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Snow traps 13,000 tourists at Swiss Alpine resort Zermatt

Heavy snowfall has trapped some 13,000 tourists at Zermatt, one of Switzerland's most popular ski stations, the Alpine resort said today.The snow has blocked all roads and the train leading to the resort in the southern Swiss canton of Valais, which was also ... Business Standard, 1 month ago

Masked revellers dance through Swiss Alpine villages

At the crack of dawn on Saturday, masked men wearing elaborate costumes marched through a village in the Swiss Alps to offer farmers their best wishes for the New Year, as per the Julian calendar, media reports said.A group of Silvesterchlaeuse, sporting ...
 Prokerala1 month ago
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Winter Olympics: Czech shredder Ledecka stuns Alpine world with gold

IMAGE: Super-G alpine skiers Anna Veith of Austria, Ester Ledecka of Czech Republic, and Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein react during the victory ceremony at the Jeongseon Alpine Centre in Pyeongchang on Saturday. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters Czech Ester Ledecka produced one of the biggest shocks in the history of the Winter Olympics when she tore down Jeongseon slope in bib number 26 to stun the pre-race favourites and win the women's super-G on Saturday. The 22-year-old was ranked ...
 Rediff.com6 days ago

Discovering Unspunnen, the unknown Swiss festival

Kalpana Sunder acquaints herself with little-known, but fascinating traditions of the festival in Interlaken, the adventure capital of Switzerland. This traditional nine-day Unspunnen Festival brings together people from across rural Switzerland to celebrate their Alpine traditions.Photograph: @James Petts/Flickr.   It's a sign from the heavens -- a bright, sunny day after two days of rain. Jets manned by the Swiss air force thunder overhead, swooping over the serrated mountains and ...
 Rediff.com3 weeks ago
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Davos's unlikely man: British socialist puts Alpine elite on notice

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - John McDonnell, a proud socialist who wants to run Britain's economy and tear up the rules of capitalism, isn't the kind of guy you expect to find rubbing shoulders with the global elite at a Swiss ski resort. But at the World ...
 Business Standard4 weeks ago
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WEF 2018: The Indian colours in a white Davos

Facing severe weather with constant snow that has not been seen in more than a decade, the alpine village of Davos greeted delegates rather harshly. Snow banks along the roads were more than 7 feet high as snow ploughs worked strenuously to keep the roads ...
 DNA1 month ago

Alpine air at work? Delhi eyes novel ways to battle smog

Political apathy over the poisonous smog choking New Delhi has led many like businessman Kamal Meattle to take matters into their own hands, with an office building he says pumps air as fresh as from the Swiss Alps. From the outside, the Paharpur Business ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago

World's steepest funicular railway to open in Switzerland

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss technology is due to hit new heights on Friday when the world's steepest funicular line opens at one of its Alpine resorts.
 Reuters2 months ago
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Valentine's Day special: Romantic getaways of the ultra rich

Big cities are the breeding grounds for romance this year. Lovebirds Bipasha Basu and Karan Singh Grover in Miami.Photograph: @bipashabasu/Instagram.   According to new data from Hotels.com, big cities are the breeding grounds for romance this year. Private jet rental operator Victor looked at its bookings to list down the most popular destinations for Valentine's Day travel in 2018.   10: Miami Located in the extreme south-eastern part of the United States, Miami is well-known ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Davos in photos: Inside the playground of the world's most powerful

Going beyond the annual WEF Summit... Shah Rukh Khan strikes his Bollywood superstar pose in Davos, where he received the Crystal Award.Photograph: @iamsrk/Instagram.   The Swiss call it 'a place of superlatives'. Davos in Grisons -- the highest town in Europe -- is a holiday destination, a major winter and summer sports centre, and -- for a few days every January -- the venue for the most power-fuelled conference in the world. This town in the Landwasser Valley is renowned for hosting ...
 Rediff.com4 weeks ago
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