Tag: Narendra Modi

Ashraf Ghani to Pak: Use funds for Afghan in fighting terrorism

By The IST Newsdesk Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for a strong collective will to defeat terror networks. He was speaking on Sunday at the Heart of Asia Conference in Amritsar. “We must demonstrate strong collective will to defeat terror networks that cause bloodshed and spread fear,”the Prime Minister added. Mr Modi said terrorism and […]

December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments More

Finally, NRIs get much awaited PBK

By Ashok Kumar Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra on the occasion of 147th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, for an estimated 3 crore Overseas Indians spread around the world. The Kendra constructed National Building Construction Corporation on 3 plots of land measuring over 9800 sq.meters. The foundation stone for the Kendra was […]

October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments More

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

Confluence: Festival of India to enthrall Australians

  By The IST Newsdesk Sydney, 26 July: The High Commissioner of India to Australia H.E. Mr. Navdeep Suri led the team of Indian and Australian officials and diplomats in launching the biggest ever Festival of India in Australia on July 26, 2016 at Australian Maritime Museum in Sydney. Confluence, meaning Sangam is the most […]

July 28, 2016 | 0 Comments More

NRIs lose interest in Modi’s flagship programmes

By Our Representative The Government of India’s apparent move to “shift” the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) celebration this year to NRIs living abroad, instead of making it a big annual event on January 9 in Delhi, as was the tradition, is failing to get necessary response, if what happened in Melbourne, Australia, is any indication. Organized […]

February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments More

The myth about ‘Visa on Arrival’ explodes

The IST news desk: When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced at the All Phones Arena in Sydney in November 2014 that India will grant ‘Tourist visa on arrival,’ there was a wave of euphoria and relief among Indian Australians, in general and Australians in particular, who wish to visit the country. And, you thought that you […]

April 5, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Potential to take trade ties with India to new level, says Andrew Robb

Like so many Australians over the summer, I got to spend a day at the cricket. In my case it was during the Fourth Test between Australia and India at the SCG. This was just before leading a most productive 450-strong Australian business mission to India, our largest ever to the sub-continent. Australia Business Week […]

January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments More

NSW Planning experts to assist India in building Smart Cities

The NSW Government will send a delegation of urban planning experts to India to provide assistance to local urban planners as the nation embarks on a major development drive. NSW Premier Mike Baird made the announcement while visiting the state of Gujarat during his first official visit to India. Mr Baird toured the site of […]

January 11, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Mike Baird to lead NSW trade delegation to India from 10 Jan

NSW Premier Mike Baird has announced his first official visit to India will take place this month to progress trade opportunities between the two countries. Mr Baird will visit the Indian cities of Ahmedabad, New Delhi and Mumbai as part of the visit to take place from Saturday 10 January to Tuesday 13 January. “We […]

January 2, 2015 | 0 Comments More

Bharat Ratna award for Vajpayee, M M Malaviya

 A one line Press Communique from the President Secretariat said, “The President has been pleased to award Bharat Ratna to Pandit Madan  Mohan Malaviya (posthumously) and to Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee”. Agencies add: Government on Wednesday announced the prestigious Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honour, for former Prime Minister  Atal Bihari Vajpayee and freedom fighter Madan Mohan […]

December 24, 2014 | 0 Comments More