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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.