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Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade indicted by US grand jury, on way back home

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New Delhi/Washington, Jan 10 -- Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade who was formally indicted by a US grand jury and asked to leave the US is on her way back home, nearly a month after her arrest and strip-search for alleged visa fraud.

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01/10/14
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Bihar-born British educator Asha Khemka named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire

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London -- Asha Khemka, an India-born educationist in Britain, has been named for the highest British civilian award for women for her services to education.

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01/07/14
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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2014: Reviving the French Connection

Paris -- As the Indian diaspora from around the world are gathered in New Delhi this week for the 12th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, as usual the limelight is on the diaspora members from the US, Canada, Britain and Southeast Asia. But few people realise that 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.

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01/07/14
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Indians abroad seek more facilities and say

Indians abroad will make news in India with the 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD-India Diaspora Day) in New Delhi Jan 7-9. The 25 million non-resident Indians (NRIs) sent $70 billion to India in 2012, with the figure expected to rise to more than $80 billion for 2013. This far exceeds India's foreign direct investment (FDI) at $47 billion in 2011.

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01/06/14
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India, Saudi Arabia ink landmark accord on domestic workers

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New Delhi, Jan 2 -- India and Saudi Arabia Thursday inked a "landmark" agreement on protection of the rights of domestic Indian workers in the kingdom and agreed to work out another accord to streamline ties between employers and the 2.8 million Indian workers in that country.

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01/02/14
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US welcomes India’s move to bring temperatures down

Washington -- Trying to bring the temperatures down in their diplomatic spat, the US Friday welcomed India's reconciliatory stress on the importance of preserving their "valuable" ties as they try to work out a solution.

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12/20/13
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US moves to defuse row with Kerry’s ‘regret’

Washington, Dec 19 -- In a first sign of thaw in the India-US standoff over the arrest of an Indian diplomat, Secretary of State John Kerry called India's National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon Wednesday to express his "regret" over the messy situation.

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12/19/13
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Kerry expresses regret over Indian diplomat’s treatment

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Washington, Dec 19 -- As the US-India standoff over the "barbaric" treatment of an Indian diplomat in New York continued, the US Secretary of State John Kerry called India's National Security Advisor Shiv Shankar Menon to express his "regret".

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12/18/13
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Case of Indian diplomat in New York: Experts decry US action

Washington, Dec 17 -- As the India-US diplomatic row over the arrest and the purported strip search of its ranking diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York worsened, US legal experts are aghast over Washington's "legalistic stand" on the issue.

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12/17/13
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Tough-talking India retaliates diplomatically against envoy’s humiliation

New Delhi, Dec 17 -- A new tough-talking India Tuesday upped the ante against the US, seeking an "unconditional apology" over the arrest and humiliating strip-search of its ranking diplomat Devyani Khobragade in New York and also took a slew of steps to pare down the privileges of American diplomats here in a retaliatory measure.

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12/17/13
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