Swiss

  • Swiss national, a Maoist sympathiser, arrested in Kerala 3 days ago

    Thiruvanthpuram: Police on Tuesday arrested a Maoist sympathiser in Thrissur district of Kerala. Jonathan Bold, a Swiss national, arrived in Kerala on a tourist visa and attended a meeting organised in memory of a Maoist activist. Bold has been charged under the Foreigners Act, Section 14(b), which pertains to violation of...
  • Pablo Andujar beats Juan Monaco to win Swiss Open title 5 days ago

    Pablo Andujar of Spain won his first title in more than two years on Sunday, beating Juan Monaco of Argentina 6-3, 7-5 in the Swiss Open final. It was the 71st-ranked Andujar's third career title, all on clay courts. He also won at Casablanca, Morocco, in 2011 and 2012. Andujar got the...
  • Pablo Andujar, Juan Monaco advance to Swiss Open final 6 days ago

    Unseeded pair Pablo Andujar and Juan Monaco advanced on Saturday to the Swiss Open title match. Andujar, ranked No. 71, beat fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-1 in an all-Spain semi-final at the clay-court Roy Emerson Arena. Argentina's Monaco rallied from losing the first three games to win 6-3, 7-6 (4)...
  • Two-time champ Thomaz Bellucci wins 1st match at Swiss Open July 22, 2014

    Switzerland: Two-time champion Thomaz Bellucci won his first-round match at the Swiss Open on Tuesday, beating Gerald Melzer of Austria 6-3, 6-4. The 93rd-ranked Brazilian, who next plays fifth-seeded Federico Delbonis of Argentina, won two of his three career titles on clay in the Swiss mountains, in 2009 and 2012. Last year's...
  • Switzerland gets the edge on EU with China trade deal July 7, 2014

    Basel: Switzerland has one-upped its European Union neighbours with a free trade deal with China that its politicians and business sector say is crucial to boosting ties with the world's second-largest economy. The free trade agreement (FTA), in force since Tuesday, is China's first with a mainland European country and was...
  • All information about black money will be made public: Centre June 30, 2014

    Lucknow: The Centre will put in public domain all information it gets about black money stashed in foreign banks, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday. "The government will put all the information it gets regarding black money in public domain when the time comes. We will take steps keeping...
  • List of Indians with unaccounted money in Swiss banks may be out soon June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: In a step towards bringing back all the black money allegedly stashed away in Swiss banks as promised during the election campaigns, the new government at the Centre on Sunday wrote to the Switzerland government seeking bank details and names of Indians having unaccounted money. The latest request has...
  • Black money probe: India seeks details of secret accounts from Switzerland June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Indian government expands its efforts to combat the menace of black money, it has made a fresh request to Switzerland seeking secret bank details and names of Indians who have unaccounted money in Swiss banks. Earlier this week, the Switzerland said that it was readying a list...
  • RBI asks banks to give information to SIT on black money June 23, 2014

    Mumbai: The Reserve Bank of India on Monday directed all banks and financial institutions to provide information and documents sought by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) set up to unearth black money. "All the banks and financial institutions (FIs) are advised to ensure that information/documents required by the SIT are made...
  • India to seek expeditious sharing of bank information from Swiss government June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to expedite information sharing from the European nation, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said the government will write to Switzerland seeking details of Indians having unaccounted money in Swiss banks. The Minister's remark comes a day after a Swiss government official told PTI that names of...
  • Will speak to Swiss Bank on Indians depositing unaccounted money June 23, 2014

    Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that he would write to the authorities of Swiss Bank and request for expedite process of sharing of information on bank accounts held by Indians. ...
  • Black money probe: India to get Swiss bank details, SIT promises action June 22, 2014

    New Delhi: India's efforts to crackdown on black money stashed abroad today got a major boost with Switzerland readying a list of Indians suspected to have un-taxed money in Swiss banks, while Special Investigation Team constituted by Indian government promised action if any illegality is found. The names of certain...
  • Swiss government prepares list of Indians with suspected black money June 22, 2014

    Zurich: In a major boost to India's fight against black money, Switzerland has prepared a list of Indians suspected to have stashed un-taxed wealth in Swiss banks and the details are being shared with Indian government. The names of these Indian individuals and entities have come under scanner of the Swiss...
  • Book a seat for zero gravity experience in space! May 30, 2014

    London: Have Rs 1.5 crore in your kitty? You can get a seat on Richard Branson-owned Virgin space travel's flight for a 'Zero Gravity' (ZeroG) experience in space. But if you are not born rich, at approximately Rs 1.58 lakh, you can still get the 'ZeroG' experience, courtesy Swiss Space Systems...
  • Rich Swiss couple robbed churches 'for thrills', says police May 28, 2014

    Geneva: Two wealthy Swiss seniors arrested for robbing from church collection boxes, told police that their crime spree was just for thrills, justice authorities said on Wednesday. In a statement, prosecutors in the central region of Lucerne said that the married couple, aged 70 and 73, had admitted stealing money on...
  • Info requests beyond tax pact cannot be entertained: Swiss government May 8, 2014

    New Delhi: With India stepping up pressure for data on alleged illicit funds parked in Swiss banks, Switzerland has asserted that it cannot positively respond to requests which are beyond the ambit of bilateral tax treaty. Reiterating that it is committed to fighting tax evasion, Switzerland also said both nations should...
  • Government committed contempt over order on black money, rules SC April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the government for doing nothing to comply with its July 2011 order directing it to disclose the names of Indians who have stashed away money in foreign banks. located in Liechtenstein. The details of Indian account holders in banks of Liechtenstein, a...
  • Swiss government to reply Chidambaram's letter soon March 27, 2014

    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," a...
  • Switzerland not sharing information on bank accounts of Indians: Chidambaram March 27, 2014

    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 Eveline...
  • Sindhu, Kashyap lose in semis; Saina out in quarters at Swiss Open March 16, 2014

    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 stunned...
  • Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap knocked out of Swiss Open March 15, 2014

    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 plays her...
  • Sindhu saunters past World No.2 to reach Swiss Open semis March 15, 2014

    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 on Friday...
  • Saina, Sindhu, Kashyap in Swiss Open quarters March 14, 2014

    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 out...
  • Anand Pawar out of Swiss Open, Saina Nehwal in 2nd round March 13, 2014

    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 to...
  • Saina off to winning start in Swiss GP; Kashyap, Pawar enter third round March 13, 2014

    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 off...
  • Sindhu, Kashyap enter second round of Swiss Open March 12, 2014

    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 victory...
  • Saina seeks third Swiss Open crown March 10, 2014

    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 reached...
  • Saina seeded 6th at Swiss Open March 8, 2014

    Basel: Two-time winner Saina Nehwal of India has been seeded sixth at the $125,000 Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold which starts at St. Jakobshalle here on Tuesday. The Olympic bronze medallist will try to regain the crown which she won in 2011 and 2012 and reached the semi-finals last year. Saina's...
  • Indians may get high end Swiss chocolates at cheaper rates March 2, 2014

    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 from...
  • Hermann Rorschach: 10 little-known things about the Swiss psychiatrist November 8, 2013

    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 of...