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India is Australia’s largest source of permanent migrants


July 20th, 2012 - 8:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Surpassing China and Britain, India has become the largest source of permanent migrants for Australia."India has surpassed China and the United Kingdom as the largest ... Read more...

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India, Australia collaborate for scientific research


June 26th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) Top scientists in India and Australia will receive funding for cutting-edge research in fields of environment science, materials science, stem cells and vaccines as part ... 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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Australia commits NSG support for India


May 3rd, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 3 (IANS) Citing India's "very good" non-proliferation track record, Australia Thursday committed to support its membership in international atomic export control regimes, including the Nuclear Suppliers Group ... Read more...

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India-Australia trade to be $40 billion


March 7th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 7 (IANS) Two-way trade between India and Australia is expected to double at $40 billion in five years, Australia's envoy to New Delhi said Wednesday."Currently trade between India ... Read more...

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Australia awards 26 high achieving Indians


February 23rd, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) With a steep rise in the number of Indian students seeking admission to Australia, students and researchers from diverse backgrounds have won awards to study ... Read more...

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Australia sees rise in Indian students’ applications (Lead)


February 21st, 2012 - 10:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 21 (IANS) After a decline, Australia is once again registering a rise in number of Indian students applying for admissions to its universities, an official said Tuesday, ... 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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India becomes pitch for Australian comedy film


January 13th, 2012 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Though the Indian cricket team fared poorly against Australia in Perth Friday, Indian cities Varanasi, Kolkata and Mumbai are serving as a pitch for ... Read more...

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Now get confirmed admission for Oz student visa


November 9th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Getting an Australian student's visa will now require a confirmed admission in a course there, the Australian high commission here said Wednesday.Changes in students' visa ... Read more...

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Faster, easier Australian visas for students


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Australia has made the visa process for international students more swift.The move, which will also benefit Indian students, was welcomed by Australian High Commissioner Peter ... Read more...

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Australia donates Rs 350,000 to Delhi NGO Maitri


April 21st, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr.21 (ANI): Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese presented a cheque for 3.51 lakh rupees to New Delhi-based NGO Maitri.The money will be used to support Maitri's educational program where ... Read more...

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Australian envoy meets Omar Abdullah


April 14th, 2011 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, April 14 (IANS) Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese Thursday called on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who briefed him on the steps his government is taking for ... Read more...

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Australian, Indian experts discuss energy efficiency


April 11th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 11 (IANS) Australian and Indian experts discussed energy efficiency strategies at a two-day workshop that began here Monday.Organised jointly by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and ... Read more...

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India-Australia workshop on energy efficiency


April 11th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 11(ANI): A workshop on energy efficiency is being organized by the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE) and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) here.The workshop, ... Read more...

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Oz envoy launches book to celebrate significant achievements of Indians Down Under


February 17th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 17(ANI): The Australian High Commissioner to India, Peter Varghese, and Human Resource Development Ministry Secretary Vibha Puri Das have launched "Endeavours of Excellence" - a major publication profiling Australian ... Read more...

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Rebuilding Indian students’ faith post-Oz attacks: Varghese


February 16th, 2011 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) The Australian government is trying its best to rebuild the faith of Indian students after the 2009 "racist attacks" on students studying in the country, the Australian ... Read more...

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Australian and Indian scientists collaborate to improve agricultural production


February 15th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Leading Australian and Indian agricultural researchers working together on joint research projects are gathering this week to highlight their achievements and to establish future research priorities.In ... Read more...

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Indo-Australia art symposium begins in Delhi


January 29th, 2011 - 12:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 29 (ANI): In an effort to bolster bilateral cultural relations with Australia, an art symposium has been organised here, showcasing unique creations of both Indian and Australian artists.Lok ... Read more...

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India asks Australia to revisit its uranium supply policy


January 18th, 2011 - 10:36 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): As External Affairs Minister S M Krishna embarks on his two-day visit to Australia beginning tomorrow, New Delhi expects that Canberra should re look into its ... Read more...

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India hopeful Australia will revisit uranium ban stand


January 18th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Ahead of External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's talks with his Australian counterpart, India Tuesday urged Australia to revisit its stand on not selling uranium to it ... Read more...

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Things much better for Indian students in Australia: Envoy (Interview)


January 18th, 2011 - 10:52 am ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Jan 18 (IANS) With things turning out to be a "lot calmer" in recent months vis-à-vis Indian students in Australia, Australian High Commissioner to India Peter N. Varghese said ... Read more...

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Krishna to renew pitch for uranium sale in Australia


January 17th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) India is set to renew its pitch to Australia, a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, to review its reservations on selling uranium to New Delhi ... Read more...

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Australia can discuss uranium sale issue: High Commissioner (Interview)


January 16th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Australia was willing to discuss the issue of uranium sale if India brought it up during External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's visit to that country next ... Read more...

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Australia wants skilled migrants from India: Envoy


January 14th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) Australia, already one of the favourite destinations for Indian migrants, wants more skilled people from India, the Australian envoy said here Friday. To woo Indians, the Australian ... Read more...

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Indian students’ flow to Australia radically down: Envoy


January 14th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Jan 14 (IANS) The flow of Indian students to Australia for higher studies has substantially reduced but it could be due to the stringent migration policies than incidences of attacks on ... Read more...

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Oz Haat Mela in Delhi to showcase India’s development


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 3 (ANI): Australia's popular NGO mela, "OzHAAT", is organizing a mela on December 4 at the Australian High Commission grounds in Chanakayapuri.The mela has a great selection of ... Read more...

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Australian High Commission brings social change for slum kids


November 12th, 2010 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) As many as 170 children from various slums in the city gathered here Friday to celebrate their joining of colleges after the Australian High Commission funded their ... Read more...

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Peter Varghese welcomes action against Victoria police officers involved in racist e-mail


October 29th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese has welcomed the strong action taken by the Victoria Police in dismissing four officers following disciplinary hearings in relation to the circulation ... Read more...

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Australia sacks four police officers for racist emails (Lead)


October 29th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne/New Delhi, Oct 29 (IANS) Four police officers in Australia have been dismissed while seven officers have been fined for circulating racist emails, including one that contained footage of a man being ... Read more...

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Delhi’s underprivileged get Aussie help


October 15th, 2010 - 9:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Inspired by the Commonwealth Games motto "humanity-equality-destiny", the Australian athletes Friday donated Rs.4 lakh to NGOs working for Delhi's underprivileged children before leaving for home.The sum would ... Read more...

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Dejected fans leave halfway as India loses hockey final


October 14th, 2010 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) The Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium which was packed with an enthusiastic crowd when the India-Australia men's hockey final began Sunday morning wore a nearly deserted ... Read more...

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Australian CWG delegate on Cinderella hunt


October 13th, 2010 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) A pair of 200-year-old embroidered Mughal slippers belonging to an Indian "princess" has set an Australian delegate to the Commonwealth Games on a Cinderella hunt in India. ... Read more...

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Four-day South Asian art festival in Australia


October 13th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The growing cultural links between Australia and South Asia Tuesday received a shot in the arm with the announcement of a four-day South Asian art festival Nov ... Read more...

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15 more Australian cops face probe over racist emails


October 11th, 2010 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 11 (IANS) At least 15 more Australian police officers will be probed over circulation of racist and pornographic emails, including one ridiculing the death of an Indian that sparked a ... Read more...

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