United States Of America

  • US sky-watchers ready for total lunar eclipse today 15-04-2014 07:10 AM

    Florida: Night owls and early risers in North America can watch a rare celestial event on Tuesday as the Earth's sunset-hued shadow falls across the moon, shifting its color to bright orange, depending on local weather conditions. The lunar eclipse will unfold over three hours beginning at 1:58 am EDT...
  • Time to move on from the Khobragade issue: Sujatha Singh 09-04-2014 10:32 AM

    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...
  • Sonia Gandhi declines to show US court her passport 08-04-2014 10:18 AM

    New York: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has declined to provide a copy of her passport to a US court, saying that government of India had denied her permission to do so. However, in a letter filed by her lawyer in a federal court in Brooklyn, New York, Gandhi "voluntarily" relinquished...
  • Full diplomatic immunity for Modi if he becomes PM, says US report 01-04-2014 07:28 AM

    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....
  • Indian companies generated 81,000 jobs in US in 2013: survey 28-03-2014 09:26 AM

    Washington: Indian companies through its massive $ 17-billion investment in the US have collectively generated employment opportunities for more than 81,000 people in the country, according to a survey. The annual CII survey of 68 Indian companies in 40 American states for 2013, made public on Thursday at an event...
  • Insider trading: US court upholds Rajat Gupta's conviction 26-03-2014 11:58 AM

    New York: A former Goldman Sachs and Procter & Gamble board member was fairly convicted on charges that he fed lucrative inside tips to a billionaire hedge fund owner, a federal appeals court said on Tuesday. The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals made the ruling in the case of...
  • MEA disappointed with Devyani Khobragade's re-indictment 15-03-2014 03:21 PM

    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...
  • Diplomat Devyani Khobragade re-indicted, arrest warrant issued 15-03-2014 07:25 AM

    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...
  • US-based Indian lawyer hopes Devyani Khobragade isn't re-indicted 13-03-2014 01:18 PM

    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...
  • US court dismisses indictment of Indian diplomat Devyani 13-03-2014 07:15 AM

    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,...
  • US ambassador Nancy Powell meets Narendra Modi signalling a thaw 13-02-2014 10:08 AM

    Gandhinagar: US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell met Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in Gandhinagar, signalling a thaw. This comes nine years after the US had refused to give Modi a diplomatic visa. Nancy Powell arrived in Ahmedabad on Wednesday evening....
  • No change in visa policy for Narendra Modi, says US 13-02-2014 08:57 AM

    Washington: The US has scotched speculation that the meeting between its Ambassador Nancy Powell and Narendra Modi would lead to lifting of the visa ban on BJP's prime ministerial candidate, insisting there was no change in its nine-year-old policy that came in the aftermath of 2002 Gujarat riots. "When individuals...
  • US ambassador Nancy Powell to meet Narendra Modi today 13-02-2014 07:20 AM

    Ahmedabad: US Ambassador to India Nancy Powell will meet Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial nominee and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday. This comes nine years after the US had refused to give Modi a diplomatic visa. Nancy Powell arrived in Ahmedabad on Wednesday evening. The US has been...
  • US may soon end Narendra Modi's boycott, Nancy Powell to meet him 11-02-2014 08:29 AM

    New Delhi: Is the United States doing a rethink on ending its nine-year boycott of Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi? A Hindustan Times report has claimed that US ambassador to India Nancy Powell will meet the Gujarat Chief Minister later this week. The...
  • Obama nominates Indian-American businesswoman to key post 17-01-2014 10:43 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has nominated Indian-American businesswoman Shamina Singh to a key administration post. Singh has been nominated as the member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Obama made the announcement on Thursday along with several other key posts including Matthew...
  • US man accused of baking, skinning pet cat 10-01-2014 02:31 PM

    Chicago: In a gruesome case in the US, a man has been accused of skinning and baking his pet cat because he wanted to try cooking it with onions. Cody Alexander Mann, 28, of Minnesota who has a history of drug abuse and mental illness, was taken into custody and...
  • Full text: MEA statement on Devyani Khobragade 10-01-2014 07:54 AM

    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...
  • Devyani berates Bharara for going public on plea discussions 08-01-2014 10:22 AM

    New York: Senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has berated US Attorney Preet Bharara for publicly disclosing plea discussions underway to resolve the visa fraud case against her, saying it was a "distressingly calculated" move which could further polarise the situation. Noting that the two sides had agreed not to make...
  • Record freeze extends to eastern United States, at least nine dead 08-01-2014 08:52 AM

    New York: A deadly blast of arctic air shattered decades-old temperature records as it enveloped the eastern United States on Tuesday, snarling air, road and rail travel, driving energy prices higher and overwhelming shelters for homeless people. At least nine deaths have been reported across the country connected with the...
  • White House petition launched to drop charges against Devyani 23-12-2013 11:10 AM

    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 Indian-Americans who said the senior Indian diplomat's public humiliation hurts the sentiments of the community. Protesting the manner in which India's...
  • Bobby Jindal will run for President in 2016: top US senator 23-12-2013 07:18 AM

    Washington: Top Republican leader and current Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal is planning to run for President in 2016, a top US Senator from his home State has said. "I do think, he (Jindal) will run. He is being running. He would be a significant candidate," Senator David Vitter told...
  • UN immunity may save Devyani from punishment, not judgement: sources 21-12-2013 10:24 AM

    New Delhi: There is no end to the stand-off 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....
  • Devyani arrest: Domestic workers protest, say maid's case ignored 21-12-2013 08:46 AM

    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 21-12-2013 07:59 AM

    New Delhi: Even as New Delhi seemed to be softening its stand on the diplomatic stand-off 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...
  • Devyani arrest: RPI activists vandalise Domino's outlet in Mumbai 20-12-2013 03:21 PM

    Mumbai: In a fallout of the Devyani Khobragade case, a Domino's Pizza outlet was on Friday vandalised by the Republican Party of India (RPI) activists in Mumbai. RPI activists said they were protesting against US's treatment of Dalits. Earlier this week, BSP chief Mayawati too had created a controversy by...
  • Devyani Khobragade case: 12 key questions and their answers 20-12-2013 02:33 PM

    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...
  • US refuses to drop charges against diplomat Devyani Khobragade 20-12-2013 07:41 AM

    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...
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  • Devyani case: India demands US apology, wants all cases dropped 19-12-2013 11:19 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian government has made it clear to the USA that the case against Devyani Khobragade has to be dropped to defuse the crisis and the private expression of regret from Washington will not alone defuse the tensions. New Delhi's stern response came after US attorney Preet Bharara...
  • Indo-US diplomatic war: Is mere regret enough in Devyani case? 19-12-2013 10:19 PM

    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."...