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The hope for a tax cut fades further after new numbers emerge

As the Budget draws near, the odds for a personal income tax cut are becoming less and less likely.
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H-1B visas: US judge rules against outsourcers

The companies, led by outsourcing provider Kollasoft, were seeking to “stay the legal effects” of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services’ (USCIS) denial of 27 unique H-1B visa applications as it claimed those denials were based on illegal or ultra vires rules promulgated in a February 2018 policy memo issued by USCIS.

Person of Indian Origin (PIO) figures in Europe’s biggest tax heist

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Chinese decimation of Indian phonemakers is complete. Automakers next?

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  • Raja Jon Vurputoor Chari, an Indian-American US Air Force colonel, is among 11 new NASA graduates who have successfully completed their over two years' of basic astronaut training . Astronaut candidate training included practice, and testing in spacewalking, robotics, International Space Station systems, T-38 jet proficiency, and Russian language.

    Rising friction in the Middle East could result in higher energy prices and supply disruptions for developing countries.

    India-based angels have also backed up and coming ventures such as app analytics platform App Annie, drone logistics network Matternet, automation software company Puppet and construction technology startup Icon, among others.

    Happy to note that Hindi is spoken and taught widely in the US, Amit Kumar, Charge d' Affairs, Indian Embassy, said in his remarks during the 'Vishwa Hindi Divas' celebrations at the Indian Embassy.

    Indian firms are aiming to diversify focus on the Rest-of-the-World markets. The market expansion coincides with a push towards a platform play, creating a common design and engineering base from which products can be developed to meet a quicker time-tomarket paradigm.

    A sharp uptick in business dealings with American clients is driving growth in the business of accent training. The demand for US accenttrained corporate employees has been high since 2017, says Salman Ansari, CEO of Talent Resourze, a company that provides accent training. Demand has been growing at 15% for the last two years, according to Ansari.

    Bansal, who will enter the race from 11th Congressional District of Illinois from the Republican Party, launched his campaign over the weekend, which among others was attended by more than 20 elected officials, eminent Indian-American leaders and community members of his constituency.

    Under the provisions of the OCI card, those below 20 years and above 50 years need to renew their OCI card every time they have their passport renewed. Though this provision had been there for the past several years, it's only now that at the instructions of the Indian home ministry that it was being strictly enforced by international airlines.

    Indians and Bangladeshis have topped the charts when it comes to trust in climate science as also for keeping themselves abreast about news and current affairs, while Russia and Ukraine are among the laggards on both counts. The new public opinion poll published by the WEF at its 50th annual meeting called for better climate education and urgent upskilling.

    The organisers said that Trump Jr is greatly impressed by the electric reception that his father received at the 'HowdyModi' event in Houston in September and the book tour is being planned to build upon that in an election year.

    Uncertainty over the Donald Trump administration’s immigration policies, coupled with a desire to vote in the upcoming elections this year, have led many immigrants residing in the US to opt for citizenship.

    President Trump was reportedly unaware that India and China share a border.

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