Controversy rages over new Indian Citizenship Bill

Controversy rages over new Indian Citizenship Bill

Venkat Raman Violence, rallies, burning of vehicles, protest marches and a postponed Summit with Japan are among the aftermath of new controversial legislation passed by the two houses of Parliament and ratified by the President in India last week. The international press has criticised The Citizens (Amendment) Bill 2019 as ‘an insult to India’s 200 million Muslims’ as the new…

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Christmas is a time to give, love and promote goodwill and understanding. In the Western world including New Zealand, it is the beginning of the holiday season. Millions of New Zealanders, irrespective of their otherwise religious and social beliefs, would mark the occasion with gaiety and fun. We offer our choicest greetings to our advertisers, readers, contributors and well-wishers and…

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Government creates Culturally Arranged Visitor Visa

Government creates Culturally Arranged Visitor Visa

Venkat Raman The government has set up a new category called ‘Culturally Arranged Visitor Visa’ to cater to people who subscribe to arranged marriages conducted overseas. An additional complement of 177 staff have been recruited since June this year to help with visa processing and reduce delays. Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway told Indian Newslink this evening that the new Category…

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Ministry apologies over Car Tax submissions

Jo Moir The Transport Ministry says that legitimate submissions opposing the Car Tax-Rebate Scheme were wrongly disregarded as spam. National Party Leader Simon Bridges has accused Associate Transport Minister Julie-Anne Genter of gagging people opposed to the Scheme. The Ministry is assuring those who have made submissions through the National Party that their views will inform its advice to Associate…

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Leaders greet Business Awards Sponsors

Leaders greet Business Awards Sponsors

Venkat Raman Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Ethnic Communities Minister Jenny Salesa, Social Development Minister and Opposition Leader Simon Bridges, have greeted the Sponsors of the Twelfth Annual Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards. Their video messages were viewed at the Sponsors Dinner held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Pullman Hotel in Auckland. Thanking Sponsors for their continued support, they said,…

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