All stories by K Mammen Mathew
Berlin truck carnage kills 12; culprit may still be at largeRediff.com21 Dec 2016
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the attack was linked to terror.
Gurdwara attack: Police received info about plans weeks beforeRediff.com26 May 2016
The German police had received information about plans to carry out a bomb attack on a gurdwara in Essen by a group of teenagers from one of the suspects' mother some weeks before an explosive was detonated there, media reports have claimed.
Third suspect admits role in Gurudwara attack in GermanyRediff.com7 May 2016
During interrogation, 17-year-old Tolga did not reveal the background or motive for targeting the Sikh temple, which hosted a wedding ceremony attended by over 200 guests.
German gurudwara terror suspect was a repeated offenderRediff.com27 Apr 2016
The 16-year-old youth was also arrested for an attempted burglary at a shop in the city a day before the attack, a police spokesman said.
Germany gurdwara blast: Police hunt for 2 men, reward announcedRediff.com21 Apr 2016
Police are on the lookout for two men suspected of planting a bomb in a backpack that caused an explosion at a gurdwara in Germany.
European Investment Bank to lend $512 mn for Lucknow metroRediff.com1 Apr 2016
The EIB has supported long-term investment across India that has helped the country harness renewable energy, strengthened industry and reduced carbon emissions.
VW scandal: Germany orders probe into new revelationsRediff.com5 Nov 2015
Volkswagen said around 800,000 cars sold in Europe.
Germany launches probe into Volkswagen emissions scandalRediff.com23 Sep 2015
The software could hide the fact that the emission levels of diesel cars were 40 times higher than the level of pollutants allowed in the US.
Thousands pour into Germany as migrant crisis intensifiesRediff.com21 Sep 2015
As thousands of asylum-seekers continue to stream into Europe, Germany has called upon its European Union partners to agree on a common policy.
German newspaper that printed Charlie Hebdo cartoons attackedRediff.com11 Jan 2015
A German newspaper in Hamburg was the target of an arson attack early on Sunday after it reprinted cartoons of Prophet Mohammed from the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. No one was hurt in the incident.
Germany bans GVK's 80 generic drugs for insufficient trialsRediff.com10 Dec 2014
Germany's drug regulator has banned the sale of 80 generic medicines with immediate effect on the grounds that their clinical trials conducted by India's pharmaceutical research company GVK Biosciences were "insufficient".
Indian-origin ex-MP to stand trial for child pornographyRediff.com20 Nov 2014
Indian-origin ex-Member of Parliament Sebastian Edathy will stand trial in a German court on charges of acquiring and possessing child pornography. The regional court in Verden in the state of Lower Saxony said on Tuesday that after examining the indictment against him filed by prosecutors four months ago, it came to the conclusion that there are enough evidences to open proceedings on child pornography charges.
Lufthansa pilots' strike to continue; many flights to India cancelledRediff.com21 Oct 2014
The eighth strike this year by the pilots over retirement benefits forced Germany's largest airline to cancel more than 1,500 flights on Monday.
Ready to send arms to Iraqi Kurds to fight ISIS: GermanyRediff.com21 Aug 2014
In a major departure from its long-standing policy of not exporting arms to a conflict region, Germany on Wednesday decided to supply weapons to Kurdish forces battling the "barbaric" Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants in northern Iraq.
Indian convicted in Germany for espionageRediff.com1 Aug 2014
A 45-year-old Indian national has been sentenced to a nine-month jail by a German court for spying on the Indian community in the country. Ranjit S, an electrician, violated the German law by engaging in espionage operations, the high court in Koblenz said in its verdict delivered last week.
Ukraine crisis: EU to decide on tough sanctions against RussiaRediff.com17 Mar 2014
The foreign ministers of the European Union will on Monday decide whether to impose tough sanctions against Russia in the wake of voting by the people of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula to join the Russian Federation.
Ukraine: EU govts encouraged as Putin says won't annexe CrimeaRediff.com5 Mar 2014
European governments have stepped up diplomatic efforts to de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine, encouraged by Russian President Vladimir Putin's assurance that his country has no intention to annexe the Crimean peninsula or to wage a war against its neighbour.
Respect Ukraine's territorial integrity: Merkel tells PutinRediff.com3 Mar 2014
As the threat of a showdown between Russia and the West over Ukraine loomed large, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has deplored Moscow's military build up on the Crimean peninsula and called on President Vladimir Putin to respect the country's territorial integrity.
Indian origin ex-MP challenges pornography allegationsRediff.com18 Feb 2014
Indian-origin former German lawmaker has challenged the child pornography allegations levelled against him by state prosecutors, accusing them of lying about the probe against him.
Indian-origin former German MP denies possessing child pornRediff.com17 Feb 2014
Indian-origin former German lawmaker facing probe for allegedly possessing child pornography has denied any wrongdoing and said he intends to initiate legal proceedings against the state prosecutor's office for spreading "false information" and "unjustly harassing" him.
German minister resigns over child pornography 'probe leak'Rediff.com15 Feb 2014
Chancellor Angela Merkel-led new German government has been jolted by its first political crisis after a minister resigned over claims he leaked confidential information about an international child pornography probe involving an Indian-origin ex-member of parliament.
Indian-origin German MP raided over child pornography chargeRediff.com12 Feb 2014
An Indian-origin German lawmaker's residence and offices have been raided on suspicion of possessing or attempting to acquire child pornography, a media report said on Wednesday.
US intelligence to remain 'interested' in foreign govts: ObamaRediff.com19 Jan 2014
The United States will continue to spy on foreign governments, President Barack Obama has said even as he assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel that he would not allow the surveillance mechanism to harm their bilateral relations.