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New H-1B legislation in the US could benefit Indian students

A new legislation proposing major reforms in the H-1B work visas by giving priority to the US-educated foreign youths has been introduced in both the chambers of the US Congress. The bill, introduced a bipartisan group of lawmakers, could benefit Indian students already in the US. The H-1B and L-1 Visa Reform Act, as introduced […]

Ivanka Trump draws derision in India for praising migrant’s hard journey home

THE US presidential adviser Ivanka Trump’s praise of an Indian teenager’s bicycle ride home hundreds of kilometres away is drawing criticism in India for being insensitive to the plight of impoverished migrant workers struggling in a lockdown. The girl carried her father on the back of her bicycle for about a week for 1,200 km […]

India-born US national deported for his alleged links with al-Qaeda

A man hailing from Telangana, who was alleged by the US of being an al-Qaeda operative, has been deported to India after air travel between the two countries resumed partially, officials said on Thursday. Ibrahim Zubair Mohammad, an India-born US national, arrived at Amritsar airport on May 19 where he was questioned about the allegations […]

US flags China’s ‘provocative and coercive’ military activities against its neighbours

CHINA is engaged in provocative and coercive military and paramilitary activities against its neighbouring countries, the White House said on Thursday, a day after a top American diplomat backed India’s move to strongly resist Chinese aggression into its territory. “Beijing contradicts its rhetoric and flouts its commitments to its neighbours by engaging in provocative and […]

US engineer charged with over $10 million COVID-relief fraud

An engineer in the US has been charged with fraudulently seeking more than $10 million in loans under a coronavirus relief programme set up to help small businesses. Shashank Rai, 30, allegedly sought millions of dollars in forgivable loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) […]

Foreign medical professionals to get US green card

FOLLOWING the outbreak of the COVID-19 in the US, which has claimed over 77,000 lives in the country, a new legislation has been introduced in the US congress to offer the 40,000 unused green cards to foreign medical professionals. The Healthcare Workforce Resilience Act would allow for recapturing green cards that were approved by the Congress […]

Most US H-1B employers pay migrant workers well below market wages, says report

A majority of the US H-1B employers, including tech giants like Facebook, Google, Apple and Microsoft, use the temporary work visa programme to pay the migrant workers well below market wages, a new report has claimed. The H-1B is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers from countries like India and […]

India visit reaffirmed commitment to building comprehensive strategic partnership: Trump

US president Donald Trump has said his historic first official visit to India in February reaffirmed the commitment of the two countries to build a comprehensive global strategic partnership grounded in shared interests and common purpose. In a proclamation issued on the occasion of Asian American And Pacific Islanders Heritage Month, 2020, Trump said the […]

Coronavirus emerged from Wuhan lab, says Trump with ‘high degree of confidence’

DONALD TRUMP said on Thursday (30) he was confident the coronavirus may have originated in a Chinese virology lab, but declined to describe the evidence, ratcheting up tensions with Beijing over the origins of the deadly outbreak. The US president did not mince words at a White House event, when asked if he had seen […]

Congressman Ro Khanna seeks refugee status for Afghan Sikhs, Hindus

Congressman Ro Khanna has urged the Trump Administration to give refugee status to the minority Sikh and Hindu families in Afghanistan who are increasingly facing persecution by terror outfits in the Asian country. “There are approximately 200 Hindu and Sikh families left in Afghanistan,” Khanna said in a letter to the secretary of state Mike […]

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