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Indian missions in US scramble to clean up visa mess

Washington, June 22 -- Indian missions in the US have turned to social media like Facebook and Twitter as they scrambled to clear up a visa mess in the wake of a change of contractors for processing consular services.

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06/23/14
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The ‘donkey route’ to Britain: Hair-raising tales of illegal immigration

New Delhi -- Hell-bent on entering Britain, a group of young Punjabis board a container truck in Amritsar for their tough journey to jobs and riches. Freezing and bouncing, they arrive in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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03/25/14
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Indian-American in immigration scam settles with US Securities and Exchange Commission

Washington, March 25 -- An Indian-American businessman and two Chicago based organisations will pay $15 million to settle charges of raising $158 million dollars from close to 300 investors as part of an immigration scam.

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03/25/14
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France offers to help Indian diaspora get PIO cards

Paris, Jan 19 -- France has offered to collaborate with India to resolve the question of persons of Indian origin not getting their PIO or Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) cards for want of the necessary documents demanded by the Indian government.

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01/19/14
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Indian diplomat in New York arrested for visa fraud

Washington, Dec 13 -- In a second case of its type, one of India's senior diplomats in New York was arrested and accused by Manhattan's Indian American US Attorney Preet Bharara of visa fraud and exploiting her babysitter and housekeeper.

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12/13/13
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Over 2,000 delegates to take part in Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2014

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New Delhi -- Over 2,000 delegates from across the world are likely to participate in the 12th edition of the annual diaspora meet called Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) to be held Jan 7-9, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Vayalar Ravi said in November.

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12/03/13
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Andhra offers online services to NRIs

Hyderabad -- The Andhra Pradesh government has launched a project to collect database of Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) from the state and to provide them some online services.
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12/02/13
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Indian man jailed in Britain for possessing fake passports

London -- A British court has sentenced an Indian national to 18 months in jail followed by deportation after completion of his sentence for entering the country using a fake passport.

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11/20/13
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Indian students in US drop with rupee’s fall

Washington -- Even as the number of Indian students in the US dropped below 100,000 after four years largely due to devaluation of the rupee, India remained the second leading source of students coming to the US.

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11/15/13
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India happy at Britain scrapping visa bond scheme

New Delhi -- As British Prime Minister David Cameron clarified that the now-scrapped 3,000-pound visa bond scheme was never targeted at India, the Indian government Tuesday said it was happy the British government has taken on board its concerns.

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11/08/13
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