Meera Shankar

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    New Delhi: The government on Saturday officially announced the appointment of Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao as the next Ambassador to the United States, an assignment she will take up shortly. Rao, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to the United States of America and she is expected...
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  • India to back Krittika's lawsuit against NYC 26-05-2011 08:14 PM

    New Delhi: Indian diplomat Debashish Biswas's daughter Krittika has sued the City of new york for 1.5 million dollars - for wrongful arrest. Krittika, 18, was arrested for sending obscene emails to her teachers. The charges were later dropped and she was released. Krittika Biswas's ordeal may have been life...
  • US assures fair solution for TVU students 16-02-2011 08:15 AM

    Washington: The United States has assured India of providing 'fair solution' to Indian students affected by the closer of California-based Tri Valley University, which has been accused of a massive visa fraud. The Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs William Burns has assured Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao, during...
  • TVU: Foreign Secy to meet Hillary Clinton today 15-02-2011 10:30 AM

    Indian Ambassador Meera Shankar conveyed the details on Tri-Valley students to US on Sunday. ...
  • India forces US to apologise to Meera Shankar 11-12-2010 09:42 PM

    New Delhi: The United States of America on Saturday tendered an official apology to India and Indian Ambassador to the US, Meera Shankar over her pat down by an American security agent on December 4 at the Jackson-Evers International Airport. The US government said that Meera's pat down was not...
  • MEA summons US diplomat over envoy frisking 11-12-2010 03:18 PM

    New Delhi: India on Saturday lodged a strong protest with the US for subjecting Ambassador Meera Shankar to 'pat-down' security check at an American airport as Deputy Chief of US Embassy here was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs. Donald Lu was called in by Javed Ashra, Joint Secretary...
  • US speaks in two voices on envoy frisking issue 10-12-2010 10:05 PM

    New Delhi: Indian Ambassador to the USA, Meera Shankar's pat down is now a political and a diplomatic issue. The Opposition is upset about the Meera's humiliation even though the US has expressed regret and concern. The US has even promised a re-look at airport screening procedures, to prevent a...
  • Meera Shankar pat down: Hillary voices concern 10-12-2010 07:06 AM

    Washington: Conflicting voices coming out of Washington, a day after India's ambassador to the United States Meera Shankar was subjected to a security pat-down at the Jackson Airport in violation of diplomatic protocol. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has allegedly promised action but the US Homeland Security Secretary says...
  • Indian envoy's pat down unacceptable: Krishna 09-12-2010 02:08 PM

    New Delhi: Indian Ambassador to the USA, Meera Shankar recently impressed the Obamas but back in America, couldn't work her charm with airport security. She was patted down at Chicago airport in September and now again at Mississippi airport. She didn't set off a metal detector alarm so it appears...
  • Indian envoy to US patted down at airport 09-12-2010 10:42 AM

    Washington: Indian Ambassador to the US Meera Shankar was pulled from an airport security line and patted down by an American security agent in Mississippi despite being told of her diplomatic status. The incident took place on December 4 at the Jackson-Evers International Airport where saree-clad Shankar was about to...
  • Watch: Details of bribery scam put Govt to shame 15-10-2009 01:23 AM

    An Indian Envoy revealed in a letter how Navy, PSUs take bribe from US firms. ...