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Rio Tinto and iGATE Patni open world-leading innovation centre in India

Rio Tinto and iGATE Patni open world-leading innovation centre in India

Rio Tinto and iGATE Patni have opened a state-of-the-art innovation centre in Pune, India to support global growth and development of Rio Tinto’s industry-leading Mine of the Future™ programme. In the first partnership of its kind in the mining industry, over the next five years iGATE Patni will provide Rio Tinto with engineering research and […]

DANCING TO THE FLUTE – A Debut novel by Manisha Jolie Amin

DANCING TO THE FLUTE – A Debut novel by Manisha Jolie Amin

DANCING TO THE FLUTE  is a debut novel from a second generation Aussie Indian, Manisha Jolie Amin. The book Dancing to the Flute is about Kalu, a cheeky street kid, who has, against all the odds, carved out a life for himself in rural India. He plays the leaf sitting high in the branches of a Banyan tree […]

Indian tourism upbeat despite tight budget

Indian tourism upbeat despite tight budget

Although India’s latest budget has increased the allocation for tourism by less than 10 percent, the tourism ministry remains hopeful that it can bring in at least seven million foreign tourists to the country during this fiscal year, an increase of one million when compared to the six million figure of the last year. Some ministry […]

Indian student jailed in Australia in visa scam

Indian student jailed in Australia in visa scam

A Perth-based Indian student will spend 14 months in jail for his involvement in a scam to falsify English test scores to get Australian visas. Rajesh Kumar, 31, faced ten charges for his part in fraudulently altering the International English Testing System (IELTS) scores at Perth’s Curtin University between November 2009 and June 2010. A […]

Australia-India Treaty Protocol Released

Australia-India Treaty Protocol Released

The existing double tax agreement (DTA) has not been amended since 1991. The protocol was signed on December 16, 2011.     Under the revised arrangements: Cross-border services will be taxable in the country of source where those services are performed in that other country for more than 183 days in 12 months. Source country […]

Faith, fashion, fusion: Muslim women’s style in Australia

Faith, fashion, fusion: Muslim women’s style in Australia

A new exhibition, Faith, fashion, fusion: Muslim women’s style in Australia , developed by the Powerhouse Museum will explore the emerging modest fashion market in Australia .  It opens on 5 May 2012. Through the profiles of a group of Australian designer-retailers, the exhibition showcases a new generation of brands that are designing, retailing and marketing stylish clothing […]

‘Epilepsy is disabling, needs understanding’ (March 26 is World Epilepsy Day)

‘Epilepsy is disabling, needs understanding’ (March 26 is World Epilepsy Day)

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. In 2012, people in dozens of countries on all continents INCLUDING Antarctica will be participating in Purple Day! Epilepsy affects […]

Indian and Australian scientists go Bananas

Indian and Australian scientists go Bananas

Scientists to save pregnant mothers’ lives with bananas New strains of bananas will be developed to address iron-deficiency anaemia in India, a major cause of maternal death during childbirth, after a Letter of Intent was signed at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). The agreement, signed by QUT Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Coaldrake and Dr Renu Swarup […]

Down Syndrome patients need early intervention

Down Syndrome patients need early intervention

Even though Down Syndrome (DS) remains an incurable condition, experts believe that acceptance by the family and early intervention go a long way in ensuring that a person with DS is able to live a normal life and be socially independent. Worldwide, March 21 is celebrated as the World Down Syndrome Day. DS is a […]

Sachin Tendulkar: A diminutive man and colossal cricketer

Sachin Tendulkar: A diminutive man and colossal cricketer

A shy, diminutive 16-year-old cricketer with curly locks made his Test debut for India in Karachi on Nov 15, 1989. It was a momentous year in world history with communist states fast withering away in Eastern Europe. But cricket experts had little doubt that the hugely talented Sachin Tendulkar’s arrival in the big ticket league […]

Action is easy, comedy toughest: Akshay Kumar

Action is easy, comedy toughest: Akshay Kumar

He has proved to be a ‘khiladi’ of both genres – action and comedy. But kicking and boxing in front of the camera is far easier than making the audience laugh, says Bollywood star Akshay Kumar.”Action is easy, it is very easy. Comedy is difficult,” Akshay told IANS in a chat on the sets of […]

Helping Indian Women on International Women’s Day

Helping Indian Women on International Women’s Day

Dia Vikas Capital was established in 2008 in India as a Non Banking Finance Company.to help Indian women start a small business and to fill the gap of social investment in the Indian microfinance sector. Dia Vikas Capital is now a subsidiary of Opportunity International which is a non-profit organisation that uses a business approach […]

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