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The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is considering new regulations that would prevent foreign workers from getting H-1B visa extensions while their green card applications are pending. “This change will be catastrophic for Indian American community. There are over 750,000 H-1B primary...

Maverick filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma is back on Twitter. And his first tweets were about Superstar Rajinikanth, who announced his political entry a few days ago. While praising the Tamil movie star, he questioned whether Tollywood star Pawan Kalyan has guts like the Thalaivar to contest elections in his state from all the seats. “Here’s my Jesus like rejuvenated...

The government does not want Air India to become defunct like Kingfisher Airlines, promoted by embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya, and wants it to serve the nation, civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju said on Thursday. The government does not want anyone working in Air India to lose jobs, Raju said in the Lok Sabha, adding that the disinvestment process of the...

The government on Wednesday slashed interest rates on small savings schemes, including NSC and PPF, by 0.2 percentage point for the January-March period from the rates applicable in the previous quarter, a move that will prompt banks to lower deposit rates. At the same time, investments in the five-year Senior Citizens Savings Scheme has been retained at 8.3 per cent....

Mount Everest may have become a little shorter in the wake of the earthquake in April 2015 that killed more than 8,000 people. Nepal is set to begin measuring the height of Mt Everest on its own within two weeks after setting aside India’s proposal for a joint exercise to survey the world’s tallest peak in the wake of the devastating 2015 earthquake. A secretariat...

India considers the nuclear proliferation in North Korea as a threat to its “own national security” and will continue to demand an in-depth investigation into how the country acquired nuclear technology, people familiar with the matter in the Indian foreign policy establishment said. They maintained that New Delhi holds China and Pakistan—both nuclear power nations—responsible...

Pakistan got the taste of its own medicine as Indian army troops crossed the LoC and killed 3 Pakistani soldiers on Monday. The Indian army had lost four of its army personnel in a cross border fire on Saturday. The fresh incident involved Indian troops crossing the LoC to plant Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the Rawalkot sector of Pakistan. The ensuing exchange...

The Income Tax Department today warned people against cash dealings of Rs 2 lakh and more, saying any violation of this cap will invite strict penalty under law. In a public message, the department said “accepting Rs 2 lakh or more in aggregate from a single person in a day for one or more transactions relating to one event or occasion is prohibited”. “Similarly,...

PM Modi on Mann ki Baat: “No one has the right to take the law into one’s own hands in the name of one’s beliefs.” Source:PMO In the 35th edition of Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said violence in the name of faith will not tolerated and his government will punish those guilty of taking law into their hands. On Friday, a special CBI court convicted...

“Within reach of the country is what might be called the 1 billion-1 billion-1 billion vision. That is 1 billion unique Aadhaar numbers linked to 1 billion bank accounts and 1 billion mobile phones. Once that is done, all of India can become part of the financial and digital mainstream,” he said. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (Source: PTI) Finance Minister...

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