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  • After Vodafone, IT department loses Rs 18,000 crore transfer pricing case against Shell November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: On the heels of it losing a similar case against telecom major Vodafone, the IT department lost its Rs 18,000-crore transfer pricing cases against oil major Shell India at the Bombay High Court, which quashed the department's tax order. The tax sleuth had added Rs 15,000 crore and Rs...
  • Human remains found at MH17 site but no wreckage recovery November 13, 2014

    The Hague: Dutch forensic experts recovered further human remains at the crash site of downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, but said they could not yet start salvaging the wreckage. "A small team has recovered body parts at the site after pieces of the wreckage were lifted with a...
  • MH17 crash investigators seek local help to reach wreckage in conflict zone November 6, 2014

    Amsterdam: Accident investigators looking into the July crash of a Malaysia Airlines plane in eastern Ukraine said on Thursday they would probably hire local contractors to collect wreckage still beyond their reach because of a continuing pro-Russian insurrection. The crash of flight MH17 as it flew over the conflict zone stirred...
  • 'Don't pee on the palace': The Dutch government has a message for you if you're caught short on Amsterdam's historic Dam Square November 6, 2014

    Amsterdam: If you're caught short on Amsterdam's historic Dam Square, the Dutch government has a message for you: Don't pee on the palace. The Dutch royal family uses the stately Royal Palace in downtown Amsterdam as a working palace, not a residence. But the building's dark arches provide a favored spot...
  • Dutch experts help recover MH17 crash items despite nearby clashes October 14, 2014

    Hrabove: Four Dutch experts visited the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in east Ukraine on Monday to help recover personal belongings of victims despite fighting between government troops and separatist rebels nearby. The experts said they were on hand to advise a local Emergencies Ministry team combing the wreckage...
  • Shuttler Jayaram wins Dutch Open Grand Prix October 13, 2014

    Almere (Netherlands): Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram clinched the $50,000 Dutch Open Grand Prix, beating Indonesia's Ihsan Maulana Mustofa in the final at the Topsportcentrum Almere here on Sunday. The 27-year-old, who defeated England's Rajiv Ouseph in the semifinal on Saturday, won 10-11, 11-6, 11-7, 1-11, 11-9 against Mustofa in the summit...
  • Shuttler Jayaram ousts top seed, enters Dutch Open final October 12, 2014

    Almere (Netherlands): Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram stunned English top seed Rajiv Ouseph in straight games to enter the men's singles final of the $50,000 Dutch Open Grand Prix here. The 13th seeded Mumbaikar needed only 26 minutes to move past Ouseph 11-8, 11-7, 11-5 in their first ever clash, at the...
  • 225 victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 identified September 20, 2014

    The Hague: The thirty additional researchers, who were sent to Kharkiv last week to investigate MH17 crash, returned to the Netherlands due to unstable security situation in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday. "At the moment it is simply not safe enough to send our people in...
  • MH17 crash site still unsafe for investigators: Dutch September 12, 2014

    The Hague: The site in eastern Ukraine where flight MH17 crashed two months ago is still too unsafe for investigators to resume the recovery of victims' remains, Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine HennisPlasschaert said. A ceasefire between Russianbacked separatists and Ukrainian government forces "is being violated and its existence remains fragile,"...
  • Bangalore: Dutch national arrested for alleged rape, cheating September 10, 2014

    A Dutch national has been arrested in Bangalore on charges of rape, cheating and intimidation based on the complaint of a woman. The complainant is a Gurgaon resident. According to her complaint, the Dutch man had promised to marry her after they got to know each other in January this...
  • MH17 search suspended over security concerns: Dutch PM August 7, 2014

    The Hague: International experts have suspended their search for body parts at the MH17 crash site because of deteriorating security in eastern Ukraine, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said. "It doesn't make sense to continue with the repatriation in this manner," the Dutch leader told a press conference in The Hague...
  • Two planes carrying 40 bodies of MH17 passengers arrives in Netherlands July 23, 2014

    Two military planes carrying 40 bodies of MH17 passengers has arrived in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the Dutch royal family received the planes at the airport. Of the 298 people who died, 193 were Dutch citizens. The bodies have been taken to the Netherlands...
  • Dutch investigators inspect MH17 bodies at east Ukraine station July 21, 2014

    Torez: Dutch investigators on Monday inspected bodies recovered from downed passenger airliner MH17 which had been loaded on to a train under rebel control, an AFP reporter said. As each of the train wagons carrying a total of more than 200 corpses was opened and examined by two men wearing masks...
  • Dutch government agrees to assist in comprehensive plan for Yamuna July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre plans to create mega reservoirs by dredging the bed of the Yamuna for which the Dutch government has agreed to facilitate an action plan. "To rejuvenate the river and meet the water requirements, a scheme has been worked out involving creation of mega reservoirs by dredging the...
  • A day after, faces of doomed Malaysian plane crash victims emerge July 19, 2014

    The Hague: Dutch families jetting off to exotic destinations, more than 100 AIDS experts, British football fans and a twice unlucky Australian family were among victims of the doomed Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in eastern Ukraine. As the true horror of the fate of flight MH17 likely shot down...
  • MH17 crash: 189 Dutch passengers among 298 on board July 18, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: There were 189 Dutch passengers among the 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine on Thursday, the airline said in its latest update on Friday evening. Among the people of other nationalities on board were 44 Malaysians (including 15 crew members), 27 Australians,...
  • 'More Dutch jihadists travelling to Iraq' June 21, 2014

    The Hague: The number of Dutch jihadists travelling to Iraq is on the rise, the Dutch Minister of Interior Ronald Plasterk said on Friday after a cabinet meeting. Though Pasterk did not give numbers, during a press confernce he described the figures "worrying" and a "substantial threat" , Xinhua reported. Next week...
  • Watch: Allwomen members of Dutch band Adam film themselves getting orgasms while singing in video gone viral May 13, 2014

    It will take you a couple of seconds to figure out why the members of the Dutch girl band Adam are shown in closeup in their new song video, with only their upper body seen in the frame. Five Dutch vocalists have filmed themselves singing while having orgasms. "We write, sing...
  • Bihar woman gives an autorickshaw ride to Dutch ambassador in state capital February 26, 2014

    The members of a delegation from the Netherlands led by its Ambassador to India Alhonsus Stoelinga on Tuesday took ride in autorickshaw driven by women in the state capital in Patna to take firsthand account of the Nitish Kumar government's performance for empowerment of women in Bihar. Stoelinga, accompanied by Bihar...
  • Vodafone blames government for $2 billion tax dispute talks collapse February 19, 2014

    Vodafone Group blamed the government on Wednesday for the collapse of talks aimed at settling a $2 billion tax dispute relating to its acquisition of Hutchison Whampoa's mobile business in the country. The finance ministry is preparing to seek the cabinet's approval to withdraw conciliation proceedings after Vodafone wanted a separate...
  • Asha Bhosle to perform with doubleGrammy winning Dutch Metropole Orchestra February 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Melody queen Asha Bhosle is all set to go on a tour with doubleGrammy winning Dutch Metropole Orchestra in May. Asha, 80, will be performing with the hybrid orchestra in Amsterdam, The Hague and Paris on May 3, May 4 and May 8 respectively. "European followers: I'll be performing...
  • AIIMS launches unique study into vascular, cognitive disorders January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: AIIMS on Thursday launched a research project called 'cohort study' in collaboration with a Dutch organisation to investigate the various factors which may accelerate vascular and cognitive disorders like stroke and Alzheimer's disease. "Stroke mortality in India is 25 times more than that from malaria. Research has shown that...
  • Dutch entrepreneur to preserve tattoos of the dead December 26, 2013

    Amsterdam: When Floris Hirschfeld's mother died two years ago, he had her portrait tattooed on his back to honor her memory. One day he hopes the image, skin and all, will adorn the wall of an art collector's home. It might sound like a macabre Roald Dahl story, but could soon...
  • Goa: Yoga instructor rapes Dutch woman, arrested December 10, 2013

    A yoga instructor has allegedly raped a 25yearold Dutch woman at her rented room in Morjim village, around 45 kms from Panaji, police said. The accused, Krishna Sharma, who is in his thirties and hails from Uttar Pradesh, was arrested at Dabolim airport on Tuesday when he was trying to...
  • Yoga instructor from UP arrested for raping a Dutch woman in Goa December 10, 2013

    A yoga instructor has allegedly raped a 25yearold Dutch woman at her rented room in Morjim village, around 45 kms from Panaji, police said. The accused, Krishna Sharma, who is in his thirties and hails from Uttar Pradesh, was arrested at Dabolim airport on Tuesday when he was trying to escape...
  • Robin van Persie pulls out of Dutch squad November 12, 2013

    The Hague: Robin van Persie and Jordy Clasie pulled out of the Dutch squad for the upcoming friendlies against Japan and Colombia. Manchester United striker Van Persie withdrew due to toe and groin pains. Feyenoord midfielder Clasie suffers from a right foot contusion, reports Xinhua. Head coach Louis van Gaal called up...
  • Does Bollywood portray foreigners in a wrong way? November 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Dutch actress Sippora Zoutewelle has taken the TV route to make her debut in Indian showbiz, rather than Bollywood, because she feels that the portrayal of foreigners in Hindi films is not always correct. "I think the way foreigners are portrayed in Hindi films is wrong," Sippora told IANS...
  • US monitored mails, phone calls in Netherlands, says Dutch minister October 31, 2013

    Dutch Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk has revealed that he received a letter from the National Security Agency (NSA) of the US confirming the monitoring of mail and phone traffic in the Netherlands. After negative reactions from Spain, Germany and France, the Netherlands had so far kept...
  • Dutch diplomat beaten in Moscow October 16, 2013

    Moscow: A Dutch diplomat was beaten up by two unidentified men who barged into his apartment in central Moscow, an attack that threatened to further sour relations between the two countries following the arrest of a Russian diplomat in the Netherlands. Russia was quick to express its regrets on Wednesday. The...
  • Hockey: India captain Sardar Singh joins Euro champions September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Renowned playmaker and captain of India's senior men hockey team, Sardar Singh, has been signed by the 2013 Euro Hockey League champions HC Bloemendaal to fill up the role left vacant by legendary Dutch forward Teun de Nooijer who has retired. "The Dutch League is one of the most...