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      Two Indians for 2012 Berlin Artists-in-Residence Programme
The Berlin Artists-in-Residence Programme (Berliner Kuenstlerprogramm), conducted by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), is one of the most renowned international art programmes. Each year it offers some 20 grants to international artists in the fields of visual arts, literature, music, film as well as dance/performance. For the programme in 2012, DAAD has invited Indian writer Raj Kamal Jha and artist N S Harsha.  read full story more
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Germany & South Asia: Afghan army soldiers during the security transition ceremony in Mazar-e-Sharif, the provincial capital of Balkh province / copyright dpa
German troops hand control of Afghan city to local forces
NATO-led German forces have relinquished control of the capital of a northern Afghan province to the Afghan army. The transition is part of NATO's overall withdrawal from Afghanistan by 2014. more
Germany, EU condemn Mumbai blasts more
Let’s Imagine Pakistan: conference by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Pakistan more
Turning point in policy on Afghanistan more
German Member of Parliament holds consultations in Nepal more
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Germany & South Asia: The two vessels, EMSTIDE and EMSWAVE, manufactured in Bangladesh / copyright German Embassy, Dhaka
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Ships for Germany – made in Bangladesh
On 29 July, Germany-based shipping line Grona Shipping took the the delivery of two vessels manufactured by Western Marine Shipyards Ltd of Chittagong in Bangladesh. The vessels, EMSTIDE and EMSWAVE, are the third among six pairs of 5200 DWT (dead weight ton) 'Ice Class' vessels. They will soon sail in the North and Baltic Sea and are equipped to sustain extremely cold (cyrogenic) weather conditions. The ships are certified by Germanischer Lloyd, a technical supervisory organisation based in Hamburg. more
India's Anshu Jain appointed co-Chairman of Deutsche Bank more
EADS signs licensing agreements with three India companies more
Germany ratifies bilateral investment treaty with Pakistan more
German toy industry brings ‘green’ technology to Indian toy fair more
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Germany & South Asia: Young Environmental Envoys from a variety of countries visiting one of Bayer CropScience's research institutes in Germany / Photo: Bayer AG
Education & Research
Bayer calls young Indian environmentalists
German multinational Bayer is inviting entries from Indian students between 18-24 years of age to be the next Bayer Young Environmental Envoy and represent India along with pioneers from across the globe on a trip to Germany from 16 – 21 October, 2011. The last date for sending in entries is 31 July, 2011. more
German researchers to study 'Crossroads Asia' more
45 Pakistani scholars to leave for Germany more
India’s Manipal University extends cooperation with University of Bremen more
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) elects new Executive Committee more
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Germany & South Asia: Germany partners with Bangladesh to promote green energy solutions / copyright Colourbox
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Germany partners with Bangladesh to promote green energy solutions
Germany's international cooperation agency GIZ and Solar Solution, a company representing Solarworld AG of Germany, have signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Grameenphone to conduct a feasibility study on low-cost green energy solutions for Bangladesh. more
Germany provides basis for successful riverbank erosion protection in Bangladesh more
French-German accord boosts healthcare in tribal Pakistan more
Germany supports renewable energy infrastructure in Pakistan more
Germany, Europe promise continued support to Bangladesh more
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Germany & South Asia: Stuttgart showcases India in ‘Bollywood and beyond’ festival / Photo: Frank von zur Gathen
Stuttgart showcases India in ‘Bollywood and beyond’ festival
From 20th – 24th July, 2011 Stuttgart in Germany hosted the eighth ‘Bollywood and beyond’ film festival. Organised and hosted by the Filmbüro Baden-Württemberg, it is the largest Indian film festival in Europe. This year a selection of 40 films, including arthouse cinema from all regions of India as well as three typical Bollywood movies, were part of the festival. more
Chancellor Merkel and Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar inaugurate Year of Germany in India more
“Love it or leave it”: Director of Goethe-Institut, Pune more
Bengali-German poetry book presentation in Heidelberg more
Interweaving dance cultures more
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Germany & South Asia: Participants at the DW-AKADEMIE workshop 'Reporting the Women’s World Cup 2011' / copyright DW-AKADEMIE
Bhutan’s Namgay Zam reports on Women's World Cup from ground zero
When Germany hosted the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the spinoffs were not just restricted to the host country. Amongst other initiatives was a four-week workshop ‘Reporting the Women’s World Cup 2011’, organised by DW-AKADEMIE for women journalists from Colombia, Mexico, Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana, Palestine and Bhutan. In an interview to the German Information Centre South Asia, Namgay Zam of Bhutan shares her experiences at the workshop. more
Germany hails Kolkata’s women footballers more
Building friendships with football more
Indo-German football cooperation nurtures local talent more
German Football project in Bangladesh more
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