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FinMin Refutes Reports Of Alleged Black Money Held By Indians In Switzerland

The Union Finance Ministry on Saturday said that increase in deposits of Indians in Swiss Banks could be on account of an increase in business of Swiss bank branches located in India and raised Inter-bank transactions, rather than due to an increase in alleged black money held by Indians in Switzerland.

Google employee down with COVID-19, Amazon curbs travel

San Francisco: A Google employee in Switzerland was tested positive for the new coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday, as tech giants like Amazon announced travel restrictions for employees amid growing fears of a pandemic. According to a report in the NPR, the Google employee was in its Zurich office “for a limited time” before showing COVID-19 […]

President to visit Iceland, Switzerland, Slovenia

New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind will embark on an 11-day visit to Iceland, Switzerland and Slovenia from Monday, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Friday. Secretary (West) Gitesh Sharma said that the President will be visiting the three countries to bring high business elements to the fore, according to standard practice. He […]

UNHCR to launch first Global Refugee Forum

Geneva: The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR said on Monday that the first ever Global Refugee Forum, a ministerial-level event, will take place on December 17 and 18 in Geneva, Switzerland. The event will be co-hosted with Switzerland and co-convened by Turkey, Germany, Ethiopia, and Costa Rica and the secretary-general of the United Nations is expected […]

FIFA World Cup 2018: Switzerland beat Serbia in Group E clash

Kaliningrad (Russia): A late goal by Xherdan Shaqiri earned Switzerland 2-1 win over Serbia in a Group E clash of the FIFA World Cup at the Kaliningrad Stadium here. Aleksandar Mitrovic handed Serbia the lead in the fifth minute during the match on Friday. Switzerland equalised in the second half, thanks to a superb long […]

Brazil coach puts cards on the table ahead of World Cup opener

Sochi: Brazil coach Tite dispelled doubts on Wednesday regarding the team that will play against Switzerland in their first FIFA World Cup match, confirming that he will use the starting XI who beat Austria 3-0 in a friendly over the weekend. Brazil’s starting lineup will be made up of goalkeeper Alisson; defenders Danilo, Thiago Silva, […]

Swiss train named after Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh

Bern: Bollywood star Ranveer Singh on Monday inaugurated a ‘Ranveer on Tour’ train, which is in honour of his contribution to the increasing popularity of Switzerland as a preferred destination for Indian tourists. The train is on the Golden Pass Line, and has been launched by Switzerland Tourism and the Swiss Travel System. Ranveer is […]

Telangana minister invited to WEF meet

Hyderabad: Telangana’s Commerce Minister K.T. Rama Rao has received an invitation to the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Switzerland next month — an invite generally restricted to Union Ministers or Chief Ministers, said an official statement on Wednesday. The Information Technology, Industries and Commerce Minister has been invited to the prestigious meet in […]

India, Switzerland sign agreement on tax information exchange

New Delhi: In a bid to fight the menace of black money stashed in offshore accounts, India on Thursday entered into an agreement with Switzerland for automatic exchange of tax-related financial information between the two countries. According to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the agreement was inked at the North Block here. “With […]

Hot Air Balloon Festival in Andhra's Araku Valley

New Delhi: First edition of the Hot Air Balloon Festival is all set to kick off at Araku valley near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Scheduled to start from Tuesday, the three daylong event will experience participation of 13 countries that include the US, Switzerland, Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan. The Hot Air Balloon festival is being […]

Staubli first female referee to officiate in U-17 World Cup

Kolkata: Switzerland’s Esther Staubli will become the first female referee to officiate a match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup when Japan clash with New Caledonia in the final round group E match here on Saturday, a statement said. This is in line with FIFA’s objective to further develop women’s football. Staubli is one of seven […]

After Nottwil victory, Jayanti eyes Gold at Dubai Asian Youth Para Games

Puri: After bagging medals at the recently concluded Para Athletics Junior Championships at Nottwil in Switzerland, Jayanti Behera of Puri has set the Dubai Asian Youth Para Games as her next target. “When our national anthem was rendered in Switzerland, I felt immensely proud. I will also try to grab gold in Dubai Asian Youth […]

Odia para athlete Jayanti Behera bags gold in world junior championships

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Putting aside the disappointment at the London World Para Athletics Championships (Senior), Odia para athlete Jayanti Behera struck gold for India in the 400mts event at the World Junior Para Athletic Championships held at Nottwil, Switzerland. Jayanti clocked a timing of 1:01 minutes and came ahead of Amanda Cerna of Chile and Long […]

NSG likely to meet next month, slim chance of India's entry

New Delhi: The next plenary session of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is likely to be held in Swiss capital Bern next month, but the chances of any breakthrough on India’s entry into the elite group still look slim, given China’s persistent opposition to it. India had officially applied for membership of the grouping which […]

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Microsoft to roll out Creators Update on April 11

New Delhi: Microsoft has announced that the next major update to Windows 10 — the Windows 10 Creators Update — will begin rolling out to the 400 million monthly active devices worldwide on April 11. The company will also launch Surface Book and Surface Studio devices in new markets soon. Surface Book and Surface Studio […]

Odisha hopeful of world heritage tag for Bhitarkanika National Park

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is hopeful of getting the Bhitarkanika National Park, the country’s second largest mangrove forest after the Sundarbans in neighbouring West Bengal, included in the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites. “A meeting of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) would be held in Europe in May or June to […]