Category: Community Events

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

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 […]

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 […]

November 20, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Sardar Patel’s 141st birth anniversary celebrated at Indian Consulate in Sydney

By Ashok Kumar Sydney, November 1: The  141st Birth anniversary of India’s first Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was celebrated at the Indian Cultural Centre, also celebrated as National Unity Day. Patel was born on October 31, 1875 and died on 15 December 1950. Consulate General of India, Sydney yesterday evening with Consul General of India, […]

November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Think Smart: Making CALD communities understand Fair Trading Laws

  ( IST News Desk): Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Victor Dominello on 25 October launched Fair Trading’s Think Smart Multicultural Education Strategy2016-19 at the Think Smart Multicultural Media Conference in Parramatta, says a Fair Trading Media release.   The Strategy explores effective consumer education strategies to help improve service delivery to NSW’s culturally and […]

October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments More

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

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

  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”

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

Resurgence of Plagiarism as crime; student loses visa

By ASHOK KUMAR Plagiarism has resurged as a crime in modern day literature, fiction and poetry, writing thesis and reports etc. The dictionary meaning of Plagiarism is taking credit for someone’s work or a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work. Shall we blame […]

April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments More