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  • Man who saved lives at Paris grocery gets French citizenship January 21, 2015

    Paris: French authorities on Tuesday honored a Mali-born employee who saved lives at the kosher supermarket attacked by terrorists as a hero and granted him French citizenship. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve praised Muslim Lassana Bathily, 24, for his "courage" and "heroism" during a ceremony in the presence of Prime Minister Manuel...
  • Pakistan: Around 5000 join rally against Charlie Hebdo for publishing Prophet Mohammed cartoon January 19, 2015

    Lahore: Around 5,000 people rallied against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Sunday, and the founder of a group banned for terror links urged protesters to boycott French products. Hafiz Saeed, who founded Lashkar-e-Taiba, an organisation banned for launching attacks in neighbouring India, told protesters: "We...
  • Charlie Hebdo attackers hold at least one hostage in Paris, operation to nab killers underway January 9, 2015

    Paris: Shots were fired during a car chase and at least one hostage was taken to the north-east of Paris on Friday, in the same area police were hunting for two brothers accused of slaughtering 12 people in an Islamist assault. The hostage drama was underway at a business in...
  • Youngest of three suspects who attacked Charlie Hebdo newspaper office in Paris surrenders to police January 8, 2015

    A day after three gunmen killed 12 people at the satirical weekly newspaper in Paris Charlie Hebdo, sources say that the youngest suspect has surrendered to the police. According to a source, "Hamyd Mourad handed himself in to police on Wednesday at 11:00 pm (0330 IST) after seeing his name...
  • Paris shooting: Has freedom of expression been killed? January 7, 2015

    Gunmen stormed the Paris offices of the weekly satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, renowned for lampooning radical Islam, killing at least 12 people, including two police officers in the worst militant attack on French soil in recent decades. ...
  • Snow leaves thousands of holiday makers stranded in French Alps December 28, 2014

    Paris: Heavy snowfall in the French Alps left some 15,000 drivers stranded on Saturday, prompting officials to open emergency shelters and urge travellers to stay home. The snow and ice hit as a rush of holiday makers were heading to and leaving from ski resorts in the Savoie region in...
  • Watch: How to make a French Yule Log this Christmas December 25, 2014

    It is Christmas and CNN IBN's Megha Mamgain is getting us the most sumptuous cakes that go with the Christmas tradition. She learns how to make a French Yule Log from a French Chef. ...
  • PM Modi lauds scientists for successful launch of GSAT-16 December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed scientists for the successful launch of GSAT-16 communication satellite, saying it will become a major asset for the country's space programme. "Kudos to our scientists for the successful launch of GSAT-16. The communication satellite will become a major asset for our space...
  • GSAT-16 satellite set to be launched on Sunday December 6, 2014

    Bengaluru: After being deferred twice,India's latest communication satellite GSAT-16 will be launched on Sunday from the space port of Kourou, French Guiana, Indian Space Research Organisation said. "GSAT-16 launch is rescheduled on early morning of Dec 07 at 02:10 hrs (IST) from French Guiana," ISRO said on its website. Hit...
  • Jules Bianchi did not slow sufficiently, says FIA report December 3, 2014

    Paris: French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi did not slow sufficiently under warning flags before crashing at the Japanese Grand Prix, an International Automobile Federation (FIA) report found on Wednesday. "Bianchi did not slow sufficiently to avoid losing control at the same point on the track as (Adrian) Sutil," the report,...
  • Khloe Kardashian warned by family to dump her beau French Montana? November 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian's family have reportedly warned her to dump her beau, rapper French Montana. The Kardashians, including Khloe's sister Kim Kardashian West and mother Kris Jenner, believe Montana has been unfaithful to Khloe and think he even used Kim as a cover for his infidelity, reports...
  • Government asks France to 'open shops' in India for railway projects November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Monday invited France to "open shops" in the country to execute Railway projects and sought co-operation in areas of safety, customer service and high-speed train service. "There are multiple areas in rail sector where we can work together and in those areas we can hope for...
  • Frenchman seen in Islamic State video of beheadings November 18, 2014

    London/Paris: A Frenchman is believed to have been among Islamic State jihadists appearing on a video showing the severed head of US aid worker Peter Kassig, but a British man denied earlier reports that his medical student son was there too. Sunday's announcement of Kassig's death, the fifth such killing of...
  • Fire breaks out at iconic French radio building 'Maison de la radio' October 31, 2014

    Paris: A fire broke out on Friday on the seventh floor of the "Maison de la radio" (Radio house), a vast circular building in Paris housing several media operations. Firefighters said the blaze started on the seventh floor which is currently under reconstruction and employees were quickly evacuated from the building. Two...
  • Saina Nehwal bows out of French Open October 25, 2014

    Paris: Ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the French Open Super Series after going down to World No. 2 Shixian Wang of China in a hard-fought women's singles quarter-final contest. Seeded fifth, Saina posed a quite a challenge to her Chinese rival but in the end it was a...
  • Parupalli Kashyap loses in French Open badminton quarters October 24, 2014

    Paris: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap's surge was halted by fifth-seeded Chinese shuttler Zhengming Wang in the French Open Super Series quarter-finals, here on Friday. Kashyap, who had upset World No.4 Kenichi Tago of Japan, worked hard against Wang but finally went down 21-15, 13-21, 21-13 in one hour and...
  • Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap advance in French Open October 24, 2014

    Indian shuttlers continued to surge ahead in the French Open Super Series as Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap won their respective singles second-round matches while Ashwini Ponappa also advanced in the mixed doubles on Thursday. The fifth-seeded Saina was made to work hard by Kirsty Gilmour of Scotland in her 21-19,...
  • Badminton: Parupalli Kashyap upsets world No 4; easy win for Saina in French Open October 22, 2014

    Paris: Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap on Wednesday stunned world No 4 Kenichi Tago of Japan 21-11 21-18 in the first round of men's singles, while Saina Nehwal registered an easy victory to enter the second round of women's singles in the French Open Super Series here. However, it was...
  • Shuttlers Ashwini-Ivanov in main draw of French Open Super Series October 21, 2014

    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 October 21, 2014

    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 October 20, 2014

    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...