Narendra Modi wants FTA to be done fast: Australian High Commissioner

The Free Trade Agreement between India and Australia should be concluded as fast as possible, Australian High Commissioner Patrick Suckling said here today, quoting Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

HI announces junior team for tour of Australia
HI announces junior team for tour of Australia

 Harjeet Singh will lead India's 18-member junior men's squad during a training-cum-competition trip to Gold Coast Australia from December 2 to 13 as part of the team's build up for the Asia cup next year.

Couple of two day matches not sufficient: Sourav Ganguly
Couple of two day matches not sufficient: Sourav Ganguly

Not really impressed with the preparation that India will have going into the Test series against Australia, former captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said a couple of two-day practice games are just not enough.

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There's no reason why India can't perform in Australia: Ravi Shastri
There's no reason why India can't perform in Australia: Ravi Shastri

Team India's director of cricket, Ravi Shastri gave pep talk in the hope of instilling confidence in the squad before leaving the demanding tour of Australia on Friday.

Second great white shark found at Australia`s Bondi
Second great white shark found at Australia`s Bondi

 A great white shark has been caught in nets at Sydney`s Bondi Beach, authorities said Saturday, the second of the predators found dead at the popular swimming spot this week.

India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Stephen Fleming
India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Stephen Fleming

Title holders India are not among the front-runners to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, feels former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming.

World looking at India with enthusiasm: PM Narendra Modi
World looking at India with enthusiasm: PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who this week returned from a three-nation, 10-day tour, on Friday said that the world was looking at India with enthusiasm.

Australia fears Islamist radicals joining forces with biker gangs

Australia is confronting what authorities say is a growing threat from homegrown Islamist radicals and fears a new danger is about to rumble over the horizon - would-be militants hooking up with biker gangs.

Australia tackles Obama on his Great Barrier Reef fears
Australia tackles Obama on his Great Barrier Reef fears

Australia has sent US President Barack Obama the "facts" about the Great Barrier Reef after he voiced fears it would not be there for future generations, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said Friday.

India continue to top ODI team table, Virat Kohli at number 2
India continue to top ODI team table, Virat Kohli at number 2

India retained the number two spot in the latest Reliance ODI team rankings while Virat Kohli maintained the number two position with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni static at the seventh place in the batting chart released here.

New Zealand a good friend: Chinese President

 

Wellington: Chinese President Xi Jinping met New Zealand Governor General Jerry Mateparae on Thursday and said the two countries were "good friends".

PM Modi returns home after 3-nation tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is back in India after a 3 nation-tour. The PM was on a 10-day long visit to Myanmar, Australia and Fiji.

Modi is a man with a clear vision, says British PM

British Premier David Cameron has described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "man with a clear vision" and praised him for breaking the deadlock over the trade facilitation agreement (TFA) at the WTO.

France, Australia to help bring home Aboriginal remains

France and Australia agreed Wednesday to work together to help repatriate the remains of Aboriginal people held in French public collections.

China, Australia ink deal to firm up Antarctica exploration

China and Australia have signed an agreement to further enhance cooperation in exploring Antarctica under which they will exchange data and personnel.

ICC World Cup trophy arrives in South Australia
ICC World Cup trophy arrives in South Australia

The International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup trophy Wednesday arrived in Port Lincoln, Australia, as part of its visit to countries which will compete in next year's extravaganza Feb 14-March 29.

PM Narendra Modi leaves for home

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday left for home after concluding his 10-day three nation tour during which he attended the East Asia and ASEAN-India Summits in Myanmar, the G-20 Summit in Australia and held bilaterals with his Australian and Fijian counterparts.

Australian man fined for driving plane down main street

A man who drove his wingless, propeller-driven plane down the main street of a West Australian town to the local pub some days back has been fined.

Australia tightens asylum seekers access, leaves refugees in Indonesia

 Australia`s conservative government on Wednesday defended its decision to stop asylum seekers passing through Indonesia from settling in Australia, a move that could leave Indonesia with thousands of refugees from the Middle East.