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A gang of men were involved in stealing a car at knifepoint near Decathlon in Zirakpur.(Getty Images/iStockphoto/For representation)

Carjacking at knifepoint in Zirakpur

Hindustan Times, Mohali | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 11:53 PM IST
Victim waiting at specified spot to meet uncle of woman he befriended on Facebook when five men turn up and steal his car after threatening him with a knife
The farmer in a suicide note said he was taking the extreme step as a travel agent who had taken Rs 10 lakh from him to help him go abroad was not returning the money(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The farmer in a suicide note said he was taking the extreme step as a travel agent who had taken Rs 10 lakh from him to help him go abroad was not returning the money(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Farmer ends life after travel agent fails to return Rs 10 lakh

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 06:48 PM IST
Had taken money in 2013 for helping him go abroad and settle there, sister of deceased alleges in police complaint
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How to make the most of new post-study work policies in the West

Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 06:34 PM IST
As countries re-work their norms and extend post-study work visas to attract international students, a look at some dos and don’ts.
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Police crack down on travel agents in Ludhiana, register 8 FIRs

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2020 10:24 PM IST
The Division Number 2 police have booked a travel agent, Vatan Arora alias Lucky, of Rajasthan’s Alwar following the complaint of Shamsher Singh of Islam Gunj in Ludhiana.
Unlike other investment options, NRI Fixed Deposit offers guaranteed returns that are not affected by market fluctuations.(iStock)
Unlike other investment options, NRI Fixed Deposit offers guaranteed returns that are not affected by market fluctuations.(iStock)

Everything you need to know about FD for NRIs

UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 05:32 PM IST
Rather than leaving their earnings parked in savings account balances, NRIs could consider investing in fixed deposits.
As many as 129 students, all from the two Telugu states, continued to remain under “administrative detention” since the racket was busted last week.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
As many as 129 students, all from the two Telugu states, continued to remain under “administrative detention” since the racket was busted last week.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

30 Telugu students return from United States after ‘pay-to-stay’ scam

Hyderabad | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2019 11:00 AM IST
Telugu organisations working with the students, who had enrolled in a fake university floated by US authorities to expose the immigration racket, said returning home was the safest option for the students who were not detained or received notices for violation of immigration laws.
Starting on New Year’s Eve, most visitors from India travelling to Canada will be required to provide biometric information while applying for the relevant documents.(AFP)
Starting on New Year’s Eve, most visitors from India travelling to Canada will be required to provide biometric information while applying for the relevant documents.(AFP)

Provide biometric information to visit Canada

Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2018 10:57 AM IST
There will be some exemptions to the expansion of the Canadian biometric programme, including for those below 14 years of age or above 79.
EU professionals and low-skilled workers will no longer have the automatic right to move and work in the UK after Brexit.(AFP)
EU professionals and low-skilled workers will no longer have the automatic right to move and work in the UK after Brexit.(AFP)

Post-Brexit, UK to treat Indian, EU citizens on par for visas

Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2018 08:33 PM IST
Citizens from 27 EU countries and those from India and elsewhere will be treated on par for purposes of migration after Brexit, the Theresa May government announced on Wednesday in what is being billed as “the biggest shake-up in 40 years” of the visa system.
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)

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

Hindustan Times, Washington | By Yashwant Raj, Washington
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2018 12:14 AM IST
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.
H-4 visa is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.(AP photo)
H-4 visa is issued to the spouse of H-1B visa holders, a significantly large number of whom are high-skilled professionals from India.(AP photo)

US move to abolish H-4 visas will impact tens of thousands of Indians

Press Trust of India, Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 03:01 PM IST
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Chandigarh-based immigration firm fined Rs1.8 lakh for failing to provide foreign work permits

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2018 03:03 PM IST
Three people had paid over Rs 12 lakh for work permits for Canada, Australia and New Zealand. However, no progress was made by the firm who did not even return their passports.
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the US is the most preferred destination for Indian students seeking a foreign degree.(HT file)
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the US is the most preferred destination for Indian students seeking a foreign degree.(HT file)

Why are more Indians opting for EB-5 visa route to pursue higher studies in the US?

By Vivek Tandon
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2018 12:52 PM IST
Apart from the vast difference in the quality of learning in India and the US, Indian students prefer an American degree because it often serves as an easy route to finding a job and settling in the country.
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New horizons: What do changing visa and work norms mean for Indian students?

Hindustan Times | By Lavina Mulchandani
UPDATED ON AUG 03, 2018 03:32 PM IST
As the US and UK become less appealing, a look at countries that offer eased norms, special provisions for the study-abroad student.
Pakistan-origin Sajid Javid is Britain's new home secretary.(AFP/File Photo)
Pakistan-origin Sajid Javid is Britain's new home secretary.(AFP/File Photo)

Indian professionals drag UK govt to court for denying them work permits

Press Trust of India, London | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 03:00 PM IST
The professionals, including doctors, teachers, entrepreneurs, etc., staged a protest outside Parliament Square in London to protest “unjustified” refusals by the UK home office of their applications for indefinite leave to remain (ILR) in Britain.
New report on H-1B visas vindicates Indian IT firms
New report on H-1B visas vindicates Indian IT firms

Democratic lawmakers oppose ending work permits for H-1B spouses

Press Trust of India, Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 09:53 AM IST
The Trump administration is planning to propose to end allowing spouses of H1-B visa holders to work legally in the US, a move that could have a devastating impact on tens of thousands of Indians.
Khawaja Muhammad Asif was disqualified over the alleged possession of a work permit for the United Arab Emirates.(AFP File Photo)
Khawaja Muhammad Asif was disqualified over the alleged possession of a work permit for the United Arab Emirates.(AFP File Photo)

Pakistan foreign minister disqualified over UAE work permit

Hindustan Times, Islamabad | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 07:37 PM IST
Asif is a close aide of Sharif and is widely seen as an outspoken critic of military interference in politics.
Demonstrators sit in the concourse at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Wash., with a sign that reads "We are America," on Jan. 28, 2017.(AP File Photo)
Demonstrators sit in the concourse at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle, Wash., with a sign that reads "We are America," on Jan. 28, 2017.(AP File Photo)

US lawmakers, IT industry oppose ban on work permit to spouses of H-1B visa holders

Press Trust of India, Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 10:07 AM IST
Without the H-4 work authorisation rule, the spouses of H-1B high-skilled employees would be unable to work legally and contribute financially to their households and communities
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