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Indian-American Raj Shah conducts his first White House briefing

Raj Shah, the Deputy Press Secretary of President Donald Trump, has addressed a media briefing at the White House, becoming the first Indian-American to do so.

Indian-American Raj Shah conducts his first White House briefing

WASHINGTON: Raj Shah, the Deputy Press Secretary of President Donald Trump, has addressed a media briefing at the White House, becoming the first Indian-American to do so.

Trump calls for shutdown, if his immigration plan makes no headway

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he "would love" to force a partial government shutdown due to lack of funding if congressional Democrats do not accept the conditions he has set for reforming the country's immigration system.

Trudeau's Amritsar visit -- will Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh play host?

CHANDIGARH:  With Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's scheduled visit to the Sikh holy city of Amritsar in Punjab just over a fortnight away, it is still not clear whether Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will play host to the visiting dignitary or not.

Search on for migrants' bodies off Morocco, 20 dead

Spanish and Moroccan rescue teams on Sunday resumed aerial and maritime search operations off the coast of Spain's autonomous city of Melilla in northern Africa, after the bodies of at least 20 migrants were recovered from the sea, according to authorities.

You're not sh**holes: Grammys' message for immigrants

With Sting performing "Englishman in New York", Shaggy joining in to state he was a Jamaican in New York, and American rapper Logic shouting out "You're not shitholes" -- the 60th Grammy Awards here turned out to be quite a statement against US President Donald Trump's crude remark on the immigrants.

Women's March in US on first anniversary of Trump administration

A year after millions of people turned out for the Women's March and took to the streets en masse to protest President Trump's inauguration, demonstrators gathered in cities across the US, galvanised by their disdain for Trump and his administration's policies.

US government shuts down

The US government began shutting down on Saturday, putting thousands of workers on unpaid leave, after the Senate failed to pass a stopgap budget.

India signs pact with UK on illegal migrants

India has signed an MoU with the United Kingdom to enable the return of illegal Indian migrants within a month of their detection by authorities abroad.

Trump lashes out in 'crude outburst' against migrants

US President Donald Trump has reportedly lashed out at immigrants in a foul-mouthed Oval Office outburst, media reports said. A backlash to his latest remarks was swift.

Republican legislators unveil new US immigration Bill

A group of US Republican lawmakers has unveiled the details of an immigration bill that has the support of President Donald Trump.

US-India business body against H1-B visa policy change

NEW DELHI: Amid reports of the US administration's plans to introduce stricter norms for issuance of H1-B visas, which are largely availed by Indian IT firms, the US-India Business Council (USIBC) has voiced its opposition to the move.

Trump lays out immigration deal demands

US President Donald Trump has said that there will be no deal to protect hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation without funding to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, the media reported.

Pope Francis celebrates Christmas Midnight Mass

Google's Santa Tracker, which has been around for th Pope Francis celebrated the fifth Christmas Midnight Mass of his pontificate where he highlighted the Biblical story of Joseph and Mary, the parents of Jesus Christ.

 
Rohingya Muslims sneaking into Manipur: CM

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh told the state assembly on Friday that Rohingya Muslims have started sneaking into the state which has a common border with Myanmar.

 
800,000 fewer Bangladeshi migrants in India: UN

The number of Bangladeshis living in India has come down by 800,000 since 2000 and now stands at 3.1 million, a UN report said.

 
US may stop spouses of H-1B visa holders from working

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump's administration is set to propose revoking a rule that makes spouses of thousands of H1-B visa holders eligible to work while in the US, potentially complicating a major driver of technology jobs, the media reported.

Trump calls for ending family immigration following NYC bombing

Blaming a "lax" immigration system for the bomb attack here by a Bangladeshi immigrant, US President Donald Trump has renewed calls to end immigration based on family ties.

Indian-American Congresswoman features in Politico Power list

Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, a fast-rising Democratic star, has featured in the Politico magazine's "Power List for the year 2018" for having assumed the mantle of a House "leader of the resistance".

Punjab CM assures British Deputy High Commissioner to crackdown on fraudulent travel agents

CHANDIGARH: Reaffirming his government’s commitment to cracking down on fraudulent travel agents, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday ordered a blueprint to be prepared for opening Foreign Employment Bureaus in areas from where the maximum number of people were found to be migrating from Punjab to the UK.

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