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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.

US: Indian arrested for stealing Rs. 5.68cr from 400 people

31 Jan 2019

US: Indian arrested for stealing Rs. 5.68cr from 400 people

An Indian has been arrested in the US for stealing at least $800,000 (Rs. 5.68 crores) from over 400 victims, mostly of Indian descent, through a provisional "credit" scheme.

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: Since 2014, over 20,000 Indians have sought political asylum

01 Dec 2018

US: Since 2014, over 20,000 Indians have sought political asylum

More than 20,000 Indians, mostly men, have sought asylum in the US since 2014, according to the latest figures.

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.

The US has found another way to deny H-1B visas

13 Sep 2018

The US has found another way to deny H-1B visas

On Tuesday, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) implemented a new rule that allows US authorities to reject visa applications, petitions, and requests over mistakes and missing documents without giving an applicant the chance to correct the error.

US: Indian-origin people among 15 indicted in massive call-center scam

08 Sep 2018

US: Indian-origin people among 15 indicted in massive call-center scam

As many as 15 people, including Indian-origin, and five India-based businesses were indicted yesterday in the multimillion-dollar call center scam which defrauded thousands of US citizens of hundreds of millions of dollars.

US: Gunman opened fire in Cincinnati, four including Andhra-man, dead

07 Sep 2018

US: Gunman opened fire in Cincinnati, four including Andhra-man, dead

In a disturbing development, a 25-year-old Andhra man died after a gunman opened fire in a bank building in Cincinnati, US, on Thursday.

Six Indian nationals among several arrested by US immigration authorities

01 Sep 2018

Six Indian nationals among several arrested by US immigration authorities

Six Indian nationals are among over 300 people arrested by American authorities for criminal activities and violating the country's immigration laws during a month-long crackdown across six states.

US: Police-chief's son attacks Sikh man; shows 'middle-finger' in court

12 Aug 2018

US: Police-chief's son attacks Sikh man; shows 'middle-finger' in court

The teenager son of a police chief in California, who brutally assaulted a 71-year-old Sikh man, grinned and made obscene gestures by flashing his middle fingers, during his first court appearance, according to a report by Sacramento's FOX40 News.

7,737 Indians languishing in various jails of foreign countries: Govt

25 Jul 2018

7,737 Indians languishing in various jails of foreign countries: Govt

As many as 7,737 Indians are languishing in various jails in foreign countries (till July 20, 2018), the Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh informed Lok Sabha today.

US: Indian student Sharath Koppu's killer had long criminal record

19 Jul 2018

US: Indian student Sharath Koppu's killer had long criminal record

The man who killed 25-year-old Indian student Sharath Koppu in United States' Kansas City had an extensive criminal background and was just 15 when he was first arrested in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 2009.

Indian-Americans donate $1bn every year, one-third of their giving potential

18 Jul 2018

Indian-Americans donate $1bn every year, one-third of their giving potential

Indian-Americans, who are among the ethnic groups with highest per capita income, donate about $1 billion/year, far less than their potential of $3 billion philanthropy in the US, revealed a first-of-its-kind survey.

US: Indian girl killed as two training aircraft collide midair

18 Jul 2018

US: Indian girl killed as two training aircraft collide midair

The 19-year-old Indian girl Nisha Sejwal was among three people killed when two small training aircraft from a flight school collided midair yesterday in the US state of Florida.

US cops shoot dead Indian student Sharath Koppu's suspected killer

16 Jul 2018

US cops shoot dead Indian student Sharath Koppu's suspected killer

Kansas Police have shot dead the suspected killer of Indian student Sharath Koppu in the US, 10 days after the crime.

Two NRI devotees donate Rs. 13.5cr to Tirumala Venkateswara temple

14 Jul 2018

Two NRI devotees donate Rs. 13.5cr to Tirumala Venkateswara temple

Two US-based entrepreneurs donated Rs. 13.5 crore to the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala.

Indian student shooting: Police release suspect's photo, announce $10,000 reward

08 Jul 2018

Indian student shooting: Police release suspect's photo, announce $10,000 reward

Kansas Police have released CCTV footage of the suspect who shot to death Indian student Sharath Koppu Friday evening.

Indian-student shot dead in US restaurant, police rule out hate-crime

08 Jul 2018

Indian-student shot dead in US restaurant, police rule out hate-crime

On Friday evening (local time), an Indian student was shot by miscreants inside a restaurant in United States' Kansas City.

US: Indian engineer dies after falling off rocks at waterfall

03 Jul 2018

US: Indian engineer dies after falling off rocks at waterfall

A 32-year-old Indian software engineer has died after jumping from the rocks of the popular Elk River Falls in the US state of North Carolina, authorities said, marking the second drowning in the river in six weeks.

Tollywood sex-racket in US: Businessman's wife demanded $2,500 for "3-hrs-2-times"

29 Jun 2018

Tollywood sex-racket in US: Businessman's wife demanded $2,500 for "3-hrs-2-times"

US officials have revealed a barrage of evidence against a top Telugu businessman-turned-film producer and his wife, who were allegedly running a sex-racket with young Tollywood actresses.

US: Indian-origin man sold fake massage-training certificates to prostitution rings

29 Jun 2018

US: Indian-origin man sold fake massage-training certificates to prostitution rings

An Indian-origin man in the US has pleaded guilty to selling fraudulent massage-therapy training certificates for several New Jersey parlors that engaged in prostitution.

Indians in US jail: Nikki Haley wants matter "resolved"

28 Jun 2018

Indians in US jail: Nikki Haley wants matter "resolved"

The Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC) took up the issue of 52 Indians languishing in a detention center in Oregon when US Envoy to the UN Nikki Haley visited the Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib in Delhi today.

At least 52 Indians jailed under US' new 'zero-tolerance' policy

20 Jun 2018

At least 52 Indians jailed under US' new 'zero-tolerance' policy

The US has jailed over 1,600 illegal immigrants under its 'zero-tolerance' policy. Of those, 52 detainees in an Oregon federal prison have declared themselves Indian.

Indians got 74.2% H-1B visas in 2017, China at 9%

08 May 2018

Indians got 74.2% H-1B visas in 2017, China at 9%

Recent trends in US' H-1B visas reveal India still remains their largest subscriber: in 2016, Indians made up 74.2% of the total visas issued, which increased to 75.6% in 2017.

American who shot dead Indian-origin Srinivas Kuchibhotla jailed for life

05 May 2018

American who shot dead Indian-origin Srinivas Kuchibhotla jailed for life

The US Navy veteran who shot dead Indian techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Kansas City last year has been sentenced to life.

43% drop in H-1B applications this time, a historic low

13 Apr 2018

43% drop in H-1B applications this time, a historic low

Amid tightened norms by the US, the number of applications received for H-1B visas for the 2018 hiring cycle has reached a historic low.

Stricter H-1B norms forces companies to mull other options

03 Apr 2018

Stricter H-1B norms forces companies to mull other options

The US' tighter restrictions on the H-1B visas, popular among highly skilled Indians looking to move abroad, have affected both applicants and prospective employers.

Indians getting US-citizenship fall sharply, but can it be good-news?

27 Mar 2018

Indians getting US-citizenship fall sharply, but can it be good-news?

The grand "American Dream" is farther for Indians than ever before. During 1995-2000, 1.2L highly-skilled Indians were entering the US each year.

Indian-origin ponzi schemer charged in US with $250,000 fraud

25 Mar 2018

Indian-origin ponzi schemer charged in US with $250,000 fraud

An Indian-origin man in the US has been charged with stealing more than $250,000 in a Ponzi scheme in which his friends and coworkers invested.

Srinivas Kuchibhotla killer pleads guilty to first-degree murder

07 Mar 2018

Srinivas Kuchibhotla killer pleads guilty to first-degree murder

52-year-old Adam Purinton has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder of Indian-American IT engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla in Kansas in February'17.

USIEF announces a range of Fulbright fellowships for Indians

04 Mar 2018

USIEF announces a range of Fulbright fellowships for Indians

The United States-India Educational Foundation (USIEF) has invited applications for a range of Fulbright scholarships for the 2019-20 session.

Falling number of Indian students could impact US severely: Report

26 Feb 2018

Falling number of Indian students could impact US severely: Report

The US' tightening of immigration policies has taken a hit on international students, particularly from India.

Gunman kills one Indian-American, injures another in Georgia

09 Feb 2018

Gunman kills one Indian-American, injures another in Georgia

A 28-year-old gunman went on a shooting rampage at two convenience stores in Rome, Georgia, on Tuesday night, killing one Indian-American and seriously injuring another.

21 attacks on Indian-students abroad in 2017, most in Poland

25 Jan 2018

21 attacks on Indian-students abroad in 2017, most in Poland

Government data has revealed that the most attacks on Indian students abroad happened in Poland last year, with nine of 21 incidents reported from there.

Sherin Mathews's adoptive father charged with her murder

13 Jan 2018

Sherin Mathews's adoptive father charged with her murder

Wesley Mathews, the Indian-American adoptive father of Sherin Mathews, has been charged with capital murder after an autopsy ruled that the 3-year-old girl died from "homicidal violence."

Relief for Indians: US denies considering changing H-1B extension policy

09 Jan 2018

Relief for Indians: US denies considering changing H-1B extension policy

A week after reports emerged that the Trump administration was considering tightening H-1B visa rules that could lead to deportation of 7,50,000 Indians, the US has denied them.

Indian man sexually assaults sleeping co-passenger while wife sat beside

05 Jan 2018

Indian man sexually assaults sleeping co-passenger while wife sat beside

An Indian man allegedly molested a woman sleeping next to him on a Las Vegas-Detroit flight while his wife sat on the other side.

US' curb on H-1B visas a golden opportunity for India?

04 Jan 2018

US' curb on H-1B visas a golden opportunity for India?

The US' curb on H-1B visas might be bad news for Indians wishing to settle there, but it might turn out to be a golden opportunity for the Indian government.

Trump's H-1B changes may lead to deportation of 7,50,000 Indians

02 Jan 2018

Trump's H-1B changes may lead to deportation of 7,50,000 Indians

The Donald Trump administration is taking another step in its "Buy American, Hire American" initiative, possibly affecting 7,50,000 Indians.