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  • Nepal ambassador to India hails India's rescue, relief efforts in quake hit nation 1 week ago

    Kathmandu: Ambassador of Nepal to India Deep Upadhyay has thanked India profusely for the quick reaction by the government. Addressing the media he said "it is only because of the assistance from India that we have managed build such a rescue operation. Within an hour I was lucky to get...
  • Nepal ambassador to India appeals for help April 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Nepal's ambassador to India Deep Upadhyay has thanked the international community for extending all possible help to the earthquake hit Himalayan country. Speaking to the media in New Delhi he said "the city areas are being under notice located in Kathmandu Valley. But remote areas it is quite difficult...
  • US Ambassador to India, visits Startup Village April 18, 2015

    Kochi: US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma has visited Startup Village the country's first Public Private Partnership technology business incubator jointly promoted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, Technopark and MobME Wireless. During his interaction with young entrepreneurs and the Startup Village officials on Friday...
  • International Hindi Centre to be set up in US April 13, 2015

    New York: With a view to promote Hindi as a world language, plans are underway to establish a 'Hindi Centre' near New York that will serve as an academic and cultural hub and facilitate exchange programmes between Indian and American universities. Consul General Ambassador Dnyaneshwar Mulay assured the Indian government's support...
  • Well-wishing South Korean offers dog meat to injured US envoy March 7, 2015

    Seoul: A well-wishing South Korean man tried to offer dog meat to injured US Ambassador Mark Lippert, who is recovering from an attack by a knife-wielding anti-US activist, hospital officials said Saturday. The man, who looked to be in his 70s, arrived at Seoul's Severance Hospital on Friday morning with a...
  • Ajit Kumar appointed as India's Ambassador and permanent representative to the UN February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Ajit Kumar has been appointed as Ambassador and permanent representative of India to the United Nations in Geneva, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday. "Ajit Kumar presently Consul General, Consulate General of India, Atlanta, has been appointed to the post. He is expected to take up...
  • I had to work the hardest to reach the top, says Sachin Tendulkar February 18, 2015

    Mumbai: Retired batting great Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday said he had to work the hardest to reach the top, while adding that he always believed in letting his bat do the talking in his glorious 24-year-long cricket career. "In my career I had a number of challenges. Once you are among...
  • We have no information on captured Indians: Syrian Ambassador February 3, 2015

    The Syrian Ambassador to India spoke to CNN-IBN on Indian construction workers who are still held captive by ISIS. He has said that India should talk to Turkey and Qatar for the release of the Indians. ...
  • China and USA postings instrumental in Jaishankar's rise January 30, 2015

    S Jaishankar, who on Wednesday was appointed as the new Foreign Secretary, replaces Sujatha Singh on the post. He was the Ambassador to the US, having been appointed in December, 2013. Jaishankar's performance as the Indian Ambassador to the US has catapulted him to the post of the coveted post...
  • Who is new Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar? January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: S Jaishankar, who on Wednesday was appointed as the new Foreign Secretary, replaces Sujatha Singh on the post. He was the Ambassador to the US, having been appointed in December, 2013. Jaishankar's performance as the Indian Ambassador to the US has catapulted him to the post of the coveted...
  • Current India-US bilateral trade is at $100 billion: US Ambassador January 21, 2015

    The US Ambassador Richard Verma said that US & India must set a bilateral trade target of 500 billion dollars. He said that the two countries can benefit by co production of defence equipment. ...
  • Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma sworn in as US Ambassador to India December 20, 2014

    Washington: Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma has been sworn in as the US Ambassador to India by Secretary of State John Kerry. 46-year-old Verma is the first ever Indian-American to be the top US diplomat in New Delhi. He is scheduled to arrive in India ahead of Kerry's visit to Delhi...
  • 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...