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  • FILE - In this July 10, 2012 file photograph, U.S. Ambassador to India Nancy Powell speaks at an event,  in New Delhi, India. The U.S. ambassador to India said on Monday, March 31, 2014,  that she has submitted her resignation to President Barack Obama and would retire before the end of May. Ambassador Nancy Powell did not give any reasons for her decision, but said she had planned it for some time. According to the U.S. Embassy web site, Powell announced her resignation in a U.S. Mission Town Hall meeting in New Delhi and said she would retire to her home in Delaware. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)

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  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2013 file photo, diplomat Devyani Khobragade, center, arrives at Chaitya Bhoomi, a memorial to Indian freedom fighter B.R. Ambedkar, with her father Uttam Khobragade in Mumbai, India. On Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Devyani Khobragade, the deputy consul general for India in New York whose arrest and strip search spurred an international flap, had charges against her dismissed by a federal judge. The judge's ruling said she had diplomatic immunity when she was indicted on charges of fraudulently obtaining a work visa for her housekeeper and lying about the maid's pay. But the ruling leaves open the possibility prosecutors could bring a new indictment against her. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

    US to seek new indictment against Indian diplomat

    An Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip-search spurred an international flap had the case against her dismissed by a federal judge on Wednesday, but prosecutors suggested they might refile the charges stemming from claims she exploited her housekeeper.

  • India's Ambassador to the United States, Dr. S. Jaishankar, gestures during an interviewed with The Associated Press in Washington, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    India, US start discussions on diplomatic immunity

    India's new envoy to the United States says he wants to raise the "morale" of the India-U.S. relationship as the two nations look to mending ties damaged by the row over American treatment of an Indian diplomat who was arrested and strip-searched in New York.

  • A detail from a recovered Indian sandstone antiquity is shown during a repatriation ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 in New York.  U.S. authorities returned three stolen antiquities to the Indian government. Homeland Security Investigations agents seized the art, valued at more than $1.5 million.  (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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    NEW DELHI (AP) — The United States said Friday it was withdrawing a diplomat from India in hopes it would end a bitter dispute that started with the arrest and strip search of an Indian diplomat in New York.

  • ** FILE ** In this Dec. 8, 2013, file photo, photo shows Devyani Khobragade, who served as India's  deputy consul general in New York, during the India Studies Stony Brook University fund raiser event at Long Island, New York. In a move that could cool a smoldering diplomatic dispute, the U.S. allowed Khobragade to leave the country Friday after she was indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury, giving both countries a way to claim victory. (AP Photo/Mohammed Jaffer, File)

    Indian diplomat angered by strip search ordered to leave U.S.

    The Indian deputy consul at the heart of an international outrage over her strip search in New York has now been ordered to leave the United States, after a federal grand jury charged her with making false statements and with visa fraud.

  • Indian diplomat strip-searched in NY leaves US

    NEW YORK (AP) — An Indian diplomat accused of lying about how much she paid her housekeeper was ordered out of the United States on Thursday after she was indicted on two criminal charges and Indian authorities refused to waive her immunity, authorities said.

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