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Warming casts shadow over survival of coral reefs


September 17th, 2012 - 11:05 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 17 (IANS) Unless greenhouse gas emissions are curtailed, there is little hope for the survival of coral reefs, supporting a diversity of life forms, warns a new study.Coral ... Read more...

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Australian universities woo students from India


July 31st, 2012 - 5:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Promising quality education and bright job prospects, 18 educational institutes from Australia are touring six cities of India as part of an "education fair".According to ... Read more...

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Australia dismisses loss of overseas student as ‘good thing’


March 9th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, March 9 (IANS) Unfazed by a massive drop of A$3bn in the revenue from international students in the last one year, Australian Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has even ... 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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Plasma knocks out deadly viruses


December 18th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 18 (IANS) Adenoviruses that can cause respiratory, eye, and intestinal tract infections, must adopt the cellular machinery of infected organisms to produce more of their own, scientists suggest. ... Read more...

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Indian students continue to shun Australia


October 27th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 27 (IANS) Even while the number of international students coming to Australia continues to fall, Malaysia has replaced India as the second largest source of students in the ... Read more...

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Rise in Indian students opting for Australia


July 5th, 2011 - 9:39 am ICT by IANS
Melbourne, July 5 (IANS) After two years of tumbling fortunes, the tide seems to be turning in favour of Australian universities, as more and more Indian students are opting to ... Read more...

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Ease visa restrictions for India, China: Australian varsities


May 4th, 2011 - 1:32 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, May 4 (IANS) Beleaguered Australian universities have come together to plead for easing of visa restrictions for students from India and China.The two most populous countries in the world ... 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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Virtual education fair hosts top foreign varsities


January 17th, 2011 - 9:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Eighteen top Australian universities, including five listed among the world's top 100, are taking part in a virtual education fair here, a statement said Monday.Hosted by IDP ... Read more...

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More US job seekers head to Australia


December 28th, 2010 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) Facing a job crunch at home, more US citizens are heading to Australia where nearly 7,000 Americans are currently working on long-term visas, an 80 percent jump over ... Read more...

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Entry requirements changed for students wanting to study in Australia


December 20th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec. 20 (ANI): Australian universities have welcomed the federal government's decision to lower entry requirements for overseas students applying to take courses in Australia.The decision is in response to collapsing ... Read more...

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Oz to review strict student visa program following drastic drop in Indian enrolments


December 17th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 17(ANI): Australia's Tertiary Education Minister Chris Evans has announced that a review of the international student visa program will be conducted following which changes may be carried out to prop ... Read more...

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Australia to ease student visa norms (Lead, changing dateline)


December 17th, 2010 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
By Paritosh Parasher Melbourne, Dec 16 (IANS) In a significant move, the Australian Immigration Department has conceded the Australian universities' demand to ease visa conditions for students from India and China.The amended ... Read more...

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Indian student numbers to dip in Australia by 80 percent


October 14th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Oct 14 (IANS) The number of Indian students enrolling at Australian universities for the 2011 academic year is set to plunge by 80 percent, an academic said.Melbourne University Vice-Chancellor Glyn Davis ... Read more...

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Seven Indians awarded Australian scholarship (Lead)


September 21st, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Seven Indian students have been selected by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) for prestigious Australian Leadership Award (ALA) scholarship, it was announced Tuesday. "I congratulate the ... Read more...

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Indian students forced to share rooms with 10 over lack of housing in Melbourne


July 19th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 19(ANI): Costly and lack of housing options in Melbourne is forcing international students, including Indians, to share rooms with as many as nine others.The Victorian Tenants Union said that rent ... Read more...

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Oz crackdown on ‘dodgy’ colleges can hurt Indian students’ interests


June 28th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, June 28 (ANI): Australian Universities have called for justice for overseas students including Indians, caught up in the government's crackdown on dodgy colleges.Indian students comprise the second largest group of ... Read more...

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Spurned Indian students fight for refund of their fees from Australia


May 3rd, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, May 3 (ANI): Unable to return to Australia because of the collapse of several colleges, refusal to renew student visas and the violence against the Indian community there, students are ... Read more...

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Racist attacks see Indian enrolments in Australian universities fall by 40 percent


April 2nd, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr. 2 (ANI): The total number of Indian students enrolling in Australian universities has witnessed a drop of 40 percent, according to figures released by the Australian Government.The sharp fall in ... Read more...

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Oz deputy PM acknowledges legitimacy of Indian students’ concerns


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, Mar. 3 (ANI): Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard has admitted that Indian students' concerns about the quality of education and safety measures in Australia are "legitimate.""We have all watched with ... Read more...

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Oz Govt asks universities to boost English programs for international students


February 10th, 2010 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb. 9 (ANI): Australian universities have been asked to raise the standard of their English language programs for international students so that their prospects of finding work in different sectors can ... Read more...

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Why are Indian students being targeted in Australia? (Comment)


January 31st, 2010 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
By Lohit Shandilya I have lived in Melbourne for over seven years and there is no doubt that the situation has changed for Indians here. Denying racism in Australia is like denying casteism ... Read more...

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Oz Govt ignored our 2-year-old warning on safety of Indian students: Universities Australia


January 23rd, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 23(ANI): Universities Australia, the peak body that represents 39 universities in the country, has said that State and Federal Governments were warned about problems faced by overseas students up to ... Read more...

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Australia to give detailed report to India on action taken against perpetrators


September 25th, 2009 - 11:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): In an attempt to promote Australia as a safe education destination for international students, Victoria Premier John Brumby has assured Indian Government that a detailed follow up ... Read more...

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‘Australia to compensate students facing racist attacks’


August 31st, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Australian government would ensure that student victims of racist attacks either get a seat in a different college or are refunded the entire college fee, Australian ... Read more...

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Australian deputy PM to visit India


August 21st, 2009 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 21 (IANS) Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Julia Gillard will visit India later this month to take its relationship with New Delhi to "a higher level". Gillard will leave for a ... Read more...

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New Delhi to host exhibition providing students fast track access to Australian Universities


August 12th, 2009 - 7:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.12 (ANI): In order to provide Indian students with a fast track educational opportunity in Australia, an educational exhibition is being organized in New Delhi on August 16 by Navitas ... Read more...

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Australia assures safety of Indian students, says Krishna


August 7th, 2009 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Chaku Cairns (Australia): Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on Friday assured, the visiting Indian External Affairs Minister S. M. Krishna that all steps would be taken to ensure the safety and ... Read more...

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Australian team discusses safety of students with W.Bengal chief secretary


July 15th, 2009 - 7:04 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, July 15 (ANI): An Australian Government delegation, led by Colin Walters, met with West Bengal Chief Secretary Asok M Chakrabarti on Wednesday and briefed him about Canberra's response to recent ... Read more...

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We will try to maximise security for students: Rudd


June 24th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Murali Krishnan Canberra, June 24 (IANS) Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd Wednesday said that he would do "everything possible to maximise security" and step up measures for international students following a ... Read more...

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Nine out of 10 Australians believe racial prejudice exists in the country


June 24th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, June 24 (ANI): Australians are in two minds about multiculturalism, and a long-term survey has found that nine out of 10 Australians believe that racial prejudice exists in the country.They believe ... Read more...

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