British High Commissioner

  • British HC visits polling centres in Lucknow, Rae Bareli April 30, 2014

    British High Commissioner to India James David Bevan on Wednesday visited Lucknow and Rae Bareli and met candidates to know closely about the general election process in the country. According to official sources, Bevan, who reached Lucknow in the morning, visited several polling centres. He later visited the Election Commission office...
  • UK High Commissioner visits booths to see democracy in action April 18, 2014

    British High Commissioner to India James Bevan on Thursday visited polling stations in Patna and neighbouring areas to witness the election process. "The British High Commissioner visited many polling stations in Patna Sahib and Patliputra Parliamentary seats which witnessed voting today," Mainak De, Eastern India head of Political Press and Public...
  • Nitish earns British High Commissioner's praise for cycle scheme January 8, 2014

    The cycle scheme to boost education among girls in Bihar on Tuesday drew praise from British High Commissioner to India, James Bevan. Bevan during an hour long meeting with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna on Tuesday evening said initiative to link education with growth in Bihar was a matter of discussion. Generating self confidence among...
  • Number of Britishers missing in Uttarakhand may never be known: British High Commissioner October 2, 2013

    The exact number of British nationals who went missing during the mid-June flashfloods in Uttarakhand "may never be known", country's High Commissioner to India Sir James Bevan said on Wednesday. "We don't know how many British nationals were in Uttarakhand at the time of the tragedy. So we would never know...
  • Kenya mall attack: Arrested Briton "not significant" to probe September 25, 2013

    A British national arrested in Nairobi is "not of significant interest" to the investigation into the mall siege that killed at least 72 people, Britain's top diplomat in Kenya said on Wednesday. The Foreign Office in London confirmed the comment by British High Commissioner Christian Turner, which had appeared on media...
  • Being born in India in 21st century is like winning lottery: UK envoy August 22, 2013

    "Being born in India in the 21st century is like winning lottery of history." This is how British High Commissioner James Bevan explained the immense potential for growth in diverse sectors in India as well as its growing stature in the world today. Delivering a talk at the Jamia Millia Islamia...
  • Summon British High Commissioner over attack on elderly Sikh: Sukhbir Badal to Centre August 19, 2013

    Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal on Sunday night said the attack on an elderly Sikh by a British teenage girl had hurt feelings of the community and asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately take up the matter with the UK government. The Union government should summon the British High...
  • The Last Word: UK envoy visit sign of Modi's global rehabilitation? October 23, 2012

    Britain on Monday ended its decade-long boycott of Gujarat when its High Commissioner to India James Bevan met Chief Minister Narendra Modi to mark a 'cordial beginning' to fresh ties, with the two discussing opportunities for greater economic cooperation. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai October 22, 2012

    Catch today's top stories with CNN-IBN Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • Relations with Gujarat is not about endorsing Modi: British envoy October 22, 2012

    British High Commissioner to India James Bevan said that the talks with the Gujarat Chief Minister were not an endorsement of any person, but an engagement with the state. ...
  • UK engaging with Gujarat govt, not endorsing Modi: Envoy October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: After meeting Narendra Modi, British High Commissioner to India, James Bevan, on Monday said that the talks with the Gujarat Chief Minister were not an endorsement of any person, but an engagement with the state. The UK High Commissioner clarified that engagement with Gujarat is in Britain's trade...
  • UK ends 10-year 'boycott', Modi meets British envoy October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met British High Commissioner to India, James Bevan in Ahmedabad. Experts opine that the meeting could be the start of the rehabilitation of the controversial Gujarat politician's image in the West. Diplomatic ties between the UK and Gujarat were strained after...
  • British envoy to meet Narendra Modi today October 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi will meet the British High Commissioner to India, James Bevan in Ahmedabad on Monday. The meeting marks the resumption of diplomatic relations between Britian and Gujarat, which were strained after the 2002 Gujarat riots. Two weeks back, the UK had claimed that it...
  • Exclusive: British envoy to India on Olympics, Syria July 20, 2012

    The British High Commissioner to India, James Bevan, in this exclusive interview to CNN-IBN talks about the London Olympics preparations. He also discusses the Syria crisis. ...