Australia

  • Djokovic, Serena top seeds in Australian Open
    2:43 PM

    Melbourne, Jan 14 (IANS) World No.1s Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were Wednesday installed as the top seeds of their respective draws for Australian Open Jan 19-Feb 1. Four-time Melbourne Park winner Djokovic, 27, will be looking to atone for a quarter-final exit at last year’s event at the hands

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  • India-Pakistan World Cup clash big business for South Australia
    10:58 AM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) It is a measure of the heady attraction of an India-Pakistan cricket contest that South Australia, whose capital is Adelaide, has consciously bid for this World Cup match at the famed Adelaide Oval next month. The province with a gateway as its emblem, and which

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  • Admire Australia’s competitive brand of cricket: KP
    8:39 AM

    Sydney, Jan 14 (IANS) Sacked England batsman Kevin Pietersen has said one of the things he “loved” about playing in Australia was the competitive brand of cricket played in the country. He claimed that if someone has to toughen up his temperament, he should play in Australia and got a

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  • South Australia offers clean energy and water to India
    8:25 AM

    New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Located in the underbelly of Australia, and holding nearly a quarter of the world’s uranium reserves, the Australian province of South Australia, whose capital is Adelaide, is looking to help India boost its supplies of clean energy and water. “South Australia has more than 23

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  • Australia exploring dairy cooperation with Amul
    3:59 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Australia is exploring collaboration with the Gujarat-based Amul-Dudhsagar cooperative in the field of dairying and dairy education and research, the Mehsana District Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union said in a release Tuesday. An Australian delegation led by Senator Richard Colbeck, parliamentary secretary to the country’s minister

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  • Australian coach happy to have multiple scorers in team
    2:41 PM

    Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) Australia reached the Asian Cup football tournament’s knockout stage Tuesday after two straight victories that saw eight different players scoring their eight goals, a fact that made coach Ange Postecoglou happy. “It’s great, obviously, to have multiple goal scorers and it’s great to have multiple threats,”

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  • Australia keen to strengthen cultural links with India
    1:59 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) An Australian delegation Tuesday highlighted different ways in which Australia can help India in preservation, protection and promoting its culture and heritage by offering wide range of skills and services. Australian heritage experts interacted with the members of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) at the

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  • Chinese, Singaporean, Korean ballkids to feature at Australian Open
    1:03 PM

    Melbourne, Jan 13 (IANS) Maria Sharapova and Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis Tuesday unveiled the 380 ballkids, including Chinese, Singaporean and Korean children, who will line the Australian Open tennis courts during the tournament which starts Monday. World No.2 Sharapova, undefeated in 2015 following her title win over Ana Ivanovic in Brisbane,

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  • Hosts Australia enter quarters of Asian Cup football
    12:18 PM

    Melbourne, Jan 13 (IANS) Hosts Australia booked their ticket into the quarter-final stage of the Asian Cup football tournament with a convincing 4-0 victory over Oman in Sydney Tuesday. Two goals in quick succession from Matt McKay and Robbie Kruse built the foundations for the comfortable win, before Mark Milligan’s

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  • Was desperate to be in Australia’s World Cup squad: Maxwell
    11:16 AM

    Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell revealed Tuesday that he was “desperate” to get a call from the national selectors for the cricket World Cup after a disastrous form with the bat in the last few months. “You have no idea. I had plenty of doubts obviously with

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  • World lends helping hands to Australia’s bushfire injured wildlife
    9:47 AM

    Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) A call by an Australian wildlife welfare body for help in the recovery of animals injured in wildfires which ravaged parts of Australia last week has seen an unprecedented international response Tuesday, thanks to social media. The affected native koala bears which normally live in trees

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  • Australian ball boy inspiration for Chinese victory in Asian Cup
    8:36 AM

    Canberra, Jan 13 (IANS) A 12-year-old ball boy from Brisbane, Australia, could prove to be China’s secret weapon at this year’s AFC Asian Cup football tournament after he helped goalkeeper Wang Dalei save a penalty in their opening game victory over Saudi Arabia. Stephen White was situated behind the goal

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