Berlin

  • Bayern Munich clinch Bundesliga title in record time 26-03-2014 02:42 AM

    Berlin: Bayern Munich defeated Hertha Berlin 3-1 to become the earliest Bundesliga champion in 51 years of the league on Tuesday, when the defending champion claimed their 24th German title. Toni Kroos scored in the sixth minute and Mario Goetze added a rare header in the 14th. Adrian Ramos pulled...
  • Chinese film wins Best Picture at Berlin film festival 17-02-2014 09:28 AM

    Berlin: The Chinese film 'Bai Ri Yan Huo' (Black Coal, Thin Ice) has won the Golden Bear for best picture at the 64th Berlin international film festival. Liao Fan won the prize last night for best actor in the same film, while Haru Kuroki won best actress for her role...
  • Marathi film 'Killa' wins Crystal Bear at Berlin Film Festival 16-02-2014 11:57 AM

    New Delhi: Marathi film 'Killa', directed by Avinash Arun, has bagged the Crystal Bear for the Best Film awarded by the Children's Jury in Generation Kplus section at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival. Helmed by debutante director Avinash Arun, 'Killa' deals with the universal conflict of migration and how...
  • 'Highway' premiere at 64th Berlinale overwhelms Imtiaz 14-02-2014 01:49 PM

    Berlin: Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali says says it was "overwhelming" to announce the first show of his movie at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere. The Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda-starrer 'Highway' premiered in the panorama section of the film festival Thursday. "This is the...
  • What made George Clooney whistle at Berlin Film Festival 09-02-2014 11:57 AM

    Berlin: George Clooney whistled a tune and sang the praises of Belgian beer at the Berlin film festival for the international premiere on Saturday of his World War Two art caper 'The Monuments Men', but reality had already given him publicity money can't buy. The premiere of the film which...
  • 16-year-old boy robs bank in Germany with fake gun 27-01-2014 12:43 PM

    A 16-year-old boy held up a bank in Germany with his toy gun before making off with a four-figure sum, but was quickly arrested while trying to flee on a bicycle. The teenager tried to escape to Austria after robbing the bank in the Bavarian town of Bad Fuessing, southern...
  • Surprised by selection of 'Highway' at Berlin film fest: Imtiaz Ali 22-01-2014 10:15 AM

    New Delhi: Director Imtiaz Ali is utterly surprised by the selection of his upcoming road movie 'Highway' at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival as he feels such platforms are reserved for filmmakers like Anurag Kashyap. 'Highway', starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, will have its world premiere in the...
  • Six events that will matter in 2014 20-01-2014 11:56 AM

    1. Sky City, the world's tallest skyscraper, to open in Changsha, China Burj Khalifa, the tallest skyscraper in the world, officially opened on January 4, 2010. It's both an architectural marvel and a reminder of hubris-for it coincided with Dubai's financial troubles. Its record will be broken by China's Sky...
  • German groom forgets bride at gas station after honeymoon 11-10-2013 07:58 PM

    A German couple's marriage got off to a rocky start when the groom forgot his bride at a highway gas station on the way home from their honeymoon, only noticing she was missing after hours had passed. Police said on Friday the couple was heading home to Berlin from France...
  • Delhi-NCR 'lives, loves, dances' with Sunburn 2013 07-10-2013 01:30 PM

    Noida: The much awaited Sunburn festival once again hit North India on Sunday. Overwhelming crowd turned up for the musical carnival at Galgotia University in Noida, dressed in their wacky self. To witness and be a part of Asia's top festival, music lovers started thronging the venue from noon itself...
  • Mumbai world's second-most honest city: Readers' Digest experiment 25-09-2013 11:02 PM

    Would you hand in a lost wallet or would you keep it? According to the results of a new Readers' Digest experiment, Mumbai is the world's second-most honest city whereas more people are likely to hand in a wallet in Helsinki in Finland than in any other city in the...
  • Victorious Angela Merkel ready for negotiations on coalition govt 23-09-2013 07:12 PM

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said she is open to negotiations with her centre-left rivals on forming a coalition government after her hat-trick victory in parliamentary elections, but fell short of absolute majority. Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU)...
  • Julian Assange alleges his suitcase was stolen in 2010, Sweden investigates 04-09-2013 11:16 AM

    Swedish police opened an investigation on Tuesday after WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange urged them to find out what happened to a suitcase he suspects was stolen from him in 2010 by intelligence agents as he travelled from Sweden to Germany. The suitcase contained three laptops that had WikiLeaks materials, including...
  • Latest leak reveals Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch in further detail 02-09-2013 09:02 AM

    New Delhi: With wearable tech being touted as the next big thing in techology, Samsung would want to steal Apple thunder by unveiling its own version of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch ahead of the rumoured iWatch. Now as the purported unveiling day, ahead of IFA Berlin, draws near, yet...
  • PM leaves for Germany, to seek greater business ties 10-04-2013 09:05 AM

    New Delhi: Prime minister Manmohan Singh has left for Berlin on Wednesday to participate in the second round of inter-governmental consultations with Germany. The two countries are celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations and will address possible areas of cooperation. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and other important officials are...
  • Germany marks construction of the Berlin Wall 13-08-2011 09:57 PM

    Berlin: The Berlin Wall's construction 50 years ago must be a constant reminder to citizens today to stand up for freedom and democracy, the city's mayor said on Saturday as a united Germany commemorated the bitter anniversary. Seeing Berlin divided by the wall tore apart the country as well as...
  • Berlin Wall makes comeback for tourists 09-08-2011 07:08 PM

    Berlin: A half century after it was built and two decades after its demise, a few bits of the Wall that once split Berlin into East and West are being reinstated for posterity to the delight of tourists seeking a glimpse of the city's Cold War history. Almost all of...
  • Berlin gala marks 30 years of Art of Living 04-07-2011 10:56 AM

    Berlin: Thousands of people, including Indian Tourism Minister Subodh Kant Sahai and BJP President Nitin Gadkari, braved showers and chilly winds in the German capital to attend yoga performances and riveting Indian dance and music shows as part of the World Cultural Festival celebrating 30 years of Indian spiritual guru...
  • Germany searches for next octopus oracle 26-06-2011 12:12 PM

    Berlin: Eight octopuses in Germany competed on Friday to replace the late oracle Paul by predicting the result of the opening match of the women's soccer World Cup between host Germany and Canada. The contest between aquariums around Germany will determine which cephalopod, if any, can repeat the clairvoyant feats...
  • World's most famous cuddly polar bear Knut dies 21-03-2011 11:35 AM

    Berlin: Fans of polar bear Knut are laying flowers at Berlin zoo to mourn the sudden death of the bear who as a cub became a household name. The four-year-old bear died suddenly in his enclosure on Saturday afternoon. He waded into the water before having a short spasm and...
  • I have no formal education in filmmaking: Aamir 10-02-2011 07:07 PM

    Berlin: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan says freedom of expression is a continuous struggle for artistes around the world and he also wonders why the Berlinale chose him as the jury member for the prestigious film festival. "American artistes fought McCarthyism in the 1950s. India artistes braved the emergency imposed by...
  • Aamir's hands are full 03-02-2011 11:57 AM

    Aamir Khan is excited to play villain in Dhoom 3. The superstar Wednesday said Dhoom was a great franchise to work in even though he initially didn't think he would fit in. "I have recently signed Dhoom 3. I liked the script very much. When I had watched Dhoom, I...
  • Aamir on Berlin International Film Festival jury 22-01-2011 01:40 PM

    Bollywood actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan, who is busy amassing accolades for his latest project Dhobi Ghat, is on the international jury of the upcoming 61st Berlin International Film Festival. The 45-year-old is sharing the honour with Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi, Australian producer Jan Chapman, German actress Nina Hoss, Canadian filmmaker Guy...
  • 'Terror attacks are due to fundamentalists' 18-10-2010 09:01 PM

    Just a day after German Chancellor Angela Merkel caused a stir by calling multi-culturalism a failure in Germany, German Foreign Minister Dr Guido Westerwelle said India and Germany must jointly fight terrorism caused by fundamentalism, and that immigrants must learn to integrate with the country. He made a few strong...
  • Google to play live interpreter using smartphones 08-09-2010 12:27 PM

    Berlin: Internet search giant Google unveiled a new technology that slowly interprets conversations between two people who do not speak the same language. The software was demonstrated during a presentation by Eric Schmidt, chief executive of US-based Google, at the IFA consumer-electronics trade show in Berlin. Speaking in a country...
  • Google to start TV service in US this autumn 07-09-2010 06:51 PM

    Berlin: Google will launch its new service to bring the Web to TV screens in the United States this autumn and worldwide next year, its chief executive said, as it extends its reach from the desktop to the living room. Eric Schmidt said the service, which would allow full Internet...