'Tevar' stars named brand ambassador of NGO
'Tevar' stars named brand ambassador of NGO

Actors Arjun Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha and Manoj Bajpayee, stars of the forthcoming action thriller "Tevar", were Monday named brand ambassadors of NGO Prayas, which provides unprivileged children basic needs including food, shelter and education.

Kerala set for 35th National Games; countdown begins
Kerala set for 35th National Games; countdown begins

With just three weeks left for the start of the 35th edition of National Games here, preparations are in full swing with the state government formally launching the official countdown of the multi-sporting event.

US lawmakers press Obama to drop ambassador pick

House Democrats and Republicans are pressing US President Barack Obama to withdraw his nominee for US ambassador to Norway.

Mumbai artist inducted on international panel

A city-based artist has been appointed as "ethics adviser and ambassador" by the World Citizen Artists (WCA) to raise awareness about global issues through art.

UAE recalls ambassador from Iraq

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Wednesday recalled Abdullah Ibrahim Al Shihi, ambassador to Iraq, in the light of the security deterioration in that country, a state media report said.

David Beckham named ambassador for Prince William`s charity

Retired soccer star David Beckham has been named an ambassador for Prince William`s new wildlife charity.

Amitabh Bachchan to be Maharashtra`s horticulture ambassador

After promoting tourism in Gujarat, Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan is now heading towards Maharashtra. Big B will soon be seen promoting horticulture-juicy fruits and vegetables in the state.

Maradona hopes Argentina to win World Cup

Former Argentina coach Diego Maradona has said the Argentine squad "might win Brazil World Cup".

Bangladesh, Myanmar at odds over deadly border clash

Bangladesh has lodged a protest with Myanmar over what it called an unprovoked attack against its border guards by Myanmar security forces on May 30, following an earlier exchange of fire in which one Bangladeshi guard was killed.

China ready to work with new Indian government

China today said it attaches high importance to relations with India and is ready to work with the new Indian government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to strengthen cooperation and contribute to the peace and progress of Asia and the world.

US ambassador to India quits after rift

The US ambassador to India resigned on Monday in the wake of a bitter rift between the usually friendly countries following a diplomat`s arrest in New York.

Priyanka Chopra to endorse silver coated cardamom seeds

Bollywood`s `desi girl` Priyanka Chopra`s talent and popularity has landed her a new endorsement.

India`s ex-envoy to UK Jaimini Bhagwati to join Congress

India`s former High Commissioner to United Kingdom Jaimini Bhagwati will soon join the Congress and seek nomination to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Assam.

Pele hopes Brazil to win 2014 World Cup

Brazilian soccer legend Pele put his faith in Brazil of winning next year`s World Cup on home soil here Friday during the draw ceremony.

Jaishankar named ambassador to US, A Kantha heads for Beijing

India`s envoy to China Subrahmanyam Jaishankar has been appointed as the next Ambassador to the US and his position in Beijing will be taken by Ashok K Kantha.
Both Jaishankar and Kantha are from 1977-batch IFS.

US nominates Pyatt as Ambassador to Ukraine

US President Barack Obaman has nominated Geoffrey R Pyatt, State Department`s strong India hand, as America`s Ambassador to Ukraine.

Japan`s new envoy to China faints on Tokyo street

Shinichi Nishimiya fell unconscious Thursday morning on a street in Tokyo, police said.

Fishermen killing: Italy recalls envoy to India

Italy on Friday recalled its ambassador to India after a charge sheet was filed against two Italian marines in the killing of two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast three months back.

UK recalls ambassador to Syria `for consultations`

William Hague said he had summoned the Syrian envoy to London in protest at the situation in Syria.

Nargis Fakhri to endorse women apparel brand

Nargis Fakhri, who has just made her Bollywood debut with "Rockstar", has been named the brand ambassador for Van Heusen Woman.