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Indians Can Visit Russia's Far East Without Visas

Indians Can Visit Russia's Far East Without Visas

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has promised not to raise taxes in 2017 and vowed to consider indexing retirement payments for working pensioners, delivering a moderately upbeat annual report on the troubled economy. Travellers of those 18 countries will only have to log on with their own data on a website built for the occasion, reports say. Medvedev said that the 18 countries from various regions were selected under the reciprocity principle.


Pakistan Army chief issues execution order of 30 militants

Pakistan Army chief issues execution order of 30 militants

According to ISPR statement, the terrorists were awarded death sentence by the military courts. The army said the process of execution has been expedited during the ongoing anti-terror major operation codenamed "Radd-ul-Fasaa" or "reject discord" in English.



Trump signs executive order for overhaul of H-1B visa system

The order , called "Buy American - Hire American", will take initial steps to reform the H1-B visa program. But they are confident that greater "engagement" with the Trump administration will help soften their stance towards H-1B visas. In a statement, the White House said H-1B visas are supposed to bring the highest skilled and paid labour to the United States. In recent years, the USA has been overwhelmed by applications for the programme.



Turkish FM: Trump and Erdogan to meet in May

The High Electoral Board said it assessed appeals from the CHP and two other parties at a seven-hour meeting on Wednesday. Unofficial results show that a total of 1,424,277 overseas voters casting ballots - overall almost 60 percent of them - voted "Yes" in the weekend referendum.



Australia toughens foreign worker visa requirements

Employers have given the thumbs up to the Turnbull government's decision to scrap the 457 visa program for temporary foreign workers and replace it with a tighter regime. In a Facebook video posted on Tuesday (18 April), Turnbull stressed that visa reforms will focus on "Australian jobs and Australian value". But Immigration Minister Peter Dutton questioned Atlassian's role in the local market.