Tag «Russia»

100 days after they were seized, Arctic 30 are leaving Russia

St Petersburg, 27 December 2013 – The Arctic 30 are going home. They are leaving Russia today and over the weekend. A plane carrying five Britons and a Canadian took off shortly after 11:30 am local time from St Petersburg airport, heading for Paris. On board are Anthony Perrett, Phil Ball, Iain Rogers, Alex Harris, …

The Argumentative Bengali – Chawm Ganguly


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We Bengalis love our Adda’s. Over endless cups of syrupy tea sipped in a road side tea stall: aptly named “Bekar Parliament” (Parliament of the jobless / useless) with a killer, obnoxiously Bengali,  punch line “amader Dilli te kono sakha nai”(we don’t have any branches in Delhi ) or over any other drink covering the …

Arctic Sunrise captain refused bail in Russia

Amsterdam, 14 October 2013 – The captain of the Greenpeace International ship Arctic Sunrise and two other activists have this morning been refused bail in Russia. American Pete Willcox appeared this morning before a court in Murmansk. He was the captain of the Arctic Sunrise when it was seized last month by armed men from …

PremiumAV Expands across PAN India, Middle-East and Russia

PremiumAV, developers of world’s lightest antivirus, have strengthened their presence across India, Middle-East and Russia. With the growing partner’s network across the globe, PremiumAV plans to have its strong footprints worldwide in near future. PremiumAV has witnessed increasing sales through ecommerce portals in last 3 months and plans to strengthen the same for faster global …

Greenpeace International applauds Dutch arbitration over Arctic 30

Amsterdam, 4 October 2013 – The Dutch government today announced that it would initiate arbitration proceedings against Russia under the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea to secure the release of 28 Greenpeace International activists, plus a freelance photographer and a freelance videographer, currently being detained in Russia on piracy charges. In response, …

Eight more Greenpeace International activists detained in Russia following Arctic oil protest

Amsterdam, 29 September 2013 – A further eight Greenpeace International activists have been detained for two months in Russia pending an investigation into possible charges of piracy. The eight will join 22 others, including a freelance videographer and freelance photographer, detained on Thursday following a peaceful protest against Arctic oil drilling. Greenpeace International pledged to appeal …

Penetration of Life Insurance Coverage Goes Up

The penetration of life insurance sector in India has increased from 2.15% in 2001 to 3.17% in 2012 which is above Brazil, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan, China, Srilanka, Australia, Germany but below France, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. As per information furnished by Insurance Regulatory and …

mPowa: Riding the mobile payment wave

mPowa, the innovative mobile payment company is positioned to benefit from unprecedented industry growth following a programme of international expansion. According to industry analysts Gartner, mobile payments is poised to become a half-trillion-dollar market segment in the next 18 months. It says the value of mobile payment transactions globally will top $235 billion this year, …