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Indian professionals to oppose UK migrants cap

LONDON: The annual cap of 24,100 professionals from India and other non-European Union countries to be announced on Monday will be open to challenge in the courts, an influential group representing professionals from India and other non-EU states said on Sunday.

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Chidambaram meets Malik

ISLAMABAD: The Union  Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram on Friday night met his Pakistani counterpart, Mr Rehman Malik and is understood to have pressed for urgent action against JuD chief, Hafiz Saeed and 26/11 handlers, including those who are believed to be in the Pakistani Army.

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US Congress passes tough new sanctions against Iran

WASHINGTON: The US Congress has overwhelmingly passed tough new sanctions against Iran, targetting the Islamic Republic’s powerful Revolutionary Guards and country’s imports of gasoline and other refined energy products.

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Problems in granting visas ‘appalling’: US

WASHINGTON: A day after India raised the issue of visas for Indian professionals and skilled workers, a senior US official acknowledged that visas posed an “appallingly pervasive problem” in science and technology cooperation.

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Canada apologises to Kanishka victims’ families

TORONTO:  Twenty-five years after the Kanishka tragedy that claimed 329 lives, the Canadian Premier, Mr Stephen Harper on Thursday apologised for the “institutional failings” that led to the Air India bombing and took the first step towards providing compensation to the victims’ families.

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India, Pak exchange proposals on various issues

ISLAMABAD:  In an effort to bridge the trust deficit, India and Pakistan on Thursday exchanged proposals on a wide variety of issues bedevilling bilateral ties, including terrorism, humanitarian matters and Jammu and Kashmir.

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Obama, Singh to meet in Toronto

WASHINGTON: The US President, Mr Barack Obama would meet the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Sunday on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Toronto, during which the two leaders would discuss a range of issues, a senior Obama administration official said today.

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3 Indian workers killed in Sharjah

DUBAI: Three Indians were among four construction workers who were killed after their suspended working platform collapsed in Sharjah in UAE, police said today.

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