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  • HRD Minister Smriti Irani turns down demands to make Sanskrit compulsory 2 days ago

    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? 4 days ago

    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. ...
  • SC issues notice to Central government on banning German in Kendriya Vidyalayas 4 days ago

    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...
  • Germany after Berlin Wall: Not always best in west November 7, 2014

    Dresden, Germany: In the German city of Dresden, trumpet player Ludwig Guettler takes pride in the soaring spires of the Baroque Frauenkirche church, rebuilt from the ruins of World War II, and sees them as a symbol of his city's vibrant economic and cultural life. Some 275 miles (440 kilometers) away...
  • 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,...
  • German Chancellor Merkel voices 'cautious optimism' for Russia-Ukraine gas deal October 9, 2014

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced "cautious optimism" on Thursday that the EU will broker an end to the Russian-Ukrainian gas standoff despite the "fragile" situation in the conflict-torn country. She pointed to ongoing violations of a ceasefire agreed early last month in Minsk between the Western-leaning government in Kiev and...
  • ISIS poses major threat to global security: Angela Merkel October 4, 2014

    Berlin: Warning that Islamic State in Iraq and Syria posed a major threat to global security, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called upon the nations around the world to join the fight against the militant group. "To stand up against the IS terror is in the interest of the entire world,...
  • Job loss fears may trigger asthma risk: Study September 23, 2014

    Washington: The fear of losing job may boost the risk of developing asthma for the first time, a new study has warned. The findings back up other epidemiological studies pointing to a link between the development of asthma and stress, particularly work related stress, researchers said. They base their findings on...
  • Suspected IM operatives planning to target city in the festive season: Delhi Police Special Cell sources September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives were planning to target the national capital in the festive season, said Delhi Police Special Cell sources on Sunday. Sources said that alleged IM agent Azaz Sheikh, who was arrested on Saturday from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, was sent to recce the capital during...
  • German foreign minister on India visit, to meet Narendra Modi September 6, 2014

    New Delhi: German Foreign Minister FrankWalter Steinmeier will reach Delhi on Saturday evening for a September 6 to 8 visit. During the visit he will hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, said an official statement from the German embassy. Steinmeier, accompanied by a highlevel business...
  • Claude Monet picture found in German collector's suitcase September 5, 2014

    Berlin: The task force looking into the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt's longhidden art trove says officials have found a landscape by Claude Monet in a suitcase that he took to a hospital. The task force said on Friday the courtappointed administrator of Gurlitt's estate this week received the suitcase, which...
  • Mercedes say Brembo not to blame for brake failure August 24, 2014

    Belgium: The Mercedes Formula One team have cleared Italian brake manufacturer Brembo of blame for a disc failure that caused Lewis Hamilton to crash in qualifying for last month's German Grand Prix. The team said in a joint statement with Brembo at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday that they had...
  • Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez out for rest of the year August 14, 2014

    Bayern Munich's Javi Martinez will undergo surgery and is out for the rest of the year after tearing cruciate ligaments in his left knee in Wednesday's German Super Cup defeat by Borussia Dortmund, the German champions said on Thursday. The holding midfielder will fly to the United States in the coming...
  • Borussia Dortmund beat Bayern 20 to retain German Super Cup August 14, 2014

    Borussia Dortmund eased past lacklustre Bayern Munich 20 with goals from Henrikh Mkhitaryan and PierreEmerick Aubameyang to lift the German Super Cup on Wednesday and draw first blood in their rivalry with the Bavarians this season. Both clubs left most of their World Cup winners and big names at home or...
  • Lewis Hamilton feared for safety of marshals July 21, 2014

    HOCKENHEIM: Lewis Hamilton said he had feared for the safety of German Grand Prix marshals who ran across the track during the race to push clear Adrian Sutil's stranded Sauber while other cars were lapping at speed. The Mercedes driver, who finished third in a race won by team mate Nico...
  • Valtteri Bottas is now Formula One's fastest Finn July 21, 2014

    Valtteri Bottas is rapidly laying claim to be Formula One's fastest Finn after again eclipsing Kimi Raikkonen on his way to a third successive podium appearance for Williams on Sunday. The 24yearold's impressive second place, from the front row of the German Grand Prix grid, was his team's 300th podium finish...
  • Hulkenberg finishes 7th, Perez 10th as Force India clinch seven points at German GP July 20, 2014

    Hockenheim: Sahara Force India had a decent outing at the German Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg finished seventh and Sergio Perez 10th in a double pointsfinish for the team . After starting ninth on the grid, Hulkenberg had moved up to fifth in the very first lap, following a crash involving...
  • Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg wins German Grand Prix July 20, 2014

    Hockenheim: Nico Rosberg won the German Grand Prix on Sunday to stretch his lead in the Formula One drivers' championship over Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton, who finished third after starting 20th. "It's an amazing feeling to win at home. It's a very special day," said Rosberg, who led throughout to become...
  • Both Force India cars in top10 in qualifying for German Grand Prix July 19, 2014

    Hockenheim: Both the Sahara Force India drivers managed to get into top10 on the grid for the German Grand Prix as Nico Hulkenberg qualified ninth, just ahead of teammate Sergio Perez. Hulkenberg, for whom it is a home race, pipped Perez by a narrow margin as he clocked 1:18.014 in Q3,...
  • Mercedes driver Rosberg claims pole position for German Grand Prix July 19, 2014

    Hockenheim: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg claimed pole position for the German Grand Prix as Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton crashed out in Saturday's qualifying session. Rosberg completed the fastest lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 16.540 seconds for the weekend's fastest time in the third part of the session. Williams'...
  • Nico Rosberg back on top in final German Grand Prix practice July 19, 2014

    Germany: Nico Rosberg returned to the top of the timesheets in final practice for his home German Grand Prix on Saturday as Mercedes again ended the session clear of the rest. Rosberg, who leads team mate Lewis Hamilton by four points at the halfway stage in the Formula One championship, lapped...
  • Formula One teams remove interconnected suspension systems July 18, 2014

    Germany: All Formula One teams have removed the front and rear interconnected suspension from their cars before the German Grand Prix after FIA said the system could be illegal. FIA technical delegate Jo Bauer says, "I can confirm that no car is fitted with a front to rear linked suspension system...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in 2nd practice for German Grand Prix July 18, 2014

    Hockenheim, Germany: Lewis Hamilton beat teammate Nico Rosberg to the fastest time in the second practice session at the German Grand Prix as Mercedes set the pace on Friday. Hamilton completed his best lap on the Hockenheimring in 1 minute, 18.341 seconds, edging Rosberg by 0.024 seconds. Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo...
  • Nico Rosberg fastest in 1st practice for German Grand Prix July 18, 2014

    Germany: Formula One championship leader Nico Rosberg led team mate Lewis Hamilton in a Mercedes onetwo in first practice for the German's home grand prix on Friday. The session was the first since the governing body ruled against a front and rear interconnected suspension (FRIC) system and all teams presented their...
  • Hamilton expects Rosberg to feel World Cup boost July 18, 2014

    Hockenheim: Lewis Hamilton hopes to tap into some of Germany's World Cup euphoria at Mercedes' home Formula One race this weekend even if championshipleading team mate Nico Rosberg gets a bigger boost. "For every driver, when you go to your home country I think naturally you will get that extra boost,"...
  • Mercedes unfazed by suspension rule change July 18, 2014

    Germany: Mercedes are unlikely to suffer any significant setback from a decision to ban a suspension system from this weekend's German Grand Prix, according to their title contender Lewis Hamilton. "I don't think much at all," the Briton told reporters at Hockenheim when asked about the possible impact on his dominant...