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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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.
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
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.