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Finnair inks dotcom alliance for hotel bookings


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 11 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair Tuesday said it has signed a one-year agreement with Booking.com for hotel and accommodation reservation services."This new agreement with a world-class partner enables ... Read more...

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Finnair’s August passenger load factor up 3.9 percent


September 7th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 7 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair Friday reported a 3.9 percent rise in its passenger load factor in August which stood at 80.8 percent as the airline saw an ... Read more...

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France leave Giroud out for World Cup qualifier


September 7th, 2012 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 7 (IANS) France's national football coach Didier Deschamps has left out striker Olivier Giroud for the opening match of 2014 World Cup qualifications against Finland in Helsinki.The ... Read more...

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We are getting better at Olympics: IOA


August 12th, 2012 - 2:09 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Randhir Singh Saturday said wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's bronze medal that took the country's tally to five, from the London ... Read more...

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Sports Minister hails bronze medallist Yogeshwar


August 12th, 2012 - 1:38 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) India's Sports Minister Ajay Maken hailed Yogeshwar Dutt after he won the bronze medal in the men's 66kg category to give the country its fifth ... Read more...

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Olympic athletics: Russian Antyukh wins 400m hurdles gold (Lead)


August 9th, 2012 - 6:19 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Natalya Antyukh won the women's 400 metres hurdles Olympic gold Wednesday by posting a personal best of 52.70 seconds for the top medal, holding ... Read more...

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Olympic equestrian: Britain gallops to gold


August 7th, 2012 - 12:02 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Britain bagged its first Olympic showjumping gold in 60 years Monday, winning a thrilling jump-off against the Netherlands here.Riders Ben Maher, Scott Brash, Nick Skelton ... Read more...

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Tripura governor to see Olympics opening


July 24th, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Agartala, July 24 (IANS) A sports lover, Tripura Governor D.Y. Patil will visit London to witness the opening ceremony of the Olympics at his own expense."I have taken leave. (We) ... Read more...

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Finland better off within Eurozone: Finnish PM


July 16th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, July 16 (IANS) Finland is better off with a stable euro currency and the country remaining in the now 17-member single currency Eurozone, said Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen. ... Read more...

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India may see Finnair’s first long-haul flight on bio-fuels


June 14th, 2012 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
Helsinki, June 14 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair will launch its first long-haul flight powered by bio-fuels to Asia, where India is a strategic market, to show its commitment towards environment ... Read more...

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Finnair to test new menu


May 31st, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, May 31 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair Thursday said it will soon start pilot tests on new service concept on its Helsinki-Manchester flights by providing a host of delicacies such ... Read more...

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Gunman held in Finland shooting incident


May 26th, 2012 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, May 26 (IANS) A man has been arrested in Finland on charges of killing one person and injuring eight early Saturday, Xinhua reported.According to the Finnish Broadcasting Company, the ... Read more...

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Finnair starts service to western China city of Chongqing


May 17th, 2012 - 10:34 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, May 17 (IANS) In a bid to strengthen its presence in the growing Asian market nordic carrier Finnair has started a direct flight to western China city of Chongqing, ... Read more...

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Finnair’s April traffic up 10 percent


May 8th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, May 8 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair Monday reported a 10 percent rise in passenger traffic in April."We saw positive development in passenger load factors in all scheduled traffic categories ... Read more...

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Finnair’s March traffic up 11.6 percent


April 23rd, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, April 23 (IANS) Nordic passenger carrier Finnair Monday reported an increase of 11.6 percent in its passenger traffic in March.The airline's traffic, which is measured in revenue passenger ... Read more...

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Finnair retains its four-star rating by Skytrax


April 13th, 2012 - 3:40 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, April 13 (IANS) Nordic passenger carrier Finnair Friday said it has managed to maintain its four-star rating in the audit conducted by international airline survey company Skytrax."We have determinedly ... Read more...

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Finnair focuses on Asian routes to cut emissions


April 6th, 2012 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, April 6 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair has said it will focus on growing traffic between Europe and Asia, where it offers the shortest routes, to limit global warming pollution ... Read more...

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Exercise won’t help you if you are sedentary


March 26th, 2012 - 6:30 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 26 (IANS) One way to achieve fitness is by exercising, but long sedentary periods can also be risky, healthwise, in spite of physical activity. When the muscles are ... Read more...

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Moscow hotels most expensive in Europe


March 24th, 2012 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian capital remains the city with the most expensive hotels in Europe despite a decrease in prices from 2011, a prominent hotel booking service ... Read more...

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Depression peaks in those living alone


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 23 (IANS) The number of people living alone has not only doubled over the last three decades, thanks to the breakdown of the family system, but they are ... Read more...

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Photo on Delhi that made into final of Finnair competition (With Image)


March 21st, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 21 (IANS) A photograph showing sunset in the Indian capital made it to the final of an international photo competition organised by Nordic airline Finnair.The competition with the ... Read more...

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Finland embassy staff leaves Syria


March 20th, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 20 (IANS) The Finnish embassy staff in Syrian capital Damascus has left the country due to the "weakened security situation", the foreign ministry said in a statement.The embassy ... Read more...

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Finland to design advanced icebreaker for Canada


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 2 (IANS) Aker Arctic Technology of Finland will be joining a team led by STX Canada Marine, to design the Canadian Coast Guard's future flagship, the CCGS John ... Read more...

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Finnair’s Republic Day surprise: Bollywood jig by crew


January 27th, 2012 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Jan 27 (IANS) This is something an air passenger will least expect on a flight even of an Indian carrier -- a Bollywood jig by a foreign crew, ... Read more...

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Recession possible in Finland: Official


December 16th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Dec 16 (IANS) Finland's central bank governor warned Thursday Finland could slip back into recession next year.The country's economic situation deteriorated significantly due to the eurozone sovereign debt crisis, ... Read more...

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Mercer’s 2011 ‘Quality of Living index’ names Vienna as the best place to live in the world


November 30th, 2011 - 9:23 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vienna, Nov 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mercer’s 2011 Quality of Living Index has named the Austrian capital Vienna as the best place to live in the world. The city which has a population ... Read more...

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Euro debt crisis spreads to healthy economies: Official


November 25th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Nov 25 (IANS) The euro area debt crisis has spread to healthy economies, said EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn in Helsinki Thursday.Rehn made the remarks in ... Read more...

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Nokia Siemens Networks to cut 17,000 jobs globally


November 24th, 2011 - 7:07 am ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Nov 24 (IANS) Nokia Siemens Networks is planning to cut its workforce by 17,000 worldwide by the end of 2013, the company said in a statement from Finland.The company ... Read more...

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Finland’s largest ever data leak uncovered


November 8th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Nov 8 (IANS) A data leak has been uncovered in Finland, in which personal details of around 16,000 people were uploaded onto a file-sharing website, according to Finnish media ... Read more...

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Cape Town named World Design Capital for 2014


October 27th, 2011 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Cape Town, Oct 27 (IANS) The scenic South African city of Cape Town has been named the "World Design Capital" for the year 2014 for using creative designs in its ... Read more...

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Finnish firm targets India with device for diabetic juveniles


September 19th, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 19 (IANS) A Finnish company is developing a new device to test glucose levels and hopes kids and juveniles in India, often called the diabetes capital of the ... Read more...

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Finnair not averse to Kingfisher’s direct flights to Helsinki


September 14th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 14 (IANS) Despite a pact with Vijay Mallya-led Kingfisher Airlines, Nordic carrier Finnair said it has no objection to the Indian carrier connecting directly with Helsinki from other ... Read more...

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Finnair plans video game contest on Singapore flight


September 1st, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair Thursday said it will host a competition Sep 20 for its Helsinki-Singapore flight passengers, who will play the popular video game Angry ... Read more...

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Finland makes disposable heart rate indicator


August 22nd, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Aug 22 (IANS) Finland has developed a disposable heart rate indicator designed for first aid professionals and for use in cases of accidents, disasters and other crises.Finnish company Spektikor ... Read more...

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Finnair to operate its first biofuel powered flight


July 14th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, July 14 (IANS) Nordic air carrier Finnair will operate its first biofuel powered flight between Amsterdam and Helsinki from next week, an official said Thursday.Finnair's flight will use biofuel ... Read more...

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