Thursday, 5 March 2015
National | ČTK

The police detained on Wednesday the former general secretary of the defence ministry Jan Vylita within the case of an unlawful transfer of the ministry's property to other owners, Vylita's defence counsel Petr Kočí told ČTK. The police levelled accusations against four people in connection with the case on Tuesday. They also made home searches, including of the house of Jaroslav Strnad, owner of the Excalibur Group armament company, but no one from the company has reportedly been accused.

Prague | ČTK

The Prague zoo plans to establish a manufacture to produce paper of elephant droppings, following Asian countries' example, zoo director Miroslav Bobek said Wednesday.



National | The Prague Post

A bell at St. Vitus' Cathedral at Prague Castle will ring in honor of the victims of the mass shooting in Uherský Brod. The second-oldest bell, named for St. John the Baptist (Jan Křtitel) will ring for two minutes and 20 second at noon on March 5.

National | ČTK

The police anti-corruption unit Wednesday proposed that criminal charges be brought against former defence minister Vlasta Parkanová and her aide Jiří Staněk over the purchase of CASA planes for the Czech military.

National | ČTK

The Czech government has offered 368 hectares of the national territory to Poland as its offer of money instead of the area was rejected by the neighbouring country, Mladá fronta Dnes writes Wednesday.

Business | Radio Prague

A new concept in the banking and loans market is starting to make an impact in the Czech Republic – business to business loans which largely sideline the traditional banks.

Business | Prague Connect

Sales people, sales organisations and sales teams have to change the way they are handling customers today in this very competitive world. Here are 10 essential selling principles that most sales people either get wrong or don't implement.

National | Radio Prague

Residents in the Břeclav area have been advised to exercise caution after a brown bear was sighted in local woodland on Tuesday. The animal is believed to have wandered into South Moravia across the Slovak border.

Arts | The Prague Post

Bohemian-born artist František Kupka was one of the key figures in the development of abstract expressionism. But he began in the 1890s by painting portraits and historical themes, as was common at that era. The new exhibition as Museum Kampa called František Kupka from the Lilli Lonngren Anders Collection has works mainly from his transitional period.

Life | Kids in Prague

On the edge of Vinohrady, not far from Havlíčkovy sady/Grébovka is a pretty little cafe especially suited for parents with kids. It's star attraction is a well stocked playroom with glass doors separating it from the cafe.