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Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg(Reuters)

Norway PM fined by police over Covid-19 rules violation

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2021 02:31 PM IST
The fine is for 20,000 Norwegian crowns ($2,352) police chief Ole Saeverud told a news conference.
Norway imposes tougher measures to curb spike in British variant of Covid-19(Photo by Oliver Cole on Unsplash)
Norway imposes tougher measures to curb spike in British variant of Covid-19(Photo by Oliver Cole on Unsplash)

Norway imposes tougher measures to curb spike in British variant of Covid-19

AFP |
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2021 10:14 AM IST
  • Seeing a surge with the more contagious British variant of Covid-19 before the Easter Holidays, Norway tightens restrictions on travel to prevent coronavirus from spreading
The people, who were all “of younger age,” had a reduced number of platelets in their blood, the Norwegian Medicines Agency said in a statement on Saturday.(AFP)
The people, who were all “of younger age,” had a reduced number of platelets in their blood, the Norwegian Medicines Agency said in a statement on Saturday.(AFP)

Norway sees 3 cases of blood clot post AstraZeneca's Covid-19 shot

Bloomberg | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAR 14, 2021 07:20 AM IST
Norway on Thursday followed countries including Denmark in pausing use of the vaccine over concerns about blood clots, after a person in Austria died and others fell ill after being inoculated.
The two countries have decided to extend support for sustainable ocean resources utilisation to advance economic and social development in coastal areas;. (Representative Image)(AFP)
The two countries have decided to extend support for sustainable ocean resources utilisation to advance economic and social development in coastal areas;. (Representative Image)(AFP)

India, Norway to work together in marine spatial planning

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 03:50 PM IST
This is a part of the Indo-Norway Integrated Ocean Initiative under the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the two countries in 2019.
Norwegian sovereign wealth fund’s new CEO, Nicolai Tangen, has now made sustainable investing an explicit focus of his strategy REUTERS/File Photo(via REUTERS)
Norwegian sovereign wealth fund’s new CEO, Nicolai Tangen, has now made sustainable investing an explicit focus of his strategy REUTERS/File Photo(via REUTERS)

Norway sovereign wealth fund dumps oil stocks amid $10 billion loss

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 02:54 PM IST
  • Norway’s wealth fund, the world’s biggest, started turning its back on oil and gas more than three years ago. The intention back then was to diversify away from an industry to which Norway’s economy was heavily exposed, with a view to addressing a key financial risk.
“This is a very serious situation, and we must do what we can to stop the outbreak,” Hoie said.(AFP)
“This is a very serious situation, and we must do what we can to stop the outbreak,” Hoie said.(AFP)

Norway locks down Oslo area to fight spread of new Covid-19 Variant

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:25 PM IST
All shops, cinemas, restaurants and churches will be closed and the service of alcohol banned until Jan. 31, Health Minister Bent Hoie announced.
Norway imposes strictest measures to curb new Covid-19 variant, locks down Oslo(Unsplash)
Norway imposes strictest measures to curb new Covid-19 variant, locks down Oslo(Unsplash)

Norway imposes strictest measures to curb new Covid-19 variant, locks down Oslo

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 04:07 PM IST
  • Imposing the strictest measures ever since the coronavirus outbreak last year, Norway closes down shops, cinemas, restaurants and churches and bans alcohol service until January 31
A nurse prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Guy's Hospital in London.(AP)
A nurse prepares a shot of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at Guy's Hospital in London.(AP)

UK watchdog says Covid-19 vaccine reactions normal amid Norway concern

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 09:28 PM IST
Norway’s authorities said that 33 elderly people living in nursing homes died shortly after being inoculated.
Norway’s recommendation doesn’t mean that younger, healthier people should avoid being vaccinated.(Bloomberg | Representational image)
Norway’s recommendation doesn’t mean that younger, healthier people should avoid being vaccinated.(Bloomberg | Representational image)

No direct cause, says Norway over death of 33 people after Covid-19 vaccination

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:20 PM IST
Chief physician at NMA had said that Norway is vaccinating elderly and people in nursing homes with critical underlying conditions.
- According to Pfizer, it is investigating the deaths along with BioNTech and the NIPH and the agency has found that “the number of incidents so far is not alarming, and in line with expectations.”(Bloomberg)
- According to Pfizer, it is investigating the deaths along with BioNTech and the NIPH and the agency has found that “the number of incidents so far is not alarming, and in line with expectations.”(Bloomberg)

29 dead in Norway after getting vaccinated: What we know so far

Written by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 06:49 AM IST
As many as 29 people above the age of 75 died in Norway after getting vaccinated for Covid-19. Pfizer's BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine is the only vaccine available in Norway.
Norway’s recommendation doesn’t mean that younger, healthier people should avoid being vaccinated.(Bloomberg | Representational image)
Norway’s recommendation doesn’t mean that younger, healthier people should avoid being vaccinated.(Bloomberg | Representational image)

Norway: Deaths among elderly after first Covid-19 vaccine dose rise to 29

Bloomberg |
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:50 PM IST
The latest figure adds six to the number of known fatalities in Norway, and also lowers the age group thought to be affected from 80.
More than 30,000 people in Norway have received the first shot of the Pfizer or Moderna coronavirus vaccine since late last month.(AFP)
More than 30,000 people in Norway have received the first shot of the Pfizer or Moderna coronavirus vaccine since late last month.(AFP)

Norway: 23 people die within days of getting first Covid-19 vaccine dose

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 07:36 PM IST
Common reactions to the vaccine, including fever and nausea, "may have contributed to a fatal outcome in some frail patients," said Sigurd Hortemo of the Norwegian Medicines Agency.
A doctor treats a patient with coronavirus disease in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet, in Oslo, Norway(REUTERS)
A doctor treats a patient with coronavirus disease in the intensive care unit (ICU) at Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet, in Oslo, Norway(REUTERS)

Norway says Covid-19 vaccines may be too risky for elderly, terminally sick

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 15, 2021 02:25 PM IST
Norway has so far given at least one dose to about 33,000 people, focusing on those considered to be most at risk if they contract the virus, including the elderly.
Rescue workers interrupt the search in the ruins after an alarm was triggered in the area, in Ask, Gjerdrum, Norway January 5, 2021.(via REUTERS)
Rescue workers interrupt the search in the ruins after an alarm was triggered in the area, in Ask, Gjerdrum, Norway January 5, 2021.(via REUTERS)

Dog found alive raises hopes in deadly Norway landslide

Copenhagen | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
PUBLISHED ON JAN 05, 2021 07:13 PM IST
Search teams with dogs have been looking through the rubble in below-freezing temperatures while helicopters and drones with heat-detecting cameras flew over the ravaged hillside.
India’s term got underway on Monday with a flag installation ceremony, accompanied by the four other countries joining as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.(AFP/United Nations/Eskinder Debebe)
India’s term got underway on Monday with a flag installation ceremony, accompanied by the four other countries joining as non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.(AFP/United Nations/Eskinder Debebe)

India starts UN Security Council term vowing to speak against terror

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 11:36 PM IST
“India will be a voice for the developing world,” said TS Tirumurti, the Indian permanent representative to the UN.
Rescue workers are seen at the landslide in Ask, Gjerdrum, on Jauary 3, 2021.(AFP)
Rescue workers are seen at the landslide in Ask, Gjerdrum, on Jauary 3, 2021.(AFP)

7th body found in Norway mudslide, 3 still missing

Oslo | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 07:51 AM IST
The tragedy occurred early on Wednesday when houses were destroyed and shifted hundreds of metres under a torrent of mud in the village of Ask, 25 kilometres (15 miles) northeast of Oslo.
Following the lead of other European nations, Norway on December 21 halted travel from Britain after news that the new variant of the virus was rapidly spreading.(Unsplash)
Following the lead of other European nations, Norway on December 21 halted travel from Britain after news that the new variant of the virus was rapidly spreading.(Unsplash)

Norway lifts ban on flights from Britain introduced due to virus variant

Oslo | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 06:27 PM IST
Norway is lifting its ban on flights from Britain, introduced to stop the spread of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus, the health ministry said on Friday, with planes allowed to land from January 2 at 1600 GMT.
General view during a news conference on new measures against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Oslo City Hall, Oslo, Norway.(via REUTERS)
General view during a news conference on new measures against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Oslo City Hall, Oslo, Norway.(via REUTERS)

British coronavirus variant found in two people in Norway: Report

Oslo | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 10:27 PM IST
The travellers, who were not identified, came to Norway earlier in December and health workers will follow up with their close contacts, it said.
The United States, which continues to be the worst-hit nation from the pandemic has ordered that passengers arriving from the UK will be required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test amid concerns of the new variant.(Bloomberg Photo)
The United States, which continues to be the worst-hit nation from the pandemic has ordered that passengers arriving from the UK will be required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test amid concerns of the new variant.(Bloomberg Photo)

Covid-19 variant updates: France reports first case of the new variant, Norway extends flight ban

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 09:39 AM IST
Reported first by the authorities in the UK in mid-December, the new variant (B-117) is found to be more 70 per cent transmissible with the World Health Organization (WHO) adding that it is spreading among the young population.
The Ajanta Caves, a Unesco world heritage site, is located 5km northeast of Aurangabad in Maharashtra.(HT file photo)
The Ajanta Caves, a Unesco world heritage site, is located 5km northeast of Aurangabad in Maharashtra.(HT file photo)

Ajanta cave images, Bhagwad Gita deposited at eternal Arctic archive

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 08:50 PM IST
The Arctic World Archive, the unique repository for the benefit of future generations, was opened in 2017.
COVAX is co-led by GAVI, the WHO and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and is designed to discourage national governments from hoarding Covid-19 vaccines and to focus on first vaccinating the most high-risk people in every country.(via REUTERS)
COVAX is co-led by GAVI, the WHO and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), and is designed to discourage national governments from hoarding Covid-19 vaccines and to focus on first vaccinating the most high-risk people in every country.(via REUTERS)

Vaccine group says 76 rich countries now committed to ‘COVAX’ access plan

London | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 03, 2020 09:24 AM IST
Seth Berkley, chief executive of the GAVI vaccines alliance, said the coordinated plan, known as COVAX, now has Japan, Germany, Norway and more than 70 other nations signed up, agreeing in principle to procure Covid-19 vaccines through the facility for their populations.
With its latest additions, Norway will be restricting travel from most European countries, including France, Britain, Spain, Poland and Switzerland. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
With its latest additions, Norway will be restricting travel from most European countries, including France, Britain, Spain, Poland and Switzerland. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19 travelling rules: Norway adds Germany to quarantine list; Germany issues travel warning for Andorra, Gibraltar

Oslo | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 10:13 AM IST
To try to prevent a domestic resurgence of the coronavirus, Norway quarantines all travellers from countries with more than 20 confirmed new Covid-19 cases per 100,000 population during the past two weeks.
Vir Das loved interacting with his fans on Zoom but he cannot wait to be back on stage.
Vir Das loved interacting with his fans on Zoom but he cannot wait to be back on stage.

Vir Das on his show Inside Out: ‘Entire world is going through same thing at same time, this never happens in an artist’s life’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Srivastava
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 07:07 AM IST
Vir Das has released a new comedy special called Inside Out. It is a compilation of a few shows he did during the lockdown period on Zoom calls with his fans.
Other countries added to Norway’s red list were Cyprus, Malta and the Netherlands, as well as more regions in neighbouring Sweden. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
Other countries added to Norway’s red list were Cyprus, Malta and the Netherlands, as well as more regions in neighbouring Sweden. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

Covid-19: Norway tightens travel rules amid coronavirus second-wave

By Bloomberg | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 10:33 AM IST
The tightening comes as Norway has seen a relative spike in Covid-19 cases over the past weeks. Part of that has been linked to travel abroad, and the government also warned this week against an alarming trend among young people amid back-to-school parties for university students.
Richa is thankful that she isn’t addicted to social media. She admits she has had her fair share of positive interactions on the platform as well.
Richa is thankful that she isn’t addicted to social media. She admits she has had her fair share of positive interactions on the platform as well.

Social media is toxic because the world has become toxic: Richa Chadha

HT Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 01:07 AM IST
The actor made her Twitter account private as she realised she spent nine hours in a week on it.
A general view of the 'Y-block' office building, adorned with a concrete mural by artists Pablo Picasso and Carl Nesjar, as workers begin taking down the mural before the building is torn down, in central Oslo, Norway July 27, 2020.(REUTERS/Gwladys Fouche)
A general view of the 'Y-block' office building, adorned with a concrete mural by artists Pablo Picasso and Carl Nesjar, as workers begin taking down the mural before the building is torn down, in central Oslo, Norway July 27, 2020.(REUTERS/Gwladys Fouche)

Picasso mural in Norway to be removed; art lovers call for conservation

Oslo | By Reuters | Posted by Saumya Sharma
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 02:58 PM IST
Oslo’s ‘Y block’ office building, with a Picasso drawing sand-blasted onto a 250-tonne section of the facade, will be replaced by a modern, safer alternative, the government says.
Forty-six people in Beijing have tested positive for the coronavirus over the last few days, the Global Times report said.(REUTERS)
Forty-six people in Beijing have tested positive for the coronavirus over the last few days, the Global Times report said.(REUTERS)

Beijing to implement ‘wartime’ measures as 46 people test positive for Covid-19

Beijing | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2020 11:05 PM IST
The new cases at Xinfadi wholesale food market has raised concern among the people as it supplies 90 per cent of the capital’s vegetables and meat products catering to about 20 million people.
TheNorwegian Institute of Public Health considers the risk of infection from the individual as very unlikely, it said.(REUTERS (Image for representation purpose))
TheNorwegian Institute of Public Health considers the risk of infection from the individual as very unlikely, it said.(REUTERS (Image for representation purpose))

Norway confirms first coronavirus case, patient under home quarantine

Bloomberg, Oslo | By Stephen Treloar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2020 04:56 PM IST
The resident of northern Norway is healthy and has no symptoms of coronavirus disease, Line Vold, the head of infection control and preparedness, told reporters on Wednesday.
India and Norway will work together in exerting pressure on all countries for quick climate action and stressed that the finances promised to the developing world should be followed u(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
India and Norway will work together in exerting pressure on all countries for quick climate action and stressed that the finances promised to the developing world should be followed u(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

India, Norway will work together in exerting pressure on countries for quick climate action: Prakash Javadekar

Gandhinagar | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 06:53 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be officially inaugurating on Monday the CMS COP 13, which is being attended by 1,800 delegates from nearly 130 countries.
The five last years have been the hottest on record, as was the ten-year period 2010-2019.(AFP)
The five last years have been the hottest on record, as was the ten-year period 2010-2019.(AFP)

January 2020 warmest on record: European Union climate service

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2020 07:28 AM IST
Across a band of countries stretching from Norway to Russia, temperatures were an unprecedented 6C above the same 30-year benchmark, Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) reported in a statement.
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