Book Club to promote Tamil literature, language and culture

Venkat Raman Auckland, April 8, 2021 An organisation called, the ‘New Zealand Tamil Book Club’ has been launched to promote Tamil literature, language and culture among the Tamil-speaking population in New Zealand. Free Service An initiative of Christchurch based Jeyamohan and his friends, the New Zealand Tamil Book Club will serve those interested throughout the country. “The New Zealand Tamil…

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New Zealand orders temporary suspension of flights from India

Rising number of cases prompts action until April 28, 2021 Venkat Raman April 8, 2021 The New Zealand government took an unusual step of suspending – albeit temporarily – all flights to and from India following increasing number of arriving passengers tested Covid-19 positive over the past week. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that the suspension will come into effect…

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Professional advice is great but decision rests with government

And it is time to open the Pacific Bubble  Dr Ashley Bloomfield: Professional Advice and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: Ultimate Responsibility (Newshub Photo) At last! After ten months working on the issue, New Zealand’s Director-General of Health has graciously decided that Australia is now a sufficiently low-risk Covid-19 country that “quarantine free travel is safe to commence” between the two…

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SVG Indians keen to unite and engage with motherland

St Vincent in the Caribbean has a population of approximately 111,000 persons, consisting mainly of persons of African descent. There are small numbers of mixed persons of Carib and African origin, Europeans and East Indians (called Indians). First Diaspora Conference There are 6660 persons of Indian origin, accounting for 6% of the total population. Although Indians in St Vincent are…

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Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan diagnosed with Cervical Cancer

Sourced Content Wellington, April 6, 2021 Conservation and Emergency Management Minister and East Coast Labour MP Kiritapu Allan has revealed that she has been diagnosed with stage three cervical cancer. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that she was gutted by the news after Allan’s public announcement sparked an outpouring of support from her Party colleagues. Her comments were echoed by…

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Youngsters invited to join Koti Vishnu Nama chanting

Marathon Ten million recitation and Seetha Kalyanam from April 23-25, 2021 Venkat Raman Auckland, April 5, 2021 Organisers of the ‘Koti Vishnu Nama Parayanam’ (or chanting the Name of Lord Vishnu one crore-ten million times) have invited young people to join the Group at the three-day religious programme in Auckland during the ANZAC weekend. While they would be welcome to…

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