Spotlight on US-India biz at Berkeley Haas conference

The matters discussed included trade wars, IPR, red tape, privacy and innovation Ritu Jha More than 250 people, including academics, executives, entrepreneurs, researchers and students attended the third-US-India Conference, held September 7 at the Hass School of Business, UC Berkeley, California. The daylong conference built around the theme “A transforming India: tapping growth opportunities” discussed […]

ITServe welcomes clarified OPT rules

Students training under the program are no longer limited to training at the employer’s principal place for business   Ritu Jha   The US Citizenship and Immigration Services clarified the ‘reporting responsibilities for students and employers participating in the STEM OPT program,” a step welcomed by ITServe Alliance Inc, a non-profit organization with over 1,000 […]

TCS case heads to court

Faced with charges of discrimination, the IT firm cannot avoid a trial Ritu Jha IT behemoth TCS faces trial in November over charges that it engaged in racial and national discrimination. The lawsuit against TCS, an India-based consulting and outsourcing company offering services to companies in the United States and around the world, was filed January […]

USCIS defends changes in OPT rules

The agency said it aims to safeguard the immigration system and ensure US workers get the most protection   Ritu Jha   The memo that prohibits work-authorized students to take up jobs for third-party client site was carried out in response the President’s Buy American, Hire American Executive Order, according to the US Citizenship and […]

‘Frivolous filings’ cited for visa denial plan: USCIS

USCIS officials to get discretionary powers to reject incomplete applications, without requests for information   Ritu Jha   Frivolous filings are why the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has to take a strong decision about the recent policy memorandum (PM) that gives USCIS adjudicators discretionary power to deny an application, petition, or request without […]

More power to the women

Speakers discussed the many hurdles in ensuring equality and called on men to do their bit   Ritu Jha   “Empowerment of Women” was the theme of the third annual 2018 Ideal Village conference recently held at Stanford University. The topics addressed included gender inequality, and the dearth of healthcare, education, safety, a decent livelihood […]