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21-Jan-2019 Melbourne

Serena Williams outlasts Halep in epic battle in Australian Open

Serena Williams of the US advanced to the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Monday after a hard-fought 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Romanian world No 1 Simona Halep.The 37-year-old shone at the Rod Laver Arena to again demonstrate her remarkable longevity...

18-Jan-2019 Melbourne

Happy to bat at any number : Mahendra Singh Dhoni

With just a handful of ODIs to be played ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup, the No.4 slot in the Indian batting order is still up for grabs and with former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni staking a strong claim with a hat-trick of half-centuries against Australia,...

18-Jan-2019 Melbourne

Vintage Dhoni gifts India maiden ODI series win Down Under

Former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has once again proved the critics wrong by establishing himself as a master of close finish when he belted an 87 not out to complete a hat trick of half centuries to help the men-in-blue clinch the third ODI by 7 wickets...

17-Jan-2019 Melbourne

Missing the team balance in Pandya's absence : Shikhar Dhawan

Admitting that suspended all-rounder Hardik Pandya was "crucial" for the team's balance, India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Thursday said the team is  not grappling with a fifth bowler conundrum in the ongoing ODI series against Australia.Dhawan was speaking...

16-Jan-2019 Melbourne

Roger Federer overpowers Evans in round 2 of Australian Open

Two-time defending champion Roger Federer overpowered British qualifier Dan Evans in a hard fought game on Wednesday to reach the third round of the Australian Open.The Swiss player, a winner of 20 major singles titles and six-time Australian Open champion, beat...

14-Jan-2019 Melbourne

Rafael Nadal defeats Duckworth in straight sets at Australian Open

Spain's Rafael Nadal defeated Australian wild card entry James Duckworth 6-4, 6-3, 7-5, in the first round of the Australian Open here on Monday.Nadal, who won the title in 2009, completed the match against the 238th-ranked Duckworth, four months after his last...

11-Jan-2019 Melbourne

Anday Murray announces retirement plans

Three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray on Friday announced that he he plans to retire after this year's Wimbledon but fears next week's Australian Open could be the final tournament of his career.Murray, who is struggling to recover from a hip surgery, was in...

30-Dec-2018 Melbourne

3rd Test: India beat Australia by 137 runs, lead series 2-1

India defeated Australia by 137 runs in the third cricket Test to take a 2-1 lead in the four-match series here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday.With the fourth Test starting on January 3, the Indians are now in with a chance to register their...

29-Dec-2018 Melbourne

3rd Test : Gritty Cummins' keeps India at bay on Day 4

Pacer Pat Cummins doubled up his career-best bowling effort with a stubborn unbeaten half-century to help Australia reach 258/8 and deny India an easy win at stumps on Day 4 of the third Test here on Saturday.Cummins, who starred with the ball, picking up...

28-Dec-2018 Melbourne

3rd Test: India bolster lead to 346 despite Cummins heroics

Pacer Pat Cummins picked up four wickets in eight balls to reduce India to 54/5 at stumps on Day 3 of the third Test after Jasprit Bumrah's career best figures of 6/33 helped the tourists dismiss Australia for a meagre 151 here on Friday.Opener Mayank Agarwal...

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...

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