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Modi’s role in NDA’s shrinkage not surprising

Modi’s role in NDA’s shrinkage not surprising

An old joke about surgery – the operation is successful, but the patient is dead – can be applied to the latest rumpus in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The party managed to push Narendra Modi some distance towards his coveted goal of being the prime ministerial candidate. But, in the process, the party itself […]

Modi’s elevation tipping point for Indian politics

Modi’s elevation tipping point for Indian politics

The controversial BJP decision to elevate hardliner Narendra Modi to run the party’s campaign in 2014 elections and ruthlessly sideline a leader such as L.K. Advani is bound to damage its image, but let us not forget that it is a decisive victory for the RSS, which forced BJP President Rajnath Singh, from behind the […]

BRAVO, SHRI. NARENDRA MODI ! He should be our next PM, If we want progress

BRAVO, SHRI. NARENDRA MODI !   He should be our next PM, If we want progress

Shri. Narendra Modi has done it again! He is the man of the hour, day, week, month, year and decade. India needs him now more than at any other time. He has confidence and charisma. He is a great communicator. He is a hardcore nationalist. He won’t sell the country for votes. Above all he […]

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell writes for Indian Herald

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell writes for Indian Herald

Millions of passenger journeys are made each year on NSW’s trains, buses and ferries. When they buy their tickets, customers can expect the best service the NSW Government can provide and to be taken to their destination as per timetable. Passengers also expect to travel in clean, modern trains. They also expect to travel in […]

First puff of smoke: Age of onset falling (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)

First puff of smoke: Age of onset falling (May 31 is World No Tobacco Day)

New Delhi, May 30  Vulnerable and curious youngsters make for a “soft target” for tobacco companies who glamourise their product, said experts as the age of onset of experiment with cigarettes or other form of tobacco worryingly fell to a startling 11-12 years. WHO’s theme for the World No Tobacco Day this year on strengthening […]

Japan raises the bar for Manmohan!

Japan raises the bar for Manmohan!

Tokyo, May 29  Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is getting special treatment in Tokyo during his three-day visit to Japan. For instance, the lunch hosted by the emperor and the empress for Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur, at the Imperial Palace was “very much extraordinary”. “This is not usual. Their majesties do not […]

WikiLeaks Victory in Iceland Significant for Online Payment Processors

WikiLeaks Victory in Iceland Significant for Online Payment Processors

WikiLeaks, the embattled international whistleblower, won a significant victory in court that could have a ripple effect across the entire globe. The Iceland Supreme Court affirmed a July 2012 decision by the Reykjavik District Court ordering Valitor, the Visa and Mastercard processor in Iceland, to pay WikiLeaks 800,000 krona ($6,824) each day it continues its […]

Dalai Lama’s website to go Hindi

Dalai Lama’s website to go Hindi

Dharamsala, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama is all set to reach out to Indians in Hindi. The Hindi version of his official website will be launched Saturday. “His Holiness (Dalai Lama) often describes himself as ‘son of India’ and it’s only natural that his website (dalailamahindi.com) is made available in Hindi too,” Tenzin Taklha, joint […]

NSW opposition leader John Robertson writes for INDIAN HERALD

NSW opposition leader John Robertson writes for INDIAN HERALD

As Leader of the NSW Labor Party, I am honoured to contribute to the Indian Herald. I look forward to communicating with you regularly on issues of concern to the Indian community. I know you are looking to Labor to develop policies that help you and your children work towards your aspirations in life. Just […]

Aarushi, Hemraj murders: a timeline of the case

Aarushi, Hemraj murders: a timeline of the case

-May 16, 2008: Aarushi Talwar, the daughter of dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, found dead with her throat slit in the bedroom of her Noida home. – May 17: Body of Hemraj, the Talwars’ domestic help, found on the terrace. – May 23: Aarushi’s father Rajesh arrested for double murder. – May 31: Central […]

He is fulfilling his dream of building houses for poor

He is fulfilling his dream of building houses for poor

New Delhi, May 6  He is the brain behind several world-class and award-winning buildings that include airports and hotels in the US. Several milestones and achievements later, the dream of doing something meaningful for his home country has brought Indian American architect Harshad Patel to his roots, determined to provide low-cost houses to the country’s […]

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell writes for Indian Herald

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell writes for Indian Herald

By Barry O’Farrell, Premier of NSW One of our most important commitments when we won government in 2011 was to reduce the cost of doing business in NSW so we could strengthen the NSW economy and create more jobs. Under the previous Labor Government the state’s WorkCover compensation scheme had blown out to a $4 […]

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