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India on Track to Knock Britain Out of World's Top 5 Economies

India will overtake Germany in 2022 as the world's fourth-largest economy and push Britain out of the top five

H-1B Visa Rules to Help Indian IT Professionals

US President Donald Trump's proposed changes to the H-1B visa program may end up benefiting Indian IT professionals in terms of higher wages, a US expert today said.

India Bans Social Media in Kashmir

Authorities in Indian-administered Kashmir have announced a one-month ban on 22 social media services, including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp.

US Commerce Secretary Talks of Possibility of India-US FTA

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who recently met Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, signaled that an India-US Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is not out of the question, even though no such negotiations have commenced.

How the United States Has Become a Problem for Indians

Equality and the American dream seem to be increasingly out of reach for many Indians in the U.S., since President Donald Trump took office.

5 Ways the British Empire Ruthlessly Exploited India

It's a myth that British imperialism benefited one of its richest colony, India, when in reality it drained all its wealth and resources.

Is India Losing Kashmir

As India's most restive region stares down the abyss of hot summer of violence, the doom-laden headline has returned with a vengeance: Is India losing Kashmir?

Value Investments by Indian Companies: US on H-1B Visa Issue

The US has said that it greatly values investments by Indian companies and wants to see bilateral business ties remain strong

India to Play Crucial Role' in WhatsApp's Business Solutions

Messaging app WhatsApp is working on solutions to enable businesses to use its platform to connect with consumers and India will play a "crucial role" for the product.

Trump Sends Indian-American's Name to Senate For IP Czar

Indian-American Vishal J Amin's name has been sent by President Donald Trump to the Senate for confirmation as America's new 'IP czar' to coordinate the country's law-enforcement strategy around copyright, patents and trademarks.

Britain Refines Aid Fund For India

The UK government has refined the systems behind a new aid fund aimed at reducing poverty and creating overseas business opportunities.

Vijay Mallya's Custody Sought From UK Govt

The government seeks custody of liquor baron Vijay Mallya from the UK, but India’s success rate at extradition has been no more than 36 percent over 15 years.

Illegal Indian Immigrants Choosing to Leave The UK

By at least one estimate, more than 1 million illegal immigrants currently live in the UK.

Indian-American Doctors Body Shocked Over Vivek Murthy's Sacking

A top body of Indian-American doctors has expressed shock and disappointment over the Trump administration's dismissal of physician Vivek Murthy as the US Surgeon General.

India's Shifting Role in Middle East Affairs

Over recent years, however, things have changed. India is beginning to think and act more strategically.

Canadian Minister's India Vist Goes Sour

Canada's Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says his official visit to India has been "very productive" despite political tensions.

Punjabi Politics With a Canadian Tadka

Senior ministers of Punjabi origin from Canada usually hit it off with their counterparts on home turf.

Indian-American Surgeon General Asked to Step Down by Donald Trump Administration

Vivek Murthy has been replaced by his deputy, Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, one of the first nurses to serve as surgeon general

India’s Supreme Court Won’t Force UK to Return Kohinoor Diamond

The 105-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond, which came into British hands in the mid-19th Century, has been on display at the Tower of London for years.

India’s Engagement With Arab World Under Modi

The Gulf is already India’s principal source of energy, meeting most of the country’s oil and gas requirements.

Malcolm Turnbull Makes Immigration Next to Impossible

Applicants will have to wait four years before applying for citizenship instead of one currently.

Arun Jaitley Raises H1-B Visa Issue With US Commerce Secretary

Arun Jaitley “strongly raised” the key H-1B visa issue in his meeting with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in Washington DC.

Everywhere Indian Engineers Are Unwanted

With the rise of nationalist sentiment around the world, countries from the west to the east have been making moves to weed out the foreign worker population for years now.

Internal Process on in The UK in Mallya Case

The extradition process from the UK involves a number of steps including a decision by the judge whether to issue a warrant of arrest.

Visa Policy Changes: India In Touch With US, Australia

The government is in touch with the governments of the United States and Australia on these matters and is also making full assessment of impact of these recent changes.

1948 Gandhi Stamps Sold For Record 5,00,000 Pound

The "unique" strip of four ten-rupee stamps is considered the most important and desirable item of post-Indian independence philately.

China Renames Districts in Disputed India State

China has renamed six districts along a disputed Himalayan border region with India, in a move seen as "retaliation" for a visit by the Dalai Lama.

Trump Signs Order to End H-1B Misuse

US President Donald Trump issued an executive order on Tuesday curtailing the purported misuse of guest workers visa.

Only 1 Indian Extradited From UK Since Treaty Signed in 1992

India has made several extradition requests since a treaty with the United Kingdom was signed in 1992, but only one has succeeded so far though there are indications that pending cases may be expedited.

Donald Trump Seeks Shift in Visa Allotments Crucial to Tech Outsourcing

S President Donald Trump is set to sign an executive order that would tighten the process of issuing the H-1B visas and seek a review of the system for creating an "entirely new structure" for awarding these visas.

Indians Must Get More Organised to Defend Their Interests in America

At the very least, Indian companies in America need to appear on a common platform and set up a flagship institution to showcase their collective contribution.

3 Options For India in Saving Kulbhushan Jadhav

At the debate in parliament, the entire Opposition joined hands with Sushma Swaraj in proclaiming Kulbhushan's innocence.

With Brexit, U.K.-India Pact Could Boost Trade

The potential for the growth in India-U.K. trade following Brexit is an issue that has cropped up frequently in the debate around Britain’s decision to leave the E.U.

Apple’s Make in India Tax Demands Rejected Due to GST

Minister says the issues of tax incentives for Apple will have to be taken up by the GST council.

India Outrage at 1m-rupee Bounty on Demon Mamata Banerjee

There has been outrage in India after a member of the ruling BJP party announced a bounty of $17,018; £13,622 on West Bengal state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's head.

Britain Changes Strategy on Selling Arms to India

Defence minister’s trade mission pushes technology expertise rather than weapons.

When You Gve Your Biometrics to Modi

It is amusing that Aadhaar has remained optional for the poor, and has become mandatory for people whose survival does not depend on the government.

Legacy of British Rule is Still Holding India Back

Maybe it’s time to see British rule in India as the horror it really was.

Donald Trump Puts Indian Workers First With New Millennium Bug

By leveraging Trump's visa crackdown, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi could boost the nation's tech sector and create even more jobs at home.

India Pledges Help For Death Row Spy

India says it will do "whatever it takes" to ensure justice for a former navy officer sentenced to death in Pakistan on charges of spying.

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