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Welcome to the SBS Punjabi podcast, featuring Australian and international news and information.
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Supreme Court issues notice to CBI after Sajjan Kumar's appeal

Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar had filed an appeal in the Supreme Court of India to overturn his life sentence, as well as to apply for bail.

How to utilise health insurance with pre-existing conditions

Elderly visitors travelling to Australia often ask if health insurance is pointless in case they've got serious pre-existing conditions. To answer that question we’ve contacted an expert Prabhdeep Bhalla who has been working in the insurance sector fro...

Is there a message in Gurnam Bhullar's new song 'P.K'?

Listen to this week's Bollywood Gupshup and get updated of hot and latest news from tinsel town.

Meet 'Dastar Wali Bibi' from the British Royal Air Force

Mandeep Kaur is the first Sikh to serve as a pastor with a uniformed rank in the British military.

Greens Senate candidate Navdeep Singh racially targeted for his support to Invasion Day protests

Greens activist Navdeep Singh has called for an open and respectful conversation regarding the change in the date for Australia day. But things haven’t gone that smooth on social media.  Preetinder Singh Grewal reports….

Credit card fraud targets Indian restaurant owner

An Indian restaurant in Adelaide has barely escaped from being hit hard by credit card fraud. Money was transferred to Curry Lounge’s bank account much before the sale.

'HSC students are performing exceedingly well in Punjabi, but their low numbers are alarming' - ਐਚ ਐਸ ਸੀ ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਵਿੱਚ ਸਿਖਿਆਰਥੀਆਂ ਨੇ ਮਾਰੀਆਂ ਮੱਲਾਂ; ਲੋੜ ਹੈ ਗਿ

Daljit Kaur Bansal, a dedicated Punjabi teacher in NSW education department’s only weekend Punjabi school in Seven Hills is proud of the performance of students this year, but is concerned at the same time about falling numbers of students taking up Pu...

Councils being 'forced' to hold citizenship ceremonies on January 26

It comes as a handful of municipalities voted to move events, saying it's out of respect for Indigenous people. Some have backed the move, while others believe the government isn't keeping up with the shift in public sentiment.

The difference between Lohri in Punjab and Australia

A favourite festival of Punjabis the world over, Lohri acquires a whole new meaning Down Under.

Meet Sughra Sadaf: Pakistan's poetess par excellence

In our weekly literary series, we review Dr Sadaf's collection of sentimental poems that churn the heart and evoke emotions.

Indian tourists continue to arrive in Australia in record numbers

Tourists have spent more than 113 billion dollars in Australia in the last year, and they're escaping the cities for the bush, coast and outback. Some of the biggest spenders are from China and India. Preetinder Singh Grewal reports…

Angry customers feeling 'cheated and robbed' after Bestjet air travel nightmare

Hundreds of customers have been affected by the online booking portal's collapse. Preetinder Singh Grewal reports…

Indian Australian family loses thousands in air travel nightmare

A Perth-based Indian Australian family is likely to lose over $8,000 spent on airfares with Bestjet — but what they fear the most is their ‘ruined’ plan to attend a marriage in India. Preetinder Singh Grewal reports...

Punjabi film star who is having to live off govt pension

Famous Punjabi film star Satish Kaul who started his career in 1973 and appeared in more than 300 movies, is living in penury and says the government has stopped his pension.  

Recognising migrants' contribution to Australia

A leading migrant resettlement group says the weekend's far-right protests in Melbourne's St Kilda have overshadowed the huge contribution migrants have made to Australia, both economically and socially.AMES Australia wants the contributions of refugee...

Commit a crime, get deported from Australia

During the year 2018, more than 800 criminals were stripped of Australian visas, with just over 12 per cent involved in child sex offences or child exploitation. Their permission to stay in Australia was revoked under laws that require non-citizens sen...

Nationals elect Gurmesh Singh as Coffs Harbour candidate

Fourth-generation farmer Gurmesh Singh has been chosen as the NSW Nationals Candidate for Coffs Harbour. His selection came after long-serving MP Andrew Fraser decided to retire after representing this seat since 1990. Preetinder Singh Grewal reports…

Punjabi Diary: After HS Phoolka, Sukhpal Khaira resigns from AAP

Punjab legislator Sukhpal Singh Khaira has resigned from Aam Aadmi Party. Khaira termed Delhi Chief Minister and National Convenor of AAP Arvind Kejriwal as having "dictatorial attitude". Recently another MLA and senior supreme court lawyer HS Phoolka ...

Harmanpreet Kaur named captain of ICC's women's T20 team

Indian women's T20 captain Harmanpreet Kaur has been selected by ICC to captain Women’s ICC-T20 International team of the year that will comprise of players from across the globe. 

Meet G.M. Shah, a multifaceted artist from Pakistan

This week, our Pakistan correspondent interviews an artist who embodies many talents: poetry, singing, story-telling and radio presentation. 

“I don’t miss Pakistan at all, won’t ever play for them”, says Abdul Qadir’s son Usman

He talks about favouritism in Pakistan cricket, the memorable 1989 match in which a debutant Tendulkar demolished his father’s bowling and more.

Property prices in Australia: what to expect in 2019

Australia's obsession with property intensified in 2018 as a period of soaring price gains across most of the country started to reverse. So what's in store for 2019?

Sajjan Kumar remains in Mandoli jail after surrender

Former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar has now spent a third day in Delhi’s Mandoli prison, after surrendering at the Kar Kar Dooma court on 31 December 2018.

'It was a moment of pride to sing the Indian national anthem at the SCG today'

Australian Punjabi singer and musician Pav Dharia sang the Indian national anthem before the start of the fourth cricket test between India and Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground today.

UK’s first lecturer of Sikh studies honoured with OBE

Dr Jhutti-Johal teaches courses on Sikh studies to undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students at University of Birmingham.

British Sikh youngest to receive Commander of the British Empire honour

Mr Josan has been conferred this honoured for political service by Queen Elizabeth.

YoYo Honey Singh's song sets a record with 20 million views in two hours

YoYo Honey Singh said Makhana is the best song he has made in his life yet. Listen to this and other hot & spicy news from film nagri in today’s Bollywood Gupshup.

A new year means new laws: here's a summary

A new year means new rules and regulations. From the tampon tax to youth allowance and personal income tax, these are the new laws slated to kick in during 2019.

Will Australia’s share market fall again in 2019?

Economies of China and US have a major role to play in the health of the Australian economy.

A glance back at thee highs and lows of 2018

2018 saw events that pulled people apart and others that brought people together. We remember the year that was, in Australia and around the globe

Punjabi Diary: ‘Accidental PM’ is a political stunt, says Congress

Controversy has erupted over the upcoming film The Accidental Prime Minister, which is presented as a biopic on former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Congress has raised objections over the ‘incorrect presentation of facts’ while the BJP has praised th...

Declassified cabinet documents from John Howard era predicted citizenship issues

The inner workings of the Howard Government have been revealed in thousands of pages of declassified cabinet papers from 1996 and 1997. The 20-year-old documents reveal the cabinet's internal discussions about issues that still dominate politics today,...

Australia’s biggest ever celebrations to welcome 2019 - ਆਸਟ੍ਰੇਲੀਅਨ ਵਲੋਂ ਨਵੇਂ ਸਾਲ ਦੇ ਸਵਾਗਤ ਦੀਆਂ ਤਿਆਰੀਆਂ

Preparations are well under way across the country as Australia gets ready to celebrate New Year's Eve. Organisers in Sydney are guaranteeing the firework display over the harbour will be the best yet. - ਸਿਡਨੀ ਦੇ ਐਨ ਵਿਚਕਾਰ ਸਥਾਪਤ ਹਾਰਬਰ ਬਰਿਜ ਤੇ ਹੋਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਸੁਪ੍ਰਸਿਧ ਫਾਇਰ ਵਰ...

Baba Najmi: Pakistan’s Punjabi poet with a bleeding heart

In our weekly literally series, 'Kitab Di Parchol', our Pakistan correspondent reviews Punjabi poet Baba Najmi's collection of poetry, Sochan Wich Jahan. 

The New Year resolutions of Aussie Punjabis

From adopting a gluten-free diet to reading 100 books in 2019, the Punjabi community has made some interesting and ambitious resolutions.

India Diary: Modi inaugurates India's longest rail-road bridge in Assam

Our India correspondent brings you the most important news of the week from India.

ATO warns Australians to beware of online & mobile phone fraud

Phone scammers often use a valid Australian number to threaten people of immediate arrest, which is unlike the tax office.

Indian national drowns at MacKenzie Falls

A Punjabi youth has died in a horrific drowning accident at MacKenzie Falls in the Grampians National Park on the Boxing Day, 26 December. Preetinder Grewal speaks to an eyewitness to this tragic incident, Binoty Vij.

Sonam Kapoor PETA's person of the year and Katrina Heer Badnam

Catch all the action from the tinsel town and the world of cinema and entertainment in Bollywood Gupshup.

Challenges of serving in Afghanistan: Australian soldier recalls his experiences

Flight Lieutenant Shubhdeep Singh Bhangu was deployed in Afghanistan as an Air to Ground Integration Advisor. He provided the Afghan Air Force assistance on how to employ air assets to support the battle on the ground in the area of conflict. Preetinde...

The martyrdom of 'Chhote Sahibzade': Shaheedi Jor Mela at Fatehgarh Sahib - ਨਿੱਕੀਆਂ ਜਿੰਦਾਂ ਵੱਡੇ ਸਾਕੇ: ਸ਼ਹੀਦੀ ਜੋੜ ਮੇਲਾ ਫ਼ਤਹਿਗੜ੍ਹ ਸਾਹਿਬ

More than 1 million devotees are expected to pay obeisance during the three-day Shaheedi Jor Mela, which is observed as the martyrdom day of the 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh’s two sons who were bricked alive in Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab.  - ਸਾਹਿਬਜ਼ਾਦਿਆਂ ਦੀ ਸ਼ਹਾਦਤ ...

Unparalleled courage and sacrifice: Remembering the martyrdom of 'Chaar Sahibzade'

The profound story of the martyrdom of the four sons (Chaar Sahibzade) of Shri Guru Gobind Singh has long lived in Sikh hearts. The month of Poh (starts around mid-December) is observed with sadness when profound religious congregations are held to mar...

“Merry Christmas”, say Aussie Punjabis

This is how Punjabis living in Australia rung in the festive spirit of Christmas.

Australia’s young and new migrants are more prone to obesity, says study

The sedentary lifestyle of migrants, triggered by high cost of organised sport, fear of racism, bullying and children’s safety can lead to obesity.

Punjabi Diary: AAP rebels to form new party in January

The Aam Aadmi Party’s rebel group led by Sukhpal Khaira will float a new political party in the first week of January. Mr Khaira said their outfit would be a part of the Punjab Democratic Alliance, which consists of the Lok Insaaf Party, Punjab Manch a...

Kabaddi under fire from Immigration Canada

Kabaddi is often under fire amid allegations of breach of visa conditions and even human smuggling involving players from the Indian states of Punjab and Haryana. Half of the Kabaddi players who went to Canada to play in various tournaments between 201...

Turbaned Santas bring cheer to drought-hit farmers in remote NSW

Turbans 4 Australia, a group dedicated to creating awareness about the Sikh turban, has delivered aid to the drought-hit farmers of Coonamble, a remote aboriginal town in NSW.

Australia's biggest investment so far in renewable energy will see prices fall

Australia's energy prices are expected to fall over the next two years. It follows the release of a report which champions renewable energy as the major driver in making household electricity more affordable.

Private health insurance premiums will see a 3.25 per cent hike in 2019

An ageing population and rising health care costs have been blamed for the rise.

Pakistan's mystic lyricist: Afzal Ajiz

In our weekly literary presentation, we bring to you a famous son of West Punjab, who has richly served the cause of the Punjabi language.