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Mahesh Bindra, first Indian MP from New Zealand First, was sworn in as Member of Parliament today. It was a proud moment for every Kiwi-Indian, as he held the Hindu scripture ‘The Gita’ in his hands while swearing in.
For the first time, the Bharatiya Janata Party got a clear mandate in Haryana, winning 47 seats in the 90-member assembly with a 33.2 percent vote share.
To those who make scifi TV shows/movies- this is what real scientists, who have just launched a Mars mission, look like.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) Sunday announced its decision to jointly award the audio-visual rights for ICC events from 2015 to 2023 to Star India and Star Middle East for an undisclosed fee.
Prime Minister John Key has welcomed New Zealand securing a place on the United Nations Security Council for the 2015-16 term.
On Thursday, 09 October 2014 New Zealand School of Education (NZSE) held their graduation ceremony at the Dorothy Winston Centre in Auckland Girls Grammar.
The BJP was within striking distance of power in both Haryana and Maharashtra, exit polls said Wednesday at the end of keenly fought assembly elections that pitted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party against all key players in the two states.
A 10-day celebration of Indian culture began last week at Massey’s Albany campus with the launch of an exhibition of rare photos of Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
Would you prefer one big Diwali celebration that everybody attends? Or would you rather have one festival for each region – central, south, west and north – for Kiwi-Indians residing in distant suburbs?
India Thursday moved closer towards having its own satellite navigation system as it successfully launched a satellite with its rocket in a copy book style.
Cyclonic storm Hudhud hit the Andhra Pradesh coast in India Sunday, triggering heavy rains and strong gales, which wrecked havoc in the state's coastal region causing four causalities.
Canada's new High Commissioner to India Nadir Patel is an Indo-Canadian, one who was born in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's state of Gujarat and speaks Gujarati at home.
The Indian community dressed in traditional attire, with classic Bollywood songs playing in the background, gathered in Auckland Central to welcome the festival of lights. The occasion was the Diwali ATM launch by ANZ Bank.
Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi Friday shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Pakistani teenager Malala Yousufzai who stood up to the Taliban and survived a near-fatal shooting.
The Immigration New Zealand employee, in a letter raising concerns about an applicant’s visa application stated that “New Zealand citizens/residents are unlikely to listen to an Indian Radio Station”.
Modi’s charisma has grown into a tidal wave. The world gazes in awe as the Prime Minister of India unravels his genius every day. In celebration of this legendary man, Indian Weekender brings you this special feature on Modi
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s launch of the ‘Make in India’ campaign was telecast live in Auckland. We asked some of the leading business professionals who attended the event to comment on the initiative
The victory of truth over evil was revisited with the Dussehra celebrations. In spite of unfavourable weather conditions, the Indian community witnessed the first-ever Raavana dahan in Auckland on 4th October.
Ten-day long excitement and festivity of Navratri ended on a high with Mata ki Chowki, Garba and Bhangra at Shri Shirdi Saibaba Sansthan in Auckland. This Navratri witnessed big gatherings throughout the 10 days of the festival.

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