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  • British Council launches largest ever scholarship programme for India

    The British Council on Monday announced its largest ever scholarship programme for India with about 370 scholarships worth almost 1 million pounds for 260 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in England, Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland. British Council also launched the GREAT Career Guide that features articles about popular subjects that Indian students choose to study… Read More »

    Nov 27, 2013
  • Skilled construction workers hard to find in South Florida

    With construction projects coming online in South Florida, industry executives say there is a growing shortage of skilled construction workers, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. “We’re starting to feel it now and it’s slowly going to get worse,” Jon Tori, senior vice president of The Weitz Co. in Fort Lauderdale, was quoted in the South Florida publication. For… Read More »

    Nov 27, 2013
  • Indian workers among most satisfied: Survey

    One in five people in India loves his job so much that he would work for free, says an international survey by online career and recruitment firm Monster India and GfK, an independent global market research company. According to the survey, released on Monday, 55 per cent of workers in India love or like their jobs —… Read More »

    Nov 25, 2013
  • Green Cards Fast Tracked for Wealthy Foreigners

    Wealthy foreign investors were being fast-tracked for green cards at a Citizenship and Immigration Services office in California under pressure from senior officials and it caused such security issues that the program was moved to Washington, reports The Washington Times. Internal documents and a whistleblower’s account revealed that the constant violations of agency policy at the… Read More »

    Nov 25, 2013
  • Immigration staffers pressured to rush visas for wealthy investors

    Staff at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services field office in California were regularly pressured by senior officials to fast-track visa applications from wealthy and well-connected foreign investors, causing security concerns so severe that the program was moved to Washington this year. Documents obtained by The Washington Times and whistleblower accounts from inside the CIS Laguna Niguel… Read More »

    Nov 25, 2013
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