User: basavapatna Topic: Immigration
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UK Extends 24-Hour Super Priority Visa Service To Pune, Bengaluru 20.4.2018 NDTV News - Latest
Other than Pune and Bengaluru, this specialized visa service to UK would be available in Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai.
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UK extends 24-hour visa service to Pune, Bengaluru 19.4.2018 General News
UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) services on Thursday announced an extension of Super Priority Visa service (SPV) to Pune and Bengaluru.The decision will help Indians get a visa decision in 24 hours or less.It will act as an optional service for citizens in India who need to travel to UK on urgent basis."SPV applications are assessed to exactly the same high standard as all other applications but are handled by UKVI at the highest priority, with dedicated staff members processing cases at the front of the queue and an express courier service ensuring quick return to the customer. This means that the 24-hour turnaround is achievable and secure," stated an official British High Commission release.Other than Pune and Bengaluru this specialized service would also be available in Delhi, Chennai and Mumbai."I am pleased that the Super Priority Visa service is being extended to even more Indian cities, giving many more UK visa customers the opportunity to receive a visa decision in 24 hours ..
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No India-U.K. deal on illegal migrants 19.4.2018 Hindu: News
Both sides disagree on the number of migrants to be returned and the speed with which it can be done
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Trouble in the family: UK's migrant embarrassment undermines Commonwealth reunion 19.4.2018 Reuters: World News
LONDON (Reuters) - As it prepares to leave the European Union, Britain's attempts to revitalise links with former colonies at a lavish summit in London have been overshadowed by outrage over Prime Minister Theresa May's treatment of Commonwealth ...
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Oil theft 'costing Libya over USD 750 mn annually' 19.4.2018 General News
Fuel smuggling is costing Libya more than USD 750 million each year and harming its economy and society, the head of the National Oil Company in the conflict-riddled country said. "The impact of fuel smuggling is destroying the fabric of the country," NOC president Mustafa Sanalla said according to the text of a speech delivered yesterday at a conference on oil and fuel theft in Geneva. "The fuel smugglers and thieves have permeated not only the militias which control much of Libya, but also the fuel distribution companies which are supposed to bring cheap fuel to Libyan citizens," he said. "The huge sums of money available from smuggling have corrupted large parts of Libyan society," he added. The backbone of the North African country's economy, Libya's oil sector collapsed in the wake of the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that toppled longtime dictator Moamer Kadhafi. Before the revolt Libya, with estimated oil reserves of 48 billion barrels, used to produce 1.6 million barrels per day ..
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Applied for an H1-B visa? Please read this! 19.4.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'If you are so blinded by the Buy American, Hire American policy, if you are not going to be fair, consistent and welcoming, in the end America will lose out.'
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Modi in UK: India and UK agree to strengthen cooperation to take action aga... 18.4.2018 DNA: Bangalore
Modi in UK: India and UK agree to strengthen cooperation to take action aga...
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Meghalaya body demands stringent measures to check influx 18.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Meghalaya body demands stringent measures to check influx
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Ethnic bodies oppose citizenship Bill 18.4.2018 The Assam Tribune
Ethnic bodies oppose citizenship Bill
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Britain expresses regret to 12 Caribbean nations over 'Windrush' residents 17.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The row, which one MP called a "national shame", has been hugely embarrassing for the government as it coincides with this week's meeting of the 53 Commonwealth heads of government in London
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MDA government to consider implementation of ILP 17.4.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, April 17: The National People’s Party (NPP) led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government of Meghalaya will examine the demand for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system in Meghalaya as has been assured by Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma.
Conrad had made this assurance to a delegation of the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) which met him at the main secretariat here on Tuesday.

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British PM apologises to Caribbean leaders over deportation row 17.4.2018 General News
Prime Minister Theresa May today personally apologised to Caribbean leaders after her government threatened to deport people who emigrated to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s. At a meeting in Downing Street, May told representatives of the 12 Caribbean members of the Commonwealth that she took the treatment of the so-called Windrush generation "very seriously". "I want to apologise to you today. Because we are genuinely sorry for any anxiety that has been caused," she told the hastily-convened gathering. She added: "I want to dispel any impression that my government is in some sense clamping down on Commonwealth citizens, particularly those from the Caribbean." The government has faced outrage for its treatment of people who came to Britain between 1948, when the ship Windrush brought over the first group of West Indian immigrants, and the early 1970s. They and their parents were invited to help rebuild Britain after World War II and with many of them legally British -- they were born ..
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Assam indigenous groups oppose amendment to Citizenship Act 17.4.2018 General News
Sixteen indigenous groups of Assam today told a joint committee of parliamentarians that the proposed Citizenship (Amendment) Bill will violate the idea of secularism of the Constitution by distinguishing illegal immigrants on the basis of religion. The groups also said it will threaten the existence of the ethnic communities in the state. The groups told the Joint Committee on the Bill to amend the Citizenship Act, 1955, headed by BJP MP Rajendra Agrawal, that the proposed Bill to grant citizenship to the Hindu Bangladeshis is totally unacceptable to the ethnic communities and the people of Assam. "The proposed Bill violates the very idea of secularism of our Constitution. The Bangladeshis, the illegal immigrants, must not be differentiated on the basis of religion. All post-1971 illegal immigrants must be expelled irrespective of their religion as per the Assam Accord," All Bodo Students' Union, president, Promod Boro said at a press conference. Boro said under no circumstances the .
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Indian's death sets off hunger strike at Japan immigration detention centre 17.4.2018 Business Standard: News Now
The protest began after an Indian national in his thirties, who has not been publicly identified, was found hanged in a shower stall at the centre
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NASA's planet hunting probe launch delayed 17.4.2018 General News
The launch of a new NASA satellite, which will hunt for exoplanets that have the potential to harbour alien life, has been delayed to April 18. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), was supposed to launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida in the early hours today. "Launch teams are standing down today to conduct additional Guidance Navigation and Control analysis. The @NASA_TESS spacecraft is in excellent health and remains ready for launch on the new targeted date of Wednesday, April 18," NASA wrote in a tweet. "We expect TESS will discover a number of planets whose atmospheric compositions, which hold potential clues to the presence of life, could be precisely measured by future observers," said George Ricker, TESS principal investigator. With the help of a gravitational assist from the Moon, the spacecraft will settle into a 13.7-day orbit around Earth. Sixty days after launch, and following tests of its instruments, the ...
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UK PM Theresa May faces backlash over treatment of 'Windrush generation' of migrants 16.4.2018 DNA: Mumbai
Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to resolve the status of thousands of British residents who arrived from the Caribbean decades ago and are now being denied basic rights after being incorrectly identified as illegal immigrants. More than 140 members of parliament have signed a letter to the prime minister calling on her to resolve an anomaly that means many people who arrived in Britain as children between 1948 and 1971 are being denied health services, prevented from working and in some cases threatened with deportation. There is growing anger that long-term British residents have fallen victim to rule changes in 2012 aimed at stopping overstaying. This meant that their legal status changed despite living, working and paying tax in Britain for decades. Many have been told they need evidence including passports to continue working or getting health treatment. But many arrived on their parents' documentation and never formally applied for British citizenship or a passport. The immigrants are ...
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H1-B visa applications for 2018-19 see 4% drop 15.4.2018 Rediff: Business
Lower numbers signal that that companies, especially the technology services firms, are steadily reducing the dependency on non-immigrant visas.
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Tech firms moving away from H1-B visas? USCIS sees 4% drop in applications 14.4.2018 Top Stories
The number of petitions had reached a record-high of 236,000 in 2016 but have since dropped following US president Donald Trump's call to embrace a "Buy American, Hire American" strategy
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Opposition strongly opposed to work permits for Bangladeshis 12.4.2018 Meghalaya Times

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, April 12: Thursday’s session of the ongoing Budget session of the Assembly witnessed a walk – out being staged by the Opposition through which it expressed how strongly opposed it is to the Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma’s plans of issuing work permits to Bangladesh nationals.
Not satisfied by the reply given by Conrad during the short discussion on the issue which was moved by Congress MLA from East Shillong Ampareen Lyngdoh, the Opposition decided to stage a walk - out.

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Cambodia deports 89 suspects in online scam to China 11.4.2018 General News
Cambodia today deported nearly 100 Chinese citizens accused of defrauding people in China in an internet scam, a senior Cambodian Interior Ministry official said. Gen Ouk Haiseila, chief of the Immigration Investigation Bureau, said the 89 suspects, including 15 women, were flown out of the Cambodian capital on two planes sent by the Chinese government. He said members of the group contacted women in China over social media and tricked them into sending nude or erotic photos, then extorted money by threatening to spread the images online. Ouk Haiseila said they were arrested last month after a police investigation. Online scams by Chinese gangs that operate from foreign countries and target mainland Chinese are common throughout Southeast Asia. Since 2012, Cambodia has sent at least 1,000 Chinese and Taiwanese residents involved in such schemes to China. The gangs, who use the internet and internet phone services, have also been caught operating as far afield as Kenya and Spain. The ..
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