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Indian Americans lead all in income, education: Survey


June 20th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) Asian Americans are the highest-income, best-educated and fastest-growing racial group in the US with Indian Americans leading them all in their levels of income and education, ... Read more...

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Beijing gives 721 foreigners resident permits


May 28th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 28 (IANS) A total of 721 foreigners have been granted the permanent resident status in Beijing in the past nine years, authorities said.Since 2004, 852 foreigners had applied ... Read more...

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22 mn Chinese seek migration to US


April 24th, 2012 - 7:07 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 24 (IANS) Experts in China have called for more measures from the government to stop the outflow of talent after an American study said 22 million Chinese want ... Read more...

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US changing visa rules to attract the highly-skilled


February 4th, 2012 - 3:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) To make America more attractive to highly-skilled foreign students and workers, the United States has announced a series of reforms, including changes in the F-1 ... Read more...

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US House approves faster green cards for Indian IT workers


December 1st, 2011 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 1 (IANS) In a move that may allow more highly skilled immigrants from India and China to obtain the so-called green cards faster, the US House of Representatives ... Read more...

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Skilled Indians face a 70-year green card wait!


October 6th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) A highly skilled Indian national sponsored today for the most common skilled employment-based immigrant visa could wait 70 years to receive a green card, conclude two ... Read more...

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70,000 Chinese got US green cards in 2010


June 10th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 10 (IANS) Over 70,000 Chinese applicants obtained a US green card in 2010, according to statistics released by the US Department of Homeland Security.The data shows that 6,625 ... Read more...

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US urges Green Card holders to become citizens


May 27th, 2011 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 27 (IANS/EFE) US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has launched a campaign emphasising the benefits of being a US citizen with the goal of convincing more than ... Read more...

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US firm charged with mistreating Indian workers


April 22nd, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) A US federal agency has filed a lawsuit against an Alabama based oil rig construction company for alleged demeaning treatment of 500 Indian immigrant workers recruited ... Read more...

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Indians among top three among new US green card holders


April 1st, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 1 (IANS) Mexico, China and India topped the list the countries whose nationals were among over a million foreigners who became permanent legal residents of the United States ... Read more...

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US Consulate contacts Pak Punjab Govt. for murder-accused diplomat’s release


February 9th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Lahore, Feb 9(ANI): The United States Consulate has contacted Pakistan's provincial government of Punjab and demanded the release of double murder-accused US diplomat Raymond Davis.The US Consulate has asked the Punjab government ... Read more...

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Dream Act 2010 Fails To Get Majority


September 22nd, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by GD
By Meera Kar Sep 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Dream Act 2010 was not passed by the senate. The Republicans lawmakers on Tuesday stalled the bill by going for a procedural voting process. Had ... Read more...

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Let market decide on H-1B cap, says US chamber


August 16th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) The US corporate world has slammed the Congressional cap on H-1B visas and asked the government to allow markets to determine the number of skilled foreign workers, ... Read more...

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Murugappa hockey: Wins for ONGC, Railways


July 18th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 18 (IANS) Defending champions Army XI not only lost their match but also their cool and assaulted the umpire as they went down 1-4 to ONGC in a pool A ... Read more...

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Movie Review - Kites(2010)


May 21st, 2010 - 1:47 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
May 21, 2010 (Sampurn Wire):Kites- Film disappoints, Hrithik doesn'tRating: 2 out of 5*Starring: Hrithik Roshan, introducing Barbara Mori, Kangana Ranaut, Nicholas Brown, Anand Tiwari and Kabir BediDirector: Anurag BasuHrithik Roshan's Kites ... Read more...

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US degree may become passport to green cards


May 1st, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) An advanced degree from US universities may well prove to be a passport for a US green card, or permanent residency, if a proposal by top Democratic senators ... Read more...

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Chettri’s MLS debut chances brighten


April 5th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Riding on impressive performances in practice matches and with his paperwork complete, Indian forward Sunil Chettri can now hope to make his Major League Soccer (MLS) debut ... Read more...

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Parents of 88,000 children deported from US, study shows


April 2nd, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) More than 88,000 children in the US were deprived of both or either of their parents who have been deported from the country over the last 10 years, ... Read more...

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Florida man arrested for posing as an immigration official


March 18th, 2010 - 1:01 am ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) – A Florida man was arrested for allegedly posing as an immigration official, prosecutors said Wednesday.Parasharm Maharaj, aka Paris Maharaj, 66, of Sunrise, Florida was purporting to be a ... Read more...

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Read should act against reckless English players: Butt


March 5th, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 4 (IANS) Veteran Pakistani forward Rehan Butt Thursday asked tournament director Ken Read to take action against England players for their reckless play in the Pool B match, which ... Read more...

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More than 100 deployed service members in Iraq became U.S. citizens


February 16th, 2010 - 12:45 am ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD, IRAQ (BNO NEWS) – U.S. Forces in Iraq announced that at least 100 servicemembers became U.S. citizens on Monday.Exactly 106 deployed soldiers and one Airman officially became U.S. citizens during a ... Read more...

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Nominations close for Sri Lanka’s presidential poll


December 17th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 17 (DPA) Nominations for Sri Lanka's Jan 26 presidential elections closed Thursday with the incumbent putting his hat into the ring against his former army commander. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, 64, handed ... Read more...

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India beat China 4-1 in Champions Challenge hockey


December 9th, 2009 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Salta (Argentina), Dec 9 (IANS) India played an attacking game to outplay China 4-1 in a pool A match of the Champions Challenge hockey tournament underway here. Prabhjot Singh (7th minute) Rajpal Singh ... Read more...

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Australian degrees: Would you like a visa with that?


October 18th, 2009 - 10:24 am ICT by IANS
By Sid Astbury Sydney, Oct 18 (DPA) Coupling paper qualifications with green cards has helped turn Australia's higher education sector into an industry bigger than tourism.Linking diplomas with permanent residency visas has helped ... Read more...

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US reopens H-2B visa programme for foreign workers


August 7th, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 7 (IANS) The US has resumed accepting applications for the H-2B foreign temporary worker visa after receiving far fewer petitions from US employers than anticipated.The congressionally mandated ... Read more...

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Skilled Afghans flee in hope of a better future


June 11th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Can Merey Kabul, June 11 (DPA) Only Ajmal Mirwais' closest relatives know where he really works. He tells friends and the rest of his family that he earns his living at ... Read more...

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Indian girls perform creditably at Colombo soccer festival


May 8th, 2009 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) Largely unnoticed and unsung, 22 Indian girls, forming two teams, returned from Colombo after a creditable show in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) south central under-14 festival ... Read more...

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Indian girls return with best performance card from AFC festival


May 7th, 2009 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) Unnoticed and unsung, 22 Indian girls, forming two 11-player teams, returned from Colombo after putting up a creditable show in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) south central ... Read more...

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H-1B bill seeks to ’staple’ green cards to PhDs


April 8th, 2009 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 8 (IANS) A new bill has been introduced in the US Congress to exempt foreign graduates of US PhD programmes from counting towards a cap on H-1B visas and give ... Read more...

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Hyderabad court asks police to book MP


February 26th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Feb 26 (IANS) A city court Thursday directed the police to register a case against Congress leader and MP Madhu Yashki Goud and his family members for allegedly using forged documents ... Read more...

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US offers immigrants citizenship to join army


February 15th, 2009 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 15 (IANS) The US Army is wooing skilled immigrants to join it, including those who know Hindi and Tamil, by offering them a chance to become citizens in as ... Read more...

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Elderly immigrants hit hard by US meltdown


February 13th, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 13 (IANS) It was the dream of many elderly people from around the world, including India, to go to the US, stay with their children or other relatives, work and ... Read more...

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Traffic rules from a vice chancellor, no less!


January 2nd, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 2 (IANS) It isn't often that the vice chancellor of a university stands at the campus gate himself to teach traffic rules to students. But that's exactly what is happening ... Read more...

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Couple logs 9,300 miles from Bangalore for Obama vote


November 1st, 2008 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 1 (IANS) An American couple has travelled 9,300 miles from Bangalore to vote for Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama and his running mate Joe Biden in the Nov 4 election.For ... Read more...

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Four people identified for lynching Graziano CEO: Police (Lead)


October 1st, 2008 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Greater Noida, Sep 30 (IANS) The police claimed Tuesday to have identified four people involved in the lynching of the Graziano Trasmissioni India CEO, Lalit Kishore Chaudhary, last week."We have identified four ... Read more...

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