Indian Diplomat

  • Surprised over dismissal of Devyani's indictment: Obama administration 14-03-2014 10:48 AM

    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...
  • Devyani Khobragade's claim of immunity challenged by US prosecutors 01-02-2014 10:03 AM

    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...
  • Khurshid meets US Secretary of State, takes up Khobragade issue 22-01-2014 10:52 PM

    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,...
  • Devyani Khobragade told her nanny not to get sick because 'it was expensive' 15-01-2014 01:25 PM

    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...
  • New York: Khobragade seeks dismissal of visa fraud case against her 15-01-2014 10:48 AM

    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...
  • South Asian rights bodies support Devyani Khobragade's maid 11-01-2014 01:12 PM

    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...
  • Devyani faces arrest in US, says Indian government will speak for her 11-01-2014 11:49 AM

    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 11-01-2014 07:43 AM

    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 10-01-2014 11:00 PM

    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...
  • Crisis created by US, says Devyani's father as she leaves for India 10-01-2014 11:26 AM

    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 10-01-2014 07:26 AM

    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...
  • US won't withdraw case against Khobragade, to file indictment: Sources 31-12-2013 07:51 AM

    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' 30-12-2013 08:25 AM

    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 28-12-2013 07:42 PM

    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...
  • Body of retired diplomats condemn action against Khobragade 27-12-2013 10:18 PM

    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...
  • Devyani Khobragade had full diplomatic immunity at the time of arrest 26-12-2013 05:32 PM

    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...
  • Timeline: How Devyani Khobragade case unfolded 21-12-2013 03:37 PM

    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 20-12-2013 05:32 PM

    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 20-12-2013 03:23 PM

    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 20-12-2013 02:45 PM

    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 in the...
  • Devyani case: US must apologise, action unacceptable, says Kamal Nath 20-12-2013 11:43 AM

    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...
  • Samajwadi Party offers Devyani Khobragade ticket for LS polls 20-12-2013 12:28 AM

    Amid outrage over the ill-treatmentmeted out to diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US, UttarPradesh's minister for urban development and minoritieswelfare Mohammad Azam Khan on Thursday offered her to contest innext year's Lok Sabha polls from Rampur on Samajwadi Party'sticket. "If she wishes she can resign from her job and contestnext...
  • Devyani case: India demands US apology, wants all cases dropped 19-12-2013 11:19 PM

    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 19-12-2013 10:38 AM

    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 19-12-2013 07:46 AM

    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 18-12-2013 11:43 AM

    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...
  • Maintaining diplomatic relations a two-way traffic: Shashi Tharoor 17-12-2013 11:42 PM

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Human Resources Shashi Tharoor has backed the slew of steps that the government has taken in support of India's Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade who was publicly arrested in New York on Thursday. Tharoor said that maintaining diplomatic relations is a two-way process and...
  • Devyani Khobragade - A doctor turned diplomat 17-12-2013 07:46 PM

    New Delhi: Devyani Khobragade, who is caught in the line of fire, is the daughter of a retired IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre Uttam Khobragade. Born and brought up in Mumbai, she went to Mount Carmel school. Later she did MBBS from Seth GS medical college and KEM hospital in...
  • Barricades removed from outside US Embassy in Delhi 17-12-2013 05:34 PM

    New Delhi: India has hit back strongly at the United States of America over the public arrest and strip-search of Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade by New York police with Delhi Police removing barricades from outside the US Embassy in Delhi. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had requested the...
  • Devyani Khobragade incident: Both sides of the story 17-12-2013 02:16 PM

    New Delhi: A diplomatic war reminiscent of cold war days has broken out between India and the United States of America. It is now threatening the warm relationship developed between two countries over the past 10-15 years. In a strong response to the arrest of a young Indian woman diplomat...