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29 April, 2017 7:25 PM Behind the information curtain: Kashmir has learnt to work around social media bans

SRINAGAR: In the Valley, some are calling it the “Information Curtain”, borrowing from a seven-year-old speech Hillary Clinton, then US secretary of state, gave on internet freedom. Countries that censor the net are creating a barrier that rivals the Iron Curtain of the Cold War era, reckoned Clinton. She counted China, Tunisia, Uzbekistan, Vietnam 19

28 April, 2017 5:14 PM Man arrested for threatening to bomb Australian mission in Dhaka

Dhaka: Bangladesh Police have arrested a person for threatening to blow up the Australian High Commission in Dhaka in an email if it refused to pay an extortion amount of Taka 500,000. Towsif Hossain Simanto, 28, who is a freelance photographer from Tangail, was arrested by the Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of Bangladesh Police 13

28 April, 2017 3:40 AM 'Sajjan Jindal secretly meets Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan's Murree, violates visa', says Pakistani media

NEW DELHI: Steel tycoon Naveen Jindal's brother Sajjan "secretly" met with Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday, reported Pakistani media, adding that in meeting at Murree, the Indian violated the terms of his Pakistani visa. The meeting, which set off speculation in the neighbouring country's media that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was using 23

26 April, 2017 12:54 PM Kulbhushan Jadhav case: India hands over mother’s appeal to Pakistan

India today handed over to Pakistan an appeal by the mother of retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court, to the appellate court, initiating a process to get his conviction overturned. The appeal on behalf of Jadhav was given to Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua by Indian High Commissioner Gautam 19

26 April, 2017 4:04 AM Wipro Q4 profit flat at Rs 2,276 cr, says local hiring to offset visa woes

Board approves bonus issue in the ratio of 1:1; standalone net rises 20% on sequential basis Wipro’s business in the fourth quarter was in line with that of its rivals. Infosys’ profits during the quarter declined 0.2 per cent to Rs 3,603 crore and its revenue grew 3.4 per cent to Rs 17,120 crore. The company reported an operating margin of 24.6 per cent during 26

25 April, 2017 2:34 PM In Q1, more than 50% employees to be locals in the US: Wipro

BENGALURU: IT firm Wipro expects locals to constitute more than half of its workforce in the US by June as it continues to make "significant" investments in the American market amid tightening of visa norms. Much like its peers Tata Consultancy Services and Infosys, Wipro has been ramping up hiring of locals and setting up delivery centres in the US to ensure 50 1

25 April, 2017 4:42 AM Major action on H1-B visa would worry India: CEA Arvind Subramanian

WASHINGTON: Any "serious actions" taken by the Trump Administration on the H-1B visa programme would be a cause of "worry" as a majority of Indian exports in the services sector go to the US, Chief Economic Advisor Arvind Subramanian has said. "If there are serious actions taken it's something that's going to kind of worry us a lot because, remember 24

25 April, 2017 3:51 AM 'Serious Actions' On H-1B Visa Would Worry India: Chief Economic Adviser

Washington: Chief Economic Adviser or CEA Arvind Subramanian has said that any "serious actions" taken by the Trump Administration on the H-1B visa programme will be a cause of "worry" as a majority of Indian exports in the services sector go to the United States. Mr Subramanian was speaking at the Peterson Institute, a top American economic think-tank 35

25 April, 2017 3:24 AM Mumbai hospital says Eman Ahmed’s lost 327kg, can go home; sister disagrees

Eman landed in Mumbai on February 11 after Sushma Swaraj intervened to get her a visa. The customized flight to Mumbai alone cost Rs 83L. Saifee Hospital chief operating officer Huzaifa Shehabi told TOI that Eman’s treatment would have cost almost Rs 1 crore in the last 75 days. MUMBAI: Egyptian Eman Ahmed, who weighed around 500kg when she landed in Mumbai 48

24 April, 2017 1:14 PM H-1B lottery: Why a loss for Infosys, Cognizant will be a gain for tech startups

As the US moves from a lottery based H-1B system, startups from across the world headquartered in the US are going to benefit more I'm travelling in the Bay Area, in a cab driven by a woman software tester. She says she has been out of job for months now and driving a cab is the only way she can pay her bills, living just outside of San Francisco 22