Jeemon Ranny2013-12-17 14:38:16 NewsDear Joychayan,
Many Many Happy Returns of the day.May the Lord Almighty bless you in abundance.
Jeemon Ranny from Houston.
P.P.Cherian2013-12-17 14:26:36 NewsHappy Birthday, joychen! Be proud of the wonderful life you've led so far and look forward to all the adventures yet to come your way
Thommi2013-12-17 14:23:33 NewsThe issue here is not tax deduction. The issue here is Devayani did visa fraud. She lied to the US govt. when she submitted her application for the visa. That is why she is arrested for.
As a contract employee, the employee is supposed to pay the tax when they receive 1099 yearend. Did Ms. Richard paid her tax? If the employer did not pay minimum wage, it is a labor dept. issue.
Moideen Puthenchira2013-12-17 13:58:25 NewsMr. Rajan Mathew, Dallas.....you are right. "No Unpermitted dedections allowd." It doesn't mean that the emplyee doesn't have to pay any taxes such as Federal, tax, state tax, social security tax, New York City Tax, Medicare Tax etc.etc., which are "permitted deductions by law." My point was if the contract has stipulated $4500 per month (as gross pay), then the employee is responsible for all these taxes besides her health insurance, dental, vision converage (employee's contribution). If you are an employee, you should have known these facts. If you are an employer, you are responsible to deduct taxes from your emplyees' paychecks and add 'employer's contribution. If you fail to do so, you will be liable for the consequences, NOT your emplee(s). ഒരു ചായ കുടിക്കണമെങ്കില്പോലും ടാക്സ് കൊടുക്കേണ്ടിവരുന്ന ഈ രാജ്യത്ത്, ഒരു ടാക്സും കൊടുക്കാതെ ജീവിക്കാമെന്ന് കരുതുന്നവരെ പറഞ്ഞുമനസ്സിലാക്കാന് ഏറെ ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടാണ്.
jose kadapuram2013-12-17 13:18:37 Newshappy birth day !
Ajith2013-12-17 12:49:56 NewsDo you the Governor of Illionois was arrested for corruption and hand cuffed and he is NOT AN INDIAN. Is it a sin to arrest someone who did visa fraud even though he may be a diplomat ? Aren't the diplomats follow the norm? Lets not use race as an excuse to do fraud.
George2013-12-17 11:50:39 News
Why everyone is rushing to support a CONSULAR OFFICER who is guilty in the first place??.She need to be treated as in a usual arrest, hand cuffed and put behind bars , for violating the US laws and exploiting her maid.There is no diplomatc immunity in personal cases by consular officials.
I am an Indian origin US citizen residing here for the last 15 years and fully support the actions of US Govt in this investigation.
Govt of India's issue of arrest warrant against the complaint & her family is the better example of harrasment by the powerfull IAS lobby in Delhi.Why should the maid's husband and child taken into custody? is this not a violation of human rights? is this action meant to silence the maid on the other side and compel her to withdraw the complaint. This is typical of Indian politicians and govt. servants , police officials to silence the less fortunate.
Tom abraham2013-12-17 11:46:18 NewsGovt of India should not retaliate by not protecting the US embassies. Remember, many of are planning a visit to India.
This should not affect the seasonal traffic, tourism, and all for a dishonest IFS. Shame, shame.
Vinu2013-12-17 11:18:16 News2013-ലെ മികച്ച മാധ്യമ പ്രവർത്തനത്തിനുള്ള അവാർഡ് ലഭിക്കട്ടെ....
Sholy Kumpiluvely2013-12-17 10:47:32 NewsMany Many happy returns of the day Happy Birthday Chetta
Jack Daniel2013-12-17 10:03:40 NewsDevayaani Knew what she was doing and the maid under the advice of her attorney took advantage of it. This is going to be resolved soon and probably we will never come to know about it. Let us all take the back seat and enjoy the drama while some of our Malayaali stupid leaders comment and make effort to save Devayaani. Have a Jack Daniel and relax
Mr. Kerala2013-12-17 08:51:04 NewsWhy Devyani Khobragade did this (false declaration)? If keeping a maid was not within her reach, she should not have done that. This episode proves, maximum Indians are corrupt by birth. Now, she has to face the music as per US laws, as the crime has been done on the soil of USA. There is an adage : When in Rome, do as the Romans do. So, Devyani should have followed the US laws diligently.
False declarations and violating contractual terms goes against VISA norms. So far there has not been a denial of the charges. USA judiciary is independent of Government and may act tough. Same time the law allows there for a lesser punishment if pleading guilty. This case will go on record books on jurisprudence