Former Malayali Samajam President appeals to New Zealanders

Former Malayali Samajam President appeals to New Zealanders

Flood victims in Kerala need urgent help Sharjah, September 24, 2018 Venkat Raman  (Indian Newslink) Auckland, September 24, 2018 A former President of the Auckland Malayali Samajam has appealed to all New Zealander to extend their financial support to help victims of the devastating floods that ravaged the State of Kerala last month. Sasi Nambissan Sasi Nambissan, who currently works…

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Employment Amendment Bill being fine-tuned

Employment Amendment Bill being fine-tuned

RNZ, Wellington, September 22, 2018 Labour and New Zealand First are working on some changes to the government’s employment law legislation, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said. ‘The Employment Relations Amendment Bill,’ which is before Parliament, scraps the 90-day trial period for businesses with 20 or more employees and carries a raft of union-friendly changes including collective agreement bargaining and greater union…

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India-Pakistan Foreign Ministers meeting cancelled

India-Pakistan Foreign Ministers meeting cancelled

Door shut again on talks; two countries trade allegations The Wire (India) Staff New Delhi, September 22, 2018 A day after agreeing that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj would meet Pakistan’s new Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the side-lines of United Nations General Assembly in New York next week, India cancelled the meeting claiming that the killing of three Jammu and…

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Police seek information on attempted abductions in Christchurch

Police seek information on attempted abductions in Christchurch

Christchurch, September 21, 2018 Christchurch Police are appealing for information following reports of two attempted abductions in the Christchurch City area this morning. First incident Detective Senior Sergeant Mark Worner, Metro Crime Squads said that the Police were speaking to a man in relation to the incidents. The first incident occurred around 530 am this morning. Witnesses have told Police…

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SIA scores another first with pharmaceutical cargo

SIA scores another first with pharmaceutical cargo

Supplied Content Auckland, September 21, 2018 Singapore Airlines (SIA) has announced the launch of ‘Thrucool,’ a new service to transport high-value, time-sensitive and temperature-controlled pharmaceutical cargo with speed and reliability. Dedicated Cold Chain Thrucool offers dedicated cold chain services to safeguard the integrity of pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments during air transportation. These include priority uplift and handling, quick ramp transfers…

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‘My Idol’ Instagram Photo Contest Winners

‘My Idol’ Instagram Photo Contest Winners

Supplied Content Dubai, United Arab Emirates September 20, 2018 The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has concluded the August edition of the Instagram Photo Contest under the theme, ‘My Idol.’ A total of five winners were announced for the competition which received submissions under the hashtag #HIPAContest_MyIdol. The contest winners hailed from Egypt, Indonesia,…

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Friendly policies and people make Fiji an attractive destination

Friendly policies and people make Fiji an attractive destination

Supplied Content Suva, Fiji, September 21, 2018 The manufacturing sector is often regarded as the backbone of any economy, as it drives employment, creates know how and encapsulates a much wider network of ancillary suppliers. Being the ‘Hub of the Pacific,’ Fiji is also a strategic trans-shipment and re-export centre for cargo traded between the Pacific Island States. Trade Agreements…

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North Shore Indians plan Navaratri Festival next month

North Shore Indians plan Navaratri Festival next month

Venkat Raman Auckland, September 20, 2018 Aucklanders in general and residents of North Shore and beyond in particular, will have an opportunity to watch Navaratri celebrations and perhaps participate in the proceedings as a two-day festival gets ahead next month. North Shore Indian Association is organising the Festival at October 12 and October 13, 2018 at the North Shore Event…

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