Police

Record amount of heroin seized at Röszke

Border patrol authorities apprehended a British national after finding 22kg of heroin in their car, the Hungarian tax authority NAV said.

Somali man arrested for alleged rape

A 30 year-old Somali citizen living in Budapest under subsidiary protection status has been arrested after allegedly raping a woman in Budapest, the capital’s police headquarters said.

Culture

Bach for All Festival Begins On March 16th

Bach for All Festival (Bach Mindenkinek Fesztivál) is taking place this year, free of charge, in 100 cities and localities in the Carpathian Basin in concert halls, churches, schools, hospitals, underpasses and squares from March 16 to 22, with artists volunteering their time in aid of the child ambulance charity foundation Magyar Gyermekmentő Alapítvány.

Memory of Hungarians deported to Soviet labour camps honoured

Hungarians have a duty to honour the memories of the roughly 100 million victims of communist dictatorships worldwide, a human resources ministry official said in Kismaros, in northern Hungary.

Budapest ghetto liberation commemorated at Dohány Utca synagogue

A commemoration was held in Budapest’s Dohány Street Synagogue on Sunday to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of city’s ghetto.