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India to take US visa complaint to WTO


May 9th, 2012 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) India will lodge complaints with the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the "discriminatory" increase in visa fee by the US which is hurting Indian IT ... Read more...

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Thailand approves $648.5 million post-flood budget


December 8th, 2011 - 1:17 am ICT by BNO News
BANGKOK, THAILAND (BNO NEWS) -- The government of Thailand on Tuesday approved a Bt 20 billion ($648.5 million) budget for the country's post-flood reconstruction efforts, local media reported on Wednesday.Thai Government spokeswoman ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka cuts tourist visa fee


November 14th, 2011 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, Nov 14 (IANS) Tourism operators in Sri Lanka heaved a sigh of relief after the government reduced a $50 visa fee to $20, an official said here Monday.It will ... Read more...

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Australia eases norms to woo highly-skilled immigrants


June 17th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) Australia is keen to woo skilled professionals from India and elsewhere to migrate to it, given the growing opportunities in medicine, engineering and other niche ... Read more...

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Indians warned against fake job offers from Nigeria


April 8th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, April 8 (IANS) The Indian high commission in Nigeria has stepped in to stem the increasing number of cases of Indians being duped by Nigerians through various promises, including ... Read more...

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CII resents US protectionist steps burdening Indian firms


January 5th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) India Inc Wednesday slammed the US administration for burdening Indian firms with protectionist measures to raise funds for compensating victims of 9/11 terrorist attacks.Referring to the ... Read more...

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Indian IT industry upset over US healthcare cost burden


December 24th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 24 (IANS) The resilient Indian IT industry Saturday expressed outrage over the latest US law to increase the visa fee on its skilled workers to share the healthcare burden ... Read more...

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US Commerce Secretary seeks to assuage Indian IT industry, calls for unshackling FDI blocks


November 6th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
Mumbai, Nov.6 (ANI): The United States has sought to assuage the Indian information and technology industry, saying that India has not been singled out on the issue of rise in visa fee. ... Read more...

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America Inc feels Obama India visit to improve market access


November 6th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 6 (IANS) Top American firms feel the four-day India visit of US President Barack Obama will help improve market access for their goods and also go a long way ... Read more...

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Indian IT companies provide solution, not a problem: Pilot


November 4th, 2010 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The United States should look Indian IT companies not as a problem but as part of the solution as these provide jobs to the local people ... Read more...

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India to discuss outsourcing curbs with Obama (Lead)


October 28th, 2010 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 28 (IANS) The Indian government will discuss a host of issues, including the outsourcing curbs, with US President Barack Obama during his visit to India November 6-9, union Minister ... Read more...

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Indian IT industry to raise outsourcing issue with Obama


October 26th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 26 (IANS) The Indian IT industry will raise issues related to outsourcing and immigration with US President Barack Obama during his visit to India next month, Infosys Technologies' chief ... Read more...

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Obama visit: India for `robust strategic framework’ in ties


October 26th, 2010 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) With progress on key issues, India hopes US President Barack Obama's visit will put in place a "robust strategic framework" for a strong partnership bilaterally ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Obama aide meets PM, allays visa concerns


October 18th, 2010 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Ahead of US President Barack Obama's maiden visit to India next month, his economic adviser Lawrence Summers Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and allayed New ... Read more...

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Germany to support India’s stand against US protectionism


October 2nd, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Gyanendra Kumar Keshri New Delhi, Oct 2 (IANS) Germany will support India's stand against protectionist policies, adopted by the United States in the last few months, at the major international forums, ... Read more...

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Protectionism will kill growth and innovation: Sharma


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Expressing India's concern over the trade restrictive and protectionist policies adopted by the United States in the last few months, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said such move ... Read more...

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Pranab wants G20 countries to act against protectionism


September 17th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said the G20 will need to coordinate policy actions against protectionism in a manner that can ensure strong, sustainable and ... Read more...

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India to raise its concern over protectionism at G-20 meet


September 17th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) India will raise its concern over the increasing protectionist policies in the United States at the upcoming G-20 meeting, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said Friday. "G-20 needs ... Read more...

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Indian IT firms look to Europe to diversify business


September 15th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Gyanendra Kumar Keshri New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) With an anti-outsourcing tirade in America rising, Indian software giants like Infosys and Wipro are planning to expand their businesses in Europe through new ... Read more...

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India has no plan to drag US to WTO on visa, outsourcing row


September 13th, 2010 - 7:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) India is trying to sort out the hike in visa fee and outsourcing ban issues bilaterally with the United States and has no immediate plan to go ... Read more...

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India, US to iron out irritants before Obama visit


September 12th, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Manish Chand New Delhi, Sep 12 (IANS) With irritants like a row over outsourcing and visa fees erupting barely two months before US President Barack Obama touches down here, India and ... Read more...

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Travel industry seeks better infrastructure, tax sops


September 4th, 2010 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Udaipur, Sep 4 (IANS) The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), the apex body of the travel and tourism industry, has recommended vigorous development of infrastructure, logical taxation and creation of land ... Read more...

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India, US will try to solve visa issue bilaterally:Khullar


August 26th, 2010 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India has no immediate plan to drag the United States to the WTO court on the hike in visa fee and will try to resolve the issue ... Read more...

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Sharma calls for measured withdrawal of stimulus


August 23rd, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Stimulus packages given to various sectors may not be withdrawn abruptly as the global economic recovery has been fragile, Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma said Monday. ... Read more...

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Corporate America slams US move to tax Indian firms


August 11th, 2010 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Corporate America Wednesday slammed a US legislation to hike visa fee for highly skilled professionals, saying it discriminates against Indian companies and would undermine burgeoning ... Read more...

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India raises concern over US move to hike visa fees


August 10th, 2010 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) India Tuesday voiced concern over a new US proposal to sharply hike the visa fees for professionals, saying it is "discriminatory" and will impose an additional ... Read more...

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Infosys ‘distressed’ at US senator’s ‘chop shop’ comment


August 9th, 2010 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 9 (IANS) Indian software major Infosys Technologies late Monday said it was 'distressed' at a US lawmaker's comment comparing it to a 'chop shop'. "We are distressed with this statement." Infosys ... Read more...

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Indian IT industry slams US move to hike visa fee (Lead)


August 7th, 2010 - 12:30 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 6 (IANS) The Indian IT industry Friday slammed the US government's proposal to sharply increase visa fee to raise funds for its border security needs. "The Border Security Bill, which ... Read more...

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Hike in US visa fee to impact Indian IT firms: Nasscom


August 6th, 2010 - 11:35 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 6 (IANS) The proposed sharp increase in the US visa fee to raise funds for its border security needs would significantly impact the Indian IT sector, National Association of Software ... Read more...

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Nepal to introduce free-visa regime in 2011 to attract more tourists


July 26th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 26 (ANI): The Government of Nepal is likely to approve a proposal forwarded by its Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation for introducing a free visa regime by 2011 in ... Read more...

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England 2018 World Cup bid suffers blow over fans visa fee


May 18th, 2010 - 7:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): England's hopes of hosting the 2018 World Cup have been dealt another blow with secret papers revealing a government denial to remove visa fees of traveling fans amounting ... Read more...

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“They made us the poorest of the poor” say UK Gurkhas


March 22nd, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22(ANI): Veterans of the Gurkha community in the UK have said that the men who once served the Queen and country proudly are now the "poorest of the poor" in ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Chinese complain about visas to India


February 11th, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) A number of Chinese nationals visiting or working in India have complained that they have trouble getting visas to this country. But Indians travelling to China have ... Read more...

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Lumley says Gurkhas must be allowed into Britain sans visa fees


February 7th, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb. 7 (ANI): British actress Joanna Lumley has re-launched her campaign for Gurkhas' rights by demanding the Gordon Brown Government to allow retired Gurkha soldiers to enter Britain without paying ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Thailand promoting itself as wedding destination


September 27th, 2009 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Thailand wants to cash in on the coming wedding season in India and promoting the country as a perfect wedding destination. A three-day "Destination Thailand" festival has begun ... Read more...

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