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Faith the winner in Ram Temple discord

By Vijay Badhwar Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Ram Mandir in Ayodhaya on August 5, on the first anniversary when Jammu and Kashmir was relieved of its special status via Article 370. He must have had a point to make to mark the occasion. May be to celebrate the resolution of […]

“I came back to Australia to break down the barriers to diversity,” Pallavi Sharda

By Neeru Saluja Melbourne raised actress Pallavi Sharda is on a roll as she takes leading roles in two new television series – Beecham House and Retrograde, screening on Channel 10 and ABC. Though Pallavi has made it big in Bollywood with lead roles in Dus Tola, Besharam, Hawaizaada, Begum Jaan and cameos in international […]

मैं काह करूं राम !….

  संतराम बजाज   कोविड-19 करोनावायरस ने इतना परेशान कर रखा है कि कुछ सुझाई नहीं देता किसी और विषय के बारे में सोचा ही नहीं जाता| करोनावायरस की ‘यूज़ बाई डेट’(Use by Date)  या ‘वर्स्ट बिफोर’(Worst Before) का पता ही नहीं चलता| अब यह तो ‘उमर कैद’ की तरह लगने लगा है| उमर कैदियों को […]

SVT Temple Board of Directors’s views during Covid-19 on religious functions

Here is the directive from SVT Temple Board of Directors: “We, the members of The Board of Directors, wish to share our views in regard to the conduct of forthcoming religious festivals, primarily “Ganesh Visarjan” and “Brahmotsavam”. Unlike in the previous years we will not be able to hold these functions in a grand and […]

Six Indian Aussies follow their dreams and the trials and tribulations of a life down under in the web series ‘Comic Timings of Life’

Kabir Singh Knockout Productions is an Australian based Production House venturing out this year to showcase their first ever web-series ‘Comic Timings of Life’. ‘Comic Timings of Life’ is a light take on the day to day struggles of migrants in Australia. Season 1 is all set to release by the November 2020. Cinematographer Shamini […]

Stamp duty slashed for first home buyers

First home buyers and the construction industry will be the big winners under a targeted boost, which will eliminate stamp duty on newly-built homes below $800,000 and slash thousands of dollars for properties up to $1 million. Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the change to stamp duty thresholds would also support new home construction and create […]

Two week quarantine period for Kohli’s men down under

By Kersi Meher-Homji Test series between Australia and India arouses controversies galore during the tour. This season a controversy has begun before the tour! And blame COVID-19 for it. According to Cricket Australia acting Chief Nick Hockley, India will have to undergo a two-week quarantine period, most likely in Adelaide, once they touch down in […]

Jobkeeper payment and income support extended

JobKeeper Payment rates from 28 September 2020 to 28 March 2021: Date Full rate per fortnight Less than 20hrs worked per fortnight rate 28 September 2020 to 3 January 2021 $1,200 $750 4 January 2021 to 28 March 2021 $1,000 $650 The Morrison Government will deliver more support for households and businesses to help Australians through the COVID-19 pandemic […]

CSIRO experts on university of Oxford covid-19 trials

The University of Oxford published a preliminary report in the scientific journal, The Lancet, showing promising results from Phase 1/2 trials of its vaccine candidate known as ChAdOx1 nCoV-19. ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 is one of two candidates that Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has been evaluating through a pre-clinical trial. Our experts Dr Rob Grenfell and Dr Trevor Drew share their insights on the latest […]

Stay safe for everyone’s sake during Covid-19

Below is a summary of information relevant to religious communities available from www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19 The Acting Minister for Multiculturalism, the Hon. Dr Geoff Lee MP, will convene a meeting of the Religious Communities Forum on Friday 3 July, 12.00-12.30pm to discuss the latest changes. If you have any questions on the latest changes, please send these […]

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