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  • US hikes H1-B visa fee, move may hit Indian IT companies

    The United States government has decided to raise fees for H-1B visa beginning the next fiscal starting October, a move that is expected to hit Indian IT companies. Applications for the much sought-after H-1B work visa – used extensively by Indian IT professionals – for the fiscal year beginning October 1, will be accepted beginning… Read More »

    Mar 29, 2012
  • India takes up visa rejection issue with US

    New Delhi: India Monday expressed concern over the rise in rejection of US visa to its professionals, and asked American authorities not to resort to such protectionist tendencies. Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma took up the visa rejection issue during his meeting with US Commerce Secretary John Bryson here. “All issues of concern from… Read More »

    Mar 28, 2012
  • Soon, Indian BTech degrees may be recognized abroad

    NEW DELHI: Engineers with undergraduate degrees will find it easier to seek jobs and opportunities for higher studies abroad from 2013, if India’s bid to join the elite Washington Accord for international accreditation is accepted. If it comes through, undergraduate engineering degrees from India will be brought on a par with those of the US,… Read More »

    Mar 28, 2012
  • NRG netas of US

    Bobby Jindal, the 55th Governor of Louisiana Indians seem to be gaining clout in US politics with over 50 Indian Americans contesting elections this year. From only two names – Bobby Jindal and Nikki Haley – in the early 2000s to at least 12 candidates winning various elections in 2010, Indian Americans have a marked… Read More »

    Mar 28, 2012
  • UAE banks dangle ‘quick cash’ offers for NRIs

    With the Indian rupee continuing to weaken against the dollar, and therefore, the UAE dirham, local banks are offering “easy” and “quick” cash to the non-resident Indian expat based here looking to remunerate. At the time of filing this report, one dirham could get you Rs13.98 and one US dollar Rs51.35. Pitched against individual credit… Read More »

    Mar 28, 2012
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