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NASSCOM ups expenditure to get its plea heard

It is no secret that the IT sector depends largely on foreign contracts for its sustenance and Trump's "Hire American" agenda has now brought the IT sector to its knees.

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US lawmaker Jim Sensenbrenner wants to abolish H-1B visa lottery system

​In an op-ed in Forbes Magazine on Monday, Sensenbrenner said that abolishing the lottery system can restore the original purpose of H-1B visa – to bring in highly qualified professional, whom he calls “best and brightest” to the US.

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The number of visas Indian techies get, won’t go down: Nirmala Sitharaman on H-1B

Commerce & Industries Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has asked the Indian IT professionals not to panic as the number of visas they currently get will not decline. She said that only the selection for such visas is getting tougher, but the ‘numbers are not changing’.

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Indian-Origin Cornell University Student Aalaap Narasipura Found Dead In United States

​A 20-year-old Indian-origin Cornell University student was found dead in New York after going missing this week.

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Indians, Chinese get highest number of Optional Training Visas given to foreign graduates: study

​A growing number of high-skilled foreign workers find jobs in the United States under a program known as Optional Practical Training (OPT), which allows foreign graduates from U.S. universities to work in the country on a temporary basis.

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Goa to exploit Donald Trump’s H-1B visa crackdown: Minister

​Goa should look to exploit US President Donald Trump’s crackdown on H-1B visas by facilitating the return of Goan NRIs, IT Minister Rohan Khaunte said on Thursday.

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Indian student from Andhra Pradesh killed in road mishap in US

An Indian student, pursuing masters in electrical engineering at Northern Illinois University, was killed in a road mishap in Illinois, US. The victim has been identified as Sai Kumar Adluri from Tirupathi in Andhra Pradesh.

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U.S. law allows low H-1B wages; just look at Apple

If you work at Apple's One Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino as a computer programmer on an H-1B visa, you can can be paid as little as $52,229. That's peanuts in Silicon Valley. Average wages for a programmer in Santa Clara County are more than $93,000 a year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Mass layoffs plaguing the IT industry, NASSCOM denies

With reports of hundreds of employees are being laid off by IT leaders, industry body NASSCOM refutes these layoffs.

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Nasscom Refutes Reports of Mass Layoffs by Indian IT Companies

As per the report, Wipro too is reported to start the process of making its organisation leaner and more decentralised by slashing is workforce. 

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