MICHAEL STEINER

  • Government adopting multi-pronged strategy for unorganised sector: Narendra Singh Tomar September 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday said that it is adopting a "multi-pronged" strategy to develop a mechanism to identify people in the unorganised sector and taking measures to augment their living standards. Union Labour Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that his ministry is also making "all out efforts" to increase...
  • Germany defends Gujarat visit, says engaging with Modi is not endorsement November 15, 2013

    German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner, on Friday, said that by ending the boycott of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and his government, Germany was not endorsing anybody but giving respect to India's democracy. "This has nothing to do with an endorsement. I am a representative of a foreign country, like...
  • German ambassador visits Sabarmati Ashram, pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi November 15, 2013

    German envoy to India, Michael Steiner, on Friday visited the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad and said that Mahatma Gandhi's unparalleled struggle for nonviolence remains an inspiration for all. The senior diplomat is on a threeday visit to Gujarat, after Germany and other European Union states ended their boycott of Chief Minister...
  • Germany condemns attacks on Nairobi, Peshawar September 23, 2013

    Condemning the recent attacks in Nairobi and Peshawar, Germany, on Friday, batted for strengthening cooperation with India and other like minded democracies to counter terrorism. German Ambassador Michael RPT Michael Steiner said while it is encouraging that the democracies think alike when it comes to terrorism, there is a need for...
  • Germany condemns attacks on Nairobi, Peshawar September 23, 2013

    Condemning the recent attacks in Nairobi and Peshawar, Germany, on Friday, batted for strengthening cooperation with India and other like minded democracies to counter terrorism. German Ambassador Michael RPT Michael Steiner said while it is encouraging that the democracies think alike when it comes to terrorism, there is a need for...
  • Controversial Kashmir concert by Zubin Mehta ends on sour note September 8, 2013

    Srinagar: A concert by renowned conductor Zubin Mehta in Kashmir, where separatist groups are fighting New Delhi's rule, was mired in controversy on Sunday, posing potential diplomatic embarrassment for Germany, whose ambassador organised the event. The concert, on the banks of picturesque Dal Lake, went off peacefully on Saturday night amid heavy...
  • Wanted to do something for Kashmir since I was a child: Zubin Mehta September 8, 2013

    Srinagar: Expressing happiness over the turnout in his concert at Kashmir's Shalimar garden, world renowned music conductor Zubin Mehta said that he wanted to do something for Kashmir since he was a child. The Mumbai-born music conductor, who performed in a peace concert in Srinagar on Saturday, and German Ambassador Michael...
  • Modi to interact with ambassadors of Latin America, Caribbean June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Months after ambassadors of the European Union met him, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will have interaction with 20 ambassadors of Latin America and Caribbean in New Delhi on Wednesday. The Chief Minister will meet ambassadors of these countries in the afternoon, sources said. In January, Modi had lunch...
  • EU decision on Modi out of respect for India's democracy: German envoy February 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The European Union has defended warming up to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, with the German Ambassador to India, Michael Steiner, saying that the decision to lift the diplomatic ban on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was taken after the elections in the state. In a statement, the...