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Burkini allows more women to participate in an activity that they would otherwise be excluded from. That's how it should be

May 18, 2022 9:40 am

For those who see a red rag in the burkini — or indeed, other modest garments, such as the burqa and the hijab — surely there’s a lesson here in accommodation.

Elisabeth Borne to become France's first female prime minister in 30 years

May 17, 2022 8:08 am

Elizabeth Borne will be the first woman named as prime minister since Edith Cresson briefly occupied the office during the presidency of Socialist leader Francois Mitterrand in the early 1990s.

Bright prospects for India-France ties

May 07, 2022 9:39 am

Manjeet Kripalani and John Seaman write: PM Modi's visit has cemented the relationship, highlighted new areas for cooperation.

Narendra Modi Europe visit Highlights: PM Modi leaves for France after concluding Denmark trip

May 04, 2022 11:12 pm

Modi's Europe Visit Live News, PM Narendra Modi Europe Tour Updates: On his way back to India, PM Modi will make a brief stopover in Paris to meet France's President Emmanuel Macron.

India and France: A deepening friendship

May 04, 2022 9:16 am

Mohan Kumar writes: Strategic convergence between India and France runs deep. As PM Modi visits the French capital, bilateral ties are set for a boost, even as both nations together review the turbulent international landscape.

Explained: The significance of PM Narendra Modi's Europe tour

May 04, 2022 12:06 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Germany, Denmark and France from May 2. What will be on the table in the context of the Ukraine crisis, and economic and defence ties?

A 'da Vinci of violins' goes up for auction in France

April 30, 2022 1:32 pm

"There are many violins, but this one is like selling a Rembrandt, a Goya or even a Leonardo da Vinci painting," said Sophie Perrine of the Aguttes auction house near Paris.

The history of extreme right-wing politics in France

April 30, 2022 2:30 pm

Marine Le Pen may have lost the presidency but by propelling her ideas to the mainstream, she has secured a tremendous victory for the far-right. Her exclusionary platform may seem new but it draws its roots from the early days of French nationalism and the fundamental tradition of secularism in France.

Nuclear power could help Europe cut its Russia ties, but not for years

April 27, 2022 2:47 pm

As President Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine pushes Europe to sever its dependence on Russian natural gas and oil, nuclear power’s profile is rising, promising homegrown energy as well as reliable electricity.

Emmanuel Macron, victorious, searches for reinvention

April 26, 2022 9:07 pm

In his victory speech Emmanuel Macron promised to make France “a great ecological nation.” That will require major investment, a timeline and help for those transitioning to relatively expensive electric cars.


Photography show presents visions of French, Indian artists who travelled to India from mid-19th century to the 1970s

May 10, 2022 5:51 pm

The exhibition is part of ‘Bonjour India 2022’, an artistic, cultural, educational, and literary festival that celebrates the partnership between India and France amid the backdrop of India Art Fair 2022

Wildfire rages near French Riviera, one dead, 27 injured

August 18, 2021 10:26 pm

More than 7,000 people, evacuated from homes and campgrounds, have slept in temporary shelters.

In pictures: A return to the ‘joie de vivre’ in France

May 22, 2021 1:03 pm

As France reopens, French people flock to bars, restaurants, cafes and theaters. The strict lockdown imposed in France that lasted six months ended on Wednesday.

France pledges millions to stop domestic violence after mass protests

November 26, 2019 10:11 am

At least 138 women have been killed by their partners this year in France, according to activists who track the deaths. Many had reported abuse to police.

Rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

July 18, 2019 12:11 pm

Three months after the devastating fire that wrecked the 850-year-old jewel of Paris and triggered a global outpouring of grief, France’s Parliament voted Tuesday in favour of a law to restore the damaged roof of Notre Dame Cathedral.

Protestors, police clash after Bastille Day parade

July 16, 2019 10:37 am

Flags of the 10 European countries that are in a joint military pact spearheaded by Macron last year led contingents of French and foreign armed forces from the Arc de Triomphe down the Champs-Elysees avenue.

Merchants near Paris' Notre Dame struggle after fire

April 17, 2019 7:17 pm

Paris merchants whose livelihoods depend on Notre Dame tourism are worried about the cathedral's stability and their own futures.

The varied faces of France's yellow vest movement

February 09, 2019 10:10 am

These are the faces of France's yellow vest movement, an array of people with grievances so varied that sometimes it's hard to see what they have in common other than the fluorescent vests glowing from their chests.

France braces for trouble, Macron to address 'yellow vest' anger

December 08, 2018 11:04 am

Named after the fluorescent safety vests that all French motorists must carry, the protesters are billing their planned action on Saturday as “Act IV” of worst unrest seen in the capital since the 1968 student riots.

Paris assesses injuries, damage after worst riots since 1968

December 05, 2018 8:32 am

Earlier Sunday, Macron visited the Arc de Triomphe, which had damaged statues as well as graffiti. One slogan on the famed war memorial read: "Yellow jackets will triumph"


My aim is to reinforce Indo-French counter-terror cooperation: Hollande

January 25, 2016 11:54 am

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande on Monday reiterated that the main objective of his visit to India is to reinforce counter-terrorism cooperation between France and India. Hollande said France would take all measures required to protect democracy. He added that France will not be deterred by any kind of threats of terrorism. He further stated that today, in fact, there are all kinds of terrorist threats that are hovering around countries such as India and France and one of the main aims of my visit here in India is to reinforce and strengthen the cooperation against terrorism between two countries.

French firms to invest $10 billion in India: French minister

January 25, 2016 11:51 am

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): France Finance Minister Michel Sapin on Monday said that in the last five years French companies have invested more than $1 billion per year in India, which is now expected to increase to $10 billion in the next five years. Sapin said that France is the third biggest foreign investor in India and a major player in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' programme. He added that India and France have similar views on investment, which will further help them to fight against financing terrorism.

India, France to discuss counter terrorism mechanism

January 21, 2016 3:25 pm

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): In the wake of horrendous attack in Paris and the recent terrorist attack at the Pathankot air base, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday the cooperation between France and India on matters related to counter terrorism has acquired a very significant dimension, and added that a lot of discussion in this regard is expected during the visit of French President François Hollande. President Hollande will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations this year. This is the fifth time that a serving President of the French Republic will be the chief guest at the Republic Day function. Vikas Swarup also highlighted the business ties between both nations.

French travellers cut road and rail links near Grenoble

October 21, 2015 11:30 am

A group of around 30 travellers raided a scrapyard and blocked a road in the French alps in Moirans near Grenoble on Tuesday, setting the wrecks alight, to demand the authorities release a 17-year-old and his cousin from a nearby prison to attend the funeral of his brother.