All stories by Suman Guha Mozumder
News Corp acquires 25% stake in PropTiger.comRediff.com25 Nov 2014
Rupert Murdoch-led News Corp has acquired 25 per cent stake in real estate portal PropTiger.com for $30 million.
Terror in India not homegrown but exported from outside: ModiRediff.com30 Sep 2014
Rejecting any distinction between good and bad terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for a collective fight to effectively tackle the global menace.
Modi meets Netanyahu, discusses cyber security, defenceRediff.com29 Sep 2014
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi met Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in New York, marking the first meeting between an Israeli prime minister and the prime minister of India in more than a decade.
Swaraj joins G4 ministers in appealing for UNSC reformRediff.com26 Sep 2014
India is expected to press for text-based negotiation during the current session of the United Nation General Assembly. Suman Guha Mozumder reports from New York
Sushma meets foreign envoys in New YorkRediff.com25 Sep 2014
Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held bilateral meetings with foreign ministers of seven countries, including the United Kingdom, on the sidelines of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday.
Anil Pahwa chosen as Jefferson Science FellowRediff.com5 Jun 2014
Anil Pahwa, Logan-Fetterhoof chair professor of electrical and computer engineering, Kansas State University, was last month named among the 13 Jefferson Science Fellows. The prestigious program is administered by the National Academies and supported through partnerships with the science, technology and engineering academic community, professional scientific societies, the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development.
Five Indian Americans held in student visa, financial fraudRediff.com30 May 2014
Each of the defendants was associated with the Micropower Career Institute, a for-profit school with five campuses in New York and New Jersey, or the Institute for Health Education, a for-profit school located in New Jersey. Suman Guha Mozumder reports.
Rajya Sabha MP, close to Jagan, indicted in USRediff.com3 Apr 2014
US indicts Rajya Sabha MP K V P Ramachandra Rao, a close associate of Y S Rajasekhara Reddy and his son Jaganmohan Reddy, in bribery and corruption case.
New York City Hall welcomes Nisha and UdaiRediff.com20 Mar 2014
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced the appointment of Nisha Agarwal, one of the leading advocates in the city for the immigrant communities, as commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs.
Judge dismisses indictment against Devyani KhobragadeRediff.com13 Mar 2014
Three months after she was arrested and charged with visa fraud before being freed on a bail bond, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade's motion to dismiss the government's indictment on the ground of her diplomatic immunity was granted Wednesday by a Federal Judge in Manhattan.
'A baby step forward for the Sikh community in US army'Rediff.com12 Feb 2014
But it will be a giant leap for America when all can serve freely in the US Armed Forces, Major Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi tells Suman Guha Mozumder about the Pentagon's relaxing of rules on religious wear
Rakesh Khurana appointed Harvard College deanRediff.com23 Jan 2014
Rakesh Khurana, the Marvin Bower professor of Leadership Development at Harvard Business School, professor of sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and co-master of Cabot House, was named dean of Harvard College Wednesday.
Ramanathan Raju named NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation commissionerRediff.com22 Jan 2014
Ramanathan Raju, a medical doctor who brings more than 30 years of experience in public and not-for-profit hospital systems, was on Tuesday appointed the commissioner of Health and Hospitals Corporation by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Devyani indicted for visa fraud, leaves US with diplomatic immunityRediff.com10 Jan 2014
In a day of dramatic developments, the Indian diplomat is indicted on two charges, but she will leave the US. 'I will come out of this vindicated,' Dr Khobragade tells Rediff.com.
Devyani Khobragade to appear in US court on January 13Rediff.com23 Dec 2013
Devyani Khobragade, deputy consul general at the Indian Consulate in New York, who was arrested two weeks ago on changes of allegedly submitting fraudulent documents in support of her maid and babysitter to the US State Department, will have to appear in court on January 13.
'Sangeeta Richard resolute in her commitment to be a cooperating witness'Rediff.com21 Dec 2013
'The outcome of this trial will not directly impact Ms Richard, but we are hopeful that justice will be served,' says a spokesperson for Safe Horizon, the organisation taking care of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade's former domestic help.
Khobragade reassigned to UN mission, but will US approve her new visa?Rediff.com19 Dec 2013
'Dr Khobragade is now a Counsellor without any specific work responsibility at the PMI. There is not going to be any work for her at the mission at least for now. This is an interim measure to help her so she can get diplomatic immunity and get over this situation.'
Khobragade's arrest should not affect ties: USRediff.com18 Dec 2013
India should fulfill its obligations under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, the State Department insists.
Devyani Khobragade back at work, but badly shakenRediff.com18 Dec 2013
Whatever action is required as a result of the arrest is being taken at the level of the Indian government, diplomatic sources at the Indian consulate in New York tell Rediff.com's Suman Guha Mozumder.
'Why was she arrested when she was taking her child to school?'Rediff.com17 Dec 2013
'This arrest was totally unnecessary and disproportionate to the gravity of charges. What was truly required was a more measured and calculated approach, keeping in mind the strain such an action could cause to the growing bilateral relationship between these two great nations.' Indian-American organisations condemn Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade's arrest.