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An image of world air pollution taken by Dutch space instrument Tropomi
Sep 30 '19 15:30

The latest images from Dutch space instrument Tropomi, which maps air pollution around the globe, shows that India is the new top polluter in the world. Also, research shows that the Netherlands has one of the highest concentrations of nitrogen dioxide in Europe, Pieternel Levelt, head of satellite observation at Dutch meteorological institute KNMI and professor at TU Delft, said to newspaper AD. 

Insiya Hemani
Sep 5 '19 13:30

The father of Insiya Hemani, a little girl kidnapped from Amsterdam in 2016, has to pay her mother a penalty of 10 thousand euros for every day he keeps their daughter with him in India, the court in The Hague ruled, Het Parool reports.

Shehzad Hemani has to start paying from the day the ruling reaches him in India, according to the newspaper. The ruling was sent to him last week Wednesday. The sum can run up to a maximum of one million euros.

Man holding a Bunq card
Aug 9 '19 10:10

A 29-year-old Dutch man was assaulted in India after he paid with his rainbow-colored Bunq card, the bank confirmed on Twitter and Travel Assist, the company that provided the man's travel insurance, confirmed to NOS.

Indian soldiers patrolling the streets of Srinagar in Kashmir, June 2017
Aug 9 '19 08:47

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs adjusted its travel advice for India due to increasing tensions in the country. The government advises Dutch not to travel to Kashmir, and to only visit the cities of Srinagar and Jammu if absolutely necessary.

Insiya Hemani
May 13 '19 15:10

The Public Prosecution Service wants to start prosecuting the father of kidnapped Amsterdam girl Inisiya Hemani within two months, the Prosecutor said on Monday during the continuation of the trial against five men and a woman suspected of involvement in the young girl's abduction, AD reports.

Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016
May 8 '19 11:00

The Dutch judiciary failed ot question Shehzad Hemani, the father of abducted Amsterdam toddler Insiya, as a witness in India, the Public Prosecutor said on Tuesday.

Jet Airways
Apr 15 '19 13:30

Jet Airways is canceling more flights to and from Amsterdam. All flights between Schiphol and India scheduled for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are canceled, the financially troubled Indian airline confirmed to NL Times in a statement. 

Jet Airways flies between Amsterdam and Bengaluru (commonly known as "Bangalore"), Delhi, and Mumbai in India, and also Toronto, Canada. The airline suspended the route between Amsterdam and Toronto on April 11th "until further notice", a Jet Airways spokesperson said to NL Times by email.

1024px-Jet.airways.a340.london.arp
Apr 12 '19 08:43

After having one of its Boeings seized at Schiphol Airport on Wednesday, cash-strapped Indian airline Jet Airways canceled almost all of its flights to and from Amsterdam on Friday. The cancelations are due to "operational reasons", the financially troubled airline said, according to various media outlets.

A KLM plane at an icy Schiphol Airport, 12 Feb 2018
Feb 27 '19 15:10

KLM must adjust its routes for almost all flights to Asia because Pakistan closed its airspace to commercial flights due to increased tensions with India. KLM passengers traveling to and from Asian destinations will have to take longer travel times into account as long as the airspace is closed, KLM said, NU.nl reports.

Insiya Hemani
Oct 23 '18 10:00

According to the Public Prosecutor, now 4-year-old Insiya's abduction from her grandmother's Amsterdam apartment was done according to a "military plan". This plan was drawn up by suspect Willem V., was revealed in the court of Amsterdam on Monday. The 54-year-old man said in court that he completely misjudged the situation, NU.nl reports.

Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016
Oct 22 '18 10:30

The trial against six men suspected of involvement in the abduction of Insiya Hemani from her grandmother's Amsterdam apartment starts on Monday. The court allocated five days for this trial. The seventh suspect, Insiya's father Shehzad Hemani, is currently in India and will not be tried this week, Het Parool reports.

Jail
Oct 12 '18 14:50

The court in Alkmaar sentenced 26-year-old Lars de R. from Krommenie to four years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for sexually abusing 10 underage boys in Netherlands, India and Croatia, NOS reports.

De R. became famous when he reached the finals of talent show Holland's Got Talent at the age of 16 in 2009. The court found him guilty of having sex with ten boys multiple times over the course of eight years. The youngest victim was 4-years-old at the time.

Chennai police car
Aug 31 '18 14:40

A Dutch woman was found dead in a hotel room in the T Nagar area of Chennai, India on Thursday. The young woman, identified as 24-year-old Linda Irene Heijker based on passport records, was found under mysterious circumstances, India Today reports.

The Dutch woman checked in to the hotel on Monday, introducing herself as a journalist, and told hotel staff she would be checking out on Thursday morning, according to the newspaper. When she hadn't checked out of her room by 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, hotel workers opened her room with a duplicate key and found her dead.

Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016
Aug 21 '18 08:02

Insiya Hemani, the now 4-year-old girl who was allegedly taken from her Amsterdam home by people hired by her father, will stay in India with her father, his legal team said. The team made the statement based on their interpretation of an Indian court’s ruling on appeal, though that ruling was not yet published by the court. Insiya's mother contested the claim saying no such ruling was made, calling the statement from the father's side "fake news."

Insiya Hemani
May 25 '18 08:24

Prime Minister Mark Rutte discussed the abduction of Amsterdam girl Insiya Hemani on a "high level" in India on Thursday, a spokesperson for the Prime Minister said. On Thursday Rutte met with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, ANP reorts.

Rutte would make no further comments about the case. "That is not in the interest of finding a solution", his spokesperson said to the news wire.

Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016
May 22 '18 08:11

Prime Minister Mark Rutte will discuss the fate of kidnapped Amsterdam girl Insiya at 'high level' during his visit to India. The Dutch Prime Minister is leaving for a working visit to India on Tuesday, the Telegraaf reports.

Insiya Hemani
Apr 6 '18 09:54

The last two suspects in the abduction of Amsterdam girl Insiya Hemani who were still in custody, can await their trial in freedom, the court in Amsterdam ruled. Both suspects, Robert B. and Daniel C., are American and can await their trial in the United States, RTL Nieuws reports.

Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016
Mar 26 '18 12:20

Kidnapped Amsterdam girl Insiya Hemani will not return to the Netherlands this week. Her father Shehzad Hemani appealed against a previous ruling that the 4-year-old girl must be returned to her mother in the Netherlands, and the ruling in this appeal case has been delayed. The Indian authorities are awaiting the ruling before deciding what to do with Insiya, AD reports.

Insiya Hemani
Mar 23 '18 08:04

Shehzad Hemani, the father of kidnapped 4-year-old Insiya, again managed to block the girl's return from India to the Netherlands. He filed charges against mother Nadia Rashid, resulting in an arrest warrant being issued against her in India - so if she goes to the country to reunite with her daughter, she will be arrested, the Telegraaf reports.

Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016
Mar 6 '18 12:30

Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from her grandmother's Amsterdam home by her father in September 2016, turns four years old today. To celebrate her mother Nadia Rashid made a birthday video with magazine Vrouw and posted an emotional message on Facebook. 

"Happy birthday to Angel Insiya, who is a big girl now!" Nadia wrote on the Facebook page dedicated to bringing her daughter back from India, where she is with her father Shehzad Hemani.

Insiya Hemani
Feb 28 '18 11:40

Interpol withdrew an international arrest warrant against Shehzad Hemani, who had his daughter Insiya kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016. The Public Prosecutor does not accept this and will keep trying to have Hemani arrested, NOS reports.

Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016
Feb 16 '18 16:20

Dutch courts do not have the necessary authority to bring kidnapped girl Insiya Hemani back from India, where she currently is with her father, the court in The Hague ruled on Friday, NOS reports.

Insiya Hemani, kidnapped from Amsterdam in September 2016
Jan 30 '18 16:00

Shehzad Hemani, the man accused of organizing that his daughter Insiya be kidnapped from her grandmother's home in Amsterdam in 2016 and took her to India, will absolutely not cooperate with a court order to return the now 3-year-old girl to her mother in the Netherlands, he said in a telephonic interview with newspaper AD. According to him, the order from an Indian court does not exist and is "fake news".

Insiya Hemani
Jan 30 '18 07:28

Insiya Hemani must be returned to the Netherlands, a court in India ruled on Monday. The now 3.5 year old girl was violently kidnapped from Amsterdam on her father's orders in September 2016. Shehzad Hemani now has until March 27th to return her to her mother, the Telegraaf reports.

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