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22-Oct-2018 Canberra

Usain Bolt gets offer from Australian soccer club

Former Olympic sprinter Usain Bolt has been offered a contract by Australia's Central Coast Mariners soccer club, media reports said.This comes just over a week after a trial game where the 32-year-old Jamaican scored two goals as centre forward for the club...

15-Sep-2018 Melbourne

Cricket Australia to probe Moeen Ali's 'Osama' accusations

Cricket Australia (CA) has decided to launch a probe on England all-rounder Moeen Ali's allegations against an Australian player for calling him "Osama" during the 2015 Ashes.Moeen, 31, made the accusation in his soon-to-be-released autobiography, where he also...

12-Sep-2018 Canberra

Over 70% Australians face sexual harassment : Study

Nearly 71 per cent of Australians have been victims of sexual harassment at some point in their lives, a report published on Wednesday by the Australian Human Rights Commission said.One in every three have experienced it at work in the last five years, Efe...

18-Aug-2018 Melbourne

Always chosen indie dramas over mega budget films : Manoj Bajpayee

Manoj Bajpayee, who features in first-time director Dipesh Jain's "Gali Guleiyan" -- the gritty trailer of which came out on Saturday -- says he has always chosen independent movies over big budget entertainers as it is his comfort zone.Just the content is...

18-Aug-2018 Melbourne

As human beings we should help others in need : Rani Mukerji

Bringing about social change is the onus of every citizen of the world and not just of a handful of those who are in powerful positions, says actress Rani Mukerji, whose films "Black" and "Hichki" have been instrumental in transforming people's outlook towards...

17-Aug-2018 Melbourne

Our society is proving sicker by the day : Richa Chadha on #MeToo

As the #MeToo tide continues to cause waves across the global entertainment industry, Bollywood actress Richa Chadha says the world of cinema is still in a privileged position, especially at a time when newspapers are highlighting children facing sexual...

16-Aug-2018 Melbourne

LA Trobe Hosts Bollywood Greats

Two of the Biggest names in the Indian Film Industry have shared their expertise at an exclusive screening of their blockbuster movie Sanju, at La Trobe University, Australia.In their only Australian University appearance, Director Rajkumar Hirani and Writer...

14-Aug-2018 Melbourne

My job is not to make you happy : Manoj Bajpayee

Raw, gritty, intense and flawless in his performances, Manoj Bajpayee, in his over two-decade career, has infused life into many a movies, without feeling the need to leave the audience "happy". That's not my job, says the widely acclaimed actor in his straight...

12-Aug-2018 Melbourne

Just looking for right day for 'Baazaar' release : Nikkhil Advani

Filmmaker Nikkhil Advani, setting aside buzz of "problems" around the release of his production "Baazaar", says he is on the lookout for the right day for the Saif Ali Khan-starrer to hit the screens.Advani spoke at a panel discussion on 'Changing Landscape and...

11-Aug-2018 Melbourne

What have I whitewashed? asks Hirani questioning critics of 'Sanju'

Whitewashing, media bashing and glorification. The makers of "Sanju" have been fielding allegations ever since the film on the tumultuous life of actor Sanjay Dutt hit the screens. Now, they have questions of their own."If I start on that, I can talk on it for the...

10-Aug-2018 Melbourne

It's special to play specially-abled characters : Rani Mukerji

Actress Rani Mukerji, whose "Hichki" will play at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM), says she is always happy about essaying roles of specially-abled characters.Whether it was Rani's portrayal as a deaf and blind girl in "Black" or her role as a woman...

26-Jun-2018 Canberra, Australia

15th India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission held in Australia

The 15th India-Australia Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) was held on 25thJune 2018, in Canberra, Australia.  The meeting was jointly chaired by Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Suresh Prabhu and Australian Minister for Trade,...

28-Mar-2018 Melbourne/Johannesburg/New Delhi

Disgraced Aussie cricketers handed bans, also barred from IPL 2018

Four days after they were exposed, Cricket Australia (CA) on Wednesday suspended disgraced captain Steve Smith and vice captain David Warner for 12 months each and opener Cameron Bancroft for nine months over a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa. Subsequently,...

25-Mar-2018 Melbourne

Vettel wins F1 season's first Grand Prix in Australia

Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel took advantage of a virtual safety car to steal the lead from Mercedes' reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton as he won the Australian Grand Prix, the first of the Formula One season, on Sunday.The German, starting from third behind...

01-Mar-2018 Canberra

Malcolm Turnbull urges school principals to tackle bullying

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday wrote to all school principals in the country urging them to join the fight against bullying.In the letter, Turnbull said he was "profoundly affected by the death of teenager Dolly Everett and implored the...

22-Feb-2018 Canberra

China no threat to Australia : Malcolm Turnbull

China is not a threat to Australia because it lacks "any hostile intent", Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said here on Thursday as he embarked on his US visit.Turnbull while speaking to the media, sought to play down a more hostile approach to China by the...

19-Feb-2018 Canberra (Australia)

India building digital health ecosystem : J.P. Nadda

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare J.P. Nadda on Monday said India is committed to reforms in health services delivery using Information and Communication Technology (ICT).Addressing delegates from around a dozen countries at the Global Digital Health...

28-Jan-2018 Melbourne

My fairytale continues, says emotional Roger Federer

Moments after becoming the first man to win 20 Grand Slam titles by beating Marin Cilic in five gruelling sets in the Australian Open final, an emotional Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer said on Sunday that the fairytale continued for him."It was a long day, waiting...

28-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Roger Federer retains Australian Open crown

Swiss ace Roger Federer defended his Australian Open crown by getting past Croatian Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 in a rip-roaring men's singles final here on Sunday.This is the 20th Grand Slam title of Federer's career.Federer looked in control in the...

28-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Australian Open: Rohan Bopanna,Timea Babos lose mixed doubles final

Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Hungarian partner Timea Babos went down fighting to Gabriela Dabrowski and Mate Pavic in the final of the mixed doubles at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Sunday.The fifth seeded Indo-Hungarian combination lost...

27-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep in Australian Open final

Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki claimed her first Grand Slam tennis title after defeating Romanian Simona Halep in the women's singles final of the Australian Open here on Saturday.Second seed Wozniacki, the former World No.1, prevailed 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 in two hours...

27-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Oliver Marach-Mate Pavic clinch Australian Open men's doubles title

Oliver Marach of Austria and Mate Pavic of Croatia on Saturday defeated Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 33 minutes, clinching the Australian Open men's doubles title.The European pair has remained undefeated since the...

24-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Australian Open : Rohan Bopanna in mixed doubles semis

Indian star Rohan Bopanna and his Dutch partner Timea Babos registered a straight-sets victory to enter the semi-finals of the mixed doubles category at the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Wednesday.The fifth seeded Indo-Dutch combination beat the...

17-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Australian Open : Youngsters trouble top seeds

Many of the top seeds at the Australian Open tennis tournament struggled through their second round matches here on Wednesday, as young guns put on a show for the 70,000 fans in attendance at Melbourne Park.What was supposed to be a routine match up for women's...

14-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Nadal, Djokovic, favourites at Australian Open, says Federer

After last year's inspirational five-set victory against Rafael Nadal in the Australian Open final, tennis great Roger Federer looked cool, calm and confident when he addressed the media on Sunday, just one day before the 2018 tournament gets underway.But...

13-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Rafael Nadal wants to start afresh at 2018 Australian Open

Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal has said the bitter disappointment of last year's narrow five-set loss to Roger Federer in the Australian Open final will not give him any extra motivation for this year's opening Grand Slam."It is impossible to be more motivated...

11-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer lead rankings at Australian Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal has been top seeded at the Australian Open, above Swiss great Roger Federer at two, followed by Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov, Germany's Alexander Zverev and Dominic Thiem of Austria.Serbia's Djokovic, who is making a comeback after a six month...

10-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Australian Open : Bhambri, Ramnathan in second round of qualifiers

India's Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramnathan got through the first match while Sumit Nagal and Prajnesh Gunneswaran lost their matches in the qualifying rounds of the Australian Open tennis tournament here on Wednesday.Bhambri, with an ATP ranking of 121 and...

10-Jan-2018 Melbourne

Novak Djokovic beats Thiem in strong comeback after 6-month absence

In his first appearance in six months, Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic on Wednesday defeated Austria's Dominic Thiem 6-1, 6-4 at the Kooyong Classic exhibition here.The 12-time Grand Slam champion seemed to have overcome the elbow injury that ended his...

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