• Paris attack: Belgium monitoring specific interest groups
    3:51 PM

    Brussels, Jan 8 (IANS) Belgium has said it will introduce enhanced monitoring of certain institutions following the attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, media reported Thursday. Ten journalists and two policemen were killed after armed men attacked the headquarters of Charlie Hebdo in Paris at

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  • EC criticises Israeli decision to withhold Palestinian tax funds
    9:29 PM

    Brussels, Jan 7 (IANS/EFE) The European Commission Tuesday criticised Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to withhold tax revenues from the Palestinians in reprisal for their bid to join the Hague-based International Criminal Court, ICC. “The decision of the Israeli government to halt the transfer of tax revenues to the

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  • National Health Assurance Mission to have quality controls
    7:05 PM

    New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The government would institutionalise a regulatory authority with full powers to oversee enforcement of all-round quality standards and consumer protection under the National Health Assurance Mission (NHAM), Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Monday. “NHAM is going to be the biggest ever health outreach with universal

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  • Suspected Ebola case at Brussels Airport
    7:05 PM

    Brussels, Nov 3 (IANS) A person suspected to be infected with the Ebola virus was detected in Belgium Monday, media reported. She was immediately transferred to St. Peter’s Hospital in Brussels for further tests, Belga news agency reported, and placed in quarantine. According to Brussels Airport spokesman Muls Florence, the

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  • EU: inspiring innovation through 3D-printed robot
    11:22 AM

    Brussels, Oct 29 (IANS) The European Union (EU) said that it has a 3D-printed robot ready to be introduced in schools to cultivate the creativity of students studying mechanics, computer sciences, electronics and 3D printing. The first completely open-source, 3D-printed, humanoid robot, named ‘Poppy’, is controlled by freely available software,

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  • Belgian PM commemorates martyrs at World War I memorial
    2:54 AM

    Brussels, Oct 29 (IANS) The new Belgian Prime Minister, Charles Michel, paid tribute to those “who died for freedom” during the World War I at a special ceremony in the town of Ypres Tuesday. The ceremony was part of a commemoration that took place in the towns of Nieuport and

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  • India, Belgium underscore friendly ties
    11:12 PM

    Brussels, Oct 27 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh Monday met Belgium’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, the Indian embassy said. According to an embassy press release, V.K. Singh congratulated Reynders on behalf of the Indian government on the election of the

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  • EU leaders welcome Ukraine parliamentary polls
    10:40 PM

    Brussels, Oct 27 (IANS) The European Union Monday welcomed Ukraine’s parliamentary elections, and said they expected the early formation of a new government. “A reinvigorated reform process, including the launching of a country-wide national dialogue, will be crucial in view of Ukraine’s political association and economic integration with the EU

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  • Belgian terror trial resumes
    10:23 PM

    Brussels, Oct 27 (IANS) Belgium’s biggest terrorism trial Monday resumed with the prosecution pushing for maximum sentences for the 47 men accused of plotting to overthrow Western democracies through terrorist acts. The trial, which started in September, is taking place in Antwerp, Xinhua reported. It centres on members of an

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  • EU increases aid to fight Ebola in Africa to $1.27 bn
    10:12 PM

    Brussels, Oct 24 (IANS/EFE) The European Union (EU) will increase to one billion euros ($1.27 billion) its contribution to combating the Ebola epidemic in the West African countries worst affected by the deadly virus, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said Friday. “EU will increase financial help to one billion

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  • Indian army’s contribution in WWI remembered in Brussels
    12:52 AM

    Brussels, Oct 24 (IANS) Over 130,000 soldiers from India fought during the First World War in the Ypres salient in Belgium and at nearby Neuve Chapelle in France. More than 10,000 lost their lives in critical action to stop the German advance, according to India’s Ambassador to Belgium, Manjeev Singh

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  • Pregnant women should take precautions during Diwali
    1:50 PM

    New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Not only the pollutants but the loud noise of crackers could be harmful for pregnant women and newborns during Diwali, said experts. “Excessive smoke and pollutants emitted by fire crackers badly affect the health of pregnant woman, exposing them to harsh chemicals and pollutants that

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