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Investments by Indian cos greatly valued: United States on H-1B visa issue

Investments by Indian cos greatly valued: United States on H-1B visa issue

He was responding to questions on the ongoing review of H-1B visas by the Donald Trump administration and its impact on the Indian IT companies, who are heavily dependent on it. The development came after President Donald Trump signed an executive order for tightening the rules of the H-1B visa programme to stop its abuse and ensure that the visas are given to the most-skilled or highest paid petitioners, a decision that would impact India' US $150 billion IT industry.



Australia To Abolish Temporary Working Visa

But Turnbull said it was not adequate to judge whether a person would accept "Australian values". Around 96,000 people held the visas in Australia at the end of September, down almost 8% from a year earlier, according to the latest official data.


Cameroon sentences RFI journalist to 10 years in prison

Cameroon sentences RFI journalist to 10 years in prison

Cameroon has not carried out an execution since 1997, according to Amnesty International . He has denied accusations of acting as an accomplice and failing to warn authorities of activities by the Nigeria-based Islamic extremists. Abba was arrested in 2015 over his coverage of attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram in northern Cameroon. Mr Rodrique Tongue, of Le Messager daily newspaper (now working for a local TV station), Mr Felix Cyriaque Ebole Bola of Mutations daily newspaper ...


Opposition protests in Venezuela leave 2 deaths, 270 arrests

Opposition protests in Venezuela leave 2 deaths, 270 arrests

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to protest the President Nicolas Maduro government that is now facing severe social, political and economic crises. Since the start of the recent protests, at least six people have died and many others injured. A statement issued Thursday by spokesman Stephane Dujarric calls on the Venezuelan government and opposition to "engage sincerely to reactivate dialogue efforts, " especially on issues such as the balance of power among branches of ...



China Launches Its First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier

The 50,000 tonne new carrier was transferred from a dry dock into the water at a launch ceremony in northeast Dalian shipyard of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC), state-run Xinhua news agency reported . On the same day, dozens of local citizens gathered along a quay, where the carrier in the dock could be viewed, to take photographs with it in the background.



France says analysis shows Syrian regime behind sarin attack

No Syrian government forces were targeted in the attack. The Trump Administration imposed economic sanctions against Syrian government chemists and other scientists on April 24 for their role in the alleged sarin gas attack in early April that killed dozens of people.