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Australia police Periscope 'plans to arrest N Korean agent'

Australian police are conducting a security review after an office conversation, reportedly about plans to arrest a suspected North Korean agent, were broadcast live online. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) have not commented on the content of the conversation, which was streamed live on Periscope. But the West Australian newspaper said it was clearly about the operation to arrest Chan Ha...


Melbourne Saptaha commences, extraordinary community turnover

Melbourne Saptaha, a seven day religious program has commenced in Victoria today. The Saptaha is being organized with a motive to raise funds and awareness for a Nepali Community Centre in Melbourne, Victoria. The Saptaha is being held in Chintapurni Temple and will continue up to Sunday, 24th of December from 3 to 9 p.m. every day. The Puran holy scriptures and verses will be recited by Nepals re...


Elders in Canberra enjoy picnic organised by NRN ACT with H.E Lucky Sherpa

NRN Australias ACT chapter on Saturday held a picnic for parents, guardians and elders visiting their children around Canberra and Queanbeyan area. Chief Guest to the program, Ambassador to Australia from Nepal, Her Excellency Lucky Sherpa honoured the approximately 60 elders present in the picnic. In a short address by her, she expressed her feeling of warmth upon being able to participate in a n...


Sydney NRN brings together 850 Nepalis in their picnic, parents and guardians overjoyed

All thanks to NRN Australias NSW chapter, 850 Nepalis picnicked ate, danced, sang, and had lots of fun in Hunter Valley, NSW on Saturday. NRN Australias NSW chapter had organized a picnic for parents/elderlies/guardians of NSW as a social responsibility towards the community. NRN even organized pickup and drop off service from 8 convenient locations across the city. Parents/guardians who were in ...


Australia's first legal same-sex wedding takes place in Sydney

Lauren Price, 31, and her partner Amy Laker, 29, made history on Saturday by tying the knot in front of 65 guests in Sydney, Australia. They were the first gay couple to be legally married in Australia, after a federal law legalizing same-sex marriage on December 9, 2017. The couple had initially planned on having a civil union, but was granted an exemption to the 30-day notice period to mak...


Sydney man charged with being 'economic agent' for North Korea
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Sydney man charged with being 'economic agent' for North Korea

A man has been arrested in Sydney for allegedly acting as an economic agent for North Korea, Australian Federal Police (AFP) have said. Chan Han Choi, 59, has been charged with brokering illegal exports from the country and discussing the supply of weapons of mass destruction. Police allege he has broken both UN and Australian sanctions. The case against Mr Chan, who has lived in Australi...


Australia child abuse inquiry: Final recommendations released
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Australia child abuse inquiry: Final recommendations released

A five-year inquiry into child sexual abuse in Australia has released its final report, making more than 400 recommendations. The royal commission uncovered harrowing evidence of sexual abuse within institutions, including churches, schools and sports clubs. Since 2013, it has referred more than 2,500 allegations to authorities. The final report, released on Friday, added 189 recommendati...


Pushkar Shah, world cycle traveller, in Melbourne; honoured by Consulate Office in Victoria

Pushkar Shah, the famous Nepali cyclist who toured 150 countries, spanning from Asia to the Americas is in Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Shah also climbed the Mt. Everest in May, 2010. He probably needs no introduction amongst Nepalis. Apart from being an adventurist, Shah also is an international peace campaigner, democracy activist, and a cultural enthusiast. On December 13th, Pushkar Shah was ho...


Mahayagya being organised in Melbourne to make Nepali Community Centre a reality

Melbourne Saptaha is being organised in Melbourne as an effort to raise funds for a Nepali Community Centre in Melbourne. A Saptaha or a Mahayagya is a seven day ceremony where a leading priest recites stories about various topics regarding god, the cosmos, and our creation. It is mostly in Sanskrit and an auspicious Hindu offering. The leading priest for Melbourne Saptaha will be Nepals highly...


Commonwealth Bank admits failures in money laundering case
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Commonwealth Bank admits failures in money laundering case

Australias biggest bank has admitted it was late to disclose more than 53,000 transactions that allegedly breached anti-money laundering laws. In August, the nations financial intelligence agency launched court action against the Commonwealth Bank over claims it had failed to refer the transactions, made through smart ATMs. On Wednesday, the bank acknowledged some failures. However, it de...


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