Category: Community

Inaugural Celebration of Gudipadava & Ram Navmi Mahotsava in Melbourne

For the first time we are going to celebrate the Gudipadva and Sri Ram Navmi – Nav Ratri during 6 April to 14 April 2008 at the Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs. This celebration has been made possible by the support of Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC). A separate marquee […]

Indian student commits suicide in Melbourne

By Our Community Reporter Melbourne(February 16): An Indian student of Punjabi origin died today. The student, according to inquiries, committed suicide on Friday February 14 in the Western suburb of Footscray. The student whose name is being withheld by the police, is survived by his wife (in her early twenties) […]

Indian Student Fighting for Life in Melbourne

By our Community reporter Melbourne (16 February) : Nitin Nanda, 28 year old Indian overseas student (Australian Institute of Technology & Education) studying in Melbourne is fighting for his life in Alferd Hospital. While watching the India – Australia one day match at MCG on 10th February, 2008 fell down […]


Dear friends, As you all may have known that, three young Gujarati international students have perished in a massive house fire at West Footscray,(Victoria) in the early hours of Thursday the 3rd January 08. Two students are haling from Vadodara and one from Mehsana in Gujarat.A family of three (husband+wife+5year […]

BREAKING NEWS: Indian Visa, passport & OCI services privatised in Australia, service charge of $16.36 (plus GST) over regular fees

By Neeraj Nanda Melbourne: As expected now onwards (see dates) your Indian Visa, passport, OCI collection and delivery process will be handled by a private company – M/s VFS Services Australia Pty Ltd. The story was first broken by the South Asia Times print issue (Visa Privatization, December 2007, Page […]