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03 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

Rafale, a good package, will be game-changer for subcontinent: Dhanoa

Amid the raging row over the Rafale fighter jet, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa today clarified that the deal was a "good package" and the aircraft will be a "game-changer" for the subcontinent.

24 Sep 2018


#RafaleDeal: French official criticizes Hollande, but doesn't deny his claims

Just days after former French President Francois Hollande's comments about the controversial Rafale deal triggered a political slugfest in India, the French Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, has said that Hollande's comments "render no service to France."

23 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

After France, India could ink pact with Russia for 'Gaganyaan'

After an agreement with France, India is likely to ink a pact with Russia for sharing of expertise on ISRO's ambitious human space mission project 'Gaganyaan'.

23 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Rafale-deal: Government's defense and opposition's attacks make political discourse ugly

The bombshell, which former French President Francois Hollande dropped about the Rafale deal, has snowballed into a full-blown political controversy, with the opposition demanding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's resignation and Centre denying all charges.

22 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

Rafale-deal: Hollande's bombshell catches BJP in crossfire, opposition strengthens attack

Comments of France former President Francois Hollande that Indian government proposed Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence as its partner in the multi-million dollar Rafale deal has caught the Narendra Modi led Centre in a crossfire, with the opposition demanding his resignation.

10 Sep 2018


Football: India Under-19's performances need to be lauded

The Indian U-19 football team, under coach Floyd Pinto, may have suffered defeats along the road in their Four-Nation Tour 2018, but their performances need to be praised.

10 Sep 2018


Paris Knife attack: 7 people injured, 4 in critical condition

Two British tourists, among seven others, were wounded in Paris after they were attacked by a man carrying a knife and an iron bar, said the police. Four are in critical condition.

08 Sep 2018

Sierra Leone

France detains Liberia's ex-militant commander for crimes against humanity

France detained a suspected former militant commander from Liberia's (Africa) civil war and charged him with crimes against humanity for atrocities including torture and cannibalism, police said yesterday.

06 Sep 2018

FIFA World Cup

I deserve the Ballon d'Or: Antoine Griezmann

France and Atletico Madrid forward, Antoine Griezmann, has opened up about the possibility of him winning the Ballon d'Or.

06 Sep 2018


India and France announce 'Gaganyaan', ISRO's first human space mission

India and France today announced a working group for Gaganyaan, ISRO's first manned mission announced by PM Narendra Modi on Independence Day.

30 Aug 2018


India likely to replace UK as world's fifth-largest economy: Jaitley

India is likely to surpass the UK to become the world's fifth largest economy next year on growing consumption and strong economic activity, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

28 Aug 2018


53-year-old Nashik Police Commissioner completes Ironman triathlon in France

Nashik Police Commissioner Ravinderkumar Singhal has successfully completed the Ironman triathlon which involves a set of physically grueling activities.

20 Jul 2018

Narendra Modi

#RafaleDeal: France supports PM, but RaGa stands by his statement

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has reportedly denied France's statement regarding the Rafale Deal and said he stands by his statements.

11 Jul 2018


India overtakes France to become 6th largest economy

In a significant feat, India has pushed France aside to claim the position of the 6th biggest economy in the world, World Bank data for 2017 reveals.

04 Jul 2018


Barcelona deny former president bought an illegal liver for Abidal

Barcelona have denied all reports, which claim that former president Sandro Rosell illegally bought a liver for defender Eric Abidal, back in the year 2012.

02 Jul 2018


Paris thief flies out of prison in dramatic 10-minute escape

Paris will be talking about July 1, 2018 for long, when it saw one of its most dramatic jailbreaks of all time: gunmen landed inside a prison in Réau in a helicopter and flew away with one of the country's most notorious thieves, an inmate there, in 10 minutes.

01 Jul 2018

FIFA World Cup

What happens in knock-outs in case there is a tie?

The knock-out stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup started on Saturday as France overcame Argentina and Uruguay downed Portugal.

27 Jun 2018

Indian Navy

Around the world in 311-days: Indian Navy Officer's next voyage

Last time when Commander Abhilash Tomy made it to news was in 2013, when he became the first Indian to circumnavigate the world, non-stop and unassisted.

24 Jun 2018


French-teen accidentally crosses US-Canada border while jogging, detained for 2-weeks

A casual jog on the beach quickly and unexpectedly turned into "the fright of (her) life" for a French teenager vacationing in Canada.

18 Jun 2018


Woman shouting "Allahu Akbar" stabs two in French supermarket

A month after a knife attack in Paris, a woman in a La Seyne-sur-Mer supermarket in southern France injured two people yesterday when she cried "Allahu Akbar" and attacked them with a boxcutter knife.

08 Jun 2018


Emmy Award-winning CNN host Anthony Bourdain kills himself in France

Anthony Bourdain, the Emmy award-winning, world-traveling CNN host, committed suicide this morning, the network said. He was 61.

05 Jun 2018

Narendra Modi

Rafale deal: Sitharaman refutes scandal allegations; says allegations are politically=motivated

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today, addressing a press conference said that there was absolutely "no scandal" in the Rafale fighter jet deal with France and allegations of the wrongdoings relating to it were politically motivated.

28 May 2018


Paris: 'Spiderman' saves child hanging from balcony, gets French citizenship

Move aside Tom Holland, the Internet has fallen in love with a new 'spiderman' who risked his life and saved a dangling child from a balcony in Paris.

13 May 2018


Man shouting "Allahu Akbar" kills one, injures four in Paris

One person was killed and four injured on the rue Monsigny in Paris yesterday, when a man stabbed them with a knife shouting "Allahu Akbar."

03 May 2018

Emmanuel Macron

Australian First Lady flattered by French President 'delicious' comment

France President Emmanuel Macron's describing Australian First Lady Lucy as 'delicious' may have raised eyebrows, but she found his statement flattering.

20 Apr 2018


Meet the first person to undergo two face transplants

At 43 years old, France's Jerome Hamon is the world's the first person to have had two face transplants.

18 Apr 2018


French government developing its own secure WhatsApp-like messaging app

France is reportedly developing its own instant messaging app for government officials.

18 Apr 2018


Indian and French space agencies working on joint inter-planetary missions

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Centre National D'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) of France are reportedly working together on inter-planetary missions to Mars, Venus, and other asteroids.

09 Apr 2018


Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts dies aged 23

The cycling fraternity is mourning the death of Belgian cyclist Michael Goolaerts.

24 Mar 2018


French officer who swapped places with a hostage passes away

A French police officer who had offered himself to an extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage has succumbed to his injuries and passed away, the French interior ministry said on Saturday.

23 Mar 2018


France shooting: Gunman shoots policeman; hostages taken at a supermarket

A gunman has reportedly shot at a policeman in southwest France before another man took hostages at a supermarket in two separate incidents in the same area on Friday, said security sources.

11 Mar 2018

Emmanuel Macron

Harsimrat urges PM to discuss turban laws with French president

Union minister for food processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss raise with French President Emmanuel Macron the issue of a law in France that asked Sikh community to remove their turbans while being photographed for all official identification.

10 Mar 2018


France's Emmanuel Macron arrives in India, gets Modi's hug

PM Narendra Modi's greeting of foreign head-of-states indicates a distinct pattern. If he disapproves or doesn't consider them strategically important, he doesn't meet them at the tarmac with his now-famous jhappis, as Canadian PM Justin Trudeau discovered the hard way.

08 Mar 2018

Emmanuel Macron

France to raise the age of sexual consent to 15

In a landmark move, France recently announced that it will set 15 as the legal age of sexual consent. Now sex with anyone younger will be considered as rape.

01 Mar 2018


Google received 2.4mn "Right to be Forgotten" requests since 2014

According to Google's latest transparency report, the tech giant has received 2.4 million "Right to be Forgotten" requests since 2014, when the law regarding the same was first passed.

French start-up makes world's first hydrogen-powered bike

French start-up Pragma Industries is reportedly manufacturing the first hydrogen-powered bicycles in the world called Alpha bikes.

12 Jan 2018


Gallup International Survey: Modi ranked 3rd; ahead of Trump, Putin

PM Modi adds another feather to his cap. Gallup International's annual survey "Opinion of Global Leaders" has put him at number three among world leaders.

06 Nov 2017


Go O'Naturel: Paris opens its first nude restaurant

It comes as a mild surprise that despite France being among the first European nations to have organized nudist groups in the early 1900s, it would take Paris so long to have a nude restaurant.

01 Nov 2017

Emmanuel Macron

France: President Macron approves controversial anti-terror law

French President Emmanuel Macron has formally approved a new counter terrorism law giving sweeping powers to law enforcement authorities.

21 Oct 2017


Hit by terror attacks, France introduces religious education in schools

After having suffered a series of jihadist attacks since January 2015, the secular nation of France is carefully developing religion as part of its academic curriculum in schools, to better prepare and sensitize its young population.