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Valeriu Nicolae shows a boy how to correctly brush his teeth in Nucsoara, Romania, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. A gentle hero to many in Romania, Valeriu Nicolae says that, at heart, he is more like former NBA star Michael Jordan — highly competitive and eager to improve in what he does best. In Nicolae’s case that is helping others. The rights activist has earned praise for his tireless campaign to change for the better the lives of the Balkan country’s poorest and underprivileged residents, particularly the children. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)(AP)

Romania activist Valeriu Nicolae urges people to do something good every day

AP
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:01 PM IST
Since starting in 2007, Valeriu Nicolae's humanitarian organization Casa Buna, or Good House, has taken upon itself to support and supervise 315 children.
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The detective urged social media users not to store intimate images of themselves and to secure and protect their data.(Getty Images for representation)
The detective urged social media users not to store intimate images of themselves and to secure and protect their data.(Getty Images for representation)

Indian-origin hacker, blackmailer jailed for 11 years in UK

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Deepali Sharma | London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 06:07 PM IST
The CPS said a number of Sondhi’s victims experienced serious emotional and psychological harm in the aftermath of his despicable actions, with one victim even attempting suicide.
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The monolith on the Isle of Wight.(Twitter)
The monolith on the Isle of Wight.(Twitter)

Mystery monolith appears on English island after disappearing from Romania and Utah

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 07, 2020 05:38 PM IST
The structure was spotted on the Compton beach of the Isle of Wight by beach-goers.
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Romanian cobbler Grigore Lup presents a pair of oversized winter boots after finishing them, in his workshop in Cluj-Napoca, Romania,(REUTERS)
Romanian cobbler Grigore Lup presents a pair of oversized winter boots after finishing them, in his workshop in Cluj-Napoca, Romania,(REUTERS)

Romanian cobbler makes size-75 winter boots to keep people apart amid Covid-19

By Reuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja | Cluj, Romania
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2020 09:39 AM IST
Grigore Lup said the shoes he launched in May in a European size 75 had sold across the world and helped keep his store afloat in the Transylvanian city of Cluj.
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The metal monolith installed in the ground in a remote area of red rock in Utah.(AP)
The metal monolith installed in the ground in a remote area of red rock in Utah.(AP)

Alien action or local prank: Mystery monolith in Romania vanishes

By Reuters | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja | Bucharest
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2020 07:31 PM IST
A similar alien-looking pillar, was spotted in a Utah desert in the United States about two weeks ago. It disappeared after generating much excitement internationally among science-fiction fans, hearkening to Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film, “2001: A Space Odyssey”, based on a novel by Arthur C. Clarke.
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The metal monolith installed in the ground in a remote area of red rock in Utah.(AP)
The metal monolith installed in the ground in a remote area of red rock in Utah.(AP)

Monolith appears in Romania after a suspenseful disappearance of the structure from Utah

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2020 12:45 PM IST
The newly discovered monolith in the heritage part of Romania has a mirrored surface and appears to be adorned graffiti as well.
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IOC disqualifies three Romanian weightlifters from 2012 London Olympics(File)
IOC disqualifies three Romanian weightlifters from 2012 London Olympics(File)

2 weightlifters lose London Olympic medals because of doping

By Associated Press | Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 09:38 PM IST
The latest sanctions bring the total of London doping cases to 77, five more than at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, according to IOC statistics.
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UEFA cancels Norway vs Romania game(Reuters)
UEFA cancels Norway vs Romania game(Reuters)

UEFA cancels Norway game as virus-hit team unable to travel

By Press Trust of India | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 12:44 PM IST
Norway risks a 3-0 loss by forfeit for not fulfilling the match scheduled on Sunday in Bucharest. There are no clearly available dates in the international calendar to make up the game.
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Ten people died on Saturday in a fire at a Romanian hospital treating coronavirus patients.(REUTERS)
Ten people died on Saturday in a fire at a Romanian hospital treating coronavirus patients.(REUTERS)

Fire kills 10 at Romanian Covid-19 hospital

By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Bucharest
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 06:58 AM IST
The blaze broke out in the intensive care unit of the Piatra Neamt county hospital and spread to an adjoining room. It was unclear what triggered it, officials said.
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Oia, Santorini, Greece(Unsplash)
Oia, Santorini, Greece(Unsplash)

Greece bans flights from Barcelona, extends Covid-19 travel restrictions

By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Athens
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 05:47 PM IST
The rise in coronavirus cases in recent weeks has forced Greek authorities to gradually reimpose restrictions in the capital Athens and other areas, including popular islands at the peak of tourism season to curb the spread of COVID-19.
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A girl wearing a PRIDE cap and a face mask bearing a black X attends an LGBT event outside the president's office to urge him to send a bill banning gender identity studies back to parliament, in Bucharest, Romania.(REUTERS)
A girl wearing a PRIDE cap and a face mask bearing a black X attends an LGBT event outside the president's office to urge him to send a bill banning gender identity studies back to parliament, in Bucharest, Romania.(REUTERS)

We cannot be erased: Masked Romanians protest against ban on gender identity studies

By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Bucharest
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2020 12:40 PM IST
Hundreds protested outside the Romanian president’s palace on Thursday against a proposed ban on gender identity studies which they said would infringe human rights and fuel discrimination.
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Romanian shoemaker Grigore Lup poses for a portrait while showcasing a pair of his long-nosed leather shoes to help keeping social distance.(REUTERS)
Romanian shoemaker Grigore Lup poses for a portrait while showcasing a pair of his long-nosed leather shoes to help keeping social distance.(REUTERS)

Check out these long-nosed shoes designed by this Romanian cobbler that’ll keep people apart

By Reuters | Posted by: Srimoyee Chowdhury | CLUJ, Romania
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2020 12:40 PM IST
“If two people wearing these shoes were facing each other, there would be almost one-and-a-half metres between them,” says Grigore Lup, the cobbler who designed the unusual shoes.
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Tennis - WTA Premier 5 - Dubai Tennis Championships - Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 22, 2020 Romania's Simona Halep poses with a trophy as she celebrates after winning the final against Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)
Tennis - WTA Premier 5 - Dubai Tennis Championships - Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Dubai, United Arab Emirates - February 22, 2020 Romania's Simona Halep poses with a trophy as she celebrates after winning the final against Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY(REUTERS)

‘Pretty dead’ Simona Halep claims 20th career title with Dubai triumph

By Agence France-Presse | Dubai
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2020 04:07 AM IST
The world number two from Romania, who also won the title in Dubai in 2015, clinched her first trophy since Wimbledon last summer.
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India defeated Romania in their U-17 women’s football match.(Twitter)
India defeated Romania in their U-17 women’s football match.(Twitter)

India U-17 women’s football team beats Romania 1-0 in second friendly match

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2020 06:18 PM IST
The Indian U-17 women’s team registered a 1-0 victory over Romania in its second friendly match in Turkler, Turkey on Wednesday.
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India women’s U17 team.(Twitter)
India women’s U17 team.(Twitter)

India U-17 women’s football team draws 3-3 with Romania in friendly match

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 10:32 PM IST
The first half began with both teams battling it out to seize the initiative, with Sumati asking a lot of questions of the Romanian defence. In the 15th minute, she raced into the penalty area but was denied by a last-ditch interception.
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Sofia Kenin of the U.S. reacts as she is interviewed on court after defeating Australia's Ashleigh Barty(AP)
Sofia Kenin of the U.S. reacts as she is interviewed on court after defeating Australia's Ashleigh Barty(AP)

Australia Open: Sofia Kenin stuns top seed Ashleigh Barty to reach final

By AFP | Melbourne
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 11:42 AM IST
Moscow-born Kenin, 21, who looked shocked in the immediate aftermath, said: “She’s such a tough player, she’s playing really amazing. I knew I had to really find a way to win.
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A woman has died after being set on fire during a hospital operation in Romania, the health ministry said Monday, in a case which has cast a spotlight on the ailing health system.(Shutterstock)
A woman has died after being set on fire during a hospital operation in Romania, the health ministry said Monday, in a case which has cast a spotlight on the ailing health system.(Shutterstock)

Romanian woman dies after being ‘set on fire’ during operation

By Agence France-Presse | Bucharest
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2019 03:38 AM IST
The pancreatic cancer patient died Sunday after suffering burns to 40 percent of her body when surgeons used an electrical scalpel despite her being treated with an alcohol-based disinfectant.
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Smaller class sizes in schools are generally seen as highly desirable, especially by parents, they said. With smaller class sizes, teachers can more easily maintain control and give more attention to each pupil.(UNSPLASH)
Smaller class sizes in schools are generally seen as highly desirable, especially by parents, they said. With smaller class sizes, teachers can more easily maintain control and give more attention to each pupil.(UNSPLASH)

Smaller class sizes not always better for pupils. Here’s why

By Press Trust of India | Washington
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2019 05:42 PM IST
Smaller class sizes in schools are generally seen as highly desirable, especially by parents, they said. With smaller class sizes, teachers can more easily maintain control and give more attention to each pupil.
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Through Twilight (2008), Vampires became mass storytelling tropes, serving as vehicles for romance and action but depriving it of serious depth and complexity.(Alamy Stock Photo)
Through Twilight (2008), Vampires became mass storytelling tropes, serving as vehicles for romance and action but depriving it of serious depth and complexity.(Alamy Stock Photo)

Around 130 years after it was conceptualised, Dracula is not outdated: Here’s why

By Manik Sharma | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2019 08:36 PM IST
Dracula is set to hit our screens again. But then he never really went away
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Ravinder lost the final bout 3-5 to Ulukbek Zholdoshbekov of Kyrgyzstan in 61kg freestyle(HT Photo)
Ravinder lost the final bout 3-5 to Ulukbek Zholdoshbekov of Kyrgyzstan in 61kg freestyle(HT Photo)

Stout heart makes up for dodgy knee as Ravinder bags silver

By Navneet Singh | Hindustsan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2019 08:43 AM IST
Despite the loss, it was a creditable performance from Ravinder, who had won gold at the South Asian Games in 2016 and also a bronze at the Cadet Asian Championships in 2014.
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A file photo of Payas Jain.(Twitter)
A file photo of Payas Jain.(Twitter)

Paddler Payas Jain shines at ITTF World Cadet Challenge

By Indo Asian News Service | New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2019 09:03 PM IST
Payas Jain along with Seongil Jang of South Korea and Sora Matsushima of Japan was in great form and blanked the Hopes 3-0 to win the title.
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Spain's Rodrigo celebrates after scoring(REUTERS)
Spain's Rodrigo celebrates after scoring(REUTERS)

Spain make Euro 2020 with late Sweden draw, beaten Ireland forced to wait

By AFP | Paris
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 10:05 AM IST
However it was a far from vintage display from Spain, who started brightly but faded as the match wore on against the lively hosts, who were distraught after missing out on a famous victory right at the death.
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A member of Romania's Jewish community lays a wreath during ceremonies at a Holocaust memorial in Bucharest.(REUTERS)
A member of Romania's Jewish community lays a wreath during ceremonies at a Holocaust memorial in Bucharest.(REUTERS)

Romania gives green light for first Holocaust museum

By Reuters | BUCHAREST
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2019 01:25 PM IST
Romania has only recently started to come to terms with its role in the extermination of Jews, admitting for the first time in 2003 that it had taken part.
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Police claim that Buddha had also established contact with pro-Khalistan elements.(Youtube screengrab)
Police claim that Buddha had also established contact with pro-Khalistan elements.(Youtube screengrab)

Interpol nabs Punjab’s wanted gangster Sukhpreet Buddha in Romania

By Ravinder Vasudeva | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2019 06:06 AM IST
A native of Kussa village of Moga district, Buddha, had been acting as a self-styled head of the Davinder Bambiha gang after Bambiha’s encounter in 2016.
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File image of Romanian players taking part in the European Cricket League.
File image of Romanian players taking part in the European Cricket League.

In Cluj? How about some cricket?

By Somshuvra Laha | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2019 06:10 PM IST
The cricket league bringing together the game’s most unlikely teams in Europe, from Barca to Brescia
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Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after winning a game against US player Cori Gauff.(AFP)
Romania's Simona Halep celebrates after winning a game against US player Cori Gauff.(AFP)

Wimbledon: Crowd-pleasing Coco Gauff’s fairytale run ended by Simona Halep

By Agence France-Presse | London
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2019 08:53 PM IST
The 15-year-old American saved three match points, but was simply out-played by her more experienced opponent. Halep, who is into the quarter-finals for the third time, plays Zhang Shuai for a place in the last four on Tuesday.
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Sanjeev Gupta, the head of steel and metals company Liberty House arrives at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills for talks in central London.(AFP file photo)
Sanjeev Gupta, the head of steel and metals company Liberty House arrives at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills for talks in central London.(AFP file photo)

Liberty completes €740 million deal for European ArcelorMittal assets

By Prasun Sonwalkar | Hindustan Times, London
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2019 03:25 PM IST
The €740 million deal makes Liberty Steel one of the top ten producers globally, excluding China, with a total rolling capacity in excess of 18 million tonnes covering a wide range of finished products.
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Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova in action during her third round match against France's Caroline Garcia.(REUTERS)
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova in action during her third round match against France's Caroline Garcia.(REUTERS)

Petra Kvitova withdraws from French Open with arm injury

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2019 03:10 PM IST
French Open: Petra Kvitova has been replaced in the draw by lucky loser Kaja Juvan of Slovenia.
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Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Netherlands' Kiki Bertens during their WTA Madrid Open final.(AFP)
Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Netherlands' Kiki Bertens during their WTA Madrid Open final.(AFP)

French Open: Reigning champion Simona Halep shrugs off expectations

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2019 06:37 PM IST
Simona Halep enters Roland Garros as favourite for the title given the contrasting form of some of the top names, including Japan’s world number one Naomi Osaka, but her own claycourt preparation has not been spectacular either.
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Stock photo(Twitter)
Stock photo(Twitter)

India appoint Romanian Isac as new technical director

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 29, 2019 03:24 PM IST
Isac, who has nearly three decades of experience in various coaching roles in several countries, last worked as the sporting director of three-times J-league Champions Yokohama Marinos FC.
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