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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.

No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes on The Flying Car

Silicon Valley is full of very smart people, but they don't always get the laws of physics. Gravity is a formidable adversary.

Serious Actions' On H-1B Visa Would Worry India

If there are serious actions taken it's something that's going to kind of worry us a lot.

US Accuses TCS, Infosys Of Violating H-1B Visa Norms

The US has accused top Indian IT firms TCS and Infosys of unfairly cornering the lion's share of H-1B visas.

Wipro Sacks Around 600 Employees

The development comes at a time when Indian IT companies are facing an uncertain environment given the curbs being proposed on worker visa norms by various countries.

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.

1984: India’s Space Odyssey

Thirty-three years on, Rakesh Sharma remains the only Indian cosmonaut to have embarked on that journey.

H1B Visa Applications Drop as US Employers Anticipate Reforms

Employers seeking H1B visas for 2018 submitted 199,000 applications this year, compared with 236,000 last year, US Citizenship and Immigration Services said

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.

Indian IT Professionals Face New challenges as Singapore Shuts Door

Singapore has slowed down on issuing new visas to Indian professionals. The move is apparently an attempt by the Singapore government to foster the hiring of local talent.

US Gadget Ban on Some Gulf Flights Boosts Air India Ticket Sales

Ticket sales of AI flights to the US jumped 60% after the country banned laptops in cabin bags on flights from the Gulf.

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.

India's Race to The Moon

India's Team Indus is one of five groups in race to put a privately funded spacecraft on the Moon.

New Tax in US Could Cause Trouble For Indian IT Industry

Indian Information Technology companies may just be in for some turbulence due to the potential of a new tax regime backed by Donald Trump aimed at discouraging US companies from outsourcing work.

Mid-level Employees in Indian IT Sector Facing Uncertain Future

Middle-level employees in the Indian IT sector are facing an uncertain future even as the industry gears up to adapt itself to the changes brought about by automation and newer technologies.

Adamant Trump Ends Techies' Dollar Dreams

H-1B priority suspension: Indian companies would have to better plan its onsite staffing in US.

Inside the TalkTalk Indian Scam Call Centre

TalkTalk customers are being targeted by an industrial-scale fraud network in India, according to whistleblowers who say they were among hundreds of staff hired to scam customers of the British telecoms giant.

Kansas Shooting: Indian IT Workers Worry For Safety

Computer professionals and students in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad, a major IT hub, are apprehensive after the killing of Srinivas Kuchibhotla in the US last week.

San Francisco University Lays Off IT Workers, Jobs Head To India

This was the University of California's first outsourcing, said a spokeswoman who added that the layoffs were necessary due to rising costs of technology.

Protectionist Policies Threaten IT Industry

India is lobbying the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to support increased trade in services and making a case for allowing its IT professionals to work across borders with greater ease amid a rising tide of protectionism.

India Races to Get Robots Moving on The Moon

India is limbering up to take part in an international competition to get robots moving on the moon.

India to Launch 104 Satellites in Record Mission

If successful, India will set a world record as the first country to launch the most satellites in one go, surpassing Russia which launched 39 satellites in a single mission in June 2014.

Cloud Wars Heating up on Indian Turf

The fiercest competition in cloud computing is in the public cloud pie; battle lines are most visibly drawn among Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Google

Shawna Pandya to Become Third Indian-origin Woman To Fly in Space

An Indian-origin neurosurgeon currently based in Canada has been shortlisted by NASA for its 2018 space mission under the Citizen Science Astronaut (CSA) programme.

H1B Visa Norm Changes: Indian IT Professionals Look at Returning Home

Many Indian IT professionals are still hopeful that the bills may not go through as it would impact the overall US marke

Indian Techies Fear US Crackdown Will Crush Their Ambition

Three bills have been introduced to Congress which reportedly seek to restructure the H-1B visa programme

Two More US Bills May Stymie Indian Tech

Two more legislations have been introduced in the United States Congress over the past two weeks that can hit the domestic tech sector's prospects.

The Silver Lining in H1B Visa Reforms

Donald Trump’s proposed H1B visa reforms is challenging in the short term for India’s IT firms, but can serve as catalyst for their transformation into global players

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Indian-origin CEOs Ruling The Technology Industry

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

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.

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