L. Insigne

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UEFA EURO 2020: Italy Wins Tournament's Curtain Raiser Against Turkey

Italy has started its UEFA EURO 2020 journey with a win, as it defeated Turkey by 3-0 in the opening match. Interestingly, all three goals were netted in the second half. The match was played at Rome's Stadio Olimpico, with the stadium accommodating 25% spectators of its total capacity. Notably, after failing to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2018, the Euro 2020 is Italy’s… read-more

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 - 12:50 PM / by Sahil Quadir

Tags: UEFA, EURO CUP 2020, Insigne, Italy, Turkey

Courtesy: NDTV Sports

Italian marines who murdered fishermen off the coast of Kerala, to be prosecuted in Italy.

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Italian Govt To Prosecute Marines Accused Of Killing Indian Fishermen

The Supreme Court has ordered that the Italian government will prosecute the two Italian Marines who had killed two Indian fishermen in 2012. Besides, the court also stated that it would also direct the Italian government to pay a compensation of Rs 10 crore to the families of the fishermen. Notably, governments of both the countries have already agreed upon the compensation part.

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 - 11:52 AM / by Anvitha Shetty

Tags: Italy, India, Supreme Court of India, Marines, Fishermen


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Italy's Colosseum Battle Arena to Get Its Original Look By 2023

The battle arena of Italy's famous monument 'Colosseum' is set to get its original look by 2023. Winning an 18.5-million euro bid, an architectural firm named Milan Ingegneria is eyeing to install a high-tech retractable floor. The retractable floor will enable visitors "to see the majesty of the monument" from the centre. Earlier, it had a wooden floor, which was connected to rooms that acted as waiting rooms for gladiators. 

Tue, 04 May 2021 - 05:31 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Rome, Italy, Colosseum, Archaeologists, Travel, History

Courtesy: The Guardian


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Hunters Allowed To Kill 'Vulnerable' European Turtle Doves In Italy

Hunters in Italy now have access to shoot 'vulnerable' categorized European turtle doves in the country. The Italian Hunting Federation supported the move will give power to the country's 5,00,000 licensed hunters to execute the rare bird species. International Union for Conservation of Nature also confirmed that the species population has… read-more

Thu, 29 Apr 2021 - 01:45 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: European Turtle Doves, Europe, Italy, Birds, Hunters, International Union for Conservation of Nature, France

Courtesy: The Independent


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Benelli Launches TRK 502X BS6 In India; Starting At Rs 5.19 Lakhs

Italian automaker Benelli has launched its 2021 model of highly-awaited 'TRK 502X' in India. With BS6 compliance, the middleweight adventurer is priced between Rs 5.19L-5.29L for different colours. Coming with a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear spoked wheels, the off-road version includes backlight switchgear and redesigned rearview mirrors that offers clear visibility. Rs 31,000 cheaper from the earlier version, the new bike comes with 499cc… read-more

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 - 10:06 AM / by Ronit John

Tags: Benelli, Bike, Italy, India, TRK 502X BS6, BS6 Engine

Courtesy: Car and Bike

Thein Dam, Punjab

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Punjab To Get Two Ecotourism Projects Around Ranjit Sagar Lake

The Punjab government has approved two ecotourism projects around Pathankot's Thein dam built along the Ranjit Sagar lake. Reportedly, the Rs 550-crore project has drawn inspiration from well-known lakes of Italy and would be modelled upon the "Himalayan style architecture". Initially proposed by the former SAD-BJP government, the project, in a revamped form, is currently spearheaded by the ruling Congress government and may be instituted as… read-more

Sat, 13 Mar 2021 - 06:03 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Punjab, Ecotourism, Ranjit Sagar Lake, Thein Dam, Pathankot, SAD-BJP, Congress, Italy, Himalayan architecture

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Representational Photo: Neanderthal with a modern human.

Photo: From The Grapevine

Neanderthals' Gut Microbiota Found In Modern Humans Improves Health: Study

In a surprising revelation, Italy's Bologna University researchers suggested that a gut microbiota once found in Neanderthals' intestine is still prevalent in present humans. Interestingly, Neanderthals had evolved into Homo Sapiens 7,00,000-year ago. The researchers compared the modern human gut microbiota to Neanderthals' DNA extracted from their 50,000-year-old fecal samples to find similarities. However, the scientists stated these… read-more

Sat, 06 Feb 2021 - 12:15 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Italy, Bologna University, Neanderthal, Homo Sapiens, Gut Bacteria

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Rahul Gandhi

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BJP Takes A Jibe At Rahul's Italy Visit Before Congress Foundation Day

The BJP has attacked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on social media over his visit to Italy's Milan. Actor-turned-politician Khushbu Sundar took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi and questioned his "short holiday" amid the ongoing farmers' protest. Also, his visit to Italy came a day before the Congress party's 136th Foundation Day on December 28. However, the Congress general secretary KC Venugopal said that Rahul has gone to see his grandmother.

Mon, 28 Dec 2020 - 11:37 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Rahul Gandhi, Italy, Congress, Foundation Day

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

1982 World Cup Hero Paolo Rossi Dies Aged 64

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Italy's 1982 World Cup Hero Paolo Rossi No More

After Diego Maradona's demise, another legendary Italian footballer Paolo Rossi has passed away after prolonged illness for an incurable disease. Italy's 1982 World Cup hero was earlier honoured with the Golden Boot and Golden Ball award. Banned for two years over match-fixing charges, Rossi made a comeback with his stellar performance in 1982 World Cup. The 64-year-old Italian has been recognized as top European footballer with Ballon d'Or… read-more

Thu, 10 Dec 2020 - 01:23 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Football, Italy, Death, Paolo rossi, 1982 World Cup

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

File photo of a plane taking off from an airport.

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Italy To Launch Covid Tested Flights To Relieve Passengers From Quarantine

To spare the passengers from 14-day quarantine, Italy is planning to start "Covid tested" flights from US’ New York, Newark and Atlanta. Starting in December, passengers will be set free if tested negative for the COVID-19 within 48 hours of departure and arrival in Rome, stated operators of Leonardo da Vinci airport. Currently, Italy has banned tourists and allows only EU citizens and their relatives, students and medical tourists. 

Fri, 27 Nov 2020 - 11:47 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Italy, Rome, Leonardo da Vinci AirportItal, U.S.A, Covid-19, 14-days Quarantine

Courtesy: Hindustan Times