September 2016

WATCH: King of Norway just gave the most powerful speech on sexuality and religion

“Norwegians are girls who love girls, boys who love boys, and boys and girls who love each other,” King Harald V of Norway said in an impassioned speech for LGBT rights, emphasizing on unity and inclusivity over division.

Colombia to sign historic peace deal on ending long conflict 

“What’s good about the fact that it lasted four years is that it was a very thorough process,” Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende told The Associated Press in an interview before Monday’s signing. Norway and Cuba were co-sponsors of the negotiations that began in Oslo in 2012 and then shifted to Havana.

Together we’re Stronger : Nordic Countries

Nordic countries come from a rich heritage; their history is equally flamboyant, what with Vikings and all. They are not one entity rather; they are separate countries that come together and cooperate in the Nordic council. 

Reserve seats for farmers, artisans in Parliament: Varun Gandhi

Appreciating the way Norway conducts elections, he said, "In 14 days the process is over and there are "no rallies of more than 500 people; no advertisements, only door-to-door campaigning, Norway sees the most honest elections," he said and added, "Unfortunately, here in India, 80% of political leaders start their political journey with a lie - and that is how much they spend on elections."

India, EFTA talks on proposed FTA to resume this month

The trade pact talks had started in October 2008. So far, 13 rounds of negotiations have been held at the level of chief negotiators. The four EFTA members are - Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.

Norway leader joins 'napalm girl' protest against Facebook

We don't always get it right, concedes Facebook after apologising for removing ‘Napalm girl’ photo

Social networking giant Facebook has apologised to Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg for deleting “Napalm girl’ photo from its pages.

Sports

Age-defying feat by Kolkata climber

The Indian quartet is now preparing for its expedition to Elbrus, which forms the Caucasus Mountains in southern Russia, the highest peak in Europe at 5,642m and then Galdhopiggen (2,469m), the highest mountain in Norway. The team is slated for return to India on September 28.

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu: Making a mark from beyond the border

Gurpreet Singh Sandhu's path-breaking international experience has propelled him to the Indian captaincy.

India draw Norway in Chess Olympiad

India ended their World Chess Olympiad campaign in the open section by drawing their 11th round match against Norway at Baku, Azerbaijan today.

Culture

Bollywood comes to Festival Norway! 

The 14th edition of the Bollywood film festival opened with a great fanfare at the Lørenskog hus kino amongst the presence of eminent personalities from Norway like Mayor of Lørenskog Ragnhild Bergheim, sectary of the state Bård Folke Fredriksen, Himanshu Gulati and Indian Bureaucracy and stars from the Bollywood and Iranian Film Industry.

Postal stamps dedicated to Zeenat Aman at Bollywood Festival Norway 2016

Postal stamps of yesteryear actor Zeenat Aman was launched by the Norway postal department to commemorate the Qurbani actor at Bollywood Festival Norway 2016.

A Day With Johan Harstad

Sonali Verma meets the best-selling author who was in New Delhi last week to participate in Long Nights of LiteratureS, a European Literature festival. 

Brace for a European Literature night

Literature enthusiasts in the city can look forward to a speed date with authors from 10 European countries at the Instituto Cervantes on Friday.

Norwegian film fest in Chennai

Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation (ICAF) in association with Royal Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi and Royal Norwegian Consulate, Chennai is organising Norwegian film festival at Edouard Michelin Auditorium, Alliance Française of Madras, College Road from 26-28 September.

Zeenat Aman opens Bollywood Festival Norway 2016

Roald Dahl phenomenon - 200 million and counting

The 13th of September, marks 100 years of celebrated children's author Roald Dahl. Born in Villa Marie, Cardiff, Roald was named after the polar explorer Roald Amundsen. Amundsen was a national hero in Norway (Roald's parents were from there).

Business

Wipro Awarded 3-Year Strategic IT Contract by Norway's Largest Railway Company – NSB

Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has won an IT contract from NSB Group, one of Norway´s largest transportation groups. Headquartered in Oslo, NSB has extensive passenger transportation operations by way of the rail and bus, freight by rail, property management and development and train maintenance segments.

Philippines to host Norway Asia Business Summit 2017

Telenor to Launch ‘Safe-A-Thon’ to Ensure Safe Digital Environment for Customers

Campaign to create awareness around digital bullying and impart safe internet training.