Browsing Month March, 2014

An Indian–Australian Affair: The Passionof Louise Lightfoot

By at October 31, 2014 | 7:55 pm | 0 Comment

An Indian–Australian Affair: The Passionof Louise Lightfoot

An Australian ballet teacher’s love of Indian dance helped bring two cultures together. In the 19th century, during the British Raj, India attracted many curious and enthusiastic Australian travellers. Australians had been attracted to Indian curios, artworks, colourful clothes, and paintings of grand Indian palaces and bazaars; and the great Intercolonial Exhibition more...

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New Gold Opal card to offer seniors $2.50 daily travel cap

By at October 31, 2014 | 7:43 pm | 0 Comment

New Gold Opal card to offer seniors $2.50 daily travel cap

From Monday 3 November, seniors and pensioners can order the new Gold Opal card, which is capped at $2.50 per day. Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian said the launch of the Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card is another major milestone in the Opal rollout. “The new Gold Senior/Pensioner Opal card means eligible customers won’t pay more than $2.50 a day for more...

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Cherrybrook came alive with Diwali celebration organised by AICCI

By at October 31, 2014 | 7:08 pm | 0 Comment

Cherrybrook came alive with Diwali celebration organised by AICCI

Australian Indian Cultural Council (AICCI), organised its first Diwali Fair in Cherrybrook on October 12, 2014 which turned out to be a great success. This was the first ever of its kind of ‘Diwali fair’ for the local community of the Hills District  which witnessed over 8000 people and the organisers were pretty  happy with the response they got from the more...

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Iran faces international outrage on Reyhaneh Jabbari’s execution

By at October 30, 2014 | 8:29 pm | 0 Comment

Iran faces international outrage on Reyhaneh Jabbari’s execution

Ignoring international pleas and social media campaigns, Iran executed 26-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari for allegedly murdering her rapist. A temporary stay of the controversial execution happened after social media campaigns and international condemnation called for a halt to the execution last month. Iran’s Supreme Court charged the interior designer of premeditated more...

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Labor welcomes Australia-India Nuclear Cooperation agreement

By at October 29, 2014 | 4:53 pm | 0 Comment

Labor welcomes Australia-India Nuclear Cooperation agreement

The Shadow Minister for Resources, Gary Gray AO MP welcomed the tabling in Federal Parliament of the Australia-India Nuclear Cooperation Agreement. “The Agreement is the culmination of almost a decade of work under both Labor and Liberal Governments,” said Gray. “This important piece of work is not only helpful for Australia’s trade relationship with India but more...

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Operator chosen to build and run new northern beaches hospital

By at October 29, 2014 | 4:25 pm | 0 Comment

Operator chosen to build and run new northern beaches hospital

Premier and Member for Manly Mike Baird and Health Minister Jillian Skinner announced that Healthscope has been chosen as the preferred tenderer to design, build, operate and maintain the new Northern Beaches Hospital. Baird and Mrs Skinner were joined on the 6.5 hectare Frenchs Forest site by Member for Wakehurst Brad Hazzard and Member for Davidson Jonathan O’Dea as more...

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360 new weekly public transport services for Sydney

By at October 28, 2014 | 3:31 pm | 0 Comment

360 new weekly public transport services for Sydney

360 new weekly bus services were started in Sydney on Sunday 26 October 2014. The new bus services will benefit bus customers on busy routes across Sydney’s Inner West, Eastern Suburbs, North Shore and Northern Beaches. The new bus services include: 104 new services a week on the 348 route from Wolli Creek to Bondi Junction 43 new services a week on the 418 more...

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Adakar to present ‘Kanjoos’ at Riverside Theatre on October 18

By at October 17, 2014 | 5:37 pm | 0 Comment

Adakar to present ‘Kanjoos’ at Riverside Theatre on October 18

Adakar, a newly formed theatre group is all set for its debut performance with the mind boggling comedy show, “Kanjoos”. The play is an Indian adaptation of Molière’s French comedy “The Miser” in Urdu/ Hindi. Kanjoos is a colorful and lively costume drama which is scheduled to be staged at the Riverside Theatre on October 18th, 2014. ‘Adakar’ theatre more...

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‘AAAYL focussed on to provide opportunities to young leaders’

By at October 17, 2014 | 5:04 pm | 0 Comment

‘AAAYL focussed on to provide opportunities to young leaders’

A new brand of leaders is emerging from the Asian Australian Alliance Young Leaders program (AAAYL). AAAYL’s core program, Empowerment in Action provides opportunities and mentoring to young leaders by encouraging participation in meaningful and value added initiatives benefitting their social and professional development. Under its career development arm, young more...

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‘Sydney Opera House’ and ‘NSW Parliament House’ to light up for Deepavali

By at October 16, 2014 | 9:04 pm | 0 Comment

‘Sydney Opera House’ and ‘NSW Parliament House’ to light up for Deepavali

NSW Premier Mike Baird has announced that the sails of the Sydney Opera House will be lit up in celebration of the Hindu's 'Festival of lights', Deepavali. The Sydney Opera House will be lit up after 8pm for one night only until midnight on Tuesday, October 21 with the support of the NSW Government. NSW Parliament House will light up simultaneously and will remain more...

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