EUROPE

  • PM Modi returns home after three-nation tour April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to the Capital early on Saturday morning after a three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada during which a number of key agreements were signed, including the supply of 36 Rafale fighter jets by France and uranium from Canada. Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay...
  • Air India One develops problem, standby sent to ferry PM Modi April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Air India One, a Boeing 747-400 aircraft that carried Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Delhi to Berlin after halts in Paris, Toulouse and Hannover, developed engine problems and had to be replaced by another plane. The standby plane, kept in readiness in Mumbai, left early this morning for Berlin...
  • Both India and Germany should be permanent UNSC members: PM Modi in joint statement April 14, 2015

    Berlin: Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Tuesday said India and Germany will be successful in bringing the partnership between the two countries to a new level. Addressing the media jointly with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after their talks, Modi said, "We had widespread discussions about Indo-German relations. We will be...
  • Netaji's grand nephew meets Modi, asks him to declassify documents over snooping row April 14, 2015

    Berlin: Amidst the row over Intelligence Bureau files that showed that former prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru's government spied on Subhas Chandra Bose's family for 20 years, PM Narendra Modi met the freedom fighter's grand nephew Surya Bose in Berlin on Monday. After the meeting Surya said that he had...
  • Live: PM Modi hails Indo-German ties, says Germany is a valued partner for India April 12, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Hannover Fair where India is a partner country this year. About 400 Indian companies are participating in the fair which will see the presence of about 100-120 Indian CEOs besides about 3,000 German delegates. ...
  • Modi meets German CEOs at business roundtable, outlines step to boost business ties with India April 12, 2015

    Hannover: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met top German business leaders in Hannover and told them about steps being taken by his government to ensure the ease of doing business in India. Modi, who reached Hannover in north Germany from Paris, held a roundtable meet with CEOs from leading German...
  • Lapsed tenders hurt Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' defence industry push April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian firms have spurned some $15 billion worth of government tenders to make a range of weapons since 2013, Defence Ministry officials say, in a blow to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his drive to wean the country off imported arms. Executives cited unrealistic quality demands from a military...
  • 'We have high expectations from Modi's Germany visit' March 10, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be traveling to Germany on his maiden visit to Europe after assuming the office. ...
  • Pollution in Delhi rakes up demand for air purifiers March 2, 2015

    Thanks to worsening air quality in India and specifically Delhi, sales of air purifiers have shot up. After American President Barack Obama's visit to Delhi, the city is being labelled as the world's pollution capital by researchers. Air purifiers are in demand ever since his visit, with now even many...
  • Apple to spend 1.25 billion pounds on two new data centres in Europe February 23, 2015

    Bengaluru-Apple said it would spend 1.25 billion pounds to build two data centres in Europe that would be entirely powered by renewable energy and create hundreds of jobs. The company said the centres, in Ireland and Denmark, will power Apple's online services, including the iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and...
  • Watch: Man wearing Jewish headgear walks for 10 hours in Paris, verbally abused February 19, 2015

    In an attempt to raise awareness of anti-semitism in Europe, a journalist secretly filmed himself walking through Paris for ten hours wearing Jewish headgear. The video released appears to shows the journalist being verbally abused in areas with a large Muslim population highlighting the religious tension that exits in France. ...
  • India need to focus on privacy & data collection laws: Software Freedom Law Center February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: As India moves towards becoming the world's second largest Internet market, the need for privacy and data protection is of critical importance to safeguard interests of netizens, activists have said. According to Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), which provides free legal services to developers of free and...
  • Will strengthen ties with India if voted to power, says David Cameron January 10, 2015

    London: Describing India as one of the rising powers of the world, British Prime Minister David Cameron has said the next stage in bilateral ties would be "very exciting" and his government will establish stronger economic relations with the country if voted back to power. "India is one of the...
  • Diving in icy waters, walking on amber in the name of religious faith; it doesn't just happen in India January 7, 2015

    On January 6 the Christian world celebrated the 'Epiphany Day' which literally means manifestation or the revelation of the Son of God Jesus Christ. The day marks the coming of the Three Wise Men, the Three Kings or the Magi. It also marks baptism of Christ in the Jordan and...
  • Air India offers discounted fares on select global routes November 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Triggering a fresh round of fare war on international routes, national carrier Air India announced limited-period heavily discounted two-way fares on select global flights, starting Rs 19,999 ahead of the winter holiday rush. Inclusive return fares under the Short-Term Global Winter Sale Bonanza, which covers some of the major...
  • Comet probe sends back science treasure in final hours November 15, 2014

    Paris: Europe's science probe Philae sent home a treasure trove of data from a comet heading towards the Sun before falling silent as its power ran out, mission control said on Saturday. Crowning a historic feat, the robot lab streamed data from its experiments back to its mother ship Rosetta in...
  • European probe Philae lands on comet, but fails to anchor down November 13, 2014

    Berlin: The European Space Agency landed a probe on a comet on Wednesday, a first in space exploration and the climax of a 10-year-odyssey, but an anchoring system problem may hamper planned investigations into the origins of Earth and the solar system. The 100-kg (220-pound) lander - virtually weightless on the...
  • Finland Prime Minister warns of new 'Cold War' November 12, 2014

    Helsinki: Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb warned on Wednesday that the conflict in the Ukraine was bringing the world to the "brink of a Cold War" but that trade sanctions were the only credible weapon against Russia. "Russia's foreign policy doctrine has Cold War elements," he told public broadcaster YLE. "In...
  • One Direction don't show despite big win at MTV's top European awards November 10, 2014

    Reuters: Boy-band sensation One Direction were among the big winners that failed to turn up to collect their prizes at one of Europe's top music events on Sunday, after they scooped three MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow. Justin Bieber and Katy Perry were among other notable no-shows, though the firework-filled...
  • Europe has 421 million fewer birds than 30 years ago: Study November 3, 2014

    London: Europe has an estimated 421 million fewer birds than three decades ago, and current treatment of the environment is unsustainable for many common species, a study released on Monday said. The population crash is related to modern farming methods and the loss and damage of habitats, according to the study...
  • Russia to launch Europe's largest prison October 18, 2014

    Saint Petersburg: Russia will launch Europe's biggest prison in 2015 to replace one of its most notorious jails that once held revolutionary Leon Trotsky and Soviet-era dissidents, prison authorities said on Friday. The mammoth new facility in a suburb of Russian's second city Saint Petersburg will have a capacity to house...
  • HCL Technologies Q1 Net up 32.3 per cent at Rs 1,873 crore October 17, 2014

    New Delhi: India's fourth largest software services provider HCL Technologies on Friday reported 32.3 per cent rise in consolidated net profit at Rs 1,873 crore for the first quarter ended September 30 on the back of strong growth in Europe and business services. The company had posted a net profit...
  • Ebola 'unavoidable' in Europe, but spread risk low: WHO October 8, 2014

    Geneva: Cases of Ebola in Europe are unavoidable, but the risk of the disease spreading is extremely low, a top UN health official said, amid growing fears over infections in Spain. "Sporadic cases of Ebola virus disease in Europe are unavoidable. This is due to travel between Europe and affected...
  • Golf: Europe win to retain Ryder Cup September 28, 2014

    Europe added another layer of Ryder Cup dominance on Sunday behind Rory McIlroy big start, two big rallies and a rookie who hit the shot of his life to give this performance a finish it deserved. Jamie Donaldson, unaware he already had done enough to retain the Ryder Cup, hit a...
  • McGinley hails great show as Europe surge 10-6 clear in Ryder Cup September 28, 2014

    Captain Fantastic Paul McGinley hailed "a great team performance" after Europe crushed the US in the Ryder Cup foursomes for the second day running to gallop into a commanding 10-6 lead on Saturday. The US, who trailed 5-3 overnight, edged a record-breaking fourballs by 2 1/2 points to 1 1/2 but...
  • Ryder Cup: Europe roar back to lead on gripping opening day September 27, 2014

    The Ryder Cup delivered high drama yet again as Europe produced a stirring fightback to win three of the foursomes matches against the United States and take a 5-3 lead after a tense and hugely entertaining first day on Friday. The Americans had much the best of the morning fourballs, the...
  • Delhi Metro riders happy with service, but say expansion work a hassle September 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The restrictions and curbs on traffic movement which are in place due to ongoing work for PhaseIII of Delhi Metro are posing hassles and impediments for commuters, a recent survey has found. During a customer satisfaction survey conducted by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) between May 15 and May...
  • US wants to cut economic ties between EU and Russia: Lavrov September 13, 2014

    Moscow: The United States is using the Ukraine crisis to cut economic ties between the EU and Russia and force Europe to pay more for its gas, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday. "The US is trying to use the crisis in Ukraine to break economic ties between the...
  • Europe readies 'space plane' for suborbital test flight September 10, 2014

    Noordwijk: The European Space Agency on Wednesday put the final touches to its firstever "space plane" before blasting it into suborbit for tests aimed at eventually paving the way to the continent's first space shuttle. Assembled in Italy, the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) is undergoing final ground tests at the ESA's...
  • British Airways offers up to 50% off on select flights from India September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: British Airways on Tuesday joined its peers in offering limited period discounted tickets to air travellers, rolling out up to 50 per cent lower fares on its flight from India to select global destinations including London, New York and San Francisco. The airline has already commenced the bookings under the...