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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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All Jharkhand Students Union leader killed by Maoists during rally

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RANCHI: An All Jharkhand Students Union(AJSU) leader was shot dead in the state’s Hazaribagh district while addressing a rally on Saturday, police said. Tileshwar Sahu, a senior AJSU leader, was gunned down by three people in Barhi in the district, about ...

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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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After Penguin, another publisher recalls Wendy Doniger’s book

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BANGALORE: Within weeks of Penguin controversially recalling Wendy Doniger’s book, ‘The Hindus: An Alternative History’, another publisher, Aleph, pulled out the American author’s previous work, ‘On Hinduism’, on Tuesday. Bookshops across Bangalore received calls from representatives of Aleph Book Company, ...

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Indian arrested in US for sexually assaulting fellow passenger

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WASHINGTON: A 61-year-old Indian national has been arrested in the US on charges of sexually assaulting a fellow woman passenger aboard a domestic flight. Devender Singh, who lives in Baton Rouge, was arrested on Sunday by the FBI after the ...

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Govt issues fresh guidelines on medical care to rape victims, ends two-finger test

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NAGPUR: The Union health ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rapevictims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The ...

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John Kerry arrives in Kiev, Putin says no need yet to send troops to Ukraine

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MOSCOW/KIEV: Russia has no need yet to send troops into Ukraine but reserves the right to use “all means” to protect citizens should the necessity arise, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday. “We reserve the right to use all means to protect” ...

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James Tague, key JFK assassination witness, dies

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A material witness whose testimony contributed to the controversial “magic bullet theory” in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has died.  James Tague was standing in Dallas’s Dealey Plaza when the shots were fired on Nov. 22, 1963. A ...

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