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Sydney Hindu Temple vandalized

Temple vandalized

A Hindu Temple situated at Regents Park in Sydney Australia has been set on fire and all statues and icons of Indian Godheads have been smashed and left in ruin. They do not know who has done it but it has caused lot of pain and anguish to devotees celebrating the festival NavRatri or nine…

Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Best Actor

Nawazuddin in Manto

12th Asia Pacific Screen Awards Nominations announced Indian films receive 5 nominations Brisbane, 18 October: The Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA), the region’s highest accolade in film, celebrating and honouring the cinematic excellence and cultural diversity of the region, have unveiled the full list of nominations for the 12th edition. Films from India have received…

Chinmay loses his ‘dog-fight’ with Monash University

Chinmay loses his dog-fight with Monash University

Chinmay Naik, studying journalism at Melbourne’s Monash University had gone to Supreme Court over a failed assignment, claiming the university acted inappropriately in failing him. His battle ground was a failed June 2017 video assignment about dogs in which he scored 12.  It was sent for remarking and when marked the second time, the score…

Prof Shitij Kapur & Prof Prashanthan Sanders elected AAHMS Fellows

Melbourne, October 11: The Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) has elected 37 new Fellows, including Prof Shitij Kapur & Prashanthan Sanders in recognition of their outstanding contributions to the health and well being of Australians and to the medical research community in Australia. 12 of the 37 elected Fellows are women; and 13…

Mumbai’s One Less God – an award winning Australian feature

Melbourne, October 11: 10 years have passed since the devastating three-day siege in Mumbai’s Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. To commemorate the Mumbai 26/11 tragedy, Lliam Worthington’s One Less God has commenced screening today at the Classic Elsternwick and Lido Hawthorn and then rolls out throughout Australia. Inspired by true events, and told from the perspectives…

The Crisis at the ABC is About More than its Management

Michelle-Guthrie-with-Justine-Milne

The internal affairs at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (the ABC) that have led to the dismissal of its general manager, Michelle Guthrie, and the board chairman, Justin Milne, had the effect of pushing parliamentary politics to the side. This may have been a good thing for newly installed prime minister Scott Morrison, as commentator interest…

College Owners jailed

Fake_College_Owners

Melbourne, September 22: Two colleges — St Stephen Institute of Technology in Reservoir and Symbiosis Institute of Technical Education in Footscray run by Indian Australians – friends and entrepreneurs – Baljit Singh, Mukesh Sharma and Rakesh Kumar came under the government scanner in 2015. In August 2015, after raids across Melbourne, the authorities charged them…

Mobiles to be faster, thinner and flexible – Ankur Sharma’s semiconductor

International student Ankur Sharma invents semiconductor that can convert electricity into light very efficiently and is bendable Sydney, October 5: As technology updates and improves constantly, it also leaves behind an enormous e-waste that all goes to the landfill. Australia produces 200,000 tonnes of e-waste every year, generated by discarded electronic devices. We produce a…

No citizenship for hiding ‘Stolen’ pair of shoes?

Aus-Citizenship declined for now

Pulkit Patel, a young lad from India, came to Australia as a student in June 2007. Subsequently he got his Independent Skilled Visa (Subclass 885) to call Australia home – permanently. Once permanent residence was granted to him, he took the next logical step and applied for Australian Citizenship. To his surprise and shock, the…

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