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Guru Nanak Chair set up at Canada’s Concordia University

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To mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, the Concordia University in Montreal has set up a...
AIBTF

Australia India Business Trade Foundation set up to push Indo Aus trade

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ASIC has said there is an opportunity to launch 334 Indian organisations in Australia, claimed Rahul Jethi, founding member of the newly launched Australia...
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Maju Varghese: The fifth Indian-origin staffer on Biden-Harris team

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  US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris have appointed Indian-American Maju Varghese, who steered their campaign, to be the executive director of...
Rare pangolin rescued near Agra.

Rare pangolin rescued near Agra

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  A rare and endangered Indian pangolin was rescued by Wildlife SOS after it was seen wandering across a field in Bichpuri village, around 10...
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Neera Tanden is Biden’s pick to head budget office

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  US President elect Joe Biden has picked Indian-American Neera Tanden, a controversial close confidante of the Clintons, to head the powerful White House Office...
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Delhi govt’s decision to engage final year students on COVID duties draws flak

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  An association of resident doctors in Delhi has expressed discontent with the Delhi government's latest order to deploy undergraduate MBBS (medicine) and BDS (dentistry)...
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COVID-19: India’s tally now nears 9.4 million cases

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  With over 41,000 new coronavirus infections and nearly 500 deaths over the weekend, India's overall tally stands at 93, 92, 919 with a fatality...
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Oxford English Dictionary names ‘words of the year’ for 2020

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  Oxford English Dictionary (OED) announced for the first time that it has chosen not to name one single word of the year, but many...
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Expert says Oz should collect ethnic data during COVID tests

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  It is important to collect data about ethnic backgrounds of people who come forward for COVID tests because it is essential to planning, says...

Read this if you have an elderly parent living alone in India in COVID...

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  Sunipa Dasgupta, 80, lives alone in her flat in South Kolkata. Her daily routine used to include regular visits from a small team of...

26/11 attacks: 50% justice done, Pak yet to act

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  As India solemnly marks the 12th anniversary of the dastardly terror strikes by 10-heavily armed Pakistani mercenaries on Nov. 26, 2008, full justice eludes...

More foreign couples adopting girls from UP

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  More and more girl children are now being adopted by childless couples from other countries and officials in Uttar Pradesh attribute this trend to...
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PM Modi: ‘Frontline workers will be first to get Covid vaccine’

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  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that health and frontline workers will get priority when it comes to getting the Covid vaccine when it...
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India’s Pilibhit Reserve gets global award for doubling tiger population

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  The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) and the Uttar Pradesh Forest department have bagged the first-ever international award, TX2, for doubling the number of tigers...
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India has caught only 2 of 72 fugitive scamsters in 5 years: RTI

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  In a candid admission, the Centre has stated that of the 72 absconding economic offenders, the government has managed to bring in only two...
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Indian medics condemn move allowing Ayurveda docs to perform surgery

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  The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has strongly condemned the recent move by the Central government which will allow post-graduate scholars of Ayurveda to formally...
Mala Adiga policy director

Biden appoints Mala Adiga as Policy Director for next First Lady

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  Joe Biden, who will become the United States' President in January, has appointed Indian-American Mala Adiga to be the Policy Director for the next...

Australian High Commissioner’s RSS visit raises eyebrows

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  Human rights and political advocacy organisation The Humanism Project has released a letter of concern addressed to Prime Minister Scott Morrison regarding Australian High...

Professor claims that China used microwave weapons against Indian soldiers

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On Tuesday, British daily The Times reported that China’s military used microwave weapons to force Indian troops to retreat during a months-long border standoff...

And a very happy Diwali to you too, Australia Post

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  ‘Tis the holiday season - time to spread the cheer. Around this festive time, Indian Link sends hundreds of Diwali cards via Australia Post...

All your Diwali needs, at Woollies

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  Diwali preparations are now made easier and more convenient with special South Asian products available in selected Woolworths stores across the country. Diwali occupies an...

Set ground rules and keep it intimate: 10 tips for hosting a COVID-safe wedding

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  Spring and summer in Australia and the gradual easing of restrictions means we can expect weddings, with more guests, back on the calendar. However, any...
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5 popular board games that originated in India

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  When you force your kids to ditch the Playstation/Xbox and play a simple game of Snakes and Ladders or Ludo, are you aware that...

21 Indian Americans collected over $100k each for Biden

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  At least 21 people of Indian descent figure on the list of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's list of elite contribution-collectors pitching in more...

All 4 Indian Americans re-elected to House of Reps

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  All four Indian American members of the House of Representatives who are fondly called the "Samosa Caucus" will get to have 'chai' in Congress...

Ideas for a COVID-safe Diwali celebration

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  It’s been an unexpected year of navigating through many firsts, and now, our first ‘virtual’ or COVID-safe Diwali has arrived. In a happy coincidence...

Mumbai siblings’ platform celebrates women in STEM

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Brother-sister Mumbai duo Kshitig and Barkha Seth have launched their own platform The Scientific Woman to celebrate the achievements of women in the fields...
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How do we know statistics can be trusted? We talked to the humans behind...

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  In April, as the coronavirus pandemic was gathering force around the world, reporters asked Brendan Murphy, then Australia’s Chief Medical Officer, about international case...

‘Higher marriage age provides women with socio-economic benefits’

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Higher marriage age is expected to provide enormous socio-economic benefits for women, SBI Ecowrap report said on Thursday. The report comes after Prime Minister Narendra...

How Parul Parmar became a para-badminton world champion

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Today, on World Polio Day, the spotlight is on the achievements of an extraordinary sports champion. Parul Parmar, who was diagnosed with polio at...

Podcasts

Ep8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s life

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To celebrate NAIDOC week 2020 (between 8-15 November) I spoke to Yakunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann about her time in India where she taught...

Ep 7: In the case of Sushant Singh Rajput

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  The torrid and high-octane Sushant Singh Rajput case has been fodder for Indian people and press for the last few months. The actor’s tragic...

Ep 6: The Indian LGBTQ+ community in 2020

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  It’s been two years since the world’s largest democracy repealed the draconian Section 377 which used to allow discrimination against homosexual people. Only this...

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CONCORDIA-UNIVERSITY

Guru Nanak Chair set up at Canada’s Concordia University

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To mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, the Concordia University in Montreal has set up a...

Cross Your Heart, Take My Name by Novoneel Chakraborty: A review

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  Cross Your Heart, Take My Name is a rare Indian book to explore the psychological impact of social media, especially Instagram. Garv Roy Gill and...
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Indian farmers continue protest for seventh day as diaspora joins in

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  As protests against three controversial agriculture laws gain momentum in India, many questions have been raised about the impact of these reforms. There’s growing...