Articles about Hamid Ansari
Mohammad Hamid Ansari is a retired Indian diplomat, Indian National Congress (INC) politician, and former Vice-President of India. He did his Bachelor's and Master's in political science from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), and entered the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in 1961. He has served as an Ambassador to the UAE from 1976-79; High Commissioner to Australia between 1985-89; Ambassador to Afghanistan in 1989-90; Ambassador to Iran during 1990-92; and Ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 1995 to 1999. He was the Chief of Protocol for the Indian Government during 1980-85 and a Permanent Representative to the United Nations from 1993-95. Ansari was also involved with academic institutions. He was a Visiting Professor at the Centre for West Asian and African Studies and Jawaharlal Nehru University (1999-2000) and Academy for Third World Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia (2003-05). He served as the Vice-Chancellor of his alma mater, AMU, from 2000 to 2002. Ansari was elected as the Vice-President of India and Chairman of the Rajya Sabha for two terms from 2007 to 2017. Towards the end of his term, he made a controversial remark alleging that Muslims and other minorities feel a sense of unease in today’s India. He was honored with the Padma Shri in 1984.
15 Jul 2022Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI)
Former Vice President Hamid Ansari on Friday denied inviting the notorious Pakistani journalist Nusrat Mirza to any seminar in India.
20 Aug 2019Pranab Mukherjee
Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday needled the intolerance debate by saying the country witnessed disturbing trends in the last few years.
07 Aug 2019Pakistan News
She opened the doors of external affairs ministry for the common man, she showed how to use social media for solving citizens' woes, and she set an example for all.
21 Dec 2018India
The woman, for whom Hamid Ansari, entered Pakistan illegally and was arrested there, testified for him in the court hoping to facilitate his release, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said on Thursday.
19 Dec 2018India
The scenes in Delhi were emotional on Wednesday after External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met Hamid Ansari and his mother.
19 Nov 2018Narendra Modi
PM Narendra Modi and several other political leaders paid tribute to former PM Indira Gandhi on her 101st birth-anniversary today.
14 Nov 2018India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind, and senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi today paid tributes to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birth anniversary.
31 Oct 2018India
The nation remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 34th death anniversary today with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his predecessor Manmohan Singh, former President Pranab Mukherjee, and several other leaders paying tributes to her.
14 Oct 2018Narendra Modi
While releasing a book written by Lt. General Zameer Uddin Shah, the man who had led the army response during the 2002 Gujarat riots, former Vice President Dr. Hamid Ansari raised questions about the civil administration and the police's failure to control the situation.
06 Aug 2018Uttar Pradesh
The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in Uttar Pradesh is yet to take a decision on removing a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah from the office of its students' union, an issue that had triggered a controversy in May.
06 Jun 2018North Korea
Yet another Pakistani journalist, a vocal critic of Islamabad's military might, was abducted yesterday.
05 May 2018Pranab Mukherjee
Did the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) keep plans about the National Awards ceremony private, which eventually led to a mass boycott?
03 May 2018Aligarh Muslim University
Many students of Aligarh Muslim University staged a protest after police allegedly caned them for marching to lodge a complaint against Hindu group that sought removal of Mohammed Ali Jinnah's portrait from the varsity's campus.
01 Apr 2018Emmanuel Macron
It seems PM Modi's booming "Mitron" speeches have heralded the long-awaited "acche din" for Rajya Sabha TV.
28 Dec 2017India
After Congress's consistent clamoring for PM Modi's apology disrupted the Parliament, FM Arun Jaitley placated them by saying that Modi didn't mean to question ex-PM Singh's commitment to India.
27 Dec 2017India
Finance minister Arun Jaitley tried to pacify Congress with a half-apology claiming that PM Modi didn't mean to question former PM Manmohan Singh's loyalty to India.
12 Dec 2017India
The usually restrained Manmohan Singh condemned PM Narendra Modi for spreading "falsehoods" and "canards." Condemning him of setting a "dangerous precedent," Singh asked Modi to apologize.
11 Dec 2017Taliban
Before the second phase of Gujarat elections, Congress is facing a deluge of problems.
11 Dec 2017India
The Gujarat elections' slugfest has veered in a different direction after Congress's Mani Shankar Aiyar called PM Narendra Modi a "neech" (low-life) person.
10 Dec 2017India
Ahead of the second phase of polling in the Gujarat elections, PM Narendra Modi has upped the ante against the Congress.
21 Oct 2017Pakistan News
A Pakistani journalist missing since two years has been safely recovered, officials confirmed yesterday.
02 Sep 2017Karnataka
As Karnataka's Mysuru gears up for Dussehra celebrations from 21-30 September, commercial flight operations from the city, suspended in Nov'15, are set to resume on 15 September.
10 Aug 2017India
A day before the end of his term, Vice President Hamid Ansari emphasized that Muslims in the country are experiencing "a feeling of unease".
04 Aug 2017India
The election to decide India's next vice president is set to be held tomorrow, two weeks after the presidential polls.
23 Jul 2017India
With Ram Nath Kovind set to take his post as the 14th President of India, today was Pranab Mukherjee's last day at office.
18 Jul 2017Dalit
On July 18, BSP chief Mayawati resigned from the Rajya Sabha after complaining of not being allowed to speak on atrocities allegedly committed on Dalits in UP.
18 Jul 2017Narendra Modi
Smriti Irani, Union Minister for Textiles, has been given charge of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry after former incharge Venkaiah Naidu resigned.
17 Jul 2017Venkaiah Naidu
Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu has been named the vice presidential candidate of the ruling NDA party on Monday.
11 Jul 2017Venkaiah Naidu
According to PTI, the opposition has zeroed in on former diplomat Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, as its vice-presidential candidate.
01 Jul 2017India
At midnight on July 1, PM Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee pressed a ceremonial button to herald the Goods and Services Tax, shifting India towards a 'One Nation, One Tax' regime.
07 May 2017India
Leila Seth, eminent jurist, India's first female Chief Justice of a High Court and mother of famous author Vikram Seth died from a cardiac arrest on Saturday night.