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H-1B fee hike by US to hit Indian IT firms

“The IT companies will have to rethink hiring skilled foreign workers (on location) in the US and perhaps there might be a drive towards shifting more work to India from the US,” a CEO said.

published on : 8th May 2019

US consul general visits EFLU

Hadda specially mentioned the ‘Partnership 2020’ programme launched a week ago to increase the opportunities for students studying in 4,600 universities across US.

published on : 17th April 2019

Taiwan president says US trade deal would boost security 

With Taiwan enjoying wide support in the US Congress, several lawmakers have called for a free trade agreement with the island.

published on : 10th April 2019

US to declare Iran's Revolutionary Guards as terrorist group: WSJ

The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp was formed after the 1979 Islamic revolution with a mission to defend the clerical regime, in contrast to more traditional military units that protect borders.

published on : 6th April 2019

3 Indian-origin consultants charged in US with H-1B visa fraud, face 10 years in jail

The H-1B visa programme, popular among Indian technology professionals, allows foreign workers to obtain temporary authorisation to live and work for employers in the US.

published on : 2nd April 2019

All American diplomats have left Venezuela: Mike Pompeo

Venezuela is gripped by an acute economic crisis that has fueled the rise of opposition leader Juan Guaido, the national assembly speaker who in late January declared himself to be the interim leader.

published on : 14th March 2019

Philippines worried it may get involved in war at sea for US

Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the treaty needed to be re-examined to clear ambiguities that could cause chaos and confusion during a crisis.

published on : 5th March 2019

US and Venezuela opposition to discuss ways to oust Nicolas Maduro

Vice President Mike Pence travels Monday to the Colombian capital to meet with members of a regional coalition and Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido to discuss the next steps aimed at ousting M

published on : 25th February 2019

How students fake their bank balances to get to America

A typical student wanting to the study in the USA or Canada is required to show a bank balance between Rs 25 lakh and Rs 50 lakh.

published on : 7th February 2019

Kenya eyes 15% growth in tourist arrivals from India in 2019

In 2018, 1.25 lakh Indian tourists travelled to Kenya making the country the 5th largest source market, Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) director of market development Jacinta Nzioka told PTI here.

published on : 6th February 2019

US, regional powers recognise opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuelan president

Apart from the United States, Canada, Brazil and Argentina also recognized Guaido who announced himself Venezuela's new president on a mass rally in Caracas on Wednesday.

published on : 24th January 2019

H1-B visa rule favouring advanced degree holders to impact IT companies

According to ICRA, the rule will work against the IT sector as their share of a masters degree or equivalent for H-1B visas approved was less compared to non-H-1B dependent employers.

published on : 15th January 2019

US says time for new government in Venezuela

The statement was the latest in a barrage of Trump administration attacks on Maduro, whose inauguration to a new term as president on Thursday has been widely denounced as illegitimate.

published on : 12th January 2019

Trade negotiations with China going well: Donald Trump

In November, Trump and Xi met in Buenos Aires on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Argentina.

published on : 5th January 2019

US warns travellers over security lapses at Manila airport 

The advisory was based on an assessment by security experts from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the US homeland security department said without specifying the findings.

published on : 27th December 2018
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