Kate Lundy appointed Federal Multicultural Minister

By Neeraj Nanda Melbourne, 2 March: Prime Minister Julia Gillard has appointed Senator the Hon. Kate Lundy as the Minister for Sport, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation. With this the Julia government has elevated the status of department of Immigration & Citizenship to include […]

‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ to be filmed in Melbourne

BY our film reporter Melbourne: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s biopic on India’s greatest athlete Milkha Singh, ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ will be filmed in Melbourne. The makers of the film have joined hands with Tourism Victoria in an initiative to promote Melbourne to the Indian audience.Earlier, the entire ‘Salaam Namaste’ movie was […]

Vidya Balan to launch Victoria’s Indian Film Festival 2012 on May 11

By Neeraj Nanda Melbourne: Bollywood starlet Vidya Balan will launch the Indian Film Festival 2012, here on 11 May, 2012 at the Hoyts Melbourne Central. The program will include the screening of Vidhya Balan’s recent box office hit ‘The Dirty Picture’. ‘Ooh La La’ Vidya Balan is the brand Ambassador […]

Sri Lanka rattled by planned UN rights resolution

By Amantha Perera COLOMBO, Feb 29, 2012 (IPS) – Strung across the main road leading away from the international airport is a banner that has an intriguing message: ‘USA, Pls Do Not Support Terrorism’. Most of the other large billboards and banners on the same stretch are also directed at […]

Shane Warne welcomed to the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame

By our sports reporter Melbourne: Shane Warne joined cricket’s elite in the National Sports Museum at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) when he was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, during the Allan Border Medal presentation on 27th March evening. Warne becomes the 35th cricketer to receive the […]