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H-1B visas only for the most skilled, highest paid foreign workers

Washington, Dec 1: The Trump Administration on Friday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process, including a new rule requiring companies to electronically register their petitions in advance, aimed at awarding the American work visa to the most skilled and highest paid foreign workers.

The H-1B visa, popular...

Since 2014, over 20K Indian nationals have sought political asylum in US

Washington, Dec 1: More than 20,000 Indian nationals, mostly men, have sought asylum in the United States of America (USA) since 2014.

Till July, a maximum number of 7,214 Indian nationals had applied for asylum in the US. Of these only 296 were women, according to the...

Former US president George H.W. Bush dead at 94

Washington, Dec 1: George H.W. Bush -- the upper-crust war hero-turned-oilman and diplomat who steered America through the end of the Cold War as president and led a political dynasty that saw his son win the White House -- died Friday. He was 94.

George W. Bush called his...


US proposes changes to H1B visas, to be given to most skilled, highest paid foreign workers

Washington, Dec 1: The Trump administration on Friday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process with the aim of awarding the visa to the most skilled and highest paid foreign workers. Under a new proposed merit-based rule, a notice for which was issued on Friday, companies employing foreign...

4 Indian-origin women in Forbes top tech moguls' list

New York, Nov 30: Four Indian-origin women have been named by Forbes among America's top 50 female technology moguls, a list that includes tech heavyweights IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Netflix executive Anne Aaron.

Padmasree Warrior, former chief technology officer (CTO) of Cisco; Komal Mangtani, senior director at app-cab...

PM Modi Meets Saudi Crown Prince on Sidelines of G20 Summit

Buenos Aires/Argentina, Nov 30:Prime Minister Narendra Modi met with Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires today and they discussed ways to further boost economic, cultural and energy ties.

The two sides also held discussions on enhancing investment in...

Ready for talks with PM Modi, says Imran Khan

Islamabad, Nov 29: Making peace overtures, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday said he was ready to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi as he conceded that it was not in Islamabad's interest to allow the use of its territory for terror activities outside the country.


S Korea court orders Mitsubishi to compensate victims for WWII forced labor

South Korea's top court ruled on Thursday that Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries must compensate 28 South Koreans for forced labour during World War II in a ruling that drew an immediate rebuke from Tokyo.

The decision echoed the Supreme Court's landmark verdict last month that ruled in favour of...

India pledges commitment to rebuild Afghanistan: Condemns terrorist violence

Geneva, Nov 29: India on Wednesday condemned the "mindless terrorist violence" against the innocent Afghan population and maintained that all efforts for peace and reconciliation should be Afghan-led, Afghan-owned and Afghan-controlled.

"The Afghan side should have greater responsibility of running and managing its own affairs. International community need to...

Sidhu can contest election in Pakistan, jokes Imran Khan; emphasises India-Pak unity

Lahore, Nov 28: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday joked that former Indian cricketer and current Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu will win hands down if he contests elections there.

In a tongue-in-cheek comment, Imram Khan said: "I heard there was a lot of criticism of Sidhu...