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  • Swedish woman returns to India to find her roots November 29, 2014

    Kolkata: A 34-year-old woman who was adopted by Swedish parents has returned to India seeking to find her roots. Rebecca Aditi Sandlert was adopted from an orphanage in Kolkata where she had been abandoned. Rebecca said her biological mother was from Nepal and her father was Bengali. She is now...
  • Soumyajit Ghosh finishes runner-up in ITTF Swedish Open November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: In one of the biggest achievements of his blossoming table tennis career, the talented Soumyajit Ghosh finished runner-up in the U-21 men's singles event of the ITTF World Tour Swedish Open in Stockholm, Sweden. The 21-year-old from Siliguri stunned top seed and world no.82 Jang Woojin of South Korea...
  • Swedish woman world's first to give birth after womb transplant October 5, 2014

    Stockholm: A Swedish woman has become the world's first to give birth after having a womb transplant, opening up the possibility for thousands of infertile women to have babies, the doctor in charge of the research project said on Saturday. The unnamed Swede in her mid-30s delivered a healthy baby boy...
  • Barthel beats Scheepers at Swedish Open final July 21, 2014

    Germany's Mona Barthel beat Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa 63, 76 (3) in the final to win the Swedish Open on Sunday. It was the third WTA career title for the 24yearold Barthel, who is currently ranked 61st. Barthel had also won their last meeting in Hobart, Australia, in January 2013. "I...
  • Mona Barthel to play Chanelle Scheepers in Swedish Open final July 19, 2014

    Bastad: Mona Barthel of Germany will face Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa in the Swedish Open final. Barthel defeated Silvia SolerEspinosa of Spain 62, 46, 75, after Scheepers beat Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 75, 62 in the first semifinal on Saturday. Barthel will be playing for her third WTA career title, while...
  • Mona Barthel advances to Swedish Open semifinals July 18, 2014

    Sweden: Mona Barthel of Germany beat Kaia Kanepi of Estonia 62, 76 in the Swedish Open quarterfinals on Friday. The 54thranked Kanepi was the highest ranked player left in the tournament after early defeats for the top eight seeded players. Barthel won on the first of two match points. Barthel, chasing her...
  • Mona Barthel, Kanepi advance to Swedish Open quarters July 18, 2014

    Bastad: Mona Barthel of Germany reached her second quarterfinals of the year when she beat qualifier Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada 64, 36, 64 at the Swedish Open on Thursday. Barthel, chasing her third WTA title, will face Kaia Kanepi for the first time on Friday. The Estonian defeated another qualifier, Richel...
  • Anett Kontaveit out of Swedish Open July 17, 2014

    Bastad: Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit is out of the Swedish Open, a day after beating topseeded Alize Cornet. Kontaveit lost to Jana Cepelova of Slovakia 64, 63 on Wednesday in the second round. Lara Arruabarrena of Spain beat sixthseeded Annika Beck of Germany 26, 64, 76 (2) at Bastad Tennis Stadium and...
  • Kontaveit ousts topseeded Cornet at Swedish Open July 16, 2014

    Bastad: Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit upset topseeded Alize Cornet of France 76 (3), 63 on Tuesday in the first round of the Swedish Open. The pair broke each other's serve twice in the first set before the 161stranked Kontaveit won the tiebreaker against the 21stranked Cornet. The 18yearold Kontaveit next faces...
  • Grace Min upsets Pavlyuchenkova at Swedish Open July 15, 2014

    Grace Min of the United States upset secondseeded Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the first round of the Swedish Open on Monday. The 20yearold Min, who reached her first WTA semifinal in Bad Gastein last week, beat the 23rdranked Russian 60, 64 after trailing 42 in the second set. Jana Cepelova from Slovakia defeated...
  • Pablo Cuevas beats Sousa in Swedish Open final July 14, 2014

    BASTAD: Pablo Cuevas defeated fifthseeded Joao Sousa of Portugal 62, 61 in the Swedish Open final on Sunday at the Bastad Tennis Stadium. The 28yearold Uruguayan, who has fought a serious knee injury for the past three years, won his first ATP tournament. He is currently ranked 111th. The 40thranked Sousa was...
  • Cuevas, Sousa to meet in Swedish Open final July 13, 2014

    Bastad, Sweden: Pablo Cuevas advanced to the Swedish Open final by defeating Fernando Verdasco of Spain 76 (6), 63 on Saturday. The 28yearold Uruguayan, who has fought a serious knee injury for the past three years, trailed 51 in the tiebreaker before rallying to take the first set at the Bastad...
  • Ferrer leads 3 Spaniards into Swedish quarters July 11, 2014

    Top seed David Ferrer led a trio of Spaniards into the Swedish Open quarterfinals by defeating Victor Hanescu of Romania 64, 60 on Thursday. Ferrer, who received a firstround bye, is bidding to win his third Bastad title following wins in 2007 and 2012. He next meets defending champion Carlos Berlocq...
  • Renzo Olivo stuns Tommy Robredo to reach Bastad quarters July 10, 2014

    Bastad: Argentine qualifier Renzo Olivo, ranked 282, ousted second seed Tommy Robredo of Spain 76 (6), 63 to reach the Swedish Open quarterfinals on Wednesday. Olivo had never won in an ATP main draw until he beat PaulHenri Mathieu in the first round. The Bastad champion in 2006 and 2008, Robredo was...
  • Pablo Cuevas knocks Jeremy Chardy out of Swedish Open July 9, 2014

    Bastad: Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay won for just the fourth time this year when he ousted sixthseeded Jeremy Chardy of France 62, 62 in under an hour in the first round of the Swedish Open on Tuesday. Chardy was coming off a fourthround appearance at Wimbledon. Another player to end a drought...
  • Sousa through after only one game at Swedish Open July 8, 2014

    Pere Riba retired after only one game at the Swedish Open on Monday, allowing fifthseeded Joao Sousa of Portugal to advance to the second round of the claycourt tournament. The Spaniard won the game before retiring with a neck strain at Bastad Tennis Stadium. Also in the first round, Italy's Paolo Lorenzi...
  • Mamma Mia! 40 years of supergroup ABBA: The group's greatest moments in 24 black and white, stunning, rare images April 8, 2014

    Members of the Swedish supergroup ABBA marked 40 years since their international breakthrough hit 'Waterloo' on April 7, 2014 with a party for hundreds of guests at London's Tate Modern gallery.Bjorn Ulvaeus said he felt "extremely proud and humbled" by decades of success that includes hit records, the stage and...
  • Hennes & Mauritz to open first store in India in 2014 February 12, 2014

    Hennes & Mauritz will open its first store in India this year, it said on Wednesday, as the world's secondbiggest fashion retailer becomes the latest to take advantage of the opening of Asia's thirdlargest economy to foreign operators. Hamp;amp;M, which said last year it plans to spend around 100 million euros...
  • Watch: Musicians play instruments made of ice at Swedish concert January 24, 2014

    A Swedish city hosted a concert where all the instruments are made of ice. The performance was held in an igloo. Along with the violins and a viola, cellos and a bass, there was an ice banjo too. ...
  • H&M gets govt nod to invest $115 million in India December 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz (HMb.ST) has received final approval from India's Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to invest 7.2 billion rupees in the country, according to a government statement on Monday. The world's second biggest fashion retailer had said in April this year it plans to open 50 stores...
  • Wall on India's Nobel laureates set up at Metro station November 10, 2013

    DMRC in collaboration with the Swedish Embassy has set up a Nobel Memorial Wall at the Rajiv Chowk Metro Station in New Delhi to spread awareness about Nobel laureates of India with special focus on Rabindranath Tagore. An exhibition on the country's Nobel laureates and their work will be on display...
  • Let there be Tagore renaissance: Swedish scholar October 26, 2013

    Describing Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore as "ever inspiring", a Swedish scholar on Friday called for extensive translation of the bard's literary works across the world. "The world has so much more to learn from the everinspiring Tagore. It is sad not much of his works have been translated for the world...
  • Literature Nobel Prize to be announced today October 10, 2013

    The panel that selects the winner of the Nobel Prize for literature says it will announce its decision on Thursday.That means the dates of all the 2013 Nobel Prize announcements have been set. The Swedish Academy receives hundreds of nominations from literary and language professors from around the world, as well...
  • Nobel prize in literature: what to look out for October 10, 2013

    After three days of science awards the Nobel spotlight turns to the art of writing Thursday when the Swedish Academy will announce the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature. Will it be a woman for the first time since 2009? Or the first American in two decades? The secretive academy drops...
  • Higgs, Englert get Physics Nobel for God particle research October 8, 2013

    Stockholm:Francois Englert of Belgium and British scientist Peter Higgs have shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics, announced the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm on Tuesday. The Nobel was awarded to the two scientists "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin...
  • Serena Williams wins Swedish Open July 21, 2013

    Bastad, Sweden: Serena Williams won her 53rd WTA title by beating Johanna Larsson 64, 61 in the final of the Swedish Open on Sunday. The 24yearold Swede broke to lead 31 in the first set before Williams fought back to 33. Larsson advanced to 43 before caving in to the American's...
  • Serena Williams enters Swedish Open final July 20, 2013

    Bastad, Sweden: Serena Williams defeated Klara Zakopalova 60, 64 on Saturday in the semifinals of the Swedish Open. After losing the first eight games, the Czech managed to break Williams' serve and tie the second set at 22. Zakopalova used the momentum to keep the set close, but topranked Williams broke back...
  • Serena Williams advances to semis in Swedish Open July 20, 2013

    Bastad: Serena Williams easily won her Swedish Open quarterfinal, breaking Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain three times in each set to win 61, 61 on Friday. Also, thirdseeded Klara Zakopalova of the Czech Republic breezed past Richel Hogenkamp of the Netherlands 62, 63, while home favorite Johanna Larsson beat Mathilde Johansson...
  • Serena Williams cruises into quarters in Sweden July 18, 2013

    Bastad, Sweden: Serena Williams cruised into the quarterfinals of the Swedish Open by beating Anna Tatishvili of Georgia 62, 63 on Thursday. The 16time Grand Slam champion broke four times in the first set and twice in the second at the claycourt tournament. She had seven aces, while her opponent served...
  • Four players into Swedish Open quarterfinals in Bastad July 17, 2013

    Bastad, Sweden: Fifthseeded Lourdes Dominguez Lino, No. 8 Johanna Larsson, Klara Zakopalova and Virginie Razzano reached the quarterfinals of the Swedish Open on Wednesday. Dominguez Lino rallied past Teliana Pereira 36, 64, 63, and Larsson defeated Nina Bratchikova 62, 63 at the claycourt tournament on Sweden's west coast. Zakopalova broke serve five...