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Indians take holy dip in Ganges River despite Covid tidal wave

France, Jan. 14 -- Hundreds of thousands of Hindus are taking their annual dip in India'ssacred Ganges River Friday, and over the weekend, despite soaring Covid-19 cases and stern restrictions. A simi... Read More


Security scare for India's Modi at the epicentre of farm unrest

France, Jan. 6 -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was stranded in the open after farmers blocked a motorway as the country's most guarded politician drove into the heart of a protestagainst farm l... Read More


India blocks foreign donations to Mother Teresa's charity for the very poor

France, Jan. 2 -- India has blocked foreign donations to Mother Teresa's charity which runs orphanages and shelters for the homeless. The government cited "adverse inputs" as a reason for not renewing... Read More


France, India step up military allegiance with offer of more Rafale jets

France, Dec. 26 -- France has offered to arm India's new aircraft carrier with Rafale jets as it looks to ramp up ties with its South Asian ally after Australia's rejection of a submarine deal and nag... Read More


Indian cabinet clears proposal to increase legal marriage age of women

France, Dec. 20 -- India has proposed to push up the minimum legal age of brides at the altar from 18 to 21 years making it equal to that of men in a move filled with the promise of health, dignity an... Read More


India deploys another French submarine, adding teeth to its warship fleet

France, Nov. 28 -- India has put into commission its fourth French submarine - built locally in Mumbai - shortlyafter adding a separate stealth warship to itsnavy. The move comes as the country assert... Read More


India's top court calls for urgent measures as toxic smog smothers Delhi

France, Nov. 18 -- India's capital shut down all colleges and schools as well as six of the city's 11 coal-fired power plants and banned construction after the Supreme Court called for steps including... Read More


Fresh kickback claims ignite political row over India's Rafale jet deal

France, Nov. 13 -- New allegations of kickbacks by Dassault Aviation to secure a contract with the Indian Air Force for 36 Rafale jets have kicked off a political slugfest in India where the deal with... Read More


India delivers one billion Covid-19 doses but still 'miles to go'

France, Oct. 23 -- India has reached one billion cumulative doses in its Covid-19 vaccination drive, blighted by a virus surge this summer. It crossed the milestone in 279 days and looked ahead to ino... Read More