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  • CWG 2014: Australia test awaits Sardar Singh and Co. in Glasgow Yesterday

    Glasgow: With two easy victories under their belt, a confident India will face their first real test in the men's hockey event when they take on world champions and title holders Australia in the next group match at the 20th Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. Ninth ranked India started their campaign in...
  • Australia approves Adani's $16 billion Carmichael coal project Yesterday

    Melbourne: The Australian government on Monday approved Indian firm Adani Mining Pty Ltd's controversial A$16.5 billion ($15.5 billion) Carmichael coal and rail project in Queensland, subject to strict conditions to protect groundwater. The Carmichael mine, which could become Australia's largest coal mine at 60 million tonnes a year, has sparked protests...
  • CWG 2014: Indian women paddlers miss out on bronze 2 days ago

    Glasgow: Indian women paddlers lost their 2014 Commonwealth Games team bronze medal match to Australia 1-3 at the Scotstoun Table Tennis Centre on Sunday. After taking a 2-1 lead, 2010 silver medallists India lost the next two ties - doubles and singles - to return home empty-handed. India's Shamini Kumaresan lost the...
  • CWG 2014: Australia dominate in the velodrome with double gold 2 days ago

    Annette Edmondson and Scott Sunderland won gold for Australia at the Chris Hoy Velodrome on Saturday but England were left subdued after four of their Olympic gold medallists failed to get on the podium. The 22-year-old Edmondson claimed victory in the women's 10km scratch race with a time of 12 minutes...
  • Centre to back 157 people, including Indians detained by Australia 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India on Saturday said it will take back all its citizens, detained onboard a boat seized by Australia, but a decision on other nationals will be taken as per international law and convention after ascertaining their identity. A Home Ministry spokesperson said as per current policy, India will take...
  • CWG 2014: Australia women break freestyle relay world record 3 days ago

    Glasgow: Australia's women set a world record in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay on the first day of competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday. The Campbell sisters Bronte and Cate along with Emma McKeon and Melanie Schlanger clocked 3 minutes, 30.98 seconds to surpass the 3:31.72 recorded five years...
  • Bollywood inspired Indian stalker in Australia 4 days ago

    Sydney: An Indian man, facing trial for stalking women in Australia, has told the court his acts were inspired by Bollywood movies. Sandesh Baliga, 31, an Indian national based in the Australian state of Tasmania, has been accused of stalking two women in 2012 and 2013, ABC news reported. The Hobart Magistrates...
  • India was toughest period of my captaincy: Michael Clarke 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Australian skipper Michael Clarke does not regret the infamous 'Homework-gate' scandal in India last year but does admit that the tour was the toughest period of his captaincy. The Aussies not only lost the Test series 0-4 against Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India but were also hit hard after four players...
  • Indian flag shown upside down on Masterchef Australia and Commonwealth Games' official video; outrage on social media 5 days ago

    The 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow came under a cloud after users on social media pointed out that the official video of the Games posted in June, showed the Indian flag being held up upside down. Interestingly, a new episode of the popular cooking show Masterchef Australia also showed the...
  • My career really took off after ton in Perth in 1992: Tendulkar 6 days ago

    Mumbai: Once again terming it his best Test ton, batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday said his career took flight following the knock of 114 on a bouncy WACA track in 1992, adding that the innings against a hostile Australian attack in Perth gave him immense confidence. "One innings that changed...
  • Condom that neutralises HIV virus gets clearance 1 week ago

    Sydney: Australian authorities have approved a condom developed in the country which contains a substance that destroys AIDS-causing HIV and other sexually transmitted viruses almost entirely, media reported Tuesday. The biotech firm Starpharma has developed an antiviral compound called VivaGel that, according to laboratory tests, can render inactive up to 99.9...
  • Surgery rules out Australia's Shaun Marsh for four months 1 week ago

    Sydney: Australia batsman Shaun Marsh is to have surgery on an injured elbow next week and will miss October's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday. The 31-year-old, who played in the first two Tests of the series win in South Africa that put...
  • Japanese Olympic champ is Australia's CWG medal hope July 21, 2014

    Melbourne: A Japanese is Australia's best medal hope in the gymnastics for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow! Sounds strange but it is. Naoya Tsukahara, 37, was given the Australian citizen in 2013 after an illustrious career in Japan, has emerged as injury-ravaged Australian men gymnastic team's best medal hope in...
  • Gurinder Sandhu on stand-by for Australia A July 21, 2014

    Melbourne: Indian origin cricketer Gurinder Sandhu has been included in the Australia A squad as a stand-by for injured pacer Josh Hazlewood. Hazlewood suffered a side strain in Australia A's win over India A at Darwin on Sunday and has been ruled out of the quadrangular series also involving South Africa...
  • MH370's search coordinator to lead Australia's MH17 probe July 21, 2014

    Canberra: A former Australian defence official, who led the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, arrived in Kiev on Monday to examine MH17's crash site. Former air chief marshal Angus Houston will lead a 45-man Australian team to investigate the crash site, Xinhua reported. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on...
  • UN to vote on MH17 crash resolution July 21, 2014

    Canberra: Diplomats said that the UN Security Council could vote as early as on Monday on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area. But Australia and Russia on late Sunday were still working out key differences, and Britain accused...
  • Angry Australia PM says Ukraine crash probe resembles 'garden clean-up' July 21, 2014

    Sydney: Australia's prime minister voiced deep concern on Monday that Russian-backed rebels remained in control of the crash site of a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine, saying the site looked more like a "garden clean-up" than a forensic investigation. At least 27 Australian passengers were among the 298 people aboard...
  • India A lose to Australia A in first ODI despite Sanju's knock July 20, 2014

    Darwin: Sanju Samson's valiant 81-run knock was overshadowed by Kane Richardson's five-wicket haul as India 'A' lost by 28 runs to Australia 'A' in the first one-day of a quadrangular series, which also features South Africa 'A' and a local National Performance Squad (NPS). Chasing 253 for a win in 50...
  • MH17 crash overshadows G20 trade summit July 19, 2014

    Sydney: Trade ministers from the world's leading economies met in Sydney on Saturday for the latest round of G20 talks, with the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 threatening to overshadow the summit. G20 chair Australia has sought to keep the meeting focused on economic growth, but Thursday's disaster in rebel-held...
  • Australia lashes out at Russia over Ukraine plane crash July 18, 2014

    Melbourne: An angry Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday said the downing of a Malaysian plane over Ukraine was a crime not an accident and lashed out at Russia for its "deeply unsatisfactory" response over the crash that killed all 298 people, including 28 Australians. Malaysian airliner MH17 was allegedly...
  • Shane Warne dials Cook's number to 'clear the air' July 18, 2014

    London: Australian spin legend Shane Warne claims to have settled his differences with Alastair Cook after talking to the England skipper for over an hour. "It was good to clear the air and it was amicable," Warne told the Daily Telegraph. During England's 5-0 Ashes series loss 'Down Under', Cook's generally conservative...
  • Australia not so bold about Commonwealth gold at Glasgow July 18, 2014

    Australia's reign atop the Commonwealth Games medals table faces their biggest threat in decades at Glasgow and the team's management has been at pains to prepare the sports-mad public for the worst - defeat by England. Barring a designer-driven cringe over the athletes' "granny-knit" uniforms, the Games have been largely off...
  • Second unofficial Test between Australia A and India A ends in a draw July 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Rain played spoilsport as the second and final four-day match between India A and Australia A ended in a draw on the fourth day at the Allan Border Field on Wednesday. Only 50 overs were possible on the final day before rain stopped play. An unbeaten century from Phillip Hughes...
  • Ojha strikes another ton, India A in the lead against Australia A July 15, 2014

    Brisbane: In-form Naman Ojha struck a brave ton while No. 10 batsman Umesh Yadav made 90 to not only pull India A out of trouble but also give the visitors a valuable lead after the third day's play against Australia A in the second unofficial Test at Allan Border Field,...
  • World Cup 2014: The best goals in Brazil July 14, 2014

    Robin van Persie scored one of the most eye-catching goals of the World Cup with a diving header, and James Rodriguez blasted in one of the tournament's most spectacular after controlling the ball with his chest and volleying home from outside the area. Sunday's final saw only one goal when...
  • Ben Cutting, Chadd Sayers push India A on the backfoot July 14, 2014

    Brisbane: After a brave show on Day 1, India 'A' were pushed on the backfoot courtesy a fine fifty by Australia 'A' bastman Ben Cutting and a three-wicket haul by pacer Chadd Sayers on the second day of the final unofficial Test at Allan Border Field. Responding to 423 by Australia...
  • Mishra's spell puts India A on top against Australia A July 13, 2014

    Brisbane: Legspinner Amit Mishra bagged four wickets to spell trouble for the hosts as India A checked Australia A to 288 for 7 on the opening day of the second and final unofficial Test at the Allan Border Field here on Sunday. Electing to bat in the four-day game, the Aussies...
  • Nathan Lyon joins Australia A squad against India A July 10, 2014

    Melbourne: Off spinner Nathan Lyon has been added to the Australia A squad ahead of the second and final four-day match against India A, starting on Sunday in Brisbane. "Nathan has been added to the squad to give him the opportunity to play some First Class cricket in preparation for Australia's...
  • Ojha, Rayudu slam tons as India A draw four-day game against Australia A July 9, 2014

    Brisbane: Naman Ojha and Ambati Rayudu hit unbeaten centuries each to rescue India A to 285 for five in their second innings on the fourth and final day as the unofficial Test match against Australia A ended in a draw at Allan Border Field on Wednesday. After an unconquered double ton...