Meera Shankar

  • Nirupama Rao appointed next ambassador to US July 16, 2011

    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 to...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 26, 2011

    Catch all the major stories, big headlines and events of the day only on India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • India to back Krittika's lawsuit against NYC May 26, 2011

    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 changing...
  • US assures fair solution for TVU students February 16, 2011

    Washington: The United States has assured India of providing 'fair solution' to Indian students affected by the closer of Californiabased 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 a...
  • TVU: Foreign Secy to meet Hillary Clinton today February 15, 2011

    Indian Ambassador Meera Shankar conveyed the details on TriValley students to US on Sunday. ...
  • India forces US to apologise to Meera Shankar December 11, 2010

    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 JacksonEvers International Airport. The US government said that Meera's pat down was not meant...
  • MEA summons US diplomat over envoy frisking December 11, 2010

    New Delhi: India on Saturday lodged a strong protest with the US for subjecting Ambassador Meera Shankar to 'patdown' 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 December 11, 2010

    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 relook at airport screening procedures, to prevent a repeat....
  • Meera Shankar pat down: Hillary voices concern December 11, 2010

    Washington: Conflicting voices coming out of Washington, a day after India's ambassador to the United States Meera Shankar was subjected to a security patdown 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 December 9, 2010

    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 December 9, 2010

    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 JacksonEvers International Airport where sareeclad Shankar was about to board...
  • Watch: Details of bribery scam put Govt to shame October 15, 2009

    An Indian Envoy revealed in a letter how Navy, PSUs take bribe from US firms. ...
  • US firms bribed Navy, PSUs: Indian envoy October 15, 2009

    New Delhi: Just when the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government had buried the ghost of Bofor's kickbacks, a letter from the Indian Ambassador to the United States of America is sure to bring some more embarrassment. The letter states how American companies paid huge kickbacks to Indian public sector units, Indian...
  • Taste of India: Obamas serve samosa at envoy meet July 28, 2009

    Washington: Pledging a new era of engagement with the world, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama served chicken samosa among other mouthwatering dishes at a White House reception hosted for scores of ambassadors including new Indian envoy to the US Meera Shankar. Diplomacy has always been critically important to...