Indian techies in US seek Congressional help for green card

Indian techies in US seek Congressional help for green card

A group of more than 100 Indian IT professionals on H-1B visas today knocked on the doors of US lawmakers to get the country-specific quotas for permanent residency removed, saying the limitation resulted in massive green card backlogs for them.

Air pollution: Haryana seeks Rs 1,600 cr from Centre to control crop stubble burning
Air pollution: Haryana seeks Rs 1,600 cr from Centre to control crop stubble burning

Haryana agriculture minister O P Dhankar today said the state government was aware of the crop residue burning issue and his department has submitted a Rs 1,601.57 crore plan to the Centre for procuring required machinery for the management of stubble.

Relationship with India is of strategic importance: Rex Tillerson
Relationship with India is of strategic importance: Rex Tillerson

America's relationship with India is of strategic importance which is not limited to South Asia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today.

US: Indian role important for future of Afghanistan; want Pakistan to act against Taliban, other terror groups
US: Indian role important for future of Afghanistan; want Pakistan to act against Taliban, other terror groups

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaking on the relationship with Pakistan revealed that President Donald Trump administration has made certain demands from the country.

Russia offers defence technology to India without any strings attached: Air Marshal SB Deo 
Russia offers defence technology to India without any strings attached: Air Marshal SB Deo 

Russia's technology transfers to India in the defence sector have been without any strings attached and there is scope for further deepening the military ties, Vice Chief of the Indian Air Force Air Marshal S B Deo today said.

India culturally dominated China for over 2,000 years: Rajnath Singh
India culturally dominated China for over 2,000 years: Rajnath Singh

India has "culturally controlled and dominated" China for over 2,000 years, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today, pitching for using tourism to increase India's global influence.

Opposition planning joint protest on note ban anniversary
Opposition planning joint protest on note ban anniversary

A united opposition plans to hold a joint protest on November 8, the first anniversary of note-ban which it alleged has "caused harm" to the economy and jobs in the country.

HEALTH

New pneumonia vaccine to provide most comprehensive coverage
New pneumonia vaccine to provide most comprehensive coverage

Scientists have developed a vaccine that targets dozens of pneumonia causing bacterium strains and anticipates future versions of the bacteria, providing the "most comprehensive" coverage of pneumococcal disease such as sepsis and meningitis.

Horoscope: By Peter Vidal

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