US suspends premium processing of H-1B visa petitions

Washington : The US on Wednesday announced the suspension of premium processing of all H-1B visa petitions for fiscal year 2019. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said the temporary suspension would help reduce the “overall H-1B visa processing time”. The H-1B petition filing is for the fiscal year 2019 beginning October 1, 2018. […]

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26 killed in Kabul suicide bombing

Kabul :  At least 26 people were killed and 18 injured in a suicide bombing on Wednesday near a crowd celebrating Nawroz or Persian New Year in Kabul, authorities said. A suicide attacker detonated the bombs he was carrying in his vest around noon between Kabul University and Aliabad Hospital targeting a group of people […]

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Trump congratulates Putin on re-election, gets slammed

Washington : US President Donald Trump called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to congratulate him on his re-election, leading to fresh criticism of his muted tone towards Moscow amid an ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. In a telephonic conversation on Tuesday, Trump did not raise with Putin the “lopsided” […]