Young Sikh sets exemplary example

Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi Harmanpreet Singh, a 22-year old student living in Auckland, recently received international recognition for his efforts. He was inside his house when Daejon Pahia, a five-year old boy was hit by a car while on his way to School. Harmanpreet removed his turban and placed it under the boy’s head to avoid further bleeding. Sikh Philosophy He…

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Larger role for women in Corporate Governance

Venkat Raman –  Despite their proven experience in management and corporate leadership, the role of women in governance is still not properly recognised and rewarded an expert has said. According to Launa Inman, Director, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and former Chief Executive of Australian retail giant ‘Billabong’ and Managing Director of ‘Target,’ while many women are in leadership teams of…

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Tremor trauma hits students here

Kamil Lakshman –  Nepal is the latest victim to succumb to a massive natural disaster. A beautiful country, which I had planned to visit, is facing a crisis. The earthquake that shook the Himalayan nation on April 25, 2015 had, at press time, killed more than 7000 people. Many human lives have gone, and thousands are injured, become homeless and…

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Unions zero in on retailers next

Mike Booker –  Fresh from their zero hours contract win with fast food chain McDonald’s, unions are warning that they have retailers in their sights. First Union General Secretary Robert Reid congratulated Unite Union on their win against zero hours contracts at McDonalds, but then turned his attention to the retail workers his union represents. “The issues of insecure work…

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Lecture pays tribute to inspiring women leaders

Venkat Raman –  The increasing importance of women as ministers, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals has encouraged us to dedicate the Fifth Annual Indian Newslink Sir Anand Satyanand Lecture in their honour. Jan Dawson, Chairperson of Westpac Bank and Deputy Chairperson of Air New Zealand will be the Guest Speaker at this Lecture scheduled to be held on Monday, July…

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