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Wellington_infrastructureWellington: The Indian diaspora in New Zealand welcomed the country’s fresh migration plans aimed at rejuvenating the provinces that have a “massive skills mismatch”, a report said.

“Government measures to attract migrants, Indians in particular, to the regions are a good idea. It makes sense to give migrants the opportunity to use their skills to develop regional areas rather than adding to dense populations in big cities,” New Zealand Herald quoted New Zealand Indian Central Association president Harshadbhai Patel as saying on Monday.

“The majority of those migrating to the country from India go to the big cities for the social life and job prospects. However, some students do study in regional areas such as Otago and Rotorua and can be given opportunity — if they have the skills those regions require,” Patel said.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key’s government has announced immigration measures that are aimed at improving the country’s economic growth by allowing migrants to work under cordial atmosphere so that they can provide skills, labour and capital, along with valuable cultural and business links.

However, some people are less than optimistic about the new policies.

“Economic opportunities first have to be created, and then people will come. Just having immigration policy on its own is not going to do very much,” economist Shamubeel Eaqub was quoted as saying.

Eaqub said the Government’s measures to get migrants to the regions would not solve the provinces’ underlying problem — the poverty trap.

(IANS)

 

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TikTok Still Unavailable on Google, Apple App Stores: Report

TikTok refused to share anything more than what it had said on Wednesday

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The logo of the TikTok application is seen on a screen in this picture illustration taken Feb. 21, 2019. VOA

TikTok remained unavailable for download on both Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store on Thursday – a day after the Madras High Court’s Madurai Bench lifted the ban on the short video-sharing app.

Sources in the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that official communication to the technology companies would be made after it receives the court directive.

The IT ministry had earlier asked Google and Apple to block the app following the Supreme Court’s refusal to stay the Madras HC’s call for ban on the app on April 3.

Deciding the case filed by advocate Muthukumar, the Madurai Bench on Wednesday vacated its interim order banning the app, subject to conditions that pornographic videos will not be uploaded on it, failing which contempt of court proceedings would begin.

Owned by Chinese company ByteDance, TikTok claims to have over 120 million monthly active users in India.

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TikTok has over 54 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India. Pixabay

A search for the app on Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store on Thursday did not yield any result.

While Google and Apple refused to share any official statement, the companies would be able to reinstate the app only when they receive an official directive revoking the ban.

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TikTok refused to share anything more than what it had said on Wednesday.

“We are glad about this decision and we believe it is also greatly welcomed by our thriving community in India, who use TikTok as a platform to showcase their creativity,” TikTok had said. (IANS)