US Lawmakers Seek Path To Permanent Residence For People In Employment-based Green Card Backlog

A group of 40 US lawmakers led by Indian-American Raja Krishnamoorthi has sought a path to lawful permanent residence for the 1.2 million people in the employment-based green card backlog, a significant majority of whom are from India. In a letter to Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the lawmakers said the budget reconciliation package provide relief to these individuals stuck in the employment-based green card backlog, thereby strengthening the economy in the process.

NCRPB Recommends Repealing Delhi Land Reforms Act

The NCR Planning Board has recommended repealing the Delhi Land Reforms Act and bringing all Lal Dora villages and extended Lal Dora land in the national capital under planned development of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). The draft Regional Plan-2041 prepared by National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB) also recommends preparing and operationalising Land Record Management System (E-LRMS) for all parts of Delhi, including existing Lal Dora and extended Lal Dora areas, all metro centres and all regional centres till 2024.

Biden Defends Handling Of US’s Afghan Withdrawal

Washington, Aug 31 (AP) President Joe Biden is defending his handling of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, including the frantic final evacuation from Kabul airport. In remarks at the White House on Tuesday, Biden said the U.S. government had reached out 19 times since March – prior to his public announcement that he was going to end the U.S. war – to encourage all American citizens in Afghanistan to leave. He acknowledged that 100 to 200 were unable to get out when the airlift ended Monday..

Man Arrested For Killing Pregnant Wife Over Dowry In UP

A man was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly killing his seven-month pregnant wife in a village in Maharajganj district over dowry, police said. The incident took place in Bhagwatnagar village under the Farenda police station area on Monday night, and a case was registered based on a complaint by the victim’s father, they said.

DSEU Offers Advanced Diploma In Software Programming For Women, Trans Women

The Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University (DSEU) will offer a 20-month-long advanced diploma in software programming to women and trans women across the national capital, according to an official statement. The university has partnered with the Navgurukul Foundation for Social Welfare, a non-profit organisation which runs residential courses for students from low-income and marginalised communities in software engineering.