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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Sydney

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Grants to support Australian-Indian community in NSW

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  Organisations providing support to the Australian-Indian community in NSW can now apply for funding to deliver projects and events across the State. Minister for Multiculturalism...
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Funeral planned in Sydney for NSW flood victim Ayaz Younus

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  A farewell prayer/ceremony has been planned in Sydney for Ayaz Younus, a recent engineering graduate who passed away during the NSW floods in March. On...
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International student Rishabh Verma killed in Sydney truck collision

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  The Indian community in Sydney is rallying together to raise money for the family of Rishabh Verma, an international student killed in a truck...
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Vishal Jood faces court for alleged ‘hate crimes’ in Harris Park

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  An Indian national appeared in court on Saturday 17 April after being arrested over a series of alleged gang attacks at Harris Park in...
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Manjula Rao, empowering India’s girls with self-defense classes

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  Trigger warning: sexual assault The 2012 Nirbhaya rape case in Delhi shook the world with its brutality and callousness of its perpetrators. News of such...
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The Aussie links to Saint Teresa

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The Australian Missionaries of Charity are joyously celebrating Mother Teresa’s canonisation. KIRA SPUCYS-TAHAR reports

Man convicted of trafficking wife and baby to India

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The Australian Federal Police charged a 29-year-old man from Lidcombe with human exit trafficking in January this year. The man was sentenced to 21...
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Kulwinder Singh found not guilty of murdering wife Parwinder Kaur in 2013

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Following his first trial in 2019 which ended in a hung jury, Sydney’s Kulwinder Singh faced a second trial where he was found not...
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NSW floods claim first victim: Ayaz Younus

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  The South Asian community is devastated after the gripping news of Ayaz Younus losing his life in the Sydney floods was reported in the...

How to get Dine and Discover vouchers, NSW

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  Millions of NSW residents will now be able to take advantage of the State Government’s much anticipated Dine & Discover NSW program, thanks to...
Raman Bhalla, President of SIPBN Inc. Sydney business platform

SIPBN Inc: Sydney’s newest business networking platform

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  One of the consequences of COVID-19 has been a rethink of the way we live and work. International travel may have come to a...
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A ‘Little India’ in Harris Park

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  The City of Parramatta Council is currently consulting with the community on a proposal about rebranding Harris Park as 'Little India'. Many already consider the...
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Harinder Kaur is Blacktown City’s 2021 Woman of the Year

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  Sydney-based Harinder Kaur was named 2021 Woman of the Year at the Blacktown City Council’s International Women’s Day breakfast on Monday, March 8. She...
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Trikone dazzles at Mardi Gras 2021

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  South Asian queer support group Trikone marched in this year's Mardi Gras parade held at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), and honey, it was...
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Indian national charged after seizure of 127 kgs of cannabis

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  An Indian national from Western Sydney is set to appear in local court today, after he was found driving a truck that contained 127...
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Considering culture in Sydney’s aged care services

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  “During Lunar New Year, I know exactly where to go to in my electorate if I want to give away some red pockets and...
sydney's sikh community gathers to support indian farmers

Sydney’s Sikh community gathers to support Indian farmers

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  500 people, many of them women, young children and senior citizens, braved the blazing sun and 35-degree heat to show their support for the...

Response to editorial complaint regarding article on car rally

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  We at Indian Link, take complaints regarding editorial content very seriously. The following is a response to a letter we received from Yogesh Khattar,...
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Tensions rife over car rally headed towards Glenwood Gurdwara

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  Tensions are strained in Sydney’s Indian community following a stand-off between a nationalist group and the Sikh community this past weekend. Citing "clear animosity"...
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Western Sydney Mayor sparks outrage with divisive words about Diwali

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  It is now an established tradition for Australian politicians, including Prime Ministers, to wish their local communities on Diwali every year. Many are seen...
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My first encounter with Angelman Syndrome

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  For as long as I can remember, I have wanted a daughter. A daughter who would talk non-stop, sing with me, dance with me,...
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Community Facebook group provides support for pandemic mums

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  A Facebook group launched last year is fast becoming the go-to place for expectant and new mums in Sydney’s Indian community who have transitioned...
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Pink Sari Inc launches two new health projects

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  A cancer diagnosis typically turns one’s world upside down, and not necessarily for the patient alone. “Carers are often forgotten in the cancer journey,” Shantha...
Preeti swarikar, succulents, charity, leprosy patients

Selling succulents for leprosy relief in India

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  Preeti Vijaya Sawrikar is no stranger to pain. Some of our readers might remember reading her story in 2019, The Power of Petals. The...

The night we fled our home in Kashmir

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  “26 January is coming up, memsaab,” the milkman I had known for years said to me. “Maybe you should put up a black flag...
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UPDATED: Reopening after being a COVID exposure site

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  "We did not have a clue, because the customer was asymtopmatic." Since the news of popular spots Saravanaa Bhavan and Udaya supermarket being COVID exposure...
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HSC 2020: Learning in lockdown

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  Students share their insights about surviving a stressful and unusual HSC year in 2020 with online classes, some cancelled formals, but a new way...
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Aussie cricket fan, 91, says sorry to Siraj

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  "If you ever get a chance to speak to Mohammed Siraj, tell him I said 'sorry'". In a most unusual phone call received at the...
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Indian international student saves 9 Australian lives with organ donation

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  Her very name speaks volumes for her last act in this world. Following a horrific accident one night as the year 2020 came to a...
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12 Wentworthville venues identified as possible COVID exposure sites

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  NSW Health has released a new list of venues in western Sydney that have recorded confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 12 venues in Wentworthville. If...

Podcasts

Ep 9: What do young Indians want from love?

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Growing up in Indian culture, most of us know that love has never been as popular as marriage. Even in the movies, the main...

Ep 8: Indian links in Indigenous Australian poet Ali Cobby Eckermann’s...

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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...
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Latest News

Goa's Chief Minister Pramod Sawant

Indian states declare journalists as frontline workers

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  Journalists working in Goa will be designated as frontline workers and will be vaccinated against Covid-19 soon, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said today. "We have...
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‘Bring them back’: Pawan Luthra discusses #StrandedAussies on The Drum

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  As the harsh second wave of COVID-19 sweeps through India, its drastic effects on the Indian healthcare system and the sharp rise in infections...
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Australia dispatches medical supplies to India

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  Australia will deliver essential medical supplies to India today as part of the initial package of support to the Indian government for combatting the...