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  • The biggest car launches of 2014 December 18, 2014

    The year 2014 that began with the biennial automotive show witnessed the launch of a wide range of cars targeted at masses. While Maruti launched its first new sedan car in seven years, Honda introduced its first MPV in 2014. Here is our list of the biggest car launches of...
  • Hyundai makes a sportier three-door version of the i20 December 16, 2014

    Hyundai unveiled the new generation i20 Coupe which is positioned as a three door B-segment car. The car is targeted at young customers as an extension of the i20's appeal. The i20 Coupe gets raked A, B, and C-pillars that are "markedly different from the five-door model", according to Hyundai...
  • Brian Lara, Adam Gilchrist all set for legends T20 match December 14, 2014

    Melbourne: West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara will play alongside Adam Gilchrist, Dean Jones, Justin Langer and other Australian legends in the Western Australia Festival of Cricket Twenty20 exhibition match on Monday. The WA Festival of Cricket, held at Aquinas College in Perth's southern suburbs, has revived the famous Lilac Hill...
  • Kevin Pietersen backs New Zealand to win World Cup December 9, 2014

    Melbourne: Controversial England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has backed co-hosts New Zealand to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The former England batsman, who arrived on Monday to play with the Melbourne Stars in the KFC T20 Big Bash League, did not miss a beat when asked who he thought would...
  • Hyundai Elite i20 Cross likely to be launched in India by February 2015 December 8, 2014

    Various sightings of the Hyundai Elite i20 Cross testing around Chennai have led to much conjecture. Now Hyundai India has confirmed that the car will be launched in India around early 2015, most probably in the month of February. The i20 Cross will be followed by the launch of the...
  • Chris Gayle 'injured' for SA tour, but fit to play T20s December 4, 2014

    Cape Town: West Indies opener Chris Gayle will continue to play for South African franchise Highveld Lions in the Ram Slam Twenty20 League, despite pulling out of the Test tour starting later this month. Lions coach Geoffrey Toyana confirmed that Gayle would suit up for Sunday's semi-final against Knights, and if...
  • Hyundai gets 56,000 bookings for Elite i20 in four months December 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Hyundai Motor India today said it has received 56,000 bookings for its premium compact car Elite i20 within four months of its launch. Success of Elite i20 has further strengthened HMIL's position as a premium car manufacturer in India across segments, the company said in a statement. Hyundai Motor India...
  • World is looking at India with great respect, blogs PM Narendra Modi November 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The world is looking at India with renewed respect and immense enthusiasm, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, a day after he ended a visit to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji. Writing in his blog, Mr Modi also said that the G-20 nations had agreed to battle black money...
  • PM Modi arrives in Delhi after his 10-day three nation tour November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Delhi on Thursday after his 10-day three nation tour during which he attended the East Asia and ASEAN-India Summits in Myanmar, the G-20 Summit in Australia and held bilaterals with his Australian and Fijian counterparts. Modi, the first Indian premier to visit...
  • 'G20 summit fails to make substantive progress on black money' November 18, 2014

    Washington: The G-20 summit in Australia failed to make substantial progress on financial transparency and illicit flows, an eminent international think-tank famous for its pioneering work on black money has claimed. "The G20 passed up a golden opportunity to begin tackling this global scourge by curbing the abuse of anonymous...
  • Highlights of PM Modi's speech to Australian Parliament November 18, 2014

    India and Australia signed five pacts after bilateral talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tony Abbott on Monday. India and Australia have signed pacts on social security, transfer of sentenced prisoners, combating narcotics trade, tourism, and Arts and Culture. Here are the highlights of his speech to Australian Parliament: 1....
  • G20 plans major investment initiatives in countries like India November 17, 2014

    Brisbane: The G20 has cited India among other countries for launch of major investment initiatives and for having a sustainable growth. A Brisbane Action plan released as part of the G20 communique also said that the state of the global economy calls for a comprehensive and coherent policy response that restores...
  • Sydney will get a dose of Modi-mania on his quick-fire, high-energy visit, says Australian media November 17, 2014

    Sydney: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday arrived on a whirlwind six-hour visit to Sydney on the second leg of his four-city tour of Australia. Australians newspapers and media are abuzz over Modi's visit to Australia. "Modi fever grips Sydney," said a headline in the Canberra Times. "The city will...
  • Grand welcome for US President Obama while Russia's Putin leaves G20 hastily November 17, 2014

    The G20 summit concluded on Sunday. While a grand welcome was accorded to US President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left earlier than expected after getting snubbed by other countries over the Ukrainian affair. ...
  • Adani, GVK may get clearance for mega-mines after Modi's meeting in Australia November 17, 2014

    Brisbane: Australia's Queensland state will announce a major investment in rail infrastructure in the Galilee basin to ensure that one of the mega-mines proposed by India's Adani group and GVK get a clearance in 2015. Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, who held talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday night, said...
  • US, Japan and Australia vow to oppose Russian action in Ukraine November 17, 2014

    Brisbane: The leaders of the United States, Japan and Australia lined up together against Russia on Sunday, vowing to oppose Russian efforts to destabilise eastern Ukraine during a rare trilateral meeting held at the G20 summit in Brisbane. President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister Tony...
  • From greeting Koalas to selfies with QUT students: 11 pictures from Australia Narendra Modi should definitely Instagram November 17, 2014

    Narendra Modi takes social media seriously. As he embarked on a trip to Myanmar where he was due to attend the 25th ASEAN Summit, the Prime Minister of India joined Instagram and posted a photo from Nay Pyi Taw.But it has been 5 days since he posted anything on Instagram!...
  • PM Modi addresses Indian diaspora in Sydney: As it happened November 17, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sydney on the second leg of his four-city tour of Australia. Modi, who arrived in Sydney from Brisbane after attending the G20 Summit, will proceed to Canberra tonight and later to Melbourne....
  • Modi's speech in Sydney: Behind the scenes November 17, 2014

    A grand reception has been planned for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Sydney's Allphones Arena. "The whole program aim is to bring the diversity of India in one theme. There willl be program from different parts of India- East, West, North to south all the cultural languages and religions will...
  • G20 endorses need for transparency between nations on tax information November 17, 2014

    In a victory for India, the G20 summit endorsed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strong pitch for repatriation of black money, echoed India's line on the need for transparency and disclosure of tax information. ...
  • You will begin to find a difference in India: PM Modi assures Australian business leaders November 17, 2014

    Brisbane: Making a strong pitch for investment in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi while speaking to Australian business leaders on Monday said that his government is focusing on eliminating unnecessary laws and regulations and making processes easier and shorter to ensure that the government is more transparent. While attending a business...
  • Modi assures Merkel of looking into issue of scrapping of German language in Kendriya Vidyalayas November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: On the sidelines of the G-20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met many world leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel where she raised the issue of German being scrapped in Kendriya Vidyalayas to be replaced by Sanskrit. The Prime Minister has promised to look into the issue. Merkel said they...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 16, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • G20 endorses India: Has Modi changed discourse at international fora by raising black money issue? November 16, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for global cooperation to tackle black money. Addressing the G20 summit in Brisbane, PM Modi urged every jurisdiction, especially tax havens, to provide financial information in accordance with treaty obligations. ...
  • G-20 leaders agree on $2 trillion boost to growth November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Under pressure to jolt the lethargic world economy back to life, leaders of G-20 nations on Sunday finalized a plan to boost global GDP by more than $2 trillion over five years. The fanfare, however, was overshadowed by tensions between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Western leaders. The communique from...
  • G20 commits to higher growth, fight climate change; Russia isolated over Ukraine November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin left the G20 summit in...
  • PM Narendra Modi fever grips Sydney ahead of Indian diaspora event November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: The Indian diaspora in Australia will seek to recreate the Madison Square Garden magic when they will host Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Sydney in the country's largest indoor arena. Modi, who is the first prime minister to visit Australia in 28 years after Rajiv Gandhi, will leave for Sydney...
  • Watch: Indian Australians speak on Modi's visit November 16, 2014

    Indian Australians express their needs and wants from Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he visits the island nation on a three-day tour. ...
  • Watch: Modi lauds Brisbane for playing host to G20 Summit November 16, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the people of Brisbane at Town Hall lauded their efforts for hosting the 2014 G20 Summit. ...
  • Isolated at G20, Putin leaves Summit mid-way November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Leaders from the G20 group of nations agreed on Sunday to boost flagging global growth, tackle climate change and crack down on tax avoidance but ties between the West and Russia plummeted to a new low over the crisis in Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin left the G20 summit in...