Indian Diplomat

  • Was upset over 'stupid' criticism in Devyani Khobragade case: Preet Bharara June 1, 2014

    New York: The Devyani Khobragade case came up for a discussion at Harvard Law School with India-born US prosecutor Preet Bharara telling the graduating class that the "intense" criticism and accusation hurled at him for charging the Indian diplomat with visa fraud had upset him. Bharara was invited to address students...
  • Surprised over dismissal of Devyani's indictment: Obama administration March 14, 2014

    The Obama administration has expressed "surprise" over the dismissal of a federal indictment against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the visa fraud case. "We were surprised by the dismissal of the indictment against former Indian Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade," State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said, a day after a New...
  • Devyani Khobragade's claim of immunity challenged by US prosecutors February 1, 2014

    New York: Devyani Khobragade, the Indian diplomat whose December arrest led to a major international dispute, holds no immunity from US prosecution and should continue to faces charges of visa fraud, Manhattan federal prosecutors said in court papers filed Friday. Khobragade was arrested on December 12 on charges that she lied...
  • Khurshid meets US Secretary of State, takes up Khobragade issue January 22, 2014

    Montreux: After a row of bitter exchanges with the United States over the Devyani Khobragade issue, Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday met the US Secretary of State John Kerry and discussed recent developments in the bilateral relations between the two nations. Upset over the Devyani Khobragade episode, India...
  • Devyani Khobragade told her nanny not to get sick because 'it was expensive' January 15, 2014

    Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade made her Indian nanny work up to 100 hours or more per week, for extremely long hours and without a single full day off. She also told her not to get sick "because it was expensive", according to the indictment filed against her. The copy of the...
  • New York: Khobragade seeks dismissal of visa fraud case against her January 15, 2014

    New York: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has asked a court to dismiss the indictment against her and terminate any "open" arrest warrants in visa fraud case, arguing that she was "cloaked" in diplomatic immunity and cannot face criminal prosecution in the US. Khobragade's lawyer Daniel Arshack on Wednesday filed a...
  • Very happy to be back in Mumbai: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade January 14, 2014

    Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has returned to Mumbai from the US. The envoy who was slapped with visa fraud charges has said she is happy to be back but she still misses her children. ...
  • South Asian rights bodies support Devyani Khobragade's maid January 11, 2014

    A coalition of South Asian rights bodies in the US has came out in support of Devyani Khobragade's maid Sangeeta Richard, who has claimed that she suffered while working for the Indian diplomat. "We stand with Sangeeta Richard and call upon our community members to support her and domestic workers around...
  • Devyani faces arrest in US, says Indian government will speak for her January 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after returning from the United States of America, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade thanked the people for the support in the case but refused to say much about further action that will be taken in the case. "I would not comment. My government and my lawyer will...
  • Devyani fallout: US regrets India's move to expel American diplomat January 11, 2014

    Washington: The United States on Friday "deeply regretted" that India felt it necessary to expel an American diplomat after senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade was asked to leave the country following her indictment in a visa fraud case. "We deeply regret that the Indian government felt it was necessary to expel...
  • Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade arrives in India January 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Foreign Service officer Devyani Khobragade reached India late on Friday evening after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements by a New York court in the United States of America. Even as she returned home, the diplomatic row between India and US remains far from...
  • It's a battle half won, US should apologise, says Devyani's father January 10, 2014

    Beaming at the return of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, her father said that the battle is half won adding that 120 crore people have given the verdict that she is innocent. He also said that the government of India has taken a very conscious legal stand that charges must be...
  • Crisis created by US, says Devyani's father as she leaves for India January 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Reiterating his stand that her daughter and Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has been framed on false charges, Uttam Khobragade said that the crisis revolving around his daughter had been created by the United States of America. His statements come at a time when Devyani has left for India...
  • Devyani indicted for visa fraud, making false statements, leaves US January 10, 2014

    New York: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has been indicted on two counts of visa fraud and making false statements, and was allowed to leave the United States of America as she had been accorded full diplomatic immunity. According to a statement by the Ministry of External Affairs in India, she was...
  • US won't withdraw case against Khobragade, to file indictment: Sources December 31, 2013

    Washington: The standoff between India and the US over the arrest and humiliating treatment meted out to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, a former Deputy Consular General, is yet to come to an end. According to sources, the case against Khobragade, who has been shifted to India's Permanent Mission in United...
  • Devyani case: US launches 'inter-agency review' December 30, 2013

    Washington: India's tough stand against the arrest of its diplomat Devyani Khobragade has forced the United States of America to initiate an ""inter-agency review" to look into lapses. The department being reviewed include National Security Council of the White House, the State Department and the Justice Department. In a tacit...
  • Devyani case: India seeks possible US tax violations as stand hardens December 28, 2013

    India has sought details about staff in American schools in the country for possible tax violations and revoked ID cards of US consular officials and their families, retaliatory steps for the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York on criminal charges. The measures suggest that the two countries are no...
  • Body of retired diplomats condemn action against Khobragade December 27, 2013

    An association of retired Indian ambassadors on Friday strongly condemned the treatment meted out to senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade by American authorities in New York and demanded an appropriate compensation to her for mental agony and trauma caused by the "illegal" action. The Association of Indian Diplomats said it was...
  • Devyani Khobragade had full diplomatic immunity at the time of arrest December 26, 2013

    In a new twist, it has now emerged that senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade enjoyed full diplomatic immunity including from personal arrest and detention on December 12 when she was taken into custody by the US authorities in a visa fraud case. 39-year-old Khobragade, who was posted as Deputy Consul General...
  • Have never heard expressions like cavity search: Khurshid December 21, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that he was deeply saddened by the treatment meted to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade adding that expressions like cavity search were unheard off. "Indian Supreme Court has said we will not handcuff people for it lowers their dignity. I am sorry the US courts...
  • Timeline: How Devyani Khobragade case unfolded December 21, 2013

    The arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, 39, deputy consul general in New York, on charges of visa fraud and lying about payments to her housekeeper, Sangeeta Richard, has sparked outrage in India and protests this week in both countries. The following is a timeline of events emerging in New...
  • Devyani case: US had sought Indian inquiry into maid's allegations December 20, 2013

    Washington: Admitting to differences in interpretation of law, the US on Friday said India had not acceded to demands for providing details of the inquiry into allegations made by diplomat Devyani Khobragade's domestic maid or make her available for discussing charges. It also said that the two governments have been...
  • Devyani case: BJP demands apology from US, Khurshid says talks on December 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) reiterated its demand for an apology from the United States of America and said entire case is cooked up. "The foreign policy of US is being determined by its state department, the over zealous Preet Bharara who have own agenda and ambition. The...
  • Devyani arrest: UPA says US should apologise for its atrocious behaviour December 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Friday justified their demand for an apology from the United States of America over publicly arresting Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade. "US behaved atrociously with our diplomat, they should apologise. It is a legitimate expectation," Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said. Earlier...
  • Devyani case: US must apologise, action unacceptable, says Kamal Nath December 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Maintaining a tough stand against the United States of America over the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said that they must apologise as the action taken against her is totally unacceptable. "India will not accept anything less than an apology. America should drop...
  • Samajwadi Party offers Devyani Khobragade ticket for LS polls December 20, 2013

    Amid outrage over the ill-treatment meted out to diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US, Uttar Pradesh's minister for urban development and minorities welfare Mohammad Azam Khan on Thursday offered her to contest in next year's Lok Sabha polls from Rampur on Samajwadi Party's ticket. "If she wishes she can resign from her job and contest next year's...
  • Devyani case: India demands US apology, wants all cases dropped December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: The Indian government has made it clear to the USA that the case against Devyani Khobragade has to be dropped to defuse the crisis and the private expression of regret from Washington will not alone defuse the tensions. New Delhi's stern response came after US attorney Preet Bharara...
  • Unfair to say the Devyani case has affected ties with US: Khurshid December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Stating that the row over Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade's arrest needs to be resolved, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday said that the matter hasn't affected India's ties with the United States. "In terms of our relationship with the United States, I do feel this must be...
  • US Attorney says diplomat Devyani was not handcuffed or mistreated December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Hours after US Secretary of State John Kerry finally expressed regret over the treatment meted out to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the US Attorney prosecuting the case, Preet Bharara, has denied claims that she was mistreated. In a statement issued, he has said that she was not arrested...
  • Devyani arrest: RS says India should negotiate with US as equals December 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha unanimously condemned the public arrest and ill-treatment meted out to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York by SU authorities with MPs cutting across party lines coming down heavily on the United States of America for humiliating India. Echoing the government's stand on the Devyani Khobragade arrest...