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  • Italy imposes travel ban from India over COVID variant Apr 25, 2021 04:25 PM IST

    Italy imposes travel ban from India over COVID variant

    Italian residents will be allowed to return from India with a negative test result at their departure and one at their arrival and then have to go into quarantine, the minister said.

  • Symbol of youth, Italy's Vespa marks 75th birthday Apr 24, 2021 08:00 PM IST

    Symbol of youth, Italy's Vespa marks 75th birthday

    Ever since Audrey Hepburn took control of her Vespa in the 1953 classic "Roman Holiday", the Italian scooter has been a symbol of joy and style and on its 75-year-old birthday, many Italians remain fondly attached to theirs.

  • Italy’s ‘king of absentees’ breaks national record by skipping work for 15 years Apr 24, 2021 06:52 PM IST

    Italy’s ‘king of absentees’ breaks national record by skipping work for 15 years

    Aged 67, Italy’s “king of absentees” faces charges of forgery, aggravated extortion, and abuse of office. The administration is also investigating the role of six managers who might have played a role in enabling his alleged absenteeism.

  • First Italian mega food park & food processing project launched in India: Report Apr 17, 2021 07:43 PM IST

    First Italian mega food park & food processing project launched in India: Report

    Through this project, Italy is also looking to explore the opportunities available in the Indian market.

  • Italian marines case | Rs 10 crore compensation paid to families of fishermen, SC told Apr 09, 2021 11:54 AM IST

    Italian marines case | Rs 10 crore compensation paid to families of fishermen, SC told

    Solicitor General Tushar Mehta has told the top court that families have received compensation. The Supreme Court will on April 9 hear the Centre's plea to close criminal proceedings against the Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen.

  • In pics | Italy ballroom dancers twirl through COVID-19 lockdown Apr 05, 2021 12:46 PM IST

    In pics | Italy ballroom dancers twirl through COVID-19 lockdown

    Social distancing isn't usually part of the ballroom dancing lexicon. But in an industrial zone on the outskirts of Rome, couples of every age twirl and turn across the dance floor, even through a pandemic, just as ballroom dancers have done for decades around the world.

  • Supply Isn’t the Only Thing Stymying Europe’s Vaccine Rollout Mar 25, 2021 10:49 PM IST

    Supply Isn’t the Only Thing Stymying Europe’s Vaccine Rollout

    The temporary suspension last week by multiple countries of AstraZeneca, the vaccine that the European Union has bet on, was only one indication of how Europe’s rollouts have been plagued by an overabundance of caution, bad deals and flouted obligations by pharmaceutical companies that have created a supply shortage.

  • Pandemic leaves digital laggard Italy scrambling to catch up Mar 21, 2021 04:57 PM IST

    Pandemic leaves digital laggard Italy scrambling to catch up

    Italy ranked fourth to last in the EU for digital competitiveness in 2019, according to the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). By forcing a huge technological acceleration on the country, the pandemic is offering Italy a one-off chance to boost its feeble productivity and economic growth.

  • COVID-19 Update | Italian region suspends AstraZeneca jabs after death Mar 14, 2021 09:01 PM IST

    COVID-19 Update | Italian region suspends AstraZeneca jabs after death

    Already on Thursday, Italy decided to halt the use of a batch of the AstraZeneca-Oxford coronavirus vaccine because of fears over the formation of blood clots.

  • Italy aims to vaccinate at least 80% of population by end of September Mar 14, 2021 08:23 AM IST

    Italy aims to vaccinate at least 80% of population by end of September

    Francesco Paolo Figliuolo, an army general and new special commissioner for coronavirus, released a national plan to administer 500,000 doses a day at full capacity, according to a cabinet office document.

  • After enhancing ties with Brazil, Australia, ISRO eyes new opportunities with Italy Mar 04, 2021 02:34 PM IST

    After enhancing ties with Brazil, Australia, ISRO eyes new opportunities with Italy

    According to ISRO, India has always recognised that space has dimension beyond national considerations, which can only be addressed along with international partners.

  • The economic challenges facing Italy's 'Super Mario' Feb 04, 2021 07:50 PM IST

    The economic challenges facing Italy's 'Super Mario'

    Here are the main economic issues facing Mario Draghi if he succeeds in forming a new government.

  • Italy looks to 'Super Mario' Draghi to end political crisis Feb 03, 2021 06:34 PM IST

    Italy looks to 'Super Mario' Draghi to end political crisis

    Draghi told reporters he accepted the mandate knowing that Italy faces the multiple challenges of a health care crisis, a national vaccination campaign and an economic recession and at the same time will have “extraordinary" resources from the European Union to try to help the economy relaunch.

  • Italy PM Giuseppe Conte quits to seek new govt as pandemic rages Jan 26, 2021 05:48 PM IST

    Italy PM Giuseppe Conte quits to seek new govt as pandemic rages

    Mattarella will open discussions with party leaders on Wednesday afternoon which are likely to lead into Thursday -- leaving a vacuum at the top of the eurozone's third largest economy at a crucial time.

  • Accenture to extend home working in Italy beyond COVID emergency Jan 18, 2021 09:00 PM IST

    Accenture to extend home working in Italy beyond COVID emergency

    Accenture's 17,000 Italy-based workers will be able to work remotely three days a week, up from two pre-pandemic, it said in a statement, rising to five in case of special health needs.

  • At least five dead after suspected gas leak at Italian nursing home Jan 16, 2021 06:57 PM IST

    At least five dead after suspected gas leak at Italian nursing home

    Seven people, including two health workers, are being treated in hospital for symptoms related to carbon monoxide poisoning, the ANSA news agency said.

  • Italian government totters as Conte, Renzi divide deepens Jan 03, 2021 10:50 PM IST

    Italian government totters as Conte, Renzi divide deepens

    The prime minister has resisted the pressure, saying last week he was prepared to confront Renzi in parliament, effectively challenging him to act on his recent threats and abandon the coalition, thereby triggering an ill-timed crisis.

  • Italy, Belgium, and Austria also ban flights from UK over new COVID-19 strain worry Dec 20, 2020 08:31 PM IST

    Italy, Belgium, and Austria also ban flights from UK over new COVID-19 strain worry

    Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo also announced on December 20 that flights from the UK and Eurostar trains will be banned for a minimum of 24 hours starting midnight as a precautionary measure.

  • Take a look at how Italian doctors are fighting the coronavirus pandemic in rural areas Dec 13, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    Take a look at how Italian doctors are fighting the coronavirus pandemic in rural areas

    Wearing full-body protective gear, Dr. Luigi Cavanna visits his patients in their homes in small towns and rural areas in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy.

  • Italy's staggering virus toll poses uncomfortable questions Dec 12, 2020 01:49 PM IST

    Italy's staggering virus toll poses uncomfortable questions

    Italy was the first country in the West to be slammed by COVID-19 and, after suffering a huge wave of death in spring, brought infections under control.

  • Venice under water: Renaissance city flooded as complex dam system fails to activate amid high tide Dec 09, 2020 03:25 PM IST

    Venice under water: Renaissance city flooded as complex dam system fails to activate amid high tide

    The dam system which is still in an experimental phase, gets activated when high tides are predicted to reach at least 1.3 meters (4 feet, 4 inches), but the tide predicted on December 8 was 1.25 meters. Instead, the height kept increasing and till late afternoon it was 1.38 meters

  • Venice gold brightens Christmas spirit Dec 06, 2020 05:17 PM IST

    Venice gold brightens Christmas spirit

    Venice lacks the tourists who normally give it a festive air at Christmas, but the Italian city has nonetheless highlighted its landmarks to celebrate the holidays this year.

  • COVID-19 arrived in Italy almost 6 months before first official case: Report Nov 20, 2020 04:58 PM IST

    COVID-19 arrived in Italy almost 6 months before first official case: Report

    Italian National Cancer Institute in Milan, which re-examined samples from a lung cancer screening trial between September 2019 and March 2020, signalled that COVID-19 might have spread beyond China earlier than previously thought.

  • Italy to start COVID-19 vaccinations in January 2021 Nov 20, 2020 11:20 AM IST

    Italy to start COVID-19 vaccinations in January 2021

    Italy is set to receive 3.4 million doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine in January, enough to provide the requisite two doses to 1.6 million of the country's 60 million people, according to Special Commissioner Domenico Arcuri.

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