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19-Feb-2018 St. Gallen (Switzerland)

Doing something live more thrilling than film : Shekhar Kapur

Veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur loved directing his first musical "Matterhorn", and says creating something for the live audience is more thrilling than making a film.Kapur, known for movies like "Bandit Queen", "Mr. India" and "Masoom", on Monday took to Twitter...

25-Jan-2018 Davos (Switzerland)

Join global companies to reduce carbon emissions : Mahindra

One of India's top industrialists and Mahindra Group Chairman Anand Mahindra on Thursday asked businesses around the world to join the growing number of companies committed to setting greenhouse gas reduction targets in line with climate science."I commit...

25-Jan-2018 Davos (Switzerland)

GSMA ready with digital declaration to protect data : Sunil Bharti Mittal

With the aim to ensure data security and privacy, global telecom industry body GSMA has approved a draft digital declaration, GSMA Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said here on Thursday.Titled "A Digital Future That We Support and Strive For," the digital declaration...

25-Jan-2018 Davos

Saturn moon Enceladus potentially habitable : NASA scientist

The conditions at Enceladus appear right for supporting life, Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker said here on Thursday while hinting at a possible future mission to go back to the Saturn moon."Personally, I would like to go back to Saturn," Spilker...

24-Jan-2018 Davos (Switzerland)

It is a moral imperative to get more women into tech : Sundar Pichai

When it comes to gender equality at work, it is a "moral imperative" to get more women into technology, Indian-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai said here on Wednesday.On a question whether Google would be prepared to pay more tax, Pichai said that tax is a big...

23-Jan-2018 Davos (Switzerland)

Art should not have boundaries : Karan Johar

Filmmaker Karan Johar, who was present at the panel discussion at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting on Tuesday, said that art should not have boundaries and one cannot enforce culture to the people.The filmmaker shared the stage along with renowned cellist Yo-Yo...

23-Jan-2018 Davos (Switzerland)

Narendra Modi meets Justin Trudeau, Dutch Queen Maxima

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday held meetings with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum.According to External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, in...

23-Jan-2018 Davos (Switzerland)

Narendra Modi cautions against growing protectionism

Pitching for India as a global destination for investment, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday cautioned the world against growing protectionism and rise in tariff and non-tariff barriers that are impeding global trade even as he spoke of climate change,...

22-Jan-2018 Davos (Switzerland)

Narendra Modi meets CEOs at WEF, IMF reaffirms India's growth story

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a roundtable meeting with the CEOs of top global companies before his keynote address at the plenary session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) here on Tuesday morning.India also got a thumbs up from the International...

21-Jan-2018 St. Gallen (Switzerland)

Directing a musical a new challenge : Shekhar Kapur

Veteran filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, known for movies like "Bandit Queen", "Mr India" and "Masoom", is directing his first directorial and says it is like a new challenge and adventure.Kapur on Sunday tweeted a series of photographs and captioned it: "My first snow...

19-Jan-2017 Davos

Nawaz Sharif meets UN chief, stresses resolution of Kashmir issue

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday met UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum here and apprised him about the long-standing Kashmir issue with India."Kashmir is an internationally recognised issue and...

19-Jan-2017 Davos

Demonetisation was must to curb black money : Nirmala Sitharaman

The Indian government had to implement the recent demonetisation as a duty to the nation in order to tackle the menace of black money and bring unaccounted money back into the banking system, Commerce Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday."This step of demonetisation...

19-Jan-2017 Davos

UK will be a global leader on trade : Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday told leaders at the World Economic Forum here that the UK will be a "world leader" on trade.But the Prime Minister also warned that inequality blamed on globalisation was aiding the "politics of division", BBC reported.Her...

18-Jan-2017 Davos

Intelligence sharing needed to combat terrorism : Raheel Sharif

Pakistan's former army chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif said 2016 witnessed a significant decrease in terrorism and that "intelligence sharing is a very important component of strategy to combat terrorism".Addressing a session at the World Economic Forum (WEF)...

24-Jul-2016 Gstaad (Switzerland)

Tennis: Feliciano Lopez wins Swiss Open Gstaad

Spanish tennis player Feliciano Lopez won the Swiss Open Gstaad after beating the Dutch Robin Haase in the final 6-4, 7-5 in 77 minutes here on Sunday.Lopez finally managed to win the tournament after he lost it a decade ago, while this is the Spaniard's first...

28-Jun-2016 Lausanne (Switzerland)

Indian men's team climbs to fifth spot in hockey rankings

India's men's team climbed to the fifth spot of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) rankings on Tuesday.The rankings were released after the conclusion of the hugely entertaining 2016 Hockey Champions Trophy in London. In the men's tournament final, India...

24-Jun-2016 Basel (Switzerland)

UK result a shock but RBI prepared: Raghram Rajan

Markets around the world are trying to factor the consequences of the UK's decision to quit the European Union, RBI Governor Raghram Rajan said on Friday.He said in a statement that the Reserve Bank of India was ready to act when necessary."Markets are trying...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

Narendra Modi thanks Switzerland for supporting India's NSG membership

Prime Minister India Narendra Modi on Monday thanked Switzerland for its understanding and support for India's membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) following delegation level talks with Swiss President Johann Schneider-Ammann.“India and Switzerland...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

Narendra Modi leaves Switzerland for US

After holding bilateral talks with Switzerland President Johann Schneider-Ammann, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday left here for the US on the fourth leg of his five-nation tour.“Au Revoir Geneve! In under half a day, PM completes visit and emplanes...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

India provides huge opportunity for Swiss business: Narendra Modi

Inviting a galaxy of Swiss business leaders to invest in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Monday that India needs to create an economy of the order of "two or three Switzerlands," which provides a massive opportunity for partnerships."Within my...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

Black money a key issue, says Narendra Modi in Geneva

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said to combat the issue of black money and tax evasion was an important issue for India and Switzerland."Combating menace of black money and tax evasion is a key issue for our countries," Modi said here during...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

Narendra Modi invites Swiss businesses to partner India's growth

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday pitched India's economic growth story to attract investments from Switzerland."I invite Swiss companies to be a key partner in India's economic growth," Modi said at a joint press conference with Swiss President Johann...

06-Jun-2016 Geneva (Switzerland)

Act against child labour, rights body says

Governments should better regulate businesses to prevent child labour in global supply chains, Human Rights Watch said in a video released on Monday.The report comes in advance of the World Day Against Child Labour on June 12. Child labour in global supply chains...

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