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Pakistani Hindu immigrants seeking Indian citizenship stranded amid COVID-19 pandemic

21 Aug 2020

Pakistani Hindu immigrants seeking Indian citizenship stranded amid COVID-19 pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to restrict global movement, numerous Pakistani Hindu immigrants seeking Indian citizenship are stranded in Pakistan due to the pandemic-induced lockdown.

US President Trump likely to suspend H-1B, other visas

21 Jun 2020

US President Trump likely to suspend H-1B, other visas

United States President Donald Trump will announce new restrictions on employment-based immigration visas in the next two days.

2 lakh H-1B workers could lose legal status by June

29 Apr 2020

2 lakh H-1B workers could lose legal status by June

The coronavirus pandemic has presented an additional obstacle for guest workers in the United States.

US body asks Trump to suspend H-1B program amid layoffs

01 Apr 2020

US body asks Trump to suspend H-1B program amid layoffs

A United States workers' body has approached President Donald Trump demanding the suspension of this year's H-1B and H-2B visa programs.

IPL 2020: Government to issue fresh advisory on April 15

19 Mar 2020

IPL 2020: Government to issue fresh advisory on April 15

India's Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Thursday cleared the air about the upcoming IPL edition.

Indian boxers including Mary Kom to go into quarantine

13 Mar 2020

Indian boxers including Mary Kom to go into quarantine

India's Mary Kom, who competed in the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Jordan, will be sent into self-isolation for at least 10 days, alongside thirteen other boxers.

All you need to know about UK's new visa system

19 Feb 2020

All you need to know about UK's new visa system

The United Kingdom has launched a new points-based visa system, impacting migrant workers and students.

Saudi Arabia allows tourists men, women to share hotel rooms

05 Oct 2019

Saudi Arabia allows tourists men, women to share hotel rooms

A week after Saudi Arabia welcomed tourists for the first time, the conservative Muslim Kingdom has clarified that foreign men and women will be allowed to rent hotel rooms together, without needing to prove that they are related.

Saudi Arabia to fine tourists for kissing, immodest clothes, etc.

29 Sep 2019

Saudi Arabia to fine tourists for kissing, immodest clothes, etc.

Even as Saudi Arabia allowed citizens from 49 countries to apply for travel visas to the Muslim Kingdom, it announced a "public decency" code which imposes fines on travelers for various offenses.

Poor people can't legally immigrate to Trump's America anymore

13 Aug 2019

Poor people can't legally immigrate to Trump's America anymore

In what could cut legal immigration to the United States by half, the Trump administration said yesterday that those seeking public benefits could be denied green cards.

Financial Bytes: Five reasons why filing income tax is beneficial

01 Jul 2019

Financial Bytes: Five reasons why filing income tax is beneficial

Filing income tax returns (ITRs) on time every year is very important and individuals having an annual income of Rs. 2.5 lakh or more have to file ITRs mandatorily.

#NewZealandTerrorAttack: Indian High Commission issues helpline numbers for victims' families

17 Mar 2019

#NewZealandTerrorAttack: Indian High Commission issues helpline numbers for victims' families

Releasing the list of five Indians who were brutally killed along with 45 others in New Zealand Christchurch attack on Friday, the Indian High Commission today announced a set of helpline numbers to help the families of victims.

UK announces new visa plan, expected to attract international students

16 Mar 2019

UK announces new visa plan, expected to attract international students

UK Prime Minister Theresa May's government has decided on some new visa plans to attract more international students.

#FinancialBytes: Popular personalized credit card options available in India

07 Feb 2019

#FinancialBytes: Popular personalized credit card options available in India

Credit cards are among the most widely-used cashless payment methods because of the convenience they offer.

To settle in Australia, brother-sister from Punjab marry each other

01 Feb 2019

To settle in Australia, brother-sister from Punjab marry each other

Indians and their obsession with settling abroad thinking they will lead a luxurious lifestyle there, have led many into using illegal immigration methods.

US college scam: Hundreds of Indian students face deportation, jail

31 Jan 2019

US college scam: Hundreds of Indian students face deportation, jail

Hundreds of Indian students studying in the US could face deportation or even jail, after the arrest of eight men - all Indian or of Indian-origin - who had enrolled them in a fake university run by US undercover agents.

How to get discount on IRCTC ticket bookings

30 Jan 2019

How to get discount on IRCTC ticket bookings

In what comes as good news for Indian Railways passengers, various online e-wallet service providers like Paytm and MobiKwik are offering attractive discounts and cashback offers for booking rail tickets online.

All you need to know about IRCTC Loyalty scheme

11 Nov 2018

All you need to know about IRCTC Loyalty scheme

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), in collaboration with the State Bank of India (SBI) and Union Bank (UBI), operates the Loyalty scheme.

5 financial services offered by Paytm you should know about

03 Aug 2018

5 financial services offered by Paytm you should know about

Paytm is Noida-based E-commerce start-up that mainstreamed digital wallets in India, and helped us get rid of the unnecessary hassle of making cash payments.

The most common types of US visas for Indians

01 Aug 2018

The most common types of US visas for Indians

The US is one of the world's most visited countries and anyone wishing to enter it must first obtain a visa.

#FinancialBytes: What are virtual credit-cards and how to get one?

16 Jun 2018

#FinancialBytes: What are virtual credit-cards and how to get one?

Today, most of us prefer online shopping as there are a lot of products available at the click-of-a-button.

#FinancialBytes: 6 smartphone apps necessary to live a cashless life

02 Jun 2018

#FinancialBytes: 6 smartphone apps necessary to live a cashless life

The Modi government's 2016 demonetization drive paved the way for cashless transactions in India and ever since the digital payments ecosystem has evolved dramatically.

The most common types of US visas for Indians

31 May 2018

The most common types of US visas for Indians

The US is one of the world's most visited countries and anyone wishing to enter it must first obtain a visa.

#FinancialBytes: What are virtual credit-cards and how to get one?

16 May 2018

#FinancialBytes: What are virtual credit-cards and how to get one?

Today, most of us prefer online shopping as there are a lot of products available at the click-of-a-button.

#FinancialBytes: 6 smartphone apps necessary to live a cashless life

13 May 2018

#FinancialBytes: 6 smartphone apps necessary to live a cashless life

The Modi government's 2016 demonetization drive paved the way for cashless transactions in India and ever since the digital payments ecosystem has evolved dramatically.

Power of social media: Homeless 'Oxford' grad gets home

28 Apr 2018

Power of social media: Homeless 'Oxford' grad gets home

Social media isn't that bad. Yes, it's responsible for many fake news and unnecessary rumors, but it also has the power of outreach through which a homeless old man got a roof, courtesy a Facebook post.