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Tourist Visa on Arrival in India for 43 countries including Australia

By at November 29, 2014 | 12:54 am | 0 Comment

Tourist Visa on Arrival in India for 43 countries including Australia

Government of India has started Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA) enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA), which is a great news. It should remove the hassle which many experienced while obtaining Visa for India. This facility should increase the tourists numbers to India. It was announced by India’s Home Minister, Sri Rajnath Singh and Minister of State, more...

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Expectations from Prime Minister Modi

By at November 16, 2014 | 10:02 pm | 0 Comment

Expectations from Prime Minister Modi

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, is visiting Australia between 15thand 18th Nov, 2014. After attending G20 summit in Brisbane on 15th and 16th November, he will start his state visit. Indian community is excited with this visit. This is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister after PM Rajiv Gandhi visited Australia in 1986. PM Modi will interact with the more...

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Indian government should grant dual citizenship to NRIs

By at November 11, 2014 | 6:49 pm | 0 Comment

Indian government should grant dual citizenship to NRIs

There are an estimated 25 million non-resident Indians (NRIs), people of Indian origin (PIOs) and overseas citizens of India (OCIs) spread across more than 200 countries. Cumulatively, they contributed about $70 billion in remittances to India in 2013-14. The recent changes in the PIO and OCI cards announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi are welcome. But they do not more...

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Did you know that breast cancer is a leading cause of death in women in India and Sri Lanka?

By at November 3, 2014 | 8:10 pm | 0 Comment

Did you know that breast cancer is a leading cause of death in women in India and Sri Lanka?

In Australia, the Department of Health and Aging seeks to persuade women aged 50 to 69 years to have a Mammography every two years. This strategy is adopted because the risk of developing breast cancer  increases with age. Research shows that “75 per cent of all breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50 years.”  According to Cancer Australia, in 2009 the more...

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Parramasala: ’Politics and beyond’

By at October 9, 2014 | 4:50 pm | 0 Comment

Parramasala: ’Politics and beyond’

Parramasala is a key festival, organised by the NSW Government. Held in Parramatta, the heart of Western Sydney, it is in its fifth year. Starting out as an Australian festival of South Asian arts and culture, it is now very multicultural. Performances include those from the cultures of South America, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East and Europe, besides the Indian more...

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Heartless and outrageous: A national inquiry needed to fine-tune surrogacy

By at October 9, 2014 | 3:31 pm | 0 Comment

Heartless and outrageous: A national inquiry needed to fine-tune surrogacy

Reading the newspapers this morning, I feel concerned and perturbed with some issues around surrogacy. Only recently, we were told that  baby Gammy was abandoned by an Australian couple in Thailand, because he has Down’s syndrome. His twin sister, who was healthy, was brought to Australia. http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2014/s4089822.htm In the currently more...

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‘Some very important policy decisions made in G-20 at Cairns’!

By at September 26, 2014 | 6:22 pm | 0 Comment

‘Some very important policy decisions made in G-20 at Cairns’!

G20 meeting of Finance ministers and Central Banks Governors on 20-21 Sept, 2014 at Cairns was an important meeting. It made many policy commitments, which, if implemented, will help the world economy significantly. G20 is the group of 20 important nations comprising of Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, more...

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Chinese investment in India is good, but border dispute needs to be settled soon!

By at September 15, 2014 | 2:17 pm | 0 Comment

Chinese investment in India is good, but border dispute needs to be settled soon!

Chinese President, Xi Jinping, is visiting India this week. He will be in India on 17th -18th September 2014. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and President Jinping have already met at a BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit recently. PM Modi has had a very successful visit to Japan a couple of days ago. He shares great equations with more...

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Indian-Australians as part of “Team Australia”!

By at August 29, 2014 | 8:22 pm | 0 Comment

Indian-Australians as part of “Team Australia”!

Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, has rightly said recently that there is no point to migrate if people are not willing to put Australia, its interests, its values and its people first! He further said ‘You don’t migrate to this country unless you want to join our team, calling it “Team Australia”. He praised migrants for choosing to migrate to Australia, more...

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13th Amendment of Sri Lanka’s Constitution can help to heal the divide in Sri Lanka!

By at August 26, 2014 | 3:19 pm | 0 Comment

13th Amendment of Sri Lanka’s Constitution can help to heal the divide in Sri Lanka!

Sri Lanka is a friendly country to India and both have many commonalities. Sri Lanka has a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India and both the major ethnic groups-Singhalese and Tamil- have their origins in India. Until 2009, it had a ferocious and violent civil war, killing thousands from both sides. After a series of battles, Sri Lankan Army was able to defeat LTTE in more...

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