Saturday, April 19, 2014   

Arrested Indian consul does not have full immunity
(12-18 15:10)

While India clamors to arrange the return of Devyani Khobragade, 39, India's deputy consul general in New York, is facing charges that she submitted false documents to obtain a work visa for her Manhattan housekeeper, also an Indian.
Prosecutors say Khobragade claimed she paid her Indian maid US$4,500 per month but actually paid her less than US$3 per hour.
An Indian official told AP: “India's top demand right now is: Return our diplomat.’’
Khobragade would have to report to the precinct in New York every week to check in with the police.
Marie Harf, US State Department deputy spokeswoman, said Khobragade does not have full diplomatic immunity, but rather consular immunity from the jurisdiction of US courts only with respect to acts performed in the exercise of consular functions.
Other World breaking news:
(Flight MH370) Huge cost expected in search operation (04-17 17:53)
Ferry evacuation sparks fury (04-17 17:39)
Putin urges dialog in Ukraine (04-17 17:25)
NKorea protests to UK over Kim Jong-Un hair poster (04-17 17:21)
Heartbreaking text messages from students on sinking ferry in SKorea (04-17 15:44)
Firetruck crashes in California restaurant (04-17 11:22)
Fears grow for hundreds missing in SKorea ferry capsize (04-17 11:19)
Pope gives a lift to 2 kids in St. Peter's Square (04-16 18:53)
Former Co-op Bank chair charged with drug offenses (04-16 18:52)
UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack (04-16 18:06)

More breaking news >>

© 2014 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.