US issues record 1,40,000 student visas to Indians in one year

The US Embassy and its consulates in India have set an all-time record by issuing over 140,000 student visas between October 2022 and September 2023. During this period, the Department of State issued a near-record level of nonimmigrant visas globally, surpassing 10 million. Half of the US embassies and consulates adjudicated more…

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The Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Secretary of State extended the waiver for in-person interviews for certain nonimmigrant visas until December 31, 2023.

  In a recent announcement, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Secretary of State have prolonged the waiver for in-person interviews pertaining to specific nonimmigrant visas. This move, aimed at streamlining the visa application process, carries significant implications for both applicants and the broader immigration landscape. Introduction…

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The US government opened 250,000 visa appointments in India

The US government opened 250,000 visa appointments in India. Introduction The United States government has recently taken a significant step in facilitating travel for Indian citizens by opening 250,000 visa appointments. This development holds great importance not only for individual travelers but also in the broader context of international relations.…

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Dennis Cooper: ‘I’m saddled with this cult writer thing’

Dennis Cooper, 70, was born in Los Angeles and lives in Paris. His novels include The Sluts (2004) and the five-book George Miles cycle, an experimental tableau of disturbingly violent gay desire that began with 1989’s Closer, now reissued as a Serpent’s Tail classic. The New York Times called the series “high-risk literature” exploring “extreme…

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Alan Hamel: A Multi-Talented Icon

Alan Hamel: A Multi-Talented Icon Alan Hamel is a name that resonates with multi-faceted talent, charisma, and an enduring legacy in the world of entertainment. With a career spanning several decades, Alan has left an indelible mark in the entertainment industry, both as an actor and a producer. This article…

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