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India’s IT/BPM Industry Needs To Shift From Scale To Skill: NASSCOM Chairman Raman Roy

The National Association of Software and Services Companies, or NASSCOM, a trade association, recently appointed Raman Roy as its chairman for 2017-2018. Roy seems to be the right person at this time, given he has played a pivotal role in building the Indian BPM/BPO industry

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US Tells India No Significant Change In H1-B Visa Regime

The United States has conveyed to India that there is no significant change in the H1-B visa regime, Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday

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Trump Administration Seeks 60 Days To Respond To Case On H1-B Visa Issue

The Trump administration has sought 60 days from a US appeals court to "consider" its response in a case challenging Obama government's decision to allow spouses of H-1B visa holders to work in the US, putting the jobs of thousands of Indians at stake

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President Trump's Policies, Kansas Shooting Of Software Engineer Compound Woes Of Indians

Indians on H1-B visas are now uncertain about their fate given the slew of legislations being introduced in the US Congress and proposed executive orders, calling for overhaul of the visa programme that allows companies to hire foreign workers, majority in the technological field

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President Donald Trump Softens Stand On Immigration, Favours Merit-based System

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for adopting a merit-based immigration system that could benefit high-tech professionals from countries like India, modifying his hard-line campaign rhetoric with a promise to revive the 'American spirit'

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PM Modi Asks US To Have 'Farsighted' View On Movement Of Skilled Professionals

Amid the Trump Administration's move to curb H1B visas that will impact India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday pressed the US to have a "balanced and farsighted perspective" on the movement of skilled professionals

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Donald Trump Can Be A Blessing In Disguise For IT Players, Says Mukesh Ambani

As US president Donald Trump keeps the world on tenterhooks with his protectionist ways that can have a debilitating impact on the Indian IT sector, RIL Chairman Mukesh Ambani on Wednesday advised the industry to look at it as a blessing in disguise to focus on home market

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H1-B Visas Help American Firms Remain Competitive, Says Navtej Sarna

H1B visas, sought-after by Indian IT professionals, help make US firms competitive globally and contribute to generating jobs locally, India's envoy in Wadshington has said amid reports the Trump administration plans to cut down the scheme

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Ireland Extends Stay Back Option From 12 to 24 Months For Post Graduate, PhD Students

The era that marks cut down in visa staybacks, whether H1B type US visa or European visas, Ireland plays a masterstroke by increasing the duration of visa, especially for masters and PhD students

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Indian IT Firms To Meet President Donald Trump Officials On Visa Reform Concerns

Indian IT sector leaders will meet both US lawmakers and officials from US President Donald Trump's administration later this month to lobby against any major changes to visa regulations that could hurt the country's $150 billion industry

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H-1B Visa Reform Bill Introduced In US House Of Representatives

A legislation has been introduced in the US House of Representatives which among other things calls for more than doubling the minimum salary of H-1B visa holders to $130,000, making it difficult for firms to use the programme to replace American employees with foreign workers, including from India

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Donald Trump's New Executive Order To Clamp Down On H1B Visas

US President Donald Trump is expected to sign a new executive order aimed at strangulating work-visa programmes, including the H1B and L1 visas used by Indian IT professionals, as part of a larger immigration reform effort, a top White House official has said

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US Tech Leaders Sound Alarm Over President Donald Trump Immigration Order

The US technology industry, a major employer of foreign workers, hit back on Saturday at President Donald Trump's sudden executive order on immigration, with some leaders calling it immoral and un-American

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Mark Zuckerberg Takes On Donald Trump On Immigration, Calls US A Nation Of Immigrants

America is a nation of immigrants and should be proud of it, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Saturday as he criticised President Donald Trump's decision to severely limit immigrants and refugees from certain Muslim-majority countries

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H1-B Visa Benefits The US More Than India, Says CII

This is in context of the rising concern in the Indian IT industry over potential reforms in the H1-B visa in the new US presidential regime under Donald J. Trump

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