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Relief for economy as Supreme Court lifts ban on iron ore mining in Goa

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Heeding pleas to restart mining in Goa, the Supreme Court on Monday lifted the complete ban on extraction of iron ore in the state but made resumption of mining activities conditional on issuance of fresh leases. The decision offers a ...

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USCIS H-1B Premium Processing to Begin April 28

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On April 28, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin premium processing for H-1B petitions subject to the fiscal year 2015 cap, including H-1B petitions seeking an exemption from the fiscal year cap for individuals who have earned ...

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Kingfisher staff selling household items for living

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Neelmani Singh, 27, a Delhi-based employee of  Kingfisher Airlines (KFA), is worried about how he will pay her younger sister’s MCA course fees. The grounded airline has not paid salaries for almost two years now. In Kolkata, Sujit Kumar Ghosh, ...

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MNS not like parties in UP, Bihar: Raj Thackeray

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MNS chief Raj Thackeray has asserted that his support was for BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and not the saffron party, while dismissing any possibility of merger with it.   “MNS is not a party like the ones in UP and Bihar which ...

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Visa Bulletin For May 2014

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A. STATUTORY NUMBERS 1.  This bulletin summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during May.  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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Modi sidesteps question on apologizing for Gujarat riots, attacks Congress

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Sidestepping the question of apologizing for the 2002 Gujarat riots, Narendra Modi on Tuesday night said the Congress should first account for their “sins” before asking him to tender an apology. The BJP prime ministerial candidate was asked during an ...

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For first time, an opinion poll gives NDA a clear majority

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For the first time in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, a poll on Monday predicted a clear majority for any pre-poll alliance with NDTV projecting that NDA would get 275 seats in the 543-member House. This is 16 seats more ...

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