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PM Narendra Modi and Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven issuing a joint statement in Stockholm on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

Highlights: India, Sweden to strengthen defence cooperation, says PM Modi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 11:49 PM IST
India and Sweden will co-host the first ever India-Nordic Summit on Tuesday. Follow live updates here:
This is the first prime ministerial visit from India to Sweden in 30 years after the visit of Rajiv Gandhi in 1988.(ANI Photo/Twitter)
This is the first prime ministerial visit from India to Sweden in 30 years after the visit of Rajiv Gandhi in 1988.(ANI Photo/Twitter)

PM Modi leaves for Sweden, to co-host first ever India-Nordic Summit

Indo Asian News Service, New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 06:24 PM IST
India and Sweden will on Tuesday co-host the first ever India-Nordic Summit.
Adults and children play with Lego bricks during the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Lego brick, at Lego House in Billund, Denmark, January 28, 2018. The Nordic nations are home to enterprising companies engaged in both old (Statoil, Ikea, Maersk, Lego, Volvo) and new (Nokia, Telenor, Spotify) industries(REUTERS)
Adults and children play with Lego bricks during the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Lego brick, at Lego House in Billund, Denmark, January 28, 2018. The Nordic nations are home to enterprising companies engaged in both old (Statoil, Ikea, Maersk, Lego, Volvo) and new (Nokia, Telenor, Spotify) industries(REUTERS)

India-Nordic Summit: Rethink the priorities we accord the five Scandinavian countries

By Dhruva Jaishankar
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2018 12:18 PM IST
If one were genuinely interested in finding ways to balance social welfare with market reforms, improve governance at the local level, and increase entrepreneurship, focus on these small northern European nations
(PTI Photo)
(PTI Photo)

Nordic free-trade bastion looks to boost ties with India amid protectionism worries

Bloomberg | By Raine Tiessalo and Peter Levring
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2018 11:37 AM IST
India’s $2.3 trillion economy has obvious attractions for Nordic businesses. Sweden, for instance, is sensing an opportunity to showcase its Saab AB Gripen fighter jets in India’s procurement process of 110 local-made aircraft.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah during the BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI Photo by Kamal Kishore (PTI4_15_2018_000212B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah during the BJP Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Sunday. PTI Photo by Kamal Kishore (PTI4_15_2018_000212B)(PTI)

PM Modi to embark on five-day visit to UK, Sweden today

Asian News International, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON APR 16, 2018 11:01 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the India-Nordic Summit and the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. The visits aim at enhancing bilateral cooperation in key areas such as trade, investments and science and technology.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver a speech at Central Hall Westminster, one of the largest multi-purpose venues in the heart of London and the site of the first-ever United Nations General Assembly in 1946.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver a speech at Central Hall Westminster, one of the largest multi-purpose venues in the heart of London and the site of the first-ever United Nations General Assembly in 1946.(PTI File Photo)

In London, PM Modi’s speech to be live telecast from historic Westminster hall

PTI, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2018 08:58 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in London from Sweden on Tuesday night and is set for a packed day of bilateral meetings and events on Wednesday before the live telecast from Central Hall Westminster.
Judges on the 18-member committee are appointed for life.(Getty Images)
Judges on the 18-member committee are appointed for life.(Getty Images)

Swedish king saddened by trouble in Nobel literature body. Here’s what happened

Associated Press | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2018 03:51 PM IST
Three members of the Swedish Academy resigned on April 6 after the committee voted against removing Katarina Frostenson, an Academy member since 1992, whose husband has been accused of sexual misconduct.
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified DNA variants that are associated with increased risk of IBS, but only in women.(Shutterstock)
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified DNA variants that are associated with increased risk of IBS, but only in women.(Shutterstock)

Genetic link to Irritable Bowel Syndrome identified in women

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, London
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2018 10:56 AM IST
In the study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, researchers found DNA variants that are associated with an increased risk of a doctor’s diagnosis of IBS in women but not in men.
Police were responding to a call about a suicidal person with a knife.(Representational Photo)
Police were responding to a call about a suicidal person with a knife.(Representational Photo)

US woman used kitchen knife to decapitate seven-year-old son, say police

Associated Press, Sweden (New York) | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2018 11:20 PM IST
Hanane Mouhib, 36, was arrested after Abraham Cardenas was found dead Thursday night in a home in the town of Sweden. She was charged with second-degree murder.
Coffee can cause more harm than good in the case of Alzheimer’s.(Shutterstock)
Coffee can cause more harm than good in the case of Alzheimer’s.(Shutterstock)

Drinking coffee for years can worsen symptoms of Alzheimer’s

Press Trust of India, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 05:12 PM IST
It is well known that memory problems are the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. However, this dementia is also characterised by neuropsychiatric symptoms, which may be strongly present already in the first stages of the disorder.
Residents clear plastic waste during the plogging event.(Praful Gangurde/ Hindustan Times)
Residents clear plastic waste during the plogging event.(Praful Gangurde/ Hindustan Times)

Thane residents come together to organise first-of-its-kind plogging event

Hindustan Times | By Yesha Kotak, Mumbai
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2018 12:19 AM IST
‘Plogging’ is a combination of the words ‘jogging’ and Swedish phrase ‘plocka upp’ (to pick up). Simply put, plogging involves picking up trash while out for jogging.
Longpi pottery is made from a mixed paste of ground black serpentine stone and special brown clay, which is found only in Longpi village.(Youtube)
Longpi pottery is made from a mixed paste of ground black serpentine stone and special brown clay, which is found only in Longpi village.(Youtube)

Ancient art: Manipur-based black pottery gains international prominence

Asian News International | By Asian News International, Imphal
PUBLISHED ON APR 01, 2018 10:41 AM IST
The ancient art has originated from two Longpi villages in Manipur, namely Longpi Khullen and Longpi Kajui near Ukhrul district.
Star cricketers Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Gautam Gambhir, Jonty Rhodes were among those to showcase StarPick, the most comprehensive online fantasy sports platform. StarPick will target IPL 2018 as its first big project.(HT Photo)
Star cricketers Rohit Sharma, Dinesh Karthik, Gautam Gambhir, Jonty Rhodes were among those to showcase StarPick, the most comprehensive online fantasy sports platform. StarPick will target IPL 2018 as its first big project.(HT Photo)

Ahead of IPL 2018, star cricketers launch fantasy sports platform StarPick

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2018 07:45 PM IST
With technical support from Sweden, fantasy sports platform StarPick will kickoff with IPL 2018. Jonty Rhodes is a brand ambassador
FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters from a balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London.(AP)
FILE - In this May 19, 2017 file photo, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange greets supporters from a balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London.(AP)

Ecuador cuts WikiLeaks founder Assange’s internet at embassy

Associated Press, Quito | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON MAR 28, 2018 11:38 PM IST
Ecuador today said it has stopped Julian Assange’s ability to communicate to the outside world from its London embassy
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017.(Reuters File Photo)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, May 19, 2017.(Reuters File Photo)

‘Miserable little worm’ Julian Assange should turn himself in: UK minister

Reuters, London | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2018 06:51 PM IST
Assange has been living inside the embassy since June 2012, when he entered the building to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning about allegations of sex crimes, which he has always denied.
For the frequent selfie-takers who took a selfie before the cooperative situation, cooperation was significantly lower than those who did not take a selfie.(Shutterstock)
For the frequent selfie-takers who took a selfie before the cooperative situation, cooperation was significantly lower than those who did not take a selfie.(Shutterstock)

Would you pay to maintain a positive image on social media?

Press Trust of India | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2018 09:28 AM IST
A study suggests that people feel pressurised to control their image on social networking sites and are even likely to pay to “filter out” unfavourable information about themselves.
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(SIDDHANT JUMDE)

How to lower asthma and allergy risk in kids

Hindustan Times | By Sanchita Sharma
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 05:56 PM IST
Are allergies increasing in India? Much like other non-communicable diseases, this threat to health will soon grip middle and developing nations.
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