Modi speaks to the ‘Mini World of Indian lawmakers’ in Delhi

First PIO Parliamentary Conference marks a new dimension Venkat Raman The Indian government took its ‘closer engagement with the Indian Diaspora’ to a new level on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 with the inauguration of a Conference with Parliamentarians of Indian origin from various parts of the world. An External Affairs Ministry initiative, primarily that of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj,…

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Content Partnership with Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand (RNZ) and Indian Newslink have announced a ‘Content-Sharing Partnership’ with effect from January 8, 2018. Indian Newslink publishes a fortnightly newspaper with a readership of more than 65,000, making it the most-read Indian newspaper in New Zealand. It also runs several news websites such as http://www.indiannewslink.co.nz, and is prominent in organising a number of awards for the…

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Labour should set right the immigration regime

But it runs the risk of inept and heartless bureaucracy Alastair McClymont Almost everyone I speak to says the same thing: “Immigration will be harder under the Labour Government.” This is not only migrants but also large employers. The common perception is that immigration numbers will reduce. But what can we expect and more importantly, what do we need to…

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Grace and charm endear Jacinda at our Awards Ceremony

The Prime Minister dazzles in Saree and Bindi Ravi Nyayapati The Jacindamania tidal wave swept the Indian business community on Monday night (November 27, 2017), when the world’s youngest female head of government attended the prestigious Tenth Annual Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards Ceremony held at Auckland’s SkyCity Convention Centre. It was her first appearance in an Indian community event…

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Export Education sector gets spring cleaning

Measures include increased vigilance, ending exploitation Venkat Raman The new Labour-led government is on the threshold of reintroducing the value-added, no-nonsense export promotion system that would ensure the rights of international students and end their exploitation by New Zealand employers. Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has said that New Zealand’s export promotion system should be based on providing quality education, not…

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Researchers welcome funding for gifted children

Venkat Raman The new Labour Government’s announcement that it will restore funding for gifted education will have a positive impact on the functioning of schools, Massey University researchers have said. Gifted Learning Expert Associate Professor Tracy Riley said that the previous government had stopped funding for specialist programmes such as Talent Development Initiatives, which proved effective in meeting holistic student…

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