Politics

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Vivek Murthy has been replaced by his deputy, Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams, one of the first nurses to serve as surgeon general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

Death Penalty For Indian Spy in Pakistan

A military court in Pakistan has sentenced to death a former Indian navy officer detained last year on charges of spying.

AAP's NRI Backers Turn Hostile

Lack of financial transparency in the Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP has prompted a group of NRIs, who once worked to mobilise funds and support for the party, to turn against it.

Mood in Central, Eastern Europe an Advantage For Indian Cos

We have now got about $1 Billion worth of joint investments with Indian companies.

India, UK Agree on Priority Areas For Bilateral Energy Cooperation

India and the UK will focus on innovation in smart technology to reduce power sector losses and clean energy finance for bolstering bilateral energy ties.

Air India Revokes Ban on MP Who Beat Employee

Air India has revoked a flight ban on a lawmaker who beat one of its employees, after government intervention.

Indian Firms in U.K. Employ More Than 110,000 People

The U.K. is the largest G20 investor in India and India is the second biggest foreign investor in the U.K.

UK Offers to Handhold India in Financial Inclusion Drive

The United Kingdom, being one of the world's biggest financial hubs, has the technological prowess to handhold India to achieve its target of 90% financial inclusion.

2,500 NRIs Take TRS Membership in US

As many as 2,500 NRIs took membership in the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the USA so far. The membership drive of the party is currently underway in the country.

India Rejects US Offer to Mediate With Pakistan on Kashmir Issue

India rejected the comments by US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley suggesting a proactive role for America in India-Pakistan ties.

Tougher H-1B Norms Open Dors For India's Real Talent

Programmers certified as eligible for H-1B in 2014 and 2015 were only about 12% of the total number of certified applicants.

Trump's Budget Proposal Dumb, Foreign Aid Cut Inhumane: Ro Khanna

ndian-American Congressman Ro Khanna has termed as "dumb" some of the budget proposals of US President Donald Trump and described the move to cut foreign aid as "inhumane".

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