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Rafale controversy: Francois Hollande doing no service to country, says French official

Ex-French president Hollande’s statement that Ambani’s Reliance Group was part of a “new formula” after the BJP government came to power in 2014 contradicts the Indian government’s claim that the deal between Dassault and Reliance was a commercial pact between two private parties.

Rafale deal controversy: Arun Jaitley sees a Rahul and Hollande ‘jugalbandi’

Arun Jaitley hit out at both Rahul and Hollande in a Facebook post too, saying “the former French President’s first statement rhymes with Rahul Gandhi’s prediction”.

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Not involved in choosing Indian partners in Rafale deal: French government

Francois Hollande, who was President of France when the deal for 36 Rafale fighter aircraft was announced and signed with India, has said the French government did not have a choice in the matter.

Rafale offset: Govt denied role but ex-French President Hollande says, 'Indian Govt proposed Reliance, had no choice'

Former French president Francois Hollande said: “We didn’t have a say in that. It was the Indian government that proposed this service group (Reliance), and Dassault who negotiated with Ambani. We didn’t have a choice, we took the interlocutor who was given to us.”

France not involved in choice of Indian partners for Rafale: Full text

Rafale: The French government is in no manner involved in the choice of Indian industrial partners who have been, are being, or will be selected by French companies, says a statement issued by the French embassy in New Delhi.

PM Modi personally delivered multi-billion dollar Rafale deal to Anil Ambani, says Rahul Gandhi after Hollande interview

Stepping up the attack against the government, former finance minister P Chidambaram asked what would be the "new lie that the government will put out in response to Mr Hollande".

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Rafale talks were on when Reliance Entertainment helped produce film for Francois Hollande's partner

On January 24, 2016, Reliance Entertainment announced that it had entered into an agreement with Gayet’s firm, Rouge International, to jointly produce a French film.

Hollande slams Trump's 'double fault' over Iran nuclear deal

The former leader's first speech on international affairs since leaving the Elysee in May touched on global issues including climate change, economic protectionism and populist politics and laid into "confusion" appearing to emanate from White House.

France: Emmanuel Macron headed for overwhelming parliamentary majority

The first round of voting for the National Assembly in France has left traditional parties in disarray.

France anti-terrorism powers used to curb protest: Amnesty International Report

Since the state of emergency was declared in France, authorities have issued 155 decrees prohibiting public assembly, and imposed 639 measures preventing specific individuals from taking part in demonstrations, Amnesty said.

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in red Banarasi sari for meeting with Hollande

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was glowing in a red Banarasi sari at a luncheon hosted at the French consulate in New Delhi on January 26 where she met with French President Francois Hollande.

President Pranab Mukherjee hosts At Home: Hollande, Modi, Sonia, Kejriwal attend the reception

President Pranab Mukhrjee hosted the At Home reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on January 26. French President Francois Hollande, who was the chief guest for the Republic Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congres President Sonia Gandhi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Foreigmn Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejirwal attended the event.

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Scenes from India's 67th Republic Day parade

India celebrated its 67th Republic Day today, with French President Francois Hollande as the chief guest. The celebrations began at the Amar Jawan Jyoti where Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation in paying homage to the martyrs by laying a wreath at the memorial.

French President Francois Hollande in Delhi: Terror tops agenda at talks with Modi

French President Francois Hollande was accorded the ceremonial welcome in the presence of President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday (January 25).

Francois Hollande, Narendra Modi visit Chandigarh's Rock Garden, see photos

The iconic Rock Garden in Chandigarh hosted two high-profile visitors as Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined French President Francois Hollande for a tour of the place housing sculptures made from industrial and household waste.

French troops take part in marching practice for Republic Day celebrations

French soldiers on January 18 took part in marching practice at the Rajpath along with Indian soldiers for the Republic Day celebrations next week.

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Photos Of The Year: Vladimir Putin's workout, Mark Zuckerberg's daughter, Barack Obama's selfie

Russian President Vladimir Putin exercises in a gym, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla are seen with their daughter named Max, Barack Obama poses for a selfie.

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French President Francois Hollande's India Visit: Key Takeaways

India and France also agreed to renew their bilateral agreement on defence cooperation, which was signed in 2006, by another 10 years.

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

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.

Hollande meets PM Modi at Hyderabad House

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Hyderabad House here on Monday. Earlier in the day, a ceremonial reception was held at the Forecourt, Rashtrapati Bhavan, for Hollande. The visiting French President also paid tribute to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat on Monday. President Hollande, who will be the chief guest for the Republic Day Parade, is on a three-day visit to India.

Ceremonial reception for Hollande at Rashtrapati Bhavan

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): A ceremonial reception was held at the Forecourt, Rashtrapati Bhavan, for French President Francois Hollande on Monday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Union Minister Prakash Javdekar and MoS Prime Minister office jitendra Singh were among the other present at the ceremony. President Hollande, who will be the chief guest for the Republic Day Parade, is on a three-day visit to India.

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Hollande pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): The visiting French President, Francois Hollande, paid tribute to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at the Rajghat on Monday. He was accompanied by Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar. Later, Hollande also planted a sapling in the Rajghat premises. The French President was earlier accorded a ceremonial reception at the forecourts of the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

Hollande arrives in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande arrived in New Delhi for his two-day stay and to witness the Republic Day celebrations. Hollande began his visit with a welcome from Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chandigarh, a city designed by the renowned Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier. The two leaders took a tour of the Rock Garden feature, Capitol Complex and an Art Museum. Hollande will be the guest of honour at the Republic Day parade on January 26, in a sign of deepening political and commercial ties.

PM Modi played a decisive role at COP 21: Francois Hollande

Chandigarh, Jan 24 (ANI): French President Francois Hollande who is in India to attend the Republic Day celebrations, praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's participation at the recent COP 21 in Paris and said that he had played a decisive role at the climate summit. Addressing the India France Business Summit here, the President said that his visit has two main goals- consolidate strategic partnership with India and implement decisions taken during Prime Minister Modi's visit to France.

Delhi Police put posters of 'wanted terrorists' ahead of R-Day

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Keeping in view the Republic Day celebrations and the presence of French President Francois Hollande as the chief guest at Republic Day parade, Delhi police on Sunday had put up posters of 'wanted terrorists' across the national capital. Earlier, Police had issued an alert after the driver of the taxi hired by three unidentified persons from Pathankot was found dead.

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