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India likely to benefit as UK lifts limit on PhD level work visas

According to the most recent UK Home Office data, Indians form the largest group of highly-skilled professionals within the Tier 2 (General) category of work visas.
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India to provide consular access to 8 arrested in US over alleged visa fraud

The Ministry of External Affairs is also mobilising Indian community organisations in the US to extend ‘all possible support’ to students affected by this.
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Beware of fake marriage scams, Australian High Commission warns Indians

Australian Border Force recently busted an elaborate contrived marriages syndicate involving a 32-year-old Indian national in Sydney.
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Mastercard & Visa among firms set to miss RBI deadline to store data in India

Mastercard & Visa have requested an extension of the RBI deadline & relaxation of rules, citing operational difficulties & security concerns.
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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.
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In just two years UPI gets the upper hand hand against Mastercard, Visa in India

Transactions using UPI reached almost half the value of debit and credit cards swiped at stores last month

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Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

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RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?