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All 65,000 H-1B work visas for 2021 taken, says US

Post Date: April 1, 2020

Washington, DC: The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said it has reached the congressionally-mandated 65,000 H-1B cap for the fiscal year 2021 as it received enough requests from corporations and businesses. The USCIS, the federal agency which screens and allocates H-1B applications, said it reached the cap and "randomly selected among the registrations properly...

US tech body urges Trump to suspend H-1B visa program

Post Date: April 1, 2020

Washington, DC: A US body representing American technology workers has urged President Donald Trump to suspend for this year the H-1B visa program, the most sought-after among the Indian IT professionals, to protect their interests amidst the massive layoffs in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic. The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that...

COVID 19: H-1B visa holders petition White House for 180 days extended stay

Post Date: April 1, 2020

Washington, DC: Fearing massive layoffs in America due to the coronavirus crisis that is hitting businesses around the globe, foreign technology professionals holding H-1B visas, the most sought after among Indians, have demanded the Trump administration extend their permissible post-job loss limit to stay in the US from the existing 60 to 180 days. The...

Spanish Princess becomes 1st royal to die from COVID-19


London: Princess Maria Teresa of Spain has died after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, becoming the first royal victim of the disease, it was reported. The Princess, who was King of Spain Felipe VI's cousin, died aged 86 in Paris, the London-based Metro newspaper said in a report. Her younger brother Prince Sixtus Henry of...

Saudi Arabia attacks Yemeni capital amid escalating tensions


Sanaa: A coalition led by Saudi Arabia launched at least 15 airstrikes on the Yemeni capital of Sanaa held by the Shia Houthi rebels amid escalating tensions despite the looming threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The Houthis' al-Masira television channel reported that a man was killed and two others injured in the attacks on...

China lockdown may have prevented 7 lakh COVID-19 cases


London: Researchers claim that China's control measures during the first 50 days of the novel coronavirus pandemic may have delayed the spread of the virus to cities outside of Wuhan by several days and, by interrupting transmission nationwide, prevented more than 700,000 infections across the country. The study, published in the journal Science, could be...

N Korea says it tested ‘super-large’ multiple rocket launchers


Seoul: North Korea has tested "super-large" multiple rocket launchers, Pyongyang's state media reported, a day after South Korea's military said the country fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles. The South Korean military said that the missiles were fired from the eastern coastal city of Wonsan, flying 230 km with a maximum altitude...

NY Sikh community makes 30000 free meals for Americans in self-isolation


New York: The Sikh Center of New York has been doing what it can to spread love and kindness during the current COVID-19 crisis. The members of The Sikh Center were approached by the New York Mayor’s office and asked to prepare more than 30,000 home-cooked meals for vulnerable Americans who are currently self-isolating, and...

BAPS Charities delivers care packages to over 8,000 families


New Jersey: Volunteers from BAPS Charities delivered care packages to over 8,000 families – across North America.  The initiative was a joint effort of volunteers of BAPS Charities and the food services affiliate, BAPS Shayona, which provided the food items for the packages. A significant portion of the deliveries were made to families that are...