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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.

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.

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.

First Flight Around The World With an All-women Crew

An Indian airliner says it has made the first passenger flight around the world operated by an all-women crew.

Singapore Registers Rise in Tourists From India

This is partly because of increased arrivals from tier-I and II cities from the country in response to the Singapore Tourism Board’s (STB) intense marketing campaign.

UK Needs to do More on Students Visa Issue

The UK needs to do more on the students visa issue despite the "pluses" from British Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement about special categories of visas

Malaysia Announces Free E-visas For Indians

Sustainable tourism development was no longer a mere cliche but a major contributor to a more environmentally responsible economy.

Indian Visitors Among Top Foreign Spenders in US

Indian visitors have emerged among the top overseas spenders in the US and Uncle Sam is now pulling all stops to attract more tourists from the country.

Hyderabad to Medak: Cathedral Town

Heritage, culture and nature—Medak has something for everyone

Malaysia Targets One Million Tourist Arrivals From India in 2017

Malaysia aims to attract one million tourists from India this year and has stepped up its tourism promotion efforts to achieve the ambitious target.

Australia Ranks Second in Number of Indian Students

Australia has gained the second spot as the most preferred destination for higher studies for Indian students, after the number of students going to study in the UK reduced by 4 per cent.

Indian STEM Students May Have Better Alternative Than Trump's USA

Studies followed by OPT followed by H-1B followed by green card is the route taken by many international students, especially from India, to the promised land.

India-UK Agree to Increase Flights to Boost Tourism, Trade

Limits on flights from key Indian cities, including Chennai and Kolkata, have been scrapped, allowing for a greater range of flights for passenger.

Chennai to Madurai: Heritage Treasures

The temple town of Madurai offers south India’s most prominent canvas of history

Scholarships up to One Million Pounds to Study in UK

The British Council has announced the Great Britain Scholarships–India 2017 worth one million pounds as part of campaign to attract Indian students.

UK’s National Health Service to Charge Foreigners, Including From India

The new health service rules, expected to save Britain £500 million, will apply to non-emergency treatments as part of a clampdown on so-called health tourists

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

Visa-free Entry Into Malaysia For Indian Nationals Living Abroad

Indian nationals living outside India will now also enjoy visa-free travel to Malaysia for tourism.

US Universities Move to Allay Indian Students' Fears

American universities are mailing their students to let them know that that they are welcome to their campuses.

Donald Trump Leaves Indian Travellers Tense

The uneasiness comes following sporadic incidents of secondary inspection and detention at US airports.

South Africa Sees 27% Jump in Indian Tourists

South Africa witnessed 27 per cent growth in arrivals of Indian tourists till the third quarter at 81,429 compared to the same period in 2015.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Indians Students Not Driving Enrolment Growth in UK Varsities

The political changes in the last one year in the UK and USA has left Indians thinking how it will impact their chances of pursuing higher education in these countries.

Washington Dulles to Get Non-stop India Flights on Air India

Washington’s Dulles International Airport will get a non-stop flight to India thanks to new routes being added by Air India.

India-UAE Ranked World's Second Largest Migration Corridor

The migration of Indians to the UAE in 2015 has been ranked as the “second largest migration in the world”, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

India Concerned Over UK Student Visa Issue

India has expressed concern over the massive drop in Indian students coming to study in the UK and called for sorting out of visa issues.

UK Student Visa Issues Must be Sorted Out

India has expressed concern over the massive drop in Indian students coming to study in the UK and called for sorting out of visa issues.

UK Student Visa Issues Must be Sorted Out

India has expressed concern over the massive drop in Indian students coming to study in the UK and called for sorting out of visa issues.

UK Urges Indians to Apply For Visas in Advance

Visa applicants can expect to get a visa decision more quickly outside of the peak period, and benefit from quieter visa application centres and more available appointment slots

Why Changes in H-1B Visa Rules Will Worry Indians

Donald Trump has listed immigration reform among executive actions he plans on his first day in office.

More Indian Students Stay Away From Britain

The decline in the number of Indian students coming to Britain continued after new figures showed a 9% decrease in 2015-16

UK Launches Campaign to Encourage Indians to Apply Visa Early

The UK today launched a new campaign to encourage Indian visitors to apply early for their visas in the quieter, off-peak period of January and February, the British High Commision said.

Omanis Enjoy Relaxed India Visa Rules

The Embassy of India in Muscat issued over 72 thousand tourist visas and over 900 business visas last year.

Most IIT-Bombay Graduates Prefer Living in India Over Abroad

If you thought students joined top institutes like the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) to land jobs overseas, the trend seems to have taken a complete turn over the years.

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