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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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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 wants to partner Kerala in agro-based services


June 18th, 2012 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (IANS) Australia Monday welcomed the Kerala government's 'Emerging Kerala' 2012 Global Connect initiative and expressed its desire to partner the state in agri and agro-based services and ... 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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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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17 percent jump in visa applications for Australia


May 27th, 2011 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) There has been a 17 percent increase in visitor visa applications for Australia this year, underlying the fast expanding linkages between the country and India ... 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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Oz Govt.condemns murder of Indian in Sydney


March 14th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar. 14 (ANI): The Australian High Commission on Monday extended its sincere condolences to the family and friends of 24-year-old Indian student Tosha Thakkar who was murdered in Sydney last ... Read more...

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Oz train driver wins appeal against C-word use in workplace rant


March 4th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 4 (ANI): A train driver in Australia has escaped punishment for using the C-word in a workplace rant after a court ruled that it is fine to use the taboo ... Read more...

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Oz employee sacked for doing too much work


February 27th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 27 (ANI): An Aussie man was sacked after 14 years working for RailCorp when his bosses found that he was managing a lot of other things apart from his main ... 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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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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Canada will be next hot spot for Bollywood: Toronto film commissioner


January 14th, 2011 - 3:46 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 14 (IANS) There will be a jump in Bollywood units visiting Canada, thanks to exotic locales like Niagara Falls, the Indian diaspora and first class facilities, says Toronto ... 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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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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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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India protests, summons Aussie envoy over racist email (Roundup)


October 9th, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) India Saturday expressed anger over a racist email the police made in Australia's Victoria state, even as Australia condemned it as "offensive and unacceptable".The union ministry of ... Read more...

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Oz Foreign Minister, HC condemn Victorian police racism against Indians


October 9th, 2010 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 9 (ANI): The Australian High Commissioner, Peter Varghese, today condemned the racist email targeting Indians circulated by two members of the Victorian Police force.After a series of attacks ... Read more...

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India summons Australian envoy, conveys concern over bias (Lead)


October 9th, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) India Saturday summoned Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese over a racist email in Victoria state and handed over a demarche expressing serious concern over "entrenched" bias among ... Read more...

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Australian envoy summoned over cops’ racist email


October 9th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 9 (IANS) Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese was Saturday summoned by the external affairs ministry over a racist email police made in Victoria state, officials said.Varghese was summoned over ... Read more...

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Oz sports minister launches Rs.200 mn programme for the disadvantaged


October 6th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 6 (IANS) Australian Sports Minister Mark Arbib Wednesday launched a Rs.200 million (Aus$5 million) five-year programme aimed at developing sports facilities at the grassroots for the disadvantaged in India. ... Read more...

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Australia’s CWG contingent to be the largest: Envoy


September 28th, 2010 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) After being one of the harshest critics of India's preparations for the Commonwealth Games, Australia Tuesday said it will be fielding the single largest contingent at the ... Read more...

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Attacks reflect cultural challenges, says Australian envoy


September 28th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The attacks on the Indian students in Australia were not due to racism but the "challenges of cultural spheres", Australian High Commissioner Peter Verghese said Tuesday. "There ... Read more...

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Australian businesses to talk shop during Commonwealth Games


September 28th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Australia Tuesday launched here a networking initiative that has generated deals worth over $1.7 billion internationally since 2000 to connect business people from down under and the ... Read more...

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