Tag: Australia

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. […]

A slice of Odisha in Australia

Canberra/Bhubaneswar: From ‘Pipili Chandua’ to ‘Konark Chakra’, Australians have found a unique way to celebrate the rich cultural heritage and tradition of Odisha in their capital city Canberra. Odissi music and melodious ‘Jagannath Bhajans’ echoed in the Australian city during a special event -“Odisha on London.” “Odisha on London”, was organized by the local Odia […]

Two Aussie stars to miss their IPL opener

Sydney: Australian cricketers Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell will miss their first Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. They will be missing the  game between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils on April 8 at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi. Finch, who was bought by the Kings XI Punjab will tie the knot with fiancee […]

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 […]

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 […]

ICC U-19 CWC Final: Clash of two most successful teams in the history

Bhubaneswar/Tauranga (New Zealand) : Australia and India will lock horns in the final game of the ongoing ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand tomorrow. The Prithvi Shaw-led Indian team has been unbeaten so far in the tourney and has also defeated Australia earlier in this World Cup by an impressive margin of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]