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  • Why a journalist shouldn't be an office bearer of a community association?

    Why a journalist shouldn’t be an office bearer of a community association?

    Dated: 25th June, 2016 Only a few days ago, there was a fiery debate in Facebook about who is journalist who is not. Rajwant Singh wanted a debate with Dr Yadu Singh’s view as to why Rajwant is not a journalist. Many points were mentioned which will make a media person a “non-journalist”. They included a media person promoting political […]

    June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More
  • Australian courts suit me well, says Saina Nehwal

    Australian courts suit me well, says Saina Nehwal

    By Ashok Kumar     The Indian Sub-continent Times (THE IST) had the opportunity to catch up with two-time Australian Badminton Open winner Saina Nehwal of India. The IST congratulated the seventh seed, Saina on her victory and Saina thanked The IST.         The IST:  What goes through your mind when the score […]

    June 19, 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
  • DFAT travel advisory language 'unfortunate': India

    DFAT travel advisory language ‘unfortunate’: India

    B y IST NEWSDESK India is upset over the wording of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) travel advisory for people travelling to India. The reasons cited include, “high threat of terrorist activity, safety of women and likelihood of women being harassed or assaulted while visiting India for religious purposes,” says a SBS Punjabi […]

    June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments More
  • Indian Consulate in Sydney fined $10,620 over unfair dismissal

    Indian Consulate in Sydney fined $10,620 over unfair dismissal

    By Ashok Kumar All is not well with the Indian Consulate in Sydney. According to the documents in possession of The Indian Sub-continent Times (THE IST), the past and present events have not been so bright for the Consulate despite good service to the Diaspora. The past few months, particularly, have not been very exciting […]

    June 1, 2016 | 1 Comment More

Business

Samsung to buy Joyent Inc.-- to expand in cloud computing

Samsung to buy Joyent Inc.– to expand in cloud computing

Close on the heels of Microsoft purchasing Linkedin, comes the news that Samsung Electronics Co. will acquire Joyent Inc. to expand in cloud computing as the world’s largest smartphone maker looks beyond hardware for revenue growth, reports Jungah Lee. The deal will help Samsung build its cloud infrastructure, the Galaxy maker said in a statement […]

June 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Turnbull rules out public funding for Adani's Carmichael mine

Turnbull rules out public funding for Adani’s Carmichael mine

By Neeraj Nanda Melbourne, : Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has in an off-the-cuff remark said he will not waste taxpayer money on the Adani-owned Carmichael coal mine in Queensland. The PM was answering to a question from Australian Youth Climate Coalition’s Nemo in Brisbane. The proposed mine covers 28,000 hectares and has been under flak […]

June 4, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Even Windows 10 is unable to check PC sales decline

Even Windows 10 is unable to check PC sales decline

By Shelly Palmer Worldwide PC shipments totaled 71.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015 (4Q15), a year-on-year decline of -10.6%, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC ) Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker . Although total shipments were in line with already conservative expectations, the news nonetheless ended 2015 as the first year below […]

January 16, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Community Events

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
A touch of "Shayari" with local poets and Mega Indian "Shayars"

A touch of “Shayari” with local poets and Mega Indian “Shayars”

By Ashok Kumar Sydney is replete with Bollywood movies, more at present time than five years ago, but poetry comes stronger and more popular in this city. If there is one name to be associated with poetry that is Rekha Rajvanshi who has made poetry more popular not only in Sydney but also all over […]

May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Entertainment

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
Brett Lee, Tannishtha to star in UnIndian

Brett Lee, Tannishtha to star in UnIndian

THURSDAY 4 SEPTEMBER 2014 – UNINDIAN, the first feature of the recently established Australia India Film Fund (AIFF) will go into production in October in Sydney, it has been announced by the Australian Prime Minister, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP in India today. The first of its kind in the world, the Australia India Film […]

September 4, 2014 | 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

Why a journalist shouldn't be an office bearer of a community association?

Why a journalist shouldn’t be an office bearer of a community association?

Dated: 25th June, 2016 Only a few days ago, there was a fiery debate in Facebook about who is journalist who is not. Rajwant Singh wanted a debate with Dr Yadu Singh’s view as to why Rajwant is not a journalist. Many points were mentioned which will make a media person a “non-journalist”. They included a media person promoting political […]

June 25, 2016 | 0 Comments More
Australian courts suit me well, says Saina Nehwal

Australian courts suit me well, says Saina Nehwal

By Ashok Kumar     The Indian Sub-continent Times (THE IST) had the opportunity to catch up with two-time Australian Badminton Open winner Saina Nehwal of India. The IST congratulated the seventh seed, Saina on her victory and Saina thanked The IST.         The IST:  What goes through your mind when the score […]

June 19, 2016 | 0 Comments More
DFAT travel advisory language 'unfortunate': India

DFAT travel advisory language ‘unfortunate’: India

B y IST NEWSDESK India is upset over the wording of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) travel advisory for people travelling to India. The reasons cited include, “high threat of terrorist activity, safety of women and likelihood of women being harassed or assaulted while visiting India for religious purposes,” says a SBS Punjabi […]

June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Other Recent Posts

Saina wins second Australian Badminton Open

Saina wins second Australian Badminton Open

By Ashok Kumar Indian ace shuttler Saina Nehwal emerged winner of the Australian Badminton Open 2016 when she edged past Sun Yu of China 11-21; 21-14 and 21-19. This was her second title from three matches 2014 and 2016 in 2015 she lost to Spaniard Carolina Marin in the semis. On road to the finals […]

June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments More
NSW commits $ 1.6 million for Paramasala over 4 years

NSW commits $ 1.6 million for Paramasala over 4 years

One of the state’s biggest multicultural festivals, Parramasala, will remain a feature on the Western Sydney cultural calendar for at least the next four years. NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka today announced the NSW Government has committed $1.6 million over four years in the 2016-17 Budget to secure Parramasala. “We […]

June 9, 2016 | 0 Comments More
340 players for XIAMENAIR Australian Badminton open

340 players for XIAMENAIR Australian Badminton open

(Sydney, Monday June 6, 2016) Today Lee Chong Wei (Malaysia), Tan Boon Heong (Malaysia), Koo Kien Keat (Malaysia), and Gronya Somerville (Australia) joined the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, and Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres on Sydney Harbour to officially launch the 2016 XIAMENAIR Australian Badminton Open, with competition kicking off at Homebush […]

June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments More