Tag: Australia

Lifter Pardeep takes silver at CWG

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian weightlifter Pardeep Singh took silver in the men’s 105 kilogram category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Monday. Pardeep lifted 152 kg in snatch and 200 kg in clean and jerk to register a total of 352 kg. Sanele Mao of Samoa won gold with a total of 360 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Darren Lehmann to quit as Australia coach after 4th Test

Johannesburg: Australia cricket team head coach Darren Lehmann on Thursday announced that the fourth Test against hosts South Africa, starting on Friday, will be his last match in charge of the team. The 48-year-old was on Wednesday cleared of any wrongdoing in the ball-tampering scandal. “Saying goodbye to the players was the toughest thing I’ve […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Qantas Airways
First non-stop Australia-Britain flight lands after 17 hours

London: The first non-stop scheduled flight from Australia to Britain landed in London on Sunday after a 17 hour, five minute journey across 14,875 km from Perth. The historic Qantas flight QF9, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with more than 230 passengers and crew on board, touched down at 5.03 a.m., at Heathrow, reports the Guardian. […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Australian PM bans ministers from sex with staffers

Canberra: Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday announced a ban on sexual relationships between ministers and staffers, a measure taken after a scandal involving his deputy rocked the nation. Turnbull condemned Barnaby Joyce for a “shocking error of judgment” over an affair with his former media adviser Vikki Campion, with whom he is expecting a […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Rain interrupts India's chase in ICC U19 World Cup final

Tauranga (New Zealand): India’s chase of Australia’s 216 in the final of the ICC Under 19 World Cup, was halted by rain after just four overs at the Bay Oval here on Saturday. India reached 23/0 with the openers Prithvi Shaw (10 not out off 18 balls; 4X1) and Majot Kalra (9 not out off […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Ola to ride in Australia to take on Uber

Bengaluru, Jan 30 (IANS) Indian online cab aggregator Ola on Tuesday announced its entry into the international market, starting with Australia, to take on its American rival Uber. “We have begun recruiting private hire vehicles and drivers in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from Tuesday, with rides expected to begin in the coming weeks,” a company spokesperson […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Daniil Medvedev seals Sydney International title

Sydney: Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev on Saturday defeated Alex de Minaur of Australia to win the men’s singles crown at the Sydney International, the first title of his career. The 21-year-old winner needed two hours and 13 minutes to beat his 18-year-old opponent 1-6, 6-4, 7-5, reports Efe news agency. The majority of the […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Eastern brown snake
Man dies trying to protect dog from snake

Sydney: A man who tried to protect his pet dog from a brown snake died soon after being bitten by the highly venomous reptile in Australia’s New South Wales state, the media reported on Friday. The snake bit the 24-year-old victim on the finger in the backyard of his home in northwestern Tamworth on Wednesday […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
First gay weddings take place in Australia

Canberra: Same-sex weddings took place across Australia on Tuesday, as Australia celebrated its first official day of marriage equality. In December, Australia’s parliament voted overwhelmingly to legalise same-sex marriage following a postal survey of 12.7 million people which returned a 61.6 per cent “yes” result, reports Xinhua news agency. However, same-sex couples had to wait […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Sushil to represent India at CWG 2018

New Delhi: Two-time Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar on Friday prevailed in the trials conducted for entry into India’s wrestling squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games to be held at Gold Coast, Australia, in April. The 34-year-old, who is India’s only two-time Olympic individual medallist, defeated Jitender Kumar 4-3 in the final qualification round of the […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Ashes trophy
Australia rout England, regain Ashes trophy

Perth: A dominant Australia regained the Ashes trophy after crushing England by an innings and 41 runs on the fifth day of the third Test here on Monday. England were bowled out for 218 in their second innings which meant that along with their first innings score of 403, the visitors couldn’t overcome Australia’s humongous […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Loudspeakers to warn of terror attacks in Melbourne

Melbourne: Loudspeakers were being installed across Australia’s Melbourne city as part of a major security upgrade to warn people of terror attacks on Monday. The new measures are the recommendations of a counter terrorism review that occurred after a number of extremist incidents this year, reports Xinhua news agency. In January, a vehicle attack in […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Australia emerges champion in HWL Final

Bhubaneswar: Drag-flicker Blake Govers struck two minutes from time as defending champions Australia edged past Argentina 2-1 to win the title in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Sunday. Govers struck to the left of Argentine goalkeeper Juan Vivaldi in the 58th minute after Australia saw Jeremy Hayward’s penalty […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Australian cancer patients prescribed art therapy

Canberra: Doctors in Australia are prescribing art classes for cancer patients as part of their therapy. The Arts on Prescription programme was originally targeted at the elderly but is now being tested with cancer patients at Greenwich Hospital in Sydney, reports Xinhua news agency. Andrew Cole, the physician in charge of the cancer rehabilitation clinic, […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Australia qualifies for 2018 FIFA World Cup finals

Sydney: Australia on Wednesday crushed Honduras 3-1 in their second leg of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification playoffs to seal the ticket to Russia. The first leg had ended goalless and in the second leg, Mile Jedinak converted two penalties in the 71st and 85th minutes to give Australia a 3-1 win. Australia had […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021