Strong government contributes to stability and growth

Strong government contributes to stability and growth

Venkat Raman More than a billion people in India and at least 30 million people of Indian origin constituting the Indian Diaspora across the Continents will mark the 73rd Independence Day of their Motherland today (August 15, 2019) and celebrate the 72nd Anniversary of their freedom from Britain on this day in 1947. While the country has earned an exclusive…

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Indian Association (Manukau) supports move on Kashmir

Veer Khar India’s Home Minister Amit Shah introduced two statutory resolutions in the Upper House of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) on August 5, 2019. The first was to recommend that President Ram Nath Kovind issues a notification rendering Article 370 of the Indian Constitution inoperative. The second was to accept the ‘Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill.’ According to Article 370, Jammu…

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Papatoetoe in South Auckland emerges as Little India

Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi Indians started to migrate to New Zealand from 1880. From being land tillers who turned infertile and barren lands of Waikato and King Country to fertile Kiwifruit, Passionfruit and dairy farms to being of the ethnic group whose language Hindi is now the fourth most spoken in the country, Kiwi Indians have come a long way. According…

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Culture and Cuisine embellish life in Mount Roskill

Michael Wood On the occasion of the 72nd  Anniversary of Indian Independence, I want to acknowledge the Indian community of my electorate Mount Roskill and the huge contribution that the community makes socially, economically, and culturally. The Indian community is the second largest ethnic community in New Zealand, recorded at 174,000 at the 2014 census and considerably larger now. Editor’s…

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Fruits of Success come from the roots of ancestry

Fruits of Success come from the roots of ancestry

Priyanca Radhakrishnan India has the largest Diaspora population in the world, with more than 13 million Indians living outside the country and 17 million people of Indian origin spread across 146 countries. A few months after I entered Parliament, I attended a Conference organised by the Indian government that brought together Parliamentarians and Mayors of Indian origin from around the…

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