Thursday, 30 July 2015
Prague | The Prague Post

Anyone who rides the Prague metro knows that as soon as the doors close and the train moves, you are cut off from phone calls and websurfing. That may start to change. The four new stations on the A line between Bořislavka and Nemocnice Motol will be the first to get coverage in a pilot program. Based on the results, the coverage could be expanded. An agreement between the association of mobile operators and the Prague Public Transit Company could be signed this week, and then negotiations with providers of the needed infrastructure would begin, iDnes.cz reported.

National | Radio Prague

A hospital in Plzeň has treated some 80 people suffering stomach problems and diarrhea, the Czech News Agency reports. Of those, 30 were hospitalised. Medical tests revealed the nature of the infection: salmonella in spaghetti at a meal preperation and delivery service which sent out 140 portions on Friday.

National | Radio Prague

The Czech Republic is experiencing its worst drought in the last 12 years with some parts of the country having hardly seen any major rainfall for a month. Ministries are now looking at ways of dealing with a situation that threatens to become a more regular feature in the future.

Prague | The Prague Post

Developer says he was excluded from the bidding after offering the highest price.

Politics | ČTK

Tomas Kratky, 25, was elected the new head of the Young ANO group, which associates members of the ANO movement of Finance Minister Andrej Babis who are aged under 35, the movement's spokesman Jaromir Hason has told CTK.

Prague | ČTK

The Prague Castle Administration plans to completely reconstruct the tomb of the Czech kings and make other repairs and investments costing 228 million crowns in total next year, according to information from its spokesman David Sebek.

National | ČTK

Several thousand of Czechs and Slovaks took part in a brotherhood festival held on Velka Javorina, the highest mountain of the White Carpathians, on the border between Slovakia and the Czech Republic on Sunday.

National | ČTK

The 59th Summer School of Slavonic Studies, within which 140 people from 31 countries will study Czech language in the next four weeks, started at Charles University (UK) in Prague on Saturday.

National | ČTK

Czech politician David Rath has hidden hundred of millions of crowns and he is going to escape abroad, possibly to Israel, because he is not willing to serve his prison sentence, state attorney Petr Jirat told Saturday's issue of daily Lidove noviny (LN).

National | ČTK

Daniel Rudzan, a right-hand man of Shahram Abdullah Zadeh, an influential Iranian oil dealer, both suspected of a huge tax evasion, has been released from custody in the Czech Republic, Lidovky.cz server reported Friday.

National | ČTK

The number of facilities providing immediate aid to children in need has more than trebled during the past ten years and their capacity is even 11 times higher, according to the Labour and Social Affairs Ministry's statistics.

National | Radio Prague

Three people remain in a critical condition in Ostrava Teaching Hospital following Wednesday's collision between a high-speed train and a truck parked at a crossing near the town of Studénka in north Moravia. Police arrested the 50-year-old Polish truck driver involved in the collision on Friday.

National | Radio Prague

The former head of Czech Philharmonic as well as aide to Václav Havel, Ladislav Kantor, has died at the age of 69.

News | ČTK

The Czech police arrested five men on suspicion of fraudulent deals with real estate in Spain, causing damage of 35 million crowns.

National | Radio Prague

The regional court in Prague on Thursday passed a verdict in one of the most closely watched court cases in the country’s modern history. David Rath, a former high ranking member of the Social Democratic Party and governor of Central Bohemia, was found guilty of corruption and manipulating public tenders. He was sentenced to 8.5 years in jail and a seizure of assets.