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An Indian Diplomat Pays a Pice for Judicial Grandstanding

India had handled American diplomats with a generosity of spirit that it felt the bilateral relationship deserved. Now, with the same spirit shown to be lacking from the other side, the friendship has suffered.

Jan

08

2014

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Diplomat Berates Bharara for Going Public on Plea Discussions

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

Jan

08

2014

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Manmohan to Diaspora: No Reason to Worry About Future

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sought to dispel apprehensions of the Indian diaspora on the state of the economy

Jan

07

2014

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The Man Who Forgot He Was Prime Minister

In political life, perhaps there is no public reaction more denigrating than ridicule.

Jan

07

2014

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Indian Media Discuss AAP's National Policies

Media are discussing the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) policies on national issues after one of its leaders urged a referendum on the army's presence in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Jan

07

2014

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BJP Push for Postal Ballots for NRIs

BJP on Monday said it would move the Election Commission within the next three days to allow eligible NRIs to vote through postal ballots in the 2014 elections.

Jan

07

2014

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A Dispute best Handled by India

India’s demands are not unreasonable. These include respecting Indian legal processes and affording our diplomats the same immunities and courtesies under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations that the U.S. government seeks for its officials posted abroad.

Jan

06

2014

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AAP Unmoved By India Inc.’s Support

The Aam Aadmi Party is not letting recent electoral success in Delhi go to its head as it attracts a new breed of supporters: India’s corporate bigwigs.

Jan

06

2014

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Life on India-Pakistan Border

he de facto border between India and Pakistan, also known as the Line of Control (LoC), is one of the most militarised boundaries in the world

Jan

06

2014

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Why Corporate Honchos are jJining Aam Aadmi Party

Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party is now charming hotshot corporates into exchanging their business suits for the white Gandhi cap.

Jan

06

2014

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Indian-Americans To Garner Support for BJP

Taking cue from Barack Obama's successful campaigning strategy, the overseas friends of BJP has decided to create an army of Indian-American volunteers to call their friends and relatives back home seeking their support for Narendra Modi in the next Lok Sabha polls.

Jan

05

2014

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India Pulls Down Curtains on US Embassy Movie Screenings

This is yet another step by India in retaliation for the arrest and humiliation of its Deputy Consul General in New York Devyani Khobragade, a 1999-batch IFS officer.

Jan

05

2014

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2014: Reviving the French Connection

Nearly 20 percent of all delegates participating in the event hail from the Francophone world - the French-speaking nations around the world which number over 55.

Jan

05

2014

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Rocket Carries India Into Select Space Club

India Sunday joined the select league of space-faring nations with indigenous cryogenic engine technology, successfully launching its rocket that put a communication satellite in orbit.

Jan

03

2014

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India’s Fence of Shame

A wall separates much of India and Bangladesh, which share a border that spans more than two thousand five hundred miles.

Jan

03

2014

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India Eyeing Global Satellite Market

A successful GSLV-D5 launch could make India the 6th nation with cutting edge technology

Jan

03

2014

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Devyani Khobragade Scandal: Why India Still Won’t Back Down

Will Washington and New Delhi dig their heels further into the sand, or find, as it were, a diplomatic solution?

Jan

02

2014

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Infosys Ex-board Member Balakrishnan Joins AAP

His move to dabble in politics comes three weeks after his sudden exit from India's second largest software services exporter, Infosys.

Jan

01

2014

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G1 Visa Will Prove US Keenness to End Row

The State Department spokesperson did not give a time-frame on when Devyani’s G-1 visa and identity card documents, which will formally give her full immunity, will be okayed - but said it was “under review”.

Jan

01

2014

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The End of the U.S.-India Honeymoon

With the so-called Khobragade affair stretching into its third week with little sign of resolution, it looks increasingly likely that the damage to U.S.-India ties will be long-term

Dec

31

2013

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Indians in US Missions Grossly Underpaid

Indian employees of the US Embassy and consulates in India are being grossly underpaid in comparison to their American counterparts working in these missions.

Dec

31

2013

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Devyani Khobragade Case: US to Proceed With Her Prosecution

The US is reportedly proceeding with the prosecution of senior Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade and has no intentions of withdrawing the case of visa fraud against her.

Dec

29

2013

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Devyani Khobragade Row: India Targets US Nationals

India is checking the tax status of Americans working at schools in the country, after the arrest this month of an Indian diplomat in New York.

Dec

26

2013

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India's Foreign Minister: Drop Charges Against Diplomat

The United States should drop charges against an Indian diplomat accused of fraud and making false statements on a visa application for her housekeeper.

Dec

24

2013

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Why Gandhi Remains Globally Relevant

"I think it would be a good idea," said Indian independence hero Mohandas Gandhi famously when asked by a British journalist about what he thought about modern civilisation.

Dec

23

2013

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Having a Servant Is Not a Right

One segment of the Indian population routinely exploits another, and the country’s labor laws allow gross mistreatment of domestic workers.

Dec

23

2013

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India's Poorest Regions Looking Up

A survey done earlier this year shows that public facilities in the poorest regions of India have steadily expanded, improving the lives of people there.

Dec

23

2013

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US Hits Back at Indian Anger Over Diplomat’s Arrest

: The US authorities have hit back at the hoopla created by the Indians over the arrest of one of their female diplomats and have released details which may be hard to rebut by the angry Indians.

Dec

23

2013

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New Indian Envoy to US to Take Charge

S. Jaishankar, the new Indian Ambassador to the US, will arrive here tomorrow to take charge amid a raging diplomatic row

Dec

22

2013

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Devyani’s Little Irony: A Wish Come True

Diplomat had focused on victimisation of women in her work at mission in NYC.

Dec

21

2013

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US to Press Ahead With Diplomat Case

The US will not drop charges against Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, the state department has said after her arrest last week led to a huge diplomatic row

Dec

20

2013

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AAP Readies to Form Delhi’s Next Government

After initially refusing to form the government, the Aam Aadmi Party has now reportedly decided to go ahead and form the next state government

Dec

20

2013

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Indian UN Peacekeepers Killed in S Sudan Attack

Three Indian peacekeepers have died in an attack on a United Nations compound in South Sudan's Jonglei state, India's UN envoy Asoke Mukerji has said.

Dec

19

2013

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Kerry Regrets India Diplomat Devyani Khobragade Row

US Secretary of State John Kerry has called a top Indian official to express his regret over the treatment of an Indian diplomat arrested in New York on suspicion of visa fraud.

Dec

19

2013

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India Trims Perks for US Embassy Staff Over Diplomatic Row

India took retaliatory measures against the United States on Wednesday in a row over an Indian diplomat who complained of being stripped and forced to undergo “cavity searches” while in U.S. detention.

Dec

19

2013

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How an Alleged Cavity Search is Threatening India-US Relations

An Indian diplomat said U.S. authorities subjected her to a strip search and cavity search when she was arrested on visa charges in New York City, sparking outrage in India.

Dec

18

2013

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U.S. Seeks to Defuse Spat with India

Seeking to defuse a growing dispute, the State Department on Tuesday promised an internal investigation into the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-india-defuse-spat-diplomat-20131217,0,6800800.story#ixzz2npigULiC

Dec

18

2013

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India Accuses US of Immigration Fraud

India has accused the American government of facilitating immigration fraud by the woman who worked for the diplomat and whose complaint led to the latter's arrest.

Dec

18

2013

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Indian Lower House Passes Anti-corruption Bill

The lower house of India's parliament has approved a new anti-corruption bill under which an independent ombudsman will have powers to prosecute politicians and civil servants.

Dec

18

2013

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Devyani Khobragade Transferred to India's Permanent Mission at UN

Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, who was arrested in the US, has been transferred to the permanent mission at United Nations, which entitles her to full diplomatic immunity.

Dec

17

2013

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Tit for Tat: India Hits Back at US Over Devyani's Mistreatment

The host of strong measures from India came barely hours after Gandhi and Shinde refused to meet the US Congressional delegation, comprising Republican and Democrat members

Dec

17

2013

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Singapore to Deport 52 Indians After Little India Riot

The riots sparked intense discussion over Singapore's policy on foreign labour, which now makes up a fifth of a population of nearly 5.4 million.

Dec

13

2013

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India Government Mulls Legalising Gay Sex

The Indian government is considering decriminalising homosexuality, a day after the country's top court upheld a law which criminalised gay sex.

Dec

13

2013

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India Uses Green Card for Pakistani MFN Status

Disregarding reservations of a majority of Pakistanis, the United States has pressurised Pakistan to accord India the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status.

Dec

13

2013

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Gandhi and Mandela

Gandhi branded with the racist insult of “coolie lawyer” in South Africa; Mandela thrown into the same Johannesburg prison as Gandhi before him.

Dec

13

2013

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Indian Diplomat Arrested in US for Visa Fraud

High-ranking Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade was arrested and handcuffed in public in New York

Dec

12

2013

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The Truth of India’s Position at Bali

The national food security law is in trouble from an unlikely source

Dec

12

2013

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US Voices Concern at India Gay Sex Ban

The United States has voiced concern about a ruling by India's Supreme Court which reinstated a colonial-era ban on gay sex which could see same-sex lovers imprisoned.

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