New Zealand
TO ARM OR NOT TO ARM
Following the ACT party proposal to arm retailers with weapons, to safeguard themselves from the recent spate of robberies, Indian Weekender spoke to 10 retailers from within the Kiwi-Indian community for their opinion on this issue.
……And then there were three Photo Gallery
Kanwaljeet Singh Bakshi and Dr Parmjeet Parmar from National Party and Mahesh Bindra from New Zealand First Party tasted the victory in the general elections 2014. This will lead to a better and larger representation of the Indian community.
The final countdown for Kiwi smokers
There are just few hours left until many smokers stubb out their cigarettes for the last time and embark on Stoptober – New Zealand’s first national quit-smoking month.

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Australia
Look poor to avoid attack – Australian cop's advice to Indians
Also, foreign students should try not to live in Melbourne's poorer suburbs top cop says

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    Business 
    Building up trust in Banking
    BNZ merged Migrant Banking and Asian teams into one to enable the team to seamlessly help customers who are already living in New Zealand, as well as those who are planning on immigration in the future.
    A bright light of hope for small ethnic businesses
    Now small ethnic businesses from different cultures and ethnicities can accelerate themselves by getting an expert advice from successful businesses in New Zealand.
    Building up trust in Banking
    BNZ merged Migrant Banking and Asian teams into one to enable the team to seamlessly help customers who are already living in New Zealand, as well as those who are planning on immigration in the future.

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    Global Indians 
    18-year-old British Indian hailed as brainiest student in Britain
    An 18-year-old British Indian boy has become Britain's brightest student after getting perfect fives in all major subjects with 100 percent score, a media report said.
    India-born author brings Ghalib's treasure to Americans
    India-born author Surinder Deol has penned a new English translation of Mirza Ghalib's works to bring the famous Urdu poet to North Americans as also those South Asians who have lost touch with their native languages.
    Indian scientist Kamal Bawa gets Midori Prize in Biodiversity
    Indian scientist Kamal Bawa, a distinguished professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, has won the 2014 Midori Prize in Biodiversity for his research, including in climate change in the Himalayas.

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    India 
    India, Japan vow to build special strategic ties
    In what could worry China, India and Japan pledged to develop "closer and strategic partnership" as Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared on the path-breaking visit that relations with Tokyo were "the highest priority for my government".
    We have adequate numbers in the Rajya Sabha: Ghulam Nabi Azad
    Ghulam Nabi Azad, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, has said the Congress will oppose any move by the Narendra Modi government to push "dictatorial" bills in the Rajya Sabha.
    Kem cho, Obama asks Modi
    "Kem Cho," said US President Barack Obama as he greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "The 'Kem cho' moment. Prez @BarackObama greets PM @narendramodi at doorstep of the White House," tweeted Indian external affairs ministry.

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    Fiji 
    Pride of Australia hero
    A former Fiji citizen has been nominated for the Pride of Australia medal award for saving the life of a neurologist who was involved in a brutal hospital stabbing in Australia on February 18 this year.
    NFP names candidates to general election
    The National Federation Party has become the first registered political party to formally announce its first batch of candidates to contest the September general elections.
    FijiFirst set form new govt
    With votes from more than 70 per cent of polling stations counted, Bainimarama’s Fiji First party was winning 60 per cent of the vote.

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    Issues 
    The Essence of Fasting

    Fasting is a bounty, grace and gift of Allah Ta’ala to His slave. It has not been made obligatory for going without meals. It has been enjoined upon those who have faith so that they can attain the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala and become pious.

    The Essence of Fasting
    Fasting is a bounty, grace and gift of Allah Ta’ala to His slave. It has not been made obligatory for going without meals. It has been enjoined upon those who have faith so that they can attain the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala and become pious.

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    Profile 
    Politics runs in my blood: Priyanca Radhakrishnan

    Priyanca Radhakrishnan, the newcomer in the Labour Party’s list for elections has been ranked No. 23 in the list. She might be a new hope for Indian Communities, for raising their concerns in Parliament but only after the party polls 31.6% or more.

    Politics runs in my blood: Priyanca Radhakrishnan
    Priyanca Radhakrishnan, the newcomer in the Labour Party’s list for elections has been ranked No. 23 in the list. She might be a new hope for Indian Communities, for raising their concerns in Parliament but only after the party polls 31.6% or more.

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    Support for university's porn ban
    Early taste of summer down south
    Turia 'beaten wives' speech angers
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