Diplomat

  • Pakistan envoy to meet J&K separatists leaders ahead of diplomatic meet with India August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan envoy Abdul Basit will meet Kashmiri separatists Shabbir Shah, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Shah Geelani before attending foreign secretary level talks with India scheduled later this month, a move that has sparked outrage across party lines. Basit will meet Shabbir Shah on Monday evening and Mirwaiz...
  • Indian diplomat's jailed paedophile son appeals term in Australia August 7, 2014

    Melbourne: A 34-year-old pedophile son of an Indian diplomat who was jailed by an Australian court for over 10 years for a series of sexual offences on Thursday appealed the sentence, claiming the jail term was "manifestly excessive." Navin Edwin was last year sentenced to 10 years and eight months...
  • 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...
  • Italian diplomat faces child abuse charges in Philippines May 26, 2014

    Manila: A Philippine prosecutor said on Monday there was probable cause to charge a detained Italian diplomat for allegedly abusing three street children. Daniele Bosio, 46, was holidaying in Manila when he was arrested last month after a children's advocacy group told police they saw him acting inappropriately with three...
  • Full diplomatic immunity for Modi if he becomes PM, says US report April 1, 2014

    Washington: The nine-year US visa ban on Narendra Modi will automatically be lifted and he would enjoy diplomatic immunity if he becomes the prime minister, a Congressional report said on Monday. "Modi is widely considered to be one of the front-runners as prime ministerial candidate of his Bharatiya Janata Party....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • MEA offers plum postings to 'friendly diplomats', E-Gram reveals February 22, 2014

    New Delhi: CNN-IBN has accessed a confidential E-Gram by the Ministry of External Affairs sent in the end of 2013 asking its diplomatic missions abroad to indicate their "stations of choice" amongst a list of posts which were likely to fall vacant in 2014. The E-Gram, sent by then MEA secretary...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • TWTW: Cyrus links US freeze with Khobragade diplomatic row January 19, 2014

    In this week's 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha compares US freeze with the deadlock between India and US over Devyani Khobragade diplomatic row. ...
  • Hope the Khobragade incident does not affect ties: Talbott January 13, 2014

    Ex-Deputy Secretary in the US government, Strobe Talbott, expressed concern over the diplomat row between India and the US. "Let's hope this issue passes into history. Hope this incident does not spoil one of the most important relations in Indo-US relations does not affect the ties between the two counties,"...
  • Khobragade moves US court; seeks dismissal of visa fraud case January 11, 2014

    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 dismissal...
  • South Asian rights bodies support Devyani Khobragade's maid January 11, 2014

    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 around...
  • Devyani faces arrest in US, says Indian government will speak for her January 11, 2014

    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 January 11, 2014

    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 January 11, 2014

    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...
  • Devyani Khobragade heads back home, case continues in US January 11, 2014

    New Delhi: 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 of Devyani's rank in what...
  • Devyani Khobragade case: India expels senior US diplomat January 10, 2014

    India on Friday expelled senior American diplomat within hours of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade being asked to leave the US after her indictment in a visa fraud case for which she was arrested nearly a month ago, triggering strong reaction from the government in New Delhi. The unnamed Director-rank American diplomat...
  • It's a battle half won, US should apologise, says Devyani's father January 10, 2014

    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...
  • Maid breaks silence, claims to have suffered while working for Devyani Khobragade January 10, 2014

    As Devyani Khobragade heads back to India, her domestic worker Sangeeta Richard on Friday broke her silence and claimed that she suffered while working for the Indian diplomat and asked other domestic workers not to let anyone "exploit" them. In her first public statement, Sangeeta said she had decided to come...
  • Crisis created by US, says Devyani's father as she leaves for India January 10, 2014

    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...