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‘Hire American’ — Trump signs executive order limiting hiring of H-1B workers for govt jobs

Before signing the order, Trump said H-1B should be used for top highly paid talent to create American jobs, not as inexpensive labour programmes and destroy American jobs.
Narendra Modi and Donald Trump in Washington | Win McNamee/Pool via Bloomberg

‘Surprised’ at US asking foreign students to leave, India could raise visa issue in talks today

The US has told foreign students that they will have to leave the country if their universities hold online classes. The move has come as ‘surprise’ to India.
Representational image of Indian students abroad | Photo: Twitter | @nyuniversity

With Trump’s new H-1B rules and Covid crisis, Indians need a new ‘American dream’

Many Americans feel US President Donald Trump’s new visa laws will ‘Make America Great Again’. Indians must now forge new paths in their home country.
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Trump’s immigration order could halt work visa entries, including H-1B, for few months

Workers who were granted such visas but remain outside the country may not be able to enter until the order expires.

H1B row: Will Covid, recession dampen Indian students’ desire to study and work abroad?

Due to Covid-19 crisis and global recession, over 20-25 per cent of H1B employees in the US could be laid off in the coming weeks and forced to return to India.
Union minister S. Jaishankar. | ANI Photos

Jaishankar raises H1B visa issue with US, seeks unobstructed flow of talent from India

During the 2+2 dialogue, Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar underlined that no unreasonable legislation should constrain movement of talent.
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H-1B visa fee hiked by $10 as US revises selection process

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services said the non-refundable fee will support the new electronic registration system to make the H-1B selection process more efficient.
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US legislation aims to stop President Trump from revoking H-4 work permit to Indians

H-4 visas are issued to the spouses of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.
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Disappointed with Trump, India looks to rekindle old friendship with Russia

Officials insist that no agreements or deals are on the cards on this day-long visit to Sochi, but it is clear that all bilateral matters will be discussed.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

TalkPoint: Is H1B VISA the only aspiration for Indian engineering students in the US?

Experts weigh in on an NFAP report that shows decline in Indian student applications for graduate-level programmes to the US because of stricter H1B norms.

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A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.


A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.