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Indian IT Firms Were Reeling Even Before Trump’s H1B Visa Jolt

US President DonaldTrump hasn’t brought India’s outsourcing industry to the brink; but his anti-immigration stance may push it over.

Feb

03

2017

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Brexit Won’t Impact Indian Students in UK

ith over five lakh international students currently pursuing higher education in the United Kingdom, Britain's exit from the European Union will have no implication on students aspiring to pursue higher education there, said British Council South India.

Feb

03

2017

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Anxious Indians Turn To Astrologers H-1B Visa

Astrologer Vinod Shastri practices next to the ancient observatory in Jaipur, where the astronomers of the maharaja once monitored the heavens.

Feb

03

2017

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Indian IT Firms Should Stop Using H-1B Visas: Narayana Murthy

Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy has said the Indian companies need to become more multi-cultural and should stop using H-1B visas.

Feb

03

2017

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India And Singapore Amend Tax Treaty

the governments of India and Singapore signed the Third Protocol to amend the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (“DTAA”) between the two countries.

Feb

03

2017

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Indian IT Firms to Meet Trump Officials on Visa Reform Concerns

India's software services industry is concerned about a bill introduced in the U.S. Congress seeking to double the salary paid to H-1B visa holders.

Feb

03

2017

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NRI Businessmen Welcome Abolition of FIPB in Budget 2017

The high investment in physical and social infrastructure and digital connectivity will lead to more jobs and income to households.

Feb

02

2017

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Indian IT Firms to Plead Case Before Trump Administration Officials

CEOs of India’s top IT firms will meet with US officials, lawmakers from 20 Feb to try, dissuade Trump’s team from raising requirements under H1B visa programme.

Feb

02

2017

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Indian-origin Man Charged For Impersonating US Tax Official

A 29-year-old Indian-origin man and another person have been charged for allegedly impersonating US tax officials and falsely representing victims from the department to send payments to their bank accounts and debit cards.

Feb

02

2017

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Cosmic Head Rub

A barber in the Indian town of Pushkar has been dubbed the cosmic barber for his unique approach to grooming.

Feb

02

2017

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New US Visa Bill is Causing Panic in India

A new bill introduced in the US House of Representatives proposes to limit the entry of highly-skilled workers into the country to stop companies "replacing" American workers.

Feb

02

2017

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Pakistan Ends Ban on Screening Indian Movies

The four-month ban was imposed after Indian soldiers were killed in September and Pakistani militants were blamed.

Feb

02

2017

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US Embassy Denies Visa to Indian Athlete, Manager

An athlete and the team manager of Snowshoe Federation of India scheduled to participate in World Snowshoe Championship in New York have been denied visa by US embassy.

Feb

02

2017

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UK Food And Drink Trade Mission Looking For Indian Partners

The UK's Department for International Trade, is bringing in a strong delegation of UK food and drink companies to participate in the 10th India Food Forum.

Feb

02

2017

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Indian Students Rethinking The American Dream

Indian students constitute nearly 16 per cent of the total international students in US and contribute nearly $5 billion to their economy.

Feb

01

2017

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IT Stocks Plunge on H1B Visa Reform Bill Worries

If the H1B visa reform bill is implemented, Indian IT firms such as TCS, Infosys and Wipro may need to make fundamental changes in their business strategies.

Feb

01

2017

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GOPIO Asks PM to Allow Diaspora to Deposit, Exchange Currency

Leading NRI forum Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin has launched an online petition, asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow Indian diaspora to deposit or exchange their demonetised Indian currencies at the Reserve Bank of India.

Feb

01

2017

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India Mourns One of Its Oldest Elephants

One of the world's oldest elephants, Indira, has died in her eighties in southern India, forest officials say.

Feb

01

2017

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India IT Sector Fears New US H-1B Visa Bill For Skilled Workers

India is concerned that a new US bill designed to limit the entry of highly-skilled workers will have a serious impact on the country's IT industry.

Feb

01

2017

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India’s Medical Tourism Gets Africans’ Attention

India is increasingly becoming popular with Africans seeking medical treatment overseas, because of its more affordable, state-of-the-art equipment and its highly skilled doctors.

Feb

01

2017

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Gandhi’s Tolstoy Farm in S Africa Revived by India

Tolstoy Farm, which became the headquarters of Mahatma Gandhi's Satyagraha campaign in South Africa, is being revived with support from the Indian government to help visitor.

Feb

01

2017

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Benefits of The Third Protocol to The Singapore-India Tax Treaty

The purpose of the update was to bring parity between Singapore and Mauritius investors with respect to the alienation of shares of Indian companies.

Feb

01

2017

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Indian IT Sector Warns Against U.S. Visa Bill

India's IT lobby warned that a bill before the U.S. Congress aimed at imposing tougher visa rules unfairly targets some of its members and will not solve a U.S. labor shortage in technology and engineering.

Feb

01

2017

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Trump Government Tables New H-1B Bill

A legislation has been introduced which calls for more than doubling the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders to USD 130,000, making it difficult for firms to use the programme to replace American employees with foreign workers, including from India.

Jan

31

2017

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Why is Bollywood Constantly Rehashing Music

There is more to the viability of old hits as a marketing option than just instant recall value.

Jan

31

2017

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Donald Trump Administration Drafts Executive Order on H1B Visas

Donald Trump’s administration has drafted an executive order aimed at overhauling the work-visa programmes tech companies depend on to hire employees.

Jan

31

2017

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Start-ups Banned From India Recruitment

In India start-up companies had become the biggest recruiters of new graduates.

Jan

31

2017

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The Chinese Man Trapped in India For Half a Century

In 1963 a Chinese army surveyor crossed into India and was captured, weeks after a war between the countries.

Jan

31

2017

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NRIs Add to Poll Pitch in Punjab

Punjab's strong non-resident community has arrived in hordes from Canada, Britain, the US and other countries for the February 4 assembly elections in the state.

Jan

31

2017

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Reviving Gandhi's Legacy in Malaysia

Though Indian migrants' strong emotional linkages with the cause of India's Independence is recorded history, a mention of the memorial by the Indian PM surprised many in the audience.

Jan

31

2017

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South Africa Sees Growth in Wedding Tourism Thanks to Big Fat Indian Weddings

South Africa is witnessing a rise in wedding tourism involving overseas Indian families. It recorded a 27% increase in the number of Indian tourists last year thanks to weddings.

Jan

30

2017

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Indian Techies, Students in US Could Face Tough Times

If implemented, the executive order could seriously hit the movement of students and skilled employees from India to the US.

Jan

30

2017

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Why India's Hindu Hardliners Want to Sideline Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated on this day 69 years ago but his ideas of Hindu-Muslim unity still haunt India's Hindu hardliners

Jan

30

2017

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Trump's Hindu, Sikh And Muslim Power Brokers

When Indian-American industrialist Shalabh "Shalli" Kumar donated close to a million dollars to the Trump campaign, many in the community dismissed it as a poor investment.

Jan

30

2017

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Google's Sundar Pichai Criticises Donald Trump's Immigration Order

Google's India-born CEO Sundar Pichai today criticised US President Donald Trump's controversial immigration order against people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Jan

30

2017

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The Olive Green Blood Group

From serving in the British Indian Army, fighting in world wars, the India-Pakistan wars, and many others, families who have sent generations to the Armed Forces, and whose history is the history of the Indian Army.

Jan

30

2017

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ISB Tops The List From India

While the ISB has jumped two places to the 27th rank, IIM-A has slipped five places to 29th position this year as against the year before.

Jan

30

2017

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U.S. Health Care Needs a Wakeup Call From India

The high quality and low cost represent the type of disruptive innovation that has impacted nearly all industries in the United States, and should serve as a wake-up call for American doctors and hospitals.

Jan

30

2017

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British Indians Fall in Love With Kho Kho

Team of 15-odd British Indians played their first Kho international — dubbed India vs England — in Navi Mumbai.

Jan

30

2017

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India’s Demonetization Shock Pushes Nepal Closer to China

Frustrated by India’s failure to help address the fallout of New Delhi’s rupee demonetization, Nepal is turning to China for economic and security matters.

Jan

29

2017

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India's IT Industry Fears a Hit From Trump's Ban

One major target is expected to be the H-1B and L-1visa programmes that Indian IT companies use to move employees to the US for long periods to work on customer projects.

Jan

29

2017

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UK Loses Its Sheen as Most Popular Study Destination For Indians

Once the most popular overseas campus destination for Indian students, the UK continues to lose its sheen, especially after Brexit.

Jan

29

2017

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NRIs Hit The Road For AAP in Jalandhar

As soon as the convoy reached Nakodar, all NRIs alighted from their vehicles and started dancing on the tunes of lyrics of the songs sung for AAP.

Jan

28

2017

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NRI Body Seeks Rehab Package For Returnees

Indo-Arab Confederation Council, a forum for welfare of NRIs, has urged the states and the Centre to implement rehabilitation projects for Indians returning home after working long years in various foreign countries.

Jan

28

2017

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Queen to Host Reception For UK-India Year of Culture

Queen Elizabeth II will host a special reception at Buckingham Palace to kick start the UK-India Year of Culture celebrations in Britain, the Indian high commissioner here has said, noting that the bilateral ties have merged "truly exciting".

Jan

28

2017

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Indian-American Lawmakers Slam Trump's Immigration Policy

Indian-American lawmakers today slammed US President Donald Trump for signing executive orders to reshape the country's immigration policies, describing the move as "anti-immigrant" that will "tear apart" families.

Jan

28

2017

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Trump Tells Modi India a True Friend And Partner

The two leaders also discussed opportunities to “strengthen the partnership between the United States and India in broad areas such as the economy and defense”.

Jan

28

2017

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Apple Proposes to Set up Assembly in India

Apple is keen on assembling its iPhones in India, considering that India is the one of the world's fastest growing smartphone markets.

Jan

28

2017

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For South African Indians, Love Still Isn't Colour Blind

Durban has the largest concentration of Indian people outside of India so the pervasiveness of colourism in the community isn't surprising.

Jan

28

2017

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Indian Food Bears a Middle Eastern Stamp

the food platters from the UAE resemble those from India, and the treats from India bear a Middle Eastern stamp.

Jan

26

2017

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Apple Seeks Government Help to Make in India

Apple, the maker of iPhones, has sought assurance and policy support from the government for its manufacturing plans in India.

Jan

26

2017

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Indian-American Lawmakers Slam Trump's Immigration Policy

Indian-American lawmakers on Thursday slammed US President Donald Trump for signing executive orders to reshape the country's immigration policies, describing the move as "anti-immigrant" that will "tear apart" families.

Jan

26

2017

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Indian-origin CEOs Ruling The Technology Industry

From Google to Microsoft, Cognizant to NetApp -- Indians run some of the world’s biggest technology companies.

Jan

26

2017

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Bollywood Memoir Kicked up a Storm on Gay India

Bollywood director and talk show host Karan Johar's autobiography has kicked off a loud debate on being gay in India

Jan

26

2017

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Trump's Hindu, Sikh And Muslim Power Brokers

"Shalli" Kumar donated close to a million dollars to the Trump campaign, many in the community dismissed it as a poor investment.

Jan

26

2017

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Vancouver NRI on Mission Report Card For India's Assembly Polls

With elections in five Indian states days away, a large number of NRIs from Canada have landed in India to garner votes for their favourite political parties.

Jan

26

2017

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Indian IT Industry Could Suffer if Trump Gets Tough on Visas

There is growing concern that India’s $150 billion information technology industry, which relies heavily on exports to the United States, could slow and become less competitive if the Trump administration tightens rules on hiring skilled foreign workers.

Jan

26

2017

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India Reaps What Iron Lady Sowed in The Gulf

Little did Margaret Thatcher realise when she urged British expatriate executives in the Gulf in the 1980s to buy British cars that one day it would turn out to be a good thing for India.

Jan

26

2017

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Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Visit Should Boost India’s Middle East Outreach

There’s no understating the significance of the visit of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to New Delhi as the chief guest of the Republic Day celebrations.

Jan

25

2017

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US President Donald Trump Invites Narendra Modi

US President Donald Trump has invited India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the United States after a phone call between the two leaders.

Jan

25

2017

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Protest Marches By Women In India And USA

In the despair created by the current political climate in both India and United States, it is heartening to have these conversations, mobilizations and protests giving women back their voices to say out loud what we want.

Jan

25

2017

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US Border Tax: Indian Pharma Companies May be Hit

Domestic pharmaceutical companies may be impacted and could see a rough road ahead in the US.

Jan

25

2017

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India Writes To UK On Return Of Udham Singh’s Belongings

The Indian High Commissioner in London has written to the UK government to facilitate return of martyr Udham Singh’s belongings by reviewing its policy if necessary.

Jan

25

2017

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Expelled in 1972, Uganda Indians Lead UK’s Brexit Trade

When Idi Amin expelled Indians from Uganda in 1972, most of them moved to Britain, settled there and prospered in various fields.

Jan

25

2017

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US Websites Selling Dangerous Prescription Drugs to Indian Consumers

More than 4,000 illegal websites established in the US are reportedly found to be involved in selling of potentially dangerous, unapproved prescription drugs to its consumers.

Jan

25

2017

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How India And The U.S. Are Similar

Events in India could show what's to come for the U.S. and the U.K. following Donald Trump's election and Brexit.

Jan

25

2017

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NRIs Can Exchange Old Notes Till June 30

The demonetization announcement on November 8 banning high denomination currency notes brought with it shock and surprise.

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