SUJATHA

  • Controversial sackings, resignations, appointments in the 9 months of NDA rule February 21, 2015

    New Delhi: One issue which has constantly plagued the NDA government at the Centre in the last nine-odd months is the controversies involving appointments, resignations and sackings at senior official positions. The latest in the series of such cases is the reported denial of a second term to Nobel laureate Amartya...
  • Sujatha Singh hits out at government for ‘maligning reputation’ January 31, 2015

    New Delhi: Axed from the post of Foreign Secretary a few days ago Sujatha Singh has said that she is deeply pained by 'planted' media reports that her tenure was deliberately curtailed. She has said that her reputation is being tarnished. Former ambassador to US Subrahmanyam Jaishankar was apointed as...
  • 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...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 29, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Sujata Singh sacked: Does PM Modi want to run the country with his handpicked team of bureaucrats? January 29, 2015

    Even as Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Thursday took charge as the new Foreign Secretary of India after the Central Government sacked his predecessor Sujatha Singh, the move is likely to lead to discontent among several senior Indian Foreign Service officers. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 29, 2015

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: BJP's five posers to Kejriwal; AAP says why queries, join debate January 29, 2015

    The BJP on Thursday asked five questions from Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) chief ministerial candidate Arvind Kejriwal in the run up to the Delhi Assembly elections. ...
  • I was very much a part of decision to appoint Jaishankar as Foreign Secretary: Sushma Swaraj January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday that she was very much a part of the decision to appoint S Jaishankar as Foreign Secretary. In a sudden late night shakeup in the External Affairs Ministry on Wednesday, the government appointed Ambassador to the US Jaishankar as the Foreign...
  • Delhi elections: Two rallies of Sushma Swaraj cancelled January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Two election rallies of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj were cancelled on Thursday but BJP did not give any reason for it. The rallies of Swaraj, who had addressed two public meetings on Wednesday, were called-off even as the local organisers did not know the reason behind the...
  • 2 sackings and different situations: Sujatha Singh is not Venkateshwaran and 2015 is not 1987 January 29, 2015

    "We might flatter ourselves that we are doing something extremely valuable for the country, but unless it is also perceived as such by our countrymen, they might well conclude our contribution is not worthwhile..." The above is an extract from a letter dated April 30, 1986. sent by AP Venkateswaran to...
  • Why Subrahmanyam Jaishankar is the best man for the job January 29, 2015

    A lot of hue and cry is being made about the rather abrupt manner in which the previous Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh was curtailed of her services and her junior and Ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar was appointed in her place. And that too, just a couple of days...
  • Subrahmanyam Jaishankar takes charge as Foreign Secretary amidst controversy January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Even as Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on Thursday took charge as the new Foreign Secretary of India after the Central Government sacked his predecessor Sujatha Singh, the move is likely to lead to discontent among several senior Indian Foreign Service officers. Jaishankar, who turned 60 on January 9, was due...
  • Jaishankar made foreign secretary as a reward for Obama's visit to India on Republic Day, say sources January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian Ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar, has been appointed as the new Foreign Secretary. He replaces Sujatha Singh who has resigned with immediate effect. Sources said Jaishankar has been rewarded for US President Barack Obama's visit to India. "He convinced the White House for Obama's visit to India...
  • 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...
  • Indian Ambassador to US S Jaishankar is new Foreign Secretary, replaces Sujatha Singh January 28, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major shakeup in the External Affairs Ministry, the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday appointed India's Ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar, as the new Foreign secretary. He replaces Sujatha Singh. The major change comes just a day after US President Barack Obama left the country after a...
  • Security of India, Bhutan 'intricately interlinked': Pranab Mukherjee November 7, 2014

    Thimphu: India said Bhutan and its security is "intricately interlinked" and it is important for the two neighbours to be sensitive to each other's concerns, as President Pranab Mukherjee held wide-ranging talks with the Bhutanese leadership. Breaking protocol, Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife received President Mukherjee...
  • Is Centre's decision to scrap Pak talks a kneejerk reaction? August 18, 2014

    India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretarylevel talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hourlong meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. CNNIBN takes views from across across the country over the IndoPak talks. ...
  • India calls off talks after Pakistan envoy meets Kashmiri separatist leaders August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Monday called off its Foreign Secretarylevel talks with Pakistan, sending a strong message to the country after its envoy held an hourlong meeting with Kashmiri separatist leaders in Delhi despite a warning by India against it. Facing flak from the Opposition Congress over continuing ceasefire violations by...
  • India will maintain status quo along LoC: Foreign Secretary June 13, 2014

    Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Friday said that the Indian government would maintain status quo along the LoC. She also reitireated that peace at the border is one of the most important confidence building measures between the two nations. ...
  • Sujatha Singh in Beijing for strategic dialogue April 12, 2014

    Beijing: Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Saturday arrived to take part in the sixth India-China Strategic Dialogue next week during which the two nations will review the status of bilateral relations and explore new initiatives to improve ties. Singh will co-chair - along with her counterpart Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin...
  • Time to move on from the Khobragade issue: Sujatha Singh April 9, 2014

    Months after India snapped talks with the US over the arrest of diplomat Devyani Khobragade, it is ready to move on from the issue. While denying any role in the resignation of US ambassador Nancy Powell. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh says it is time to repair the...
  • No business as usual till Devyani issue resolved: India to US January 7, 2014

    New Delhi: India on Monday made it clear to the US that there cannot be "business as usual" between the two sides till the Devyani Khobragade issue is resolved. This was conveyed by Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh to US Ambassador Nancy Powell when she met her at South Block 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, 39yearold Devyani Khobragade, a 1999batch IFS officer, was taken into custody on Thursday as she...
  • Foreign Secretary summons US Ambassador over arrest of top Indian diplomat December 13, 2013

    New Delhi: In the wake of the arrest of the Deputy Consul General at the Indian consulate in New York, Devyani Khobragade, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Friday summoned US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell. Devyani Khobragade, was arrested reportedly on visa fraud charges. She has been released from custody...
  • Terror emanating from 'neighbourhood' affected India,China, says PM October 24, 2013

    With Pakistan in mind, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, on Thursday, warned that terrorism and radicalism emanating from "our neighbourhood" had directly affected both India and China and could lead to instability across Asia. Singh made the remark without naming any country while addressing future leaders at the Chinese Communist Party's Central...
  • LoC killings: PMO says statement not changed at its behest August 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Wednesday rubbished as "mischievous" the reports that a statement on the killing of five Indian soldiers on the LoC was changed at its behest. "Such allegations being made are mischievous and have no basis," a PMO spokesman said. He was reacting to reports...
  • Sujatha Singh takes charge as Foreign Secretary August 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Sujatha Singh, an IFS officer of the 1976 batch, on Thursday took charge as the new Foreign Secretary. Singh, 59, who was earlier ambassador to Germany, succeeded Ranjan Mathai and will have a fixed tenure of two years. She is the 29th Foreign Secretary and the third woman...
  • Singers SujataSunitha to enter the Guinness Book February 18, 2013

    The recent buzz in the Kannada film industry is that the names of veteran singers SujathaSunitha, also known as the Bangalore sisters are hoping to enter the Guinness Book of world records very soon. The sisters with over 5000 songs to their name have reached the 1000 mark in 'Suprabhatas', the...
  • 'Amaidhi Padai' sequel is ready to hit the floors July 31, 2012

    Lovers of political satires can't forget 'Amaidhi Padai'. The film starring Sathyaraj, which hit the screens in the 1990s, was a trendsetter of sorts, and catapulted Sathyaraj's career to great heights. The latest buzz is that a sequel is being planned for 'Amaidhi Padai'. "Actordirector Manivannan is gearing up to start...
  • V Krishna Mohan on remembering his marriage May 30, 2012

    Dr. V Krishna Mohan remembers clearly the first time that he saw Sujatha. It was the year 1971. A wedding was taking place at Guruvayur. Yesudas was scheduled to give a performance. He had invited his friend Mohan to attend it. As Mohan sat on the stage, he saw a...