Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: Switzerland

Swiss prosecutors appeal acquittal of ex-FIFA president Blatte, former UEFA chief Platini

Switzerland's Federal Criminal Court had cleared the two in July after a seven-year investigation in which both were booted out of the sport.

Putin’s attack on Ukraine means Russia’s rich aren’t welcome at Davos anymore

It will be the first WEF in Switzerland since the fall of communism without a single Russian official or business leader.

Muslims didn’t damage property in Kolkata, viral video is from a brawl in Switzerland

Video is from 2018 when violent clashes had erupted between Swiss fans supporting two rival football teams — FC Luzern and FC Basel.

‘Unite Eva with Fuhrer’: Campaign urges the Swiss to give up Putin ‘lover’ Alina Kabaeva

Citizens of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine are signatories to the petition that say ‘Putin’s favourite mistress and her three children’ are hiding in Switzerland.

SpiceJet ‘admitted debt liability’, says HC on Credit Suisse winding-up plea. Airline to appeal

Madras HC has ordered winding up of SpiceJet Ltd over non-payment of $24 million in dues to Credit Suisse AG. But order kept in abeyance to allow SpiceJet time to deposit $5 million.

Chinese papers quote Swiss biologist to support Covid origin study, embassy says he doesn’t exist

The Swiss embassy said it has no registry of any citizen named Edwards Wilson, who has been quoted by several Chinese papers on reports about the origin of coronavirus.

Switzerland reopens its doors to fully vaccinated Indians with WHO-approved doses

Switzerland's Federal Office of Public Health said there is no need for a negative RT-PCR report from countries that have the Delta variant of Covid-19.

Indians’ funds in Swiss banks jump to over Rs 20,700 crore in 2020, highest in 13 years

The increase in funds of Indian clients with Swiss banks, from Rs 6,625 crore in 2019, reverses a 2-year declining trend. However, customer deposits fell for the second year.

Why interest rates are losing their relevance around the world

Economists have recommended Switzerland’s central bank put less emphasis on interest rates. There’s a lesson for the rest of the world, too.

UK tourists flee Swiss ski resort, how tiny Timor-Leste kept virus at bay & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

On Camera


Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.