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Britain to have database to track down illegal migrants


August 22nd, 2012 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 22 (IANS) Britain is setting up a computer database to track down around 150,000 people who are staying in the country illegally, a media report said Wednesday.Border officials ... Read more...

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‘Deport foreigners tending Goa bars sans work visas’


July 25th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) Foreign nationals tending bars in Goa without work visas should be deported, a BJP legislator said Wednesday.Michael Lobo, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from ... Read more...

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Clinton lauds ‘incredible contribution’ of Indian Americans


May 7th, 2012 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Kolkata, May 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday lauded the "incredible contribution" of Indian Americans in her country and said the people to people relationship was ... Read more...

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Singapore tightens criteria for work visas


October 22nd, 2011 - 10:08 am ICT by IANS
Singapore, Oct 22 (IANS) Singapore, which has a sizeable Indian population, has "tightened" its criteria for some work visas in an effort to raise the standards and quality of work, ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia bans maids from Indonesia, Philippines


July 1st, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Riyadh, July 1 (IANS/AKI) Saudi Arabia has announced plans to stop issuing visas to women domestic workers from Indonesia and the Philippines after the countries put forward strict conditions on ... Read more...

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UK’s new proposals to protect Brit workers may hit skilled Indian migrants


February 8th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 8 (ANI): Under new proposals to protect British workers, Non-European Union citizens especially skilled Indian migrants, are likely to face more hurdles in getting work visas in the UK.The UK ... Read more...

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More US job seekers head to Australia


December 28th, 2010 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Facing a job crunch at home, more US citizens are heading to Australia where nearly 7,000 Americans are currently working on long-term visas, an 80 percent jump over ... Read more...

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Indian Commerce Secretary says US visa law breaches GATS


December 9th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Dec.9 (ANI): Indian Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar has claimed that the visa laws of the United States for skilled-workers are essentially targeting India, and has caused plenty of heartache to ... Read more...

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Indian work visas, OCI cards in high demand in Canada


November 15th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 15 (IANS) There is virtually a rush among NRIs in Canada to acquire the Overseas Citizenship of India (OIC). Also, the number of people, mostly white Canadians, seeking ... Read more...

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British MPs cast doubts on efficacy of immigration cap


November 3rd, 2010 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): British MPs have warned that the government would struggle to achieve its aim of limiting net migration to the UK to "tens of thousands" in five years, and ... Read more...

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US aware of India’s concerns over outsourcing and H1B visa issue


October 26th, 2010 - 1:09 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct.25 (ANI): The United States is aware about the concerns of Indian companies on the outsourcing and H1B visa issues, which are likely to figure up in the discussions ... Read more...

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9/11 Koran burning pastor accused of using supporters as unpaid labour


September 9th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept.9 (ANI): The American pastor who plans to burn 200 copies of the Koran to mark the anniversary of 9/11, has been accused by former members of his evangelical church of ... Read more...

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Oz Govt. to crack down on foreign students’ intake


July 25th, 2010 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): Australian opposition leader Tony Abbott's announcement that the coalition government would keep 'skilled migration' numbers up, but would crack down on 'dubious educational and family-reunion applicants', is likely ... Read more...

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Britain sets interim limit on non-EU migration (Lead)


June 29th, 2010 - 12:32 am ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 28 (IANS) The British government Monday set an interim limit of 24,100 on non-EU migration to the country, ahead of a permanent cap to be introduced next April ... Read more...

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US hikes non-immigrant visa fees from June 4


May 25th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) The US has hiked the fees and introduced a two-tiered fee structure for all non-immigrant visas which will come into effect from June 4, a US consulate statement ... Read more...

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Anand Sharma on mission to push India-China trade ties


January 18th, 2010 - 6:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Easing of procedural hurdles for work visas and paving the way for a comprehensive bilateral trade pact will be the focus of Commerce Minister Anand Sharma's official ... Read more...

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Chinese firm resumes road projects in Himachal


December 5th, 2009 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 5 (IANS) Work on two World Bank-funded roads, undertaken by a Chinese firm, has resumed in Himachal Pradesh, nearly two months after the employees of the firm had to go ... Read more...

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Visa clampdown on Chinese affecting Himachal projects: Chief Minister


November 23rd, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
By Prashant Sood New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has urged the central government to take an early decision on granting employment visas to Chinese workers as they ... Read more...

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Mauritius hiring only women from Indian subcontinent


July 17th, 2009 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Dhaka, July 17 (IANS) Mauritius is phasing out male workers and hiring only women from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, a newspaper report here said Friday, quoting a local labour recruiting agent. ... Read more...

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Indian American faces 49 years in jail for bribe


April 14th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (IANS) An Indian American who earlier worked with immigration services has been convicted of conspiring to encourage immigrants to enter the country illegally and accepting a bribe, according to ... Read more...

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Dhaka demands compensation for workers sent home


March 28th, 2009 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 28 (IANS) Countries that provide jobs to Bangladeshi workers must compensate them if they are sent home before their contracts expire, the government says. Upset at its migrant workers being sent ... Read more...

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As US firms cut foreign hires, Indian, Chinese students plan return


March 19th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, March 19 (IANS) A large number of foreign students, particularly from India and China, are planning to return home as they fear that they will not be able to ... Read more...

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Malaysia Govt. cancels work visas of 55,000 Bangladeshis


March 11th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya, Mar. 11 (ANI): Malaysias Home Minister Syed Hamid Albar has informed that the Government has cancelled the work visas of about 55,000 Bangladeshis who have not used them so far. This ... Read more...

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Visas for gems: Indian American jeweller, US diplomat indicted


February 27th, 2009 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 27 (IANS) An Indian American jewellery executive and a former Toronto-based US diplomat have pleaded guilty to trading gemstone rings, trips with exotic dancers and other gifts in exchange for ... Read more...

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Seven arrested in immigration racket run by Indian American (Lead)


June 17th, 2008 - 7:36 am ICT by IANS
By Parveen Chopra New York, June 16 (IANS) Seven people, including an Indian American running an IT company in the US, have been arrested for allegedly running an immigration racket that promised work ... Read more...

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Indians top Bahrain’s expat labour list


June 17th, 2008 - 7:27 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 16 (IANS) Nearly 32,000 Indian workers have registered with Bahrain's Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) over the weekend at a labour enrolment festival. Indians, at 31,734, topped the list of ... Read more...

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Immigration scam by Indian American busted, seven held


June 16th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
By Parveen Chopra New York, June 16 (IANS) An Indian American running an IT company in the US and six Indians have been arrested in an alleged immigration scam involving H1B visas. New ... Read more...

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Indians top list in Bahrain worker registration fest


June 9th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Aroonim Bhuyan Dubai, June 9 (IANS) Indians topped the list of expatriate workers registering with Bahrain's Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) over the weekend at a labour enrolment festival being held in ... Read more...

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UAE denies reports it has hiked visa fees


June 3rd, 2008 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 3 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has dismissed reports that it has implemented a new fee structure for issuing different kinds of visas, WAM news agency said Tuesday. A ... Read more...

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Britain announces strict new immigration rules


May 7th, 2008 - 1:32 am ICT by admin
London, May 6 (IANS) British employers will have to prove that no British workers are able to fill a vacancy before offering a job to a migrant worker from outside Europe under ... Read more...

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Bangladeshi curry chefs may be favourites for UK work visas


March 28th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 28 (ANI): The UK Home Office is planning to give priority to chefs from Bangladesh in allotting working visas under the new immigration rules.The Home Office is preparing a ... Read more...

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Oil major BP recalls 148 employees from Russia


March 26th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by admin
RIA Novosti Moscow, March 26 (RIA Novosti) A total of 148 employees of Britain's BP working in Russia for TNK-BP have been recalled from Russia due to problems with registration, the Russian-British venture ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan pilots eye growing Indian aviation market


March 11th, 2008 - 11:27 am ICT by admin
By P.K. Balachandran Colombo, March 11 (IANS) With the opening up of Indian aviation to foreigners, pilots from Sri Lanka have been eyeing the expanding Indian job market. At least 15 of them, ... Read more...

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ICICI Bank opens first US branch


March 1st, 2008 - 7:21 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) By Parveen Chopra New York, March 1 (IANS) ICICI Bank, India's largest private sector bank, has opened its first branch in New York. It will manage salary accounts of US employees of large ... Read more...

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ICICI Bank opens branch in New York


March 1st, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by admin
New York, March 1 (IANS) ICICI Bank, India's largest private sector bank, has entered the US by opening its first branch in New York. K.V. Kamath, managing director and chief executive officer, ... Read more...

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