and finally launched its vaccination drive on Wednesday morning.
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The first doses were planned to go to healthcare personnel in homes for the elderly, home care nurses and people working in care homes for the disabled, rather than emergency care workers as well.(Reuters representative image)
The first doses were planned to go to healthcare personnel in homes for the elderly, home care nurses and people working in care homes for the disabled, rather than emergency care workers as well.(Reuters representative image)

Netherlands to vaccinate emergency care workers as soon as possible

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma | The Hague
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 06:05 PM IST
The government had previously said its national vaccination campaign would start on Jan. 8, the latest date for any EU country.
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A passenger walks at Fiumicino airport after the Italian government announced all flights to and from the UK will be suspended over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus in Rome on December 20, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
A passenger walks at Fiumicino airport after the Italian government announced all flights to and from the UK will be suspended over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus in Rome on December 20, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

Several EU nations halt UK flights, fearing Covid-19 variant

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | Berlin
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 11:26 PM IST
Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Italy all announced restrictions on UK travel, hours after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that Christmas shopping and gatherings in southern England must be cancelled because of rapidly spreading infections blamed on the new coronavirus variant.
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Netherlands ban flights from UK after detecting new coronavirus strain(Reuters)
Netherlands ban flights from UK after detecting new coronavirus strain(Reuters)

Netherlands to stop flights coming from UK after finding new and more infectious coronavirus strain

By Reuters | Posted by Nishtha Grover
UPDATED ON DEC 20, 2020 11:37 AM IST
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson along with scientists recently revealed that they have detected a new strain of the novel coronavirus in Britain and it is 70% more infectious. As a result, Netherlands has put a ban on all flights coming from the UK.
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A Covid-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A Covid-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Netherlands aims to begin Pfizer-BioNTech shots by January 8, says health minister

By Associated Press | Posted by Karan Manral | The Hague
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 10:33 AM IST
Dutch Health minister Hugo de Jonge said that health authorities have developed a plan he described as “careful, safe and responsible.”
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A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a restitution case brought by heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was bought by the city of Amsterdam at an auction in 1940.(Unsplash)
A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a restitution case brought by heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was bought by the city of Amsterdam at an auction in 1940.(Unsplash)

Dutch court refuses to return painting to Jewish heirs

By Associated Press | Posted by Shivani Kale | Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 06:44 PM IST
A Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a restitution case brought by heirs of a Jewish family that originally owned a painting by Wassily Kandinsky that was bought by the city of Amsterdam at an auction in 1940.
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The tests are taking place at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, home of Ajax Amsterdam.(Reuters)
The tests are taking place at the Johan Cruyff Arena in Amsterdam, home of Ajax Amsterdam.(Reuters)

Scientists spray saliva-like droplets in stadium to study how fans spread aerosols

By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 07:42 PM IST
Scientists are using the Netherlands’ largest football stadium to model how a cheering football crowd might spread aerosols through the air by spraying fine droplets, made to resemble saliva, over the empty stands.
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The idea of stimulating the brain via an implant to generate artificial visual percepts is not new and dates back to the 1970s.(Pixabay)
The idea of stimulating the brain via an implant to generate artificial visual percepts is not new and dates back to the 1970s.(Pixabay)

Study focuses on restoring rudimentary form of vision in the blind

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Amsterdam [Netherlands]
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2020 08:26 PM IST
Recent discoveries at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) show that newly developed high-resolution implants in the visual cortex make it possible to recognise artificially induced shapes and percepts.
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Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India to the Netherlands.(Reuters file photo)
Venu Rajamony, Ambassador of India to the Netherlands.(Reuters file photo)

Huge potential for furthering Indo-Dutch economic ties, says India’s envoy Venu Rajamony

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | Hague
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 03:38 PM IST
In the financial year 2020-2021 (April-June), the Netherlands is the second largest investor into India at USD 1.085 billion.
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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in their first official state visit to India along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(Twitter/@narendramodi)
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands in their first official state visit to India along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(Twitter/@narendramodi)

Cosmos Malabaricus: India, Netherlands to release ‘treasure trove’ of Dutch archival records on Kerala

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 03:54 PM IST
The Indian embassy in the Netherlands, in a tweet, said the Cosmos Malabaricus project was a seven-year-old collaboration and initiatives have been taken to discuss the project with various stakeholders.
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Representational image.(File photo)
Representational image.(File photo)

Cabinet approves MoU between ICAI, Netherlands’ VRC

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari | New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 06:21 PM IST
The MoU would help in strengthening and development of accounting, financial and audit knowledge base between the Netherlands and India, according to an official release.
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Picture of Netherlands cricket team(KNCBcricket/Twitter)
Picture of Netherlands cricket team(KNCBcricket/Twitter)

‘Delivering Uber eats to get through the winter months’: Netherlands cricketer reveals his hardship after T20 World Cup postponement

By hindustantimes.com | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2020 10:56 AM IST
Postponement of World T20 2020 has affected many individuals including the cricketers as well. A Netherlands cricketer recently revealed that he has to work as an Uber eats delivery boy to meet his daily needs.
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Photo of Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia(Twitter)
Photo of Mapei Stadium in Reggio Emilia(Twitter)

Virus-hit Italy hosts Poland without coach and star forward

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 12:44 PM IST
Poland tops Group 1 in League A. It is a point above Italy and two above the Netherlands. Italy plays in Bosnia-Herzegovina on Wednesday, while Poland hosts the Netherlands.
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Students Lisa van Etten, project manager TU/ecomotive and Matthijs van Wijk, public relations manager TU/ecomotive stand next to a car made of recycled waste in Eindhoven, Netherlands.(REUTERS)
Students Lisa van Etten, project manager TU/ecomotive and Matthijs van Wijk, public relations manager TU/ecomotive stand next to a car made of recycled waste in Eindhoven, Netherlands.(REUTERS)

Dutch students build electric car from recycled material, including household garbage

By Reuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja | Eindhoven
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2020 06:58 PM IST
The bright yellow, sporty two-seater which the students named ‘Luca’, can reach a top speed of 90 kilometres (56 miles) per hour and has a reach of 220 kilometres when fully charged, the Technical University of Eindhoven said.
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Dutch to shut museums, cinemas, sex clubs as lockdown tightens(Twitter/PotHakutLastbun)
Dutch to shut museums, cinemas, sex clubs as lockdown tightens(Twitter/PotHakutLastbun)

Covid-19: Netherlands advises against all foreign travel until mid-January, to close down public places for two weeks

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | The Hague
UPDATED ON NOV 04, 2020 11:53 AM IST
From reducing the number of visitors a household may host to shutting down museums, cinemas, sex clubs and other public places, Netherlands reinforces Covid-19 lockdown to make the number of coronavirus cases go down faster
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Workshop attendees hold up a print of the symbols of India and the Netherlands.(Facebook / Katoendrukkerij)
Workshop attendees hold up a print of the symbols of India and the Netherlands.(Facebook / Katoendrukkerij)

Centuries-old Netherlands-India textile tradition revived with cotton printing studio De Katoendrukkerij’s opening

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | The Hague
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 10:12 AM IST
The opening of a cotton printing studio in the city of Amersfoort in the Netherlands has revived the centuries-old textile tradition with India, according to an official statement on Tuesday.
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A beggar kneels in front of a closed restaurant in downtown Prague, Czech Republic. The coronavirus pandemic is gathering strength again in Europe and, with winter coming, its restaurant industry is struggling.(AP)
A beggar kneels in front of a closed restaurant in downtown Prague, Czech Republic. The coronavirus pandemic is gathering strength again in Europe and, with winter coming, its restaurant industry is struggling.(AP)

Coronavirus is pummeling Europe’s eateries — and winter is coming

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Belgium
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 05:16 PM IST
More than just jobs and revenue are at stake — restaurants lie at the heart of European life. Their closures are threatening the social fabric by shutting the places where neighbors mix, extended families gather and the seeds of new families are sown.
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Dutch hospital airlifts patients to Germany amid virus surge(Twitter/jemsconnect)
Dutch hospital airlifts patients to Germany amid virus surge(Twitter/jemsconnect)

Amid medical crisis in Netherlands, Dutch hospital airlifts Covid-19 patients to Germany as coronavirus cases surge

By Associated Press | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Almere, Netherlands
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:40 AM IST
As coronavirus grips Europe again and strains healthcare systems struggling for equipment and staff since the pandemic’s first wave, Dutch hospital airlifts Covid-19 patient from the Netherlands to an ICU in Germany
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Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp, right, checks on Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, second right, as he leaves the match with an injury during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Liverpool.(AP)
Liverpool's manager Jurgen Klopp, right, checks on Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, second right, as he leaves the match with an injury during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Liverpool.(AP)

Van Dijk needs right knee surgery, set for long absence

By Press Trust of India | Liverpool
UPDATED ON OCT 19, 2020 11:39 AM IST
Liverpool did not give a timescale on Van Dijk’s absence, but an injury of that nature will likely keep the Netherlands international out for a long period.
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Covid-19 reinfection is an emerging aspect of the ongoing pandemic on which studies are going on. (Representative image)(REUTERS)
Covid-19 reinfection is an emerging aspect of the ongoing pandemic on which studies are going on. (Representative image)(REUTERS)

First Covid-19 reinfection death: 89-year-old Dutch woman dies in Netherlands, two days after chemotherapy

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 08:40 PM IST
The woman, as reports said, was also being treated for a rare type of white blood cell and cancer and hence her immunity was compromised.
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SOFIA’s infrared observations offer an unparalleled view of star chemistry. When visible light is spread into its component colours, a rainbow appears.(AFP)
SOFIA’s infrared observations offer an unparalleled view of star chemistry. When visible light is spread into its component colours, a rainbow appears.(AFP)

Massive stars are factories for ingredients to life

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | Maryland (US)
PUBLISHED ON OCT 10, 2020 02:27 PM IST
A similar process likely happened during the formation of the Sun and the inner rocky planets of our solar system, including Earth. The results are published in the Astrophysical Journal.
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An operator wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) wipes down the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) swab test robot called SwabBot during a demonstration in Singapore September 25, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su(REUTERS)
An operator wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) wipes down the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) swab test robot called SwabBot during a demonstration in Singapore September 25, 2020. REUTERS/Edgar Su(REUTERS)

DNA link behind severe Covid-19 may lead to a new treatment

By Bloomberg |Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2020 09:25 AM IST
Therapies based on Interferon, a substance that helps orchestrate the body’s defense against viral pathogens, has potential to enlarge a slowly accumulating range of Covid-19 treatments.
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The image shows Loop Cocoon, a ‘living coffin’, made of mycelium.(REUTERS)
The image shows Loop Cocoon, a ‘living coffin’, made of mycelium.(REUTERS)

Startup in Netherlands develops biodegradable ‘living’ coffin using fungus

By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Delft
PUBLISHED ON SEP 23, 2020 05:53 PM IST
The company, Loop, says its casket is made of mycelium, the underground root structure of mushrooms, and filled with a bed of moss to stimulate decomposition.
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Italy's Nicolo Barella celebrates scoring against Netherlands in a Nations League match.(REUTERS)
Italy's Nicolo Barella celebrates scoring against Netherlands in a Nations League match.(REUTERS)

Dominant Italy beats Netherlands 1-0 to move top of group

By Associated Press | Amsterdam
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 03:19 PM IST
The win sent Italy to the top of League A Group 1 as Poland beat Bosnia 2-1 in the group’s other match.
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Players of Italy celebrating goal of Nicolo Barella(Getty Images)
Players of Italy celebrating goal of Nicolo Barella(Getty Images)

Nations League: Barella sinks Dutch as Italy get back on winning trail

By Reuters | Amsterdam
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 09:04 AM IST
Italy showed the greater urgency and quality throughout and were full value for the win that follows Friday’s disappointing 1-1 home draw with Bosnia.
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A mask is put on a statue next to Trocadero Square close to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
A mask is put on a statue next to Trocadero Square close to the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Ire, chaos as UK adds France to quarantine list

By HT Correspondent and Agencies | Hindustan Times, London
PUBLISHED ON AUG 15, 2020 04:40 AM IST
British holidaymakers faced a scramble to get home on Friday after the government said it will reimpose a 14-day quarantine for travellers from France and the Netherlands, prompting Paris to quickly announce a “reciprocal measure”.
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The requirement to spend 14 days in self-isolation will apply to anyone returning to the UK after 4 a.m. local time on Saturday, a timeframe that may prompt many — particularly those who cannot work from home — to try to return before then.(Reuters file photo)
The requirement to spend 14 days in self-isolation will apply to anyone returning to the UK after 4 a.m. local time on Saturday, a timeframe that may prompt many — particularly those who cannot work from home — to try to return before then.(Reuters file photo)

Covid-19: France, Netherlands added to UK’s 14-day quarantine list

By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal | London
PUBLISHED ON AUG 14, 2020 02:39 PM IST
In an announcement late Thursday, the British government said France is being removed from the list of nations exempted from quarantine requirements because of rising coronavirus infections, which have surged by 66% in the past week. The Netherlands, Malta, Monaco and the Caribbean islands of Aruba and Turks & Caicos are also being added to the quarantine list.
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According to the scientists, including those from Radboud University in the Netherlands, the Bacille Calmette-Guerin or BCG vaccine was originally intended to treat tuberculosis, but was later proven to provide a long-lasting, general boost to the immune system.(REUTERS)
According to the scientists, including those from Radboud University in the Netherlands, the Bacille Calmette-Guerin or BCG vaccine was originally intended to treat tuberculosis, but was later proven to provide a long-lasting, general boost to the immune system.(REUTERS)

BCG vaccine safe, does not lead to increased risk of Covid-19 symptoms, scientists say

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | London
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2020 02:58 PM IST
The study, published in the journal Cell Reports Medicine, evaluated a group of healthy volunteers who received the BCG vaccine in the five years before the ongoing pandemic, and compared their immune system function to that of healthy volunteers who were not administered the shots.
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