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Australia and India in trade talks

Australia and India in trade talks

Trade Minister Craig Emerson and India’s Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma met in New Delhi yesterday for talks about the countries’ trade and investment relationship. Dr Emerson was in India for the 14th Australia-India Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC), established to explore how to deepen and broaden the commercial relationship between the two countries. Issues […]

Indian-Origin Woman Selected For ‘Order of Australia’ Medal

Indian-Origin Woman Selected For ‘Order of Australia’ Medal

Melbourne: An Indian-origin woman is all set to figure in the prestigious list of people who have received the Order of Australia Medal (OAM). 85-year old Krishna Arora, who has been running a community service was selected for this year’s awards for her contribution to the Indian community. “When I came here, I found the […]

PIU’S ENCORE

PIU’S ENCORE

(K.Raman Iyer) Music is the expression of harmony in sound.  As a classy singer Shreya Ghoshal is a real dreamer of dreams.  What is music? Music (derived from Greek word MOUSIKA) is an art of sound in tune that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, colour and […]

India’s K-15 launch: Defence scientists do nation proud

India’s K-15 launch: Defence scientists do nation proud

By Arun Prakash The reason why nations place a significant part of their nuclear arsenals on board nuclear-propelled ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) is because of their invulnerability, in comparison with static airforce bases and missile sites or even mobile launchers. Once at its patrol station, a few hundred meters underwater, the SSBN is considered safe […]

The how and why of Shia killings in Pakistan

The how and why of Shia killings in Pakistan

By Alok Bansal On Jan 10, over 100 people were killed and 200 injured in a spate of bombings in Quetta that were clearly targeted against the Shia Hazara community. Just 10 days earlier, a convoy of buses carrying Shia pilgrims was targeted at Mastung. On Jan 18, a Shia legislator belonging to the Muttahida […]

Gandhi’s saintly value system (Jan 30 is Martyrs’ Day)

Gandhi’s saintly value system (Jan 30 is Martyrs’ Day)

By Firoz Bakht Ahmed Gandhi, the Mahatma, was truly a citizen of the world though he worked for the freedom of the Indian nation from foreign yoke. Though a Brahmin by birth, humanity was his religion. He believed that for victory, war was the most blunt weapon and the sharpest one was obviously non-violence. He […]

Cricket NSW Celebrates Australia Day in Style with Australia’s Newest Citizens

Cricket NSW Celebrates Australia Day in Style with Australia’s Newest Citizens

Cricket NSW held a citizenship ceremony in partnership with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship for 16 new Australian citizens among an array of activities as part of its “Celebrating Our Cultural Mosaic” function on Australia Day at the KFC T2O International. The  Cricket NSW “Celebrating Our Cultural Mosaic” function at the KFC T20 International […]

Australia-India ministerial talks

Australia-India ministerial talks

Australia’s relationship with India has been further advanced in talks this week between Foreign Minister Bob Carr and India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Minister of External Affairs Salman Khurshid in New Delhi. Senator Carr was in New Delhi from January 20-22 for talks on regional security and economic issues and for the 8th Foreign […]

I’ve mastered the art of understanding audiences: John Abraham

I’ve mastered the art of understanding audiences: John Abraham

The role has to have an edge, says John Abraham, who made sexy look sexier in “Jism” and grey even greyer in “New York”. After a decade in movies, the Bollywood heartthrob believes his middle-class roots have helped him balance his personal and professional life. “I have grown up in a middle-class family; so my […]

Indian women: Either too fat or too thin

Indian women: Either too fat or too thin

By Richa Sharma Women in India are facing a severe problem of weight extremes with the obese getting fatter and the undernourished thinner, according to a new study that says this poses a “major challenge” to the government which should frame policies to address these health issues. The study, “Change in the Body Mass Index […]

RECORD NEW CITIZENS ON AUSTRALIA DAY 2013

RECORD NEW CITIZENS ON AUSTRALIA DAY 2013

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, welcomed a record 17,059 people from 145 countries who are becoming Australian citizens as part of Australia Day celebrations. Mr Bowen said Australia Day was always the most popular day of the year for citizenship ceremonies and record numbers were joining the Australian family in 2013 […]

Indian Americans Conduct First-Ever Inaugural Ball to Celebrate Obama’s 2nd Term

Indian Americans Conduct First-Ever Inaugural Ball to Celebrate Obama’s 2nd Term

USA: Indian-Americans on Saturday held the first-ever inaugural ball to celebrate President Obama’s second term in office, signalling the coming of age of the three million-plus influential community that voted overwhelmingly for him. “Indian-Americans are tremendously important and we hope they would be increasingly visible not only in the government, but also in all parts […]

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