The Racketlon India Sports Association announced an eight-member squad for the Nations Cup in Graz, Austria. On June 20, the squad including Sidharth Nandal, Ashutosh Pednekar, Varinder Singh and Karan Taneja, will participate in the tournament, scheduled from August 23 to 29, in Austria. Racketlon is a combination sport in which the competitors are required to play four racket sports: table tennis, badminton, tennis and squash, captained by… read-more
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Denmark defeated Austria 2-1 in the UEFA Nations League in Austria on June 6, making it two wins in a row. With six minutes remaining, Jens Stryger curled a long-range shot past Patrick Pentz to put Denmark three points ahead of their opponents at the top of Group A1. Denmark has won 12 of its previous 15 international games while losing the other three.
The government of Austria on November 19 said it's set to reimpose lockdown due to increasing COVID-19 cases, making it the first country in western Europe to take this step. Reportedly, the lockdown will come into effect on November 22 and last for 20 days, which would help curb the active cases during the Christmas holidays. ''The blanket requirement to get vaccinated will start on February 1,'' said Alexander Schallenberg, Chancellor.
Amid the global chip shortage, Germany's Infineon inaugurated its new plant, Villach Factory, in Austria on September 17, spending 1.6 billion Euros. Reportedly, the manufactured chips will be thinner than human hair, and the company is also expected to generate 2 billion euros from Villach. ''Our timing in adding new capacity couldn't be better, considering the growing demand for power-management semiconductors,'' CEO Reinhard Ploss said… read-more
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A 66-year-old man in Austria was arrested for keeping his mother mummified in the cellar for more than a year. Reportedly, the police have recovered the 89-year-old mother's body. It was reported that he kept her mummified to keep receiving her benefit money. As per sources, he has received over 60,000 USD till now. The man was charged with fraud and also for hiding a corpse.
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81 out of 800 people were arrested in Austria in a global sting against organised crime belonging from various groups. The arrested are suspects of multiple crimes including drug trafficking and murder. Reportedly the joint operation by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Australian and European police caught people from Australia, Asia, Europe, South America and the Middle East involved in the narcotics trade.
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According to a report published by Hensley & Partners, Indian High net-worth individuals have topped the chart for enquiring 'residence-by-investment' and 'citizenship-by-investment' programmes. The enquiries surged by 63 per cent in 2020 as compared to 2019. Reportedly, many applicants have queried about Canada Residency and Austria Citizenship programme. Besides, they have looked for European citizenship for overseas business interests… read-more
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A 32-year-old woman survived after falling off a clifftop in Austria. The woman was saved by a carpet of snow on which she fell from a height of 650 metre. After saying 'yes' to her boyfriend over the cliff, she slipped over the rocks and fell from the Falkart mountain in Carinthia. The 27-year-old fiance who jumped over the cliff to save her girlfriend, was rescued after soaring nearly 50-feet through the air.
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Karl-Heinz Grasser, former Austrian Finance Minister, has been convicted of corruption and bribery amounting to nine million euro. Awarding him an eight-year imprisonment, the Vienna Court found him guilty of leaking information of a bid and termed it as deliberate abuse of authority. The court also handed jail terms to former Austrian leader Walter Meischberger and a lobbyist Peter Hochegger. Interestingly, Grasser became the youngest… read-more
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