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Meet Roshni Nadar Malhotra (38), the richest Indian woman

17 Jul 2020

Meet Roshni Nadar Malhotra (38), the richest Indian woman

A few hours ago, billionaire industrialist Shiv Nadar announced his decision to step down from the role of Chairperson at HCL Technologies, the multinational IT giant he founded four decades ago.

HCL launches 'Tech Bee' program to hire Class-XII students

17 Jun 2019

HCL launches 'Tech Bee' program to hire Class-XII students

India's homegrown IT giant HCL Technologies recently announced that it would soon launch an early career program under which, it would train and hire Class-XII (intermediate) students.

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.

L&T executive encashes leaves, earns Rs. 19 crore

30 Jan 2019

L&T executive encashes leaves, earns Rs. 19 crore

Working professionals in India often plan meticulously how to save and use the leaves offered by their employer.

Hyderabad police now sends letters to drunk driver's HR head

20 Jan 2019

Hyderabad police now sends letters to drunk driver's HR head

Drunk driving is one of the most common causes of accidents in India and the traffic police have been coming up with new tactics to prevent such mishaps.

Delhi: Jealous of nephew, man buries him, plants saplings

12 Jan 2019

Delhi: Jealous of nephew, man buries him, plants saplings

In a disturbing news, a man was arrested from Hyderabad by Delhi Police recently for murdering his nephew three years ago.

Infosys loses arbitration, asked to pay Rs. 12cr to Bansal

18 Sep 2018

Infosys loses arbitration, asked to pay Rs. 12cr to Bansal

India's second largest software company, Infosys Ltd., has lost the arbitration over its disputed severance package to former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Rajiv Bansal.

Naidu discusses bilateral cooperation in trade, defense with Serbian President

15 Sep 2018

Naidu discusses bilateral cooperation in trade, defense with Serbian President

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday met Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic and held a fruitful discussion with him on strengthening cooperation in a number of areas, including trade, defense, and IT.

Hyderabad, Chennai at bottom as IT job growth slows down

24 Jun 2018

Hyderabad, Chennai at bottom as IT job growth slows down

According to a report by Naukri.com, the India's job market grew by 21% in April 2018, compared to April 2017.

#CareerBytes: 6 tech skills you need to get start-up jobs

08 Jun 2018

#CareerBytes: 6 tech skills you need to get start-up jobs

Start-up jobs are in demand these days as more and more job seekers are looking for jobs offering learning opportunities and scope for growth.

Wipro announces 6-7% average increment for 2018

05 Jun 2018

Wipro announces 6-7% average increment for 2018

India's third-largest software services exporter, Wipro, has announced a 6-7% average increment for its employees for the year, effective from June 1.

94% of graduates not fit for hiring: Tech Mahindra CEO

04 Jun 2018

94% of graduates not fit for hiring: Tech Mahindra CEO

The skill shortage in India's IT workforce is alarming. The education-sector isn't helping meet this gap, so the burden has shifted to the industries.

US firms sue US immigration services over stringent H-1B rules

05 May 2018

US firms sue US immigration services over stringent H-1B rules

A group of US outsourcing and technology companies with extensive operations in India have sued the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) over a recently issued policy memo which puts significant restrictions on H-1B workers.

Indian-American IT company fined for violating H-1B salary requirements

02 May 2018

Indian-American IT company fined for violating H-1B salary requirements

On Wednesday, an Indian-American IT company was asked to pay a fine of $173,044 in wages to 12 of its foreign employees, most of them Indian, for violating the H-1B visa programme's salary requirements.

Infosys: Single digit salary hike for majority of employees

14 Apr 2018

Infosys: Single digit salary hike for majority of employees

On Friday, Infosys announced that it had rolled out salary hikes ranging from "mid-single digit to high-single digit" for a majority of employees, both onsite, and offshore.

US Immigration: Cap for H-1B visas reached for 2019

07 Apr 2018

US Immigration: Cap for H-1B visas reached for 2019

The Congressionally-mandated cap of 65,000 for H-1B visas has been reached for the fiscal year 2019, according to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services' (USCIS) latest statement.

Tech Mahindra bets big on 5G, sets-up lab in Bengaluru

25 Feb 2018

Tech Mahindra bets big on 5G, sets-up lab in Bengaluru

Tech Mahindra has set up a lab in Bengaluru, in association with US chipmaker Intel as part of its preparedness for 5G services expected to be rolled out by 2019, said a top executive of the IT firm.

Why did Facebook hire pollster to monitor Zuckerberg's image?

10 Feb 2018

Why did Facebook hire pollster to monitor Zuckerberg's image?

Last year Facebook hired a full-time pollster, Tavis McGinn, to monitor what people around the world thought about Mark Zuckerberg.

Google penalized with Rs. 136cr fine for abusing market position

09 Feb 2018

Google penalized with Rs. 136cr fine for abusing market position

National antitrust watchdog Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a fine of Rs. 136 crore on tech giant Google for indulging in "search bias" and abusing its dominant position in online web search and online search advertising markets.

Sophia, World's first robot citizen, to visit India in February

06 Feb 2018

Sophia, World's first robot citizen, to visit India in February

Sophia, the first robot citizen in the world, is set to visit India this month.

Trump proposes ending visa lottery to clear green card backlogs

27 Jan 2018

Trump proposes ending visa lottery to clear green card backlogs

In a move which might favour skilled Indian IT professionals in the US, President Donald Trump has proposed to end visa lottery system in favour of reducing green card backlogs of highly skilled workers.

Google v/s Microsoft: Who will win the K-12 education market?

24 Jan 2018

Google v/s Microsoft: Who will win the K-12 education market?

Google currently dominates the American laptop market for K-12 education with its low-cost Chromebooks.

Google's certificate course for IT beginners in 8 months!

21 Jan 2018

Google's certificate course for IT beginners in 8 months!

Dreaming of working with Google, Microsoft and other IT giants but no experience? No worries. Google is now bringing an exciting opportunity.

Wipro struggles to keep employee strength

20 Jan 2018

Wipro struggles to keep employee strength

Wipro lost 1,206 employees in the last quarter of 2017.

How much does Salil Parekh, new Infosys CEO, earn?

04 Jan 2018

How much does Salil Parekh, new Infosys CEO, earn?

After months of search, Infosys finally decided on its new CEO last December. Salil Parekh took charge the day before yesterday.

New H-1B rules: Indian spouses won't be able to work

16 Dec 2017

New H-1B rules: Indian spouses won't be able to work

In a jolt to Indian workers in the US, President Donald Trump's administration is considering to do away with Obama-era rule that allows spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in the US.

Capgemini's Salil Parekh named Infosys's new CEO & MD

02 Dec 2017

Capgemini's Salil Parekh named Infosys's new CEO & MD

US hiking minimum H-1B salary will hit Indian IT firms

19 Nov 2017

US hiking minimum H-1B salary will hit Indian IT firms

In what could be a setback for Indian IT companies and professionals, a new legislation in the US promises to increase minimum salaries of H-1B visa holders from $60,000 to $90,000.

Karnataka government approves IT employees' union, what does it mean?

10 Nov 2017

Karnataka government approves IT employees' union, what does it mean?

At a time when India's Information Technology employees are grappling with job losses, Karnataka's massive IT-sector is going to witness some drastic changes.

Knowing Satya Nadella beyond Microsoft

07 Nov 2017

Knowing Satya Nadella beyond Microsoft

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella was recently in India.

Infosys profit rises by 7% to Rs. 3,726cr in Q2

24 Oct 2017

Infosys profit rises by 7% to Rs. 3,726cr in Q2

Infosys, India's second-largest IT company, reported a Rs. 3,726-crore net-profit for the July-September quarter, posting 7% Quarter-on-Quarter rise and 3% Year-on-Year increase.

A month after Sikka, Infosys senior VP Sanjay Rajagopalan resigns

18 Sep 2017

A month after Sikka, Infosys senior VP Sanjay Rajagopalan resigns

A month after Vishal Sikka resigned from Infosys, the company's senior vice-president Sanjay Rajagopalan has also quit his post.

Infosys to recruit 6,000 techies annually for next 2 years

10 Sep 2017

Infosys to recruit 6,000 techies annually for next 2 years

Despite Vishal Sikka's resignation and turbulence over clashes between board members and founders over corporate governance issues, Infosys has announced that it will continue to recruit 6,000 employees per annum for the next two years.

Infosys promoters offer shares worth Rs. 2,038 crore for buyback

04 Sep 2017

Infosys promoters offer shares worth Rs. 2,038 crore for buyback

Infosys promoters, including the co-founder duo N.R. Narayana Murthy and Nandan Nilekani, have offered to put up as many as 1.77 crore shares for sale in the proposed Rs. 13,000 crore buyback offer of the firm.

Nandan Nilekani to work without salary as Infosys Chairman

02 Sep 2017

Nandan Nilekani to work without salary as Infosys Chairman

According to the BSE filing by India's second largest IT firm Infosys, it will not be paying a single dime to its newly instated non-executive and non-independent chairman, Nandan Nilekani.

Infosys engaging with investors to maintain high governance norms

02 Sep 2017

Infosys engaging with investors to maintain high governance norms

According to its BSE filing, Infosys is currently engaging with its shareholders to discuss what its future course of action should be so that, the "high governance standards" of the firm are maintained.

Murthy's allegations are 'false and slanderous', says former chairman Seshasayee

01 Sep 2017

Murthy's allegations are 'false and slanderous', says former chairman Seshasayee

Responding to Infosys co-founder Narayana Murthy's allegations of lying, former chairman R Seshasayee slammed the "false and slanderous" accusations, saying he didn't understand the reason behind the persistent vendetta.

The rise of Iranian-Americans in the tech industry

30 Aug 2017

The rise of Iranian-Americans in the tech industry

The appointment of long time Expedia CEO Dara Khosrowshahi as the new Uber CEO underscores a larger phenomena happening in America for some time now - the rise of Iranian-Americans in the tech industry.

Infosys founder Narayana Murthy's mysterious whistleblower strikes again

30 Aug 2017

Infosys founder Narayana Murthy's mysterious whistleblower strikes again

Kickstarting a fresh chapter of controversy, Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy said that a whistleblower had informed him that the former Chairman R. Seshasayee had lied to the firm's shareholders in its 33rd Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Infosys under Nilekani will adapt a 3-pronged strategy

27 Aug 2017

Infosys under Nilekani will adapt a 3-pronged strategy

If anything is evident from Nilekani's tweet - "Joined @Infosys at 26, re-joined it at 62." - it's the fact that Infosys is once again relying on its old guard to bring the much-needed order.