Monthly Archives: July 2015

Final Guidance on When to File an Amended or New H-1B Petition: USCIS

On April 9, 2015, the precedent decision Matter of Simeio Solutions, LLC (Simeio) (http://goo.gl/eHJLuo) was issued. This decision represents the USCIS position that H-1B petitioners are required to file an amended or new petition before placing an H-1B employee at … Continue reading

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Amendment in Negotiable Instrument Act: Govt

The President of India has promulgated the Negotiable Instruments (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015 (No.6 of 2015) on 15th June, 2015. The Ordinance provides for determination of territorial jurisdiction of courts for trying cases relating to offence of dishonour of cheques under … Continue reading

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Guidelines for allowing visitors inside jails: Govt.

The Government of India issued guidelines for all the States to be followed scrupulously while allowing entry into the prison to any individual/ press/ NGOs or company, whether Indian or foreigner for the purposes of making documentaries, writing articles, interviewing … Continue reading

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$106 million penalty imposed on public sector insurance companies: CCI

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed a total penalty of Rs. 671.05 crores (~$106 million) upon 4 Public Sector Insurance Companies for manipulating the bidding process initiated by Government of Kerala for selecting insurance service provider for Rashtriya … Continue reading

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Colgate-Palmolive bid to patent Nutmeg mothwash foiled: Govt

Government of India foiled an attempt by consumer goods giant Colgate-Palmolive to patent a mouthwash formula containing herb extract by citing ancient texts that show it was traditionally used in ancient medicinal practices. Traditional Knowledge Digital Library of Council of … Continue reading

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Premium Processing for Extension of Stay H-1B Petitions Resumed: USCIS

Beginning July 13, 2015, USCIS will resume accepting Form I-907, Request for Premium Processing Service for all Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker, H-1B extension of stay petitions. Premium processing requests for Form I-129 H-1B extension of stay petitions … Continue reading

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