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UK to help 3 million to flee Hong Kong over China crackdown
Thu, Jul 02, 2020
Addressing the media on Wednesday, Johnson said: "We have made clear that if China continued down this path, we would introduce a new route to those with British National (Overseas) status to enter the UK granting them limited leave to remain with the ability to live and work in the UK and thereafter to apply for citizenship, and that is precisely what we will do now."
2020 Great Immigrants: Siddhartha Mukherjee, Prof Raj Chetty on Carnegie Corporation's list
Thu, Jul 02, 2020
Every July 4, when America celebrates its Independence Day, the Carnegie Corporation honours the legacy of its founder Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish immigrant who rose from poverty to become a leading industrialist, by recognizing an eminent group of immigrants who have made notable contributions to the progress of the American society.
Hertz, Gold's Gym to True Religion Apparels, US hit by wave of big ticket bankruptcies (Ld)
Wed, Jul 01, 2020
Major US retailers J.C. Penney, Neiman Marcus, J. Crew, Gold's Gym, True Religion Apparels, among others, have filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 (Reorganization Bankruptcy) of the US Bankruptcy Code in the past few months.
Like Taj Mahal in India, foreigners should pay more to enter US national parks: Senator
Thu, Jun 25, 2020
To address the current maintenance backlog of parks, it would cost nearly USD 12 billion, according to National Park Service. In comparison, last year, the entire budget for the National Park Service was USD 4.1 billion. The amendment is completely offset and provides a permanent solution, the Senator said.
Covid-19 treatment cost this US man whopping Rs 8 crore
Mon, Jun 15, 2020
Michael Flor, 70, who became the longest-hospitalised Covid-19 patient at Swedish Medical Center in Issaquah, a city in King County, Washington state, and survived, knew the bill would be a hefty one but looking at 181-page long bill left him in shock.
The masked American faces a perfect storm: 3 trends to follow
Wed, Jun 10, 2020
Economists from the National Bureau of Economic Research announced this week that the US economy entered a recession in February, ending the longest economic expansion on record. After the crash of 2008, it took a full eight years for the unemployment rate to return to pre-downturn levels. People are hurting from the economic bloodbath. Even Floyd, whose death sparked the protests was out of work when he died.
Tear Gas, Pepper Spray to Flashbangs - What US police are shooting at protesters
Thu, Jun 04, 2020
Police across the United States are using a variety of weapons on protesters as demonstrations against the police killing of George Floyd intensify. Often described as “non-lethal,” these weapons include tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets.
We hope US' non-immigration visa review will consider benefits of H1-B visa: FS
Thu, Jun 04, 2020
"As you are aware, the government of India has closely consulted all stakeholders and engaged with the US government on this issue. Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) had taken this up, along with the issue of the totalisation agreement, during the visit of President (Donald) Trump to India in February 2020," Shringla said.
General Atomics appoints Indian-American Vivek Lall as CEO
Mon, Jun 01, 2020
In his capacity as Chief Executive of Strategic Development at General Atomics from 2014 to 2018, Lall played key role in the decision of the Trump Administration to sell category 1 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to India, a non-NATO country.
US GDP growth: American economy contracts 5 pct in Q1
Fri, May 29, 2020
The US Federal Reserve, however, said in its latest Beige Book released Wednesday that "contacts cited challenges in bringing employees back to work, including workers` health concerns, limited access to childcare, and generous unemployment insurance benefits".
US to deport 161 Indians this week; flight to land in Amritsar
Mon, May 18, 2020
According to Satnam Singh Chahal, executive director, North American Punjabi Association (NAPA), they are from among the 1,739 Indians languishing in 95 jails across the US. They were arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE while trying to enter the United States illegally.
18 points! To hold China accountable for coronavirus outbreak, US senator unveils plan
Fri, May 15, 2020
"The virus could have been contained had it not been for the Chinese Government's unscrupulous cover-up. China knew the risk months before the rest of the world; yet Chinese communist leaders destroyed key evidence, they under-reported the number of coronavirus cases, and they misled the world about its deadly, rapid spread," he said.
Economists warn of costly COVID-19 resurgence if US reopens hastily
Tue, May 12, 2020
"In this less hopeful scenario, I project a similar growth path to the baseline for 2020, followed by a painful economic contraction of GDP (gross domestic product) in 2021 as shutdowns are reintroduced," he said at an event hosted by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.
'US could fall into recession again in 2021 if economy reopens too quickly'
Fri, May 08, 2020
If the economy largely opens in June and there is no second wave of the virus in the fall, Harker expected a significant economic rebound in the second half of the year following a severe contraction in the second quarter, reports Xinhuaa news agency.
Know enough to be confident COVID-19 emerged out of China lab: US
Thu, May 07, 2020
"Those are the kind of things that regimes like this do. It is why democracies flourish and authoritarian regimes treat their own people -- there were thousands of lives lost in China too -- treat their own people with such little regard for life," he said.
US Opening: Trump says 'much better days' ahead as 35 US states release formal reopening plans
Thu, Apr 30, 2020
"We are seeing tremendous pent-up demand, and it's a beautiful thing to see, so it's wonderful to have America industry leaders, and that is what you are, true leaders to the White House," he told the industry leaders.
As COVID-19 cases in US hit 1 million, many Americans opt to stay on in India
Wed, Apr 29, 2020
The number of recorded COVID-19 cases in the US reached 1 million on Tuesday, with 58,348 deaths, while India had only 31,368 officially recorded cases with 1,008 fatalities, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.
Relief! Immigration ban may not apply to US H1-B visas
Wed, Apr 22, 2020
He said, "By pausing immigration we will help put unemployed Americans first in line for jobs as America re-opens -- so important. Would wrong and unjust for Americans laid off by the virus to be replaced by new immigrant about flown in from abroad."
Immigration crackdown: Donald Trump suspends issuing of new green cards for 60 days
Wed, Apr 22, 2020
Many have interpreted that those on non-immigrant work visas like the much sought-after H-1B, popular among Indian professionals, issued mainly to foreign technology professionals will not be impacted. The seasonal immigrant workers for agricultural purposes too will not be impacted.
Surprise! Immigration to US to be stopped, says Donald Trump suddenly
Tue, Apr 21, 2020
The announcement made through, Twitter, his favourite vehicle for important decisions, was as terse as it was muddled leaving hanging when he would enact it, how long it would be in effect and how it will square with the immigration laws and quotas enacted by Congress.