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Donald Trump to take public opinion on H-4 visa revocation

The Trump administration has assured lawmakers and the American corporate sector that the public would get an opportunity to respond to its proposal of revoking work authorisation to H-4 spouse visas after they raised their concerns over the move, which w

Alibaba’s Jack Ma calls US-China trade war ‘most stupid thing’

Billionaire Alibaba co-founder Jack Ma called fighting over trade senseless and decried once again a widening conflict between the US and China.

Diwali dhamaka! Amazon offers free shipping on all orders for the holidays

Amazon.com said on Monday it would offer free shipping with no purchase minimum for the first time this holiday season, heating up the competition with Walmart and other rivals vying for customers’

Google urged to scrub personal details from Toronto digital city

The proposed city been embroiled in controversy from the start over how data from smartphones, sensors and the like, will be used.

Tax rules for tech giants: EU’s divisive plan to tax Facebook, Amazon returns to spotlight

Spearheaded by France, the plan has met resistance from countries such as Ireland and Sweden, which question the wisdom of the EU going it alone given the global nature of digital services.

US citizenship question goes on trial in the next US census to be held for the first time in 70 years

The trial, starting the day before a momentous midterm election, could help rewrite the nation’s political map for a decade.

Serious charges: Air Asia board says former CEO to blame

The board of directors of AirAsia Group (AAGB) on Tuesday rebutted all allegations levelled against the airline’s top brass including group CEO Tony Fernandes, deputy group CEO Bo Lingam and also AA

Government to rework strategy for setting up chip units

In March 2014, the government approved two projects for setting up semiconductor units and also created an empowered committee (EC) for implementation of the projects.

Air India arm Alliance Air to induct 8 ATR-72 planes for big low-cost RCS push

Alliance Air, which is the low cost regional subsidiary of Air India, will launch three new routes under the government's regional connectivity scheme by the end of September and will induct eight ATR

Uber scraps post-trip tracking feature via app; how empowering was that? Find out

Uber doing away with the post-trip tracking feature that had drawn the ire of users is a sign of the torsion privacy concerns create when faced with the demands of a data-driven world.

How can you fix your tech skills gap?

In today’s world, employers need to be shown, not told, what your skills are. So, set up that GitHub account, post your projects there, develop an opinion, and create a portfolio rather than a resum

The digital workspace has arrived?

Employees no longer need to be working at the desk to stay productive: Microsoft.

Creating a talent pipeline for tomorrow

By 2020, more than a third of the desired core skill-sets of most occupations will be comprised of skills that are not yet considered crucial.

Deep sea secrets: Countries claim obscure and difficult-to-reach tracts of the deep-sea world

The ocean has deep secrets. It is a world as vibrant as the one outside. There is a unique ecology that defies common knowledge and often perplexes scientists. This barely-explored territory is also b

Defence, water issues and agriculture to top Narendra Modi’s agenda during Israel visit

Defence, water issues and agriculture will top the agenda of talks when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Israel next month.

Minor planet named after Bengaluru student; here’s how names of planets are decided

A minor planet has been named after a Bengaluru student. What are the rules behind such nomenclature?

Cloudification will mean upheaval in telecoms

It will allow startups to challenge incumbent operators.

US H1B visa: Donald Trump move not to have immediate impact on India, says Nasscom

The President’s executive order directs the federal bureaucracy to enforce visa law more vigorously, and to study new ways to reform and restrict the H-1B system.

H-1B visa applications for 2017 drops to 199,000

The number of applicants seeking H-1B visas has dropped significantly with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) receiving only 199,000 petitions for 2017, compared with 236,000 in 2016,

FIFA gives Africa, Asia a surprise soccer World Cup new year gift

Fifa adding more World Cup berths could mean better representation for Asia and Africa

UN assembly grants observer status to ICC

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly has granted observer status to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC),

US Elections 2016: What the US embassy in Delhi looks like right now

US Elections 2016: The US Embassy in Delhi is all set to welcome the new President. Here are some pics what the US embassy in Delhi looks like right now:

How Swedish start-up Neo Technology helped crack the Panama Papers

Every start-up hopes for a lucky break. Swedish company Neo Technology only found out it was getting one the day the Panama Papers made headlines around the world.

US presidential hopefuls play middle-class card

Candidates are following a shift in the political debate, from jobs and a fragile economic recovery during the 2012 campaign, to one now centred on income inequality

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