Articles by Nikhila Natarajan
Oct 25, 2017
Father of Sherin Mathews says he watched as his 3 year old child choked on milk and diedThe father of 3-year-old Texas girl Sherin Mathews who went missing and is now confirmed dead told police that his daughter choked while drinking milk and he watched as she died. These details come from the arrest affidavit made public by Richardson Police Tueday.
Oct 24, 2017
L1B visa extensions in firing line now, USCIS cancels old 'default' mode and ups scrutinyThe updated guidance makes it clear that extensions will not happen by default. The burden of proof falls entirely on the petitioner. With every additional move, the USCIS is basically sending strong and repeated signals that the difficulty level of coming through the H1B/L1 route on Planet Trump and then staying in the US on the same visa is unlike at any other time in the history of this work visa.
Oct 24, 2017
'More arrests possible' in Sherin Mathews case, police say mother 'not co-operating'Richardson Police Department in Texas confirmed that more arrests are possible in the still “dynamic” and “active” investigation into the disappearance of a three-year-old Indian girl child Sherin Mathews in this affluent Texas suburb.
Oct 17, 2017
Swaraj, Jaitley raise H1B visa issue but US Labor Dept is tightening regulations anywayThe form with the maximum open source information on H1B workers - the Labor Condition Application is set to ask for much more details than it ever has in the years since the existence of the H1B visa.
Oct 17, 2017
DEA Secy Subhash Chandra Garg: 'States getting more untied funds, their finances more robust, not worse off'In a rare on camera interaction on the nuts and bolts of centre state finances and the backroom work that went into rolling out the Goods and Services Tax, Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs spoke with <em>Firstpost</em> in Washington D.C after the annual IMF meetings. Garg is a 1983 batch Indian Administrative Service officer from the Rajasthan cadre and took over the DEA Secretary role mid-year 2017 after his predecessor Shaktikanta Das retired.
Oct 14, 2017
Cut interest rate, reduce price of money, FICCI urges RBIPresident of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry Pankaj Patel has called on the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to reduce the price of money for Indian business by easing the fiscal deficit and inflation targets and allowing the rupee to depreciate against major currencies.
Oct 13, 2017
Jaitley tells investors at FICCI meet in US: 'India is liberal, open economy, we get tough things done'Jaitley spoke at an ‘India Opportunity’ event put together by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in the IMF headquarters in Washington DC where the annual Fund Bank meetings are on.
Oct 13, 2017
During Jaitley US trip, Universal Basic Income idea for India in IMF spotlightAs economists nitpick on the economy’s growth numbers - the new bling in the Indian politics, the parallel undercurrent of direct income transfers as an idea whose time has come is undeniable.
Oct 12, 2017
Arun Jaitley at Harvard University drums up upside of GST, heads to IMF meetingsFinance Minister Arun Jaitley wound up his Ivy League speech circuit drumming up yet again the merits of the Goods and Services tax and the tax net that has “widened” after demonetisation.
Oct 11, 2017
Jaitley stoutly defends demonetisation, GST at Columbia University; next stop HarvardIndia’s finance minister is playing up the country’s latest political hot potato - a (slowing) economy as a big win for speedy reforms, a cleaner political funding system and pushed back against those in "civic society who have only problems for every solution.”