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India’s largest lit fest ends on a high

The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, advertised as the world’s largest free literary festival, attracted 2,45,000 footfalls over the five days ending 25 January – the highest ever in the festival’s eight-year history. The over-crowded festival compromised the quality of experience for many visitors who had to either share crowded standing space, or be disappointed as gates […]

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Top 3 reasons to give up citizenship

Many people around the world give up their citizenship for various reasons. Let’s look at the top reasons for giving up your citizenship and taking up citizenship of another country. This article is not about a particular country’s citizenship such as US citizenship or UK, Canada, Australia, Germany, France or Singapore. In this article, we […]

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10 best NZ companies to work for

Overland Footwear is the best company to work for in New Zealand. IBM Kenexa Best Workplaces in New Zealand survey reviewed 243 companies in New Zealand. Overland was the overall winner as well as winner in the Large Companies category (those employing 400 to 749 staff) in 2013. This was the second year in a […]

NRI tax on property income in India

Is NRI income from Indian assets taxable?

Mohit has a three-bedroom apartment in Noida which is rented out for Rs 35,000 a month. He also has a share in agriculture land that was once owned by his father and uncles. He gets income from the land too. The rental income from the flat and from land is deposited in Mohit’s bank account […]

Policy should encourage migration

As New Zealand gets ready for the next election in a few weeks, it is no surprise that discussion around immigration is warming up, and enticing comments against ethnic communities are used to get political mileage, in an attempt to ride the xenophobia wave. Labour says its immigration policy will target people who can make […]

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Less-known NZ job websites to visit

Most job seekers are already aware of Seek, and Trade Me Jobs – two of the most popular websites to visit if you are looking for a job in New Zealand. Both these websites publish thousands of jobs every week – and most New Zealand employers advertise on these sites by default. However, many niche […]

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Which is the world’s most useful passport? Not NZ

Want to know which country’s passport gives you visa-free entry to most countries around the world? Read on. For people who love to travel (who doesn’t?), having a passport that qualifies for visa-free entry to popular tourist destinations comes very handy. In fact, that is the main reason why most people seek a foreign passport […]

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Lawyer found guilty of immigration fraud

A former New Zealand lawyer  has been found guilty of 93 immigration-related charges at Auckland District Court. Albany-based Richard James Martin is found guilty of forgery, giving false or misleading information to an immigration officer, and providing immigration advice without immigration license or exemption for license. Between May 2009 and September 2010, the 49-year-old: provided […]

Conference to discuss migrant voting in NZ

Discussing ways of encouraging ethnic communities to vote in the upcoming elections is one of matters on the agenda for an ethnic conference in Wellington this weekend. The annual general meeting of Multicultural New Zealand, the Federation of Multicultural Councils, will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Also on the agenda is a panel of political party […]

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India’s zest for fair skin creates odd jobs for white girls

Morgan Kane is not her real name. When she decided to share her story online, she chose a pen name. As many white girls working in India do – change their name for work. I am not referring to shady or hanky-panky work – though some of the work borders in that area. I am […]

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How many deaths before drug laws tightened?

Arun Kumar migrated to New Zealand from Fiji for a ‘safer’ future for him and his family. The morning of Tuesday 10 June 2014 turned out to be his last day in the country that he chose to bring up his children in. At about 7am, two young boys, aged 12 and 13, entered his […]

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No English? No problem: App To Improve Doctor-Patient dialogue

A New Zealand clinician has developed a mobile app to improve communication between patients with limited English skills, and their medical staff. The iOS app could be downloaded by hospital staff on their iPad and used to either ask questions, or explain treatment to patients. Similarly, patients can use the app to communicate with their […]

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Can you save $2550 by carpooling?

The week beginning 9 June marks Kiwi Carpooling Week in New Zealand, and Auckland Transport wants to encourage drivers to consider car-pooling as an environment-friendly gesture which also saves money. I asked Auckland Transport – does carpooling really save money? Do they have any numbers to support the claim? Auckland Transport believes carpooling helps us […]

How to spot immigration scams

New Zealand is a country of dreams for many poor families in rural India, who see the Land of Long White Cloud as their escape destination from years of toil and turmoil. In their desperation, these migrants are willing to go to any length to secure a visa to New Zealand, a visa to their […]

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New laws for dispersing ashes in NZ concerning

The religious Indian practice of scattering the ashes of a loved one after cremation may become costlier to follow in Auckland — New Zealand’s largest city and home to the largest group of Indians in the country. Auckland Council is considering a by-law which, if approved, will require family members to: seek council permission before […]

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WhiteGirlAsTable

India’s zest for fair skin creates odd jobs for white girls

Morgan Kane is not her real name. When she decided to share her story online, she chose a pen name. As many white girls working in India do – change their name for work. I am not referring to shady or hanky-panky work – though some of the work borders in that area. I am […]

Too many car crashes? Blame Asian tourists

New Zealand media’s blame game seems to have one target for all problems – from rising house prices to job shortages, and the latest in the list is – road accidents. House prices going up? Those Asians are buying expensive houses. (Don’t ask me why North Shore, with predominantly European population, has some of the […]

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Can you save $2550 by carpooling?

The week beginning 9 June marks Kiwi Carpooling Week in New Zealand, and Auckland Transport wants to encourage drivers to consider car-pooling as an environment-friendly gesture which also saves money. I asked Auckland Transport – does carpooling really save money? Do they have any numbers to support the claim? Auckland Transport believes carpooling helps us […]

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  • Bread makers to stop using harmful additives - The Hindu
    The Indian ExpressBread makers to stop using harmful additivesThe HinduThe All India Bread Manufacturers' Association on Thursday said it had decided to voluntarily stop using potassium bromate and potassium iodate as additives in bread from Friday. Safer alternatives such as ascorbic acid, enzymes and emulsifiers will be ...After cancer scare, bread makers not to use potassium […]
  • 5 dead, over 100 hurt in Mumbai factory blast - The Hindu
    The Hindu5 dead, over 100 hurt in Mumbai factory blastThe HinduFive persons died and more than 100 were injured after an explosion resulted in a fire in a chemical factory in the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation area in Thane district, on Thursday. Probe initiated. According to the police, the ...Five killed as boiler bursts in […]
  • Govt did not oppose return of Italian marine - The Indian Express
    The Indian ExpressGovt did not oppose return of Italian marineThe Indian ExpressThe marines, who were on board ship 'Enrica Lexie', are accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the Kerala coast on February 15, 2012. By: Express News Service New Delhi Updated: May 27, 2016, 2:48 ...SC allows Italian marine to go homeThe HinduSC allows second […]
  • It's UP 2017 between the lines of PM Modi's rally - The Indian Express
    The Indian ExpressIt's UP 2017 between the lines of PM Modi's rallyThe Indian ExpressCalling himself a “UP wala,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi showcased two years of his government at the Centre at a massive rally here today which, in effect, became a launchpad for the BJP's campaign for the crucial Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections ...'UP […]
  • Nirbhaya Fund only lip service if it remains unused: Supreme Court - Hindustan Times
    Daily News & AnalysisNirbhaya Fund only lip service if it remains unused: Supreme CourtHindustan TimesThe Supreme Court was hearing a batch of petitions filed during 2012-13 after the December 16 gangrape in Delhi in 2012 demanding measure for safety and security of women. As Rs 2000 crore Nirbhaya Fund remains unutilised, the Supreme Court on ...Make […]

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