'Supercell storm' batters Australian east coast

Planes were flipped and roofs ripped off when hail and powerful winds tore through Australia's east coast, leaving an AUD 100 million damage bill as the army helped clearing up.

Virat Kohli ready for challenge of leading India against Australia
Virat Kohli ready for challenge of leading India against Australia

Indian star Virat Kohli said Sunday he was ready for the in-your-face pressure in store for his Test captaincy debut against Australia in next month`s opening Gabba Test.

Indian cricket team leaves for Australia Test series
Indian cricket team leaves for Australia Test series

An 18-member Indian team, led by Virat Kohli, on Saturday left for Australia to play in the four-match Test series starting at Brisbane from December 4.

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".

Glenn McGrath predicts Indian whitewash Down Under
Glenn McGrath predicts Indian whitewash Down Under

Legendary Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath has predicted India to suffer a 0-4 whitewash defeat against the Aussies this summer. Sydney Morning Herald quoted the 44-year-old as saying, "We (Australia) won 4-0 over here (2011-12), they won 4-0 (2012-13) over there (in India). Potentially, I think, it's going to be exactly the same when they come here."

More storms likely in Australia's Queensland state Thursday

People in southeast Queensland in Australia may have to brace themselves for more turbulent weather Thursday, with thunderstorms being forecast in Brisbane.

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.

China`s Xi hails ever closer ties with Australia

President Xi Jinping on Wednesday hailed China`s warmest-ever relations with Australia after a successful state visit that his counterpart Tony Abbott called among "the most remarkable days of my life".

DNA: Narendra Modi emerges as the ultimate showman in politics

PM Narendra Modi's recent popularity in USA and Australia have earned him the title of the the ultimate showman in politics.The huge turnout and craze that awaits Modi on his foreign visits truly complement this fact.

PM Modi in Australia on Monday - Brisbane in morning, Sydney in afternoon, Canberra at night

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Sydney on a whirlwind six-hour visit on Monday on the second leg of his four-city tour of Australia.

Putin makes early exit from chilly G20 to dodge critics: Russian media
Putin makes early exit from chilly G20 to dodge critics: Russian media

 President Vladimir Putin`s icy reception at the G20 summit in Brisbane accentuated the gulf between Russia and the West over Ukraine, Russian media said Monday, saying he left early to dodge critics.

Sydney all geared up as PM Narendra Modi arrives

Sydney's Allphones Arena is all geared up to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived in the city to attend a mega event organised by the Indian diaspora in Australia.

In G20 heat, scrumptious lunch, croc leather gifts to cool off

 As Brisbane residents got away from the searing heat and the G20 and cooled off at the beach on Brisbane`s South Bank, the leaders of the 20 nations gathered were treated to some scrumptious lunch by host Australia and each leader got a prized crocodile-leather crafted gift item to boot.

G20 backs PM Modi's pitch on black money repatriation

After making a strong pitch for economic reforms on the first day of G20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed on the importance of coordination between all nations to face challenges of black money, terrorism, drug trafficking and arms smuggling.

PM realises his 15-yr-long dream as he unveils Bapu's statue in Australia

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Brisbane, Australia.

Congress takes a dig at PM Modi unveiling Mahatma Gandhi statue in Brisbane

The Congress on Sunday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiling a statue of Mahatama Gandhi in Brisbane, Australia.

PM Modi 'touched' by enthusiasm of Indian community in Brisbane

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who unveiled the statue of Mahatama Gandhi here on Sunday said that he was 'touched' by the enthusiasm of the Indian community.

Congress takes a dig at PM Modi unveiling Mahatma Gandhi statue in Brisbane

The Congress on Sunday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiling a statue of Mahatama Gandhi in Brisbane on Sunday.

China to host G20 summit in 2016

Asian powerhouse China will host world leaders for the G20 summit in 2016, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said today at the conclusion of two days of talks in Brisbane.

Brisbane has played a vital role in India-Australia's relation, says Modi

After making a strong pitch for economic reforms on the first day of G20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday address the people at City Hall, Brisbane.