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US signals change, says Modi will get visa if he becomes PM

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NEW DELHI: Washington will drop a travel ban on Narendra Modi if he becomes the Prime Minister. US assistant secretary of state Nisha Desai Biswal finally buried the controversy over Modi’s visa as she told a TV channel that the US would welcome the ...

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Migrant Indians among most enterprising in UK

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LONDON: Indians are among the most enterprising of Britain’s migrant communities, a new data analysis report here has found. As many as 456,073 migrants have launched a small or medium-sized business in Britain, according to the think-tank Centre for Entrepreneurs ...

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Resolve Devyani Khobragade issue to revive ties, India tells US

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NEW DELHI: Foreign secretary Sujatha Singhon Wednesday asked visiting US assistant secretary of state for South Asia Nisha Biswal to address the issue of diplomat Devyani Khobragade to help bring the strategic relations back on track. As TOI reported earlier, US energy secretary Ernest Moniz is ...

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Obama predicts immigration reform no later than 2017

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WASHINGTON, Feb 2014 (UPI) — Congress will pass U.S. immigration reform legislation before 2017, President Barack Obama said in an interview that aired Friday. Speaking with Univision Radio, the president said House Republicans have “refused so far to act,” and urged listeners to put pressure ...

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Obama taunts ‘scared’ Republicans, says immigration reform is a priority

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President Obama told House Democrats Friday that comprehensive immigration reform remains a top priority for this year in spite of Republican lawmakers who are “scared” of the political consequences. “They’re worried and they’re scared about the political blowback,” Mr. Obama ...

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