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India remains on White House ‘major’ list on drug trade

New York: India continues to remain on the White House list of countries that are “major” transit points for or producer of illicit drugs. The annual list was released on Tuesday as US President Donald Trump prepared for a global campaign against drugs at the UN later in September. The 21 countries on it include Pakistan,

Five Indian-origin men in Singapore face slashing charge

Singapore City: Five Indian-origin men in Singapore were on Friday slapped with the charge of slashing another Indian-origin man and causing severe injuries. The accused — Sharvin Raj Suraj, Haresh Shanmuganathan, Arjun Retnavelu, Victor Alexander Arumugam and Dinesh Kumar Ruvy — were charged with one count of rioting with deadly weapons. They were accused of attacking


Melbourne Woolworths store to allow nude photo shoot

Melbourne: Supermarket chain Woolworths says US artist Spencer Tunick can use a car park on top of one of its Melbourne stores for a mass naked photo shoot, reversing an earlier decision. In April, Woolworths turned down Mr Tunick’s request to use the location in Prahran, saying it would be too disruptive on a Saturday. An


NGV’s Van Gogh hits record 420,000 visitors

Melbourne: The National Gallery of Victoria’s Van Gogh and the Seasons has welcomed more than 420,000 visitors, making it the most popular ticketed exhibition in the gallery’s 156 year history. Van Gogh and the Seasons tops the previous record holder, the NGV’s 2015/16 summer exhibition, Andy Warhol/Ai Weiwei which attracted 399,127 visitors, an official press

Patriotic moment at The Grange P-12 College

Patriotic moment at The Grange P-12 College, Callistemon campus

Melbourne: The 69th Indian Independence Day celebration in Melbourne was a moment of pride for many. At the Grange P-12 College, Callistemon campus, the Indian tri colour was hoisted at an event conducted on a grand scale with the support of Western Gujju Incorporation. Congregating in the spacious and inviting school campus hall, the Western


Kerala Hindu Society celebrates Ramayana recital at Craigieburn

Melbourne: The Kerala Hindu Society Melbourne (KHSM) celebrated the final day of Ramayana recitation this month at New bury Child and Community Center, Craigieburn. More than 50 families participated in the event. The uninterrupted recital of the Hindu epic is a tradition that is followed by Hindus all over the world. For centuries, it has

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A Bollywood bedazzled charity ball to help slum children in Bhopal

Melbourne: The magnificent Manningham Function Center was decked out in purple and fuschia décor with a star-lit ceiling reflecting on the glass walls to the flickering Doncaster lights. This provided a magic setting for a magic dance party. It was a night of Bollywood bedazzled charity ball organised to help a noble cause. All funds

An electrifying night of competitive dancing from high schools

An electrifying night of competitive dancing from high schools

Melbourne: it was an evening of great colour, energy and vibrancy at Suzanne Cory High School. The auditorium was packed and overflowing with audience eagerly waiting to watch the electrifying performances by over 85 students from various high schools from Melbourne. Footscray City College, Mac.Robertson Girls’ High School, Manor Lakes P12 College, SuzanneCory High School,


Teeyan Melbourne Diyancelebrated with fervour

Melbourne: For seven years in a row, Teeyan MelbourneDiyan has been keeping its date on the city’s cultural calender. This year too, the organisers overcame all the challenges to bring out a successful event with participation of over 1000 women of Punjabi background. Teeyan, the mother-daughter festival is celebrated every year in India withfull enthusiasm