Vienna Convention

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Devyani case: US launches 'inter-agency review' December 30, 2013

    Washington: India's tough stand against the arrest of its diplomat Devyani Khobragade has forced the United States of America to initiate an ""inter-agency review" to look into lapses. The department being reviewed include National Security Council of the White House, the State Department and the Justice Department. In a tacit...
  • Devyani case: US had sought Indian inquiry into maid's allegations December 20, 2013

    Washington: Admitting to differences in interpretation of law, the US on Friday said India had not acceded to demands for providing details of the inquiry into allegations made by diplomat Devyani Khobragade's domestic maid or make her available for discussing charges. It also said that the two governments have been...
  • Devyani case: BJP demands apology from US, Khurshid says talks on December 20, 2013

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) reiterated its demand for an apology from the United States of America and said entire case is cooked up. "The foreign policy of US is being determined by its state department, the over zealous Preet Bharara who have own agenda and ambition. The...
  • Devyani case: US must apologise, action unacceptable, says Kamal Nath December 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Maintaining a tough stand against the United States of America over the arrest of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Kamal Nath said that they must apologise as the action taken against her is totally unacceptable. "India will not accept anything less than an apology. America should drop...
  • Kerry was aware of Khobragade's arrest: US State Department December 19, 2013

    Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry, who on Wednesday expressed regret over the arrest and strip-search of Devyani Khobragade, was aware of the senior Indian diplomat's arrest. Khobragade, the 39-year-old Deputy Indian Consul General, was subjected to a humiliating strip search, was swabbed for DNA and was kept in...
  • US actions against Devyani unwarranted, excessive: IFS Association December 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian Foreign Service Association on Wednesday backed Indian Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade and voiced its strongest condemnation and outrage at the arrest and shameful treatment meted out by the US authorities to her. The association was firmly of the view that the conduct of the US authorities violated...
  • Maintaining diplomatic relations a two-way traffic: Shashi Tharoor December 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Minister of State for Human Resources Shashi Tharoor has backed the slew of steps that the government has taken in support of India's Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragade who was publicly arrested in New York on Thursday. Tharoor said that maintaining diplomatic relations is a two-way process and...
  • India acts tough against US, withdraws diplomatic privileges December 17, 2013

    The Indian government has hit out at the US diplomats based in India announcing a slew of measures against them until the US apologises or rethinks its decision to arrest and humiliate Indian diplomat Deeyani Khobragade. ...
  • Devyani Khobragade - A doctor turned diplomat December 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Devyani Khobragade, who is caught in the line of fire, is the daughter of a retired IAS officer of Maharashtra cadre Uttam Khobragade. Born and brought up in Mumbai, she went to Mount Carmel school. Later she did MBBS from Seth GS medical college and KEM hospital in...
  • Indian diplomat Devyani eligible for immunity, claims lawyer December 15, 2013

    New Delhi/Vadodara: There seems to be no end to the stand-off over diplomatic immunity of India's deputy consul Devyani Khobragade with her lawyer claiming that his client does enjoy diplomatic immunity. "We believe and we have said in court that Ms Khobargade is entitled to immunity by virtue of her...
  • Indian Consular's father claims allegations against her 'uncalled for' December 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Father of Indian Consular Devyani Khobragade has denied allegations of visa fraud and ill-treatment of domestic help, calling it simply bullying and harassment. In a major diplomatic embarrassment to India, 39-year-old Devyani, a 1999-batch IFS officer, was taken into custody on Thursday as she was dropping her daughter to...
  • Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade does not enjoy immunity: US December 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The US State Department has made it clear that Indian Deputy Counsel General Devyani Khobragade does not enjoy immunity from US laws. A state department spokesperson has said that the Vienna convention allows for immunity only with respect to acts performed in the exercise of consular functions. The...
  • Can India restrain Italian envoy from leaving the country? March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday sent a notice to Italian ambassador Daniele Mancini restraining him from leaving the country. But the question is whether the Indian government can really restrain the Italian ambassador from leaving the country without breaching the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations. Experts believe that...
  • Krittika doesn't need diplomatic immunity: lawyer May 27, 2011

    New York: Krittika Biswas, an Indian diplomat's daughter who was wrongfully arrested on the suspicion of sending obscene emails to a teacher, does not need "diplomatic immunity", her lawyer said on Friday. Ravi Batra said that the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations required the New York City government to inform the...