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  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 2nd ODI 4 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) PLAYING XIs: South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wK), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, AB de Villiers (c), Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir Australia: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey...
  • US, EU override Australia to put climate change on G20 agenda 4 days ago

    Brisbane: The G20 communique will include a significant passage on climate change, EU officials said on Sunday, as the United States and other heavyweight nations override host Australia's attempts to keep the issue off the formal agenda. Much of the meeting of world leaders in Australia has been overshadowed by the...
  • Waiting for your visit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel tells Modi 4 days ago

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday had a much-anticipated bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of the G20 Summit. At the meeting, Merkel told Modi that "our relations are deepening...Waiting for your visit," according to tweets posted by the external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. Just ahead of the...
  • PM Modi charmed by Australian Koala bear at G20 5 days ago

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a delightful Australian welcome when he was charmed by a cuddly koala bear during a break at the G20 summit. The wild-eyed koala was brought to the Prime Minister by officials at the backstage of the G20 summit. Modi "tangled" with the koalas deployed by...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle 5 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • G20 2014: Can politics and economic reforms be delinked? 5 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi said reform process is bound to face resistance and wanted it to be insulated from political pressures. Making a strong pitch for economic reforms, Modi told fellow G20 leaders at a Retreat that reforms should lead to simplification of processes and that methods of governance must...
  • Michael Clarke ruled out as South Africa look to level series against Australia 5 days ago

    Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss the rest of the one-day international series against South Africa with a hamstring injury, the country's cricket board (CA) said on Saturday. Clarke re-injured his problematic left hamstring on Friday in Australia's 23-run win over the Proteas in the first match in Perth and had...
  • Great opportunity for India and Australia to strengthen ties: Anand Mahindra 5 days ago

    One of India's top business leaders Anand Mahindra on Saturday said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit will strengthen India- Australia ties. ...
  • Watch: PM Modi's lavish barbecue with Tony Abbott 5 days ago

    Before the summit, G20 leaders enjoyed a lavish barbecue. Australian Minister Tony Abbott who was playing host tweeted about the lunch saying it was an opportunity to speak to leaders like Narendra Modi and Barack Obama in a relaxed atmosphere. ...
  • Watch: Leaders busy brainstorming at G20 summit, spouses have a day out at wildlife sanctuary 5 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a very Australian welcome at the G-20 summit as he was greeted by a Koala bear. While he and other leaders were busy brainstorming at the summit, their spouses had a day out at a wildlife sanctuary. ...
  • India's pace attack problems thing of the past, feels Sanjay Bangar 5 days ago

    Pace attack may be seen as India's perennial problem overseas but it would be a thing of past come Australia series beginning next month, feels assistant coach Sanjay Bangar. With Umesh Yadav coming back into rhythm and Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammad Shami already in the thick of things, Bangar on Saturday...
  • PM Modi makes strong pitch for operationalisation of BRICS bank 5 days ago

    Brisbane: Making a strong pitch for speeding up the creation of a BRICS development bank, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said India hopes to ratify the agreement over the financial institution by year-end and 2016 should be set as the target for its inauguration. "The historic 6th BRICS Summit in...
  • Watch: 'Spouses' day out' at G20 summit 5 days ago

    While world leaders were busy brainstorming at the G20 summit, their spouses had a day out in Australia. ...
  • Modi's visit good for India-Australia ties, say foreign journalists 5 days ago

    There is a lot of buzz in the media in Australia about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit. Magazines and newspapers alike are talking about the excitement around his visit and how it symbolises a new chapter in India-Australia relationship. ...
  • Virat Kohli can be the best player in the world, says Adam Gilchrist 5 days ago

    MS Dhoni won't be there to lead India in the first Test on the tour of Australia, giving Virat Kohli the chance to captain his country for the first time in Test cricket. And Kohli has the backing of the legendary Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist. "He may well...
  • NRIs proud of Modi, pin their hopes to him to lead the country 5 days ago

    The Indian community in Australia had been looking forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit while making lavish preparations for the same. ...
  • Will back Bailey to lead Australia in World Cup if needed: Mitchell Johnson 5 days ago

    Sydney: Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson on Saturday backed George Bailey to fill in for Michael Clarke in the 2015 World Cup if the regular skipper's recurring hamstring problems keep him away from leading the hosts in the tournament. Clarke is expected to captain Australia in their first home World Cup in...
  • George Bailey to stand in for captain Michael Clarke for second ODI 5 days ago

    George Bailey will continue to captain Australia for at least the second one-day international against South Africa with regular skipper Michael Clarke in serious doubt to be fit for the rest of the series. Clarke re-injured his problematic left hamstring in Australia's 23-run win over the Proteas in Perth on Friday...
  • Modi's warm hug to Australian PM Tony Abbott at G20 summit 5 days ago

    Brisbane: As visiting G20 leaders trooped one by one into their summit venue, it was a warm hug for the host and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott from his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. Each leader came into the room at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre one at a time, stopped...
  • South Africa might be spared Johnson factor in final ODIs 5 days ago

    Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson may be rested after the second one-day international against South Africa to keep him fresh for the Test series against India and next year's World Cup, the left-arm speedster said on Saturday. Johnson celebrated his ICC Cricketer of the Year award by removing both South Africa's openers...
  • PM Modi meets G20 leaders at Retreat hosted by Abott 5 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the G20 leaders ahead of the annual summit at a retreat hosted by Australian PM Tony Abott. ...
  • G20 to focus on economic growth, infrastructure and tax avoidance 5 days ago

    Brisbane: Boosting global economic growth, encouraging private sector investment in infrastructure, and cracking down on multinational companies which avoid tax were the top issues on the G20 agenda, Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey said on Saturday. Hockey, who is chair of the G20 finance ministers, made these remarks before finance ministers of...
  • Need to simplify, reform methods of economic governance: PM Modi to G20 leaders 5 days ago

    Brisbane: As he seeks to accelerate his economic reform drive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said reform process is bound to face resistance and wanted it to be insulated from political pressures. Making a strong pitch for economic reforms, Modi told fellow G20 leaders at a Retreat that reforms should...
  • Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at G20 Summit 5 days ago

    Addressing the G20 Summit for the first time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that reform has to be driven by the people and cannot be implemented by stealth. Catch all the updates of Modi's three-nation tour on IBNLive.com. ...
  • Repatriation of black money stashed abroad a key priority for India: PM Modi to BRICS leaders 5 days ago

    Brisbane: Ahead of his first appearance at the G20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday raised the issue of black money in an informal meeting with the BRICS leaders. Modi said that repatriation of unaccounted money kept abroad is a key priority for India. Calling for close coordination on...
  • Watch: Narendra Modi's Australia visit 6 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Australia as a part of his three-nation tour. ...
  • PM Modi wows students at Queensland University of Technology 6 days ago

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wowed Queensland University of Technology students, freely mingling with them during a visit, and made it a point to tell them that it is Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday as he sent his best wishes to children. Within hours after his arrival following an overnight flight from...
  • Cartoon of the day: PM Modi in Australia 6 days ago

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Brisbane in Australia early on Friday morning to attend the G20 summit of the world's developed and emerging economies this week. ...
  • 1st ODI: Pacers script Australia's 32-run win over South Africa 6 days ago

    Perth: Paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile took four wickets to fire Australia to a 32-run victory over South Africa in the first one-day international in Perth on Friday. Australia captain Michael Clarke was ruled out midway through the match after re-aggravating his hamstring but stand-in skipper George Bailey scored a telling 70 to...
  • PM Modi watches as Australian varsity displays Indian map without Kashmir 6 days ago

    Brisbane: During Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the Indian map displayed there had Kashmir missing from it, prompting a strong protest by Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh. "India's Foreign Secretary raised the issue strongly and received an unqualified apology," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said,...