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INTERNATIONAL

TCS Among Top Ten Firms To Get Foreign Labour Certification For H-1B Visas

Washington: Tata Consultancy Services is the only Indian company among top 10 firms to get foreign labor certification for the H-1B visas for the fiscal year 2018, according to data from the US Department of Labour. The H-1B visas are the most sought-after among Indian IT professionals. The visa programme allows …

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India, China Sign Internal Security Cooperation Agreement

New Delhi: Marking a new beginning in Indo-China relationship, Internal Security Cooperation Agreement was signed between the two countries on Monday. A High-Level meeting co-chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with State Councilor and Minister of Public Security of the People’s Republic of China, Zhao Kezhi, happened in Delhi. Issues of mutual …

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MHA Relaxes Visa Procedure For Foreign Patients

To give a boost to the medical industry in India, the Ministry of Home Affairs has relaxed the visa procedure to avail medical treatment. According to the recent revisions, foreigners with long-term visas of six months and more need not convert to medical visas for treatment of minor conditions which …

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US-Based ITServe Files Lawsuit Against US Immigration Body Over Shorter H-1B Visas

A US-based trade association,  ITServe alliance, recently filed a lawsuit in a US district court against US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). A recent policy change was introduced by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which has resulted in a grant of H-1B visas for a few days or months as opposed …

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NTPC To Raise $150 MN In Foreign Currency Loan To Finance Its Capital Expenditure

New Delhi: NTPC Ltd, India’s largest electricity producer, plans to raise USD 150 million in foreign currency term loan to finance its capital expenditure, according to a company document.  NTPC invited offers for arranging of a term loan in Japanese yen for an aggregate amount of USD 150 million equivalent with …

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Major Changes To H1-B Visa Rules Underway: Trump Administration

As a part of the Unified Fall Agenda, Trump administration said that it is coming out with a new proposal to revise the definition of ‘specialty occupations’ under H1-B visas as well as the definition of ’employment’ under this foreign work visa category. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services have planned …

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