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US President Donald Trump’s new immigration plan, which has been called “dead-on-arrival” by Democrats, could be “disastrous” for those already in the queue for a Green Card, including hundreds of thousands of Indians, as it intends to replace the existing system in favor of one that prioritizes merit over the family. The new system will …

A section of Jet Airways’ employees has now chosen to bid for the airline that is grounded and is looking for investors to start flying. These employees have written a letter to State Bank of India chairman Rajnish Kumar requesting him to consider their bids, as they can arrange funding of up to Rs 7,000 crore …

The five-hour shutdown of Air India’s check-in software, which occurred Saturday morning, is still causing its ripple effect as the airline stated 137 flights will be running with a delay on Sunday. The average duration of delay — on these 137 flights of Sunday — would be of 197 minutes, the airline’s spokesperson confirmed. Thousands …

Quick thinking and prompt action by a train driver saved the life of a man on the Kota-Bina stretch of Atru-salpura railway line. The train driver, whose name was not known, reversed the train for about a kilometer so that the injured passenger, who had fallen from the train, could be taken to a nearby …

Boeing Co removed 210 aircraft from its order backlog and took an impairment charge over customer financing losses on Wednesday following the near-collapse of India’s Jet Airways. The adjustment pushed the world’s largest planemaker behind European rival Airbus in the race for business this year as both companies grappled with cancellations that outweighed new orders …

National transporter Indian Railways account for nearly three-fifths of 344 central sector projects that are facing huge cost overrun due to delay in implementation for various reasons. Total cost overrun of 205 delayed railway projects is whopping Rs 2.21 lakh crore, the latest flash report of the Statistics and Programme Implementation Ministry (MOSPI) for December 2018 showed. The MOSPI monitors central sector projects …

High costs and low yields. The implosion of the country’s second-largest airline. Persistent technical issues plaguing two of the most popular passenger aircraft models flown by India’s airlines. Together, these factors have now plunged India’s aviation industry to its most precarious phase in the last five years or so. Santosh Hiredesai of SBI Capital Markets …

Bill to protect work permits of H4 visa holders introduced in US Congress

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) would start accepting new H1-B visa petitions for the fiscal year 2020 starting April 1, the media reported. The employment start date for these visas would be October 1, the American Bazaar daily reported on Monday. Like previous years, the regular visa cap limit for H-1B this year …

SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Ajay Singh announced on Wednesday that the aviation sector was reeling under high costs because of poor “leadership” and decision making. “The issue we had when we started SpiceJet in 2005 appears to be the same we had in 2018. Clearly, this needs to change. We have this bad habit …

India Today Fact Check found this claim to be wrong. Train 18 has been renamed as “Vande Bharat Express” and not “Vande Mataram Express”. The post has been vastly circulated on Facebook as well as Twitter. The viral post carried photos of Train 18 along with a cut-out of PM Modi. The message with the …

Narendra Modi rode to power five years ago on his business-friendly credentials and the promise of creating millions of jobs. Now an airline is on the verge of collapse, bringing Modi’s position under attack just months before national elections. Struggling in a competitive market where basic air fares can get as low as 2 cents, …

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has written to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, stating the citizenship bill is not be applicable to the state as it is protected under Article 371 (A) of the Constitution. A Cabinet meeting, headed by Rio, on Friday asserted that the state is protected under provisions of Article 371 (A) and …