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SWITZERLAND NEWS

Swiss tighten measures to combat spike in COVID-19 cases

October 18, 2020 7:40 pm

An order to wear masks on public transport has been extended to cover train stations, airports, bus and tram stops, the government said, replacing a patchwork of regulations which applied across Switzerland's different regions.

India gets 2nd set of Swiss bank account details under automatic info exchange framework

October 09, 2020 7:44 pm

The information exchange this year involved nearly 3.1 million (31 lakh) financial accounts, FTA said in a statement on Friday. The number of such accounts was similar in 2019.

Switzerland votes on scrapping freedom of movement with EU

September 27, 2020 7:16 pm

The referendum was initiated by the ruling right-wing SVP, which claims that the existing pact, which allows 75,000 EU citizens to enter the country each year, hurts Swiss interests.

Parachutist makes world's first jump from solar-powered plane in Switzerland

August 26, 2020 5:03 pm

Parachutist Raphael Domjan reached a speed of 150 kilometres per hour during his jump, landing near the project base in Payerne.

Singer Diljit Dosanjh shares video of women in Switzerland dancing to his song ‘G.O.A.T.’

August 26, 2020 12:11 pm

The 45-second long video shows the women trying to do the bhangra to Diljit Dosanjh’s single and was posted by Indian Foreign Service officer Gurleen Kaur.

After a malfunction at Lindt factory, Switzerland town gets some 'chocolate snow'

August 25, 2020 4:19 pm

The malfunction caused fragments of crushed cocoa called “cocoa nibs” along with strong winds and rain, to spread in the immediate vicinity of the factory.

Swiss govt issues notices for sharing of bank details of Congress leader Kuldeep Bishnoi, wife

July 09, 2020 6:57 pm

The Bishnois have been asked to reply within ten days to exercise their right to appeal against sharing of information as per the Swiss laws, according to two separate notices published in Switzerland's latest federal gazette, dated July 7, in Berne.

Swiss say ready to help U.S., Iran with more releases

June 05, 2020 1:54 pm

In a statement, the Swiss foreign ministry said: “Switzerland confirms its role in the humanitarian gesture that took place today and led to the release of Mr. Michael Ray White and Mr. Majid Taheri. ... Our country stands ready for further facilitation, in accordance with its long-lasting tradition of good offices."

Explained: What lies behind Switzerland's high rate of Covid-19 infections per million

March 30, 2020 12:15 pm

The Swiss government has categorised the situation in the country as “extraordinary”.

Switzerland votes to ban homophobic discrimination

February 10, 2020 8:02 am

Sunday's referendum decided on legislation that specifically outlawed hate speech and discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation with jail terms of up to three years. The criminal code currently covers discrimination based on race, ethnicity and religion.

SWITZERLAND PHOTOS

Post Cannes, Hina Khan is enjoying the mountains of Switzerland

May 29, 2019 9:13 am

Hina Khan, who is currently holidaying in Switzerland, took to her Instagram to share loads of photos and stories from the picturesque place.

A room without a view: Snapshots of Swiss Army bunkers converted to hotels

January 19, 2016 12:30 am

For upwards of almost $200 a night, guests at a Swiss hotel might expect to catch a glimpse of the towering Alps or overlook one of the country's famous lakes. But visitors to Hotel La Claustra get a room without a view. The 17-room hotel is buried in the Gotthard mountain range and, with cavernous walls and minimalist interior, offers the chance to spend a few nights in an ex-army bunker.

11 injured as train cars derail in Swiss Alps

August 14, 2014 5:33 pm

Three train cars derailed and 11 people were injured Wednesday after a landslide hit a mountain train in the Swiss Alps.

SWITZERLAND VIDEOS

FM Jaitley at World Economic Forum

January 23, 2016 3:30 pm

Switzerland, Jan 23 (ANI): Finance Minister, Arun Jaitely, on Saturday attended the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. Finance Minister Jaitley said that there are a set of structural reforms which are in progress and there are a large number of steps which the Government of India has taken over the last year-and-a-half. He further added that India's co-operative federalism has transformed to competitive federalism, and that's really a good news for India.

Britain's FM, Arun Jaitley hold bilateral talks

January 20, 2016 5:49 am

London, Jan 20 (ANI): British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne held bilateral talks with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, ahead of the World Economic Forum. Both the ministers discussed cooperation between the two countries at the residence of the British Finance Minister at Downing Street in central London. The talks focused on infrastructure and financial services. Jaitley also addressed an investors summit at the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday morning and will fly to Davos, Switzerland, in the evening.