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Appeal for denial of US visa to Modi not right, says Anna

Last Updated: Thursday, July 25, 2013, 19:55

Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Thursday expressed reservation over parliamentarians` letter to the US, seeking denial of visa to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and said it was "not right".

Did not raise Modi visa issue with US officials: Rajnath

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 23:42

BJP president Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said he has not raised the issue of Modi`s visa with the Obama administration.

Congress disapproves of MPs` letter on Modi visa

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 19:20

Congress on Wednesday sought to disapprove of the move by MPs writing to US President Barack Obama seeking denial of visa to Narendra Modi.

Will go to jail if signatures on letter to Obama are forged: Md Adeeb

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 14:49

Senior CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury denied having signed any letter seeking denial of US visa for Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

MPs write to Obama against visa for Narendra Modi

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 16:41

65 Members of Parliament have written letters to President Barack Obama, urging the US Administration to maintain the current policy of denying visa to him.

India, US discuss trade barriers, visa issues

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013, 21:40

Pushing for a bilateral investment treaty, the US Monday asked India to remove trade barriers to boost two-way economic ties, while India raised concerns over visa problems faced by its IT companies.

New US visa laws to push costs for domestic IT firms: Gartner

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 18:47

The bill before the US Congress relates to immigration reform, including restriction on deploying resources on-site, higher visa costs and increase in wages for H1-B visa holders.

Senators reach deal on H-1B visa expansion plan

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 00:12

As a result of this agreement, the Republicans are now expected to vote in favour of the Senate immigration bill, in particular those provisions related to the H-1B visas.

US engineers ask Senate to reject expansion of H1B visas

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 14:26

A professional US body of engineers has asked the Senators to reject any move to increase the number of H-1B visas, popular among Indian professionals, arguing that it has a damaging effect on American economy.

US working with India to streamline education visa process

Last Updated: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 11:07

The United States is working with the Indian Government to stream line the latter's education visa, which is being considered as a major hindrance for American students wanting to go to the country for education, a top Obama Administration official has said.

USIBC to launch campaign against US immigration reform bill

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 14:48

The US India Business Council (USIBC) is planning to launch a major campaign, on a scale witnessed during the Indo-US civilian nuclear deal, against certain killer provisions in the US immigration reform bill, in particular those related to much sought after H-1B visas.

'Family reunion in immigration bill would reduce remittances'

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2013, 18:15

A US lawmaker has pitched for making family reunification a priority in the proposed comprehensive immigration reform bill arguing that this would prevent immigrants from remitting money back home and thus inject billions of dollars into the American economy.