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MELBOURNE: A Sikh family in Australia today won a legal battle against a Christian school which refused to enrol their five-year-old son because of his turban. Sidhak Singh Arora was due to start preparatory classes at Melton Christian College (MCC) in Melbourne’s north-west this year. But his ‘patka’ did not comply with the school’s uniform …

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SYDNEY: The Australian government has opened applications for the latest funding round of the Festivals Australia program. The program provides funding to support individual art projects at festivals or significant one-off community events, such as a town’s centenary celebration or opening of a new major community resource. The program supports projects in regional and remote …

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CHANDIGARH: A 66-year-old Chandigarh-based man, who was visiting his son in Australia, was killed in a road accident in Perth on Tuesday. Gurjit Singh was travelling with is elder brother Daljit Singh, 69, and nephew Guneet Singh, 22, when the vehicle, Toyota Camry, they were travelling in, was crushed between two trucks in south of …

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SYDNEY: International travellers into and out of Australia have been reminded of the need to declare any cash they are carrying in excess of AUD $10,000 or more, to help make travel at airports smoother. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Border Force (ABF) are continuing to observe international travellers with undeclared currency …

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MELBOURNE: For the seventh straight year the Victorian capital has been named The Economist’s world’s most liveable city, as reported by the Australian mainstream media. The Australian hub and the NSW’s main city Sydney is nowhere in the list of top 10. Australia’s cultural capital Melbourne, which is also known for its coffee culture and …

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By Sneha Agrawal If the alleged stalking incident involving a Haryana BJP MLA’s son makes your blood boil, here is a case that could scare you out of your wits. A 38-year-old woman has filed a complaint of stalking, extortion and sexual assault against a former senior colleague, who she claims not only assaulted her …

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Indian Correspondent AUSTRALIA: Indians have become the second highest number of migrants living in Australia at 1,63,000 since 2011, next only to people of Chinese origin, according to the latest census data, says the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). According to official data, the Census-2016 recorded new migrants from India at 163,000 since 2011, emerging …

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SYDNEY: The Uber ride-sharing is going to be little expensive from June 9, as the operator, following a meeting with driver-partners, has decided to increase minimum fares in all the major cities across Australia. There is also a proposal of levying additional 55 cent per passenger fee. The mainstream media reported on Monday. As the …

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SYDNEY: Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 15-year-old Mill Park girl Susheetha Ruthravaganan. Susheetha was last seen in attending a soccer match at Findon Reserve in Crampton Crescent, Mill Park about 6.50pm on Thursday 20 April. Police and family have concerns for her welfare due to her age and the length …

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MELBOURNE: A 25-year-old Indian taxi driver in Australia was knocked unconscious by two passengers, including a woman, who yelled racial slurs at him, a media report said today. Pardeep Singh, studying hospitality, was beaten up at the Sandy Bay McDonald’s drive-through in the island state of Tasmania. He asked his woman passenger to step outside …

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