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  • GOPIO Sydney’s sham AGM and cover-up by GOPIO leaders

    By Ashok Kumar Sydney, 24 December, 2016 GOPIO Sydney, has along with GOPIO International leaders, betrayed the Indian Australian Community  yet again by not respecting their own Constitution. GOPIO Sydney flouted its own Constitution at the 31 January, 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) by not meeting quorum requirements and allowing proxy votes to elect EC […]

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  • Bankrupt OFBJP leader Kushagra Bhatnagar promoted or demoted?

    By Ashok Kumar December 10, 2016 The IS Times has received some communications from Victoria about Mr Kushagra Bhatnagar being appointed as a member of “Political Advisor Group” of OFBJP Australia by Balesh Singh Dhankar (http://www.ofbjp.org.au/modified-india-at-mid-term/) in November 2016.  Bhatnagar was appointed as Victoria head of OFBJP in May, 2016.  Prior to that he was OFBJP Head of […]

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  • Ashraf Ghani to Pak: Use funds for Afghan in fighting terrorism

    By The IST Newsdesk Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a strong collective will to defeat terror networks. He was speaking on Sunday at the Heart of Asia Conference in Amritsar. “We must demonstrate strong collective will to defeat terror networks that cause bloodshed and spread fear,”the Prime Minister added. Mr Modi said terrorism and […]

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    December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments More
  • Australians savour Manjit’s food at Shangri-La’s A Week in India food festival

    By Ashok Kumar When I landed in Sydney 16 years ago, I organised my first event at Manjit’s function centre in Concord. Since then, I became a fan of Manjit’s food and enjoyed dinner on several occasions. No wonder when I received an invite to savour Manjit’s food at ‘A week of India’ at Café […]

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    November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments More
  • Skeletons in Sydney Consulate cupboard reveal wrongdoings

    By Ashok Kumar Sydney 18 October Many skeletons have surfaced from the cupboard of the Consulate General of India, Sydney. Close on the heels of penalty by the Workers Commission Court regarding the case of unfair dismissal of an employee, The Indian Sub-continent Times, has in its possession, documents that reveal some wrong doings in […]

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Adani: No foreign workers under 457 visa for Carmichael mines

Melbourne, 6 December: Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszuk has said she had an “ironclad” guarantee from Gautam Adani that there will be no foreign workers brought under the 457 visas for the $ 16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine project. Though there is no written agreement on it. The Queensland Premier announced this after a meeting with […]

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Adani Mine rail, a train wreck of an idea, says Greenpeace

Courtesy: South Asia Times Sydney, 6 December 2016 – The Turnbull government using taxpayer money for the Carmichael coal rail line is a train wreck of an idea, says Greenpeace Australia Pacific. The Courier-Mail reported the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility has given conditional approval for up to $1bn in taxpayer funding for the North Galilee Basin […]

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Telstra hosts global launch of Pixel, phone by Google

Smartphone fans descended on Telstra stores across the nation today as Australia became the first country in the world to launch the brand new Pixel and Pixel XL.   Andrew Volard, Director of Devices said Telstra’s exclusive telco partnership with Google in Australia meant Telstra customers were the first in the world to get hands […]

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October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Light Rail office opens in Parramatta CBD

Parramatta, 11 January 2017: “The opening of the Parramatta Light Rail office right here in Parramatta’s CBD is an important milestone in the project” said Member for Parramatta, Geoff Lee. “The project team is now right in the centre of all the growth happening in and around Parramatta, says a media release from the office […]

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AASHA stresses the need for proactive awareness about dementia

The IST Newsdesk Ageing is a way of life but comes with a bundle of associated problems. Families need to understand and not shy away from this process. AASHA at its event ‘Eight to Eighties—Uniting Generations organized at Pennat Hills Community Centre on 5 Nov, 2016, stressed upon the need to create proactive awareness about […]

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November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Grand farewell to High Commissioner Navdeep Suri and Mani Suri

By Ashok Kumar In short tenure, he covered a long journey and made his stay in Australia a memorable one. His Excellency, High Commissioner of India to Australia, Mr. Navdeep Suri  admitted in his farewell speech before a select gathering, including businessmen and community leaders at the EY building in Sydney CBD on 18 November that […]

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November 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Four top classic Bollywood films that depict Class struggle

By Nikhil Gajendragadkar Majority films of Mainstream Hindi Cinema are known as escapist fare. But a few films do try to go beyond mere entertainment. Four classic films have dealt with the theme of ‘Class Struggle’. Each of these films has a scene which is central to the story and theme. It started with ‘Mughal-E-Azam’, […]

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October 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Self-taught drummer Maneswita Jaiswal prefers busking to auditorium

By Ashok Kumar The Toyota organised “Feeling the Street” competition of the musicians who make streets their stage and six emerged winners in this competition.. Chosen from a pool of 370 artists across 29 countries, the winners were Robson Peres (violinist, Brazil), Thomas Cheval (pianist, Italy), Héctor Matías (bass player, Brisbane via Chile), Albert Peres (drummer, Colombia), Maneswita Jaiswal (drummer,Lucknow, India) and Chelei Solo from Nagaland, […]

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October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Mixed reaction to ‘ban on Pak artists’ decision on the twitter

IST NEWSDESK: Reports received by The Indian Sub-continent Times clearly point out that there is a petition doing rounds in the US asking the US govt to declare Pakistan a terrorist country. The petitions has been signed by over 100,000 people and if this is circulated in India at least a crore people will sign […]

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October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More

How  we can overcome Adrenal Fatigue.

By Darshana Shiva The adrenal glands are like little hats that sit on top of the Kidneys they are vital to our well being and play a major role in secreting hormones, especially those needed at a time of stress, is the aha already starting to come up? In very basic terms when we are […]

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Addressing Health Risks of the South Indian Population

Contributed by a reader Emma Flixton Insulin resistance has featured prominently in research focusing on the prevention of chronic illness, since this condition causes the onset of diabetes, heart disease and obesity. A fascinating new book by Dr. Ronesh Sinha, MD, entitled The South Asian Health Solution, focuses on the fact that South Asians are one […]

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New Study Shows that Yoga Boosts Brain Function in Older Adults

Contributed By a Reader, Emma Flixton  As more of us struggle to balance the demands of work and family life and aim to achieve a state of physical and mental health and wellbeing, yoga is becoming an increasingly popular practice in Australia and, indeed, the world over. Far from being a mere aid in strengthening the body […]

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Bankrupt OFBJP leader Kushagra Bhatnagar promoted or demoted?

By Ashok Kumar December 10, 2016 The IS Times has received some communications from Victoria about Mr Kushagra Bhatnagar being appointed as a member of “Political Advisor Group” of OFBJP Australia by Balesh Singh Dhankar (http://www.ofbjp.org.au/modified-india-at-mid-term/) in November 2016.  Bhatnagar was appointed as Victoria head of OFBJP in May, 2016.  Prior to that he was OFBJP Head of […]

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Why High Commission of India and Consulates in Australia should refain from being selective when inviting operatives linked with Indian political parties

Editorial:   Sydney, NSW, 16 November, 2016 The IS Times has been contacted by many Indians living in Australia with their concerns in regards to high profile invitations which High Commission of India (HCI) and Consulates seem to be extending to operatives linked with some political parties of India.  It also appears that this favour is limited to […]

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November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments More

3 Indian teenagers in Google Fair

Three Indian teenagers have reached the final fifteen in the global competition, Google Science Fair 2012, which challenges young minds to innovate and conduct experiments to change the world we live in. Rohit Fenn, 16, from Bethany High School, Raghavendra Ramachanderan, 17, from St John’s International Residential School (both from Bangalore) and Sumit Singh Yadav, […]

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93 batsmen who fell at 99 in Test cricket

By Ashok Kumar Sydney, 7 January, 2016 The Sydney Test, the third between Australia and Pakistan will be remembered for three centuries by Australian batsmen and one by Pakistan batsman on a perfect batting wicket. But let’s spare a thought for those who returned from the doorsteps of the coveted and hard earned three figure mark. But […]

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GOPIO Sydney’s sham AGM and cover-up by GOPIO leaders

By Ashok Kumar Sydney, 24 December, 2016 GOPIO Sydney, has along with GOPIO International leaders, betrayed the Indian Australian Community  yet again by not respecting their own Constitution. GOPIO Sydney flouted its own Constitution at the 31 January, 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) by not meeting quorum requirements and allowing proxy votes to elect EC […]

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Bankrupt OFBJP leader Kushagra Bhatnagar promoted or demoted?

By Ashok Kumar December 10, 2016 The IS Times has received some communications from Victoria about Mr Kushagra Bhatnagar being appointed as a member of “Political Advisor Group” of OFBJP Australia by Balesh Singh Dhankar (http://www.ofbjp.org.au/modified-india-at-mid-term/) in November 2016.  Bhatnagar was appointed as Victoria head of OFBJP in May, 2016.  Prior to that he was OFBJP Head of […]

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Sridharan joins coaching staff for Aus. tour of India

Cricket Australia have today confirmed former India One-Day International (ODI) player Sriram Sridharan will join the coaching staff for the Qantas Tour of India as a spin consultant, says a Cricket Australia media release. Sridharan, who played eight ODIs for India, has been involved in the Australian coaching system for some time, having last assisted […]

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Australia taking 4 spinners to India

The Cricket Australia National Selection Panel (NSP) have named a 16-man squad for the Qantas Tour of India. Australia will play four Tests against India in Pune, Bangalore, Ranchi and Dharamsala respectively, says a Cricket Australia media release. The squad: Steve Smith (C) New South Wales David Warner (vc) New South Wales Ashton Agar West […]

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UK varsities, IIT win project to tackle Delhi pollution

Academics at the University of Surrey and University of Birmingham have won funding of £1.2m from NERC (the Natural Environment Research Council) to conduct the first quantitative assessment of air pollution in Delhi, India’s second largest city. The project, which is being led in the UK by the University of Birmingham and in India by […]

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