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  • Bay Area ranks high in demand for specialized foreign workers, study shows

    You might have noticed something called “#metroH1B” trending on Twitter this morning and wondered what it was and why so many people were chattering about it. An H-1B is a type of visa that allows foreign workers with specialized skills to work for U.S. companies that sponsor them on a temporary basis. Workers receive the… Read More »

    Jul 19, 2012
  • Visa norms eased for US visitors

    MUMBAI: The US embassy has eased visa application norms for Indians wishing to visit the US.In a move aimed to provide relief to Indians wishing to travel to the US for business and leisure, the US embassy has eased visa application norms. According to the new rules, children under seven do not have to appear… Read More »

    Jul 18, 2012
  • Indian diaspora brand conscious: Brands from India to cash in on opportunity

    This is the time of year when visiting Indians always ask those of us who live in exile what we want them to bring from home. Pickles? Mithai? It’s a difficult question to answer. Most of us lucky enough to live in the UK don’t really miss the flavours of home food. Mostly everything, and… Read More »

    Jul 18, 2012
  • ‘Keeping immigrant families together is critical’

    Washington: US first lady Michelle Obama has argued on television that a second term for President Barack Obama is vital for moving forward with comprehensive immigration reform. “There is nothing more critical than keeping families together and that is why Barack has been fighting so hard for comprehensive immigration reform,” she said in an interview… Read More »

    Jul 18, 2012
  • Banking of savings, tax-free, for Gulf Indian expats clarified

    NRIs can repatriate money from non-resident ordinary (NRO) accounts to tax-free non-resident external (NRE) accounts With a weak rupee spurring a strong remittance rate moving money to India has been a major part of the non-resident Indian’s (NRIs) financial concern here in the UAE over the past month or so. One misconception among NRIs is… Read More »

    Jul 17, 2012
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