World Cancer Day. Feb. 4: Paan & Betel Nut chewing can lead to oral cancer: Aussie dentists

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 3 February 2020: Many of you like having ‘Paan’ (betel quid) or ‘Supari’ (Betel Nut) after food or otherwise. Practiced by 600 million people worldwide as a breath freshener, appetite suppressant and to induce euphoria in users from a range of countries including India, Sri […]

18,000 ‘Illegal’ Indians (Punjabis) in Italy’s Latina area’s agriculture sector face exploitation with low wages

Photo- SikhNet By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 2 February 2020: Lakhs of people from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh work as laborers in Punjab, and lakhs of Punjabis continue to migrate to other countries the world over to work often at low wages. A story ‘Clandestine employment of Indians in Italy’ […]

Artificial intelligence to fast-track urgent care to cardiac arrests sufferers

MELBOURNE, 2 February 2020: Victorian triple zero (000) call takers will soon be making life-saving decisions using revolutionary artificial intelligence technology to fast-track urgent care to people suffering from cardiac arrests. Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos today announced that Ambulance Victoria would receive $1.71 million from the Andrews Labor Government’s […]

VMC: Racism against people of Chinese heritage related to Coronavirus unacceptable

By SAT News Desk MELBOURNE, 31 January 2020: The Victorian Multicultural Commission (VMC) has expressed grave concern over “the emergence of racism overseas, and now here in Australia, in response to the Coronavirus”. In a strongly-worded statement received by South Asia Times (SAT) by email, the VMC says, “It is […]

Coronavirus: Why China’s strategy to contain the virus might work

Wuhan City has a population of over 11 million. Credit: Tauno Tõhk/CC by 2.0 By Fei Chen Jan 30, 2020 (IPS) – On January 23, the authorities of Wuhan City, China, sealed off the motorways and shut down all public transport to stop the coronavirus outbreak from spreading. Shortly afterward, […]