Ambassador

  • Sania Mirza lacks credentials to be Telangana brand ambassador: BJP 1 hour 52 minutes ago

    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 carved-out state, terming her as "daughter-in-law" 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 Yesterday

    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 CNN-IBN, 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 52-year-old 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 Indo-US 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 28, 2014

    India's oldest car factory has abruptly suspended production of the hulking Ambassador sedan that has a nearly seven-decade history as the car of the Indian elite. It was unclear how long manufacturing will be on hold, but Kolkata-based Hindustan Motors said it hopes to resume making the so-called '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...
  • India and US can accomplish a lot together: Barack Obama March 11, 2014

    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 Embassy. Jaishankar,...
  • These photos of Sachin Tendulkar demonstrating batting techniques to blind children will melt your heart March 5, 2014

    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 February 26, 2014

    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 Bihar...
  • Mamata Banerjee denies appointment with US ambassador Nancy Powell February 21, 2014

    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 Trinamool Congress'...
  • Government has 'no issues' with US envoy meeting Modi: Anand Sharma February 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Government has "no issues" over the proposed meeting between US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell and Narendra Modi that would end America's 9-year boycott of BJP's prime ministerial nominee, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said on Tuesday. "Ambassadors have a right to meet anyone. We are an open democracy. We have...
  • Palestinian ambassador to Czech Republic dies in blast January 1, 2014

    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 he...
  • Shots fired at residence of German ambassador in Athens December 30, 2013

    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 metal...
  • Indian envoy on the job to resolve diplomatic row December 27, 2013

    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 in...
  • US hopes Indian diplomat's arrest won't affect bilateral ties December 14, 2013

    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 she...
  • Ashton Kutcher to design, pitch Lenovo's latest line of tablets October 31, 2013

    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 recently...
  • Tendulkar approached to become Harris Shield brand ambassador October 15, 2013

    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 involved...
  • BJP invites US ambassador to Narendra Modi's rally in Delhi September 27, 2013

    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" along...
  • Virat Kohli to be named BSF brand ambassador September 20, 2013

    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 is...
  • 'Committed to bring justice to the murdered Indian author' September 7, 2013

    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 September 4, 2013

    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 are...
  • Amitabh Bachchan joins UN for global humanitarian campaign August 23, 2013

    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 August 16, 2013

    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 press...
  • India, US, Afghanistan to hold trilateral meet next month August 13, 2013

    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 round...
  • Folk singer Malini Awasthi appointed Bhojpuri brand Ambassador August 7, 2013

    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 of...