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Berlin truck carnage kills 12; culprit may still be at large

Berlin truck carnage kills 12; culprit may still be at large

Rediff.com21 Dec 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the attack was linked to terror.

Gurdwara attack: Police received info about plans weeks before

Gurdwara attack: Police received info about plans weeks before

Rediff.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 Germany

Third suspect admits role in Gurudwara attack in Germany

Rediff.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 offender

German gurudwara terror suspect was a repeated offender

Rediff.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 announced

Germany gurdwara blast: Police hunt for 2 men, reward announced

Rediff.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 metro

European Investment Bank to lend $512 mn for Lucknow metro

Rediff.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 revelations

VW scandal: Germany orders probe into new revelations

Rediff.com5 Nov 2015

Volkswagen said around 800,000 cars sold in Europe.

Germany launches probe into Volkswagen emissions scandal

Germany launches probe into Volkswagen emissions scandal

Rediff.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 intensifies

Thousands pour into Germany as migrant crisis intensifies

Rediff.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 attacked

German newspaper that printed Charlie Hebdo cartoons attacked

Rediff.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 trials

Germany bans GVK's 80 generic drugs for insufficient trials

Rediff.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 pornography

Indian-origin ex-MP to stand trial for child pornography

Rediff.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 cancelled

Lufthansa pilots' strike to continue; many flights to India cancelled

Rediff.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: Germany

Ready to send arms to Iraqi Kurds to fight ISIS: Germany

Rediff.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 espionage

Indian convicted in Germany for espionage

Rediff.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 Russia

Ukraine crisis: EU to decide on tough sanctions against Russia

Rediff.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 Crimea

Ukraine: EU govts encouraged as Putin says won't annexe Crimea

Rediff.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 Putin

Respect Ukraine's territorial integrity: Merkel tells Putin

Rediff.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 allegations

Indian origin ex-MP challenges pornography allegations

Rediff.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 porn

Indian-origin former German MP denies possessing child porn

Rediff.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'

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 charge

Indian-origin German MP raided over child pornography charge

Rediff.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: Obama

US intelligence to remain 'interested' in foreign govts: Obama

Rediff.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.