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German state minister kills self due to 'stress over coronavirus pandemic'

March 29, 2020 9:14 pm

Police suspect Thomas Schäfer died by suicide after his body was found on train tracks near Wiesbaden. He was the finance minister for the state of Hesse, where Germany's financial center Frankfurt lies.

Germany sends plane to rescue stranded tourists from Nepal Kathmandu

March 27, 2020 5:52 pm

Up to 10,000 tourists are believed to be stranded in Nepal since the government ordered a complete lockdown that halted all flights and road travel to prevent the spread of the virus.

Explained: Germany’s Kurzarbeit scheme, for payment of staff hit by lost work hours

March 25, 2020 8:48 am

Germany’s use of Kurzarbeit during the 2008-2009 economic crisis has been cited as one of the reasons why the country was able to hold its unemployment rate to within 7.5 per cent even during the recession.

Explained: How ocean in Fukushima became a dumping ground for radioactive waste

March 18, 2020 2:52 pm

Radiation levels in the sea off Fukushima were millions of times higher than the government's limit of 100 becquerels. And still today, radioactive substances can be detected off the coast of Japan and in other parts of the Pacific.

Meghnad Desai writes: India doesn't need a single story of nationhood

February 23, 2020 10:46 am

India is a civilisation. It does not need a single story of its Nationhood. India is large enough to accommodate many stories of Nationhood. Indeed each linguistic region has its own story of Nationhood. That is its strength. The task is to weave these multiple regional stories into a rich garland that is India.

Explained: Why social media companies in Germany may soon have to report hate speech to police

February 21, 2020 9:15 am

The draft Bill, which is yet to be approved by Germany's Parliament, aims to combat rightwing extremism and hate crime “more intensively and effectively”.

Germany: Nine killed in suspected far-right attack, gunman dead

February 20, 2020 3:42 pm

The gunman first attacked a hookah bar in central Hanau at about 10 p.m. Wednesday, killing several people before heading about 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) west and opening fire again, claiming more victims.

Why a red-light street in Germany’s Hamburg, remains forbidden for women and hidden from tourists

February 18, 2020 8:01 am

A metal gate at the entrance of the Herbertstraße prohibits the entry for men under 18 and women. The sex workers don’t want women around as they see them as potential “competitors”. The barrier protects the sex workers from becoming a tourist attraction.

MEA Jaishankar meets US House Speaker Pelosi at security conference in Germany

February 15, 2020 3:15 pm

The Munich Security Conference, being held in Germany from February 14-16, is the world's leading forum for debate on international security policy.

Germany: Ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schröder accuses Angela Merkel of 'fatal mistakes'

February 12, 2020 3:28 pm

As the leading candidates to replace Angela Merkel jostle for positions, Christian Social Union chief Markus Söder cautioned the sister party, the CDU, against a "total break with the Merkel era.

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End of an era: Germany closes its last coal mine

December 25, 2018 7:03 am

The Prosper-Haniel mine in the western city of Bottrop and another colliery in Ibbenbueren, 100 kilometers (62 miles) to the north, were the last remnants of an industry that once dominated the region, employing half a million people at its peak in the 1950s

From first shot to silence of peace: Here are some iconic images from World War I

November 11, 2018 6:57 am

As the world marks 100 years since the fighting stopped, here is a look at some key moments in World War I

'I have huge respect for India'; German President gets ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan

March 24, 2018 1:33 pm

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, accompanied by his wife Elke Budenbender, arrived Thursday on his first visit to India as German president. On Friday, he was accorded a ceremonial reception by his Indian counterpart Ram Nath Kovind as well as PM Modi.

'Make in India' not a slogan, it is a movement: PM Narendra Modi in Germany

April 13, 2015 2:33 pm

PM Narendra Modi said that global collaboration & support were crucial to meet the objectives of development.

Hallo Germany! Modi lands in Hannover

April 12, 2015 6:00 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi lands in Germany, the second leg of his three-nation tour.

A glimpse of the supermoon worldwide

August 12, 2014 9:24 am

The phenomenon, which scientists call a 'perigee moon', occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons.

Football fever grips Bollywood: Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor watch Germany in action

July 14, 2014 2:40 pm

Bollywood celebs were also spotted in different parts of the world enjoying the final World Cup match between Germany and Argentina.

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Pathankot attack a heinous act of terrorism, deserves wider condemnation: Dipankar Banerjee

January 08, 2016 4:54 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Security expert Dipankar Banerjee on Friday said the Pathankot attack was a heinous act of terrorism, which any civilised nation that follows human rights will condemn it. The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on the Pathankot Air Force base, in which seven security personnel were killed and 20 others injured.

UAE, Germany and Italy condemn Pathankot attack

January 08, 2016 2:58 pm

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The governments of UAE, Germany and Italy have condemned the terrorist attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot in which seven security personnel were martyred."Terrorism and extremism know no borders and no limits and pose a threat to innocent people everywhere around the world. In order to contain the dangerous threat that terrorism poses to our countries and peoples, international cooperation is indispensable," the Foreign Ministry of UAE said in a statement. Although, the UAE assured India of complete support in its fight against terrorism. "We utterly condemn the terrorist attacks on the Indian air force base in Pathankot and on the Indian Consulate General in Mazar-e-Sharif. The responsible parties must be identified and held accountable," Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson said in a statement. Earlier, Italy, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Japan, South Korea, Maldives, Nepal, Brazil and France also condemned the terrorist attack. Six terrorists were neutralised in the terror attack at the Pathankot air base that began in the wee hours on January 1. Seven security personnel were martyred in the terror attack. The conspiracy behind the terrorist attack in Pathankot was hatched in Markaj, Pakistan, as per high-level official sources.