Swiss

  • Swiss government to reply Chidambaram's letter soon 27-03-2014 09:24 PM

    Switzerland on Thursday said it would soon respond to Finance Minister P Chidambaram's letter that has raised concerns about not providing information on alleged unaccounted money stashed by Indians in Swiss banks. "We confirm that we have received a letter from India's Finance Minister. He will receive an answer soon,"...
  • Switzerland not sharing information on bank accounts of Indians: Chidambaram 27-03-2014 12:19 PM

    New Delhi: Upping the ante against Switzerland for not sharing information on Indians stashing money in its banks, Finance Minister P Chidambaram has threatened to drag the European nation to multilateral foras like G20 for continuing to block its requests. Chidambaram, in a terse two-page letter to his Swiss counterpart...
  • Sindhu, Kashyap lose in semis; Saina out in quarters at Swiss Open 15-03-2014 11:14 PM

    Basel: Top Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap suffered heartbreaking defeats in the semi-finals, while Saina Nehwal was knocked out at the last-eight stage as India's campaign in the USD 125,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold tournament came to an end on Saturday. World championship bronze medallist, Sindhu, who had...
  • Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap knocked out of Swiss Open 15-03-2014 09:44 PM

    Basel: Third seeded shuttler Parupalli Kashyap was knocked out of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold after losing his men's singles semifinal at St. Jakobshalle here Saturday. Chinese World No.27 Houwei Tian upset the Hyderabadi 21-17, 21-11 in 42 minutes in their first ever clash. World No.9 P.V. Sindhu...
  • Sindhu saunters past World No.2 to reach Swiss Open semis 15-03-2014 10:38 AM

    Basel: Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu tamed World No.2 Shixian Wang in straight games to enter the women's singles semi-finals at the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at St. Jakobshalle. Parupalli Kashyap too made to the last four while Saina Nehwal exited the competition. World No.9 Sindhu took 45 minutes...
  • Saina, Sindhu, Kashyap in Swiss Open quarters 14-03-2014 09:07 AM

    Basel: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap had contrasting victories to progress to the quarter-finals of the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold at St. Jakobshalle here on Thursday. French World No.42 Sashina Vignes Waran was no match for Saina as the sixth seeded Indian came...
  • Anand Pawar out of Swiss Open, Saina Nehwal in 2nd round 13-03-2014 10:33 PM

    Basel: Indian shuttler Anand Pawar went down fighting to Chinese Taipei's Tien Chen Chou in the pre-quarterfinals while Saina Nehwal made a winning start to her campaign in women's singles in the USD 125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold on Thursday. World number 36 Anand squandered a first game advantage...
  • Saina off to winning start in Swiss GP; Kashyap, Pawar enter third round 13-03-2014 11:36 AM

    Basel: Top Indian male shuttlers Parupalli Kashyap and Anand Pawar eased into the third round of the Swiss Grand Prix Gold tournament, while Saina Nehwal made a winning start to her campaign in the women's singles event of the $125,000 event here. Kashyap, seeded third, took 33 minutes to dispose...
  • Sindhu, Kashyap enter second round of Swiss Open 12-03-2014 11:27 AM

    Basel: Top Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and Anand Pawar got off to winning starts, notching up victories in their respective opening round singles matches at the the USD 125,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold tournament here on Wednesday. World championship bronze medallist Sindhu posted a comfortable 21-18 21-15...
  • Saina seeks third Swiss Open crown 10-03-2014 05:11 PM

    Basel: After exiting the All England Open in the quarter-finals, top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal will look to reclaim the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold which starts at St. Jakobshalle here on Tuesday. The two-time former winner, who has been seeded sixth, triumphed here in 2011 and 2012 and...
  • Indians may get high end Swiss chocolates at cheaper rates 02-03-2014 12:16 PM

    New Delhi: Indian consumers may get high-end Swiss chocolates at cheaper rates as the government is likely to reduce import duty on the product under free trade agreement with EFTA, a four-member bloc including Switzerland. "The talks are progressing. Switzerland has asked India to reduce duty on its high-end chocolates...
  • Hermann Rorschach: 10 little-known things about the Swiss psychiatrist 08-11-2013 12:43 PM

    New Delhi: Today's Google doodle marks the 129th birth anniversary of Hermann Rorschach, the Swiss psychiatrist who devised the Rorschach inkblot test that bears his name. This test is used clinically for diagnosing psychopathology. Here are 10 things that you didn't know about Hermann Rorschach and his creation. 1. Because...
  • Del Potro beats Federer in Swiss Indoors final 27-10-2013 09:51 PM

    Basel, Switzerland: Juan Martin del Potro denied Roger Federer his hometown Swiss Indoors title for the second straight year, winning the final 7-6 (3), 2-6, 6-4 on Sunday. The top-seeded Argentine clinched the title when Federer could not return a tough forehand. Federer looked to the home comforts and raucous...
  • Federer strengthens bid for Tour Finals with Pospisil win 27-10-2013 08:39 AM

    Roger Federer took a big step towards securing his endangered place in the ATP World Tour Finals by overcoming rising Canadian talent Vasek Pospisil 6-3 6-7(3) 7-5 in the Basel Open semi-finals on Saturday. The Swiss will play top seed Juan-Martin Del Potro, who has already qualified for next month's...
  • Top-seeded del Potro reaches Swiss Indoors final 26-10-2013 09:12 PM

    Basel: Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina set up a potential Swiss Indoors title rematch against Roger Federer by beating Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in the semi-finals on Saturday. The top-seeded del Potro came back strongly after a shaky spell when he let the second set slip away, and...
  • Del Potro beats Mathieu in Swiss Indoors semis 26-10-2013 09:49 AM

    Basel: Top-seeded Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina used his dominating serve to beat Paul-Henri Mathieu of France 6-4, 6-4 in the Swiss Indoors quarter-finals on Friday. Del Potro had 11 aces and never faced a break point against the 101st-ranked Mathieu. In Saturday's semi-finals, del Potro will play doubles...
  • Federer beats Dimitrov in Swiss Indoors quarters 26-10-2013 09:40 AM

    Basel: Roger Federer raised his game to beat Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-3, 7-6 (2) on Friday in the quarter-finals of his hometown Swiss Indoors tournament. The 32-year-old Federer found the kind of form that has often eluded him in a difficult season and saved three straight set points against...
  • Del Potro eases past Baghdatis in Swiss Indoors 25-10-2013 08:57 AM

    Basel: Top-seeded Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina eased past Marcos Baghdatis of Cyprus 6-1, 6-2 in the Swiss Indoors second round on Thursday. Del Potro forced two breaks of serve in each set and saved all five chances the 97th-ranked Baghdatis held in the first set. In Friday's quarter-finals,...
  • Federer helped by Gasquet's loss at Swiss Indoors 23-10-2013 08:57 PM

    Basel: Roger Federer improved his chances of qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals when Richard Gasquet lost in the Swiss Indoors first round on Wednesday. Fifth-seeded Gasquet, who won the Kremlin Cup title in Moscow on Sunday, lost 6-4, 6-2 to fellow Frenchman Michael Llodra. Paul-Henri Mathieu of France...
  • Wawrinka slips to first-round loss at Swiss Indoors 23-10-2013 11:45 AM

    Basel: Stanislas Wawrinka's prospects of playing in his first ATP World Tour Finals were damaged on Tuesday by a 6-4, 6-3 first-round loss to Edouard Roger-Vasselin at the Swiss Indoors. Second-seeded Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic also lost 4-6, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2) against big-serving Ivo Karlovic of Croatia...
  • Roger Federer opens Swiss Indoors event with victory 21-10-2013 11:49 PM

    Basel: Roger Federer won in the first round at his hometown Swiss Indoors event Monday, beating Adrian Mannarino of France 6-4, 6-2. Federer swept the final five games against the 60th-ranked Mannarino to win in 1 hour, 12 minutes. Hampered by back injuries in a difficult season, Federer has won...
  • Federer reflects on mistakes of playing injured 20-10-2013 10:32 PM

    Basel: Roger Federer thinks he made mistakes this year by playing when injured, but insists he is ready for a strong finish to his most difficult season. Ahead of his hometown Swiss Indoors tournament, Federer said he regretted playing matches with back problems at Indian Wells in March, and Hamburg...
  • Exhausted Nadal withdraws from Swiss Indoors 18-10-2013 10:47 PM

    Basel: Top-ranked Rafael Nadal has pulled out of next week's Swiss Indoors due to fatigue. Nadal has played 74 competitive matches since recovering from a knee injury in February, which had kept the Spaniard out for seven months. He has lost only five times. On his Facebook page, Nadal writes,...
  • Just bought a new Android phone? 10 free apps that you must install 28-08-2013 02:01 PM

    New Delhi: Riding on the success of Android, smartphone sales have overtaken that of feature phones. But the sad part is that most users do not make the most of their phones, many are not even aware of how to. There is a lot beyond the social networking, image editing...
  • Swiss shop owner apologises to Oprah Winfrey for racist remark 09-08-2013 09:51 PM

    Geneva: Oprah Winfrey said she had a racist encounter while shopping in Switzerland and the national tourist office and the shop owner have apologised. The billionaire media mogul told the US program "Entertainment Tonight" that a shop assistant in Zurich refused to show her a black handbag priced at $38,000...
  • IAF questions HAL's plan to develop a new basic trainer 01-08-2013 10:00 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force is up in arms over the Hindustan Aeronautics plan to develop a basic trainer. This is not the first time when the IAF and Hindustan Aeronautics are locking horns. Earlier they had tiff over quality issues leading to MiG-21 crashes. However, this time it...
  • IAF against HAL proposal to develop a new basic trainer 31-07-2013 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian Air Force is up in arms over the Hindustan Aeronautics plan to develop a basic trainer. Air Chief Marshall NAK Browne has written to the Defence Minister AK Antony on the issue. He has warned that the IAF has the basic trainer in Swiss Pilatus, 75...
  • Mikhail Youzhny beats Robin Haase in Swiss Open final 28-07-2013 06:47 PM

    Gstaad: Mikhail Youzhny of Russia won his first Swiss Open title on Sunday at his eighth attempt, beating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-4. Sixth-seeded Youzhny broke unseeded Haase's service once in each set to clinch his ninth career title, and third on clay courts. A former top-10 player...
  • Youzhny, Haase advance to Swiss Open final 27-07-2013 09:50 PM

    Gstaad: Mikhail Youzhny of Russia will play un-seeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands in the Swiss Open final after both won their semi-finals on Saturday. Haase rallied from a set down to beat fifth-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in searing heat in the Swiss ski resort of...
  • After beating Federer, Brands loses at Swiss Open 26-07-2013 08:05 PM

    Gstaad, Switzerland: A day after beating Roger Federer, Daniel Brands lost to Victor Hanescu 6-3, 6-4 on Friday in the Swiss Open quarter-finals. Hanescu, the 2008 Gstaad champion, forced one service break in each set. Mikhail Youzhny also reached the semi-finals and will next face Hanescu after beating fourth-seeded Juan...