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uk leader blames theresa may's 'rigidity' for indian student visa row




the leader of britain's liberal democrat party, vince cable, on wednesday blamed british prime minister theresa may's rigidity for india's exclusion from a list of countries offered easier student visa norms. cable, a former business minister in the conservative-led coalition government who has camp...



think tank brands uk govt's indian student visa snub an 'act of self-harm'




a prominent uk think tank on monday branded the british government's decision to exclude india from a new expanded list of countries able to access easier student visa norms an "act of self-harm" as it could further push indian students away from british universities. the social market foundation (s...



london mayor condemns 'offensive' uk visa policy that hurts indian students




london mayor sadiq khan has said he will continue to lobby the uk government to change its rules around immigration as he branded the exclusion of indians from an easier student visa application regime as "offensive" and a "wasted opportunity". dismissing uk government claims over visa overstayers f...



modi must raise h-1b visa issue with trump: indians in us




prime minister narendra modi must raise the contentious h-1b visa issue besides defence cooperation and terrorism during his first bilateral meeting with us president donald trump, members of the indian community said here today.modi, who arrived in the us capital today, was welcomed with loud cheer...



london mayor bats for change in uk govt's visa policy




continuing his criticism of the uk government's strict visa norms, visiting london mayor sadiq khan today said they are preparing a proposal for revising policies like "for post-study work visas"."we are putting together a proposal to the government, to revise the policies like for post-study work v...



3 pakistanis will be given medical visa: swaraj




external affairs minister sushma swaraj has said three pakistani nationals, including a nine-year-old girl, would be given visa for their medical treatment in india.responding to a request by danish memon for a visa to his nine-year-old daughter maria for treatment of thalassemia here last night, sh...



indian student attacked in poland, survives




an indian student, who was allegedly brutally assaulted in poland and was claimed to have died, has survived the attack, according to external affairs minister sushma swaraj. swaraj tonight spoke to the indian ambassador to poland ajay bisaria regarding the assault on an indian student in poznan cit...



'no big changes' in h-1b visa says us deputy chief of mission carlson




there have been "no big changes" in the h-1b programme and "nothing new" on the h-4 visa policy, the us said on wednesday, amid the trump administration's plan to overhaul the immigration system. us deputy chief of mission (dcm) in delhi, marykay l carlson said granting employment visa and work perm...



us must decide appropriately on visa policy, jaitley on h-1b




asserting that indian it professionals coming to america on h-1b visa are not illegal economic immigrants, finance minister arun jaitley has said that the us must decide appropriately while taking a decision on its visa policy.the h-1b visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows us companies to employ ...



indian passport ranks as low as 75 in global power index. here's why




the indian passport has fared poorly at the 75th position in a global ranking, which saw an asian country, singapore, ranking at first position for the first time.  the passport index' global passport power rank 2017 ranks india, according to its passport's total visa-free score, below countries li...



uk move to exclude india from relaxed student visa rules sparks outrage




the uk government has caused outrage with its decision to exclude indian students from a new list of countries considered low risk in order to facilitate an easier visa application process to uk universities. in changes to its immigration policy tabled in parliament yesterday, the uk home office ann...



china in, india left out: uk's relaxed student visa rules spark outrage




the uk government has caused outrage with its decision to exclude indian students from a new list of countries considered low risk in order to facilitate an easier visa application process to uk universities. in changes to its immigration policy tabled in parliament on friday, the uk home office ann...



china, spain are emerging as hotspots for indian students at us expense




after a student and her family have spent a fortune on overseas education, most expect the former to get a high-paying job in that country and gain permanent residency, if not citizenship. but with most popular destinations, barring canada, imposing tougher work visa norms, indian students are now e...



h-1b visa programme faces onslaught of congressional bills




with the trump administration seriously mulling h-1b visa reforms, at least half a dozen bills have been tabled in the us house of representatives and the senate, contending that the programme that is popular among indian it firms eats into american jobs.authors of all these bills from both the repu...



sushma asks indian mission in pak to grant visa to ailing woman




in yet another humanitarian gesture, external affairs minister sushma swaraj on sunday asked the indian high commission in islamabad to grant a visa to a pakistani woman for a liver transplant in india.her intervention came after sadia, the ailing woman's daughter, requested sushma to grant a visa t...



priti patel's exit from uk cabinet won't affect indian influence in britain




it was shocking news for the indian community in britain. the most influential british-indian politician was ousted from the government in an unceremonious way. international development secretary priti patel was recalled from her uganda trip and forced to submit her resignation for breaching the mi...



sushma swaraj asks indian high commission to grant medical visa to pak boy




continuing her humanitarian gesture, external affairs minister sushma swaraj today directed the indian high commission in islamabad to issue a visa to a pakistani child for medical treatment in india.the child's father, kashif chacha, had requested swaraj on twitter to grant a medical visa for treat...



uk starts review of monthly visa cap to ease entry for professionals




the uk government on friday tabled changes in parliament to its immigration policy, which includes a review of its strict visa quotas available to professionals from countries like india. as part of the immigration changes, the government said it would ask the independent migration advisory committe...



h-1b visa process to see tough scrutiny




the us citizenship and immigration services (uscis), the agency responsible for h-1b visas, began the process on monday with an unprecedented scrutiny.the h-1b visa, the non-immigrant visa, is the most sought-after visa among skilled indian professionals. both domestic and us companies use this to e...



britain losing indian tourists to france; needs cheap visas: uk think tank




a leading uk-based think tank has released a research to support its call for a new, more economical visa regime to attract indian visitors to the country. the royal commonwealth society (rcs) revealed that the uk was losing out as neighbouring france attracted 185,000 more indian business visitors ...



indian student shot dead by robbers at grocery store in us




a 21-year-old indian student has been shot dead reportedly by four armed robbers, including an indian-origin man, at a grocery store in the us state of california, according to a media report.dharampreet singh jasser was on duty at a grocery store next to a gas station in fresno city in california o...



indians coming to us on h-1b aren't illegal economic immigrants: jaitley




asserting that indian it professionals coming to america on h-1b visa are not illegal economic immigrants, finance minister arun jaitley has said that the us must decide appropriately while taking a decision on its visa policy. the h-1b visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows us companies to employ...



on diwali, india will grant medical visa in all deserving cases: swaraj




external affairs minister sushma swaraj said today that on the auspicious occasion of diwali india will grant medical visa in all deserving cases that are pending, as she responded positively to a number of such requests by pakistani nationals.to a request for a visa by a pakistani woman named amna ...



swaraj offers helping hand to yet another ailing pak national




minister of external affairs (mea) sushma swaraj has asked the indian high commission in islamabad to issue medical visa to a pakistan national for his treatment in india. i have asked indian high commission in islamabad to issue medical visa to maqbool ahmad qureshi - a pakistan national for his tr...



uk blames india's rejection of mou on illegal migrants for tough visa norms




the uk government has directly linked the exclusion of indian students from a list of countries offered easier visa norms to india's refusal to sign a memorandum of understanding (mou) on the return of illegal migrants. britain's secretary of state for international trade, liam fox, said the reason ...