Category: Sydney News

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

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

Discovering ‘koomcha’ trail at Zaaffran

By Ashok Kumar When we were kids there used to be a regular ‘koomcha’ hawker making rounds of our street. With time, the ‘koomcha hawkers’ set up permanent shops or small eateries at the corner of streets to continue to feed their clientele. We became adults and settled down in life and moved to Australia, […]

May 18, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Chen Jin wins Australian Open Badminton

Top seed China’s Chen Jin smashed his way to the Australian Badminton Open men’s singles title beating Nguyen of Vietnam 21-11, 21-12 played at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour from 3rd April to 8th April, 2012. Earlier, Chinese twins Luo Ying and Luo Yu took on experienced Chinese Tapaei duo, Cheng […]

April 10, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Australian DIAC extends best wishes on Navroz

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship extended its best wishes today to the many Australians celebrating Nowruz or popuilarly known in India as Navroz, the beginning of spring in the northern hemisphere. “Nowruz, or ‘new day’ has been celebrated for more than 3000 years and falls on the day of spring equinox,” a departmental spokesman […]

March 21, 2012 | 2 Comments More

$ 300 million for Blacktown, Mt. Druitt hospitals upgrade

NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Barry O’Farrell and Minister for Health Jillian Skinner today announced the NSW Government would more than double the funding committed to the expansion of Blacktown and Mt Druitt hospitals to $300 million. The $300 million upgrade will include a new inpatient building, additional intensive care beds, expanded emergency […]

March 14, 2012 | 3 Comments More

Woodcroft rises to a new challenge

By A Correspondent: Sydney’s wet weather did not dampen the spirits of Shree Ram Sharnam devotees who converged at the Woodcroft Community Centre at the corner of Lakewood and Woodcroft Drive on Sunday March 4 from 9am to 10am for enriching their soul. The parent body of this Hindu religious group based in New Delhi, […]

March 12, 2012 | 6 Comments More

CBA takes off air Hussey Ad. offensive to Indians

A television advertisement featuring Australian cricketer ‘Mr Cricket’ Michael Hussey has been taken off air after complaints that it was offensive to the Indian community, says an SBS media release. The Commonwealth Bank advertisement was one of a series of Commonwealth bank ads, featuring people making what were meant to be humorous remarks. The ad […]

March 5, 2012 | 1 Comment More

Simran named National Youth Ambassador for Health Research

Year 9 Penrith High School student, Simran Dhaliwal, has been named Research Australia’s 2011 National Youth Ambassador for Health Research. Simran has been chosen to represent Australia’s youth voice for health and medical research, says a Research Australia media release. Simran’s winning essay in the national schools competition highlighted the growing need for communities to […]

November 13, 2011 | 0 Comments More

CIA honours Lanco Chairman and MP L. Rajagopal

 Close on the heels of making one of the biggest investments in Australia by an Indian business house Lanco, its founder chairman Mr. Lagadapati Rajagopal, MP visited Sydney last week. The Council of Indian Australians (CIA) organised a welcome get together in the honour of Mr. Rajagopal and his wife Mrs. L.Padma that was attended […]

December 27, 2010 | 1 Comment More