Ambassador

  • Ambassador car still runs for a few leaders in race to LS election 10-04-2014 01:14 PM

    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...
  • India and US can accomplish a lot together: Barack Obama 11-03-2014 01:51 PM

    Welcoming new Indian ambassador Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, US President Barack Obama told him that the two countries could accomplish a lot together. Obama also wished Jaishankar success in his responsibilities as he presented his credentials to the president at the Oval Office of the White House Monday, according to the Indian...
  • These photos of Sachin Tendulkar demonstrating batting techniques to blind children will melt your heart 05-03-2014 12:01 PM

    Sachin Tendulkar, Brand Ambassador, UNICEF South Asia Region, demonstrated batting techniques to visually impaired children at a blind school near Mandangad in Ratnagiri district on March 4, 2014. These PTI photos showed him also demonstrating hand washing to visually impaired children. ...
  • Bihar woman gives an autorickshaw ride to Dutch ambassador in state capital 26-02-2014 10:27 PM

    The members of a delegation from the Netherlands led by its Ambassador to India Alhonsus Stoelinga on Tuesday took ride in autorickshaw driven by women in the state capital in Patna to take firsthand account of the Nitish Kumar government's performance for empowerment of women in Bihar. Stoelinga, accompanied by...
  • Mamata Banerjee denies appointment with US ambassador Nancy Powell 21-02-2014 03:51 PM

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has denied that she was scheduled to meet US ambassador to India Nancy Powell, who is in the city, on Friday. "I do not have any appointment with her (Powell)," Banerjee told reporters at the state secretariat here when asked about the meeting. The...
  • Palestinian ambassador to Czech Republic dies in blast 01-01-2014 08:49 PM

    Police say an explosion in Prague has killed the Palestinian ambassador in the Czech Republic. Ambassador Jamel al-Jamal was in his apartment with his family at the time of the explosion on Wednesday, according to Palestinian Embassy spokesman Nabil El-Fahel. Al-Jamal was seriously injured and rushed to a hospital, where...
  • Shots fired at residence of German ambassador in Athens 30-12-2013 09:17 PM

    Unidentified assailants opened fire on the German ambassador's residence in Athens with a Kalashnikov assault rifle early on Monday in an attack seen as an attempt to sour relations between debt-laden Greece and its biggest creditor nation. At least 60 shots were fired in the air and four hit the...
  • Indian envoy on the job to resolve diplomatic row 27-12-2013 10:56 AM

    Washington: India's new ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar, has begun in right earnest the task of finding a way to resolve the India-US diplomatic row sparked by the arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat. Shortly after presenting a copy of his credentials to the US State Department...
  • US hopes Indian diplomat's arrest won't affect bilateral ties 14-12-2013 08:26 AM

    Washington: The US has hoped that the major diplomatic row over the arrest of the Indian Deputy Consul General in New York will not affect bilateral ties with India. In a major diplomatic embarrassment to India, 39-year-old Devyani Khobragade, a 1999-batch IFS officer, was taken into custody on Thursday as...
  • Ashton Kutcher to design, pitch Lenovo's latest line of tablets 31-10-2013 11:51 AM

    San FranciscO: Computer-maker Lenovo has hired tech-savvy actor Ashton Kutcher to help design and pitch its latest line of tablets, dubbing the Hollywood star a "product engineer" who can bring his ideas along with his image. It's the latest tech foray for the "Two and a Half Men" performer who...
  • Tendulkar approached to become Harris Shield brand ambassador 15-10-2013 08:02 PM

    Mumbai: Retiring batsman Sachin Tendulkar was on Tuesday approached to become the brand ambassador of Harris and Giles Shield by the organisers of the school-level cricket tournament. Tendulkar, who has announced his retirement from Test cricket after his landmark 200th and final Test at the Wankhede stadium next month, was...
  • BJP invites US ambassador to Narendra Modi's rally in Delhi 27-09-2013 10:19 AM

    New Delhi: Delhi BJP has invited American ambassador Nancy Powell to Narendra Modi's rally in New Delhi on Sunday notwithstanding the denial of visa to the Gujarat Chief Minister by the US. Senior Delhi BJP leader Vijender Gupta said the US ambassador had been invited to attend the "historic rally"...
  • Virat Kohli to be named BSF brand ambassador 20-09-2013 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: Indian cricket team's batting mainstay Virat Kohli will soon be appointed as the new brand ambassador of the country's second largest paramilitary force BSF. Kohli has been roped in by the Border Security Force (BSF) in order to bolster the appeal of the 2.5-lakh personnel strong force which...
  • 'Committed to bring justice to the murdered Indian author' 06-09-2013 07:34 PM

    Reacting to the murder of the Indian author Sushmita Banerjee who was shot dead in Afghanistan, Afghanistan's Deputy Ambassador Ashraf Haidari said that the investigations are underway and they are committed to find the perpetrators of the killing and bring them to justice. Banerjee had written a popular memoir about...
  • Military strike on Syria will not lead to war, says French Ambassador 04-09-2013 10:55 AM

    New Delhi: The Ambassador of France Francois Richier on Tuesday met the Senior MEA officials to convince India of the need to launch punitive strikes on Syria. Richer in an an interview with CNN-IBN said that the strikes would be limited and would not lead to a bigger war. "We...
  • Amitabh Bachchan joins UN for global humanitarian campaign 23-08-2013 12:01 PM

    The UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan has joined the UN and its humanitarian partners to promote 'The World Needs More__' a global campaign seeking to turn words into real assistance for communities affected by humanitarian crises. In a new video interview released yesterday, the Bollywood star shares his personal mission...
  • Malini Awasthi's appointment as brand ambassador of Bhojpuri Academy irks Manoj Tiwari 16-08-2013 03:33 PM

    Upset over appointment of folk singer Malini Awasthi as Brand Ambassador of Bhojpuri Academy, noted singer-actor Manoj Tiwari on Friday said he would return the honour given to him by the Governor at International Bhojpuri conference. Expressing his annoyance over Awasthi's selection, Tiwari announced to return the honour at a...
  • India, US, Afghanistan to hold trilateral meet next month 13-08-2013 09:05 PM

    India, Afghanistan and the US will hold their next round of trilateral meet in September to discuss the post-2014 situation in Afghanistan when American forces are scheduled to hand over control for security operations to Afghan forces. "In the continuing trilateral dialogue between India, Afghanistan and the US, the next...
  • Folk singer Malini Awasthi appointed Bhojpuri brand Ambassador 07-08-2013 08:02 PM

    Noted folk singer Malini Awasthi was appointed as Brand Ambassador of Bhojpuri to promote the language on Wednesday. "The Bhojpuri Academy has appointed Malini Awasthi as its brand Ambassador for promotion of Bhojpuri language," Ravi Kant Dubey, Chairman of Bihar Bhojpuri Academy, told reporters in Patna. Known for her rendition...
  • India-Pakistan must engage under new leadership, says Pak ex-envoy 31-07-2013 08:10 AM

    Pakistan's former ambassador to the United States Sherry Rehman told CNN-IBN that India and Pakistan must engage more under Pakistan's new leadership. ...
  • Ambassador car ranked the best taxi in the world by Top Gear 22-07-2013 06:10 PM

    New Delhi: It may have lost out to the more modern competitors from Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Toyota and Honda but the good old Ambassador car, that once ruled the roost in India, has just been voted as the world's best taxi by global automotive programme Top Gear. In a show,...
  • Ambassador car ranked the best taxi in the world by Top Gear 21-07-2013 11:01 AM

    New Delhi: It may have lost out to the more modern competitors from Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Toyota and Honda but the good old Ambassador car, that once ruled the roost in India, has just been voted as the world's best taxi by global automotive programme Top Gear. In a show,...
  • Modi to interact with ambassadors of Latin America, Caribbean 04-06-2013 11:42 PM

    New Delhi: Months after ambassadors of the European Union met him, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will have interaction with 20 ambassadors of Latin America and Caribbean in New Delhi on Wednesday. The Chief Minister will meet ambassadors of these countries in the afternoon, sources said. In January, Modi had...
  • Hindustan Motors to roll out BS-IV diesel Ambassador in India soon 27-05-2013 04:34 PM

    India's oldest passenger car, the legendary Ambassador is all set to be launched with BS4 diesel-powered heart in a few weeks and will be sold with a new name. Company officials recently invited taxi association officials from around Kolkata to drive the new Ambassador at Hindustan Motors' Uttarpara plant. HM...
  • 'INS Vikramaditya could be handed over by December' 25-05-2013 08:30 AM

    Panaji: Long-delayed aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya is undergoing trials and could be in India by December, Russian ambassador Alexander Kadakin said Friday. The Russian ambassador also complained that the delay in handing over of the Russian aircraft carrier to India was being written about extensively, as compared to the five-year...
  • Pakistan Ambassador to US Sherry Rehman resigns 14-05-2013 09:30 AM

    Washington: Pakistan's Ambassador to the US, Sherry Rehman, has resigned from her post. Congratulating the new parliament on its election, Ambassador Rehman has sent in her resignation to the Prime Minister, saying that it is time a new envoy come in as quickly as possible so that there is no...
  • 'Change in Pak approach toward India unlikely' 14-05-2013 09:21 AM

    Washington: Even as there is a sense of positivity over Indo-Pak ties after the outcome of Pakistan polls, a former Pakistani diplomat believes a regime change is unlikely to bring any substantial shift in Islamabad's approach. Former Pakistan Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani noted this while giving an analysis...