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  • Shuttlers Ashwini-Ivanov in main draw of French Open Super Series 1 hour 49 minutes ago

    Paris: India's Ashwini Ponnappa and her Russian partner Vladimir Ivanov qualified for the main draw of the mixed doubles event at the USD 275,000 French Open Super Series on Tuesday. Ashwini and Ivanov first defeated local pair of Vincent Espen and Manon Krieger 21-9 21-7 in 20 minutes before getting a...
  • French scientists devise fast-track test for Ebola 3 hours 36 minutes ago

    Paris: A new device similar to a simple pregnancy home-test could allow doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes, its French developers said. Trials at a high-security lab have validated the technique and prototype kits should be available in Ebola-hit countries by the end of...
  • Saina Nehwal to spearhead Indian challenge at French Open Super Series Yesterday

    Paris: London Olympic bronze medal winning shuttler Saina Nehwal will be spearhead the Indian challenge in the USD 275,000 French Open Super Series, starting on Tuesday. Seeded fifth in the tournament, Saina, will face Sashina Vignes Waran of France in the first round of women's singles while compatriot P V Sindhu,...
  • Saina seeded 5th, Sindhu 8th in French Open Super Series October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace Indian female shuttler Saina Nehwal has been seeded fifth, while her compatriot PV Sindhu is seeded eighth at the French Open Super Series to be held in Paris from October 21 to 26. Apart from being the country's only two shuttlers in the women's singles event, Saina and...
  • French teen girl stopped 'on way to jihad in Syria' October 5, 2014

    A 15-year-old French girl was in police custody on Sunday after she disappeared from her family home in southern France, suspected of wanting to travel to Syria to wage jihad. Assia Saidi was "found on Saturday night by her parents in a bar, near Marseille station, where she had been working...
  • Algerian extremists allied with ISIS behead French hostage September 24, 2014

    Rabat: Algerian extremists allied with the Islamic State group have decapitated a French hostage after France ignored their demand to stop airstrikes in Iraq, according to a video obtained on Wednesday by a US-based terrorism watchdog. A group calling itself Jund al-Khilafah, or Soldiers of the Caliphate, had said they would...
  • French jets strike in Iraq, expanding USled campaign against Islamic State September 20, 2014

    Baghdad: President Francois Hollande said Rafale jets hit "a logistics depot of the terrorists" near the city of Mosul, which has been held by Islamic State for more than three months. It promised more operations in coming days. The French military action, which follows US air strikes in northern Iraq and...
  • French government faces key confidence vote September 16, 2014

    Paris: The French Socialist government faces a key parliamentary confidence vote on Tuesday as the country battles political and economic crises and with President Francois Hollande's popularity at a record low. Prime Minister Manuel Valls will outline the government's work programme in the National Assembly and submit it to a vote,...
  • No discrimination in France against any community: Ambassador September 9, 2014

    Amritsar: French Ambassador to India Francois Richier on Tuesday said that there is no discrimination against any community in his country. "There is no discrimination in France as at present most of Sikhs are working at prime positions in my country with beard and 'turban' (head gear)," Richier said addressing...
  • IMF's Christine Lagarde put under investigation in French fraud case August 27, 2014

    Paris: IMF chief Christine Lagarde has been put under formal investigation by French magistrates for alleged negligence in a political fraud affair dating from 2008 when she was finance minister. Lagarde was questioned by magistrates in Paris this week for a fourth time under her existing status as a witness in...
  • French woman harassed in Rameswaram, three arrested August 17, 2014

    Rameswaram: A 35year old French woman, residing in Puducherry for the past 25 years, was harassed by three fishermen allegedly in an inebriated state while taking bath in sea on Sunday. The fishermen, in the age group of 1830, have been arrested and booked under the Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Eve...
  • Watch: PSG's Thiago Motta attacked with a headbutt August 17, 2014

    Paris: Paris SaintGermain President Nasser AlKhelaifi wants Brandao to be banned for life after the Bastia striker headbutted Thiago Motta at the end of a French league match on Saturday. After Bastia's 20 loss to PSG, Brandao waited for Thiago Motta in the tunnel and headbutted the midfielder, leaving him with...
  • French companies evince keen interest in bullet train project July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after the Centre announced plans to introduce a bullet train between Mumbai and Ahmedabad and to allow foreign direct investment into the railways sector, a number of French companies have come forward to participate in the project. The government had unveiled these plans in the Railway Budget, 201415...
  • French rail disaster probe finds tracks in state of disrepair July 7, 2014

    Paris: Experts tasked with investigating one of France's worst train accidents found "a state of disrepair never seen before" on the rail network. Michel Dubernard and Pierre Henquenet, appointed by a court to find the cause of the July 2013 BretignysurOrge derailment that left seven people dead, ruled out a...
  • Mom would have been extremely happy: Shah Rukh Khan on being conferred French honour July 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was Tuesday conferred the Knight of the Legion of Honour, France's highest honour, said it was his mother's birthday and if she were alive, she would have been extremely happy. "It's my mother's birthday. If she was alive, apart from being extremely old, she...
  • French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius calls on Narendra Modi July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and discussed ways to strengthen cooperation in key areas such as defence, trade and investment with India expressing keenness on setting up industrial bases for it to boost ties. The visiting minister also extended his...
  • Will discuss twoway trade between India and France: French Foreign Minister June 30, 2014

    In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN's Amrita Tripathi, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Monday said that he will discuss the twoway trade between India and France with his Indian counterpart. ...
  • PSLV C23 launch cleared; 49hour countdown begins on Saturday June 27, 2014

    Chennai: A 49hour countdown for the June 30 launch of PSLV C23 carrying French Earth Observation Satellite SPOT7 and four copassenger spacecraft from the spaceport of Sriharikota will begin at 8.52 AM on Saturday. The Launch Authorisation Board (LAB), which met Friday at Sriharikota, cleared the launch, paving the way for...
  • Now, French filmmaker to make documentary on Anand Kumar's 'Super 30' June 13, 2014

    A French filmmaker has landed here to make a documentary on Anand Kumar, the founder of the Super 30 free coaching centre that nurtures talent from underpriveleged families and mentors them to crack the prestigious IITJEE the joint entrance examination for the Indian Institutes of Technology. Award winning filmmaker Pascal...
  • Rafael Nadal closes in on Roger Federer's hoard June 9, 2014

    When Roger Federer won his 17th grand slam title in 2012, it seemed his record haul would last forever as it took more than a century of trying for a superhuman male athlete to come along and win that many major trophies. Yet only two years later, a younger, fitter, hungrier...
  • Rafael Nadal on cloud nine after soaring to new heights June 9, 2014

    Paris: One man's despair was another man's ecstasy as the most inopportune of double faults propelled a worldbeating Rafa Nadal into a ninetimes French Open champion on Sunday. Waiting to launch into a second serve on match point down, a yell from the stands, followed by another, left a distracted Novak...
  • France, Indian Air Force chiefs to take part in 'Garuda5' June 8, 2014

    French Air Chief General Denis Mercier with his country's Ambassador Francois Richier and French defence attach Group Captain Benedict Smith along with Indian Air Force Chief Arup Raha will arrive in Jodhpur on Monday to participate in the ongoing fifth IndoFrench air exercise 'Garuda5'. The main attraction of the day...
  • Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win ninth French Open title June 8, 2014

    At the French Open, there's just no one better than Rafael Nadal. The "King of Clay" proved that again on Sunday, winning the title at Roland Garros for the ninth time, and the fifth time in a row, by beating Novak Djokovic 36, 75, 62, 64 in the final. Nadal improved his...
  • Peng ShuaiHsieh Suwei win French Open women's doubles June 8, 2014

    Topseeded Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Suwei of Taiwan won their second Grand Slam title together by defeating Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci of Italy 64, 61 in the final of the French Open women's doubles on Sunday. Peng and Shuai also won the women's doubles title at Wimbledon and...
  • French Open: Benneteau, RogerVasselin win men's doubles June 8, 2014

    Paris: Julien Benneteau and Edouard RogerVasselin won their first Grand Slam title by defeating Spaniards Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers 63, 76 (1) in the men's doubles final of the French Open on Saturday. They became the first French team to win the men's doubles at Roland Garros since Yannick Noah...
  • Sharapova beats Halep to win French Open for second time June 7, 2014

    Paris: Maria Sharapova won her second French Open title in three years, overcoming some shaky serving on Saturday to beat fourthseeded Simona Halep 64, 67 (5), 64 in the final. Sharapova has struggled with her serve this week and had 12 doublefaults in the final on Court Philippe Chatrier. But she...
  • Nadal faces pressure test against rival Djokovic in French Open final June 7, 2014

    Rafael Nadal knows he will have to find a way of dealing with Novak Djokovic's pressure game if he is going to beat his great rival and win a ninth French Open title, the Spaniard said on Friday. Premature predictions that now might be a good time to face Nadal...
  • Nadal thrashes Murray to meet Djokovic in French Open final June 6, 2014

    Paris: Rafael Nadal is going for No. 9 at the French Open, and the only man that can stop him is Novak Djokovic. Nadal is already a record eighttime champion with a lifetime 651 record at Roland Garros. One more victory on the red clay will make him the first man...
  • Djokovic beats Gulbis to enter French Open final June 6, 2014

    Paris: Novak Djokovic worked his way back into the French Open final, taking care of Ernests Gulbis and his big serve 63, 63, 36, 63 on Friday on the first sunny day of this year's tournament. The secondseeded Serb was able to control the pace of the match on Court Philippe...
  • Maria Sharapova awaits Halep in French Open final June 6, 2014

    Paris: Might be easier said than done. Still, Maria Sharapova offered a tidy aphorism to sum up the formula that's carried her to a third consecutive French Open final. "It's not how you finish a first set," Sharapova said, "it's how you finish the last set." Right now, no one is a...