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Saturday, October 16, 2021

Sydney

Home vaccination program for people who are housebound

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  The Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Networks (CESPHN) have developed the Vax at Home program which is being coordinating across South Eastern Sydney...
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Breaking barriers to the bench: Hament Dhanji SC on NSW Supreme Court

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  “Mr. Dhanji, what does being appointed as a judge of the New South Wales Supreme Court mean to you?’ “Fundamentally, it means that I’ve been...
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Indian man, 23, missing from Sydney’s west

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  NSW Police are appealing for assistance from the public to find a man missing from Sydney’s west. Saim Kugashiya was last seen leaving his home...
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What drives Charishma Kaliyanda

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  As a Liverpool Councillor, and as a Southwestern Sydney resident, you’ve been very vocal about how your community has suffered during lockdown. And yet...
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Indian-origin barrister to become Supreme Court judge

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  Leading Sydney barrister Hament Dhanji SC has been appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of NSW. Attorney General Mark Speakman said Mr Dhanji...
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Jodi McKay tipped to be NSW Trade Envoy to India?

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  Without doubt, former NSW Opposition Leader and Member for Strathfield Jodi McKay is the most popular politician amongst the Indian community in her state....

Sikh Soldier’s War Memorial for Blacktown NSW

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  Glenwood in Sydney’s north-west could soon be home to a Sikh Soldiers' War Memorial. A tribute to the turbaned soldiers in Australia’s military history, a...
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Rare coin from Jahangir’s Zodiac collection to be auctioned in Sydney

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  A silver coin from Mughal emperor Jahangir’s famed Zodiac collection will go to auction in Sydney shortly. It is the stellar piece in a set...

Onam wishes from Jodi McKay, Member for Strathfield NSW

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  Kerala's ancient harvest festival, Onam, is tomorrow! And while grand celebrations have had to be paused since the onset of COVID-19, the community will...
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Indian-origin man wanted for break and enter offences in Sydney

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  NSW Police are appealing for assistance from the public to locate an Indian-origin man with an outstanding warrant. According to police media reports, Gurdave Sekhon...
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‘Hope I can work again’: how lockdowns affect young workers in hospitality and retail

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  As NSW's lockdown stretches into its seventh week, likely to be extended by another month, members of the community unable to work from home...
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Stepping up to help students in Wollongong

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  Having arrived in Australia as an international student himself, Dr Rohan Choudhari is no stranger to the struggles of the community. Now, as NSW...
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South west Sydney: COVID-policing the streets

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  As new restrictions are announced in Sydney to combat the concerning rise in cases, over a hundred police officers are currently patrolling the city’s...
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COVID relief funding for vulnerable multicultural communities in NSW

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  Organisations providing support to vulnerable migrant and refugee communities in the current COVID-19 restrictions can now access emergency relief funding.  As an immediate response to...
Chandrakanth Madireddy fights leukaemia

Help Chandrakanth Madireddy fight leukaemia

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  International student Chandrakanth Madireddy knew something was wrong when he began to see clots appear on the side of his neck. For about a month...
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TikTok’s Jeremy Franco: embracing all our desi quirks

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  From always seeking out a good deal to throwing a bit of turmeric into every concoction, South Asians can be a funny bunch to...
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‘Little India’ precinct announced in Harris Park

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  In a historic move, the motion was passed unanimously in Parramatta Council yesterday that a certain section of Harris Park will be named 'Little...
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Australian Fashion Week 2021: Meet Nitesh Pillai

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  A little over a year ago, Nitesh Pillai had a big dream on his vision board. Last week, just days before his 20th birthday,...

Faith leaders in NSW receive COVID-19 vaccine

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More than 30 NSW religious and community leaders have come together to encourage all eligible individuals from diverse faith and cultural communities to get...
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Man seriously injured in Harris Park traffic incident

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  NSW Police are searching for the driver of a red Mazda who failed to stop after crashing into a man in Harris Park last...

No requirement for kirpans in school: Senior Sikh leader

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  RHEA L NATH and RAJNI ANAND LUTHRA report on community sentiment following today’s announcement of a ban on the Sikh symbol, one of the...
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When Kirthi wed Anita

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  Kirthi Shekar always knew she wanted a traditional Indian wedding. Even though she was brought up here (she arrived in Melbourne on her second birthday),...
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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...

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...

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 death...
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Vishal Jood rushed out of Australia

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Hours after his release from custody, controversial jailed Indian national Vishal Jood was rushed out of Australia on the first available flight. In a statement,...

Review: Dhindora (YouTube Original)

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‘Dhindora’ means beating of the drums; figuratively, it also means tomtomming. This eight-episode comedy series streaming on YouTube is part social commentary, albeit crass,...
Taapsee Pannu as Rashmi. Source: Twitter

REVIEW: Rashmi Rocket (Zee5)

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  Rashmi Rocket is a scathing sports drama. It is not a story of an underdog but that of a gifted athlete who was subjected...