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‘Modi’s visit: An opportunity to build and strengthen Indo-Aus relations’

By at November 17, 2014 | 7:41 pm | 0 Comment

‘Modi’s visit:  An opportunity to build and strengthen Indo-Aus relations’

Senator Lisa Singh, regarded as the first Federal Parliamentarian of Indian origin travelled to Sydney to welcome to Australia the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. “This is the first visit by an Indian Prime Minister for more than 28 years. The last time was when the then Prime Minister Bob Hawke invited Rajiv Gandhi to visit Australia. Senator Singh attended 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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Online campaign to grant dual citizenship ongoing in Sydney

By at November 16, 2014 | 9:40 pm | 0 Comment

Online campaign to grant dual citizenship ongoing in Sydney

Indian community in Australia has started an online campaign to urge Indian Prime Minister, Sri Narendra Modi, to grant dual citizenship to overseas Indians. Spokesperson for the campaign and President of Indian Australian Association of NSW Inc, Dr. Yadu Singh said “It’s time that Indian government grants NRIs dual citizenship”. He further said “There are an more...

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‘Abhinay Shorts’ much appreciated by multicultural audience

By at November 13, 2014 | 5:45 pm | 0 Comment

‘Abhinay Shorts’ much appreciated by multicultural audience

Abhinay School of Performing Arts, a name well known for its outstanding contribution in the field of arts and culture, has delivered another successful event with the presentation of Abhinay Shorts. Abhinay School is always upfront in promoting multiculturalism and connecting India with Australia through art and culture. Abhinay reaches out to the local community to 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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Premier hosts ‘Deepavali’ celebration at NSW Parliament

By at November 5, 2014 | 9:16 pm | 0 Comment

Premier hosts ‘Deepavali’ celebration at NSW Parliament

As a part of Deepavali celebration , NSW Premier Mike Baird hosted an event for the Indian community at NSW Parliament. Victor Dominello,Minister for Citizenship and Communities joined the Premier  to light a traditional diya, a ceremonial lamp, at the start of the event. “Deepavali is celebrated by Hindus across the world and the lighting of the diya signifies the more...

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Gurudwara vandalized in Perth , painted with anti-Islamic slurs

By at November 4, 2014 | 4:18 pm | 0 Comment

Gurudwara vandalized in Perth , painted with anti-Islamic slurs

Australia always boosts of multiculturalism, but infrequent incidences of racial attacks fetch to the headlines every now and then and put a question mark on the integration of different ethnic and cultural groups in Australia. There is no particular reason for these racial attacks and not only one community in particular is sufferer, but for many minorities there is 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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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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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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