Australia

  • ‘Australia seeking Indian investments after Modi’s visit’
    7:47 AM

    Kolkata, Jan 13 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit resulting in a “change of mindset”, Australia is seeking Indian investments, a senior industry professional said. “Modi’s recent visit has resulted in furthering the relationship between Australia and India and I see India as a major partner (for Australia) in

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  • Smoking ban proposed for Australian apartment balconies
    6:51 AM

    Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) Australians might be banned from smoking on the balconies of their own apartments under proposed changes to laws, media reported Tuesday. The Queensland state government commissioned a research which has shown that smoke can travel across apartments’ blocks, forcing non- smokers to keep their windows closed.

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  • Australian cartoonist given police protection
    6:43 AM

    Sydney, Jan 13 (IANS) Australian cartoonist Larry Pickering has been given police protection after he posted a derogatory cartoon of Prophet Muhammad on his website. Detectives visited the long-time strident satirist at his home in Queensland to warn that he was at a risk of reprisals after posting the cartoon

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  • India invites Australia Inc. to invest in hydrocarbon sector
    2:27 PM

    New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The government Monday invited Australian companies to invest in India’s hydrocarbon sector, the petroleum ministry said here. The invitation was extended by Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at the India-Australia Business Summit being attended by a large Australian trade delegation led by Minister of Trade and

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  • Naidu invites Australian firms to invest in Andhra
    12:14 PM

    New Delhi/Hyderabad, Jan 12 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu Monday invited Australian companies to invest in the state, especially in sectors like energy, mining, resources, infrastructure and financial services. Addressing India-Australia Summit, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi, he also sought investment

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  • Man killed by police Taser in Australia
    12:09 PM

    Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS/EFE) A man died at a police station in southeastern Australia after being Tasered by officers, officials said Monday. The victim, 38, was arrested late Sunday at a fast food restaurant in Mittagong following a confrontation with the police who had responded to reports of a disturbance,

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  • Sony Six to telecast Australian Open
    11:40 AM

    Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Sports channel Sony Six will telecast tennis’ first Major of the year — the Australian Open — in India from 2015 till 2019. “The Australian Open is yet another offering that stands for our diverse sports programming DNA. The tournament is seen as a season opener

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  • Australian researchers to set up ‘body farm’
    10:27 AM

    Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Australian forensic experts are setting up a “body farm”, which will be used for the first time in Australia to allow them to study decomposing human bodies. The facility, which has been used in the US for decades, will be established in a secret location on

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  • Adanis sign MoU with Australia’s Woodside Energy
    2:01 PM

    Ahmedabad, Jan 11 (IANS) The Gautam Adani-led Adani Group has signed an agreement with Australia’s Woodside Energy for sourcing liquefied natural gas (LNG) as well as for cooperation in oil and gas exploration, the company said Sunday. “Adani Enterprises Ltd (AEL), the flagship company of Adani Group, a global infrastructure

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  • Australia want pacer Harris to focus on Tests
    8:21 AM

    Melbourne, Jan 11 (IANS) Veteran Ryan Harris has been left out of the Australian squad for the impending 2015 World Cup as the selectors want the pacer to focus on Test cricket. Cricket Australia’s chairman of selectors Rodney Marsh Sunday confirmed that the decision to overlook Harris was made because

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  • Have utmost good faith in Maxwell: Cricket Australia
    8:03 AM

    Sydney, Jan 11 (IANS) Australia have reposed faith in enigmatic cricketer Glenn Maxwell and backed the all-rounder to come good in the impending 2015 World Cup. Maxwell, a destructive right-arm batsman and a handy off-spinner, was included in Australia’s 15-man squad for the mega event Sunday despite a string of

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  • Clarke to lead Australia in World Cup, Ryan Harris ignored
    7:41 AM

    Melbourne, Jan 11 (IANS) Michael Clarke, who is recovering from hamstring surgery, was Sunday named to skipper Australia in the World Cup starting Feb 14. Australia will have the option of replacing the 33-year-old Clarke before or during the tournament if he is not able to return from injury in

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