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Bihar’s first technology-driven aquaponics farm blazes a trail

By Sudhir Kumar Every day the father-son duo would look rather wistfully at their sprawling farmland that yielded little crops and lesser hopes. With the monsoon playing truant repeatedly and the water table depleting alarmingly, they were desperate to make their land productive which was on the cusp of becoming fallow – and a liability. […]

Congress holds Chintan Shivir: Cosmetic Changes, Stubborn Leadership

By Sudhir Kumar US President Harry Truman had a sign on his desk that read, “The buck stops here.” But only a good leader has the courage and gumption to understand and accept that the buck must stop at his table if something goes amiss. For the Gandhi family that has enjoyed an exaggerated sense […]

IABCA forum and award night helps foster bi-lateral Indo-Oz relations

The India Australia Business & Community Alliance (IABCA) platform, supported by Investment NSW and Austrade, in its 9th annual award ceremony and forum, showcased  a 12-month long campaign that culminated on April 29 with the platform bringing together 1000 key influencers and bi-lateral leaders from across two countries. It conducted a Global Leaders Forum with […]

India opens new opportunities for Aussie agriculture

· Interim Australia-India Economic Cooperation and Trade agreement (IA-ECTA) reached. · Reduces or eliminates tariffs and sets new quotas for key agriculture commodities · Entry into force in the second half of 2022. · Australia and India will look to finalise a comprehensive agreement by the end of the year to secure even broader outcomes on agriculture Australia and […]

Centre for Australia-India Relations to be established by the Australian government

The Australian Government will establish a new Centre for Australia-India Relations to help foster new ties and support our expanding exchange and cooperation with India, including by engaging Australia’s rich Indian diaspora community. India is one of Australia’s most important partners in the Indo-Pacific region. Mutual understanding, trust and common interests between our countries underpin […]

Virtual Summit takes Indo-Oz bilateral relations on a new high

1. The Honourable Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, and the Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia, held the 2nd India-Australia Virtual Summit on 21 March 2022. 2. Leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the India-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership (CSP). They welcomed the substantial progress in deepening political, economic, security, cyber, technology and defence cooperation. […]

Uttar Pradesh assembly elections: A Jamboree of Freebies and Utopias

By Sudhir Kumar Elections in India are not only a boisterous celebration of democracy, but also an extravaganza of money power, lung power and muscle power. There is another feature that lends Indian democracy a distinct flavour: the raining of freebies and promises in the poll season as parties and contestants become unabashed dream merchants, […]

Fielding Candidates in UP Elections: Field Day for Criminal Elements and Jailbirds

By Sudhir Kumar Elections are the bedrock and lifeblood of democracy but also have a tendency to reveal its fault lines when the contestants are steeped in corruption and criminality and ‘winnability’ becomes the sole determinant in selection of candidates. The ongoing assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh are a grim reminder that a profusion of […]

India and Australia sign MoU on tourism

India and Australia have signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Tourism cooperation in the field of Tourism on 11th February 2022 in New Delhi.Minister of Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Friday said that India plans to finalise the interim trade agreement with Australia in next 30 days. Both sides are proactively working for a […]

Alex Hawke and Dr. Jaishankar discuss Indian diaspora in Australia

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs, Alex Hawke MP joined with Indian External Minister, Dr Subrahmanyam Jaishankar today to discuss challenges and opportunities for Australia’s growing Indian diaspora, and to engage with members of the Indian Australian community in Victoria. Ministers met ahead of the fourth Quad Foreign Ministers’ meeting to discuss […]

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