Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: Indians

This year, US has already deported 550 Indians — 50% more than first 6 months of 2018

In 2017 and 2018, the total number of Indians deported by the Trump administration were 570 and 790 respectively.

How Indians get to US illegally — visa-free trip to Ecuador, trek through forest drug den

The use of illegal backdoor routes into a country is known as a 'donkey flight', a popular escape path for Indians hoping to immigrate to the US.

Number of Indians killed in Sri Lanka blasts rises to 11 as another succumbs to injuries

The Sri Lankan foreign ministry said that as of 24 April, the number of foreign nationals who have been killed in the attack rose to 36.

Death toll of Indians killed in Sri Lanka rises to 10

The Indian High Commission confirmed the deaths of two more Indians, while another Indian is still missing.

Indians among those arrested, being deported after US officials bust ‘pay to stay’ visa racket

A group of Indians and Indian Americans were raided for helping foreign nationals remain in US illegally by recruiting them to enroll into a private university.

India has a new political divide —Majority kanwarias vs elite Halloweeners

Modi-BJP govt draw their instincts from the street and respond likewise. This has flummoxed the Congress and isolated the critical elite.

Why Germany is the favourite country for Indian asylum seekers

Of 8,363 Indians living abroad illegally, 8,000 have sought asylum in Germany because its lenient refugee laws make it an attractive destination.

UK’s new visa scheme for scientists and academicians to increase opportunities for Indians

This will allow several research organisations to directly sponsor highly-skilled individuals, such as specialist technicians, to work and train in the UK.

Two child rapes in India and Pakistan expose the shallowness of the middle class

The way Indians and Pakistanis reacted to Kathua and Kasur rapes exposed the delusion and hypocrisy of the middle classes.

Trump’s H-1B tweak will make things tougher for Indian companies, not US firms

The proposed salary cap will hit Indian IT companies that pay H-1B holders $69,000 to $82,000, not the likes of Amazon and Google who pay over $100,000.

On Camera


Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.