The biggest stories of December 17, 2013
Dec 17, 2013
Cities | Press Trust of India | Sunday February 9, 2014
Income Tax department has begun a "discreet" probe into alleged tax violations by the American Embassy school in Delhi even as the External Affairs Ministry awaits a response from their officials on the details of the teachers working at the school a...
India | Indo-Asian News Service | Friday January 17, 2014
With the American Embassy School in New Delhi under the scanner for alleged violation of India's tax and visa laws, the US sought to sidetrack the issue by suggesting that it was not run by the embassy.
India | Gardiner Harris and Benjamin Weiser, The New York Times | Thursday January 16, 2014
A handout for new teachers at this city's exclusive American Embassy School, an academic oasis for children of U.S. diplomats and other expatriates, offers some unusual guidance to female teachers whose husbands will also be teaching at the school.
India | Anchal Vohra | Wednesday January 15, 2014
Wayne May, expelled last week in tit-for-tat action, and his wife Alicia Muller made deeply offensive comments about India, its people and culture on Facebook during their stay here.
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday January 4, 2014
Piling further pressure, India has asked the US Embassy not to screen any movies at the American Centre without obtaining a licence and gave it a deadline of January 20.
India | Press Trust of India | Thursday January 2, 2014
India has stepped up security at the US Embassy and other American institutions in New Delhi, deploying as many as 150 police personnel during a 24-hour period.
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday January 1, 2014
The US has said that the salary of its embassy staff in countries around the world is based on prevailing wages in conjunction with the local law.
India | Reuters | Saturday December 28, 2013
India has sought details about staff in American schools in the country for possible tax violations and revoked ID cards of US consular officials and their families, retaliatory steps for the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York.
World | Associated Press | Sunday December 22, 2013
Gunfire hit three U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country's military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were...
World | Carol Giacomo, The New York Times | Sunday December 22, 2013
The old US Embassy building in the heart of this capital city was recently opened to tours for Westerners. It is now a museum run by the Revolutionary Guard and its Basiji paramilitary allies, where they keep alive a paranoid narrative of American ma...
India | Reported by Nidhi Razdan; Edited by Mala Das | Thursday December 19, 2013
India has accused US authorities of conspiracy and immigration fraud by allowing the family of the domestic help of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade to move to America.
India | Reported by Nidhi Razdan; Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday December 18, 2013
Delhi Police removed security barricades from outside the sprawling US embassy in the capital today, as a furious India retaliated with a slew of measures to pare down the privileges of American diplomats after details of the arrest of its diplomat D...
India | Reported by Nidh Razdan, Edited by Deepshikha Ghosh | Tuesday December 17, 2013
Furious with the US for the arrest and alleged strip search of its high-ranking diplomat Devyani Khobragade, India today retaliated with a slew of measures to pare down the privileges of American diplomats.
India | Press Trust of India | Wednesday December 4, 2013
India has raised the issue of US spying with Deputy Chief of Mission of the American embassy in New Delhi, saying it was unacceptable.
World | Reuters | Thursday November 21, 2013
North Korea has detained an 85-year-old Korean War veteran from California visiting the country as a tourist, pulling him off a plane as he was about to leave the reclusive nation last month, his son said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday July 7, 2013
In the good old days of the Cold War, when spies wanted to defect, they sneaked into a secret door of an enemy embassy with a briefcase stuffed full of state secrets.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday July 5, 2013
Bolivia's president threatened on Thursday to close the US embassy as leftist Latin American leaders joined him in blasting Europe and the United States after his plane was rerouted amid suspicions US fugitive Edward Snowden was aboard.
India | Edited by Mala Das (with inputs from Agencies) | Tuesday July 2, 2013
A day after Europe's furious reaction to reports that the US spied on more than 30 embassies and diplomatic missions of its allies including India, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that America's surveillance programme of phone logs and...
India | Press Trust of India | Monday July 1, 2013
The Indian Embassy in the US is among the list of 38 diplomatic missions which were being spied upon by American intelligence agencies, as per the latest top secret US National Security Agency documents leaked by Edward Snowden.
World | Reuters | Sunday June 30, 2013
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said on Sunday the fate of former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is in the hands of the authorities in Russia, where he is holed up in hope of obtaining asylum in the South American nation.