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Online ride-hailing platform Uber today published to double its workforce in the product and engineering departments — from over 500 to more than 1,000 — at its Bengaluru and Hyderabad facilities next year. Uber focus is to hire full-stack teams that include product managers, product designers, data scientists, user researchers, mobile, front-end and back-end engineers, …

Across The Aisle

Mr. Narendra Modi has come to a long path since 2013-14. Candidate Modi was all about Vikas (development). The bulk of the 31 percent of the electorate that voted for the BJP in May 2014 was swayed by the slogan SabkaSaath, SabkaVikas (Together with All, Development for All). There was another catchy slogan: Achhe Din …

US proposes changes to H1B visa

The Trump administration on Friday proposed major changes to the H-1B application process with the focus of awarding the visa to the most skilled and highest paid foreign workers. Under a new proposed merit-based rule, a notice for which was published on Friday, companies employing foreign workers on the H-1B visa – under the Congressional …

Jalandhar MC alerts Canadian Embassy

A case of illegal immigration to Canada has come into focus after the Canadian Embassy sent the documents of a Jalandhar Municipal Corporation (JMC) Engineer to JMC officials for verification. The prescribed engineer had attached the salary slip of JMC, his I-card and a recommendation letter from a Joint Corporation. The engineer had mentioned his …

PM takes dig at AkbaruddinOwaisi over ‘CM has to bow before us’ comment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday sought to appeal to Telangana pride when he said about AIMIM leader AkbaruddinOwaisi’scurrent remark that whoever became the chief minister of Telangana or undivided Andhra Pradesh had to bow before his party. Labeling a poll rally at Mahbubnagar, Modi asked the people whether they would vote for someone who bows …

IRCTC joins the bandwagon, trolls IndiGo over new web check-in controversy

“We believe in being as clear with our customers as we can be! No hidden charges on any bookings made via IRCTC Air!” tweeted the official Twitter handle of IRCTC. The tweet comes after budget airlines IndiGo was slammed for launching extra charges for web check-in for all seats. Though IndiGo clarified that there is …

Reviewing This Fees, Says Centre, On Airlines Charging For Web Check-In

The government said on Monday that it was reviewing airlines’ decision to charge passengers for any of the seats chosen at the time of web check-in to ascertain whether the move is in compliance with existing rules. No-frills airline IndiGo, which has a domestic market share of nearly 43 percent, has been levying charges for …

President unveils Mahatma Gandhi’s bronze statue in Australia

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday revealed a bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Australian city of Sydney and said his powerful message of non-violence and peaceful coexistence is relevant in these times of strife. Marking the ongoing celebrations of the 150th anniversary year of the Mahatma along with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, …

Singapore eyes 14% growth in tourists from India

Singapore is expecting 14 per cent growth in tourist visited from India this year compared to 2017, and plans to tap the growing young traveller’s segment. “Last year (2017) was a record year where we received 1.27 million Indians travellers. This year, from January till September we have already got 1.08 million Indians. So seeking …

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

A legislation seeking to prohibit the Trump administration from revoking the work authorization of spouses of H1-B visa holders, which comprise Indians, has been introduced in the US Congress by two lawmakers who said that eliminating this advantage would force many foreign workers to use their talents to compete against American businesses. H-4 visas are …

New Government Scheme May See Delhi Cabs Get Metres To Check Surge Pricing

A city taxi scheme being made by the Delhi government may include fixing fare meters to cabs operated through aggregator services like Ola and Uber to prevent surge pricing, an official said. A committee formed by the government to shape up the scheme has been working on compiling several suggestions, including one for installing fare …