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Tech-savvy Modi chats live on net


August 31st, 2012 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, an avid tweeter with almost 900,000 followers on the social networking site, Friday went a step further - becoming the ... 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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Boat with 200 asylum seekers capsizes off Australia


June 21st, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, June 21 (IANS) A boat carrying around 200 asylum seekers capsized Thursday in Indonesian waters off Australia's Christmas Island, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said.The boat capsized about ... Read more...

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Indian students will be safe, Aussie PM says


June 20th, 2012 - 10:30 pm ICT by IANS
Rio De Janeiro, June 20 (IANS) Australia has assured India that it has taken steps to ensure that Indian students do not face any problems while studying in Australia.Australian ... Read more...

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Australia to give $200 mn aid to Pakistan


May 21st, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Chicago/Islamabad, May 21 (IANS) Australia will provide over $200 million in financial assistance to Pakistan over the next three years under the Australia-Pakistan Development Partnership Programme.It was revealed during a ... Read more...

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Pakistan not to get Australian uranium: Envoy


May 18th, 2012 - 12:42 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) Pakistan is not eligible to buy uranium from Australia, outgoing High Commissioner Tim George has said."India has an exemption from the Nuclear Suppliers Group, which does ... Read more...

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Australia spells out Afghanistan exit plan


April 17th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced an early withdrawal of Australian troops from Afghanistan Tuesday, a day after the 18-hour terror siege of Kabul ended.Giving the ... Read more...

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Gillard urges students to be careful on internet


April 5th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 5 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has urged students to be careful on the internet following an incident in which some schoolgirls uploaded a sex-prank videoclip.Urging schoolchildren ... Read more...

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Bob Carr named new Australian foreign minister


March 4th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 4 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has named Bob Carr as the country's new foreign minister.Carr, a former premier of New South Wales, is a prolific writer ... 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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Julia Gillard saved from attack on Australia Day


January 26th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Jan 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard had to be whisked away when an angry aborigine mob rushed on her on Australia Day. She was at an awards ceremony ... Read more...

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Australian PM rescued by riot police during protest


January 26th, 2012 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Jan 26 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and opposition leader Tony Abbott were trapped in a building Thursday in the capital Canberra during a violent protest and ... Read more...

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Manmohan joins Twitter, 13,000 followers and counting (Second Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has joined popular microblogging site Twitter - aiming to capture the attention of young Indians and inform people about the ... Read more...

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Manmohan joins Twitter, 10,000 followers and counting (Lead)


January 24th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has joined Twitter to capture the attention of young Indians and inform people about the work done by his office ... Read more...

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India lose Sehwag early, trail Australia by 415 (Second Lead)


January 5th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 5 (IANS) India lost opening batsman Virender Sehwag early and were 53 for one in the second innings, trailing Australia by 415 runs, at tea on the ... Read more...

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A Britsh queen stops Australia from being great: Former PM


December 17th, 2011 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II is stopping Australia from becoming a great country, former Australian prime minister Paul Keating has said."The fact is that Australia can only be ... 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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Ex-Spanish PM hopes for decisions on eurozone crisis


December 3rd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Former Spanish prime minister Jose Maria Aznar Saturday said that joining an economic block was no substitute for countries to take painful decisions about their ... Read more...

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Australian ex-PM supports move for uranium sale to India


December 3rd, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Former Australian prime minister John Howard Saturday supported the move by his country's governent to lift ban on sale of uranium to India, and ... 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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Manmohan meets Gillard, discusses uranium issue


November 19th, 2011 - 2:40 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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Obama denies asking Australia to sell uranium to India


November 16th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Nov 16 (IANS) Visiting US President Barak Obama has denied speculations that America influenced Australia to overturn its policy of not selling uranium to India. "We have not ... Read more...

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US to increase military activities in Australia: Obama


November 16th, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Canberra, Nov 16 (IANS) Visiting US President Barack Obama Wednesday announced that the US will boost military activities in Australia from 2012 as America steps up its commitment in ... Read more...

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Australia relents on lifting uranium ban, India hails move (Second Lead)


November 15th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne/Banglaore, Nov 15 (IANS) In a dramatic policy reversal, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Tuesday signalled a plan to lift a long-standing ban on uranium sales to India and ... Read more...

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Australian signals lifting uranium ban, India hails move


November 15th, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore/Melbourne, Nov 15 (IANS) In a dramatic policy shift, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has signalled a plan to lift a long-standing ban on uranium sales to India. New ... Read more...

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PM reaches Cannes for G-20 Summit


November 2nd, 2011 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Cannes (France), Nov 2 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday reached Cannes in the French Riviera to attend the sixth G20 Summit, which will discuss measures to spur ... Read more...

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Australia wants stronger economic ties with Pakistan


October 31st, 2011 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 31 (IANS) Australia has sought meaningful dialogue with Pakistan to deepen economic ties, it was reported here.Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard spoke to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza ... Read more...

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Bilateral with Australia called off


October 30th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) The scheduled bilateral meeting between Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard was called off this morning on her request, officials said. The ... Read more...

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Kamalesh Sharma reappointed Commonwealth secretary general (Lead)


October 30th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 30 (IANS) Kamalesh Sharma, a former Indian diplomat, has been reappointed for another four-year term as secretary general of the Commonwealth.Sharma's name was proposed by India at the ... Read more...

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CHOGM call for removal of trade barriers on food exports


October 29th, 2011 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) The Commonwealth has called for elimination of trade barriers on food exports and for coordinated emergency relief efforts to deal with immediate food crises.Adopting the "Perth ... Read more...

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Fresh funding to eradicate polio


October 29th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) Significant fresh funding has been announced to help eradicate polio, a disease that afflicts people in four countries -- three of them in the Commonwealth.India, ... Read more...

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CHOGM call to end forced marriages


October 29th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) Championing the cause of gender equality and women's rights, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Saturday called for action to end early and forced marriages ... Read more...

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Gender bias in succession to British throne to end


October 28th, 2011 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) A centuries-old bias against women in the succession to the British throne is set to end, with the 16 Commonwealth nations that owe allegiance to ... Read more...

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Queen opens CHOGM 2011


October 28th, 2011 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) Queen Elizabeth II declared open the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) here Friday, urging member-nations to address fresh global challenges in the fields of ... Read more...

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An all-woman affair at CHOGM 2011


October 28th, 2011 - 11:12 am ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 28 (IANS) In a first, the outgoing chair, the incoming chair and the head of the grouping of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) event here are ... Read more...

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