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  • Czech Republic beat France 3-1 in Fed Cup semi-final 6 days ago

    Ostrava: Defending champions Czech Republic beat France 3-1 to advance to the Fed Cup tennis final in the second day's game of the last four stage. World No.4 Petra Kvitova beat French player Caroline Garcia in straight sets of 6-4, 6-4 and got the winning point for the Czech team, while...
  • Czech Republic lead 2-0 against France in Fed Cup semis 1 week ago

    Prague: The Czech Republic team led 2-0 over France with two singles wins in the first day's Fed Cup tennis semi-final. Lucie Safarova, ranked 13th in the world, rallied to beat Caroline Garcia 4-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-1, while World No.4 Petra Kvitova fend off Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday, reports...
  • Viswanathan Anand draws with Vachier-Lagrave in Shamkir Chess tournament April 18, 2015

    Shamkir (Azerbaijan): Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out his second straight draw in the Shamkir Chess tournament, signing peace with Maxime Vachier-Lagrave of France quite easily with black pieces in the second round here today. After letting reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway off the hook in the first...
  • TWTW: All about PM Modi's three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada April 18, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned after a three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada during which a number of key agreements were signed, including the supply of 36 Rafale fighter jets by France and uranium from Canada. ...
  • PM Modi returns home after three-nation tour April 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to the Capital early on Saturday morning after a three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada during which a number of key agreements were signed, including the supply of 36 Rafale fighter jets by France and uranium from Canada. Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay...
  • India, France will find a balance, says Jean-Joseph Boillot April 17, 2015

    Jean-Joseph Boillot, an advisor to the CEPII Business Club, said that India and France will find a balance. The remarks came in the backdrop of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France during his three-nation tour. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi heads home after three-nation tour April 17, 2015

    Vancouver: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wrapped up his three-nation tour of France, Germany and Canada during which a number of important agreements were signed, including for the supply of 36 Rafale fighter jets by France and uranium from Canada. "I leave Canada with immense satisfaction. This visit will further...
  • Modi's three-nation tour: Projecting a self-confident India April 17, 2015

    New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi's three-nation tour was marked by several high points - the surprise announcement on purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jets in France, clinching a five-year uranium supply deal with Canada, pushing the Make in India initiative in Germany, assuring all of the ease of doing business...
  • Foreign fighter jet makers eye multi-billion dollar opportunity in India after scaled back French deal April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Foreign fighter jet makers see a multi-billion dollar opportunity in India's decision to scale back purchases of high-end aircraft from France, which may free up cash in the world's largest arms importer to buy a new fleet of mid-range planes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 10 announced that...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories April 13, 2015

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  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 13, 2015

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  • News 360: Future Rafale deals will also be under government to government, says Parrikar April 13, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his recent visit to France negotiated with the government there to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly-away condition under a new deal. After meeting French President Francois Hollande in Paris on April 11, Modi announced that IAF would get 36 Rafale jets. ...
  • Hollande to hold high-level meeting today over Rafale jets sale to India April 13, 2015

    Paris/New Delhi: French President Francois Hollande would chair a high-level meeting in Paris on Monday to thrash out the finer details of the nearly $5 billion deal for the sale of 36 Rafale jets to India in flyaway conditions. French sources said the meeting at the Elysee Palace would be held...
  • Now, Indians can extend stay in France after completing studies April 12, 2015

    Paris: Indian students in France can now extend their stay in the country beyond completion of their studies as can French students in India. This is possible under an agreement signed between the two sides during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which concluded on Sunday. The two sides agreed...
  • Key civil and nuclear deal signed between India and France April 12, 2015

    Modi found star status among Indians in the course of his visit to France. He can be a captivating orator when he speaks in Hindi as he did on this ocassion. He underlined sentiments with facts such as his take on the Make in India campaign. He now heads to...
  • Swamy threatens to move court against new Rafale jet deal between India, France April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Subramanian Swamy oN Saturday threatened to go to court against the deal to buy Rafale fighter aircraft from France if the government does not heed to his warning. Terming the deal "corrupt", Swamy said it will bring bad name to the party. The senior...
  • News 360: Naxals strike again, 7 policemen killed, 12 others injured in Chhattisgarh April 11, 2015

    Seven policemen were killed while 10 others were injured in an ambush by Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. The encounter took place in the worst-affected Pidmel-Polampalli area of the district when a squad of state police STF was out on operations around noon. ...
  • PM Modi pays homage at war memorial for Indians in France April 11, 2015

    Paris: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid homage at the Indian Memorial at the Neuve Chapelle in France that commemorates Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives in World War I. The memorial on the outskirts of Neuve Chapelle in the department of Pas de Calais in northern France commemorates over...
  • France hopes Vatican will accept gay ambassador April 11, 2015

    Paris: Three months after the appointment of Laurent Stefanini as the French ambassador to the Vatican, the French authorities are still awaiting approval from the Holy See in a delay thought to be due to the diplomat's sexual orientation, diplomatic officials said. "Stefanini was appointed ambassador because he is an excellent...
  • Airbus supports Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' initiative, ready to produce planes in India April 11, 2015

    Toulouse: On the second day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's four-day France visit, aircraft manufacturer Airbus on Saturday expressed its support to the 'Make in India' initiative. Modi took the tour of the Airbus facility in Toulouse where planes are manufactured. He was given a briefing by officials on the functioning. Airbus...
  • Digvijaya Singh mocks Modi government, says PM buying fighter jets and Defence Minister fish April 11, 2015

    NEw Delhi: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Saturday mocked Narendra Modi government's mantra 'Minimum government and maximum governance'. The remarks came at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in on a three-nation tour to France, Germany and Canada. Singh tweeted, "When PM was buying fighter aircrafts in France...
  • France to work with India on semi-high speed rail April 11, 2015

    Paris: France will partner India in a study for upgrading the speed on Delhi-Chandigarh rail line to 200 km per hour and help in re-development of Ambala and Ludhiana railway stations. France will also help in development of Smart Cities in India to be identified by the host government. These were...
  • Jaitapur nuclear project: India needs this kind of energy and security, says Devendra Fadnavis April 11, 2015

    Taking Indo-French strategic relationship to a new level Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande decided to move ahead with the stalled Jaitapur nuclear project in Maharashtra. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, "The Prime Minister has taken the decision In national interest. There is no need for...
  • Swamy takes on Narendra Modi, calls new Rafale jet deal between India, France a 'case of arbitrariness' April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in fly-away condition under a new deal with France has come will severe criticism from a prominent member of his own party. After meeting French President Francois Hollande in Paris on Friday, Modi announced that Indian Air...
  • Modi, Hollande presented cricket jerseys at Elysee Palace April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande have been presented with cricket jerseys with their names emblazoned on it. "Q: T20 Cricket in France? A: Oui. Surprise for PM Narendra Modi and President Francois Hollande at Elysee Palace banquet," External Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said in a...
  • IAF will induct Rafale fighter jets within 2 years, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a new Rafale fighter deal with France. He said Rafale fighter jets will be inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) within a span of two years. India has decided to buy 36 Rafale fighter jets in...
  • French businessmen push for clear, transparent rules in India April 11, 2015

    Paris: Citing "problems" faced during the "pre-Modi period", French business leaders on Friday pushed for clear, transparent and stable rules as they evinced interest in investing in India and decided to set up with Indian companies five task forces in specific areas. The problems were highlighted during a meeting Indian and...
  • Modi has 'Naav Pe Charcha' with French President April 11, 2015

    Paris: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande on Friday enjoyed a joint boat cruise on La Seine river which was described as "Naav Pe Charcha" (chat on the boat). Hollande was seen giving details to Modi about various areas as the boat cruised through the river. Many people...
  • Modi, Hollande go on boat ride on Seine river April 10, 2015

    Paris: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, French President Francois Hollande as well as French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and senior French government officials went on a boat ride along the Seine river, a la "nav pe charcha". After talks between Modi and Hollande, and the inking of 17 agreements as well as...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 10, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...