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US Court retains H-1B visa rule giving work permit to spouses

WEB DESK In a temporary relief to thousands of Indians living in America, a US court has refused to strike down an Obama-era rule that allowed spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in America. A three-judge bench of the US Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sent the case back to … Continue reading US Court retains H-1B visa rule giving work permit to spouses

Muraleedharan assures Indian nurses in UAE on solving qualification issues

India’s Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan has assured Indian nurses in the United Arab Emirates that qualification issue pertaining to their job will be taken up with the authorities. Hundreds of Indian nurses who potentially fear job loss due to change in the qualification condition in UAE met Mr Muraleedharan yesterday with … Continue reading Muraleedharan assures Indian nurses in UAE on solving qualification issues

PIO cards to continue as valid travel document till March 2020

AMN Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) cards along with valid foreign passport will be considered for exit/entry into India till 31st of March 2020. A statement by the Indian Consulate in Dubai yesterday stated that the latest Government of India advisory has said that Bureau of Immigration (BoI) will now accept PIO cards as valid … Continue reading PIO cards to continue as valid travel document till March 2020

Indian-American appointed to key counterterrorism position in White House

US, prominent Indian-American lawyer Kashyap Pramod Patel, an ardent supporter of US President Donald Trump, has been appointed to a key counterterrorism position in the White House. The Daily Beast reported that Patel, 38, who previously served as Senior Counsel for Counterterrorism at the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence till early this year, has … Continue reading Indian-American appointed to key counterterrorism position in White House

NRIs with Indian Passport to get Aadhaar card on arrival

AMN / DELHI Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, Four new embassies to be opened in 2019-20, to improve footprint of India’s overseas presence and to provide better public services to local Indian communities. She added, Aadhaar card for NRIs with Indian passports will be issued after their arrival in India, without waiting for the mandatory … Continue reading NRIs with Indian Passport to get Aadhaar card on arrival

Expats in UAE are goodwill ambassadors of India: V Muraleedharan

  Minister spent time with Indian workers & had breakfast with them.   TIA WEB DESK Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs V Muraleedharan has said that the expat population in the UAE are the goodwill ambassadors of India, who play a major role in strengthening the ties of the two countries. … Continue reading Expats in UAE are goodwill ambassadors of India: V Muraleedharan

Oman Sultan grants royal pardon to 17 Indians serving jail

AMN Oman’s Sultan Qaboos has granted a royal pardon to 17 Indians serving various jail sentences in that country. The pardon was given on the occasion of Eid al Fitr. The Indian Embassy in Oman tweeted thanking the Sultan for his compassionate gesture. The Indian Embassy in Oman said that Government of India appreciates this … Continue reading Oman Sultan grants royal pardon to 17 Indians serving jail

6 Indian-origin students among 8 win US Spelling Bee

WEB DESK Six Indian-origin students are among the eight participants who won the prestigious Scripps National Spelling Bee after defeating over 550 other contestants in an unprecedented competition in the US. It is the first time in the 94-year history of the competition that more than two co-champions have been named. Rishik Gandhasri, Saketh Sundar, … Continue reading 6 Indian-origin students among 8 win US Spelling Bee

Saudi grants exit visas to 450 stranded Indian workers

  AMN / JEDDAH Authorities in Saudi Arabia, have granted exit visas to 450 stranded Indian workers and their repatriation will begin soon. This was announced by India’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Dr. Ausaf Sayeed yesterday on the occasion of Iftar to share the meal with the workers. He added that the Indian Embassy is … Continue reading Saudi grants exit visas to 450 stranded Indian workers

UAE to issue equivalency to all Indian degrees

AMN / Abu Dhabi The United Arab Emirates UAE government has decided to issue equivalency to all Indian degrees that match the set criteria, a move that comes as a huge relief for expats having difficulty in getting jobs in the Gulf country. A press release issued by the Indian embassy in Abu Dhabi today … Continue reading UAE to issue equivalency to all Indian degrees

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MARQUEE

IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

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Qutub Minar glitters amid LED illumination

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CINEMA /TV/ ART

The curtain comes down on 50th IFFI in Goa

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