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5 Indian asylum seekers on hunger strike in US

The men coming from different parts of India have varied reasons for seeking asylum in the US, and their legal situations are also varied, according to the report.
US Customs and Border Protection agents at the port of entry for migrants.(Reuters)
US Customs and Border Protection agents at the port of entry for migrants.(Reuters)
Updated on Jan 31, 2020 01:22 PM IST
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Washington | ByIndo Asian News Service

New head of US homeland security is ex-lobbyist of Indian trade body Nasscom

Chad Wolf does not need to be confirmed by the senate as an “acting” secretary. The White House has not said when the president intends to name an official to lead the department on a permanent basis, and whether it will be Wolf, who would then require to be confirmed by the senate.
Acting head of the department of homeland security, Chad Wolf.(Twitter/ @DHS_Wolf Photo)
Acting head of the department of homeland security, Chad Wolf.(Twitter/ @DHS_Wolf Photo)
Updated on Nov 15, 2019 09:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

‘Photos of travelers, license plates exposed in cyberattack’: Customs

The subcontractor had transferred copies of the images to its company network in violation of government policies and without the agency’s authorization.
Photographs were taken of travelers in vehicles entering and exiting the United States at a single land-border port of entry through Automated license-plate readers(AFP File Photo / Representative image)
Photographs were taken of travelers in vehicles entering and exiting the United States at a single land-border port of entry through Automated license-plate readers(AFP File Photo / Representative image)
Updated on Jun 11, 2019 12:16 PM IST
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Washington | ByAssociated Press

‘22% didn’t return for treatment after being diagnosed with hypertension’: Reports

In 2017-18, of the 46,95,940 screened, 2,06,936 were diagnosed, with 1,82,373 receiving treatment and 12% (24,564) of the patients not coming back for follow ups.
Despite large-scale screenings and diagnosis programmes organised by the state government, lack of awareness and work-based migration patterns could be keeping the patients away from treatment, said doctors.(HT Photo)
Despite large-scale screenings and diagnosis programmes organised by the state government, lack of awareness and work-based migration patterns could be keeping the patients away from treatment, said doctors.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2019 08:45 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySadaguru Pandit

1,266 Swine flu cases reported in Maharashtra between Jan 1 and April 15

A majority of swine flu cases were reported from Nagpur, Pune, Nashik, Thane and Palghar, said officials at the Directorate of Health Services (DHS).
Experts said fluctuating temperatures in March and April, and high humidity levels could be helping the spread of the H1N1 virus in Maharashtra.(HT FIle Photo)
Experts said fluctuating temperatures in March and April, and high humidity levels could be helping the spread of the H1N1 virus in Maharashtra.(HT FIle Photo)
Published on Apr 19, 2019 01:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByHT Correspondent

Trump’s H-1B czar L Francis Cissna could go in homeland security purge

Trump has been frustrated by his administration’s failure to bring down illegal immigration, a key poll plank for him
President Donald Trump fired Randolph D Alles, the head of the Secret Service, an arm of the DHS, on Monday.(AFP FILE PHOTO)
President Donald Trump fired Randolph D Alles, the head of the Secret Service, an arm of the DHS, on Monday.(AFP FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 10:05 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Monkey fever: Maharashtra reports 2 deaths, 26 infected in Sindhudurg

Monkey Fever has killed two people in Maharashtra in the first two months of 2019 – a major cause for concern for the state health machinery. The viral infection, a tick-borne haemorrhagic fever, also known as Kyasanur Forest Disease (KDF), is said to have spread from Karnataka where it has claimed over 14 lives since January 1.
Deaths of monkeys —the sentinel carrier of the ticks which spread KFD — are used as event-based surveillance to indicate which areas need the highest amount of observation and preventive measures.(AFP/ Representative Image)
Deaths of monkeys —the sentinel carrier of the ticks which spread KFD — are used as event-based surveillance to indicate which areas need the highest amount of observation and preventive measures.(AFP/ Representative Image)
Updated on Mar 15, 2019 02:28 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | BySadaguru Pandit

Indian embassy opens hotline for students detained by US authorities

As many as 129 Indians are among the 130 foreign students arrested for enroling at a fake university allegedly to remain in the US.
As many as 129 Indians are among the 130 foreign students arrested for enroling at a fake university allegedly to remain in the US.(Representative Photo/AP)
As many as 129 Indians are among the 130 foreign students arrested for enroling at a fake university allegedly to remain in the US.(Representative Photo/AP)
Updated on Feb 02, 2019 08:45 PM IST
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Washington | ByPress Trust of India

Hundreds of Indian students face jail, deportation in US college scam

The justice department’s Michigan branch announced the arrest of the eight men, whose names indicated they were either Indians or American citizens of Indian descent, from all over the country, charged with visa fraud and harbouring aliens for profit
Nearly 600 students from India face deportation or criminal charges after the arrest Wednesday of eight men of Indian origin who had enrolled them at a fake university run by undercover US agents.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Nearly 600 students from India face deportation or criminal charges after the arrest Wednesday of eight men of Indian origin who had enrolled them at a fake university run by undercover US agents.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Jan 31, 2019 09:30 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Donald Trump administration shifting H-1B selection to favour merit

The proposed change in the selection process would result in an estimated increase of up to 16% (or 5,340 workers) in the number of selected those with a master’s degree or higher from a US institution of higher education, according to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which runs the H-1B programme
The new rule will be published in the Federal Register for public comments on December 3, according to an announcement by the US Department of Homeland Security.(File Photo)
The new rule will be published in the Federal Register for public comments on December 3, according to an announcement by the US Department of Homeland Security.(File Photo)
Updated on Dec 01, 2018 09:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj

Will take public opinion on move to revoke work permit for H-4 spouse visa: Trump administration

The Trump administration has assured lawmakers and the American corporate sector that the public would get an opportunity to respond to its proposal of revoking work authorisation to H-4 spouse visas after they raised their concerns over the move.
The Trump administration has assured lawmakers and the American corporate sector that the public would get an opportunity to respond to its proposal of revoking work authorisation to H-4 spouse visas.(REUTERS)
The Trump administration has assured lawmakers and the American corporate sector that the public would get an opportunity to respond to its proposal of revoking work authorisation to H-4 spouse visas.(REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 10, 2018 12:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Washington | ByYashwant Raj, Washington

US to end protected status granted to Nepalis after 2015 earthquake

Around 9,000 Nepalis allowed to remain in the United States since the devastating April 2015 earthquake will lose their protected status in June next year
A woman stands amid the debris caused by a fresh earthquake in Nepal.(HT File Photo)
A woman stands amid the debris caused by a fresh earthquake in Nepal.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 27, 2018 02:32 PM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Washington | ByAgence France-Presse

Another US judge rules against Trump on ‘Dreamers’ program

U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in Washington wrote Tuesday that the decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, “was unlawful and must be set aside.”
(FILES) This file photo taken on October 5, 2017 shows protesters during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as Dream Act, near the Trump Tower in New York.(AFP)
(FILES) This file photo taken on October 5, 2017 shows protesters during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as Dream Act, near the Trump Tower in New York.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 25, 2018 10:35 AM IST
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