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 PM Modi talks to Australian counterpart Turnbull, expresses concern over renewed visa policy

PM Modi talks to Australian counterpart Turnbull, expresses concern over renewed visa policy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today conveyed to his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull India's concerns about the impact of the recent decision to abolish a popular work visa used by a majority of Indians.

Nasscom cautions over revamp of lottery system for H-1B visas

Industry body Nasscom on Wednesday warned that the US' move to replace the lottery system for issuing H-1B work visas with a merit-based approach could have "unintended consequences" even as it sought to downplay any immediate impact on IT companies this year.

Qatar cabinet backs changes to controversial labour law

 Football World Cup 2022 host Qatar has agreed changes to its controversial "kafala" sponsorship system for foreign workers, which critics have likened to modern-day slavery, state media reported on Wednesday. 

PM raised H1-B visa issue for Indian with US President: Govt

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had raised the issue of H1-B visa with President Barack Obama, while underlining the importance of ensuring access for Indian professionals in the United States, the government today said.

Qatar to end sponsorship system for foreign workers

Qatar, which will host the 2022 football World Cup, said Wednesday it will abolish its controversial sponsorship system for foreign workers as international criticism mounts over their treatment.