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Islamogauchisme: French education minister fans Islamophobia

Islamogauchisme: French education minister fans Islamophobia

February 26, 2021

At first appearance, the drama could very well be playing out in India’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Ruling party members and none less than the education minister accuses campuses across the nation, especially the most prestigious ones, of being ‘infested’ by schola...

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Loi Separatisme: French society sharply divided over controversial law passed by National Assembly

Loi Separatisme: French society sharply divided over controversial law passed by National Assembly

February 18, 2021

With a comfortable majority, 351 votings for, 151 against and 65 absentees, Loi Separatisme, one of the most controversial laws to have been proposed by the French government in years was passed by the Assemblée Nationale in a vote on Tuesday (February 16th) night. The bill will...

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Green wave forces course correction by Macron

Green wave forces course correction by Macron

June 30, 2020

Greens spring surprise in Sunday’s municipal election and could pose a strong challenge in the next presidential election slated for 2022.

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Carbon trading and climate change

Carbon trading and climate change

February 8, 2020

After two decades of a total failure, carbon trading was one of the biggest stumbling blocks at the climate change summit in December. It remains a bad idea that needs to be dropped.

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Macron’s challengers

Macron’s challengers

April 25, 2019

The Gilet Jaune movement in France is in many ways a throwback to Emmanuel Macron’s own insurrection two years ago.

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French unrest

French unrest

April 15, 2019

France needs to revive its smaller towns and rural areas to address the root cause of the Yellow Vests movement.

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A Bright Spot of International Cooperation

A Bright Spot of International Cooperation

May 31, 2018

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), an international partnership for promotion of solar power in the world, is essentially an Indo-French initiative and its first summit was held in New Delhi in March 2018 on the occasion of the state visit by the French President, reinforcin...

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Namasté France festival to have a grand launch in Paris

Namasté France festival to have a grand launch in Paris

September 15, 2016

A cultural festival showcasing a multitude of Indian art forms will take place in France under the banner of ‘Namasté France’. Starting 15th September 2016, the festival will take off in Paris and following a 75-day itinerary, will travel to ten other cities in France and f...

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Climate Agreement

Climate Agreement

April 22, 2016

On the occasion of Earth Day, the Paris Climate agreement was signed by 175 countries. Representatives from more than 170 nations gathered at United Nations headquarters in New York to sign the Paris agreement on climate change on April 22. During the opening for signature, 175 s...

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Alstom India

Alstom India

February 15, 2016

Sunand Sharma, Country President, India and South Asia and Chairman, Alstom India, from 2006 to 2014, has been appointed Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), the highest French civilian distinction, by the French Government, in recognition of his ...

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Hollande’s Visit to India

Hollande’s Visit to India

January 26, 2016

India’s Republic Day celebrations marked the end of French President Francois Hollande’s visit to India, where he was also the guest of honour. The French troops that marched in the parade added glamour to the customary parade and celebrations. As the capital woke up on Janua...

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Hollande’s Visit to India

Hollande’s Visit to India

January 26, 2016

At the much-awaited press conference, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande signed a number of Memorandums of Understanding on the purchase of 36 Rafale combat jets and areas such as transport, education and space. Some of the halls of the Hyd...

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