February 2017

Culture

Box Office: Shah Rukh Khan dominates Norway box office, all set to overtake Salman Khan and Aamir Khan

However, what caught our attention was the Norway box office where Shah Rukh Khan’s Raees has managed to collect $48,859 USD [Rs. 33.04 lacs] in its opening weekend

Bengaluru in for a dance fiesta

"The programme includes a centre-stage that will feature internationally acclaimed dance companies from countries including Norway

Business

Telenor joins M&A rush, seeks Aircel-Reliance Communication tieup

Norway’s Telenor has approached Aircel and Reliance Communication to explore a merger via share swap, as consolidation grips the Indian airwaves, said three executives aware of the matter. Telenor has expressed its willingness to combine its business, customer base plus spectrum with the merged Aircel-RCom entity, even though the spectre

Scandinavia's SAS targets staff costs with hubs in London, Spain

Scandinavian airline SAS will set up bases in London and Spain in a bid to cut staff costs and compete with budget carriers such as Norwegian Air and Ryanair.

Oslo is giving residents $1,200 to buy electric bikes

While Finland is busy giving thousands of people a free $600 a month in a social experiment, the government of Oslo, Norway has announced it will give out twice that amount - to help the environment

Politics

Watch: Aam Aadmi Party goes global, turns to Norwegian girls for support

India has seen some really exciting election campaigns in the recent past but Aam Aadmi Party has taken its election campaign to another level with its new video.

Norway summons Russian ambassador to protest rejected visas

The Norwegian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it had summoned the Russian ambassador to complain after Moscow refused to issue visas to two Norwegian members of parliament.

Do AAP and Arvind Kejriwal Really Need ‘Adorable’ Norwegian Girls to Succeed in Punjab?

If AAP does want to harness all the support it can from its members sitting in Oslo, there must be less irritating ways to do it, methods that wouldn’t get local newspapers gushing about endearing young girls.

After Kofi Annan, former Norway PM praises AAP govt’s mohalla clinics

Mohalla clinics may not just bring universal healthcare (UHC) to Delhi’s residents, it may also partially solve the problem of anti-microbial resistance, former World Health Organisation director general and Gro Harlem Brundtland said on Thursday.

Research

Insomniac? You are at a greater risk of asthma

"The study found that those people with chronic insomnia had more than three times the risk of developing asthma, suggesting that any changes in the body due to insomnia may accumulate and result in more severe harmful effects on the airways," said lead author Ben Brumpton from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Norway.