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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • PM Modi gifts 'Tree of Life' painting to French President Francois Hollande April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted French President Francois Hollande a painting titled 'Tree of Life', reflecting traditional societal respect for nature in India, a statement said. The tree, as a divine gift central to human life, is a recurring element in Indian artistic practice, it said. "The Tree of Life,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No country should provide shelter to terrorists but punish them, says Modi April 11, 2015

    Paris: On a day 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was released, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday gave a veiled message to Pakistan, saying no country should provide shelter to terrorists but should punish them. "There is a need for global action to deal with terrorism. All nations should...
  • 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...
  • List of agreements signed between India and France April 10, 2015

    India and France signed 17 agreement and made three announcements during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to the country on Friday. These included deals on Rafale fighter jets, Jaitapur nuclear reactor, renewable sources of energy, railways, smart city and several others. Modi arrived in France on Thursday and met...
  • India, France talk business; ink 17 deals on defence, infrastructure, nuclear reactor among others April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence cooperation, fight against terrorism, infrastructure, nuclear reactor, renewable sources of energy, railways, smart cities and tourism were the major topics of discussions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande on Friday. Calling France among India's most valued friends, Modi said the "two big democracies...
  • Modi-Hollande conference: As it happened April 10, 2015

    Discussions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande on Friday led to the signing of 17 agreements between India and France. The agreements included coming together of the two countries on key projects of Railways, urban heritage and tourism sectors among others....
  • Watch: PM Modi receives ceremonial welcome by at Les Invalides in Paris April 10, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a ceremonial welcome by the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at Les Invalides in Paris. Modi will meet French President Francois Hollande and the two are expected to sign major civil nuclear energy, trade and defence agreements. ...
  • French newspaper Le Monde refuses to run Narendra Modi's interview April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: A prominent French newspaper Le Monde refused to run Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interview after it was told to publish his written answers and not to interact with him. Le Monde's South Asia correspondent Julien Bouissou tweeted, "Le Monde refused to run an interview of Narendra Modi after we...
  • Have requested France to provide 36 Rafale jets in fly-away condition as quickly as possible: Modi April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday requested French President Francois Hollande to sign a major defence deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets for IAF in order to boost India's military capabilities and infrastructure. Addressing a conference with the France President, Modi said, "I have requested 36 Rafale jets in...
  • PM Modi reaches France, to hold talks with Hollande on civil nuclear, defence, trade ties April 10, 2015

    Paris: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in France on Thursday night, the first destination of his three-nation tour. During his four-day stay, Modi will hold talks with President Francois Hollande and meet business leaders. The focus of the talks will be civil nuclear, defence and trade. The two leaders are also...
  • No Rafale sale announcement before Modi's visit to France: President Hollande April 8, 2015

    Paris: French President Francois Hollande said there will be no news on the sale of Rafale fighter jets to India before the arrival of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday for a state visit to France. "There will be no announcement on the Rafale sales before the visit of Prime Minister...
  • No survivors likely in Airbus crash in Alps, says French President Francois Hollande March 24, 2015

    Paris: French President Francois Hollande says no survivors are likely in the Alpine crash of a passenger jet carrying 148 people. The Germanwings passenger jet crashed on Tuesday in the French Alps region as it traveled from Barcelona to Dusseldorf, French officials said. Eric Ciotti, the head of the regional council,...
  • Millions unite against terrorism in historic French march January 12, 2015

    Paris: Millions marched against terrorism in the largest protests France has ever seen, led by world leaders in Paris uniting in tribute to the victims of Islamist attacks as the crowd cried "Not Afraid". The interior ministry said nearly four million people took to the streets across the country on Sunday,...
  • France 'faced down' attacks but still under threat: Francois Hollande January 10, 2015

    Paris: France "faced down" Islamists who were behind the deaths of 17 people in three days of attacks but still remains threatened, the country's president and prime minister said on Friday. Speaking in a televised address shortly after commandos killed the three gunmen responsible for the wave of terror, Hollande...
  • Paris terror attack: PM Modi speaks to French President January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday spoke to French President Francois Hollande over the terror attack in Paris and reaffirmed his commitment to enhance Indo-French counter-terrorism cooperation as a key element. During a telephone call to Hollande, Modi condemned the terrorist attack in the strongest terms and expressed...
  • 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...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 7, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay January 7, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: 12 killed in an attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris January 7, 2015

    Unknown gunmen on Wednesday opened fire and shot down at least 10 journalists and two policemen in Charlie Hebdo's Paris office. The Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical weekly newspaper. ...
  • Ambulance drone to save heart attack victims unveiled in Holland October 29, 2014

    London: A student in the Netherlands has developed an 'ambulance drone' fitted with defibrillator that can reach heart attack victims within minutes, and potentially help save thousands of lives. The 4kg drone, created by graduate student Alec Momont, can fly at an estimated speed as high as 100 kilometres per...
  • 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,...
  • 40 arrested in Paris as antiIsrael protest turns violent July 27, 2014

    Paris: At least 40 people were arrested in the French capital on Saturday after an antiIsrael protest involving several thousand people turned violent, media reports said. Waving Palestinian flags and chanting slogans to show their support for Palestinian people, demonstrators took to the capital's streets at 3 p.m., Xinhua reported citing...
  • USGS: 7 small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma July 14, 2014

    Guthrie: The US Geological Survey has recorded seven small earthquakes shaking central Oklahoma in a span of just about 14 hours. They ranged from magnitude 2.6 to 2.9 and were centered in the Guthrie, Jones and Langston areas, 15 miles to 30 miles (24 to 48 kilometres) northeast of Oklahoma...