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  • PM Modi's plane made to wait at Myanmar airport for 92 minutes November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Air India One plane was made to wait at the Nay Pyi Taw Airport in Myanmar last week for 92 minutes due to delay in refuelling it before it flew to Brisbane in Australia. The flight, scheduled to depart at 9:30 PM on Thursday, left...
  • 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...
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives boomerang from aboriginal dancers November 17, 2014

    Sydney: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday received a boomerang as a present during a traditional welcome by aboriginal dance performers as he touched down in this Australian city. Modi termed the welcome "amazing". Modi, who arrived here from Brisbane, watched the aboriginal dance performance at his hotel. Later the dancers...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Newspapers in Brisbane talk about PM Modi's 'standout shake' with Tony Abbott November 16, 2014

    Newspapers in Brisbane talk about PM Narendra Modi's 'Standout Shake' with Tony Abbott. "The hug between Tony Abbott and Narendra Modi stood out. Good to see ties between India and Australia being strengthened," said Brisbane resident. ...
  • Watch: PM Modi's full speech at unveiling of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Brisbane November 16, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a bronze 2.5-metre long statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Roma Street Parkland in Australia's southeastern state of Queensland. "I firmly believe that Mahatma Gandhi is as relevant today as he was during his time," Modi said. ...
  • 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. ...
  • Modi unveils Mahatma Gandhi statue in Brisbane, Australia November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: On October 2- observed as Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary- a new era was born, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he addressed the Indian diaspora in Australia's Brisbane. "On October 2 (1869), a person was not born in Porbandar but an era was born," the PM said while unveiling a...
  • G20 backs Modi's strong pitch for repatriation of black money November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: In a victory for India, the G20 on Sunday endorsed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strong pitch for repatriation of black money at its summit here, echoing the government's line on the need for transparency and disclosure of tax information. Modi while voicing India's support for a new global standard...
  • Live: Modi to unveil Mahatma Gandhi statue in Brisbane, Australia November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is visiting Australia will unveil a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Brisbane on Sunday. Catch all the live updates here. ...
  • Vladimir Putin says good chance of ending Ukraine crisis as he leaves G20 Summit mid-way November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday there was a "good chance" of resolving the conflict in Ukraine as Western leaders squarely blamed Moscow and threatened to slap more sanctions if it did not take action to end the crisis. Putin was speaking at a G20 leaders summit in Brisbane...
  • G-20 leaders finalise details of growth plan November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: World leaders on Sunday prepared to release details of a plan aimed at injecting life into the listless global economy, with infrastructure investment and the lowering of trade barriers flagged as key components of the initiative. Leaders of the world's 20 largest economies, wrapping up a two-day gathering in the...
  • Barack Obama warns of dangers of outright conflict in Asia November 15, 2014

    On the sidelines of G-20 summit, US President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia. In a speech at Queensland University in Brisbane, Obama said, "Asia's security order must not be based on coercion or intimidation, where big nations bully the small, but on alliances for...
  • Vladimir Putin plans to leave G20 early after West blasts Russia over Ukraine November 15, 2014

    Brisbane: Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to leave the G20 summit early, a member of his delegation said, after Western leaders blasted Moscow on Saturday for the crisis in Ukraine and threatened more sanctions. The Russian official told Reuters that Putin planned to skip a working session on Sunday at the...
  • PM Modi makes strong pitch for operationalisation of BRICS bank November 15, 2014

    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: Narendra Modi's Australia visit November 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Australia as a part of his three-nation tour. ...
  • India-US breakthrough on WTO hailed as 'win-win' situation November 14, 2014

    Brisbane: The resolution of a row between India and the US over food subsidies was on Friday hailed as a "win-win" situation by leading industrialised countries -- Japan, the EU and the UK -- who expressed confidence that a landmark global trade pact stalled for months can now move forward....
  • 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. ...
  • PM Modi must look after all the international students, says Indian taxi driver November 14, 2014

    CNN-IBN's Marya Shakil spoke to an Indian taxi driver in Brisbane. Indian origin cab driver said that he would not mind going back to India if given better job opportunities. "PM Modi must look after all the international students," said the cab driver. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi meets Japan PM over dinner in Brisbane November 14, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe at a dinner hosted by the latter in the Australian city of Brisbane. "Happy to meet you once again," Modi tweeted on meeting Abe. Modi met Abe during his official visit to Japan in August-September this year. The two leaders are...
  • Peter Siddle warns India's stand-in Test skipper Virat Kohli November 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia paceman Peter Siddle has wasted little time throwing a psychological dagger at India's stand-in skipper Virat Kohli, saying the batsman could expect a harsh reception from players and fans on tour Down Under. Fans at Brisbane's Gabba gave England paceman Stuart Broad a welcome he would never forget in...
  • Tests not a priority for India: Stuart Clark November 11, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australian Test seamer Stuart Clark Tuesday said the decision to rest skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni from the first Test against Australia shows that India place greater emphasis on the 2015 World Cup rather than the upcoming series, both to be played Down Under. India are scheduled to play four...
  • PM Narendra Modi invites views for his Australia visit November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: As he embarked on a three-nation tour that will also take him to Australia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited ideas and thoughts for his visit to that country. "Do keep sharing thoughts & ideas for the visit. Here is a great place to keep updated on the...
  • Will highlight 'key' issue of cooperation against black money at G20 summit: PM Modi November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the importance of global cooperation against black money will be a "key issue" he will highlight at the upcoming G20 summit in Brisbane, as he embarks on a three-nation visit from Tuesday. Seeking to inject momentum in the country's 'Act East' policy,...
  • PM Narendra Modi leaves on 3-nation tour on Tuesday for key global summits November 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Seeking to inject momentum in the country's 'Act East' policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi embarks on a three-nation tour of Myanmar, Australia and Fiji on Tuesday to attend key multilateral summits during which India is expected to push for steps to create more jobs and improve world economy. During...