Sex with child under 15 is 'Rape', France approves historical law

The legislation also considers incestuous sex with a minor under 18 to be rape.

Apr 17, 2021, 06:50 AM IST

May God bless Europe! The continent faces third wave of deadly COVID-19 infections

More than a year after the start of the pandemic, a large part of Europe is at the start of the third COVID-19 wave.

Apr 05, 2021, 14:19 PM IST

PM Narendra Modi to visit France in May; to focus also on Denmark, Italy

Ahead of the visit by Indian PM, the French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian will be on an India visit from April 13 to 15.

Apr 04, 2021, 19:50 PM IST

France diplomat urges Iran to avoid nuclear escalation ahead of talks

The United States and Iran said they will soon begin indirect negotiations next week.

Apr 04, 2021, 00:53 AM IST

3 more Rafale fighter jets to land in India today after mid-air refuelling in UAE

India had ordered 36 Rafale aircraft from France in September 2016 and more than 50 per cent of these would have arrived in India by April-end 2021. The first batch of five Rafales arrived in India on July 28 and was officially inducted in September at Ambala Air Base in Haryana on September 10 by the central government.

Mar 31, 2021, 10:46 AM IST

India to participate in France-led naval drill La Perouse for the first time

Australia, Japan and the US will also participate in La Perouse, but India’s first-ever participation is seen as a significant step. The exercise is scheduled between April 5 and 7.

Mar 25, 2021, 10:00 AM IST

Amid third COVID-19 wave, France announces month-long lockdown from today

The nighttime curfew - currently in effect from 6 pm - will be extended to 7 pm when the new measures are implemented, reported CNN.
Schools and universities will remain open. Essential businesses will remain open - and these will now include book shops and music shops. 

Mar 19, 2021, 06:53 AM IST

French govt to impose tougher COVID-19 restrictions in Paris, other regions

The new restrictions will be announced by the French PM on Thursday. 

Mar 17, 2021, 23:24 PM IST

France has entered third COVID-19 wave, warns PM Jean Castex

During the last 24 hours, 29,975 new infections and 320 deaths have been recorded in France. Castex further said that the French government at the forefront of its strategy to fight the coronavirus. "We know that it is mass vaccination which will allow us to get out of it," he said.

Mar 17, 2021, 07:46 AM IST

Quad member countries to be part of France-led joint naval exercises

India will be part of France-led exercises "La Pérouse" that will take place in early April this year in the Bay of Bengal. With the Indian Navy's addition, all Quad member countries - US, Japan, and Australia will be part of France initiated joint naval exercise. 

Mar 13, 2021, 23:42 PM IST

France summons Pakistan envoy to protest President Arif Alvi's remarks over anti-radicalism bill

Addressing an event on Sunday, the Pakistan President urged the political leadership of France "not to entrench the discriminatory attitudes against Muslims into laws" and cautioned that doing so would lead to serious repercussions in the shape of hatred and conflict. Alvi`s comments came in reference to an anti-radicalism bill passed by the French parliament`s lower house.

Feb 24, 2021, 01:18 AM IST

DNA: Know what are the challenges and similarities of India-France?

Both India and France are democratic countries with large Muslim populations. In France, the Constitution has been given importance over religion under the new proposed law. Should India also implement this French law in the country?

Feb 17, 2021, 23:48 PM IST

DNA: Know about the French Revolution to treat communalism with the Common Civil Code

France is going to bring a new law to abolish its country's crumbling gang. Under which, if there is an attempt to spread religious hatred, then the fine will be imposed with the punishment of jail. Know about the French Revolution to treat communalism with the Common Civil Code

Feb 17, 2021, 22:30 PM IST

Deshhit: Watch nation's top news in detail, Feb 17, 2021

This segment of Zee News brings detailed news stories of the day.

Feb 17, 2021, 21:50 PM IST

Taal Thok Ke: 'Secular' war against bigotry?

In this segment of Taal Thok Ke, we will discuss- When will the 'France model' against bigotry apply in India?

Feb 17, 2021, 18:50 PM IST

French Assembly passes bill designed mainly to counter rise in Islamism

The legislation did not single out any particular religion, but it cracked down on practices such as forced marriage and virginity tests. It included tough measures against online apologists for acts of violence, stricter surveillance of religious associations, and tighter restrictions on educating children outside mainstream schools.

Feb 17, 2021, 15:28 PM IST

Uttarakhand glacier burst: US, France, Nepal condole loss of lives

The US state department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs said in a tweet, “Our deepest condolences to those affected by the glacier burst and landslide in India. We grieve with the family and friends of the deceased and extend our hopes for a speedy and full recovery for the injured.”

Feb 08, 2021, 00:19 AM IST

Three more Rafale fighter jets land in India from France; further boosts Indian Air Force's strike capability

The Rafale fighter jets are capable of carrying a range of potent weapons. European missile maker MBDA's Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile, Scalp cruise missile and MICA weapons system will be the mainstay of the weapons package of the Rafale jets.

Jan 27, 2021, 22:30 PM IST

Desert Knight-21: Rafale fighters to be part of Indo-French air exercise

The Ministry of Defence on Tuesday announced that the newly inducted Rafale fighter jets are going to be part of the bilateral air exercise 'Desert Knight-21' between the Indian Air Force (IAF) and French Air and Space Force. IAF and French Air and Space Force will conduct the bilateral air exercise at the Air Force Station in Jodhpur between January 20 and January 24. 

Jan 19, 2021, 16:20 PM IST

French President Emmanuel Macron's top advisor extends support to India's UNSC bid, says Paris did not allow China's 'play games' at UNSC

French President Emmanuel Macron's top diplomatic advisor has said that India`s two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UNSC will be critical for both Paris and New Delhi to take initiatives related to the Indo-Pacific region and terrorist threats.

Jan 07, 2021, 22:32 PM IST