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India offers special programme for youngsters Venkat Raman –  Young men and women of Indian origin (PIO) can benefit from a unique, new programme just launched by the Indian government as a part of its global dialogue with the Indian Diaspora. Called, the ‘Indian Fellows Programme (IFP), it forms a part of the ‘India Connect Initiative,’ promoted by the ‘Overseas…

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Community responsibility of Temples under focus

Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan to donate $12,000 to Starship Foundation Venkat Raman –  venkat@indiannewslink.co.nz Are Temples merely places of worship or are they centres for community welfare? Is social development a responsibility of those managing Hindu Temples? What should be done to ensure closer engagement with communities and how can those with time, talent and money be encouraged to participate…

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Fiery British lawmaker steals the thunder here

Ranjna Patel –  The New Year began with an inspirational and highly motivational vision for me. A chance meeting with author and journalist Farida Masters at the Eighth Annual Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards 2015 (held on November 23 at Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland) triggered a rollercoaster of thoughts on how we can benefit from the energy and…

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Errors take their toll on migrants

Kamil Lakshman – Immigration New Zealand (INZ) recently changed its working system to achieve consistency in decision-making, become more efficient, minimise errors, and reduce staff and branches. But none of these changes addressed the perennial problem of the mind-set of decision makers. As the number of applications rises and thousands of decisions are made, there is bound to be a…

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With this therapy, you could sleep like a baby

Dr Lora Wu –  Massey University’s Sleep/Wake Research Centre in Wellington is now providing group treatment for people with insomnia – a first in New Zealand. Insomnia is a common problem, with about 30% of Kiwis reporting they regularly have difficulty falling asleep and 25% affected by long-term insomnia. Now Massey wants to hear from people suffering from sleeplessness who…

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Study values community water fluoridation

Massey News – New research from Massey University shows that community water fluoridation remains cost-effective, despite an overall reduction in the average number of decayed teeth in both fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities. Updated observations Massey University Centre for Public Health Research Senior Analyst Caroline Fyfe and Professor Barry Borman wrote a Paper called, ‘A cost effectiveness analysis of community water…

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