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4 tricks tech companies use to poach programmers

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It’s no secret that there’s a talent war going on for software programmers, with tech companiespaying outrageous salaries to hire them, even for interns. “Software is eating the world,” as venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously said. He means everything from your ...

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India Inc tightens screws on quitters venting online

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Cussing the company that you just quit online? If you’re that type, you might have a lawsuit on your hands. Given how easy it is today for disgruntled or ex-employees to vent in cyberspace, a number of Indian companies are ...

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PIO woman who set hubby on fire gets 20 years’ jail for arson

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This much almost all parties seemed to agree on. Shriya Patel took a taxi on a spring morning in 2012, stopped at a gas station to fill a canister with petrol, and picked up candle-sticks, masking tape, and other supplies at a WalMart. ...

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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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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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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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Vince Chhabria to be first Indian-American judge in California

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WASHINGTON: Indian-American attorney Vince Chhabria, who has represented San Francisco in defence of its health insurance law, adoption rights of same-sex couples and other major cases, has won Senate confirmation for a federal judgeship. Chhabria, 44, who presently serves as the ...

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14,284 passports, 5,244 permits pending for verification in Jammu & Kashmir

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JAMMU: 14,284 passports and 5,244 LoC permits are pending for verifications in Jammu & Kashmir, the state assembly was informed on Tuesday. “As on February 3, 2014, 14,284 passports and 5,244 LoC permit verifications are pending disposal for various reasons ...

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