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  • Boxing Day Test to pause to remember tsunami victims 43 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The roar of a Boxing Day Test crowd will be momentarily hushed on Friday in a mark of respect and to remember the 10th anniversary of the devastating 2004 tsunami. About 65,000 Australian fans are expected at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as the Aussies attempt to seal the series...
  • If you know Australians we tend to like verbal banter: Michael Bevan 4 hours 6 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India did try to turn the sledge handle towards Australia at the Gabba but the tactic probably backfired and Mitchell Johnson, who was at the receiving end while batting, came up trumps. Michael Bevan said that Australian's relish the verbal banter and opposition teams should never use it...
  • Shikhar Dhawan fit to play in Boxing Day Test 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is fit to play in the third Test against Australia starting December 26 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). An Indian team spokesperson Monday said Dhawan and vice-captain Virat Kohli had recovered from the injuries sustained in the Gabba nets before play on the fourth morning...
  • Real Madrid to play at Melbourne Cricket Ground November 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Real Madrid has been confirmed as one of three European teams to contest the International Champions Cup Australia tournament at the Melbourne Cricket Ground next July. The 100,024-seat stadium will host matches on July 18, 21 and 24 when the International Champions Cup expands to including an Asia-Pacific tournament running...
  • South Africa's Imran Tahir in doubt for fourth ODI vs Australia November 20, 2014

    South Africa could be without frontline spin bowler Imran Tahir for the fourth one-dayer against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after he injured his knee in the 73-run defeat in Canberra on Wednesday. The 35-year-old leg spinner did not bat in the loss at Manuka Oval, which left the tourists...
  • PM Modi clicks selfie with 'friend' Tony Abbott November 18, 2014

    Melbourne: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is known for clicking selfies, on Tuesday posted a selfie with his "friend" and Australian counterpart Tony Abbott. The selfie signed by the two leaders was taken at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) where Abbott hosted a rare reception for Modi, the first Indian...
  • Modi is like a 'brother', says Australian PM Abbott November 18, 2014

    Melbourne: "Narendra and I." Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said this at a joint press conference with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi after a summit talks while stressing how the two countries were expanding their cooperation in various areas. The personal warmth Abbott shared with Modi was reflected yet again at...
  • Modi, Abbott pose with World Cup trophy at Melbourne Cricket Ground November 18, 2014

    PM Narendra Modi attended a reception hosted by his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott at the Melbourne Cricket ground. Modi also posed with the 2015 Cricket world cup trophy. ...
  • Modi raises a toast to Australia, to head to Fiji next November 18, 2014

    Melbourne: Prime Minister Narendra Modi raised a toast to Australia at the legendary Melbourne Cricket Ground as he rounded up his four-city tour in the island nation- one which resulted in a "new relationship" between the two countries. At the official dinner hosted by his Australian counterpart Tony Abott at...
  • Watch: Indian Australians speak about Modi's address in Parliament November 18, 2014

    Indian Australians are all praise about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address in the Australian Parliament. ...
  • Modi arrives in Melbourne on the final leg of Australia tour November 18, 2014

    Melbourne: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Melbourne on Tuesday on the fourth and final leg of his four-city tour of Australia. He arrived in Melbourne after a hectic morning in Canberra, where he held bilateral talks with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott and then addressed the Australian Parliament, the first...
  • Live: Modi, Abbott pose with World Cup trophy at the Melbourne Cricket ground November 18, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Melbourne on the fourth and final leg of his Australia tour. India and Australia in Canberra signed five pacts after bilateral talks between Modi and Tony Abbott. While addressing the Australian Parlaiment Modi said that Australia will not be at the periphery of India's...
  • PM Modi gets flavour of cricket ahead of MCG visit November 17, 2014

    Brisbane: A day ahead of his visit to the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday got a flavour of cricket. The occasion was a breakfast meeting hosted for Modi by Queensland Prime Minister Campbell Newman where the former Aussie pace bowler Michael Kasprowicz was present. Kasprowics, who was...
  • 'Modi Express' flagged off by Australian minister in Melbourne November 16, 2014

    Melbourne: "Modi Express", a special train carrying over 220 passengers who will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first public lecture in Sydney, was flagged off on Sunday by an Australian minister in Melbourne. Victorian Multicultural Minister Matthew Guy flagged off the train at Southern Cross station - the major railway station...
  • Cartoon of the day: PM Modi in Australia November 14, 2014

    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. ...
  • Sikh Gurdwara vandalised in Australia October 30, 2014

    Melbourne: A newly built Sikh Gurdwara has become target of anti-islamic slurs after it was vandalised and painted with obscene messages in Australia's Perth city. The multi-million dollar Gurdwara in Bennett Springs was painted with the words like "Aussie pride" and "go home", ABC reported. Security cameras of the Gurdwara...
  • David Villa to leave Australia early, future unclear October 22, 2014

    Melbourne: Spanish striker David Villa's loan deal with Melbourne City will be cut short after four matches, with apparently no guarantee he will return to Australia's A-League. Melbourne City confirmed on Wednesday that Villa will return to his New York City club in Major League Soccer after the Australian team's fourth-round...
  • Australian Open lifts prize money by 10 percent October 7, 2014

    The Australian Open will hike total prizemoney 10 percent in 2014 to A$36 million ($31.44 million), organisers said on Tuesday. The Australian dollar has retreated by over six percent against the US dollar over the past month, but the 2015 prize pool is still competitive against last year's A$33 million, which...
  • Twin trouble for Air India flights, one delayed due to clogged toilets, other develops technical snag October 4, 2014

    New Delhi: Air India's spate of trouble with its Dreamliner fleet continued on Friday as the airline was forced to cancel its Melbourne-Delhi flight and delay the departure of its Singapore-Chennai service by over six hours. While the Melbourne-Delhi flight AI-301 had clogged toilets in the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and...
  • Delhi ranks 111th on global liveability index August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India's national capital, New Delhi, features at a disappointing 111th position while 'Millennium City' Mumbai's liveability index has shot up in the past five years, says a global livability survey held by the Economist Intelligent Unit. In the survey that ranks 140 cities across the globe, the liveability index...
  • Melbourne secures Australian Grand Prix until 2020 August 3, 2014

    Melbourne: Melbourne has secured the Australian Formula One Grand Prix until 2020 after striking a new deal that will reduce the taxpayer subsidy of around $50 million a year, the head of the Victoria state government said on Sunday. The race, which has been run in the city's Albert Park since...
  • Kevin Pietersen joins Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League July 28, 2014

    Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen joined the Melbourne Stars on Monday to be the highestprofile signing of the new season of Australia's Big Bash League. Pietersen, who was sacked by England in February following the 50 Ashes drubbing in the winter tour to Australia, has signed a twoyear deal with the...
  • Some on downed Malaysian plane were heading to AIDS conference July 18, 2014

    Melbourne: Some of the passengers on a Malaysian airliner that crashed in eastern Ukraine were headed to a major international AIDS conference in Melbourne, the Australian government said on Friday. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop confirmed that at least 27 Australians were among the 298 passengers and crew on the flight that...
  • Damien Duff joins David Villa at Melbourne City June 10, 2014

    Former Chelsea and Newcastle United winger Damien Duff has signed a oneyear deal with Australia's Melbourne City, the ALeague club said on Tuesday after securing their second major international signing in a week. The Manchester Cityowned club last week announced the recruitment of Spain's alltime leading goalscorer David Villa for a...
  • Farhan Akhtar honoured at Indian Film Festival of Melbourne, Australia May 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Actorfilmmaker Farhan Akhtar, who recently received the best actor award from the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy here, has been honoured at the ongoing Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM)."Thank you to the jury and Government of Victoria, Australia for honouring me with best actor at the Indian Film Festival of...
  • Amitabh Bachchan presents scholarship to an Indian student at La Trobe University, Melbourne May 2, 2014

    Melbourne: Indian cinema icon Amitabh Bachchan presented an Indian student with a scholarship of AUD 200,000 (appoximately $185,000) at La Trobe University here. The recipient of the Amitabh Bachchan Scholarship, that runs for four years, is La Trobe graduate Roshan Kumar, who is from Ranchi in Jharkhand. He will works towards...
  • I don't have a political bent of mind: Vidya Balan March 30, 2014

    Melbourne: National award-winning actress Vidya Balan, who is on a mini break from her hectic career, says she has no plans to join politics and will stick to her acting career. "I don't have a political bent of mind except that I will cast my vote like a responsible citizen of...
  • Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel opts for 'Suzie' March 12, 2014

    Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel will be driving 'Suzie' around the bend when the season starts in Australia on Sunday. The 26-year-old German has given a female name to all his Red Bull cars and the team announced his latest choice on their Twitter feed on Tuesday. Vettel will be chasing...
  • Bernie Ecclestone hopes every race will be like a wet race March 11, 2014

    London: Bernie Ecclestone is looking forward to an unpredictable 2014 season when new engines threaten to overturn the established order, the Formula One boss said on Monday. Ecclestone, 83, said he would be able to keep on top of running the sport despite going on trial for bribery in Germany next...