AMBASSADOR

  • Richard Rahul Verma to be US Ambassador to India December 10, 2014

    Washington: The United States senate on Wednesday confirmed by a voice vote the nomination of Richard Rahul Verma as the next US Ambassador to India. Verma, 46, is the first Indian-American to be the US Ambassador to India and is expected to be sworn in shortly. He will arrive in...
  • 'Obama's trip a defining and exciting time in Indo-US relations' December 3, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama will make a "historic visit" to India on the occasion of Republic day, nominee for US Ambassador to India, Richard Rahul Verma has told Senators saying this is a "defining and exciting" time in the Indo-US relationship. "There is no question that this is a defining and...
  • Pawan Munjal proud to have Tiger Woods on board December 2, 2014

    Munjal, who is the Vice Chairman, CEO and Managing Director of the Hero Motocorp, is proud to have Tiger Woods on board as the global brand ambassador of the company. ...
  • Angelina Jolie: I have never been comfortable as an actor November 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie says she is now looking to focus on her directing career. "I've never been comfortable as an actor. I've never loved being in front of the camera. I didn't ever think I could direct, but I hope I'm able to have a career at it because...
  • 12-year-old girl named brand ambassador of 'clean school' drive November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A 12-year-old girl from a municipal school in South Delhi was named the brand ambassador for the 'Swachh Bharat, Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan' on the occasion of Children's Day on Friday. The BJP-led South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) held a grand celebration at the Ambedkar Stadium here to mark first...
  • US Pakistan expert Robin Raphel loses security clearance in federal probe November 8, 2014

    Washington: A US State Department expert on Pakistan was stripped of her security clearance and is now part of a federal counterintelligence investigation, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. Robin Raphel, a retired ambassador who had been an adviser to the State Department's Special Representative for Afghanistan and...
  • Barack Obama names Indian-American as ambassador to Sweden October 24, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama has nominated investment banker and philanthropist Azita Raji to the coveted diplomatic post of US ambassador to Sweden. Raji, a top bundler for Obama who raised more than $3 million for his 2012 re-election campaign, was earlier appointed to the president's Commission on White House Fellowship last...
  • Nepal PM congratulates Aamir Khan on being appointed as the new Unicef Ambassador for nutrition in South Asia October 10, 2014

    Kathmandu: Though some substantive achievement has been made in the region for overall development of children, compared with developed nations, South Asia needs to do more, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala said here. The prime minister made the observation during his meeting here Thursday with the newly appointed Unicef Ambassador for...
  • Actress Emma Watson's plea for equality wins men's support September 24, 2014

    London: British actress Emma Watson's plea for men to join the fight for equal rights for women has sparked a flood of pledges across the world, including from fellow celebrities and politicians. Watson, 24, who rose to fame as Hermione in the Harry Potter movies, gave her first major speech as...
  • Obama nominates Richard Verma as new US envoy to India September 19, 2014

    Washington: President Barack Obama on Friday nominated IndianAmerican, Richard Rahul Verma, as the next US Ambassador to India, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Washington later in September. If confirmed by the US Senate, Verma, who earlier served as the Assistant Secretary of State for Legislative Affairs and is...
  • No discrimination in France against any community: Ambassador September 9, 2014

    Amritsar: French Ambassador to India Francois Richier on Tuesday said that there is no discrimination against any community in his country. "There is no discrimination in France as at present most of Sikhs are working at prime positions in my country with beard and 'turban' (head gear)," Richier said addressing...
  • Unfair to ask someone to keep justifying their patriotism: Sania Mirza July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Deeply hurt by the ongoing controversy over being made the brand ambassador of Telangana, Sports icon Sania Mirza said, "Hope this is the last time I have to come out and talk about it. It is unfair to ask someone to keep justifying or keep reiterating their patriotism...
  • BJP opposes Sania honour: Are we insulting our champions? July 24, 2014

    A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughterinlaw of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. CNNIBN takes...
  • Politicians vs Sania: Has Sania Mirza been insulted by our political class? July 24, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MP K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania as the daughterinlaw of Pakistan. ...
  • BJP leader K Laxman calls Sania Mirza "daughterinlaw" of Pakistan July 24, 2014

    Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Thursday opposed the state government's decision to appoint tennis icon Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of Telangana, terming her as "daughterinlaw" of Pakistan. ...
  • Sania Mirza is daughter of India, says Renuka Choudhary July 24, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Renuka Choudhary came out strongly in support of tennis star Sania Mirza. She said, "Sania Mirza is our daughter. She is a sportswomen. What is the issue." The remarks came in the backdrop BJP leaders opposing Sania's appointment as Telangana brand ambassador. ...
  • I am an Indian and will remain so until the end of my life, says Sania Mirza July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza on Thursday broke her silence on the controversy over her appointment as the brand ambassador of newly carved state Telangana. Sania said that she is an Indian and will remain so until the end of her life. She said, "I am married to Shoaib...
  • Leaders come out in support of Sania Mirza as BJP targets her July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The appointment of tennis star Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of newly carved state of Telangana has stirred a controversy with Bharatiya Janata Party leaders questioning her loyalty towards India. Telangana BJP MLA K Laxman raised the matter in the Assembly and called Sania the daughterinlaw of...
  • BJP MLA opposes Sania Mirza becoming Telangana brand ambassador, calls her daughterinlaw of Pakistan July 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughterinlaw of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. Laxman raised...
  • Sania Mirza lacks credentials to be Telangana brand ambassador: BJP July 24, 2014

    Hyderabad: Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Wednesday flayed the TRS government's decision to appoint tennis star Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of the newly carvedout state, terming her as "daughterinlaw" of Pakistan and questioning her credentials for the honour. Sania was born in Maharashtra and settled in Hyderabad only later...
  • Sania Mirza appointed brand ambassador of Telangana July 22, 2014

    Hyderabad: Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was on Tuesday appointed 'Brand Ambassador' of Telangana. She will promote the new "state's interests" in India and abroad, according to Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Managing Director Jayesh Rajan. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao handed over a letter of appointment and also a cheque of Rs...
  • ISIS dangerous not only for Syria but whole world: Syrian Ambassador June 19, 2014

    Syrian Ambassador to India, Riyadh Abbas on Thursday said that the ISIS is getting support from Al Qaeda supporters, like western, colonial states and some Saudi countries. In an interview to CNNIBN, Syrian Ambassador said, "ISIS is terrorist organisation which is dangerous not only for Syria but the whole world." ...
  • Fate of 2,600 workers in Bengal hangs in the balance as Ambassador production stops June 17, 2014

    Kolkata: With the iconic Ambassador car being phased out, the future of workers at the Hindustan Motor's Uttarpara factory in West Bengal now is uncertain. They haven't received wages for the past six months and now have lost their jobs as well. It was the symbol of India's rich and...
  • West Bengal: Ambassador plant closed, workers face an uncertain future June 9, 2014

    It was a Saturday and 52yearold Subhash Paul was at home when he heard that the factory where he worked for 32 years is now shut. The cycle that he had been using for almost three decades to come to work was lying outside. He grabbed it and rushed to...
  • Kathleen Stephens takes charge as US interim Ambassador June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Kathleen Stephens, the new US interim Ambassador, on Friday took charge of the American Embassy and said she was looking forward to working with India for strengthening and broadening the IndoUS partnership. "I particularly look forward to working with our Indian partners to increase our shared prosperity by...
  • Saying goodbye to the good old Ambassador car: 17 reasons why we'll always love and miss the grand old lady of Indian roads May 27, 2014

    India's oldest car factory has abruptly suspended production of the hulking Ambassador sedan that has a nearly sevendecade history as the car of the Indian elite. It was unclear how long manufacturing will be on hold, but Kolkatabased Hindustan Motors said it hopes to resume making the socalled 'Amby' after...
  • Hindustan Motors suspends production of India's once iconic Ambassador car May 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The maker of India's Ambassador car has suspended production, citing debt and lack of demand for the iconic vehicle which came to define the country's political class, a company official said Sunday. Hindustan Motors, India's oldest car maker, shut down its factory on Saturday at Uttarpara in West Bengal...
  • US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell to leave India tomorrow May 21, 2014

    Washington: US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell will leave New Delhi on May 22, four days before Narendra Modi takes oath as the Prime Minister. Powell, 67, who announced ending of her tenure in India in March, would be replaced temporarily by Kathleen Stephens, the former US Ambassador to South...
  • Ambassador car still runs for a few leaders in race to LS election April 10, 2014

    Once the most preferred vehicle for political class in India, the good-old Ambassador still finds a place among the prized possessions of a few leaders in race to find their way to the 16th Lok Sabha. Along with 'Amby', as the country's oldest car brand is commonly known as, there is...