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Welcome to the SBS Punjabi podcast, featuring Australian and international news and information.
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In a 50-50 battle, NSW elections will be held tomorrow

 Education, health, transport and a football stadium have framed the election campaign of both political parties vying for office in Australia’s financial engine.

Violence and hatred on social media: who is responsible?

There are calls for social media companies to more closely police their platforms after the Christchurch mosque massacre. Videos of the attack were streamed live by the attacker, and viewed and shared online by millions around the world. Social media e...

The links that connect the Battle of Saragarhi to Australia

21 soldiers from the 36th Sikh Regiment died defending their post in the legendary Battle of Saragarhi, which took on 12 September 1897. But there are numerous connections that make it an integral part of Australian - Sikh heritage, as revealed in this...

The life of a successful Punjabi family in regional Australia

As the federal government pushes migration to regional areas, aspiring migrants may benefit from the experiences of the Anand family to clear their doubts about opportunities in regional Australia.

'Want to take it home', Ranveer on wife Deepika's wax statue

Deepika Padukone's wax statue was unveiled in Madame Tussauds’ museum.

Minimum wage may rise and be replaced by 'living wage'

Momentum is growing for the minimum wage to be replaced by a so-called “living wage” to ensure no workers are living in poverty, but opinion is split about how to deliver the increase. It could mean a windfall for Australia's lowest paid workers, but t...

Government to cut permanent migrant numbers by 30,000 per year

The federal government is set to slash Australia's annual migration intake as Prime Minister Scott Morrison denies concerns about congestion are driven by racism. Cabinet has authorised the changes, which would cut up to 30,000 from the current target ...

Christchurch attack unites people of all faiths

People across the world attended events over the weekend to show solidarity with the victims and denounce religious hatred. From New Zealand to India, and Pakistan to Israel, mourners and protesters organised memorial services, vigils and rallies to st...

NSW voters voice concerns about visa issues, privatisation, traffic and much more

What NSW voters want from the new government after March 23 elections? It is mainly too growing traffic, high rise buildings, congestion, better health facilities, and parental visas.

Congestion, education and health are the main issues for Punjabi voters in NSW

Hear what some Punjabi speaking voters in NSW told us, about what they think are the critical issues in the upcoming NSW elections

Countdown to Melbourne Sikh Games begins

The countdown to the 32nd National Sikh Games, being held in Melbourne from April 19 to 21, has well and truly begun. With almost exactly a month to go before they begin, the organisers have told SBS Punjabi that these will be the ‘biggest and best’ Ga...

'These elections are really close but Labor is determined to win': Jodi McKay

"Labor will make public transport free for children, won’t build more toll roads, will invest further $3 billion to fix current city rail issues" says Jodi McKay, Shadow Transport Minister of NSW, in the lead up to the state elections.

'I have worked tirelessly for many years to address community issues': Aruna Chandrala

Aruna Chandrala, the Labor candidate for NSW Upper House describes herself as a 'champion community worker who has provided help and support on many community matters like accidental deaths and repatriating the bodies back to India.'

Business of NSW Upper House, policy reviews are close to my heart: Pallavi Sinha

Pallavi Sinha is an Australian born Indian-origin candidate for NSW Upper House endorsed by the Liberal Party. She tells SBS Punjabi that the primary job of the Legislative Council is to review policies and processes, "and this is the kind of work that...

Dharti, Dukh Te Main: Masood Ahmed Chaudhary's collection of versatile poems

The poet's pen transcends myriad emotions, happy and sad, all in one book.

‘I want to assure the Muslim community that this is their home and we are behind them,’ says NZ MP

In the country's first ever such attack, two shooting incidents in Christchurch mosques have left 49 people dead and over 20 injured.

Naiktha Bains wins her second tennis singles title

21 year old Australian player Naiktha Bains has won the Mildura Grand Tennis International this week. The title comes with an impressive prize money of $25,000.

Australia’s nurses feel underutilised and professionally dissatisfied

For an ageing population like Australia’s, lack of support and training for nurses might be responsible for their acute shortage by 2030.

Young Australian women feel unsafe walking alone at night: report

A new report has found almost half of young Australian women do not feel safe walking home alone at night.

ATO Tax Talk March 2019: When can you legally withdraw your super? - ਏ ਟੀ ਓ ਟੈਕਸ ਟਾਕ ਮਾਰਚ 2019: ਸੁਪਰ ਨੂੰ ਕਾਨੂੰਨੀ ਤੌਰ 'ਤੇ ਕਦੋਂ ਲਿਆ ਜਾ ਸਕਦਾ ਹੈ?

This information is brought to you by the Australian Taxation Office. Interview with Jagjit Singh. - ਇਹ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ ਤੁਹਾਨੂੰ ਆਸਟ੍ਰੇਲੀਅਨ ਟੈਕਸ ਆਫਿਸ (ਏ ਟੀ ਓ) ਵੱਲੋਂ ਪ੍ਰਦਾਨ ਕੀਤੀ ਜਾ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ। ਜਗਜੀਤ ਸਿੰਘ ਨਾਲ ਇੰਟਰਵਿਊ।

Ignoring labels on food may put your health at risk

Facts and figures on the outside about the food packed inside containers can be confusing but ignoring them is never a good idea.

Indians may not be suited to work in Australian farms

Australia’s agriculture sector has a huge shortfall of skilled workers which has led to the demand for a separate visa category.

Find out more about the film Rabb Da Radio 2

Kangana Ranaut will be seen as a national Kabaddi player in film Panga and much much more in today's Bollywood News.

New visas for parents, aged care workers and religious 'assistants'

Months before Australia goes to the polls, newly announced visa categories have met with mixed reactions from the migrant community.

'Lowest unemployment, no debt': NSW minister's pitch for a 'tough' election

In the lead up to the elections in New South Wales, the Liberal party has announced that it will provide $900,000 extra funding to the Indian community for hosting festivals like Holi, Sikh Games, Diwali and Independence Day.

India-Pakistan agree to talk, but only about Kartarpur

Ahead of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak later this year, the South Asian neighbours are all set to work together, despite the recent standoff.

Employers underpaying staff may face jailtime

International students and backpackers, who make for a huge workforce in Australia, are often exploited by employers.

Visa rules relaxed as more occupations added to Australia's skilled occupation lists - ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਲਈ ਆਸਟ੍ਰੇਲੀਆ ਦੇ ਇਮੀਗ੍ਰੇਸ਼ਨ ਨਿਯਮ ਕੀਤੇ ਗਏ ਨਰਮ

In major changes to Australia's immigration system, rules have been relaxed to help farmers and sporting clubs to help them sponsor visa holders from overseas. - ਇਮੀਗ੍ਰੇਸ਼ਨ ਨਿਯਮਾਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਕੀਤੇ ਬਦਲਾਵਾਂ ਹੇਠ ਹੁਣ ਆਸਟ੍ਰੇਲੀਆ ਦੇ ਕਿਸਾਨਾਂ ਲਈ ਵਿਦੇਸ਼ੀ ਕਾਮਿਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਸਪੌਂਸਰ ਕਰਨਾ ਸੁਖਾਲਾ ਬਣਾਇਆ ਗਿਆ ਹੈ।  

I want to be the 'Samraat' of politics, says teenage candidate contesting NSW elections

Samraat Joshua Grewal’s great grandfather Mehtab Singh Grewal was a minister in Maharaja Hira Singh’s court. Following his footsteps, 18-year-old Samraat Grewal wants to address the real issues that challenge the youth these days and he is a candidate ...

Here is how Non Resident Indians can vote in the upcoming India elections

Dates for the general elections in India have been announced and voting will begin on April 11. Punjab will go to the polls in the seventh and last phase of voting on May 19. Here is how Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) can register to cast their votes from...

Australian fast food is saltier than other countries

A new report shows Australian children are often consuming an entire day's maximum recommended salt intake in just one fast food meal. Many are renewing calls for government action to limit the amount of salt, and other harmful nutrients, in food.

Tariq Ismail Saghar: Pakistan's wizard with a pen

Pakistan's prominent novelist, researcher, dramatist, Sikh history scholar and media personality talks about the journey and state of contemporary writing and reading in his country.

Paying tribute to armed forces, Diljit Dosanjh postpones inauguration of his wax statue

Hear the latest buzz from India's film world in this week's Bollywood Gupshup.

Victorian men are drinking far too much, says study

Most men who participated in this study believe that having up to 10 drinks isn’t risky.

Ahead of federal elections, come big promises to curb domestic violence

Since the age of 15, one in six women in Australia experiences physical or sexual violence by a partner.

Would you like to build your dream home or buy an existing house? - ਕੀ ਤੁਸੀਂ ਆਪਣਾ ਘਰ ਖੁੱਦ ਬਨਾਉਣਾ ਪਸੰਦ ਕਰੋਗੇ ਜਾਂ ਬਣਿਆ ਬਣਾਇਆ ਖਰੀਦਣਾ?

While home ownership has been on the decrease in recent years, it’s still considered to be an integral part of Australian life. Whether you'll buy an established house or build a new one, property experts say both options have their advantages. - ਭਾਵੇਂ ਤੁਸੀਂ...

Australian government unveils new parent visa

The government has announced the commencement of the much-awaited long-stay parental visa. Migration expert Navjot Kailay reveals the key details...

Celebrating Maha Shivratri with Pakistan’s Katas Raj Temple

SBS Punjabi takes you on a journey to explore the legend and history of a forgotten but significant Shiva temple in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

We'd love to win the ODI series in India: Glenn Maxwell

"It would be nice to win the third series in a row," Australian cricket star Glenn Maxwell said to SBS Punjabi. "We won the test series in Sri Lanka, followed by the T20 series in India. It would be nice to keep the momentum going and keep winning." 

'Citizenship delays are a scandal and a crisis': Chris Bowen

The Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen says it is "a scandal", "a crisis" and "unconscionable" to make people wait for so long for their citizenship application to be processed, and promises that an incoming federal Labor government "would fix that."

‘It’s up to Pakistan where to use F-16 aircraft because we’ve paid for them,’ says Pakistan

Pakistan’s federal Information Minister Chaudhary Fawad Hussain says the ball is now in India’s court to decide the future course of action as tensions between the two countries remain high.

Workshop owner duped of $4000 by a ‘fraudulent customer’

A Melbourne-based Indian Australian workshop owner has been scammed of $4,000 after a customer paid him the repair bill through a fraudulent credit card.

Meet triple gold medallist athlete Harsharn Singh Grewal

Retired academic Dr Harsharn Singh Grewal participated in the 2019 NSW Masters Championships held in Sydney in February, and bagged three gold medals in the 800m, 1500m and 5000m races. 

Indian-origin researcher’s breakthrough could find cure for cancer and diabetes

Dr Yash Chhabra was part of a five-year long study undertaken at the University of Queensland, which has clarified a medical issue which has remained unresolved for half a century. This finding may well pave the way to  cure “global killers like diabet...

'Period. End of Sentence': Indian film on mensuration wins an Oscar

The documentary shines a spotlight on how menstruation can be an impediment for a girl to continue her education. 

'We will surprise you' Pak says to India

Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan is convening a meeting of the National  Command authority today, in the wake of Indian air strikes at Balakot. Meanwhile, there are reports that firing along the Line of Control (LoC) has increased and all schools...

Heart health checks will soon be covered by Medicare

Australia has one of the highest rates of heart disease in the world with Indigenous people being more at risk.

Are Superfoods really 'super' or just another label? - ਕੀ ਸੁੱਪਰਫੂਡਜ਼ ਸਚਮੁੱਚ ਹੀ ਲਾਹੇਵੰਦ ਹੁੰਦੇ ਹਨ ਜਾਂ ਸਿਰਫ ਇੱਕ ਹੋਰ ਲੇਬਲ ਹੀ ਹਨ?

You may have heard of superfoods like kale or turmeric lattes that are meant to boost your health. Nutritionists suggest that when it comes to healthy ageing, we need to have a balanced diet. So, does eating superfoods keep us more active than other fo...

Punjabi Diary: Former DGP Sumedh Saini summoned by SIT

Special Investigating Team (SIT) formed to investigate Behbal Kalan firing incident has summoned former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini to appear before it on February 25 to join investigation. Hear this news and much more in this week’s weekly Punjabi D...

Dementia is becoming prevalent in people of Indian origin: research

The government provides several services to those suffering from dementia, especially from multicultural backgrounds.