Author Archive: Ashok Kumar

Ashok Kumar is an accomplished journalist with over 35 years of experience in the profession in various capacities. He was a sub-editor in Patriot and later Chief Sub-editor in The Hindustan Times, New Delhi. He has several published articles and reports in Patriot and HT. Published reports in The Blacktown Sun in Sydney. He had also been a tutor in journalism in the University of Western Sydney. He is currently Editor at The
Indian Sub-continent Times, Sydney.

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Australian cricketers offered massive pay hike

Cricket Australia has presented a ground-breaking remuneration and benefits proposal to the nation’s professional cricketers. It will mean that cricket is able to offer women the opportunity to have a fully professional sporting career at both international and domestic levels, while the men will continue to be among the country’s best paid sportsmen. It will […]

March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments More

18C: ‘Harass’ to replace ‘offend, insult and humiliate’

Tuesday, March 21 2017, The Government Party Room this morning agreed to reforms to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (the RDA) and the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (the AHRC Act), which will strengthen Australia’s anti-vilification laws, enhance freedom of speech and improve the complaint-handling processes of the Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission). […]

March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Mutual respect, Inclusivity, Integration are key to Community Harmony

  By Ashok Kumar Sydney, March 15, 2017 We leave our homes and families for greener pastures’ to countries of our choice. Little we know what’s in store for us. Some people coming from different backgrounds have made Australia their home; they share their stories and work for prosperity of the land and its people […]

March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Air India being used as a surrogate punching bag for anti-India campaign

By Ashok Kumar Sydney, 01 March, 2017 Air India appears to be dragged into an unnecessary controversy over serving Halal meal to its passengers. A community organisation claiming support of various other bodies has written to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi  Raju, and also Indian High Commissioner to Australia Dr. A.M. […]

March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments More

Rousing AIBC welcome to High Commissioner H.E. Dr. Gondane

By Ashok Kumar Sydney, 8 Feb, Australia India Business Council (AIBC) National Chair Sheba Nandkeolyar has a knack for discovering fascinating yet exciting venues for her events. She chose Commonwealth Bank (CBA) Headquarters building on the bustling Sussex Street in the City overlooking the picturesque Darling Harbour for the welcome of new High Commissioner of […]

February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments More

GOPIO Sydney spreading the AGYAAN

By Ashok Kumar Sydney 9 Feb. 17 Emboldened by the GOPIO International leaders’ willful inaction over the issues raised by The Indian Sub-continent Times late December (http://www.theistimes.com/gopio-sydneys-sham-agm-and-cover-up-by-gopio-leaders/) about the illegality of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) convened by the GOPIO, Sydney, it has shamelessly stuck to the same Executive Council (EC) that was elected by […]

February 9, 2017 | 0 Comments More

AIBC caps off successful 2016 and bangs into 2017

Sydney (The IST News Desk)– Australia India Business Council Ltd (AIBC), the peak body facilitating bi-lateral trade and investment between Australia and India, has capped off a successful year in enhancing the bilateral relationship, and revealed a packed calendar of events for 2017 beginning with the recently-concluded business delegation to the biennial Vibrant Gujarat Summit […]

January 28, 2017 | 0 Comments More

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 […]

January 17, 2017 | 0 Comments More

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 […]

January 15, 2017 | 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 […]

January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments More