Soldiers in Afghanistan play soccer in memory of WW1 truce
Soldiers in Afghanistan play soccer in memory of WW1 truce

British and German soldiers gathered in a dusty field in Afghanistan on Wednesday to play a game of soccer in memory of a Christmas truce spontaneously called between their armies a century ago during World War One.

WWI letter describes `extraordinary` Christmas truce

A letter from a World War I soldier describing the "extraordinary sight" of a spontaneous Christmas ceasefire between German and British soldiers was published on Wednesday, 100 years after it was written.

No exam of third language in 2014-15: KVS to SC

The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan on Monday informed the Supreme Court that there will be no examination for the third language in this academic session (2014-15) for those students who have to take Sanskrit midway in place of German.

F1 principals snub Nico Rosberg in best driver poll
F1 principals snub Nico Rosberg in best driver poll

Formula One team principals have snubbed Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg in a best driver poll, rating the German only fifth in a list headed by his title-winning team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Germany confident India will find "practical solution" to language issue

Germany on Thursday voiced confidence that the Modi government will find a "practical solution" to the issue of dropping German language as an alternative to Sanskrit in central schools.

KVS to teach Sanskrit in Classes XI, XII

After replacing German with Sanskrit as third language from Classes VI to VIII, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has decided to revive a policy of teaching Sanskrit in Classes XI and XII.

Sanskrit Vs German: SC to resume hearing today

The Supreme Court will resume hearing, Monday, on the petition filed against government's decision to drop German as an alternative to Sanskrit as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas.

Russia`s anti-doping agency to investigate German TV doping claims
Russia`s anti-doping agency to investigate German TV doping claims

Russia`s anti-doping agency RUSADA announced Friday they are to open an investigation into doping accusations made in a German television documentary.

German Vs Sanskrit: SC accepts Centre's proposal to let students choose
German Vs Sanskrit: SC accepts Centre's proposal to let students choose

The Supreme Court, Friday, accepted Centre's proposal to allow students to opt for either Sanskrit or German in the current academic session.

Ballon d'Or award: Will Manuel Neuer break Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo duopoly?
Ballon d'Or award: Will Manuel Neuer break Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo duopoly?

Once again, it's that time of year when football fans argue who deserves to win the prestigious Ballon d'Or award – the greatest award an individual player can win in the sport. Like in the recent past, both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have already started as the favourites to win the award. But their duopoly could see an abrupt ending this January, as the Germany's World Cup winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has found himself as one of the three finalists.

Trinamool questions govt over Sanskrit move

Trinamool Congress questioned the government over its move to replace German with Sanskrit as the third language in Kendriya Vidyalaya schools, saying an unnecessary controversy had been created by it.

Sanskrit to be 3rd language in Classes 6-8 in KV: Centre to SC
Sanskrit to be 3rd language in Classes 6-8 in KV: Centre to SC

Centre on Thursday submitted before the Supreme Court that Sanskrit will be the third language in classes 6 to 8 in Kendriya Vidyalayas.

Teaching German in KVs violative of 3-language formula: Govt

The agreement on teaching German as a third language in central schools was in "violation" of the three-language formula and therefore it was not renewed, the government said today.

Nico Rosberg admits 'archrival' Lewis Hamilton did 'a better job' to win F1 title
Nico Rosberg admits 'archrival' Lewis Hamilton did 'a better job' to win F1 title

German racer Nico Rosberg has admitted that his Mercedes teammate and title rival Lewis Hamilton did a better job than him and the Briton deserved to win the Formula One World Championship title.

German envoy's strong pitch against govt decision raises eyebrows

 German Ambassador Michael Steiner's lobbying against government decision to scrap German as third language in about 500 Kendriya Vidyalayas is being frowned upon by the government which sees it as incompatible with an envoy's role.

Smriti Irani turns down demands to make Sanskrit compulsory

 Taking on her critics, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday dismissed charges that education was being saffronised even as she turned down demands that Sanskrit be made compulsory in the curriculum.

German envoy confident of finding a solution to language teaching issue in KVs

 Invoking German writer Johann Goethe and Rabindranath Tagore, German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner today expressed confidence of finding a solution to the issue of dropping of German as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas.

Sanskrit vs German: AAP slams govt over language row

The Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday slammed the government over the language row and various decisions taken by Union HRD ministry, including the timing of scrapping the FYUP, and termed it as "amateurish tinkering".

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton ready to stand and deliver
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton ready to stand and deliver

Lewis Hamilton`s closest friends and family are elsewhere on the most important weekend of his life but the words of Martin Luther King are very much in mind as he bids for a second Formula One title.

KV row: Govt decision to drop German as 3rd language comes under SC scanner

Government's decision to drop German as an alternative to Sanskrit as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas has come under judicial scrutiny with the Supreme Court on Friday issuing notice to it and seeking its explanation.