CONSUL GENERAL

  • Devyani Khobragde's arrest in the US: Animated spoof that went viral December 19, 2013

    A spoof video has surfaced which takes a dig at the arrest of Indian Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragde in the US. Khobragade was arrested on December 12 while she was dropping her daughters off at a school in Manhattan. She was released on the same day on a $250,000...
  • 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...
  • France refuses to interfere in B'lore rape case June 18, 2012

    Bangalore: France on Monday refused to interfere in a rape case involving an official of its consulate in Bangalore, saying Indian law will take its own course as the accused does not enjoy diplomatic immunity. French government sources said in Delhi that Indian law will take its course as the accused...
  • US Consul General visits Kochi Infopark June 14, 2012

    Kochi: US Consul General Jennifer A McIntyre on Thursday visited the Infopark campus here to gain firsthand knowledge about the investment opportunities offered by Kerala's IT industry. "I am really taken up by the growing Kerala IT and the infrastructure facilities available at Infopark for the growth of IT. The industry...
  • 'Graft during YSR rule was above norm in India' September 16, 2011

    Hyderabad: A leaked diplomatic cable dispatched by the US Consul General in Chennai in 2007 had nailed the then Congress government headed by YS Rajasekhara Reddy in Andhra Pradesh for 'widespread corruption that was beyond the pale' even for India. In the name of social programmes targeted at the common man,...
  • Maid case now in Indian govt hands: Prabhu Dayal June 26, 2011

    New York: Indian Consul General in New York Prabhu Dayal, who is accused of treating a former domestic help as a slave and making sexual advances, has said the Indian government will now have to decide how to proceed with the forced labour lawsuit filed against him by his former...
  • Maid who sued Indian diplomat scared, says lawyer June 22, 2011

    New York: Santosh Bhardwaj, the maid who has sued a top Indian diplomat in New York for alleged forced labour, was scared to take legal action against him given his high profile stature, her lawyer said on Tuesday. "She has been very afraid to do anything given the stature of the...
  • 'Charges against me are complete nonsense' June 21, 2011

    The Indian Consul General in New York, Prabhu Dayal, who has been slapped with a forcedlabour suit has said the charges against him are complete nonsense and are a complete fabrication. ...
  • NY Indian Consul General slapped with labour suit June 21, 2011

    New York: Prabhu Dayal, the Indian Consul General in New York, has been accused of treating a former domestic help as a slave and making sexual advances, a charge rejected by Dayal as 'complete nonsense'. Santosh Bhardwaj, Dayal's former maid, has filed a forced laboursuit against him for making her work...
  • India's Consul General given clean chit March 1, 2011

    Cairo: Liberia has said that it has not granted political asylum to the Honorary Consul General of India and the document being widely circulated in India in this regard is "forged" and "fake". The Liberian Foreign Ministry has issued a statement saying that there is no record that the Honorary Indian...
  • Pak diplomat knew US Lashkar supporters: FBI October 30, 2009

    Washington: Pakistan's Consul General in Chicago knew both David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana, arrested for allegedly planning to carry out a major terror attack in India at the behest of LashkareToiba, the US authorities have claimed. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, in its revised chargesheet filed before a...
  • Gunmen in beggars' garb abduct Afghan envoy in Pak September 22, 2008

    Islamabad: Afghanistan's Consulate General to Pakistan, Abdul Khaliq Farahi, was kidnapped on Monday evening by gunmen disguised as beggars who seized him in Peshawar after killing his driver, the police said. A spokesman for the Afghan embassy here confirmed the abduction, saying they were in touch with the police in Peshawar...
  • British envoy to meet Palestinian PM April 5, 2007

    Jerusalem; A British envoy will meet Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas on Thursday to discuss efforts to free an abducted journalist, a British diplomat said, despite a European Union boycott of the group. BBC correspondent Alan Johnston was abducted from his car on March 12, and has been held...