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After Vizag gas leak, government issues guidelines for restarting industries

10 May 2020

After Vizag gas leak, government issues guidelines for restarting industries

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Saturday issued guidelines for the reopening of industries after the nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

Coronavirus: Anticipating job loss, H-1B workers seek extension in US

31 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Anticipating job loss, H-1B workers seek extension in US

With the global economy dwindling in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, professionals working on H-1B visas in the United States fear massive job cuts, hence, they have asked the administration to allow them to stay there for longer.

Eggless 'anda bhurji'? Apparently, IIT-Delhi researchers have developed one

19 Sep 2019

Eggless 'anda bhurji'? Apparently, IIT-Delhi researchers have developed one

As veganism continues to grow popular, researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, have created an egg substitute derived from plants.

Facebook is the world's most evil company: Paytm founder

16 Feb 2018

Facebook is the world's most evil company: Paytm founder

Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO of India's biggest mobile wallet firm Paytm, has called Facebook "the most evil company in the world."

Court dismisses challenge to H-1B lottery system

30 Mar 2017

Court dismisses challenge to H-1B lottery system

A federal judge in Oregon dismissed a petition that sought to challenge the lottery system that determines successful applicants for H-1B visas.

H-1B visas: Proposed US legislation will "hurt" Indian IT firms

28 Mar 2017

H-1B visas: Proposed US legislation will "hurt" Indian IT firms

Senior Republican lawmaker Darrell Issa said his proposed bill on massive salary hikes for those employed under US' H-1B visas will hurt Indian IT firms in the US, and other organizations following similar structures.

H-1B visa curbs: Government says IT Industry need not worry

24 Mar 2017

H-1B visa curbs: Government says IT Industry need not worry

On Thursday, the Centre said there is no reason to be concerned about the H-1B visa regulations or the job security of Indian IT professionals as the government is currently in talks with the Trump administration about the same.

Fresh H-1B applications to be accepted from 3 April

20 Mar 2017

Fresh H-1B applications to be accepted from 3 April

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services stated that they would accept fresh applications for the H-1B visa for 2018 from April 3. However, they did not specify for how long they would continue accepting the applications.

US to suspend H-1B premium processing, bad for Indian IT

04 Mar 2017

US to suspend H-1B premium processing, bad for Indian IT

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily suspending premium processing for all H-1B visas from April 3 onwards for up to six months.

H-1B visa reform bill introduced in US: The Trump effect

31 Jan 2017

H-1B visa reform bill introduced in US: The Trump effect

The US House of Representatives introduced a legislation decreeing that the "minimum salary of H-1B visa holders be doubled to $130,000."