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H-1B visas: US to reconsider objections raised during Trump regime

13 Mar 2021

H-1B visas: US to reconsider objections raised during Trump regime

The Biden administration announced it is ready to reconsider objections or adverse decisions to foreign workers on visas, like H-1B, due to three policy memoranda by the Trump administration that have now been rescinded.

NewsBytes Briefing: BuzzFeed finally gets Trump, and more

06 Feb 2021

NewsBytes Briefing: BuzzFeed finally gets Trump, and more

The fine journalists at BuzzFeed saw documents implicating former US President Donald Trump of many terrible things, but quickly deemed them too evil to be seen by their readers. So now we must take their word on the orange man being bad.

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

25 Jan 2021

Google's US office facilities will serve as COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced via a tweet on Monday that his organization will open its facilities in the US to serve as mass COVID-19 vaccination sites. Further, the tech giant has committed more than $150 million in free ads to promote vaccine education.

Donald Trump to pardon 'Tha Carter IV' rapper Lil Wayne?

10 Jan 2021

Donald Trump to pardon 'Tha Carter IV' rapper Lil Wayne?

Outgoing US President Donald Trump has finally conceded defeat and has agreed on a peaceful transition of power after the shocking Capitol riots.

After Capitol violence, Facebook and Instagram suspend Trump's accounts indefinitely

08 Jan 2021

After Capitol violence, Facebook and Instagram suspend Trump's accounts indefinitely

Outgoing United States President Donald Trump has been slapped with an indefinite ban by Facebook and Instagram. He was initially barred from posting anything on these platforms for 24 hours, in wake of the deadly violence at the Capitol.

The Capitol violence: Hollywood celebrities lash out at Trump administration

07 Jan 2021

The Capitol violence: Hollywood celebrities lash out at Trump administration

Many top faces of Hollywood lashed out at US President Donald Trump and his sympathizers for the shocking Capitol riot that happened on Wednesday.

US: Trump administration's TikTok sale deadline extended by 15 days

14 Nov 2020

US: Trump administration's TikTok sale deadline extended by 15 days

American authorities have given ByteDance, the Chinese owner of TikTok, additional time to divest the popular short-video platform's business to resolve national security concerns raised by the Trump administration.

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok granted injunction against US ban, and more

28 Sep 2020

NewsBytes Briefing: TikTok granted injunction against US ban, and more

Over the weekend, TikTok won a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration, which prevents the hit video service from getting banned in the US.

ByteDance values TikTok at $60 billion for US deal

20 Sep 2020

ByteDance values TikTok at $60 billion for US deal

Chinese giant ByteDance is said to have valued TikTok at an approximate $60 billion.

US bans TikTok, WeChat downloads from September 20: Details here

18 Sep 2020

US bans TikTok, WeChat downloads from September 20: Details here

In a major move, the US government has announced the decision to ban popular Chinese services TikTok and WeChat.

China may let TikTok face US ban: Here's why

12 Sep 2020

China may let TikTok face US ban: Here's why

Chinese giant ByteDance is running out of time to comply with the Donald Trump administration's 'sell or close' order for TikTok US.

Amid political turmoil, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer steps down

27 Aug 2020

Amid political turmoil, TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer steps down

Kevin Mayer, the Chief Executive Officer of TikTok and Chief Operating Officer of its Chinese parent company ByteDance, has resigned from his posts.

#WeeklyRecap: Apple hits $2 trillion, Gmail suffers outage, and more

23 Aug 2020

#WeeklyRecap: Apple hits $2 trillion, Gmail suffers outage, and more

This week, both Apple and Google made major headlines in the world of tech.

Now, TikTok will sue Trump administration: Here's why

23 Aug 2020

Now, TikTok will sue Trump administration: Here's why

After weeks of speculation and rumors, TikTok has finally confirmed its plan to sue the Trump administration.

US approves 5-minute 'rapid' test for coronavirus disease

28 Mar 2020

US approves 5-minute 'rapid' test for coronavirus disease

In a major development, a US-based medical device manufacturer has won Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval for a new 'rapid' coronavirus test.

Huawei hits back, accuses the US of carrying out cyberattacks

04 Sep 2019

Huawei hits back, accuses the US of carrying out cyberattacks

Months after being subjected to a trade ban, Huawei has hit back at US, claiming that the Trump administration has been using every tool at its disposal to disrupt its business.

US' Mike Pompeo comes to India, meets Narendra Modi

26 Jun 2019

US' Mike Pompeo comes to India, meets Narendra Modi

Amid strained trade ties between India and United States, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday night.

Google doesn't want "Trump situation" in 2020, undercover exposé claims

26 Jun 2019

Google doesn't want "Trump situation" in 2020, undercover exposé claims

Once again, Google is at loggerheads with US President Donald Trump administration's supporters.

US embassies in India hoist Pride flag, defying Trump administration

09 Jun 2019

US embassies in India hoist Pride flag, defying Trump administration

Despite the United States Department of State's rejection of all embassy requests to hoist LGBTQ+ rainbow flags to mark Pride month, several US diplomats around the world, are doing it anyway.

US removes India from its currency monitoring list: Details here

29 May 2019

US removes India from its currency monitoring list: Details here

The US has taken India off its currency watchlist of major trading partners on Wednesday after the country took certain steps to prevent foreign exchange irregularities.

Huawei US ban delayed: What it means for Android users

21 May 2019

Huawei US ban delayed: What it means for Android users

Yesterday, the Trump Administration banned Huawei from dealing with American technology companies.

Indian techie denied H-1B visa; Silicon Valley firm sues government

17 May 2019

Indian techie denied H-1B visa; Silicon Valley firm sues government

An IT company based in Silicon Valley has filed a lawsuit against the United States government for denying an H-1B visa to an Indian techie.

USCIS denied 32% of new H-1B applications in first quarter

13 Apr 2019

USCIS denied 32% of new H-1B applications in first quarter

The National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), a non-partisan think-tank, analyzed the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) database of the H-1B visas denied in the first quarter of fiscal year 2019.

US to accept new H-1B visa petitions from 1 April

19 Mar 2019

US to accept new H-1B visa petitions from 1 April

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be reportedly accepting new H-1B visa petitions for fiscal 2020 from 1 April. For these, the employment start date would be 1 October, reported American Bazaar.

Good news for Indians: US introduces 15-day H-1B visa processing

19 Feb 2019

Good news for Indians: US introduces 15-day H-1B visa processing

In what comes as good news for Indian professionals seeking to work in the US, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), announced last week that it will resume premium processing for all H-1B visa applications filed on or before December 21, 2018, starting Tuesday.

16 US states sue Trump administration over national emergency declaration

19 Feb 2019

16 US states sue Trump administration over national emergency declaration

Everyone had predicted that US President Donald Trump's move to declare a national emergency would not go unchallenged.

US govt shutdown affecting FBI: Law & order at risk?

23 Jan 2019

US govt shutdown affecting FBI: Law & order at risk?

The ongoing partial US government shutdown, now the longest in history, has already resulted in hundreds of thousands of Federal employees working without pay.

Trump announces major H-1B changes, including path to citizenship

11 Jan 2019

Trump announces major H-1B changes, including path to citizenship

On Friday, US President Trump announced that major changes would be made to the H-1B visa program that is widely used by Indian IT professionals and Indian IT firms.

US: Mattis resigns as Defense Secretary over differences with Trump

21 Dec 2018

US: Mattis resigns as Defense Secretary over differences with Trump

After two years in office, US Defense Secretary James Mattis has resigned from his post, reportedly over differences with US President Donald Trump, especially pertaining to matters of foreign policy.

Trump signs bill on Tibet into law despite China protest

20 Dec 2018

Trump signs bill on Tibet into law despite China protest

US President Donald Trump has signed a bipartisan bill on Tibet into law that could enrage China, paving the way to impose a visa ban on Chinese officials who deny American citizens, government officials and journalists access to the sensitive Himalayan region, the homeland of the exiled Dalai Lama.

Trump names Mick Mulvaney as interim Chief of Staff

15 Dec 2018

Trump names Mick Mulvaney as interim Chief of Staff

US President Donald Trump has named his budget director Mick Mulvaney as interim White House Chief of Staff, putting a halt to a chaotic search to who will take over one of the most important positions in the federal government.

India sees US as an important defense partner: Sitharaman

04 Dec 2018

India sees US as an important defense partner: Sitharaman

Commencing her five-day official visit to the United States, Union Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman yesterday asserted that New Delhi sees the US as an important partner in the field of defense.

US proposes changes to H-1B visas; favors highest-paid foreign workers

01 Dec 2018

US proposes changes to H-1B visas; favors highest-paid foreign workers

The Trump administration yesterday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process with the aim of awarding the visa to the most skilled and highest paid foreign workers.

New H-1B rules proposed, might benefit some Indians

01 Dec 2018

New H-1B rules proposed, might benefit some Indians

In yet another shake-up of H-1B visa rules, the Trump administration, on Friday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process.

CNN sues Trump, others for banning WH correspondent Jim Acosta

13 Nov 2018

CNN sues Trump, others for banning WH correspondent Jim Acosta

CNN is filing a lawsuit against US President Donald Trump and several White House officials over the ban on its Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta.

Pompeo abruptly shelves plans to meet top North Korean official

07 Nov 2018

Pompeo abruptly shelves plans to meet top North Korean official

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday abruptly shelved plans to meet a top North Korean official in New York, the latest twist in diplomatic attempts to secure a potentially landmark peace deal.

US sanctions on Iran come into effect: Details here

05 Nov 2018

US sanctions on Iran come into effect: Details here

On Monday, the Trump administration's sanctions against Iran, covering the country's banking and energy sectors, came into effect.

Trump boasts about his government at UN, gets laughed at

26 Sep 2018

Trump boasts about his government at UN, gets laughed at

US President Donald Trump's deepest fears have come true.

US: Social media regulation is just one signature away

22 Sep 2018

US: Social media regulation is just one signature away

It seems like US President Trump is making good on his threat to regulate social media companies.

H-4 visa work permits to be revoked, many Indian-Americans affected

22 Sep 2018

H-4 visa work permits to be revoked, many Indian-Americans affected

The Trump administration is clamping down on H-4 visa holders.