Apr 22 2017
The move by the Australian government to abolish the 457 visa for foreign workers would not have much impact on visas provided to Indian IT workers, said industry body National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM).
The US Citizenship and Immigration Services on Monday said that that employers who sought visas for 2018 submitted only 199,000 applications this year, compared last year's 236,000 applications.
On Tuesday, hammering his "America First" campaign theme, Trump signed an order tasking the department heads of State, Justice, Homeland Security and Labor to propose reforms in order to ensure H-1B visas are given to the "most-skilled or highest paid" petitioners. Every year, the U.S. grants 65,000 H-1B visas, while another 20,000 are set aside for those with USA advanced degrees.
Nasscom said it will work closely with the governments of India and Australia to understand more details on the changes and ensure these changes can be implemented seamlessly to ensure business continuity for Australian customers.
He said the IT industry apex organisations and the government need to work out a joint strategy to deal with the unfolding situation.
Apparel retailer Bebe Stores says to shut all stores
The Company's product offering includes a range of separates, tops, dresses, active wear and accessories for a range of occasions. The company, with about 170 boutique and outlet stores, was trying to close the locations without filing for bankruptcy.
US House panel to begin hearings on tax reform next week
President Trump has used the term "border tax" to refer to what is commonly known as a tariff on imported goods. Yet the intraparty politics surrounding the issue could be tricky.
Arkansas fights on multiple legal fronts to begin executions
ET) at the state's Cummins Unit in Grady, a small town about 75 miles (120 km ) southeast of Little Rock, the state capital. The ruling by a federal court in Little Rock threatens that plan, as did an order on Friday by an Arkansas state judge.
Stressing that India-US relationship has bipartisan support in both the countries, the Finance Minister in his meeting with the commerce secretary said the two largest democratic countries of the world over the years have developed strong strategic, economic and defence relationship.
The Indian IT industry has expressed serious concerns over the United States government moving towards tightening the rules for grant of H-1B visa, mainly used by domestic IT professionals for short-term work. The President's executive order directs the federal bureaucracy to enforce visa law more vigorously, and to study new ways to reform and restrict the H-1B system. "Senior Australian officials have conveyed to us that the impact of the changes will be negligible on Indian workers, most of whom fall in high skill category", the MEA said in a statement. "We are essentially seeing that countries are trying to define skilled workers more precisely and bring curbs on immigration while opening the doors for high-skilled workers", Chandrashekhar pointed out. Indian IT companies get over 60 per cent of their revenues from the North American market, about 20 per cent from Europe and the remaining from the other economies.
He also pointed out "misperception" about the bulk of H-1B visa approvals going to Indian companies.
Meanwhile, the Indian government is in talks with the USA and Australian authorities on visa policies. This kind of discretionary use of measures to control movement of professional is "hurting them and us also".
Apr 22 2017
Free pot giveaway leads to arrests near U.S. Capitol
The demonstration Thursday afternoon was intended as a protest against federal interference with states that have legal marijuana. So unless it's renewed, the 29 states that have legalized medical marijuana would be vulnerable to prosecution.
Apr 22 2017
Taliban Kill 'More Than 50' Afghan Troops In Army Base Attack
Dozens of people have been killed by the Taliban in an attack on a military base in Afghanistan, US officials have said. The militant strike was carried out in Mazar-i-Sharif, at the headquarters of Afghan National Army's 209th corps.
Apr 21 2017
No One Is Getting Fired Over Passenger Dragging Incident, Says United CEO
His lawyer said the 69-year-old man suffered a broken nose, concussion and other injuries when he was removed from the flight. Social media users across the United States, Vietnam and China called for a boycott of the airline over the incident.
Apr 21 2017
VP Pence arrives in Australia, last stop in Asia
He explained that the terror attack launched in Paris, France, was a warning that a terror attack can happen anywhere and anytime. Pence says Trump will also attend the East Asia Summit that follows the regional meetings in the Philippines that same month.
Apr 20 2017
France's would-be presidents rally in Paris days before vote
Marchers handed out tracts denouncing the xenophobia and racism they associate with Le Pen and the party co-founded by her father. To appeal to a French audience to stop Le Pen, Oliver dimmed the lights, lit a cigarette, and gave a speech entirely in French.
Apr 20 2017
Arturo Vidal blasts referee following Real Madrid loss
Those scandalous numbers you think you can never achieve, the appearances, the goals, and that to me is where it's going. It was a true spectacle. "You didn't need a replay to see Arturo touched the ball". "I am sticking to positive things".
Apr 18 2017
Snapchat CEO said India "too poor" to consider expansion
Snapchat denies Spiegel said it. "Obviously, Snapchat is for everyone!" a Snap spokesperson said on Sunday in a press briefing. Interestingly, the whole news became more interesting with anti-Indian Kashmiri people giving Snapchat 5 stars.
Apr 18 2017
Google Reaches Android Antitrust Settlement In Russia
The company has about 55 percent market share in Russian search versus Google's 40 percent, according to researcher LiveInternet. In addition, Google has promised to develop a tool to make it easy for users to change their device's default search engine.
Apr 18 2017
Detroit officers shot overnight on city's west side
The officers were in full uniform at the time of the incident. "Right after the shot, he called 911", Redd said. According to WXYZ , a 19-year-old man fired a shotgun at the officers as they checked out the man's home.
Apr 18 2017
Here's how to correctly file an IRS tax extension
Requesting an extension to file a Vermont personal income tax return does not extend the period to file the homestead declaration. Once a return or claim has been submitted, filers may check myVTax for the status of their submissions and income tax refunds.
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