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Jan 21, 2014

Protest against police inaction indefinite: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Sleeping on the pavement, conducting official duties from a parked car and calling himself an anarchist in a sit-in protest against the police, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has taken an unconventional approach to governing the capital.

On Tuesday, a shivering Kejriwal emerged from under a blanket after sleeping outside in the cold January weather.

Jan 21, 2014

Chief minister of India’s capital spends cold night on streets in police protest

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Sleeping on the pavement, conducting official duties from a parked car and calling himself an anarchist in a sit-in protest against the police, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has taken an unconventional approach to governing India’s capital.

On Tuesday, a shivering Kejriwal emerged from under a blanket after sleeping outside in the cold January weather.

Jan 11, 2014

India says U.S. could have avoided “mini-crisis”

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India on Saturday blamed the United States for a “mini crisis” over the arrest and strip search of an Indian envoy, and said more work was needed to repair ties a day after the withdrawal of diplomats seemed to draw a line under the row.

Devyani Khobragade, 39, who was India’s deputy consul-general in New York, was arrested in December on charges of visa fraud and lying to U.S. authorities about what she paid her housekeeper. Khobragade’s arrest and strip-search provoked protests in India and dealt a serious blow to U.S. efforts to strengthen ties.

Jan 11, 2014

India says US could have avoided ‘mini-crisis,’ more to be done

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India on Saturday blamed the United States for a “mini crisis” over the arrest and strip search of an Indian envoy, and said more work was needed to repair ties a day after the withdrawal of diplomats seemed to draw a line under the row.

Devyani Khobragade, 39, who was India’s deputy consul-general in New York, was arrested in December on charges of visa fraud and lying to U.S. authorities about what she paid her housekeeper. Khobragade’s arrest and strip-search provoked protests in India and dealt a serious blow to U.S. efforts to strengthen ties.

Jan 11, 2014

U.S. to withdraw diplomat at India’s request as dispute festers

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – The United States said on Friday it would withdraw one of its diplomats from New Delhi at India’s request after Washington effectively expelled an Indian envoy at the center of a dispute between the allies.

Devyani Khobragade, 39, who was India’s deputy consul-general in New York, was arrested in December on charges of visa fraud and lying to U.S. authorities about what she paid her housekeeper. Khobragade’s arrest and strip-search provoked protests in India and dealt a serious blow to U.S. efforts to strengthen ties.

Jan 10, 2014

India orders U.S. to withdraw diplomat as row festers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India ordered the United States on Friday to withdraw one of its diplomats from New Delhi, as the Indian consul at the centre of the row between the two countries flew home after being indicted in New York for visa fraud.

Devyani Khobragade, 39, who was India’s deputy consul-general in New York, was arrested on December 12 and indicted on Thursday before being effectively expelled from the country. Her arrest set off a furore in India amid disclosures that she was handcuffed and strip-searched.

Jan 10, 2014

India orders U.S. to withdraw diplomat as dispute festers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India ordered the United States on Friday to withdraw one of its diplomats from New Delhi, as the Indian consul at the center of the dispute between the two countries flew home after being indicted in New York for visa fraud.

Devyani Khobragade, 39, who was India’s deputy consul-general in New York, was arrested on December 12 and indicted on Thursday before being effectively expelled from the country. Her arrest set off a furor in India amid disclosures that she was handcuffed and strip-searched.

Jan 9, 2014

In worsening row, India orders club closure, U.S. delays trip

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – The U.S. energy
secretary on Wednesday postponed a visit to India, while New
Delhi ordered the U.S. Embassy to close a club for expatriate
Americans, as a worsening diplomatic row exposed fault lines
between the world’s two most populous democracies.

Furious at the arrest, handcuffing and strip search of its
deputy consul in New York last month, India has reacted by
curtailing privileges offered to U.S. diplomats. The officer,
Devyani Khobragade, was accused by prosecutors of underpaying
her nanny and lying on a visa application,

Jan 8, 2014

India tells U.S. to close embassy club; dispute exposes flaws in ties

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – India ordered the United States on Wednesday to close down an embassy club for expatriate Americans in New Delhi, escalating a diplomatic row that has brought faultlines in ties between the nations out in the open.

Furious at the arrest, handcuffing and strip search of its deputy consul in New York last month, India initially reacted by curtailing privileges offered to U.S. diplomats. The officer, Devyani Khobragade, was accused by prosecutors of underpaying her nanny and lying on a visa application,

Jan 8, 2014

India tells US to close embassy club; anger exposes flaws in ties

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) – India ordered the
United States on Wednesday to close down an embassy club for
expatriate Americans in New Delhi, escalating a diplomatic row
between the two nations that has brought faultlines in their
ties out in the open.

Furious at the arrest, handcuffing and strip search of its
deputy consul in New York last month, India initially reacted by
curtailing privileges offered to U.S. diplomats. The officer,
Devyani Khobragade, was accused by prosecutors of underpaying
her nanny and lying on a visa application,