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Norwegian PM says ‘military solutions’ not the answer to Kashmir issue

NEW DELHI: Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg believes that “military solutions” cannot resolve the Kashmir dispute between the nuclear armed neighbours – Pakistan and India. "Personally, I don't believe that military solutions solve problem. I believe in peaceful solutions. Participation of women and youth. You can have victory through military activity but you will always have underlying activity,” she was quoted as saying by Indian media during her speech at the inauguration of the new green Norwegian embassy in New…

Norway’s electric cars zip to new record: almost a third of all sales

OSLO: Almost a third of new cars sold in Norway last year were pure electric, a new world record as the country strives to end sales of fossil-fueled vehicles by 2025. In a bid to cut carbon emissions and air pollution, Norway exempts battery-driven cars from most taxes and offers benefits such as free parking and charging points to hasten a shift from diesel and petrol engines. The independent Norwegian Road Federation (NRF) said on Wednesday that electric cars rose to 31.2 percent of all sales last year, from 20.8…