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Tag: Paris

Hockey: IOC Okays Qualification Pathway For Paris 2024; Hosts France Get Direct Spots
Hockey: IOC Okays Qualification Pathway For Paris 2024; Hosts France Get Direct Spots

The teams filling each quota, and therefore invited to participate, will be based on performance at the Continental championships. The top three teams in each of these tournaments will qualify.

Paris To Host 2023 Para-Athletics World Championships
Paris To Host 2023 Para-Athletics World Championships

Paris 2023 will be the third edition of the World Championships to be held in France following Lille/Villeneuve d'Ascq 2002 and Lyon 2013.

2015 Paris Attacks: 14 Suspects Face Trial Over Charlie Hebdo Massacre

Paris: Fourteen people are on trial that started in France on Wednesday over the 2015 massacre at the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris. While 11 of the defendants were present in the courtroom, three were being tried in absentia, the BBC reported. The 14 suspects are accused of helping the the […]

Sona Mohapatra
Singer Sona Mohapatra Reaches For The Stars!

Mumbai: Singer Sona Mohapatra has been invited by French space agency Ariane for an Indian satellite launch by ISRO in Paris. “My childhood fascination for space is well known in my close circles. My answer to the question — ‘What do you want to become when you grow up’ from the age of 6 to […]

Notre Dame Will Not Host Xmas Mass For First Time In 213 Years

Paris: For the first time in 213 years there will be no Christmas mass at Notre Dame here. Since 1803, the iconic gothic cathedral has hosted a Christmas mass but the devastating inferno of 15 April has put the tradition on hold, Efe news reported. Instead the mass officiated by Dean Patrick Chauvet has moved […]

Pak delegation reaches Paris for 2-day FATF meeting

Islamabad/Paris: A Pakistani delegation, headed by Economic Affairs Minister Hammad Azhar, has reached Paris to attend a crucial two-day session of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) set to commence on Monday. According to sources, the FATF meeting would discuss a report on the steps taken by Pakistan till April 2019 and a decision would […]

Kiren Rijiju
Will push for Kabaddi's inclusion in next Olympics: Rijiju

New Delhi: Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has said that the government will be pushing hard for the inclusion of Kabaddi in the 2024 Olympic Games scheduled to be held in Paris. “As a Sports Minister, I am very excited and have always thought of how to promote indigenous sports in a big way. Kabaddi […]

Rajnath Singh To Perform Shastra Puja In Paris on Tuesday

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will on Tuesday perform ‘Shastra Puja’ (worship of weapons) on the occasion of Dussehra in Paris where he will receive the first Rafale fighter jet, officials said. Singh has been performing ‘Shastra Puja’ for last several years including in his tenure as the Union Home Minister in the previous […]

Notre Dame fire under control, main structure saved

Paris: A devastating fire that engulfed the Notre Dame, the 850-year-old Unesco world heritage landmark in Paris, was brought under control on Tuesday, while the Cathedral’s main structure as well as its two towers has been saved, the city’s fire brigade has confirmed. “The fire is completely under control. It is partially extinguished, there are residual […]

A dummy acting as a motorcycle suicide bomber is blown up next to a vehicle during a course on blast scene investigation near Hua Hin
20 injured in explosion at Paris bakery

Paris: A powerful explosion at a bakery rocked central Paris on Saturday, injuring at least 20 people, the police said. The blast, which took place at 9.10 a.m. (local time), was preceded by a fire that was apparently caused by a gas leak, the BBC reported citing preliminary reports. Cars were wrecked and other buildings […]

India expresses reservations at climate summit

Katowice (Poland): India has expressed its reservation over the lack of equity in the rules relating to global stock-take in the rulebook that implements the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement. “India wishes to express its strong reservation regarding the treatment of equity in the global stock-take decision,” India’s lead negotiator Ravi Shankar Prasad said on […]

India will 'overachieve' Paris commitments: Experts

Katowice (Poland): At a time when there is a call for all countries to do more to fight climate change, India is telling the world at the ongoing UN climate negotiations, COP24, that it is in a position to comfortably overachieve its Paris climate change commitments, and will do more. India had committed that by […]

Shutlers Saina, Srikanth in quarters of Denmark OPen

Paris: Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth entered the quarter-finals, defeating their respective opponents in the Denmark Open here on Thursday. Nehwal defeated eighth seed Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 10-21, 21-14, 21-17 in a marathon match of One hour 12 minutes while Srikanth edged past Lee Dong Keun of South Korea 12-21, 21-16, 21-18. […]

Sindhu in second round of French Open

Paris: Ace India shuttler P.V. Sindhu entered the second round of ongoing French Open after thrashing Beiwen Zhang in straight games here on Tuesday. Sindhu took just 34 minutes to outclass Zhang 21-17, 21-8. With this win, the Rio Olympic silver medalist avenged her loss at the hands of Zhang in the opening round of […]

Saina, Sindhu, Srikanth seek success in French Open

Paris: Indian badminton stars, including defending champion Kidambi Srikanth, P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will be eyeing their first major BWF title of the year when the French Open begins here on Tuesday. World number 10 Saina, who did well to the reach the Denmark Open final on Sunday before losing to nemesis and […]

Hurricane Leslie kills 6 in France, wreaks havoc across Europe

Paris: Hurricane Leslie, the most powerful Atlantic storm to hit Europe in decades, has claimed at least six lives in France and left devastation in its wake as it also blew across Portugal and Spain, officials said on Monday. Leslie dumped vast quantities of water across the west of the continent and left 28 people […]

India presents major opportunity for French defence firms: Sitharaman

Paris: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that India presented a major opportunity for the French defence manufacturing industry even as she pitched for greater defence cooperation between India and France for securing both nations interests. “Indian government’s ‘Make-in-India’ initiative opens doors to not only a huge market but is also an attractive investment […]

Victoria Beckham tells kids: ‘Dad's not a cheat'

Paris: Fashion designer Victoria Beckham told her children her marriage is solid amid false rumours of her husband David cheating. She revealed all to Vogue magazine as the couple holidayed in the South of France. The couple sat down with seven-year-old daughter Harper, and her three teenage brothers to reassure them their marriage was solid […]

Heavy drinking, abstinence from alcohol may up dementia risk

London: Middle aged people who abused alcohol or abstain from it may be at a higher risk of developing dementia, according to a study. However, the researchers warned that the results do not encourage people who do not drink to start drinking. “The findings strengthen the evidence that excessive alcohol consumption is a risk factor […]

Paris honours Nadal after his 11th French Open victory

Paris: The city of Paris paid tribute to Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal on Monday, a day after he won his record-extending 11th French Open title. Hours after thrashing Austria’s Dominic Thiem in straight sets, Nadal was playfully quizzed by Paris Mayor Anne Higaldo about a potential 12th French Open title, reports Efe. Nadal replied […]

OPPO to launch flagship 'Find X' smartphone on June 19

Shenzhen: Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Tuesday announced that its flagship smartphone “Find X” is set to be launched in Paris on June 19. This comes barely a week after the handset maker revived its “Find” series of smartphones on its website and social media channels. “‘Find X’ represents OPPO’s endless exploration of the ultimate […]

Nadal wins damages over doping claim

Paris: A Paris court has ordered former French Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot to pay $14,000 to tennis star Rafael Nadal over a doping allegation. Nadal sued her for damages, saying her comments were harmful to his image. He had sought 100,000 euros ($117,798.27) in damages. The world number one said he would donate the compensation […]

Singhania is India's official choice for FIA WMSC seat

Chennai: Gautam Singhania will contest the FIA elections to be held in Paris on December 8, hoping to reclaim a seat for India on the prestigious FIA World Motor Sports Council. The FMSCI announced this in a statement on Tuesday, revealing that Mr Singhania was nominated for the Titular’s post by the Board earlier this […]

Kim Kardashian now more anxious since Paris robbery

Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian feels more “anxiety” since being robbed at gunpoint in Paris last year. The 36-year-old was a victim of an armed robbery in the French capital in October last year, and she says the incident has changed her outlook towards life, reports usmagazine.com. “I definitely get a lot more […]

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dead

Paris: Liliane Bettencourt, the heiress to cosmetics firm L’Oreal, has died aged 94, her family has confirmed. A statement said she had died at home “peacefully” overnight, BBC reported on Thursday. With an estimated 2017 net worth of $40 billion, she was the world’s richest woman. She left the company’s board in 2012 and was […]

British Airways plane evacuated after threat

Paris: A British Airways flight from Paris was evacuated at Charles de Gaulle airport here on Sunday for security reasons after passengers were told a “direct threat” had been made towards the aircraft. Flight BA303 was due to take off for London when the incident occurred, with police and fire engines surrounding the plane on […]

IOC confirms Paris, LA as hosts for 2024, 2028 Olympics

Lima (Peru): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed Paris and Los Angeles as the Summer Olympics host cities for 2024 and 2028 respectively, through a vote by a show of hands here. “Congratulations to Paris 2024 and Los Angeles 2028! This historic double allocation is a ‘win-win-win’ situation for the city of Paris, the […]

Modi arrives in Paris

Paris: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Friday on the final leg of his six-day, four-nation tour of Europe. On Saturday, Modi will hold his first meeting with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. Earlier on Friday, Modi attended for the first time the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, an annual […]

Anne Hidalgo
Paris Mayor may ban black feminist festival

Paris: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has called for a black feminist festival in the city to be banned on the grounds that it excludes white people, the media reported. The Nyansapo Festival is slated to be held in July. Billed as “blackfeminist”, 80 per cent of the venue will be reserved for black women, the […]

Kim Kardashian's anxiety struggle

Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian says she wanted to disappear from spotlight after being robbed in Paris last year. The 36-year-old has battled anxiety since being robbed at gunpoint in Paris. She says her fragile state of mind even led her to prematurely leave one of her husband’s gigs, reports people.com. “I just want […]

Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise films 'Mission: Impossible' in Paris

Paris: Actor Tom Cruise was spotted filming the sixth instalment of the popular “Mission: Impossible” franchise here. The 54-year-old was seen at the Bercy district on Saturday morning, where he was commanding attention as on screen character Ethan Hunt, reports mirror.co.uk. Dressed in a white, prison straitjacket, Cruise was forced to scale a rooftop surrounded […]

Paris based Odia sculptor invited for int’l symposium in Greece

Paris based Odia sculptor Gadadhar Ojha has been invited to participate in the 8th International Sculpture Symposium municipality of Heraklion Crete, in Venerato village (Crete, Greece) from 4 to 24 July, 2016

Kerry skipped Paris march for 'important work' in India

Washington: In damage control mode, US admitted that it should have sent a higher profile official to the Paris unity march, but said President Barack Obama could not go because of security considerations.

Double hostage crisis grips Paris

France was embroiled in a double hostage crisis Friday as two gunmen who had massacred 12 people in French satirical magazine held a hostage in northeast Paris while a third gunman who killed a policewoman held five people hostage in a Jewish supermarket, both places surrounded by police and sharpshooters