IMMIGRATION – UKMALAYALEE

If new House bill is passed into law in US thousands of Indian IT professionals will get Green Card

Washington Sept 13: Millions of people stuck for years in the employment-based Green Card backlog in the US, including a sizable number of Indians, can hope for a lawful permanent residency in America by paying a supplemental fee if a new House bill is passed into law.
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Private companies in UAE asked to fill 10% of their positions with Emirati nationals within five years

DUBAI Sept 13: Private sector companies in the UAE will have to fill 10% of their positions with Emirati nationals within five years, the UAE said on Sunday, announcing its latest tranche of economic reforms.
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OCI online portal activated for uploading new passport, photo and details: Click to Read New Procedures

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON July 30: The Overseas Citizenship of India (OCI) online portal has been updated with features for OCI services to be accessed online. OCI cardholder is required to upload Online a copy of the new passport and a latest photo each time a new passport is issued upto 20 years of age and once after completing 50 years of age. Necessary changes to upload documents in the OCI portal to facilitate the services has been done.
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Graduates from top global universities will be allowed to work and settle in UK without job offer

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON July 27: Graduates from ‘top global universities’ will no longer need a job offer in order to secure a visa to work in the UK, under a government plan to boost innovation.
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International students from Kerala surviving by working in care homes in UK

By A Staff Reporter

LONDON July 9: There is a huge influx of students coming from Kerala to do higher education in UK universities. Despite travel constraints in place due to Covid-19, there has been a 30 per cent increase in the number of undergraduate applications from Indian students to study at British universities, according to data from the UK’s centralised higher education application system.
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Keralite couple tells us about how migrant life is in Finland which was voted happiest country in the world

Aju Krishnan and Arya Balu, living in Tampere, Finland, tells us about how migrant life is in the happiest country in the world. Aju and Arya came to work as engineers in Nokia as part of its R&D in the 5G mobile networks. The couple hail from Haripad; a small village in Alappuzha district of Kerala. Before coming to Finland, both were working as engineers in MNCs in Bangalore, from where they migrated to Finland to work with Nokia.  Continue reading “Keralite couple tells us about how migrant life is in Finland which was voted happiest country in the world”

Love, marriage and quarantine at the time of Covid in UK: Keralite girl reminisces moments of joy and pain

By Sandra Xavier

Blinded by love, Akhil and me decide to get married during the time of the pandemic. With international lockdown in different countries, varying quarantine rules and top of it Covid not yet subdued we made the big call to get married.
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Eoin Morgan insists his use of word ‘sir’ about Indian people conveyed “admiration and respect”

LONDON June 22: England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan insisted Tuesday his use of the word ‘sir’ in Twitter posts conveyed “admiration and respect” as he rejected suggestions of causing offence on social media. Morgan and his deputy Jos Buttler were accused of mocking the way Indian people addressed them in English after Twitter posts from several years ago recently came to light again.
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Kerala issues new vaccine certificate with batch number and date number for those going abroad

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THIRUVANANTHAPURAM June 21: People who are going abroad after having taken COVID-19 vaccination in Kerala will be issued a new vaccination certificate now, which includes the batch number of the vaccine administered as well as the date of vaccination.
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OCI card holders approach Supreme Court to allow them enjoy freedom of speech

NEW DELHI April 15: Eighty Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs) cardholders, residing in India, have challenged Supreme Court in regards to not being able to freely express their views on the Indian government, Times of India reported. The petitioners said that section 7D of the Citizenship Act allows the Centre to cancel the registration of OCIs over violation of any law or for showing disaffection to the constitution of India.
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