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  • PM Modi to visit Germany in April 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Germany in April when India will be the partner country at the Hannover Fair. Conveying this to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble who called on him, Modi said he was looking forward to the visit to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel whom he...
  • 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...
  • Simona Halep survives tough opening match in Shenzhen Open January 5, 2015

    China: Top-seeded Simona Halep overcame 10 double faults and a tough challenge from Germany's Annika Beck to advance to the second round of the Shenzhen Open with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory on Monday. Halep, last year's French Open runner-up, was down a break in the deciding set before reeling off...
  • Germany aim to dominate for a decade: Coach Loew January 3, 2015

    Berlin: The fourth star on his players' shirts will always remind Joachim Loew of what happened in the summer of 2014. Despite his life-changing experience of winning the FIFA World Cup, the 54-year-old German head coach is a man who now has to learn how to deal with success. Loew knows...
  • Yearender 2014: The most striking events in the world of sports December 30, 2014

    From Brazil's tearful ouster from the football World Cup 2014 to Indian hockey's glory at the Asian Games, the year 2014 was a nothing short of a roller-coaster journey for world sports. Here's a recap of some of the most striking events in 2014 from the world of sports: Germany Football World...
  • Germany beat Pakistan 2-0 to lift Champions Trophy December 14, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Germany emerged victorious in the Hockey Champions Trophy, beating Pakistan 2-0 in a pulsating final at a packed Kalinga stadium on Sunday. Christopher Wesley (18th minute) and Florian Fuchs (56th) scored for Germany to lift the trophy for the 10th time. Germany had won the title for the last time...
  • Germany end Australia's dominance in Champions Trophy, seal place in final December 13, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Olympic champions Germany survived a spirited fightback to snap world champion Australia's five-time title run by eking out a hard-fought 3-2 win and enter the summit clash of the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Saturday. After a not-so-impressive pool outing, the Germans produced their best hockey when it...
  • Germany down England 2-0 to enter Champions Trophy semi-final December 11, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Olympic champions Germany produced a perfect game to beat England 2-0 in an all-European battle en route to their semi-final berth in the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament, here on Thursday. At the Kalinga Stadium, the Germans, who finished at the bottom in the pool stages, produce defensive master-class to...
  • Coaches unhappy with eight-team format in Champions Trophy December 10, 2014

    The new format of the men's Champions Trophy hockey competed by eight countries on Wednesday came in for criticism from the coaches of the participating teams who all feel that the current system was "unfair" and want to return to the old six-team format. Till 2010, six best teams of the...
  • England face Germany in first quarter-final of Champions Trophy December 10, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: In-form England will be aiming to maintain their momentum when they take on Germany in the first quarter-final of the Hockey Champions Trophy at the Kalinga Stadium on Thursday. England are very much in form, having won two of their three matches, staying unbeaten and collecting seven points on their...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: England top Pool A, Argentina topple Germany December 9, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: England continued to enjoy their stay here in the capital of Odisha as they went on to top Pool A after a 1-1 draw with Belgium on Tuesday at the FIH Men's Champions Trophy. Amaury Keusters was on the mark for the Belgians as early as the 9th minute and...
  • Determined to put our best show on Tuesday: V R Raghunath December 8, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Bruised and battered by back-to-back defeats in the Champions Trophy hockey, India's experienced drag-flicker V R Raghunath said the hosts are keen to put up their "best show" in their last Pool B tie against World Cup silver medallist the Netherlands on Tuesday. After the narrow 0-1 loss against Olympic...
  • Champions Trophy Hockey: Netherlands emerge on top in battle of European giants December 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: World Cup silver medallists the Netherlands beat Olympic champions Germany 4-1 in the much-anticipated clash of Pool B, to register their second successive win in the Champions Trophy on Sunday. In a clash between two European giants, the Netherlands dished out a commanding performance to race to 3-0 lead at...
  • Coaches using Champions Trophy to develop their teams for Rio Olympics December 7, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: The Champions Trophy is regarded as the third most important hockey tournament after Olympics and the World Cup, but almost all the eight participating teams in the ongoing edition here have fielded relatively young squads to "develop" their bench strength for the 2016 Rio Olympics. World champions and five-time reigning...
  • Champions Trophy: Inability in match-reading proved costly, feels Roelant Oltmans December 6, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans said indecisiveness and the inability to analyze match-situation cost the hosts dearly as they lost their Champions Trophy opener against Olympic champions Germany, conceding a last-minute goal. Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh's stellar show went in vain as Florian Fuchs scored broke the deadlock 34 seconds...
  • Germany condemns terror attacks in Kashmir December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Germany on Saturday strongly condemned the militant attacks in the Kashmir Valley terming them as an attempt to "counter" the ongoing democratic process. German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner said people in Kashmir have shunned terror by coming out in large numbers to vote which was a very...
  • Champions Trophy: India concede last-minute goal to lose 1-0 to Germany December 6, 2014

    India's old habit of conceding a last-minute goal returned to cost them a 1-0 defeat to Olympic champions Germany in the teams' Champions Trophy opener in Bhubaneswar on Saturday. Florian Fuchs' field goal with 40 seconds to full-time helped the Germans clinch full points in the Pool B encounter when it...
  • As it happened: India vs Germany, Champions Trophy hockey December 6, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) If you glance through the FIH rankings, it appears tough for India and Pakistan, the two Asian representatives for the Champions Trophy in Bhubaneswar, to put it across their six opponents - all ranked above them. But in India's case,...
  • India well-prepared for Champions Trophy, says Roelant Oltmans December 5, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: India's High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans believes that his wards are well-prepared to take on Olympic champions Germany in the Champions Trophy lung opener, here on Saturday. India are placed in a tough Pool B in the elite eight-nation tournament alongside Germany, Netherlands and Argentina. "The mood in the team is...
  • Hockey: Hot Bhubaneswar a concern for European teams in Champions Trophy December 5, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Winter has set in but the relatively high temperatures prevalent here, especially in the day time, have become a major concern for the European teams participating in the FIH Champions Trophy which will start from Saturday. Ahead of their tournament opener against hosts India at the Kalinga Stadium on Saturday,...
  • Belgium stuns Germany 4-0; Australia blanks Argentina 2-0 December 4, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Belgium notched up a stunning 4-0 win over Germany in their first practice match, while Australia blanked Argentina 2-0 in another warm-up game ahead of FIH Men's Champions Trophy on Thursday. The opening goal for Belgium came through the stick of Sebastien Dockier, followed by Tanguy Cosyns who scored the...
  • Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Manuel Neuer up for Ballon d'Or December 1, 2014

    Zurich: The goalkeeper who won the World Cup will be challenging Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the Ballon d'Or. While the footballer of the year prize has switched between the world's top scorers since 2008, Manuel Neuer of Germany is the first goalkeeper to make the Ballon d'Or top three...
  • Working on new strategies, says Hockey defender Birendra Lakra December 1, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Indian hockey team defender Birendra Lakra on Monday said that they are working on new strategies which will help them perform well in the Champions Trophy starting December 6 at the Kalinga Stadium. On Monday, we worked on various variations and team combinations and we also implemented a few new...
  • World War II bomb weighing 1.8 tonnes found in Germany, defused December 1, 2014

    Berlin: About 16,500 people were evacuated from the German city of Dortmund while experts deactivated a 1.8-tonne bomb from World War II that was found during construction work. After evacuating residents on Sunday, blocking all access routes to the site and establishing a no-fly zone overhead, bomb squad personnel began the...
  • Steep rise in number of Indian students in European universities November 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The number of Indian students going to European universities for tertiary level education has increased from 3,348 in 2000 to 51,556 in 2009, a statement said on Sunday. The number of Indian students is the second highest after the Chinese students going to the European universities for education. According to...
  • Government launches e-visa facility for 43 countries November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In a move which will give a major boost to the tourism sector, the Government on Thursday launched the much-awaited electronic visa facility for visitors from 43 countries including US, Germany and Israel. "We want to promote tourism in the country in a big way. The contribution of...
  • Germany lead FIFA rankings as minnows move up November 27, 2014

    Zurich: Germany still lead the FIFA rankings, while two of Europe's smallest nations made big gains after upset results. World Cup winner Germany stayed ahead of Argentina, Colombia, Belgium and the Netherlands in an unchanged top five. Further down, the Faeroe Islands climbed 82 places to No. 105 after beating Greece 1-0...
  • Smriti Irani invited for German envoy's 'satsang' November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: German Ambassador Michael Steiner is organising a 'satsang' on his birthday on Friday to which he has invited Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani, a gesture that comes in the midst of a raging row over government replacing German with Sanskrit in Central schools. Steiner, who is organising the...
  • Two outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5 bird flu virus reported at duck farm in Kerala: OIE November 25, 2014

    Paris: India reported two outbreaks of a highly pathogenic bird flu virus at duck farms in the southern state of Kerala, the first occurrence of the disease since February this year, the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday. About 15,000 ducks died of the H5 strain of the...
  • German leftists set to head first regional state November 21, 2014

    Berlin: Germany's left-wing parties have reached a historic deal to form their first coalition government at state-level, 25 years after the collapse of communism in the country. The leaders of the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), the Green party and the Left party set their seal for a new government in...