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Indian-origin Anti-apartheid Icon Dies

South Africa's revered Indian-origin anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Kathrada, who was one of Nelson Mandela's closest aides in his struggle to end the white minority rule, died in Johanesburg on Tuesday.

Who's The Hindu Hardliner Running Uttar Pradesh

A saffron-robed Hindu priest, he is a highly controversial figure who is loved and hated in equal measure.

Trump Looks Forward to Hosting PM Modi in Washington

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Donald Trump when he travels to Washington later this year.

UK Minister Priti Patel Receives Pravasi Bharatiya Samman

Priti Patel, Britains senior-most Indian-origin minister, has vowed to cham.pion the interests of the Indian Diaspora

New Rule Will Stop Indian Cos From Gaming H-1B

Indian firms, which account for the bulk of H1B visas, have "gamed" the system, an influential American lawmaker today alleged and insisted his legislation introduced in the Congress will help fix the existing flaws.

Trust, Trump And Grumpy Indians

Could low levels of trust in governments be a reason for the rise of anti-establishment parties in the developed nations? Where does India stand in all this.

Trump US Visa Plans to Scrutinise L1 Visa Holders at Indian IT Firms

USCIS have confirmed plans for more scrutiny of foreign workers in the US on L1 visas in 2017. The plans mean that Indian IT companies, with a base in the US, will face more frequent visits from USCIS officials.

U.S. Lawmakers Urge India to Lift Curbs on NGO

The U.S lawmakers said they were “long time supporters of U.S. –India partnership” but the Indian government’s treatment of CI has “caused serious concern within the U.S. Congress.”

G20 Leaders to Discuss Finance And Economic Policy on The Ghats of Varanasi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi, considered the spiritual capital of India, will soon be getting on the international diplomacy map.

Trump Targeting Over 200 Indian Immigrants

The Donald Trump administration has given a list of 271 people, claiming they were illegal migrants from India.

Challenges Mount For Rahul Gandhi, Congress After Verdict

The results of the assembly polls to five states, especially Uttar Pradesh, appear to mostly have accentuated difficulties for the Congress and raised questions about party Vice President Rahul Gandhi's electoral appeal.

Great Country Allows You to be Here: Trump Aide's Argument With Indian-American

In her Medium post, Chauhan, who is of Indian heritage, characterized that response as threatening and racist.

US Must Not Adopt Transactional Approach in Ties With India

Former Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Nisha Desai Biswal said the support for having that kind of an institutional relationship is strong within all branches of the US government.

What BJP’s Surge Means For Indian Politics And Economy

A third/federal front with or without the backing of the Congress cannot be ruled out as Narendra Modi’s main challenger in 2019

Now-fired Preet Bharara Proud of Absolute Independence

A defiant Manhattan federal prosecutor, in announcing his firing after he refused to resign, says "absolute independence" was his touchstone for over seven years as he battled public corruption.

H-1B Visas Could be a Source of Tension in Indo-US Ties

"Demonising" the H-1B work visa issue could be a "source of tension" in Indo-US ties.

AAP’s NRI Supporters in Shock

A number of AAP supporters who were making arrangements for the past one week to make unfolding of their party’s likely victory into a public event in Canadian cities of Vancouver and Toronto went back heartbroken.

Indian PM Modi Wins Sweeping Victory in Crucial State

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party won a landslide victory in the politically crucial northern state of Uttar Pradesh, giving the Indian leader a huge boost half way through his term.

Foreign Media Reaction to Modi’s Win

Foreign publications took note of the assembly election results, interpreting the BJP’s landslide win as a testament to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity and as a referendum for demonetisation.

Indian-American Lawyer Preet Bharara Fired After Refusing To Quit

Preet Bharara said he was fired after refusing to submit a letter of resignation as part of an ouster of the remaining U.S. attorneys who were holdovers from the Obama administration.

Indian-American Running For Key Civil Rights Post in US

A prominent Sikh-American woman lawyer is in the running for leading the civil rights division of the US Department of Justice, a media report has said, amid a recent spurt in hate crimes against Indians+ in the country.

How PM Modi Destroyed Rivals in India's Uttar Pradesh

The balance of power in India has now decisively swung in favour of the BJP, and reinforces the party's position as the central pole in India's politics.

Decisive Victory For Modi's BJP in Uttar Pradesh

Narendra Modi's party has won a landslide victory in one of India's key states, a boost for the prime minister halfway through his first term.

Illegal Immigration, Not H1B Visa an Issue For US: India

India said the contribution of the Indian technical professionals helps the US economy become competitive, and added that currently, illegal immigration is the priority of the US administration and not the H1B visa.

UK Trade Minister Flags India to Woo Commonwealth

A group of Conservative MPs have demanded that Britain signal a more relaxed approach to visitors and migrants from India and the Commonwealth.

Indian Immigration In The Time Of Donald Trump

What brought Indians to the United States, and what made Indian immigrants, as a whole, so successful once here?

H1B Visa Programme Faces Onslaught of Congressional Bills Seeking Reforms

With Trump administration seriously mulling H1B visa reforms , at least half a dozen bills have been tabled in US Congress contending that the programme eats into American jobs

India Businesswoman Happy About Trump's Visa Curb

President Donald Trump has suggested he wants to reduce the number of short-term US visas for professional workers.

​​The Myth of Britain's Gifts to India

Apologists for empire like to claim that the British brought democracy, the rule of law and trains to India. Isn’t it a bit rich to oppress, torture and imprison a people for 200 years, then take credit for benefits that were entirely accidental?

New Travel Ban Doesn't Keep US Safe

The revised executive order, temporarily halting entry to the United States for people from six Muslim-majority nations while dropping Iraq from the list, "does not make US safe", top Indian-American lawmakers.

India-U.S.-Japan Cooperation Necessary to Face China

Cooperation among India, the United States and Japan is necessary to face the Chinese assertiveness in the strategic Indian Ocean and Pacific regions.

US Assures India of Speedy Justice to Indian-American Victims

The US on Sunday night assured India of working with all agencies to ensure "speedy justice" to the Indian-American victims of bias-related incidents.

US Ignores India, Puts Priority H-1B Visas on Hold

The Trump administration on Friday temporarily suspended the expedited premium processing of H1B visas as part of its squeeze on what it said is an overloaded guest worker program.

Aurangzeb And Battles of The Present

Aurangzeb is dragged into the battles of the present, waged in school textbooks, and in the naming of roads.

U.S. Lawmaker Calls For Bilateral Trade Treaty With India

For increasing bilateral trade to $500 billion, Ed Royce says, “We are trying to push the policies to liberalise trade.”

India Raises Concerns With Canada on Visas For Company Transfers

India has raised concerns over the changes made by Canada in its Temporary Foreign Workers Programme, making it difficult for domestic companies to send employees to their Canadian units on short-term visas, impacting services trade.

H-1B Visa Reform to be Part of Immigration Package

The US has assured India that the H-1B visas issue was not a priority for it and would be part of the larger immigration reforms package that the new Trump administration is working on.

Bill Against Outsourcing Jobs Reintroduced in US Congress

The Bill impacts nations like India which benefit from such outsourcing.

Donald Trump Has Done The Impossible

He has reversed India's decades-old preference for US-based grooms.The attack on two Indian engineers in Kansas last week, in which one was killed, is likely to accelerate this trend.

Crowds Protest Against Trump at Indian Funeral of Man Klled in US

Srinivas Kuchibhotla, a 32-year-old aviation engineer, was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting last week.

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