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  • Biggest strike in years cripples German rail service October 18, 2014

    Berlin: German rail travellers were hit on Saturday by delays and disruptions on one of autumn's busiest travel weekends as the train drivers' union began one of its largest strikes in recent years. Only about a third of traffic on major lines was running, the Deutsche Bahn said in a statement,...
  • GermanIndian actress Evelyn Sharma's wants to showcase her designs at the Berlin Fashion Week next year August 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Evelyn Sharma has found a new vent for her creative pursuits fashion designing and the actress hopes to showcase her creations at the Berlin Fashion Week next year. The halfGerman and halfIndian talent is in the process of coming up with her fashion line. One of her close...
  • PM Modi nuances foreign policy approach ahead of BRICS summit July 13, 2014

    Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday nuanced his government's foreign policy approach seeking an aggressive Indian engagement on global issues to address regional crisis and security threats for restoring global peace and stability while advancing economic stability. Modi, who arrived here amidst light drizzle for an overnight halt en route...
  • PM Modi arrives in Berlin en route to Brazil to attend BRICS Summit July 13, 2014

    Berlin: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Berlin on Sunday for an overnight stopover on his way to Brazil for a summit meeting of the BRICS nations that will address regional crisis and security threats to restore a climate of peace while advancing global economic stability. Modi was received at...
  • Germany to tighten asylum policy July 4, 2014

    Berlin: German parliament on Thursday voted to tighten Germany's asylum law to contain the flow of asylum seekers from Balkan countries, media reports said. The new law declares Serbia, Macedonia and BosniaHerzegovina "safer countries of origin", where no political persecution is to be feared, Xinhua quoted German television ARD as saying...
  • Bayern Munich clinch Bundesliga title in record time March 26, 2014

    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 one back...
  • Chinese film wins Best Picture at Berlin film festival February 17, 2014

    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 February 16, 2014

    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...
  • 'Highway' premiere at 64th Berlinale overwhelms Imtiaz February 14, 2014

    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 Hoodastarrer 'Highway' premiered in the panorama section of the film festival Thursday. "This is the first time...
  • What made George Clooney whistle at Berlin Film Festival February 9, 2014

    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 has...
  • 16yearold boy robs bank in Germany with fake gun January 27, 2014

    A 16yearold boy held up a bank in Germany with his toy gun before making off with a fourfigure 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 Germany,...
  • Surprised by selection of 'Highway' at Berlin film fest: Imtiaz Ali January 22, 2014

    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 festival's...
  • Six events that will matter in 2014 January 20, 2014

    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 hubrisfor it coincided with Dubai's financial troubles. Its record will be broken by China's Sky City...
  • German groom forgets bride at gas station after honeymoon October 11, 2013

    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 when...
  • DelhiNCR 'lives, loves, dances' with Sunburn 2013 October 7, 2013

    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 even...
  • Mumbai world's secondmost honest city: Readers' Digest experiment September 25, 2013

    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 secondmost 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 September 23, 2013

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said she is open to negotiations with her centreleft rivals on forming a coalition government after her hattrick 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) finished...
  • Julian Assange alleges his suitcase was stolen in 2010, Sweden investigates September 4, 2013

    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 evidence...
  • Latest leak reveals Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch in further detail September 2, 2013

    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 April 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Prime minister Manmohan Singh has left for Berlin on Wednesday to participate in the second round of intergovernmental 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...
  • Romanian film Child's Pose wins Berlin Golden Bear February 18, 2013

    Berlin: 'Child's Pose', a Romanian drama about a domineering mother using her social position to try to save her son from jail, won the Golden Bear for best picture at the Berlin film festival on Saturday. The movie, directed by Calin Peter Netzer and starring Luminita Gheorghiu in the central role,...
  • Emraan Hashmi attends the 63rd Berlinale February 15, 2013

    Emraan Hashmi turned up on the red carpet for the premiere of Oscarwinning Bosnian filmmaker Danis Tanovic's new film 'An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker'. ...
  • 'Before Midnight' premiered at Berlinale; Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy reunite February 14, 2013

    'Before Midnight', the much awaited sequel of 'Before Sunrise' and 'Before Sunset', was screened at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this week. ...
  • Berlin Film Festival: In conversation with Gauri Shinde February 13, 2013

    Gauri Shinde's 'EnglishVinglish' was screened at the 63rd Berlin Film Festival. ...
  • 'Promise Land' premiered at the Berlinale, gets huge response February 13, 2013

    Despite not so good reviews and disappointment at Box Office during its release in the US in January, Gus Van Sant 'Promise Land' was screened at the Berlin Film Festival. ...
  • 'Les Miserables' premiered at the Berlin Film Festival February 13, 2013

    'Les Miserables' has already picked up a Golden Globe Awards for best movie musical, and is nominated for a best picture in Oscar. ...
  • 'Kai Po Che!' tickets sold out at Berlin film fest February 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Tickets for Abhishek Kapoor's 'Kai Po Che!' were sold out a day before the movie's screening at the Berlin International Film Festival. The film is scheduled to be screened Wednesday. "The 'Kai Po Che!' world premiere, to be held on Feb 13 in one of the largest and most prestigious...
  • 63rd Berlinale opens, five Indian films to be screened at the festival February 8, 2013

    The Berlin film festival kick started this Thursday. ...