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Hundreds protest in Paris against deadly domestic violence

The women of all ages and a few men also observed 74 seconds of silence in tribute to the 74 women allegedly killed in France so far this year, according to data collected by Facebook group “Femicides par compagnons ou ex” (Femicides by partners or exes).
Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to raise awareness and demand tougher action on femicides in France.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in central Paris on Saturday to raise awareness and demand tougher action on femicides in France.
Updated on Jul 07, 2019 11:54 AM IST
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Nirmala Sitharaman to begin three-day visit to France tomorrow

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman will begin a three-day visit to France on Thursday during which both sides are expected to deliberate on further boosting their already close defence and security ties.
Nirmala Sitharaman’s visit comes in the backdrop of a controversy over the procurement of 36 Rafale jets from French aerospace major Dassault Aviation.(AFP/File Photo)
Nirmala Sitharaman’s visit comes in the backdrop of a controversy over the procurement of 36 Rafale jets from French aerospace major Dassault Aviation.(AFP/File Photo)
Published on Oct 10, 2018 10:24 PM IST
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Rafale, S-400 air-defence systems booster dose, says Air Force chief

IAF chief BS Dhanoa said the force got a lot of advantages in the Rafale deal.
The Congress has alleged irregularities in the Rafale deal.(PTI/File Photo)
The Congress has alleged irregularities in the Rafale deal.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2018 02:42 PM IST
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Nirmala Sitharaman hits out at Hollande over Rafale

Reliance Entertainment has refuted the allegations, saying that no payments were made to Gayet.
Chennai: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference at Officers Training Academy (OTA), in Chennai, Saturday, Sept 29, 2018.(PTI)
Chennai: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference at Officers Training Academy (OTA), in Chennai, Saturday, Sept 29, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 29, 2018 11:44 PM IST
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From Jupiter to jeers: France’s Emmanuel Macron battles popularity slump

In recent months his popularity has crumbled, even falling below his luckless predecessor Francois Hollande at the same point in his presidency.
French President Emmanuel Macron listens during the One Planet Summit at the Plaza Hotel on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 26, 2018.(AFP)
French President Emmanuel Macron listens during the One Planet Summit at the Plaza Hotel on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 26, 2018.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 27, 2018 08:23 AM IST
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Highlights | How does BJP see international conspiracy in questioning Rafale deal: Kapil Sibal

The Congress on Tuesday continued its onslaught against the Centre over the Rafale deal, alleging irregularities in awarding contracts for manufacture of the fighter jets.Former French President Francois Hollande’s contradictory statements have only made the matter murkier.Congress president Rahul Gandhi had earlier in the day said the disclosures with regard to the deal were just the beginning and more revelations will emerge in the coming days. Here are the highlights.

Former Union minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday raised questions regarding the Rafale deal.(PTI/File Photo)
Former Union minister Kapil Sibal on Tuesday raised questions regarding the Rafale deal.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2018 07:27 PM IST
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Nirmala Sitharaman likely to meet French defence minister next month

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman is expected to travel to France next month for a defence ministers dialogue with her French counterpart Florence Parly as the two countries seek to expand their ties beyond bilateral joint exercises, with a focus on West Asia and the Indo-Pacific.
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s visit to France comes in the backdrop of statements by former French president Francois Hollande which added to the Rafale controversy.(HT File Photo)
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s visit to France comes in the backdrop of statements by former French president Francois Hollande which added to the Rafale controversy.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 25, 2018 07:55 AM IST
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After Hollande clarification, no room for doubt about Rafale: Rajnath Singh

Union home minister Rajnath Singh accused the Congress of trying to gain political mileage over the Rafale issue with an eye on Lok Sabha elections next year.
Union home minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a meeting of the Central Zonal Council in Lucknow, on Monday.(PTI)
Union home minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a meeting of the Central Zonal Council in Lucknow, on Monday.(PTI)
Published on Sep 24, 2018 05:09 PM IST
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Chidambaram criticises Modi govt for refusing Rafale deal probe

Congress keeps up attack on Modi government over deal to buy Rafale fighter jets.
Congress leader P Chidambaram addresses a press conference in Kolkata on August 25, 2018.(PTI)
Congress leader P Chidambaram addresses a press conference in Kolkata on August 25, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 24, 2018 02:11 PM IST
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France fears damage after Hollande fans controversy over Rafale deal

The French government and Dassault have in statements contradicted former French president Francois Hollande, saying Dassault chose Reliance Defence as a partner.
France's junior minister for foreign affairs Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne said the remarks made by Hollande “do not help anyone and above all do not help France”.(AFP File Photo)
France's junior minister for foreign affairs Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne said the remarks made by Hollande “do not help anyone and above all do not help France”.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2018 09:46 PM IST
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‘Truth can’t have 2 versions’: Arun Jaitley on Francois Hollande’s remarks on Rafale deal

Finance minister Arun Jaitley said former French president Francois Hollande contradicted his own statements on Rafale deal.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks during a press conference, in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks during a press conference, in New Delhi.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2018 11:00 PM IST
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Hollande’s Rafale remarks and Rahul Gandhi tweet a duet that raises questions: Arun Jaitley

Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday alleged that it was not a mere coincidence that the Opposition leaders of India and France were speaking in one voice on the controversial Rafale issue.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi had attacked the government over former French president Francois Hollande’s reported remarks on Rafale.(PTI File Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi had attacked the government over former French president Francois Hollande’s reported remarks on Rafale.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2018 11:25 AM IST
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Govt denies role in selection of Indian offset partner for Rafale deal

The statement by the ministry came a day after French publication ‘Mediapart’ quoted Hollande as saying that the Indian government proposed Reliance Defence as the partner for French aerospace giant in the Rs 58,000 crore Rafale deal and France did not have a choice.
A Rafale fighter jet of the French Navy. The government Saturday said it did not have any role in the selection of Reliance Defence as partner by Dassault Aviation for the Rafale deal.(AFP Photo)
A Rafale fighter jet of the French Navy. The government Saturday said it did not have any role in the selection of Reliance Defence as partner by Dassault Aviation for the Rafale deal.(AFP Photo)
Updated on Sep 23, 2018 12:02 AM IST
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Think 4 times before levelling allegations: Union minister Rajnath Singh tells Congress president Rahul Gandhi

Rajnath Singh said the verification of the French media report, which quoted former French President Francois Hollande on the purchase of the Rafale fighter jets, will reveal the truth.
Home minister Rajnath Singh(AP File Photo)
Home minister Rajnath Singh(AP File Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2018 06:00 PM IST
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Clear-cut corruption in Rafale deal, PM must clear stand: Rahul Gandhi

The prime minister must clear his stand on the Rafale deal after Hollande’s remarks, Rahul Gandhi said.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses the media on Rafale deal issue, in New Delhi, Saturday, Sep 22, 2018.(PTI)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses the media on Rafale deal issue, in New Delhi, Saturday, Sep 22, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 22, 2018 04:59 PM IST
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Highlights: Ravi Shankar Prasad slams Rahul Gandhi’s remarks against PM on Rafale deal

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked the government a day after France president Francois Hollande’s reported remarks on Rafale deal. On Friday, former French president Hollande was quoted by French website ‘Mediapart’ as saying that the Indian government proposed the name of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Group as French company Dassault Aviation’s offset partner, fuelling a firestorm surrounding the multi-billion dollar Rafale deal.Here are the updates:

Congress President Rahul Gandhi with party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala addresses the media on Rafale deal issue, in New Delhi, Saturday, Sep 22, 2018.(PTI)
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala addresses the media on Rafale deal issue, in New Delhi, Saturday, Sep 22, 2018.(PTI)
Updated on Sep 22, 2018 11:41 PM IST
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Rafale row: After Rahul Gandhi’s scathing attack on PM, BJP strikes back

After former France president Francois Hollande’s remarks, the defence ministry said neither the Indian nor the French government was involved in the commercial decision.
New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi gestures while addressing the media on Rafale deal issue, in New Delhi, Saturday, Sep 22, 2018. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist (PTI9_22_2018_000099B)(PTI)
New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi gestures while addressing the media on Rafale deal issue, in New Delhi, Saturday, Sep 22, 2018. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist (PTI9_22_2018_000099B)(PTI)
Updated on Sep 22, 2018 10:35 PM IST
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‘This is Dassault Aviation’s choice’, says French firm after Hollande’s remarks

On the Rafale deal, former France president Francois Hollande was quoted as saying that the Indian government proposed the name of Reliance group as Dassault Aviation’s offset partner and that France didn’t have a choice.
Former French president François Hollande addresses a conference in Montreal.(AFP File Photo)
Former French president François Hollande addresses a conference in Montreal.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2018 11:05 AM IST
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After Hollande’s Rafale remarks, French govt, Dassault’s clarifications

In accordance with India’s acquisition procedure, French companies have the full freedom to choose the Indian partner companies
The French government Friday said it was in no manner involved in the choice of Indian industrial partners for the Rafale fighter jet deal.(AFP File Photo)
The French government Friday said it was in no manner involved in the choice of Indian industrial partners for the Rafale fighter jet deal.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2018 08:19 AM IST
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Hollande’s remarks stir fresh Rafale tug of war

The defence ministry said neither the Indian nor the French government had any say in the commercial decision.
A Rafale fighter aircraft during AERO INDIA 2017 at Yelahanka Air base in Bengaluru.(PTI File Photo)
A Rafale fighter aircraft during AERO INDIA 2017 at Yelahanka Air base in Bengaluru.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 22, 2018 01:28 AM IST
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‘PM has betrayed India’: Rahul Gandhi on Hollande’s reported remarks on Rafale deal

The defence ministry on Friday said it was verifying the reports, but reiterated that neither the government nor the French government had any say in the commercial decision.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi(PTI File Photo)
Congress president Rahul Gandhi(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2018 09:28 PM IST
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Governments had no say in Rafale ‘commercial decision’: Defence ministry

Former French president Francois Hollande has been quoted as claiming that the Indian government had asked the French government to nominate Reliance Defence as its India partner in the Rafale jet offset deal.
The government has repeatedly said it was Dassault that chose its India partner and that the government has had no say in the deal.(PTI File Photo)
The government has repeatedly said it was Dassault that chose its India partner and that the government has had no say in the deal.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2018 08:48 PM IST
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Indian govt proposed Reliance Defence as partner in Rafale: French media quoting Hollande

The defence ministry said it was verifying reports that quote former French president Hollande as stating that the Indian government insisted on a particular firm as offset partner for the Dassault Aviation in the Rafale deal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the procurement of a batch of 36 Rafale jets after holding talks with then French President Hollande on April 10, 2015 in Paris.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced the procurement of a batch of 36 Rafale jets after holding talks with then French President Hollande on April 10, 2015 in Paris.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 21, 2018 10:21 PM IST
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Rafale deal ‘multi-crore conflict of interest’: Congress

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi cited a report to allege that two days before then French President Francois Hollande signed the deal with PM Narendra Modi for delivery of 36 Rafale aircraft in 2016
Senior congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi speaks during a press conference in Mumbai.(PTI File Photo)
Senior congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi speaks during a press conference in Mumbai.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 11:59 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India
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