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A newly born baby of critically endangered Sumatran orangutan holds on to his mother Mawar.(AP)

Critically endangered Sumatran orangutan baby at Prague zoo gets a name

Prague | By Associated Press | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 05:51 PM IST
It took a while, because the zookeepers had to go through more than 4,000 proposals submitted by members of the public to select a name.
Actors dressed as angels perform during a drive-thru celebration.(REUTERS)
Actors dressed as angels perform during a drive-thru celebration.(REUTERS)

Saint Nicholas spreads festive cheer among kids in Czech Republic via drive-through

Prague | By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta
PUBLISHED ON DEC 05, 2020 10:45 PM IST
The Czech version of the holiday includes Saint Nicholas visiting with an angel and devil to reward well-behaved children with sweets and less angelic ones with a lump of coal or a potato.
Spectators view a theatre performance by an artistic group Cirk La Putyka called "Culture take-away window", amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Prague, Czech Republic.(REUTERS)
Spectators view a theatre performance by an artistic group Cirk La Putyka called "Culture take-away window", amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Prague, Czech Republic.(REUTERS)

‘Culture Window’ opens in Prague offering viewers ‘take-away’ theatre experience amidst Covid-19 lockdown

Prague | By Reuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 06:55 PM IST
Prague troupe Cirk La Putyka has opened a “Culture Window” at a Prague marketplace building where an audience of up to four outside can watch a five-minute live show of music, acrobatics and dancing inside, while still observing social distancing rules.
Cakes shaped like a microscopic view of the coronavirus are seen at a bakery.(REUTERS)
Cakes shaped like a microscopic view of the coronavirus are seen at a bakery.(REUTERS)

Cafe in Prague creates coronavirus-shaped dessert

Prague | By Reuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja
PUBLISHED ON OCT 09, 2020 12:02 PM IST
The dessert is slightly smaller than a tennis ball, with a chocolate crust and dusted with cocoa butter spray. The virus’ “spikes” are made of white chocolate and dried raspberries.
The dessert’s creator, Olga Budnik, said she got the idea during lockdown in the spring.(Reuters)
The dessert’s creator, Olga Budnik, said she got the idea during lockdown in the spring.(Reuters)

Prague cafe hits sweet spot with coronavirus-shaped dessert

Prague | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 11:32 PM IST
A restaurant in Prague’s historic centre has invented a dessert shaped like the novel coronavirus, an attempt to arrest a slump in business that is already proving a hit with customers.
Since the delegation’s arrival on Sunday, it has met with Taiwanese counterparts to develop cooperation in a range of areas including trade, cybersecurity and the coronavirus pandemic.(Reuters Photo)
Since the delegation’s arrival on Sunday, it has met with Taiwanese counterparts to develop cooperation in a range of areas including trade, cybersecurity and the coronavirus pandemic.(Reuters Photo)

Prague, Taipei announce new areas of cooperation as controversial Czech visit ends

Taipei | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 05:46 PM IST
The head of the 80-plus member delegation, Czech Senate leader Milos Vystrcil, is the highest-ranking Czech official to visit the democratically ruled island since 1989, according to Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu.
Christmas is forever a grand affair to celebrate the welcoming of a new year. Several parts of the world are already covered in the blanket of soft white snow adding to winter fun.(Unsplash)
Christmas is forever a grand affair to celebrate the welcoming of a new year. Several parts of the world are already covered in the blanket of soft white snow adding to winter fun.(Unsplash)

Gulmarg, Prague and more: 6 places to celebrate White Christmas

Indo Asian News Service | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 05:27 PM IST
There are myriad places around the world where travellers can visit and experience snowfall and enjoy white Christmas.
Police officers are seen near the site of a shooting in front of a hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Lukas Kabon(REUTERS)
Police officers are seen near the site of a shooting in front of a hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic, December 10, 2019. REUTERS/Lukas Kabon(REUTERS)

Four dead, two injured in gun rampage at Czech hospital

Prague | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2019 01:55 PM IST
Police have published a picture of the alleged suspect on Twitter, showing a man with receding ginger hair and wearing a red jacket.
The simple act of copying my files onto a storage device has made the author wonder what else she would advise her younger self to do(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)
The simple act of copying my files onto a storage device has made the author wonder what else she would advise her younger self to do(Photo imaging: Parth Garg)

Note to self: Weddings are fleeting but pictures are forever... save the hysteria and learn how to pose!

Hindustan Times | By Rehana Munir
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 10:34 PM IST
And other such pieces of advice you would give your younger self, now that you are armed with the wisdom of experience
File image of Maurizio Sarri(REUTERS)
File image of Maurizio Sarri(REUTERS)

Sarri questions ‘strange’ Chelsea fixture list

London | By AFP
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2019 01:21 AM IST
Chelsea, who are battling for a top-four finish, face a pivotal week, hosting West Ham before heading to Prague for Thursday’s game, then making the testing league trip to title-chasing Liverpool on Sunday.
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova hits a return against Japan's Naomi Osaka during the women's singles final on day 13 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 26, 2019(AFP)
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova hits a return against Japan's Naomi Osaka during the women's singles final on day 13 of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 26, 2019(AFP)

Kvitova hails end to Grand Slam issues at Australian Open

Prague | By AFP
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 08:46 AM IST
This year’s Australian Open offered a different picture of the left-handed Czech who did not lose a single set on her way to the final in which she lost to Japan’s Naomi Osaka in three sets on Saturday.
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, first and second in the all-time list of men’s Grand Slam winners with 20 and 16 respectively, won a doubles match together at the Laver Cup in Prague in 2017.(Reuters)
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, first and second in the all-time list of men’s Grand Slam winners with 20 and 16 respectively, won a doubles match together at the Laver Cup in Prague in 2017.(Reuters)

Rafael Nadal to join Roger Federer in 2019 Laver Cup

London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2018 10:15 PM IST
The team event featuring the best of Europe against a World team will be taking place for the third time, with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer also teammates in the inaugural match in 2017.
A robotic bartender serves drinks ordered through a phone app in Prague(@konsepti_cz / Instagram)
A robotic bartender serves drinks ordered through a phone app in Prague(@konsepti_cz / Instagram)

Welcome to Prague’s wonderful robot saloon

Reuters | By Reuters, Prague
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2018 01:01 PM IST
The Cyberdog in the Czech capital features a robotic bartender who serves drinks ordered through a phone app.
File image of Katerina Siniakova.(REUTERS)
File image of Katerina Siniakova.(REUTERS)

Czechs look to clinch sixth Fed Cup title in eight years

Prague | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2018 05:37 PM IST
The Czechs swept the opening-day singles matches on Saturday to go 2-0 up against the United States, the defending champions, in front of a sold-out O2 Arena in Prague.
File image of Czech Republic star Petra Kvitova in action during a match(REUTERS)
File image of Czech Republic star Petra Kvitova in action during a match(REUTERS)

Fed Cup: Kvitova, Pliskova to lead Czech Republic in final

Prague | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2018 05:38 PM IST
The world number seven and eight, respectively, will team up with 31st-ranked Katerina Siniakova, the world number one in doubles, and 33rd-ranked Barbora Strycova, who is fifth in doubles.
Be inspired by the astounding Charles bridge in Prague(iStock)
Be inspired by the astounding Charles bridge in Prague(iStock)

Travel to Vienna and Prague: Of Opera, opulence and the old town square

Hindustan Times | By Surbhee Grover and Vijay Balasubramanian
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2018 10:15 AM IST
Visiting the two European cities one after the other gives you the best of all perspectives of Europe
In HT Picks, this week, the idyllic life of the Abujhmadias, microfiction, and short fiction that pulls down caste hypocrisy.(HT Team)
In HT Picks, this week, the idyllic life of the Abujhmadias, microfiction, and short fiction that pulls down caste hypocrisy.(HT Team)

HT Picks

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 12:01 AM IST
Pictures from Abujhmad, microfiction and poetry, and radical short fiction on caste - all this on HT Picks this week
Muhammad Anas bettered his earlier time of 45.31 seconds with 45.24.(Twitter)
Muhammad Anas bettered his earlier time of 45.31 seconds with 45.24.(Twitter)

Muhammad Anas betters own 400m national record

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2018 11:27 PM IST
Muhammad Anas’ earlier national mark is 45.31 which he clocked while finishing fourth at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
The identity of the 27-year-old victim has not yet been confirmed by the coroner.(Shutterstock Representative Photo)
The identity of the 27-year-old victim has not yet been confirmed by the coroner.(Shutterstock Representative Photo)

Woman drowns in Prague drains playing GPS treasure hunt

Agence France-Presse, Prague | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2018 04:51 PM IST
They were among a group of four people “geocaching” -- using their smartphone’s GPS to search for little treasures hidden all over the world
People, vacations are here – enjoy your travels by all means. But please spare a thought for those who aren’t going anywhere.(i.imgur.com)
People, vacations are here – enjoy your travels by all means. But please spare a thought for those who aren’t going anywhere.(i.imgur.com)

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Stop it, you vacation flaunters!

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2018 05:08 PM IST
Please spare a thought for those who aren’t going anywhere.
Czech Republic's tennis player Petra Kvitova won the Madrid Open on Saturday.(AFP)
Czech Republic's tennis player Petra Kvitova won the Madrid Open on Saturday.(AFP)

Petra Kvitova up two places to 8th in WTA tennis rankings

Agence France-Presse, Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 06:23 PM IST
Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova, who was also the champion in Madrid in 2011 and 2015, has now claimed four titles in 2018 after triumphs in St Petersburg, Doha and Prague.
Petra Kvitova celebrates with the Prague Open trophy after defeating Mihaela Buzarnescu in the final on Saturday.(AP)
Petra Kvitova celebrates with the Prague Open trophy after defeating Mihaela Buzarnescu in the final on Saturday.(AP)

Petra Kvitova defeats Mihaela Buzarnescu to win first Prague Open title

Reuters, Prague | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 06:42 PM IST
Petra Kvitova came from a set down to beat seventh-seeded Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 in the Prague Open final on Saturday.
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