Monthly Archives: January 2013

H-1B visa for skilled workers gets Obama approval

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Tech industry’s demand to increase H-1B visas from 65,000 to 115,000 a year, and possibly as many as 300,000 a year has been approved by Obama. “Right now, there are brilliant students from all over the world sitting in classrooms at our top universities,” “They’re … Read More

Indians are the largest foreign-born group in UK

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Indians have crossed the Irish to become the largest foreign-born ethnic group in England and Wales. UK’s Office for National Statistics’s latest report has stated that the number of Indians has increased by over 52%, from 4.56 lakh in 2001 to 6.94 lakh after 10 … Read More

Bill raises visa total for foreign workers

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Brain drain cited of people trained in U.S., then forced to leave. U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar will introduce legislation Tuesday to increase the number of skilled foreign workers in the United States. Klobuchar, D-Minn., will co-sponsor with Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah a proposal … Read More

The Senate will move next week on comprehensive high-skill immigration…

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New USA Immigration Reform would have: Completely end the cap on the total, yearly number of H-1B visas that American companies can apply for, providing that they are applying for a foreign graduate with a technical degree of an American university. TNW isn’t sure, but … Read More

Long-term visas for Bangladeshi students & entrepreneurs

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India has agreed to give long-term visas to Bangladeshi entrepreneurs and students in consonance with its improving ties with its neighbour. New Delhi has also done away with the two-month mandatory gap between two visits for Bangladeshi tourists. The norms will be formalised when Union … Read More

Spain received 57.7 million foreign tourists in 2012

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Spain saw a rise in number of international tourist arrivals in 2012. The numbers were up by 2.7% from 2011. Some of the countries who got maximum number of tourists were France, Germany and Russia. Spain’s north eastern region of Catalonia registered the highest increase … Read More

Change in labour laws of Saudi Arabia: Indians worried

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A new Saudi Arabia labor law which came into effect from November 2012 is causing concern for both foreign professionals as well as Saudi Arabia employers. Starting from November 15, Saudi employers with workforce of less than 50 per cent of Saudi nationals have to … Read More

High Skilled Immigration Reform was included in Obama’s inaugural speech

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President Barack Obama in his second term inaugural address made a brief mention about the need for high-skilled immigration reform at the United States Capitol. Obama indicated in his speech that passing comprehensive high skilled immigration legislation will be taken as a high priority in … Read More

North East India: Heaven for Adventure Travelers

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Hills, mountains and various natural water bodies define the North-East region of India. Nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts can feel close to nature and can explore the numerous sports opportunities. “We know not all the roads are in good condition in the region. But not … Read More

14% Rise in Number of Foreign Students to Philippines

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Number of foreign students studying in Philippines in 2012 increased by 14 percent or more than 47,000. “BI student desk approved in 2012 a total of 47,478 applications for student visa and special study permit (SSP), which is 14 percent higher than the 41,443 aliens … Read More