Sindhis celebrate Cultural Day, honouring an ancient Civilisation

Supplied ContentAuckland, December 17, 2018Members of the Sindhi community in Auckland marked their Culture Day on Saturday, December 15, 2018.The event was organised by the ‘All Sindhi Association of New Zealand’ (ASAN) at Aotea Square on Queen Street.Manoj Rathi of the Association said that the ‘Sindh Cultural Day’ is being observed since 2009, “to protect the oldest ‘Sindhi Ajrak’ and…

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Murder angers, suppression outrages New Zealanders

Colin Peacock RNZ, December 17, 2018The news of Grace Millane’s murder prompted a flood of media coverage and comment last. A lot of it was devoted to the news media’s frustration over not being able to name the accused man.Not the first, unfortunatelyGrace Millane was not the first young woman from overseas cruelly killed during a holiday in New Zealand.…

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A week of unwelcome diversions for Phil Twyford

Brigette MortenRNZ, Auckland, December 17, 2018Public servants are generally not meant to be seen or heard. Their role is advising the Minister and let them take the credit and the responsibility.Unfortunately, for Phil Twyford, the past week has been about his head public servants hitting the headlines – distracting from what Mr Twyford actually wanted to say.Unknown rumblingsFirst came rumblings…

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World War 1 film strikes New Zealand-India bond

Wellington, December 16, 2018Former Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand has acknowledged the contributions of India in World War I, describing it as ‘the largest single contribution by any colonial country to the war effort.” “There were, it is said, some 1.5 million combatants and non-combatants involved. Of these more than 70,000 people were killed and over 80,000 people injured. India…

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Film pays tribute to World War I Indian soldiers

‘Farewell, My Indian Soldier’ screened in WellingtonWellington, December 16, 2018It was a moment of pride and gratitude as lawmakers and invited guests watched the premier of the movie, ‘Farewell, my Indian Soldier’ at Parliamentary Buildings in Wellington recently.It showed two Indian-Anzac soldiers, Ratan Chand Mehra who was killed in Europe in 19195 and Jagat Singh, who was injured in Gallipoli.Centenary…

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Global Finance donates toys to underprivileged children

Venkat Raman Auckland, December 16, 2018Leading Mortgage and Insurance Broker Global Finance donated toys to underprivileged children, enabling them to enjoy Christmas along with the rest of the communities.The Company’s Managing Director Ajay Kumar presented the toys at Humm FM 106.2 Radio Station during its ‘Xmas for Kids 55-Hour Radiothon 2018’ Programme last week.The Auckland based Radio Station conducts the…

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Sudima performs a hat-trick in environmental excellence

Rotorua Hotel becomes the third to get carboNZero CertificateEdited Supplied ContentAuckland, December 16, 2018New Zealand hotel chain Sudima Hotels has received carboNZero Certification for its Rotorua property.The Certificate, made effective from October 19, 2018, makes it the third hotel in New Zealand, after Sudima Auckland Airport and Sudima Christchurch. To date, Sudima is the only brand to receive the Certificate…

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Satellite Company signs pact with Indian telecom provider

Edited Sourced Content Israel, December 16, 2018Sky and Space Global Limited (SAS), a satellite company with European and Israeli centres of Aerospace, Satellite and Software Industry Experts, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Globe Teleservices (GTS), an Indian telecom services company to provide international services in the sector.The MoU is reported to be a ‘Binding Reseller Agreement,’ to…

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