New India Assurance Initial Public Offering opens

Venkat Raman The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of New India Assurance (NIA) Company Limited, the largest general insurance undertaking in India, will open on November 1, 2017. The Offering will close on November 3, 2017. Shares Offer Details Dalal Street Investment Journal said that the wholly-owned Indian Government Undertaking plans to raise INR 10,560 Crores (about $2.37 billion) through fresh…

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Police caution Indian community against impersonator

Detective Sergeant Bridget Doell Auckland City Police are investigating multiple incidents where victims have been targeted by scammers on the phone by an individual impersonating a police officer. The scam involves a male voice stating that he is a New Zealand police officer and telling the victim that their family member has been arrested. The caller then demands that the…

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ANZ honours four Indians at Diwali festival

Venkat Raman ANZ honoured four persons of Indian origin as the country’s largest commercial bank celebrated Diwali with its customers, staff and prominent members of the community. Dhansukh Lal, Beant Singh Jedor, Vanisa Dhiru and Manisha Morar were among those named for this year’s awards for their achievements in various fields. Dance performances by Ratna Venkat and Abhishek Ravi were…

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Shanti Niwas marks International Day of Older Persons

Supplied Content The United Nations has designated October 1 as The International Day of Older Persons (IDOP). The UN theme for 2017 is about enabling and expanding the contributions of older people in their families, communities and societies at large. It focuses on the pathways that support full and effective participation in old age, in accordance with old persons’ basic…

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Four Diwali events take Bhartiya Samaj to communities

Staff Reporter Bhartiya Samaj Charitable Trust, which has been serving various segments of the South Asian communities for the past 15 years or more, organised four Diwali festivals last fortnight, spreading joy and goodwill through its volunteers and well-wishers. October 14: For Seniors The first of these, held on October 14, 2017, brought together 200 senior members of the community…

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The indisputable Indian influence on America

Dr Kumar Mahabir Ricardo Bharath Hernandez is the Chief of the Santa Rosa First Peoples in Trinidad and Tobago. His Hindi middle name is both symbolic and real. The English translation for ‘Bharath’ is ‘India,’ from where some of Ricardo’s ancestors came 17,000 years ago. After all, Christopher Columbus had not really made a mistake in calling the natives “Indians”…

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