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  • World Cup 2015: Schedule of warm-up matches 5 days ago

    New Delhi: A series of warm-up matches starting February 8 will provide insight into the form of some of the teams taking part in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, and also give a chance to fans, who are from the tournament venues, to see some of the stars in...
  • India's Yuki Bhambri loses to Andy Murray in 1st round of Australian Open January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray beat Indian qualifier Yuki Bhambri 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3) on Monday to begin another quest to win an elusive Australian Open title. Playing in the newly refurbished Margaret Court Arena, Murray trailed 4-1 in the third set before coming back to level the set...
  • 2 dead, 1 wounded in Central Florida mall shooting: Police January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: A Florida man had "several pockets full of ammunition" when he targeted his wife in a shooting Saturday morning that killed two people at a mall food court where the woman worked, police said. Authorities said the shooting happened about a half hour before the mall was to open to...
  • Shooting at Florida mall leaves one dead, two hurt: Police January 17, 2015

    Melbourne: One person is dead and two are injured after gunfire erupted early on Saturday at a mall in Melbourne, Florida, police said. "At this time, we believe the situation is contained," said Melbourne police commander Vince Pryce. Police did not say whether the shooter was dead. Earlier, they had said the...
  • That little urn makes England-Australia rivalry ultimate January 15, 2015

    There are so many great rivalries in world cricket but it's a tiny thing that makes England and Australia the ultimate; that little urn. It is so simple but it's that tradition of the Ashes and every time we face each other, no matter what format, those emotions and that history...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 29, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Bajrang Dal stages protests against Aamir Khan's 'PK' across India December 29, 2014

    The Bajrang Dal has staged protests against the film 'PK' across the country even as the Censor board has refused to take any action against the film. Censor board Chairperson Leela Samson said that the board will not remove any scenes from the film as it has already released. ...
  • Murali Vijay's 55 only face saver for Team India on Day 2 December 27, 2014

    When Australia finished 259 for five at stumps on day one at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, it felt that the Indian team might have learned their lessons from the first two defeats. Both teams were looking even as the Indian bowlers made the hosts fight for every run on the...
  • Stat Attack: Dhoni becomes 1st Indian wicketkeeper to take 50 catches against Australia in Tests December 26, 2014

    Melbourne: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni added another feather on his hat on Friday as he became the only Indian glovesman to take 50 catches against Australia in Tests. Dhoni took his tally to 65 dismissals (51 catches and 14 stumpings) in 19 matches against Australia. England's Alan Knott is...
  • Obstreperous Smith, inconsistent bowling were talking points of 1st day of Boxing Day Test December 26, 2014

    The Boxing Day Test match is always a special moment for all the players and the occasion in itself can at times get big on the players. But as they say it, the biggest of moments and the greatest of players are made for each other and Steven Smith is...
  • Boxing Day Test to pause to remember tsunami victims December 25, 2014

    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 December 25, 2014

    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 December 22, 2014

    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...