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US May Clamp H-1B Visas

By Aishwarya · 7 days ago

Indians who wish to go to the United States on H-1B work visas may find it difficult if the US decides to cap the numbers at 15 per cent. According to a report by news agency Reuters, the US has told India, it is considering caps for nations that force foreign companies to store data…

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Mending The World

By Team India Se · 1 week ago

SICCI participates in this initiative by the Israeli embassy to celebrate 50 years of diplomatic relations with Singapore.   As a major project of Israel’s 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Singapore, the Israel Embassy in Singapore organised the inaugural Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) MakeAthon in Singapore. “Tikkun Olam” is a Hebrew phrase that means…

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Modi Returns With A Roar

By Team India Se · May 24, 2019

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Elections 2019 the largest festival in democracy and asked people to participate in it, the Indian electorate responded by electing the ruling party back to power. The Bharatiya Janta Party made history by returning to power the second time with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) winning 349 seats while…

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Pramod Sawant sworn in as Goa Chief Minister

By Team India Se · March 19, 2019

Goa Assembly’s erstwhile Speaker Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the state’s chief minister in the early hours of Tuesday. He succeeds Manohar Parrikar who died on Sunday at the age of 63 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Mr Sawant and his cabinet of 11 ministers took the oath after the Bharatiya Janata…

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Chinese fighter jets in Pakistan for Pakistan Day parade

By Team India Se · March 18, 2019

Chinese fighter jets have arrived in Islamabad to take part in the Pakistan Day parade in a show of growing ties between the two countries. Beijing blocked a United Nations Security Council move on March 13 to blacklist the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad…

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State funeral for Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar

By Team India Se · March 18, 2019

Goa Chief Minister and former defence minister Manohar Parrikar, who had said he would serve Goa till his last breath, died at his son’s home in Panaji on Sunday (March 17) after battling pancreatic cancer for more than a year. He was 63. The announcement was made in a tweet by President Ram Nath Kovind.…

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Singapore suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights, SilkAir grounds MAX 8 planes

By Team India Se · March 12, 2019

The Singapore carrier SilkAir has grounded all its six Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes following the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) decision to suspend all Boeing 737 MAX flights into and out of Singapore for safety reasons. Affected SilkAir passengers are being asked to contact the airline. CAAS announced its decision on Tuesday (March…

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Boeing 737 MAX 8 under scrutiny after crash

By Team India Se · March 11, 2019

SilkAir and SpiceJet are reported to be still operating Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes after the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday (March 10). The planes have been grounded in China. The Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302, a Boeing 737 Max 8, crashed minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa on Sunday (March 10), killing all 157…

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India goes to the polls on April 11

By Team India Se · March 11, 2019

India will hold a general election in seven stages starting on April 11, the election commission said on Sunday (March 10), in what will be the world’s biggest democratic exercise.  The voting will end on May 19 and the counting begin on May 23. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was quick to urge people to vote…

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President Halimah Yacob presents LISHA awards to 5 sportswomen

By Team India Se · March 10, 2019

Singapore President Halimah Yacob presented awards to five outstanding sportswomen at the International Women’s Day organised by the Little India Shopkeepers and Heritage Association (LISHA) Women’s Wing last night (Saturday, March 9). The awards went to Singapore women’s cricket team captain GK Diviya, cricketer Samantha Ashwini Singham, 24, who also plays for Singapore; squash player…

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