Global photo contest completes seventh season

Supplied Content (Edited) Dubai, United Arab Emirates January 4, 2018 (HIPA) has concluded judging for its seventh season of competition, ‘The Moment.’ Eight judges presided over submissions in the competition’s four main categories, namely, ‘The Moment,’ ‘General,’ ‘Portfolio’ and ‘Time-lapse: Video.’ Submissions for the competition closed on at midnight (UAE Standard) on October 31, 2017. HIPA Secretary General Ali bin…

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Global photo contest completes seventh season

Supplied Content (Edited) Dubai, United Arab Emirates January 4, 2018 (HIPA) has concluded judging for its seventh season of competition, ‘The Moment.’ Eight judges presided over submissions in the competition’s four main categories, namely, ‘The Moment,’ ‘General,’ ‘Portfolio’ and ‘Time-lapse: Video.’ Submissions for the competition closed on at midnight (UAE Standard) on October 31, 2017. HIPA Secretary General Ali bin…

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Auckland Muthtamil Sangam plans Pongal celebrations

Venkat Raman Auckland, January 4, 2018 Auckland’s Muthamil Sangam, which marks its 17th Anniversary this year, is organising ‘Pongal Vizha’ (Pongal Festival) on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, located at 773, New North Road, Mt Albert. Muthamil Sangam Secretary Karthik Ramanathan said that the Programme, scheduled to commence at 530 pm, will include cultural items,…

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Mandatory Insurance Scheme for migrant workers from India

Venkat Raman Auckland, January 3, 2018 Citizens of India going overseas on work visas are covered under a special insurance scheme called, ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Bima Yojana.’ The Indian government has made it mandatory for all migrant workers going overseas to be insured under this Scheme, a revised version of which was published by the External Affairs Ministry on December 20,…

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Parliamentarians of Indian Origin meet in Delhi next week

Venkat Raman Auckland, January 3, 2018 Three Parliamentarians of Indian origin and a Mayor will be among the New Zealand delegates attending the first ‘Person of Indian Origin Parliamentary Conference’ on January 9 and 10, 2018 at New Delhi. New Zealand Delegates A Press Note issued by the Indian High Commission earlier today said that Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Dr Parmjeet…

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