Hamid Ansari: News
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.
07 Aug 2019Sushma Swaraj
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.
14 Oct 2018Gujarat
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 2018Pakistan News
Yet another Pakistani journalist, a vocal critic of Islamabad's military might, was abducted yesterday.
01 Apr 2018Narendra Modi
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.
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 2017Narendra Modi
Smriti Irani, Union Minister for Textiles, has been given charge of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry after former incharge Venkaiah Naidu resigned.
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.