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  • Sydney pays homage to martyrs of 18 Sept terror attack in Uri

    Sydney pays homage to martyrs of 18 Sept terror attack in Uri

    By IST Newsdesk The Dezire Function Centre at Blacktown reverberated with the sound of ‘Hindustan Zindabad and Jai Hind’ when nearly a hundred Indian Australians gathered there to pay homage to the 18 soldiers who were slain in a terror attack on Army camp in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on the morning of […]

    September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments More
  • An undischarged bankrupt heads the Victorian OFBJP

    An undischarged bankrupt heads the Victorian OFBJP

    By Ashok Kumar Sydney, 21 September, 2016 The Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP), Australia is fishing in troubled waters again. And this is all due to the ineptitude of its officials. First it was its national convenor, Rahul Jethi, attending dinner to welcome former ISI chief in a Harris Park restaurant and now appointing an […]

    September 21, 2016 | 2 Comments More
  • Confluence: Musician Raghu Dixit steals the show

    Confluence: Musician Raghu Dixit steals the show

    By Ashok Kumar Sydney, 19 Sept: Confluence, meaning the meeting point, had in true sense became the meeting point of two cultures of Australia and India. Two nations, seven cities and one festival came alive at Sydney’s Opera House on 18 September, 2016. Though the festivities started in August and will go through till November […]

    September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More
  • IACF gone or still existing?

    IACF gone or still existing?

    By Ashok Kumar Editor Sydney, 7th September, 2016 When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was scheduled to arrive in Australia for the G20 Summit in November 2014, the Indian High Commissioner reportedly, on the instructions of the PMO in India, set up a welcome panel and called it Indian Australian Community Foundation (IACF) headed by […]

    September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More
  • Informative Odishi performance and demo by Guru Alpana

    Informative Odishi performance and demo by Guru Alpana

    By Ashok Kumar     By Ashok Kumar Sydney, Aug 30: The Indian Consulate in Sydney organised at Indian Cultural Centre an evening of Odissi performance, workshop and lecture-cum-demonstration by well known exponent of the dance form Guru Alpana Nayak, trained at the renowned Nrutya Sangeet Kala Mandir, Balasore. She was conferred the title of Guru […]

    September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Business

Telstra launches iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with great value offers

Telstra launches iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus with great value offers

16 September 2016 – The brand new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus went on sale at Telstra stores across the country on Friday with more than one hundred stores opening early at 8.00am to provide customers access to the popular new phones, says a Telstra media release. Vicki Brady, Group Managing Director, Telstra Consumer, […]

September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments More
PayPal reaches deal with MasterCard for store payments

PayPal reaches deal with MasterCard for store payments

By Shelly Palmer quoting Reuters MasterCard Inc said on Tuesday it had expanded its deal with payment processor PayPal Holdings Inc, which would allow customers to use PayPal’s payment services in stores. PayPal’s partnership follows a similar deal with MasterCard’s larger rival Visa Inc in July as the company looks to expand its payments network. […]

September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More
PayPal reaches deal with Mastercards for store payments

PayPal reaches deal with Mastercards for store payments

By Shelly Palmer quoting Reuters MasterCard Inc said on Tuesday it had expanded its deal with payment processor PayPal Holdings Inc, which would allow customers to use PayPal’s payment services in stores. PayPal’s partnership follows a similar deal with MasterCard’s larger rival Visa Inc in July as the company looks to expand its payments network. […]

September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Community Events

Confluence: Musician Raghu Dixit steals the show

Confluence: Musician Raghu Dixit steals the show

By Ashok Kumar Sydney, 19 Sept: Confluence, meaning the meeting point, had in true sense became the meeting point of two cultures of Australia and India. Two nations, seven cities and one festival came alive at Sydney’s Opera House on 18 September, 2016. Though the festivities started in August and will go through till November […]

September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Enhanced visa up to 5 years for parents soon

Enhanced visa up to 5 years for parents soon

A re-elected Turnbull Government will enhance existing visitor visas to enable sponsored parents to visit their family in Australia for a continuous period of up to five years, says a Liberal Party media release. Currently, the parents of Australian citizens and permanent residents who have lodged a permanent parental visa application may be issued with a […]

June 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More
PIOs have time till 31 Dec 2016 to obtain OCI cards

PIOs have time till 31 Dec 2016 to obtain OCI cards

  By IST News Desk The  Consulate General of India in Sydney has advised to the PIO card holders that the last date for conversion of valid PIO card to OCI Card has been extended to 31 December 2016. The PIO card holders can submit their application by 31 December 2016. According to media release,the only documents which […]

June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Entertainment

'Bollywood Blast' with a new concept by India Club

‘Bollywood Blast’ with a new concept by India Club

By Ashok Kumar Pictures courtesy: Harmohan Walia A fantastic weekend made possible thanks to the wonderful couple Shubha Kumar and Akshaye Kumar of ‘The India club.’ It was a musical night full of entertainment. In fact, Shubha always takes the lead whether it is organising India Australia Friendship fairs or thought provoking seminars or musical […]

August 21, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Down the memory lane---Recreating Rafi, Shammi magic

Down the memory lane—Recreating Rafi, Shammi magic

By IST Newsdesk One can take an Indian out of India, but one cannot take India out of an Indian! Sydney’s Indian community is blessed with a plethora of artistic talent and proactive promoters who keep us periodically entertained, and in touch with our diverse arts and cultures. We are offered a wide variety of […]

June 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More
'The Hidden Truth' tackles growing domestic violence in community

‘The Hidden Truth’ tackles growing domestic violence in community

By Ashok Kumar Can entertainment be educative? Our teachers tried hard to make education entertaining but didn’t work, really. But, away from the glitz of Bollywood, some filmmakers from Melbourne dealt with  some serious problems being faced by people in the community through a film: The Hidden Truth. The Hidden Truth, directed by Gurmeet Sran, […]

May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Health

How  we can overcome Adrenal Fatigue.

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 […]

May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Addressing Health Risks of the South Indian Population

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 […]

September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments More
New Study Shows that Yoga Boosts Brain Function in Older Adults

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 […]

August 28, 2014 | 0 Comments More

NRIS

3 Indian teenagers in Google Fair

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, […]

June 14, 2012 | 1 Comment More
3 NRI medical scientists honoured in UK

3 NRI medical scientists honoured in UK

Three Indian-origin scientists, based in London and Oxford and noted for their excellence in medical science, are among 46 experts elected Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, reports PTI. The three scientists are Professor Anant Parekh, Professor of Physiology, University of Oxford; Professor Jaspal Singh Kooner, Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Imperial College London; and […]

May 11, 2012 | 0 Comments More
First Hindu prayer in Stockton City in 162 years

First Hindu prayer in Stockton City in 162 years

Stockton City Council in California (USA) will reportedly have its first Hindu invocation on July 10, which is nearly 162 years since the city was incorporated. Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed will deliver invocation from ancient Sanskrit scriptures before the City Council. After Sanskrit delivery, he then will read the English translation of the prayer. […]

May 3, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Australi News

Sydney pays homage to martyrs of 18 Sept terror attack in Uri

Sydney pays homage to martyrs of 18 Sept terror attack in Uri

By IST Newsdesk The Dezire Function Centre at Blacktown reverberated with the sound of ‘Hindustan Zindabad and Jai Hind’ when nearly a hundred Indian Australians gathered there to pay homage to the 18 soldiers who were slain in a terror attack on Army camp in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir on the morning of […]

September 26, 2016 | 0 Comments More
An undischarged bankrupt heads the Victorian OFBJP

An undischarged bankrupt heads the Victorian OFBJP

By Ashok Kumar Sydney, 21 September, 2016 The Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP), Australia is fishing in troubled waters again. And this is all due to the ineptitude of its officials. First it was its national convenor, Rahul Jethi, attending dinner to welcome former ISI chief in a Harris Park restaurant and now appointing an […]

September 21, 2016 | 2 Comments More
Confluence: Musician Raghu Dixit steals the show

Confluence: Musician Raghu Dixit steals the show

By Ashok Kumar Sydney, 19 Sept: Confluence, meaning the meeting point, had in true sense became the meeting point of two cultures of Australia and India. Two nations, seven cities and one festival came alive at Sydney’s Opera House on 18 September, 2016. Though the festivities started in August and will go through till November […]

September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Other Recent Posts

Hindi Sammelan : Films inspire spread of Hindi

Hindi Sammelan : Films inspire spread of Hindi

By Ashok Kumar Sydney 18 Sept : It is said the Indians where ever they are cannot get out of Hindi and keep making efforts to keep the language alive. One such effort was made yesterday by Indian Literary and Arts Society of Australia (ILASA) in association with the Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan and supported by […]

September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Samantha begins 12-week Jaisalmer to Shillong run

Samantha begins 12-week Jaisalmer to Shillong run

Australian ultra-marathon runner Samantha Gash has started her grueling 3,800 km record run across India, in a bid to raise money for World Vision projects tackling barriers to quality education in India, The IST reported earlier last month. Starting yesterday at one of the driest deserts on earth, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, she will pass through […]

August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Telstra to make Int. calls cheaper; to launch Gateway Max 2 next month

Telstra to make Int. calls cheaper; to launch Gateway Max 2 next month

By IST NEWSDESK Telstra unveiled plans to launch next month Telstra Gateway Max 2, a premium device with advanced technology to support all connection types through VDSL, ADSL FIBRE and NBN. This was revealed by Stuart Bird, Telstra Executive Director for Fixed Products and Services at a Multicultural Media conference on 22 August, 2016. “Video now […]

August 22, 2016 | 0 Comments More