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  • German aviation association 'seeks two-person cockpit rule' 2 days ago

    Berlin: Germany's aviation association BDL has announced plans to introduce a two-person cockpit rule after it emerged that the co-pilot on a Germanwings flight deliberately crashed after being left alone. The announcement was made by the federation's chief Matthias von Randow, a BDL spokeswoman said. The new policy would require two...
  • Chelsea fans to contest banning orders for Paris incident 3 days ago

    London: Five Chelsea fans will contest the implementation of football banning orders for their suspected involvement in an incident where a black man was blocked from boarding a subway train in Paris. The fans attended a magistrates' court in London on Wednesday for a preliminary hearing after being served with summons...
  • Lukas Podolski spares German blushes against Australia 3 days ago

    Kaiserslautern: Substitute Lukas Podolski grabbed an 81st-minute equaliser to rescue a 2-2 draw for 2014 World Cup winners Germany in an entertaining friendly against Asian champions Australia on Wednesday. Podolski, who has been mainly on the bench for Inter Milan recently, stroked the ball home from close range with his left...
  • Search teams probe wreckage of German Airbus in French Alps 3 days ago

    France: French investigators on Wednesday searched for the reason why a German Airbus plowed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 on board including 16 teenagers returning from a school trip to Spain. Helicopters flew over the site where the A320 operated by Lufthansa's (LHAG.DE) Germanwings budget airline disintegrated after it...
  • Investigators seek clues into why German Airbus crashed killing all 150 on board 4 days ago

    Seyne-les-alpes, France: French investigators will sift through wreckage on Wednesday for clues into why a German Airbus ploughed into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 people on board including 16 school children returning from an exchange trip to Spain. The A320 jet operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline was obliterated when...
  • Mercedes offered to help Hockenheim host F1 race 6 days ago

    Formula One world champions Mercedes have revealed that they tried to keep the German Grand Prix on this year's calendar but an offer of financial assistance was rejected and the race was struck off. "The German GP is a core race on the Formula One calendar and we have a significant...
  • German Grand Prix dropped from 2015 Formula One calendar March 20, 2015

    The German Grand Prix was cut from the 2015 Formula One calendar Friday after neither of the country's two circuits was able to make a deal with series promoter Bernie Ecclestone. The World Motor Sport Council said in a statement on Friday that the race was withdrawn because the commercial rights...
  • German court bans Uber's ridesharing service across the nation March 19, 2015

    Berlin: A German court banned Uber from offering its ridesharing service nationwide on Wednesday, adding to the company's troubles in Europe. Frankfurt state court spokesman Arne Hasse said the ruling banning the UberPop service from offering rides with drivers who don't have taxi permits was issued Wednesday. The ruling can be...
  • German envoy rebukes professor for spurning Indian student over 'rape problem' March 11, 2015

    Berlin: Germany's ambassador to India has rebuked a German university professor for what he said was the rejection of an internship application from a male Indian student on grounds of India's "rape problem". The December 2012 rape and murder of a 23-year-old woman student on a bus prompted outraged protests across...
  • German professor apologises for her rape remark against India, says 'I am not a racist' March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A German professor apologised after an outcry over her rejection of an Indian student's internship application because of 'India's rape problem'. "I am not a racist. I currently have two male Indian students in my lab and accepted four in my Masters course last fall. This was a misunderstanding." The...
  • Badminton: Ashwini Ponnappa-Vladimir Ivanov knocked out of German Open February 26, 2015

    Germany: Indian badminton player Ashwini Ponnappa, partnering Russian Vladimir Ivanov, was knocked out of the mixed doubles pre quarter-finals at the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold on Thursday. The Indo-Russian pair lost to English third seeds Chris and Gabrielle Adcock 19-21, 15-21 in 37 minutes at the RWE-Sporthalle. The English pair...
  • Arvind Bhat, Jwala-Ashwini in German Open pre-quarters February 25, 2015

    Mulheim an der Ruhr: Indian shuttler Arvind Bhat entered the pre-quarterfinals, as did the women's doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnapppa and Jwala Gutta in the $120,000 German Open Grand Prix Gold at the RWE-Sporthalle here Wednesday. Defending champion Bhat defeated local qualifier Patrick Kaemnitz 21-10, 24-22 in 36 minutes. In the...
  • Germany name Michael Kohlmann as Davis Cup captain February 12, 2015

    Frankfurt: The German Tennis Federation has picked former doubles player Michael Kohlmann as Davis Cup captain, with veteran Niki Pilic returning as adviser. Kohlmann replaces Carsten Arriens, who stepped down last week. Germany play France in the first round March 6-8 in Frankfurt. The 75-year-old Pilic won three Davis Cup titles with...
  • Nico Rosberg saddened by German GP uncertainty February 4, 2015

    Nico Rosberg had little to worry about in Formula One's pre-season testing on Tuesday, completing 151 trouble-free laps for Mercedes at Jerez, but did express concern about the uncertainty hanging over his home German Grand Prix. Germany has a race scheduled for July 19 but neither the Nuerburgring nor Hockenheim circuit...
  • Bernie Ecclestone throws doubt on German GP January 22, 2015

    Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has thrown doubt on this year's German Grand Prix taking place at either Nuerburgring or Hockenheim. The 84-year-old, who said last week that the July 19 race would be at Hockenheim if a contract could be finalised, told Sky Sports News on Wednesday that no...
  • Hockenheim to host German GP, says Bernie Ecclestone January 15, 2015

    Hockenheim will host this year's German Grand Prix in July instead of alternating with the Nuerburgring, Formula One's commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone told Reuters on Thursday. "It's going to be at Hockenheim, we're in the middle of doing something with them. It can't be Nuerburgring because there's nobody there," said the...
  • Arson attack on German newspaper for reprinting Charlie Hebdo cartoons January 11, 2015

    Berlin: An arson attack took place on Sunday on a German newspaper in the northern port city of Hamburg that reprinted Prophet Mohammed cartoons from the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo, police said. With security services on high alert after a killing spree in Paris by Islamic extremists, police in Hamburg...
  • Atletico Madrid close to sealing Fernando Torres deal December 28, 2014

    Madrid: Atletico Madrid are close to sealing a deal for Spain forward Fernando Torres to return to his boyhood club, assistant coach German Burgos said on Saturday. Later in the day, Torres' parent club Chelsea announced that the player's loan switch to AC Milan would become permanent next month but Spanish...
  • Kendriya Vidyalayas schools to teach Sanskrit in Classes XI, XII December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: After replacing German with Sanskrit as third language from Classes VI to VIII, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has decided to revive a policy of teaching Sanskrit in Classes XI and XII. In a communication sent to all Kendriya Vidyalayas, the KVS asked them to hire teachers on contract basis...
  • Students be not put to difficulty due to Sanskrit in KVs: SC December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Centre to clarify the implications of its decision to introduce Sanskrit in place of German as the third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas on students who will appear for the Xth board examination. Observing that "no student should be put to difficulty" due...
  • No Sanskrit exams in Kendriya Vidyalayas this year: Government tells SC December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The central government told the Supreme Court on Friday that the switch over from German to Sanskrit as a third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas will be effected but there will be no Sanskrit exams in the current academic year. The government made it clear that German would now be...
  • Can German be continued as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas for current academic year: SC asks Centre November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court stepped in over the row over Sanskrit replacing German in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools across the country on Friday. The SC has asked the Attorney General if German can continue as a third language for this academic year only. The matter will come up for hearing...
  • HRD Minister Smriti Irani turns down demands to make Sanskrit compulsory November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking on her critics, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday dismissed charges that education was being saffronised even as she turned down demands that Sanskrit be made compulsory in the curriculum. "Those who accuse me of being a RSS mascot or RSS representative possibly want to...
  • Foreign languages to make way for Sanskrit: Is this a regressive move? November 21, 2014

    Sanksrit Shiksha Sangh asked the government to teach Sanskrit or any modern Indian language instead. The sangh is expected to write to Prime Minister and HRD Ministry and will take strong action if their issues are not addressed. ...
  • It is unfair to keep German as the third language: HRD Minister November 21, 2014

    Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani said that she is not aware of any Supreme Court notice. She further justified government's order on German and said, "it's unfair to keep German as a third language. German is a foreign language and it is being taught as a foreign language." ...
  • SC issues notice to Central government on banning German in Kendriya Vidyalayas November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the Central government on the question of dropping German as a language in Kendriya Vidyalayas. Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani said that she is not aware of any Supreme Court notice. She further justified government's order on German and...
  • Modi assures Merkel of looking into issue of scrapping of German language in Kendriya Vidyalayas November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: On the sidelines of the G-20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met many world leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel where she raised the issue of German being scrapped in Kendriya Vidyalayas to be replaced by Sanskrit. The Prime Minister has promised to look into the issue. Merkel said they...
  • India, Germany keen on strengthening ties; a series of bilateral visits planned in 2015 November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: India and Germany are keen on deepening their bilateral relations and leaders of both the nations are likely to make several visits in this regard, said Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Sunday. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit Germany early in 2015, India can...
  • German to be optional in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools, not to be replaced fully by Sanskrit: Smriti Irani November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said German as a third language in the Kendriya Vidyalaya schools will be optional and will not be completely replaced with Sanskrit. This comes after various political parties slammed the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry's decision to replace German with Sanskrit....
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya decides to discontinue German for Sanskrit November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Kendriya Vidyalaya has decided to discontinue teaching German as an alternative to Sanskrit as third language, a decision which HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Friday said was taken in view of "national interest". The Board of Governors (BoG) of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), headed by Irani, had in...