Diplomatic Row

  • 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 Indiaborn 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...
  • 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...
  • India says US probably still most important ally January 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The case of the Indian consul arrested and stripsearched 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...
  • 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

    ExDeputy 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 IndoUS relations does not affect the ties between the two counties,"...
  • Full text: MEA statement on Devyani Khobragade January 10, 2014

    Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has left for India from the US, said the Ministry of External Affairs on Friday morning. This came after she was indicted on two counts of visa fraud and making false statements. Following is the full statement of the MEA on the latest in the case...
  • White House petition launched to drop charges against Devyani December 23, 2013

    Washington: An online White House petition demanding the Obama Administration drop the visa fraud case against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has been launched in Washington by a group of IndianAmericans who said the senior Indian diplomat's public humiliation hurts the sentiments of the community. Protesting the manner in which India's...
  • UN immunity may save Devyani from punishment, not judgement: sources December 21, 2013

    New Delhi: There is no end to the standoff between India and the US over the Devyani Khobragade case. Even as the US state department said that any diplomatic immunity Devyani receives after her UN posting won't have retrospective effect, the Ministry of External Affairs sources have played it down. MEA...
  • Devyani arrest: Domestic workers protest, say maid's case ignored December 21, 2013

    New York: Domestic workers and rights groups came out in large numbers as they held a rally near the Indian Consulate in New York on Friday to mark their support for Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade's domestic help Sangeeta Richards. Protesters believe the real issue, that is the plight of domestic...
  • US should have allowed India to handle Devyani case, says Khurshid December 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Even as New Delhi seemed to be softening its stand on the diplomatic standoff over Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has said that US authorities should have allowed Indian courts to handle the matter. The External Affairs Minister, speaking to CNN, also said that diplomatic...
  • Devyani Khobragade case: 12 key questions and their answers December 20, 2013

    Several strands of controversy have come together in the row over the US's stern response to the accusation against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade of forging visa papers for her domestic help, and India's angry retaliation on a diplomatic level. From the question of visa fraud to whether the US overstepped...
  • Mumbai: Son missing since 14 months, family seeks government help December 20, 2013

    Mumbai: While India pulls out all stops to bring back diplomat Devyani Khobragade from the US with dignity, another family in Mumbai is awaiting the return of its son. 28yearold Hamid Ansari has been missing for the past 14 months. Ansari went missing while he was looking for a job...
  • US refuses to drop charges against diplomat Devyani Khobragade December 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The US State Department has refused to drop charges against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, adding that the case would proceed according to all necessary legal procedures. Khobragade, a Deputy Consul General at the Indian consulate in New York was arrested for allegedly filing false immigration documents allowing her...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 19, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • IndoUS diplomatic war: Is mere regret enough in Devyani case? December 19, 2013

    US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed his regret over the arrest and strip search of Indian Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade in New York City. State Department Deputy Spokeswoman Marie Harf said Kerry called Menon, who has slammed the diplomat's treatment as, in his words, "despicable and barbaric." ...
  • News 360: Drop case against Devyani, India to US December 19, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday stuck to his stand that the case against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US was a conspiracy and demanded that the case against Devyani be withdrawn. "The Devyani case is unwanted. The first thing I want to do is to protect my...
  • MEA statement on Devyani Khobragade case December 19, 2013

    The arrest of India's deputy consul general in New York, Devyani Khobragade, has threatened to affect the IndoUS ties with New Delhi publicly hitting out at Washington over the development. Khobragade, was stripsearched, cavitysearched and swabbed for DNA after her arrest in New York last week on charges of visa...
  • India will protect Devyani, US must drop the case, says Khurshid December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Thursday stuck to his stand that the case against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US was a conspiracy. Speaking to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, Khurshid demanded that the case against Devyani be withdrawn. Khurshid called the case unwarranted and said, "The Devyani...
  • Devyani arrest: US must apologise, accept its fault, says Kamal Nath December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Continuing to maintain a strong stand against diplomat Devyani Khobragade's arrest, India has said that the US must apologise and accept its fault. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said, "An apology from America, acceptance of their fault is what we will be satisfied with." This came as US Secretary...
  • Full text: Complaint against Devyani Khobragade in US December 19, 2013

    There has been a huge diplomatic row between India and the US over the arrest of senior diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York and alleged mistreatment meted out to her. Devyani Khobragade was not only arrested on charges of visa fraud and handcuffed in public view last week but also...
  • Full text: US Attorney Preet Bharara's statement on Devyani's arrest December 19, 2013

    US Attorney prosecuting the Devyani Khobragade case, Preet Bharara, has denied claims that she was mistreated. In a statement issued, he has said that she was not arrested in public and that she was not handcuffed. Bharara said that Devyani was accorded courtesies that are generally not given to most...
  • US Attorney says diplomat Devyani was not handcuffed or mistreated December 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Hours after US Secretary of State John Kerry finally expressed regret over the treatment meted out to Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the US Attorney prosecuting the case, Preet Bharara, has denied claims that she was mistreated. In a statement issued, he has said that she was not arrested...
  • Devyani was trapped, says Khurshid; PM calls US act deplorable December 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The government on Wednesday took a strong stand against the arrest and illtreatment of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US. Protests were also held outside the US Embassy in New Delhi. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called the treatment meted out to Devyani 'deplorable'. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid...
  • Devyani Khobragade is a Dalit, so Centre reacted late: Mayawati December 18, 2013

    New Delhi: As the Rajya Sabha took up the issue of the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade on Wednesday, BSP chief Mayawati created a controversy by saying the Centre reacted late as Devyani is a Dalit. "I know I should not bring caste into this but the overall conduct...
  • Hopeful US will address India's concerns on Khobragade case: Khurshid December 15, 2013

    External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid expressed concerns over the arrest of Indian Deputy Counsel General Devyani Khobragade. Khurshid said that he was hopeful that the US will address the issue in a proper way. ...
  • US hopes diplomat's arrest won't hit bilateral ties December 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite stern words from India, the US is neither apologising nor promising to reconsider the charges against Indian deputyconsul general Devyani Khobragade in New York. US has also said it was hopefull the incident to affect IndoUS ties, but it already has, even as Khobragade, who has surrendered...
  • Goa: Diplomatic row over Nigerian national's death intensifies November 7, 2013

    Panaji: The diplomatic row between India and Nigeria over the tension caused by Nigerian nationals who blocked the national highway in Goa last week could further worsen with the Goa government hardening its stand calling the Nigerian community a 'cancer' to the state. "Good and quality tourists will not like to...
  • NIA to file FIR against Italian Marines in special court April 5, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will present an First Information Report (FIR) against the marines to a special court in New Delhi's Patiala house on Friday. The marines are accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in 2012. Days after the Ministry of Home...