France airport crowd

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8 French Airports Shut Down, Evacuated Forcefully Amid Security Concerns

Amid a bomb threat, eight French airports were forcefully evacuated on October 18. Strasbourg airport in eastern France said it was evacuated due to a bomb threat. Moreover, Nantes airport in Western France was also evacuated noting the same reason. However, evacuated earlier, the airports of Biarritz and Toulouse in the southwest, Lille in the north and Lyon-Bron in the southeast said that operations were resuming following a police… read-more

Thu, 19 Oct 2023 - 09:30 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: French Airports, France, security concerns, Travel, Police operations


PM Narendra Modi

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PM Modi Begins 3 Days Visit To France, & UAE

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to leave for France and the United Arab Emirates tour. He would embark on the three days journey to two nations, from July 13. The France visit came after the invitation of French President Emmanuel Macron, on July 13-14. In addition, After France, PM Modi will be heading to Abu Dhabi, the UAE and meet HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, UAE President.

Thu, 13 Jul 2023 - 09:00 AM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: PM Narendra Modi, UAE, France, Indian government, Bilateral Talks

Courtesy: ANI News

President Emmanuel Macron

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President Emmanuel Macron Loses Overall Majority In French Legislative Elections

President Emmanuel Macron loses an absolute majority as the newly established left-wing alliance government gains a majority on June 20. In the second round of parliamentary elections, Macron's centrist coalition, Ensemble (Together), defeated the New Popular Environmentalist and Social Union (Nupes). Macron becomes the first incumbent French president since a 2000 election reform to lose a legislative majority as a result of the new outcome… read-more

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 - 08:24 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: French president, Elections, legislative election, President Emmanuel Macron, France

Courtesy: ANI

Prisca Thevenot

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Indian-Origin Prisca Thevenot Elected In French Legislative Elections

Prisca Thevenot made history on June 19 when she became the first French woman of Indian origin to be elected to the legislature. Prisca's great grandfather emigrated to Mauritius from South India many years ago. She joined LREM (La République en Marche, President Emmanuel Macron's party) and ran for the LREM party in Hauts-de-Seine 8th seat in 2022 Legislative Election. She received 65.75 percent of the vote and was elected. 

Mon, 20 Jun 2022 - 06:12 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: French election, Prisca Thevenot, Indian origin, legislative election, France

Courtesy: Free Press Journal

UPI & Rupay Cards

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France To Likely Authorize UPI Payments & Rupay Cards

India's Unified Payments Interface (UPI) and Rupay cards will soon be approved in France, according to an Indian official in France. According to Indian Ambassador Jawed Ashraf, since India is at the forefront of digital technology, it has seized the issue of global semiconductor scarcity. India was also named "country of the year" at Vivatech 2020, Europe's largest start-up conference. 

Fri, 17 Jun 2022 - 02:27 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: UPI, France, UPI Payment, India, Online Payment

Courtesy: DNA India

Rakesh Manpat, Avani Lekhara

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Paralympic Shooter Avani Lekhara Asks For Help After Coach & Escort Were Denied Visas

Avani Lekhara, Indian paralympic shooter, requested assistance on June 3 over her coach Rakesh Manpat and escort Shweta Jewaria not receiving visas for World Shooting Para Sport World Cup 2022 in France. Lekhara expressed her disappointment on Twitter, tagging Sports Minister, Sports Authority of India, Paralympic Committee of India, and Indian embassy in France. Lekhara tweeted "It's an important match for me on 7th June. Can anyone help… read-more

Sat, 04 Jun 2022 - 07:17 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: paralympics, France, indian shooter, avani lekhara, Rakesh Manpat

Courtesy: Free Press Journal


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Protestors For Domestic Violence Cases In France Interrupt Cannes Film Festival

Protestors caused another disturbance on the Red Carpet of the 75th Cannes Film Festival on May 22. A group of black-clad ladies unfurled a poster and fired black smoke bombs while raising their hands in the air. The names on the poster are those of women assassinated by men in domestic abuse incidents in France. A spokesman for the film "Riposte Feministe" later claimed responsibility for the demonstration. 

Mon, 23 May 2022 - 10:14 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Cannes Film Festival, Red carpet, protesters, France, domestic violence case

Courtesy: ANI


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Aero Club Tourist Plane Crashes In Les Adrets, France; 5 Dead Including A Kid

In southeast France, a tourist aircraft crashed near the village of Les Adrets. On May 21, five bodies, including a kid, were recovered at the accident site. Local authorities were alerted by eyewitnesses to the incident, and over 60 firefighters were dispatched to the scene to put out the fire. The plane was taking its first flight and belonged to an aero club. An inquiry is ongoing by local authorities. 

Sun, 22 May 2022 - 05:30 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: France, plane crash, firefighters, Tourist, Les Adrets

Courtesy: Zee News


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Monkeypox: France, Germany & Belgium Report First Cases, Spain Reports 21 Cases

Monkeypox has been detected in France, Belgium and Germany, on May 20. France has reported its first case, whereas Belgium reported two cases in two different cities. Recently, Canada, US, Australia, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Sweden reported their first cases of the Monkeypox virus. Spain's active Monkeypox caseload stands at 21. Monkeypox is a virus transmitted to humans from animals, and its symptoms are very similar to that of Smallpox.… read-more

Fri, 20 May 2022 - 04:41 PM / by Shibu Immanuel S

Tags: Monkeypox, Smallpox, US, Canada, France

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Elisabeth Borne

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Elisabeth Borne Appointed As PM Of France; Succeeds Jean Castex

French president Emmanuel Macron appointed Elisabeth Borne(61) as the new PM of France. Borne is a former Minister of transport, ecology, and labour. She is the second woman to hold the position after Edith Cresson (1991-1992) under President Francois Mitterrand. Borne joined Centralist La Republique en Marche party after voting for Macron in 2017 election. Borne succeeded Jean Castex, who led the French cabinet since July 2020.

Tue, 17 May 2022 - 10:40 AM / by SARANNYA ACHARYA

Tags: France, France President Emmanuel Macron, Centralist La Republique en Marche party, Elisabeth Borne, Jean Castex

Courtesy: ANI News