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Indian students will now be allowed to stay in UK after graduation

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London: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the the two-year post-study work visa for international students has been reinstated. This move will change and impact thousands of Indian students who head to the UK every year for higher education.

The new immigration rule will mean that Indian graduates in any subject will be able to stay in the UK for two years after the completion of their studies, to find work once they graduate. At the moment, the rule for post-study work visa is that students can stay and work in the country for 4 months, with the exception of 27 universities, that with a pilot scheme get 6 months.

The immigration route will be available to international students who have successfully completed a course at an undergraduate level, or higher level. This includes students who start courses in 2020/21 at undergraduate level or above. Eligible students can work or look for work, at any skill level for 2 years after they graduate before having to convert to another visa, or having to leave the country.

Back in 2011, Theresa May, as the then Home Secretary abolished the two-year post-study work visa that had attracted scores of students to the institutions and universities in Britain.

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Love and affection of fans are like debt which I wouldn’t like to repay: Amitabh

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Panaji: Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan on Wednesday said that the love and affection of his fans over the years is a debt he would never like to repay.

Big B was speaking at the inauguration ceremony of the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), where he was also felicitated along with another film icon, Rajinikanth.

“I would like to thank my fans the most. In highs and lows you have been with me and I have always been saying this — I am in debt of your love and affection. I do not want to repay the debt, because I would like to keep it forever,” Bachchan said.

Commenting on his relationship with Rajinikanth, Bachchan said that he treats the latter like a member of his family.

“I consider Rajinikanth as a member of my family. We keep nagging each other. We both give advice to each other, but sometimes we do not listen to the advice. But this is how a relationship is. He has come from such humble beginnings. He inspires us every day and every night,” Bachchan said.

Among the highlights at the 50th edition of IFFI is a special retrospective section featuring films starring Bachchan.

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