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Sushma Swaraj raises H-1B visa concerns during talks with US secy of state Tillerson

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj “strongly raised” the H-1B visa programme, which is facing intense scrutiny by the US administration, during her meeting with her US counterpart Rex Tillerson. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj “strongly raised” the vexatious issue of H-1B visas for highly skilled professionals, facing intense scrutiny by the Trump administration, at her first bilateral meeting with her American counterpart Rex Tillerson on Friday. Meeting on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Swaraj also brought up with Tillerson the plight of the nearly 8,000 undocumented immigrants from India brought to the US as children who could...

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India tells off OIC: Advise you to not comment on India’s internal affairs

NEW DELHI: At the UN yesterday, India firmly and unequivocally+ told the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) that it would be better off not commenting on India’s internal affairs, reported ANI. India was replying to comments on Kashmir made by Pakistan, which was using the OIC to comment on the troubled state, as is its wont. Pakistan made its comments on behalf of the OIC, of which it is a member. India said this was out of line. “Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has no locus standi on India’s internal affairs, we strongly advise the OIC to refrain from making...

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Lady Gaga in hospital with ‘severe physical pain’

Lady Gaga has cancelled a gig in Rio after being taken to hospital suffering from “severe physical pain”. The singer was due perform at Rock In Rio in Brazil on Friday but announced on her Instagram that she would withdraw, days after revealing she suffers from fibromyalgia. The statement read: “Lady Gaga is suffering from severe physical pain that has impacted her ability to perform. “As a result, she sadly must withdraw from this Friday’s Rock In Rio performance.” The Poker Face singer uploaded a picture to her Instagram page showing a drip in her arm with the caption:...

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An Exclusive Interview with K.N. Rai, Speaker – Sikkim Legislative Assembly

“Politics is misunderstood”: K.N. Rai An Exclusive Interview with K.N. Rai, Speaker, Sikkim Legislative Assembly A simple family oriented man Kedar Nath Rai (K.N. Rai) never had plans to become a politician. Being the first graduate from his native village, Jarong, Rai chose to spread the light of education by serving as a teacher. Little did the young boy then know that destiny had already chosen him as the people’s representative. A ‘politician by circumstances’ is what he labels himself as. With a firm belief that education brings positive reforms, Rai derives content from spreading awareness about education in...

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