Prostate Cancer lecture for the community on Saturday, 11th April, 2015

25th March, 2015

Sydney, NSW

A lecture on Prostate Cancer for the community has been organised on Saturday, 11th April, 2015.

Prostate Cancer is a silent killer and a BIG problem for men. Prof Khadra is a renowned authority on this topic and a great speaker.

Details of this FREE event are in the Flyer.

Please join and learn. RSVP essential.

Prostate Cancer FLYER

Dr Yadu Singh

President, Indian Australian Association of NSW Inc (INDAUS Inc)

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An evening with Cricketing legends Brian Lara & Glenn McGrath

23rd March, 2015

Sydney, NSW

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) organised an evening on 23rd March 2015 at Novotel Hotel, Parramatta, NSW for a select group of community members, which gave them an opportunity to interact with Cricketing legends, Brian Lara and Glenn McGrath.

After a meet and mingle for about 45 minutes, where drinks and finger food were served, the interaction in the form of Q+A started. At the outset, a brief description of their background was read out. Both legends were asked questions about Cricket, predictions for the winner between India and Australia on 26th March and who is the tallest and shortest cricketer. Someone also asked whether they were ever approached by Bookies and whether they were ever stopped by Cops for speeding etc. I asked Glenn about his highest score, which, to my surprised, was 61. Glenn described how and when he scored these runs, painting a picture of his own disbelief  and disbelief even among his team mates. They also gave their views about three forms of Cricket and felt that T20 variety has made the game very popular and brought many spectators.

They answered the questions with a great sense of humour and self-depreciation.

Brian Lara even wondered about the name of Lara Datta if she married him. People laughed with the name “Lara Lara”. It was all in fun.

Brian Lara felt that India have been playing very well during the ICC World Cup matches and their poor results in January will be of no consequences. He felt India would win the Semi-final against Australia on 26th March. Not surprisingly, Glenn felt that it is Australia which will win on 26th March.

It was an enjoyable evening, with plenty of selfies which people had with both legends. Legends definitely knew how to entertain people.

Thank you, Kavita Shukla (CBA Manager, Migrants’ Banking) and CBA as an institution for providing this great opportunity to meet and interact with these two Cricketing legends.

Yadu Singh/Sydney/24th March, 2015

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Sad and shocked with brutal murder of Ms Prabha Arun Kumar in Westmead, NSW

Press release:

9th March, 2015

Indian Australian community is sad & shocked with the brutal murder of Indian IT professional, Ms Prabha Arun Kumar in Sydney, NSW.

Ms Kumar was stabbed to death in a lane way connecting Park Parade, Parramatta and Amos Street, Westmead, NSW at 9.30 PM on Saturday, 7th March, 2015. At the time of the attack, she was on phone with her husband in India.

She was from Bangalore, India and was on work visa, working for a software company in Sydney. She was due to return to India next month. She is survived by her husband and a 9 year old daughter.

Prabha Arun Kumar It is a tragic and heart-breaking news. Our heart goes out to her family, especially her husband and daughter.

We know that NSW Police is investigating this crime to find the culprits, responsible for this heinous crime. We want them to keep our community in the information loop, as there is massive concern and grief in the community.

We ask local Police, Parramatta Council and Parramatta Park Trust to do an urgent review of the area to figure out and fix the security black-spots in that area. Lightening and CCTV facilities should be installed and improved if that is what needs to be done to improve safety and security of people in the area.

We ask Premier Mike Baird and NSW Labor’s leader, Luke Foley, to outline their plans for crime control and for safety and security in the area specifically, and Western Sydney generally.

We also urge people to be aware of their personal safety each and every time they venture out of their home, whether it is for work or leisure.

We appeal to people to contact local Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 if they have any info, which might help Police to arrest the perpetrators and solve this heinous crime.

Dr Yadu Singh

President, Indian Australian Association of NSW Inc

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PS: I have visited the area this morning and have spoken with some members of the community.

Joint press release from Indian Australian & Pakistani Australian communities on Merrylands RSL club brawl on 15th Feb 2015

Joint Press release from Indian Australian & Pakistani Australian Communities

INDAUS LOGOPakistan Australia Council Logo

Dated 16th February, 2015

Subject: Brawl and riotous behaviour by some Indian & Pakistani cricket fans in Merrylands RSL on the night of 15th February, 2015

The incident last night was unacceptable and there cannot be any excuse for this hooliganism, senseless brawl & riotous behavior. We condemn it in no uncertain words.

There are no problems between Indian Australian & Pakistani Australian communities in Sydney or anywhere in Australia. We have numerous common and close friends from each other’s community and get on very well with each other as communities.

Both communities believe in multiculturalism and peaceful co-existence. Merrylands RSL incident last night was an isolated example and an “one off”, for which excessive emotions, probably mixed with Alcohol, has to be blamed.

We, as the communities, are on the side of authorities to find the perpetrators and bring them to justice. Tendencies like what happened last night do need to be tackled with full force of law.

Dr Yadu Singh                                                                                          Mr Iftikhar Rana

President                                                                                                  President

Indian Australian Association of NSW Inc                                           Pakistan Australia Council

0413 375 669                                                                                            0414 670 002

dryadusingh@gmail.com                                                                        president@pabc.org.au

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Link of my ABC The World Today interview: http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2015/s4180710.htm

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Join us for Australia Day & Indian Republic Day celebration on Sunday 25th January, 2015

Australia Day and Indian Republic Day on 26th January are the national days of Australia and India respectively.

We are celebrating them together a day earlier on Sunday, 25th January, 2015

6-11 PM

Parravilla, 42 Campbell Street, Parramatta, NSW

It’s a ticketed event at $45/person

Prior booking essential

Flyer attached

Do join us.

INDAUS Flyer to community

Dr Yadu Singh

President

Indian Australian Association of NSW Inc

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you and your family

Merry Christmas and Happy New year

Dr Yadu Singh & family

Sydney, Australia

 Dec 24, 2014

Tourist Visa on Arrival in India for 43 countries including Australia

Tourist Visa On ArrivalGovernment of India has started Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVoA) enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA), which is a great news. It should remove the hassle which many experienced while obtaining Visa for India. This facility should increase the tourists numbers to India. It was announced by India’s Home Minister, Sri Rajnath Singh and Minister of State, Tourism, Dr Mahesh Sharma yesterday.

TVoA ENABLED BY ETA-EXPLAINED

The purpose of Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVOA) enabled by Electronic Travel Authorisation (ETA) is to facilitate foreign travellers visiting India. This facility   has been extended to Nationals of  following countries: Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kingdom of Tongo, Laos, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Papua and New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Korea (i.e. South Korea), Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Nauru, Republic of Palau, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam, Vanuatu. List of more countries eligible for TVoA may be notified by Government from time to time.

PURPOSE AND VALIDITY OF TVoA ENABLED BY ETA

  • Foreigners whose sole objective of visiting India is recreation, sight- seeing, short duration medical treatment, casual business visit, casual visit to meet friends or relatives etc. Not valid for any other purpose/activities.
  • Entry into India within 30 days from the date of approval of ETA.
  • Valid for 30 days stay in India from the date of arrival in India.
  • Allowed to enter and depart from any of the 9 Airports, viz Bengaluru, Chennai, Kochi, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai & Thiruvananthapuram.
  • Cannot be availed more than twice in a calendar year. 

WHO ALL ARE ELIGIBLE:-

  • Foreigner of above countries who holds an Ordinary passport with minimum six months validity.
  • Foreigners travelling on Passport other than ordinary passport such as Diplomatic, Official, Special and Service passports are not eligible for TVOA service.
  • Should not have a residence or occupation in India.
  • Travellers should have return ticket or onward journey ticket with sufficient money to spend during his/her stay.
  • International Travellers having Pakistani Passport or Pakistani origin may please apply for regular visa at Indian Mission

INSTRUCTIONS FOR TOURIST VISA ON ARRIVAL (ENABLED BY ETA): 

  • Applicants may apply online at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/tvoa.html
  • TVOA links may also be found in website of Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, Bureau of Immigration, Incredible India, etc.
  • The online application should be submitted minimum 4 days in advance and maximum 30 days of proposed date of travel.
  • Recent Front facing photograph with white background and photo page of Passport to be uploaded while applying.
  • The application is liable to be rejected if the uploaded document and photograph are not clear and not as per specification.
  • A fee of US $60/- (+ bank transaction charges) per passenger to be paid online for the grant of ETA for Tourist Visa-on-Arrival.
  • Fee once paid is not refundable under any circumstance.
  • Online application will be processed only after fee is paid online.
  • Decision on TVoA Application will be conveyed by e-mail. Therefore, applicants are advised to ensure that correct e-mail address is provided.
  • Applicant can also track the status of their application online on the TVoA website by selecting the link “VISA STATUS”, and entering their Application ID No and Passport No.
  • Applicant should carry a copy of ETA along with him/her at the time of travel.
  • Tourist Visa on Arrival once issued is non-extendable, non-convertible & not valid for visiting Protected/Restricted and Cantonment Areas.
  • Biometric details of the applicant will be mandatorily captured at the TVOA Counter at the Airport on arrival in India.
  • This facility is in addition to the existing Visa Services. 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO BE SUBMITTED ONLINE ALONG WITH APPLICATION

  • Scanned Page of Passport containing photo and personal details.
  • Format –PDF; Size : Minimum 10 KB ,Maximum 300 KB 
  • The digital photograph to be uploaded

Format – JPEG; Size :    Minimum 10 KB,  Maximum 1 MB

  • The height and width of the Photo must be equal.
  • The minimum dimensions are 350 pixels (width) x 350 pixels (height).
  • The maximum dimensions are 1000 pixels (width) x 1000 pixels (height).
  • Photo should present Full face, front view, eyes open.
  • Center head within frame and present full head from top of hair to bottom of chin.
  • Background should be plain light colored or white background.
  • No shadows on the face or on the background.
  • Without borders. 

     Verification by Airlines while issuing boarding pass to ETA holder

  • Traveller holding ETA arrives at Airline Counter.
  • Carrier/Airline checks the genuineness /validity of ETA in the TVoA website (specific instructions will be issued separately to Carriers/ Airlines)
  • Once ETA is verified, the carrier/Airline will issue Boarding Pass to the ETA holder.

TVOA Help Desk- contact details:

24X7 assistance is available at phone: +91-11-24300666, or email: indiatvoa@gov.in

For Tourist Information on India you, may contact India Tourism in Sydney at +61292219555 Email:info@indiatourism.com.au   Web: incredibleindia.org

(Info from India Tourism, Sydney)

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Dr Yadu Singh/Sydney/28th Nov, 2014

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