Photo Contest opens the door wide open for talent

Photo Contest opens the door wide open for talent

Supplied Content The Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) has concluded the October edition of the Instagram Photo Contest themed ‘Doors.’ Five winners were declared winners in the competition, which received submissions under the hashtag #HIPAContest_Doors. They winners were from Saudi Arabia, Oman, Turkey and India. October’s ‘People’s Choice Award’ winner will receive a brand…

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Hundred years on, the memory of a massacre lingers

Hundred years on, the memory of a massacre lingers

The Jallianwala Bagh Exhibition in Wellington Sunita Kaur Musa Jallianwala Bagh Massacre Photo Exhibition, curated by the Partition Museum of Amritsar, India was held at Saint Peters Church, Wellington from November 21 to November 28, 2019. Organised by Ekta New Zealand, the Exhibition was inaugurated by Chief Government Whip Michael Wood with India’s High Commissioner Muktesh Pardeshi on November 21,…

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New Zealand Parliament witnesses Annakut

New Zealand Parliament witnesses Annakut

Raghavan Rengachariar Diwali and Annakut Festivals were hosted in New Zealand Parliament on November 5, 2019 by BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Sanstha, Auckland. Among the guests were Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway, Ethnic Communities Minister Jenny Salesa, Members of Parliament Michael Wood, Priyanca Radhakrishnan, Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi and Indian High Commissioner Muktesh Pardeshi. Diwali and Annakut festival celebrates the triumph of good…

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House of Lords mark Ayurveda Day in London

Supplied Content The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Indian Traditional Sciences celebrated Ayurveda Day 2019 at a packed meeting in Houses of Lords on November 5, 2019. Among those present were the Baroness Uddin, Sri Lankan High Commissioner Manisha Gunasekera, Indian High Commission Coordination Minister Manmeet Singh Minister and Counsellor Yamuna S V. Baroness Uddin exalted the glory of longevity…

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Dunedin Convenience Store director fined for law breach

Supplied Content The Employment Relations Authority (ERA) has ordered Satyam Limited, which was operating a convenience store in Dunedin, to pay $18,000 in penalties, and its director, Sunilkumar Dalpatbhai Mistry, to personally pay a further $9000 in penalties for negligent record-keeping and holiday pay breaches. The penalties are in addition to $3000 of infringement fees paid earlier for record-keeping failures…

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The tragedy of Jallianwala Bagh at Wellington Exhibition

Ekta New Zealand will host Amritsar’s Partition Museum Exhibition: ‘Punjab Under Siege: The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre’ in Wellington from November 21 to November 29, 2019. In this second and concluding part, the Organisation examines the events leading up to the Massacre and why the story is being told once again a hundred years later. The East India Company The British…

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Waitakere Diwali brings the talent of the new generation

Waitakere Diwali brings the talent of the new generation

Thakur Ranjit Singh Waitakere Indian Association (WIA) was initiated and brought into being by a few third- generation Fiji Indians, descendants of Girmityas in Waitakere, West Auckland in 2000. Nineteen years on, the Association continues to be torchbearer of the community, celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Lights, year after year, in the spirit of family bond. This year’s event was…

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