Michael Steiner

German envoy, Khurshid music video goes viral

A remake with a twist, a new video of popular Bollywood track "Kal ho naa ho", featuring German Ambassador Michael Steiner, his wife Eliese and former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid has gone viral online, garnering over 600,000 views within three days of going live on Youtube.

Apr 27, 2015, 20:23 PM IST
Watch: Salman Khurshid play Saif Ali Khan in `Kal ho naa ho' song remake

Watch: Salman Khurshid play Saif Ali Khan in `Kal ho naa ho' song remake

German Ambassador Michael Steiner along with actor Saif Ali Khan, his mother, Sharmila Tagore, and Javed Akhtar launched a remake of the famous music video "Kal ho naa ho" featuring Steiner`s wife, Eliese, former foreign minister Salman Khurshid and the ambassador himself.

Apr 25, 2015, 02:35 AM IST

Kejriwal seeks German help for skill development

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday sought Germany's cooperation in harnessing renewable sources of energy and in promoting skill development.

Mar 19, 2015, 22:54 PM IST
German professor apologises for refusing internship to Indian male student because of country`s 'rape problem'

German professor apologises for refusing internship to Indian male student because of country`s 'rape problem'

A professor in Germany on Monday apologised for refusing an Indian male student an internship because of his country`s "rape problem", after the German ambassador to India condemned the incident.

Mar 09, 2015, 20:43 PM IST

BBC documentary on Nirbhaya 'showing reality': German envoy

German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner on Sunday opined that the documentary on the Nirbhaya rape case made by the BBC portrays the `reality` in India, adding that its broadcasting is necessary to bring about change in the country.

Mar 08, 2015, 23:05 PM IST

German Ambassador congratulates Arvind Kejriwal on historic win

Germany's Ambassador to India, Michael Steiner, on Tuesday congratulated Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for his landslide victory in Delhi, and said the assembly polls results show that the Indian voter can never be taken for granted.

Feb 10, 2015, 19:48 PM IST

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.

Dec 11, 2014, 21:11 PM IST

Germany condemns terror attacks in Kashmir

Germany on Saturday strongly condemned the militant attacks in the Kashmir Valley terming them as an attempt to "counter" the ongoing democratic process.

Dec 06, 2014, 20:43 PM IST

Skill training: Germany promises enhanced cooperation

Germany on Thursday offered to enhance cooperation with India in imparting vocational training to young Indians, including developing courses for apprentices to suit the expanding industry and opening a national workers vocational university.

Dec 04, 2014, 21:37 PM IST

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.

Nov 23, 2014, 18:24 PM IST

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.

Nov 22, 2014, 22:13 PM IST

Steiner reaches out to Sangh to resolve German language row

Amid ongoing row over replacing German with Sanskrit as third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas, German Ambassador Michael Steiner on Wednesday reached out to Sanskrit teachers, including RSS ideologue Dina Nath Batra and decided to resolve the issue through more cultural exchanges.

Nov 19, 2014, 20:05 PM IST

Germany raises language issue with govt, hopes for pragmatic solution

Upset over HRD Ministry's decision to replace German with Sanskrit as the third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas, Germany has raised the issue with the government and hoped for a "pragmatic" solution.

Nov 14, 2014, 22:55 PM IST

German Ambassador lauds PM; extends support to Ganga mission

German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner on Thursday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his ambitious 'Clean India campaign' and Ganga rejuvenation plan while extending his country's full support to the missions.

Oct 09, 2014, 20:16 PM IST

Concert to raise funds for J&K flood affected

German Ambassador Michael Steiner Tuesday promised to galvanise funds worth Rs one crore for the flood-affected people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Sep 23, 2014, 21:03 PM IST

German embassy holding concert in aid of flood-hit Kashmir

The German embassy is organising a concert on Tuesday of Kashmiri music featuring noted santoor player Pandit Bhajan Sopori and his son Abhay in aid of Jammu and Kashmir, which has been hit by devastating floods.

Sep 23, 2014, 08:30 AM IST

German President on six-day visit from tomorrow

German President Joachim Guack will arrive here tomorrow on a six-day state visit to India during which he will hold talks with the top leadership and discuss ways to enhance bilateral ties.

Feb 03, 2014, 19:30 PM IST

Ear tube surgery not a long-term solution

Ear tube surgery can certainly improve hearing in the short term but may not help in long-term hearing, speech, language, or other functional outcomes in normally developing children.

Jan 07, 2014, 20:42 PM IST

Hockey village India kids train with German U-21 team

Kids from Hockey village India got an unique opportunity to learn the tricks of the game from the German U-21 team who is here to participate in the ongoing Hero Junior Men`s World Cup.

Dec 10, 2013, 15:39 PM IST

German envoy meets Narendra Modi

German ambassador to India Michael Steiner today met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to discuss strengthening of ties between his country and the state.

Nov 16, 2013, 23:48 PM IST

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