Devyani Khobragade

  • Devyani Khobragade incident has developed closer ties with India: US 6 days ago

    Washington: The US has said the aftermath of last year's Khobragade incident has led to the development of closer ties and closer communication with India. "I think that despite the fact that we had this very uncomfortable and unfortunate situation that we had to work through, at the end of the...
  • 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...
  • Indo-US relationship should be re-imagined: S Jaishankar April 29, 2014

    Washington: The Indo-US relationship should be re-imagined as it is an important factor in India's future development and awaits its next quantum leap "patiently", Indian Ambassador to the US S Jaishankar said on Tuesday. Jaishankar made the remarks during his key note address at the Washington launch of the book -...
  • Time to move on from the Khobragade issue: Sujatha Singh April 9, 2014

    Months after India snapped talks with the US over the arrest of diplomat Devyani Khobragade, it is ready to move on from the issue. While denying any role in the resignation of US ambassador Nancy Powell. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh says it is time to repair the...
  • Devyani Khobragade likely to face probe in Adarsh scam April 6, 2014

    Mumbai: In more trouble for Devyani Khobragade, the Indian Foreign Service officer is likely to face a probe in connection with the Adarsh scam. Devyani owns a flat in the controversial Adarsh society in Mumbai's Colaba area. According to sources, the CBI has evidence that she purchased the flat after...
  • Time to get past tensions and move on: US on ties with India April 5, 2014

    The US has said that it was time to get past the recent tensions with India and the two sides should move on, days after arrest of an American police officer at New Delhi airport for possessing bullets. "We've said we want to get past some of the tensions that have...
  • Very hopeful about future of ties with India: US March 18, 2014

    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 Monday...
  • MEA disappointed with Devyani Khobragade's re-indictment March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has expressed disappointment at the re-indictment of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US visa fraud case. The MEA also said that this was an unnecessary action. Khobragade's father too has slammed the action saying it is a result of aggression. "The act is...
  • Devyani's re-indictment an act of aggression, says her father March 15, 2014

    In a major setback to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, an arrest warrant has been issued against her in the US after she was re-indicted in the US visa fraud case. Devyani Khobragade's father, Uttam Khobragade said that this is a clear act of aggression and looks like it was deliberately...
  • Diplomat Devyani Khobragade re-indicted, arrest warrant issued March 15, 2014

    New York: In a major setback to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, an arrest warrant has been issued against her in the US after she was re-indicted in the US visa fraud case. The new indictment that was filed in a federal court in Manhattan has charged Khobragade for the submission...
  • Khobragade re-indicted in US visa fraud case March 15, 2014

    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 about...
  • 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...
  • US-based Indian lawyer hopes Devyani Khobragade isn't re-indicted March 13, 2014

    New York: With the indictment on visa fraud charges against Devyani Khobragade being dismissed in the US, an eminent Indian-American attorney said one should hope that the Indian diplomat is not re-indicted on new charges. US District Judge Shira Scheindlin said in her 14-page order on Wednesday that "it is...
  • India welcomes dismissal of visa fraud charges against Devyani March 13, 2014

    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 9....
  • Fresh trouble for Khobragade as daughters hold US, India passports March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: While the United States has cleared Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade of the charges against her, there is trouble brewing for her back home. The Indian government has found that Khobragade's two daughters had American passports as well as Indian diplomatic passports. Holding dual citizenship is a crime under the...
  • US court dismisses indictment of Indian diplomat Devyani March 13, 2014

    Washington: In a major relief for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, a US court has dismissed her indictment in a visa fraud case. The court has ruled in favour of Khobragade saying she had full diplomatic immunity when the indictment was returned against her on January 9. Reacting to the order,...
  • Devyani issue shouldn't derail India ties: US February 9, 2014

    Washington: A top White House adviser attempted to smooth over troubled ties between the United States and India on Friday, saying the two countries should not allow the dispute over an Indian diplomat to "derail the future we are working diligently to build." The diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, was arrested on December...
  • Devyani seeks dismissal of visa fraud case in US court February 8, 2014

    New York: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has sought dismissal of the visa fraud case against her on the ground that the indictment was filed in a court here a day after the US accorded her full diplomatic immunity and the country did not have criminal jurisdiction over her. Devyani's lawyer Daniel...
  • 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...
  • India, US start discussions on diplomatic immunity January 25, 2014

    India and the US are holding preliminary discussions to resolve their differing interpretations of diplomatic immunity as they look to mend ties damaged by the row over American treatment of an Indian diplomat who was arrested and strip-searched in New York, India's ambassador said. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, India's new envoy in Washington,...
  • 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...
  • India says US probably still most important ally January 22, 2014

    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 this...
  • Bharara given time till January 31 to respond to Khobragade's plea January 18, 2014

    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 a...
  • American Embassy school under scanner for visa, tax violations January 16, 2014

    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 on...
  • Devyani Khobragade's father to contest Lok Sabha elections January 15, 2014

    Uttam Khobragade, a retired IAS officer and father of diplomat Devyani Khobragade, on Wednesday said he would contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. Khobragade told that post his retirement, there was speculation about his foray into politics. "There is nothing new in it (about joining politics). After I retired from the...
  • White House unveils plan to save domestic helps of diplomats January 15, 2014

    In the wake of the worst diplomatic spat with India over the arrest of an Indian diplomat for allegedly underpaying her nanny, the White House has come out with a strategic action plan for human trafficking "victims". The plan does not name Devyani Khobragade, India's then consul general in New York,...
  • 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...
  • Devyani greeted by RPI workers, father could fight Lok Sabha elections January 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade who is facing a criminal case in the United State of America (USA) has returned to her hometown Mumbai on Tuesday. She was greeted by Republican Party of India's (RPI) workers at the airport. Her father and a retired bureaucrat Uttam Khobragade expressed hope that...
  • 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. ...