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Taliban posing as girls on Facebook to befriend soldiers


September 10th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 10 (IANS) The Taliban are "posing as pretty girls" on social networking website Facebook in an attempt to befriend soldiers on the web and gather crucial information, ... Read more...

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Assange lawyer stopped at Heathrow


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 2 (IANS) A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was stopped at Heathrow and told she was on a secret watch-list and required special clearance before she could ... Read more...

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Australia says boat carrying 67 asylum seekers is missing


August 15th, 2012 - 1:39 am ICT by BNO News
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (BNO NEWS) -- A boat carrying nearly 70 asylum seekers which left Indonesia for Australia in late June has not been heard from since, Australian home affairs minister Jason Clare ... Read more...

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Australia keen on close ties with UP government


June 23rd, 2012 - 1:52 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) The Australian government Friday expressed its willingness to strengthen bilateral ties with Uttar Pradesh and to transfer technology in areas like agriculture and agricultural research, ... Read more...

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Assange must face court, says Jemima Khan


June 22nd, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 22 (IANS) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must face court and answer sex crime allegations in Sweden instead of trying to avoid extradition and taking refuge inside the Ecuador ... Read more...

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Greenpeace charges are incorrect: GVK Group


June 13th, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Indian conglomerate GVK Group has refuted the charge of global environment watchdog Greenpeace that it had filed incomplete information about its $6.4 billion Alpha coal ... Read more...

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Greenpeace complains to SEBI against GVK Group


June 12th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Global environment watchdog Greenpeace has lodged a complaint against the GVK Group with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), saying the Indian infrastructure ... Read more...

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Australia throws spanner in GVK’s $6.4-bn coal mine project


June 5th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 5 (IANS) Indian infrastructure major GVK Group suffered a setback Tuesday with the Australian government halting work on the $6.4-billion Alpha coal mine project in Queensland till it ... Read more...

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Big Australian dollars to lure Indian tourists


April 19th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) Buoyed by the number of Indian tourists flocking to Australia, an influential tourism promotional body has asked the Australian government to invest $1 billion to attract ... Read more...

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Australian breast implant rupture cases on rise


April 5th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) A rising number of cases of ruptured PIP breast implants among Australian women are coming to light, with nearly 50 new cases reported in March pushing ... Read more...

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China seeks equal treatment in Australia


March 29th, 2012 - 4:28 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 29 (IANS) China has urged the Australian government "to remove blinkers" toward investors from China and stop foiling the ordinary business plans of Chinese enterprises.Foreign ministry spokesman Hong ... Read more...

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Attacks on Indians in Australia down in 2011


March 15th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Racial attacks on Indians living in Australia declined in 2011 as compared to 2010 and 2009, the Lok Sabha was informed Wednesday.Minister for Overseas Indian ... Read more...

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NSW floods lead to mass evacuations


March 6th, 2012 - 10:13 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The rising waters in the New South Wales region has forced officials to ask thousands of people to evacuate the region. Nearly 75 percent of the region ... Read more...

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Australia sees rise in Indian students’ applications


February 21st, 2012 - 6:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) After a phase of decline in Indian students going to Australia, the continent nation is once again registering a rise in number of students applying ... Read more...

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Julia Gillard’s shoe held for ransom by protestors


January 27th, 2012 - 10:01 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Jan 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been given a week’s ultimatum to collect her shoes or it will be sold on eBay. The Aborigine tribe in Australia ... Read more...

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ICC backs Australia’s move to combat cheat in sport


January 13th, 2012 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Jan 13 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has supported proposals being made by the Australian government to establish a national framework of laws to combat cheating in sport. ... Read more...

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Australian government urged strict alcohol marketing rules


December 28th, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Dec 27 (IANS) The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has urged the government to impose tougher restrictions on alcohol marketing among youngsters.According to AMA, the current system of self-regulation is ... Read more...

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China jails Australian Matthew Ng for 13 years


December 7th, 2011 - 10:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Beijing, Dec 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Australian government says the country have registered their strong interest in following the case of Matthew Ng to the Chinese government. Ng, the former CEO ... Read more...

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Pakistan wants equal treatment from Australia on uranium


December 5th, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Dec 5 (IANS) If Australia sells uranium to India, it should sell to Pakistan as well, Pakistan's High Commissioner Abdul Malik Abdullah here told ABC Radio Monday.On Sunday, ... Read more...

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PM and Gillard meet, discuss sale of uranium (Lead)


November 19th, 2011 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Nusa Dua (Bali), Nov 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Australian counterpart Julia Gillard met here Saturday for a brief interaction to take forward discussions on selling ... Read more...

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India’s iron ore export to China has colonial trade pattern: Official


November 18th, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Miramar (Goa), Nov 18 (IANS) In a sharp indictment of the huge volumes of Indian iron ore being shipped to China without proper planning, a senior official of the central ... Read more...

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Australia wants more Indian tourists


October 13th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 13 (IANS) Tourism Australia has become the latest Australian organization to express interest in milking the burgeoning, and cash rich, Indian middle class.The Australian government owned tourism promotion ... Read more...

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Australian varsity seeks to attract more Indian students


September 24th, 2011 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) With the Australian government easing visa norms, flow of students from overseas, including India, is expected to increase, the vice chancellor of the prestigious New ... Read more...

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Third sex gets official gender status in Australia


September 15th, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 15 (IANS) The third sex has received official recognition in Australia as travellers from Down Under can now select from three gender options on their passports -- ... Read more...

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Orissa seeks new tax on iron ore profits


September 3rd, 2011 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, Sep 3 (IANS) Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has sought a new tax on iron ore profits, saying the merchant mining companies were making "super normal profit" beyond ... Read more...

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103 Indians died in Australian attacks: Vayalar Ravi


August 3rd, 2011 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) As many as 103 Indians were killed or injured in attacks in Australia last year and steps have been taken to prevent such assaults, Overseas ... Read more...

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Australian website doesn’t show Kashmir, Arunachal as part of India


June 12th, 2011 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 12 (IANS) An Australian government website has wrongly portrayed the map of India - omitting the states of Jammu and Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh - leading to the ... Read more...

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Fall in love with environment - the Australian way


April 19th, 2011 - 11:37 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) While nature lovers across the world wish all humans to realise the significance of their natural surroundings, many Australians are turning caring for environment as their ... Read more...

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US rapper Snoop Dogg ‘keen to become an Aussie citizen’


April 17th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 17 (ANI): American rapper Snoop Dogg may have been denied a visa by the Australian Government in 2007, but that hasn't put him off in his quest to become an ... Read more...

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Oz to allow women to fight on frontline


April 12th, 2011 - 2:46 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Apr 12 (ANI): The Australian Government has said it would lift the ban on female soldiers by allowing them to fight on the frontline.Former soldiers and defence groups have welcomed the ... Read more...

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Assange claims to be more popular among Aussies than any Oz PM


April 12th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 12 (ANI): Controversial Wikileaks founder Jullian Assange has claimed he is more popular among Australians that any of the country's prime ministers have been for years."If we look at Australian ... Read more...

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Body of Indian girl killed in Australia cremated


March 19th, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by ANI
Vadodara, Mar 19 (ANI): The body of 24-year-old Indian student Tosha Thakkar, who was allegedly raped and murdered in Australia, was cremated here on Saturday.Tosha, daughter of local businessman Sunil Thakkar, ... Read more...

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Foreign training for Kerala archives


March 18th, 2011 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) AusHeritage, Australia's international cultural heritage network and Kerala's Institute for Management in Government, will Saturday collaborate on a day-long training forum for museums in Kerala.The ... Read more...

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Assange charges Gillard with ‘treason’


March 15th, 2011 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 15 (ANI): Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has challenged Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard with 'treason' raising doubts that her government was exchanging intelligence on Australian citizens with foreign governments.Gillard however ... Read more...

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Oz body calls for student visa regime reform


March 14th, 2011 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra (Australia), Mar.14(ANI): The Australian Government has been urged to reform its international student visa program to curb the overseas students downturn.On Monday, Indrajeet Chauhan, the international students' officer of the National ... Read more...

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