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The programme is capped at 85,000 new H-1B visas each year-65,000 to foreigners and 20,000 more are granted to those with advanced degrees. The around 8 percent constant currency growth reported by the two top IT companies (Infosys and TCS) for FY17 shows that the India story is very much alive and well, contrary to dire predictions, he said.
  • Governor Ahok concedes Jakarta election to Baswedan

    Governor Ahok concedes Jakarta election to Baswedan

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    Purnama's bid for a second term was hampered by a blasphemy case triggered by comments he made on the Quran. The polarising campaign has given Indonesia's conservative Muslim groups a national stage. The incumbent governor of Jakarta , Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (popularly known as "Ahok"), a Protestant, angered some Muslims when, in a campaign appearance, he argued that Muslims should not follow a passage of the Qu'ran enjoining them to reject the leadership of non-Muslims.
  • Jeremy Corbyn: I can be next prime minister

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    If the election is approved Wednesday, Parliament will be dissolved on May 2, sparking nearly six weeks of campaigning. Some see it as a Machiavellian strike to smash the opposition Labour Party while it is down and so secure a massive 100-seat-plus majority for her wider programme, including some hotly disputed domestic policies.
  • Some express shock, others doubt over Hernandez death

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    He says Hernandez would have been transferred to a mental health unit if there was any concern about his well-being. Hernandez's defence lawyer Jose Baez issued a statement saying there was no previous indication the former football player would take his own life.
  • North Korea nuclear: China fears 'conflict at any moment'

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    Mr Wang said that whichever side provoked a conflict "must assume the historic responsibility and pay the corresponding price". But there are few good diplomatic or economic options for the Trump administration. Air China has made a decision to suspend its flights between Beijing and North Korean capital Pyongyang. Beijing's decision earlier this year to cut off coal imports from North Korea also are being seen as a hopeful sign.
  • Jared Kushner is still selling off his business assets

    Jared Kushner is still selling off his business assets

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    Her brand already has 16 registered trademarks in China and 32 pending applications, in addition to four given preliminary approval since her father took office in January, the AP reported . "I would never have allowed it", Norman Eisen, who served as chief White House ethics lawyer under Barack Obama told The AP . "For their own sake and the country's, Ivanka and Jared should consider stepping away from China matters".
  • U.S. and Russian Federation ties

    U.S. and Russian Federation ties "at a low point"

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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov , who hosted his Iranian and Syrian counterparts at a trilateral meeting in Moscow , denounced last week's USA attack on Syria as a "flagrant violation" of worldwide law and warned that any further such action would entail "grave consequences not only for regional but global security".
  • US working with allies on N.Korea: Pence

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    But the vice president said he was encouraged and believed North Korea was listening to the Trump administration's concerns. But the vice president expressed impatience with the unwillingness of the North to move toward ridding itself of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles.
  • Bill O'Reilly out at Fox News

    Bill O'Reilly out at Fox News

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    New York Magazine , citing unidentified sources, reported Tuesday that 21st Century Fox Executive Chairman Rupert Murdoch is supporting O'Reilly's return while his sons, Chief Executive James Murdoch and Chief Operating Officer Lachlan Murdoch, want the combative commentator out.
  • Theresa May: We won't be doing television debates

    Theresa May: We won't be doing television debates

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    Theresa May has confirmed she will not face Jeremy Corbyn in televised debates during the general election. "That's what I have always believed in, it's what I still believe and I still do it - as Prime Minister, as a constituency MP, I still go out and knock on doors in my constituency".
  • Exxon Seeks Waiver From US Sanctions on Russia

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    But he pointed out that it has in the past been granted permission from Treasury to keep intact Exxon's joint venture with Rosneft, despite the sanctions. Exxon Mobil Corp. and a Saudi partner will build a almost $10 billion petrochemical plant just north of Corpus Christi as part of a venture receiving almost $2 billion in tax breaks from state and local governments.
  • Delhi Police probe reaches Chennai — AIADMK symbol row

    Delhi Police probe reaches Chennai — AIADMK symbol row

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    Tamil Nadu Minister D Jayakumar had asserted that they have chose to delink Dinakaran his "family members" adding that the party would be run by a committee. Dhinakaran, however, made it clear that since it was Sasikala who had appointed him to the post, he would decide on the next course of action only after meeting her.