Monthly Archives: September 2012

Microsoft’s plan to boost skilled workforce shows promise

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Microsoft offers a promising plan that could raise $5 billion over the next decade for STEM education as well as bridge the skilled-workers gap. Microsoft’s … Continue

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New India-Pakistan visa regime may come into force next month

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The recently-signed liberalized visa agreement between India and Pakistan is likely to be operationalised sometime next month. Modalities are being worked out to bring the … Continue

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Philippines to join unified ASEAN visa

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THE PHILIPPINES is seeking to participate in an initial implementation of a unified visa for foreigners outside the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a … Continue

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Saudi Arabia to resume issuing work visas for Pinoys DHs in October

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Following lengthy negotiations with Manila, Saudi Arabia may resume issuing working visas to Filipino domestic helpers in October, a Gulf News report said late Wednesday. … Continue

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Unity and togetherness define Ganesh fest for Indians abroad

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Ganesh Chaturthi is being celebrated with fervour by Indians staying in the US, France, Dubai, Germany, Australia, UK and several other countries. The aartis, dhol-tasha … Continue

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New 4000-mile bus route will connect Birmingham to Kashmir

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Mirpur in Jammu and Kashmir will now be directly linked by road with the United Kingdom through a direct bus service, says a report. A … Continue

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US visa fee hike: India may move WTO by Oct end

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India is expected to soon seek consultations with the US under the aegis of World Trade Organization (WTO) on visa fee hike for professionals, which … Continue

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Indian diplomatic bag with 6,000 visa stickers stolen in London

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In a security breach, three Indian diplomatic bags containing 6,000 visa stickers have been stolen in London during transit from the airport to the Indian … Continue

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Republicans push for STEM visa before Congress recesses

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Republicans are pushing for a new kind of immigration STEM visa that will allow recent foreign graduates in such fields who graduated from American universities to … Continue

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Congress looks to increase number of highly skilled immigrants

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The United States can no longer afford to train foreign scientists and engineers and then send them back home to work for the nation’s competitors, … Continue

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US consulate suspends visa section for 2 days

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Faced with protests for the fourth day over an anti-Islam film, the US consulate in Chennai suspended its visa section for two days from Monday. … Continue

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Parties lock horns over legislation to boost high-skilled
immigration

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The fight over high-skilled immigration legislation is coming to a head again next week after Republicans and Democrats failed to reach an agreement on a … Continue

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FDI in Retail & Aviation in India: New Policies Announced

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has announced the most waited and boldest decision ever in his career. New FDI policy allows foreign super-market chains to enter … Continue

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MIT Claims Top Spot in World University Ranking

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Four of the world’s top six universities are now found in Britain but Cambridge loses its top spot to MIT, according to new rankings published … Continue

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Despite Visa Rules, Indians Flock to Cambridge

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The vice-chancellor of the University of Cambridge said he opposed new restrictions on immigration rules for foreign students in the U.K., but said these changes, … Continue

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4G-ready Apple iPhone 5 unveiled

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Apple Inc. has launched the 6th generation and 5th version of iPhone. Made entirely of glass and aluminum, it’s the thinnest-ever version of a smartphone … Continue

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World's top university: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
dethrones Cambridge

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UK universities have taken four of the six top slots in a global university “league table” for 2011-12. With US’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology leading … Continue

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Overseas Students Bring Far More than Funds - They Bring
Intellectual and Cultural Wealth

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There continues to be much in the news regarding the recruitment of overseas students and views as to whether England is seen as welcoming and … Continue

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Pakistan and India strike new visa deal easing travel

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Pakistan and India have agreed on visa terms aimed at easing travel between the two countries. The move is part of efforts to improve ties … Continue

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British Higher Ed's Visa Tensions

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The British government’s decision to revoke a major university’s right to enroll international students is reverberating throughout the country’s higher education sector and raising questions … Continue

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