Diaspora

New rules make it harder to attain H-1B visa

New rules make it harder to attain H-1B visa

August 26, 2019

On August 12, US President Donald Trump’s administration announced a new rule for H-1B visa according to which people could be denied visa and permanent residency for being too poor.

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Public response unit for diaspora set up in the UK

Public response unit for diaspora set up in the UK

August 14, 2019

The Indian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom has launched a ten-member Public Response Unit to provide instant service to the diaspora.

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Money gifts to NRIs becomes taxable

Money gifts to NRIs becomes taxable

August 7, 2019

The recent Budget for 2019-20 introduced a few significant changes, one of which was about taxation of gifts from resident individuals to non resident Indians (NRIs).

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Strong laws needed to curb fraudulent NRI marriages

Strong laws needed to curb fraudulent NRI marriage...

July 27, 2019

According to the Ministry of External Affairs, as many as 4,698 complaints were lodged by Indian women deserted by their NRI husbands in the last three and half years.

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Three Indian-origin MPs in newly formed UK cabinet

Three Indian-origin MPs in newly formed UK cabinet

July 25, 2019

The new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his cabinet ministers which has three Indian-origin ministers who are set to hold key posts.

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Indian-American Govind Nanda moving up in US tennis

Indian-American Govind Nanda moving up in US tenni...

July 16, 2019

The Wimbledon boy’s doubles saw Indian-American player Govind Nanda and his Canadian partner Liam Draxl playing against the top-seeded Czech pair of Jonas Forejtek and Jiri Lehecka at the finals on July 14 and were placed at second position.

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Indian-Americans in eight co-champions of National Spell Bee

Indian-Americans in eight co-champions of National...

June 18, 2019

Indian-Americans have been winning every Scripps National Spelling Bee since 2008.

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Indian-American researchers in Goldwater scholarship 2019

Indian-American researchers in Goldwater scholarsh...

May 29, 2019

More than 40 Indian-American students have been selected as Barry Goldwater Scholars this year.

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Dave Sharma: Another Indian origin MP in Australia

Dave Sharma: Another Indian origin MP in Australia

May 26, 2019

With an increasing number of Indian origin people now contesting elections in Australia, the political scene in the country is showing signs of diversity. The 700,000 strong diaspora is also emerging as a vital vote bank being courted by the key political parties!

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University of Houston renames building after Indian-American couple

University of Houston renames building after India...

May 7, 2019

A building at University of Houston has been renamed after an Indian-American couple in recognition of their contribution to aid research projects, faculty and students at the university.

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