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Hindu student Sanya barred from Perth Catholic School for nose piercing

Hindu Council takes up issue of nose piercing restriction; but school shops for a more favourable opinion to support its decision Melbourne, February 15: Hindu Council of Australia has taken up the issue after a Hindu female student was barred from attending a Catholic school for donning a nose piercing. Hindu girl, Sanya Singhal, 15,…

Bengali Kantha weaves a magic of women-centered practice in Dandenong

This month of February, Kantha weaves a magic of personal and inter-generational, women-centered practice with narratives embroidered on worn, at times stained and frail muslin sarees. Featuring paintings the exhibition addresses the Kantha textile tradition of India with artist Natasha Narain presenting ‘A Kantha Garden for Her’ showing at Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre,…

New political year heralds grim times for Liberals & Nationals

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by Nicholas Economou   As Australia Day and its attendant controversies become a fading memory, the national political debate resumes after the Christmas – New Year holiday period. For those who have forgotten, here is a re-cap of where the debate is at. As a result of a host of dreadful by-election results for the…

SriLankan Airlines plans to win over Indian passengers with love  

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Melbourne, 23 January: SriLankan Airlines in Melbourne organized an information evening for the media here today to have a dialogue with the people of Australian and Indian sub-continent – who are their current and potential clients. The airline came to Melbourne in the second half of 2017 and now offers daily direct flights to Columbo …

Indian Consulate in Melbourne allegedly posted out suspicious packages

48-year-old arrested Shepparton man arrested from his home for allegedly posting out 38 packages including Melbourne’s Indian consulate Melbourne, January 10:  More than 38 parcels had been allegedly posted out sent to 14 consulates in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney. Receipt of suspicious packages was reported from multiple Melbourne consulates yesterday, which sparked a major emergency “hazardous…

Australia in dilemma after Fiji denies citizenship of jihadist Neil Prakash

Melbourne, January 9: Once believed to be dead, Australia’s most wanted Islamist terrorist, Neil Prakash, whose father is Fiji-Indian, was arrested while trying to cross over from war-torn Syria into Turkey. Prakash was using false documents and a fake name, when he was arrested by Turkish officials in October 2016 after leaving Islamic State-controlled territory….

Forecast – Melbourne to take a sharp downturn in Property values in 2019

Melbourne, January 8: Home and property values in Melbourne peaked and began to fall in almost every region, with the decline tipped to continue through to this year. In fact, the fast decline will most likely outpace Sydney in housing price declines. In December, Sydney recorded a 1.8 per cent monthly drop compared to Melbourne’s…

Australia flounders as India emerges leader in Twenty20 & Test cricket

Melbourne, January 8: India made history led by a talismanic Virat Kohli by completing a maiden 2-1 series victory in Test cricket on Australian soil while the Rain God helped Australia draw the last test at a sodden SCG. India made history ending a 71 year wait for a golden chapter in Indian Test cricket….

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