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Indians Formed Largest Group To Work In US Under Training Program

Indian graduates made up for the largest share of around 4, 41, 300 students authorised to work under the Optional Training program (OTP) for the 12-year period

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India Has The Second Largest Pool Of Students In US

India ranks second in number of foreign students studying in the US. China tops the list with 3,77,070 students

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Protectionism In US, Europe A Bit Worrisome: ADB

The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday said the emerging orientation in the US and Europe for protectionism on trade is "worrisome" but not realistic enough to break the global economy

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TCS, Infosys Got Only 8.8 Per Cent Of Total H-1B Visas, Says Nasscom Contradicting US Official

Indian technology firms use H-1B visas to send their employees to work at customer sites in the US, which is the largest market for the over $110 billion Indian IT export industry

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Escalating US Role In Syria, President Trump Orders Strikes On Assad Airbase

US President Donald Trump has said he ordered missile strikes against a Syrian airfield from which a deadly chemical weapons attack was launched, declaring he acted in America's "vital national security interest"

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US Announces Measures To Detect H-1B Visa Fraud And Abuse

The US has announced multiple measures to "deter and detect" what it described as "fraud and abuse" of H-1B work visas, the most sought after by Indian IT firms and professionals

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Paris Climate Pact Bad Deal For US, Says Trump Administration

The landmark Paris climate pact was a bad deal for the US as it "front-loaded" its costs while India and China "back-loaded" theirs, causing a contraction in the American economy, the Trump administration has said

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India Still Keen To Buy Westinghouse Reactors Despite Toshiba Meltdown

India does not expect fallout from the financial meltdown at Toshiba Corp to halt plans to buy six nuclear reactors from the Japanese company's US nuclear unit Westinghouse

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Lockheed Says US May Take 'Fresh Look' At Its India F-16 Combat Jet Production Plan

US defence firm Lockheed Martin wants to push ahead with plans to move production of its F-16 combat jets to India, but understands President Donald Trump's administration may want to take a 'fresh look' at the proposal

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Faced With Protests, Doanld Trump Insists Travel Curbs Not Muslim Ban

An unfazed Donald Trump has insisted his controversial decision to impose travel curbs on people from seven predominantly Islamic countries was "not a Muslim ban" as his White House doubled down to defend the step as a move to avoid a situation that exists in parts of Europe

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Chinese President Xi Jinping Pushes Back Against Donald Trump On Free Trade

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered a vigorous defence of globalisation and free trade in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Tuesday, which underscored Beijing's desire to play a greater global role as the United States turns inward

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At Davos, Retreat Of Globalisation Stokes Fears For Poor Nations

If a mix of accelerating automation and trade protectionism is the defining economic climate of the moment, globalisation may well be in decline, and developing nations that failed to capitalise on the past two decades of economic integration may have missed the boat altogether

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US Hopes To Overcome Chinese Hurdle On India's NSG Bid

A day after China came out strongly against the Obama administration on India's NSG bid, outgoing US envoy Richard Verma on Tuesday exuded confidence that the Donald Trump government would be able to overcome the Chinese hurdle.

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President Barack Obama Signs $618 Billion Defence Bill; Boosts Security Cooperation With India

US President Barack Obama has signed into law the $618 billion defence budget for 2017, which enhances security cooperation with India and conditions nearly half of the funding to Pakistan on a certification that it is taking demonstrable steps against the Haqqani Network

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Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Dies Aged 90

Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied US efforts to topple him, died on Friday, his younger brother announced to the nation. He was 90

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