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  • Very hopeful about future of ties with India: US 18-03-2014 11:39 AM

    Seeking to distance itself from US prosecutor Preet Bharara securing a re-indictment of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the US state department says it's "very hopeful about what the future holds" for India-US relationship. "Obviously, this is in the hands of the Department of Justice," spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on...
  • Khobragade re-indicted in US visa fraud case 15-03-2014 12:23 AM

    Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest and stripsearch soured Indo-US relations, was on Friday re-indicted on US visa fraud charges, a day after a US court dismissed an earlier indictment. In fresh trouble for Khobragade, federal prosecutors re-indicted the Indian diplomat on charges of visa fraud and making false statements...
  • India welcomes dismissal of visa fraud charges against Devyani 13-03-2014 12:09 PM

    New Delhi: India termed as "good as far as it goes" the dismissal of visa fraud charges by a US court against senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest and strip-search had triggered a diplomatic row between the two countries. "We have seen the judgement related to the indictment of January...
  • Partnership with India is broad and strong: US 24-01-2014 07:11 AM

    Washington: Greeting Indians ahead of the country's 65th Republic Day on January 26, a top US diplomat termed America's partnership with India as broad and strong. "The bottom line is that this (India-US) partnership is broad and it is strong," Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom...
  • 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,...
  • India says US probably still most important ally 22-01-2014 07:16 AM

    New Delhi: The case of the Indian consul arrested and strip-searched in New York last month was handled "appallingly" and needs to be resolved, but the United States remains probably India's most important ally, the Indian ambassador to Washington said on Tuesday. "I won't underplay this incident, I won't overplay...
  • Bharara given time till January 31 to respond to Khobragade's plea 18-01-2014 10:23 AM

    New York: A US judge here has granted Manhattan's top prosecutor Preet Bharara time till January 31 to file his opposition to the motion submitted by Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade seeking dismissal of the indictment against her on visa fraud charges. Khobragade's lawyer Daniel Arshack had on January 14 filed...
  • American Embassy school under scanner for visa, tax violations 16-01-2014 04:59 PM

    The elite American Embassy school in New Delhi is under scanner for suspected violations of tax laws and visa status of some of its staff which the Indian government views as "institutionalised fraud". The sprawling school, located next to the US Embassy on American government-owned land, has about 1500 students...
  • US to return stolen Indian artifacts worth $1.5million 13-01-2014 08:55 PM

    Talking about wide range of points of engagements between India and the US, State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said that the consulate general of India in New York along with the Homeland Security will have a ceremony where stolen Indian artifacts worth USD 1.5 million will be returned to India...
  • Devyani issue a mini crisis, won't affect ties with US: Khurshid 12-01-2014 11:25 AM

    New Delhi: While describing the case of Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade being arrested in US, as a mini crisis, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid denied that any major damage had been done to the for the Indo-US relations by the difference of opinions of the two countries over the issue. "There...
  • Khobragade moves US court; seeks dismissal of visa fraud case 11-01-2014 11:52 PM

    New York: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has moved a federal court here to dismiss the visa fraud case against her, saying there is lack of personal jurisdiction since she had been accorded full diplomatic immunity by the US Department of State. Khobragade's lawyer Daniel Arshack submitted a four-page "motion seeking...
  • No rethink on withdrawal of privileges to US embassy for now: Khurshid 11-01-2014 03:38 PM

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN in Devil's Advocate, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said there is going to be no rethink on withdrawal of privileges to the US embassy staff 'at least for now.' Extra security was withdrawn from the US embassy after the diplomatic row over the arrest of former Indian...
  • Devyani Khobragade case: Has India been forced to climb down? 10-01-2014 11:49 PM

    In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a...
  • No one can take India for granted: Congress on Devyani row 10-01-2014 02:15 PM

    Content over the turn of events in the Devyani Khobragade diplomatic row, Congress leader PC Chacko said that the government had proved that nobody can take India for granted. "What happened was very unfortunate. Such a thing never happens in diplomatic circle. India is not going to take things like...
  • It's a battle half won, US should apologise, says Devyani's father 10-01-2014 02:10 PM

    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...
  • Obama believes in further cementing ties with India: US 10-01-2014 09:20 AM

    Washington: Describing America's relationship with India as an "extremely important" one, the White House on Friday said that President Barack Obama believes strongly that ties need to continue and must be further cemented. "This is an extremely important relationship and that has many aspects to it and cultural ties, political...
  • 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 judge rejects Khobragade's request to extend the date of hearing 09-01-2014 08:23 AM

    New York: In a major setback in Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade issue, a US judge has denied her request to extend the January 13 deadline for a preliminary hearing, when she has to be indicted. Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn of the US District Court for the Southern District of New...
  • Devyani Khobragade's lawyer seeks delay in visa fraud case 07-01-2014 08:20 AM

    New York: A lawyer for diplomat Devyani Khobragade is seeking to postpone proceedings in a visa fraud case that has created tensions between the United States and India, citing the need to continue "meaningful discussions" with the prosecution. In a letter to a federal magistrate judge in New York, Khobragade's...
  • Devyani strip search video hoax, arrest caused hiccups in ties with India: US 04-01-2014 07:09 AM

    Washington: The United States has agreed with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that the arrest of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has caused hiccups in the bilateral relationship. "I mean, when you hear the Secretary (of State) express regret about something, that means that everything hasn't gone as it should," State...
  • Manmohan rates Indo-US nuclear deal as the best moment of his tenure 03-01-2014 02:05 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called signing of the Indo-US nuclear deal as the best moment of his 10 year long tenure. "My best moment as PM was when we struck a nuclear deal with the US," he said. The PM, however, ducked questions on the lowest moments during...
  • Don't want Devyani issue to negatively impact relationship: US 31-12-2013 07:02 AM

    Washington: The United States does not want the arrest of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade to negatively impact its important bilateral relationship with the country, a top US administration official has said. "We don't want this to negatively impact our relationship, that we work on a broad range of issues...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 24-12-2013 11:49 PM

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  • News 360: Divided Congress may withdraw support to AAP 24-12-2013 09:43 PM

    Even before the Aam Aadmi Party could form the government in Delhi with Congress supporting it from outside, divisions within the latter over the strategy have come out in the open. Government formation in Delhi may take some more time, as sources say that the Congress is seriously considering the...
  • Amid row over diplomat's arrest, US bags key aircraft deal 20-12-2013 09:41 PM

    New Delhi: India will be procuring six more C-130J Super Hercules Special Operations aircraft from the US, a decision significantly taken in the midst of a diplomatic row between the two countries over the arrest of Devyani Khobragade. The proposal to procure the six C-130J Super Hercules special operations transport...
  • MEA statement on Devyani Khobragade case 19-12-2013 04:57 PM

    The arrest of India's deputy consul general in New York, Devyani Khobragade, has threatened to affect the Indo-US ties with New Delhi publicly hitting out at Washington over the development. Khobragade, was strip-searched, cavity-searched and swabbed for DNA after her arrest in New York last week on charges of visa...
  • Gujarat riots no longer an issue, left the past behind: Condoleezza Rice 10-12-2013 10:03 PM

    Speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate this week, former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice said, "I think we have put behind us the past and we have established the foundation for the future and now it's a matter of pursuing on a consistent basis at all levels in...
  • US interested in developing business environment in the state 19-11-2013 09:42 PM

    US Ambassador to India Nancy J Powell on Tuesday said her country was interested in developing a business environment and better education in Jharkhand. "The USA is interested in developing business environment and better education in Jharkhand," Powell said in her address to department heads during a visit to the...