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H-1B visa approvals for 7 top Indian IT firms drop a whopping 43% between 2015-17, says report - Firstpost

Top seven Indian IT companies experienced a whopping 43 percent drop in their H-1B visa approvals between 2015 and 2017, a US think-tank has said.<p>The …

Immigration

Hollywood 2018 Quarter 1 box-office report: Black Panther shows it's superhero films to the rescue

Hollywood has been banking on big-budget superhero movies, grand dystopian nightmares, giant pop-culture franchises, and captivating animated …

Movies

BAFTA Awards 2019 to take place in London on 10 February, British Academy announces in statement

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the dates for its next year's ceremony. The BAFTA Awards will take place on 10 …

BAFTA Awards

Asaram rape case verdict LIVE updates: 'Godman' guilty, says court; Ashok Gehlot calls for crackdown on 'fake gurus' LIVE News, Latest Updates, Live blog, Highlights and Live coverage - Firstpost

<b>Asaram's supporters avoid speaking to reporters fearing detention</b><p>Reporters on the ground are facing difficulty in getting reactions from Asaram's …

India

Akshay Kumar-starrer Kesari's set in Satara catches fire during shooting of bomb explosion climax scene

<b>Mumbai:</b> A fire broke out on the sets of Akshay Kumar’s film <i>Kesari</i> at a village in Maharashtra’s Satara district on Thursday, police said. The fire …

India

OnePlus 6 rumour roundup: All the teasers and leaks surrounding one of the most highly anticipated phones of the year- Technology News, Firstpost

One of the most anticipated phones hitting stores next month is the OnePlus 6. OnePlus confirmed that the phone is going to be announced on 17 May in …

Mobile Technology

BJP leader calls Mamata Banerjee 'Surpankha' days after Narendra Modi told ministers not to make controversial remarks - Firstpost

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked party leaders to refrain from making “irresponsible” statements, saying such comments end up …

India

Director Vijay on Sai Pallavi-starrer Diya: 'This will be a long-remembered film in her career' - Firstpost

Director Vijay’s long-awaited <i>Diya</i>, a psychological horror thriller featuring Sai Pallavi (of <i>Premam</i> fame) in her Tamil debut, is slated for release …

Bollywood

Nokia 7 Plus review: Perfectly balanced value for money phone with no competition in the Rs 25,000 segment- Tech Reviews, Firstpost

Previous Next<p>price<p>₹25,999.00<p>tech2 rating<p>4.3/5<p>user rating<p>0/5<p>Product Review<br>• Specifications<p>The mid-range smartphone segment has been gradually dying out …

Phones

Avengers: Infinity War early reviews hail its super villain Thanos, ensemble star cast and 'bombshell' of an ending

<i>Avengers: Infinity War</i> will finally see the light of the day this Friday on 27 April. Boasting of unarguably the biggest superhero ensemble yet, the …

Marvel Universe

Narendra Modi's visit to Sweden will lead to greater cooperation in green tech: Political adviser in Swedish PMO - Firstpost

<b>Mumbai:</b> Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to Sweden will lead to greater cooperation between the two countries in green technology, says …

India

US lawmakers, IT industry, Facebook oppose Trump administration's ban on H-4 visas for spouses of H-1B visa holders - Firstpost

<b>Washington:</b> Influential lawmakers and representative of the American IT industry, including Facebook, have opposed the Trump administrations proposed …

Immigration

Asaram rape case verdict LIVE updates: Hearing underway in Jodhpur jail while Bhopal ashram prays for 'godman' LIVE News, Latest Updates, Live blog, Highlights and Live coverage - Firstpost

<b>Panchkula versus Jodhpur: A look at security arrangements during verdicts of two different rape cases (3/3)</b><p>The Section of 144 CrPC imposed in …

India

Timeline of Asaram rape case: From 2013 incident and murders of multiple witnesses to verdict that's expected today - Firstpost

Ahead of the trial court's verdict in the alleged rape of a teenager by self-styled godman Asaram, who faces a minimum 10-year term if convicted, …

India

Asaram Bapu and 5-year-old rape case: From skirting bail to murder of eyewitnesses; a look back at the case - Firstpost

A Jodhpur trial court will pronounce its verdict on the Asaram Bapu rape case on Wednesday amid tight security. The self-styled godman was charged …

Crime

Champions League: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says team exceeded expectations against Roma - Firstpost

<b>Liverpool:</b> Jurgen Klopp saluted Liverpool's "fantastic" 5-2 demolition of Roma on Tuesday as the Reds manager soaked up a Champions League semi-final …

Soccer

Asaram's supporter detained outside Jodhpur jail ahead of verdict in rape case against self-styled godman - Firstpost

<b>Jodhpur:</b> A supporter of Asaram was detained on Wednesday outside the Central Jail in Jodhpur where prohibitory orders have been clamped in view of a …

India

Rapper Meek Mill released from prison on bail after conviction in decade-old gun and drug possession charges

Rapper Meek Mill walked out of prison 24 April after Pennsylvania’s highest court ordered him freed while he appeals decade-old gun and drug …

New England Patriots

Amazon Echo Spot launches in India for Rs 12,999 bringing in Alexa functionalities on a 2.5-inch display- Technology News, Firstpost

Amazon launched its lineup of Echo devices back in October 2017 in the form of the <b>Echo Plus (Rs 14,999), the Echo (Rs 9,999) and the Echo Dot (Rs</b> …

Amazon Echo

YouTube removed 5 million videos related to extremism, misinformation and child endangerment in Q4 2017- Technology News, Firstpost

YouTube, owned by Alphabet Inc’s Google, deleted about 5 million videos from its platform for content policy violations in last year’s fourth quarter …

Internet

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 goes on 24-hour flash sale exclusively on Mi.com- Technology News, Firstpost

Xiaomi's recently launched <b>Redmi Note 5</b> will be going on a day-long flash sale today. As a matter of fact, at the time of writing, the sale has …

Mobile

Bharat Ane Nenu: Like Rangasthalam, Mahesh Babu starrer shows power of repetitive plots clubbed with smart direction

<i>Bharat Ane Nenu</i> hit screens last week, and looks like Mahesh Babu has a long overdue blockbuster here. And this he does with a classic commercial …

Bollywood

Asaram rape case verdict LIVE updates: 1,500 cops deployed around Jodhpur jail premises; entry, exit points sealed till midnight LIVE News, Latest Updates, Live blog, Highlights and Live coverage - Firstpost

<b>Police check hotels, dharamshala to prevent Asaram's followers from gathering</b><p>All the hotels and dharamshalas were being checked to ensure that …

India

Breather for old telecos: Telecom tribunal TDSAT stays Trai's rule on reporting customised offers - Firstpost

<b>New Delhi</b>: In a relief to old operators, the telecom tribunal TDSAT on Tuesday granted stay on regulator Trai's rule on reporting requirement of …

Telecoms

Man pushed in front of train at Mulund station: Woman arrested, claims Deepak Patwa fell off platform in melee - Firstpost

<b>Mumbai:</b> A 38-year-old woman was, on Tuesday, arrested for allegedly pushing a man onto the tracks at Mulund station, resulting in the man getting run …

Crime

Delhi, West Bengal did not participate in national consultation on Ayushman Bharat: Health ministry - Firstpost

<b>New Delhi:</b> Delhi and West Bengal were among a few states that did not participate in a national consultation organised by the Health Ministry to seek …

India

Talks between US state department, Pakistan foreign secretary over Afghanistan, regional stability end without breakthrough - Firstpost

<b>Islamabad:</b> A top US state department official visited Pakistan to review the progress made by Islamabad on regional security and stability and met …

U.S. Dept. of State

Mamata Banerjee to woo investors in China, visit US to celebrate 125th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's 1893 speech - Firstpost

<b>Kolkata:</b> West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said she has plans to meet industrialists in Shanghai during her visit to China …

India

Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa meets Russian commander; duo discuss desire to expand bilateral military engagement - Firstpost

<b>Islamabad:</b> Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, on Tuesday, met with Russian Army Commander-in-Chief Colonel General Oleg Salyukov and …

Pakistan Army

KKR-backed Radiant Life Care makes revised bid for Fortis, offers Rs 1,200 cr without due diligence for Mulund Hospital - Firstpost

<b>New Delhi</b>: KKR-backed Radiant Life Care on Tuesday made a revised bid for Fortis Healthcare Ltd (FHL) with a binding offer to acquire its Mulund …

Venture Capital