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Visa said it was suspending use of its cards on Pornhub Thursday even though its own investigation was incomplete.(AP)

Visa, Mastercard won’t allow charges for services on Pornhub

New York | By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 10:48 PM IST
They reacted following an investigation by opinion columnist Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times that also alleged the site depicts revenge pornography and video taken without the consent of participants.
A file photo of people arriving at Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport in London, UK.(AFP file)
A file photo of people arriving at Terminal 5 at Heathrow airport in London, UK.(AFP file)

Covid-19 hit UK immigration, but Indians among top to get visas

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar , edited by Vinod Janardhanan
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 11:14 PM IST
The Home Office said the pandemic has had a “significant impact” on the immigration system, both in terms of restricting migrant movements to and from the UK, and the impact on operational capacity
The draft data protection law, which will serve as a key legal basis for the right to privacy in India, requires companies to keep a copy of all personal data of Indian users in India.(AP Photo | Representational image)
The draft data protection law, which will serve as a key legal basis for the right to privacy in India, requires companies to keep a copy of all personal data of Indian users in India.(AP Photo | Representational image)

Data Protection Bill: JPC summons Visa, Mastercard officials

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Saubhadra Chatterji
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 06:47 AM IST
Led by BJP MP Meenaskhi Lekhi, the panel will also summon Paypal, another popular payment gateway, and Cyble, a cyber threat intelligence firm.
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Police clearance for visa, 14 Saanjh services through Mohali’s sewa kendras

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent, Mohali
UPDATED ON OCT 05, 2020 11:53 PM IST
Move meant to promote Mission Fateh by decongesting offices during the pandemic and helping people avail of services at their doorsteps through the nearest sewa kendras
Janta Mali , a Pakitani national with her Indian husband Leelaram and heir children.(HT PHOTO)
Janta Mali , a Pakitani national with her Indian husband Leelaram and heir children.(HT PHOTO)

Stranded in Pakistan, Hindus on long-term visas desperate to return to India

Hindustan Times, Jodhpur | By Dinesh Bothra
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 11:35 AM IST
Many Pakistani immigrants had visited Pakistan on No Objection Return to India (NORI) visa valid for 60 days before the Covid-19 lockdown began. That period is long over.
The contribution of India and other international medical staff has been highlighted during the coronavirus pandemic.(Bloomberg)
The contribution of India and other international medical staff has been highlighted during the coronavirus pandemic.(Bloomberg)

UK launches cheaper, fast-track visa for health professionals

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON JUL 15, 2020 02:38 PM IST
The visa was announced earlier, but the necessary parliamentary papers were moved on Tuesday, enabling its launch from August. A new, wider points-based immigration system is to come into effect from January 1.
California and Washington state are seeking injunctions against enforcing the new visa policy(AP)
California and Washington state are seeking injunctions against enforcing the new visa policy(AP)

Foreign students weigh studying in person vs losing visas

Phoenix | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2020 01:52 PM IST
Federal immigration authorities notified colleges this week that international students must leave the US or transfer to another college if their schools operate entirely online this fall.
Mike Pompeo said he was taking the action against an unspecified number of officials under a new US law that presses China to let US diplomats, journalists and tourists visit the Himalayan region(REUTERS)
Mike Pompeo said he was taking the action against an unspecified number of officials under a new US law that presses China to let US diplomats, journalists and tourists visit the Himalayan region(REUTERS)

US announces visa restrictions for Chinese officials under Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 07:28 AM IST
Pompeo said the US will continue to work to advance the sustainable economic development, environmental conservation, and humanitarian conditions of Tibetan communities within China and abroad.
A pedestrian walks on the sidewalk in the financial district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.(Bloomberg)
A pedestrian walks on the sidewalk in the financial district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.(Bloomberg)

Canadian visa program may lure tech workers blocked by Trump

Ontario/Toronto/Ottawa | By Reuters | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 10:10 AM IST
Trump issued a presidential proclamation that temporarily blocks foreign workers from entering the United States on certain visas, which a Trump administration official said would create 525,000 jobs for US workers.
The Centre on Wednesday announced that it was relaxing visa and travel restrictions for certain categories of foreign nationals who need to come to India.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Centre on Wednesday announced that it was relaxing visa and travel restrictions for certain categories of foreign nationals who need to come to India.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Foreign businessmen, engineers and healthcare professionals can get visas to enter India and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 05:07 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
India has allowed entry of a select list of foreigners including businessmen to enter the country on fresh visas(File Photo)
India has allowed entry of a select list of foreigners including businessmen to enter the country on fresh visas(File Photo)

Foreign businessmen, engineers, healthcare professionals can get visas to enter India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Aloke Tikku
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 06:44 PM IST
The categories of foreign nationals would have to obtain a fresh business visa or employment visa, as applicable, from the Indian Missions/ Posts abroad.
The visa extension will apply to anyone whose leave expired after January 24 and cannot leave the country because of travel restrictions or self-isolation, the Home Office said(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)
The visa extension will apply to anyone whose leave expired after January 24 and cannot leave the country because of travel restrictions or self-isolation, the Home Office said(Vijayanand Gupta/HT Photo)

Covid-19 update: UK extends visas of stranded Indians, others until July 31

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 11:46 PM IST
Their visas had previously been extended until May 31, but a large number of Indians and others are still unable to leave the UK. Over 2,000 stranded Indians have so far returned home in repatriation flights.
The top non-EU nationalities being granted British citizenship during the year were Indian (15,800), Pakistani (14,043) and Nigerian (9,231) nationals.(Bloomberg File Photo)
The top non-EU nationalities being granted British citizenship during the year were Indian (15,800), Pakistani (14,043) and Nigerian (9,231) nationals.(Bloomberg File Photo)

India tops list of British citizens born abroad, replaces Poland

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2020 01:27 AM IST
Indian nationals were granted the highest number of all work-related extensions during the year: 43% of the total, reflecting the higher proportion of Tier 2 visas issued to Indian nationals.
The study uses data from 2005 to 2018 to examine how the number of approved petitions to hire H-1B visa holders as a share of college graduates within each of 22 occupations affects the unemployment rate and earnings growth rate in those occupations.(HT Archive)
The study uses data from 2005 to 2018 to examine how the number of approved petitions to hire H-1B visa holders as a share of college graduates within each of 22 occupations affects the unemployment rate and earnings growth rate in those occupations.(HT Archive)

H-1B visa holders do not adversely affect US workers: Report

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 07:07 AM IST
An increase in the share of workers with an H-1B visa within an occupation, on average, reduces the unemployment rate in that occupation, the report said.
Stranded New Zealand nationals arrive to board a repatriation flight back home at the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 23, 2020.(AP)
Stranded New Zealand nationals arrive to board a repatriation flight back home at the Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi, India, Thursday, April 23, 2020.(AP)

Govt suspends all visas, bars travel by OCI card-holders till ban on air services

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 09:02 PM IST
In a separate order, the Union Home Ministry also said it has extended on ‘gratis’ basis the visas of foreigners stranded in India due the lockdown. The extension will be for a period of 30 days beyond opening of international travel in the country.
On consular access to foreigners stranded in India, MHA had earlier granted consular services on gratis basis to foreign nationals, presently residing in India(HT Photo)
On consular access to foreigners stranded in India, MHA had earlier granted consular services on gratis basis to foreign nationals, presently residing in India(HT Photo)

Covid-19 update: MHA extends visa for foreigners stranded in India till May 3

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2020 10:04 PM IST
The union ministry has further directed that all incoming passenger traffic into India through any of the 107 Immigration Check Posts shall remain suspended till May 3.
The Home Office said EU and non-EU citizens coming to the UK would be treated equally after UK-EU free movement ends on December 31.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The Home Office said EU and non-EU citizens coming to the UK would be treated equally after UK-EU free movement ends on December 31.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

No visas for low-skilled workers, says UK government

London | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2020 07:39 PM IST
The government wants to bring in a “points-based” immigration system, as promised in the Conservative election manifesto.
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25-day visa in hand, 50 Hindu families from Pak cross over

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2020 10:09 PM IST
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (AP)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson. (AP)

UK to unveil fast-track visa for scientists in Feb

London | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2020 03:11 PM IST
The Global Talent visa will be open from February 20 to those who work in a qualifying field and have been endorsed by a recognised UK body, the BBC said in a report. Read on to know more...
Donald Trump opened a new front in his battle against immigration on Thursday, barring the issuing of visas to pregnant women seeking to enter the United States. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Donald Trump opened a new front in his battle against immigration on Thursday, barring the issuing of visas to pregnant women seeking to enter the United States. (Representative Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

US to limit visas for pregnant women to curb ‘birth tourism’

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 24, 2020 05:56 PM IST
Temporary B-1 and B-2 visitor visas would no longer be issued to “aliens seeking to enter the United States for ‘birth tourism,’“ the White House said.
The new plan is one of the measures the Johnson government is taking in the near future to attract professionals and experts needed in the country, as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union on January 31.(BLOOMBERG PHOTO.)
The new plan is one of the measures the Johnson government is taking in the near future to attract professionals and experts needed in the country, as the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union on January 31.(BLOOMBERG PHOTO.)

New UK plan to fast-track visas for scientists, experts

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2019 07:45 PM IST
Home secretary Priti Patel said the number of eligible fellowships which can offer accelerated endorsement for visas for scientists wanting to conduct research in the UK will double from 62 to over 120 from early next year.
Boris Johnson announced plans for special visas to make it easier for the U.K.’s National Health Service to recruit doctors and nurses from other countries after Brexit.(REUTERS)
Boris Johnson announced plans for special visas to make it easier for the U.K.’s National Health Service to recruit doctors and nurses from other countries after Brexit.(REUTERS)

Boris Johnson pledges new post-Brexit visas for doctors and nurses

Bloomberg | By Alex Morales
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2019 06:17 AM IST
The NHS visa would form part of a new points-based immigration system to be introduced after the U.K. completes its divorce from the European Union, Johnson’s Conservative Party said in an emailed statement on Friday.
Both Visa and Mastercard had made it clear from the onset that their interest in Libra was at least partly out of curiosity.(AP File Photo)
Both Visa and Mastercard had made it clear from the onset that their interest in Libra was at least partly out of curiosity.(AP File Photo)

Visa, Mastercard shun Facebook’s Libra digital currency plan

New York | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2019 06:57 AM IST
Facebook has faced substantial criticism since the summer when it unveiled plans to create a separate, private currency system to allow users to make cross-border payments more easily.
Saina Nehwal during the BWF Badminton World Championships.(AP)
Saina Nehwal during the BWF Badminton World Championships.(AP)

Visa application being processed, hoping to get visa in time for Denmark Open: Saina

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 05:02 PM IST
The Olympic bronze-medallist had tweeted on Monday that she was facing visa issues for her participation in the BWF Super 750 tournament. She had sought help of External Affairs Ministry to sort out the matter.
A passport is stamped at the immigration security check in Newark, New Jersey. The change will ensure that hospitals and medical practices across the UK will be able to access the staff they need more quickly, the Home Office said.(File photo: NYT)
A passport is stamped at the immigration security check in Newark, New Jersey. The change will ensure that hospitals and medical practices across the UK will be able to access the staff they need more quickly, the Home Office said.(File photo: NYT)

UK announces easier visas for web designers, architects

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2019 10:21 AM IST
Indian professionals are already given a majority of work visas issued: 52 per cent of all visas issued in 2018.
The same year, he had travelled back to Tirodi to be beside his ailing wife, who passed away soon after.(PTI image)
The same year, he had travelled back to Tirodi to be beside his ailing wife, who passed away soon after.(PTI image)

Ex-Chinese soldier gets visa to visit Indian family

Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON SEP 04, 2019 06:33 PM IST
Wang’s status as a prisoner of war was never clear and although authorities in India were aware of his case, he never made his way back to China.
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Pak to issue multiple, on-arrival visas to Sikh pilgrims: Imran Khan

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India, Lahore
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2019 01:03 AM IST
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan attends a session during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan June 14, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS/Files(REUTERS)
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan attends a session during the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan June 14, 2019. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS/Files(REUTERS)

Kartarpur your ‘Madina’, Nankana Sahib is ‘Makkah’: Imran Khan assures on-arrival visas to Sikh pilgrims

Lahore | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 01:18 AM IST
“I assure that you will be issued multiple visas... This is our responsibility. We will facilitate you rather will give you visas at airport,” The News International quoted Khan as saying on Monday.
Chinese authorities have declined to renew the press credentials of a Beijing-based Wall Street Journal reporter, effectively expelling a journalist who extensively covered President Xi Jinping and Communist Party politics.(REUTERS)
Chinese authorities have declined to renew the press credentials of a Beijing-based Wall Street Journal reporter, effectively expelling a journalist who extensively covered President Xi Jinping and Communist Party politics.(REUTERS)

China denies visa, expels Wall Street Journal reporter after report on Jinping’s family

Beijing | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2019 01:43 PM IST
The de facto expulsion Friday of Singaporean reporter Chun Han Wong comes one month after he and another WSJ reporter wrote a story detailing an Australian investigation into the alleged links of Xi’s cousin to high-stakes gambling, money laundering and suspected organized crime.
During investigation the police checked CCTV footage of the hotel in Delhi’s Aerocity. “Bank and call detail records were also analysed.(HT image)
During investigation the police checked CCTV footage of the hotel in Delhi’s Aerocity. “Bank and call detail records were also analysed.(HT image)

Fake visas: Man held for cheating 50 people

Hindustasn Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2019 08:04 AM IST
Deputy commissioner of police (IGIA) Sanjay Bhatia said the passenger’s questioning revealed that one Ranjeet Kumar Mukherjee from Darbhanga in Bihar had introduced him to two agents Behera and a man named Raj Sharma who could help him go abroad on work visa.
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