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  • SIB ‘plans more schemes eyeing Indian expats’

    Kerala’s Thrissur-headquartered South Indian Bank (SIB) Limited is chalking out ambitious plans to cover more non-resident Indians (NRIs) as part of its ongoing expansion exercise. Informing this on Friday at a huge gathering of Doha-based NRIs at Regency Halls, SIB CEO and Managing Director Dr V A Joseph, who is here, accompanied by a large… Read More »

    Feb 27, 2012
  • US downplays visa denial issue

    Francisco J Sanchez, US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, on Thursday downplayed the issue of H-1B visa denial to Indian companies. “The US government had no policy to single out any country, including India, in this regard. The US is quite keen to promote more trade and investment opportunities with India,” Sanchez told… Read More »

    Feb 25, 2012
  • Indian students still keen on studying abroad despite strict visa norms, slowing economy

    Prashant Bhonsale, country head of Credila Financial Services, confirms the rising trend in the number of loan applicants. “In our experience the number of students applying to study abroad is rising. There is definitely an uptrend” Signs of slowing global economy, strict visa norms in the UK with scrapping of student visa scheme and stringent… Read More »

    Feb 25, 2012
  • High-tech new citizens bemoan long path to ceremony

    Twenty-one years after he set foot in the United States, Facebook engineer Wei Zhu was overjoyed to take his oath of citizenship Wednesday at a special Silicon Valley immigration summit. But why, he asked, did becoming American have to take him two decades? “The path for me to become a citizen was really too long.… Read More »

    Feb 24, 2012
  • Indians urged to register child births at missions within a year

    ABU DHABI — The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi has urged all Indian residents in the UAE to register the birth of their babies at the embassy or the consulate in Dubai to avoid delay or any sort of difficulty in getting passports for them. Speaking to Khaleej Times on Thursday, Indian Ambassador to the… Read More »

    Feb 24, 2012
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