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Devyani Khobragade issue not closed yet, India tells US

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Ignoring the US viewpoint, India has refused to consider the Devyani Khobragade episode as “closed”, saying there are “residual” issues which need to be addressed. Foreign secretary Sujatha Singh said India has made its expectations clear to the US on ...

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US to accept H-1B applications from April 1(Today)

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Aspirants for the much coveted H-1B visa could start submitting their applications from April 1, a federal US agency has announced. As in the previous years, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) can issue a maximum of 65,000 H-1B ...

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H-1B quota may be used up on Day 1

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The demand for the US H-1B work visas for the coming year is expected to be so high that the quota of 65,000 is expected to be exhausted on the very first day they open for submission — April 1. Last year, ...

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Preet Bharara will not bend, indicts Devyani Khobragade again

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Rara Avis is a Latin term for a “rare bird.” The diplomatic fraternity could well coin the term “Bharara Avis” to describe this US attorney, a rare prosecutor who simply does not lose sight of his quarry no matter what ...

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Devyani Khobragade re-indicted in US visa fraud case

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Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, whose arrest and stripsearch soured India-US relations, was re-indicted on US visa fraud charges, a day after a US court dismissed an earlier indictment. In fresh trouble for Khobragade, federal prosecutors re-indicted the Indian diplomat on ...

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US judge dismisses charges in Devyani Khobragade case

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An Indian diplomat whose arrest and strip search spurred an international flap had charges against her dismissed by a federal judge on Wednesday. The judge’s ruling said Devyani Khobragade had diplomatic immunity when she was indicted on charges of fraudulently ...

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70 Indian passports stolen from San Francisco

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About 70 Indian passports have reportedly been stolen from a private company, to which the Indian Consulate in the US city of San Francisco has outsourced various visa and passport related services. The serious breach of security is being investigated ...

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Indian envoy presents credentials to Obama

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The new Indian ambassador to the US, S Jaishankar, Monday formally presented his credentials to President Barack Obama at his oval office at the White House. Jaishankar was second of the six ambassadors who presented their credentials to Obama one by one in ...

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Visa Bulletin For April 2014

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A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during April.  Consular officers are required to report to the Department of State documentarily qualified applicants for numerically limited visas; U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in the Department of Homeland ...

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