A 21-year-old Australian man was on Thursday sentenced to 45 years in jail with a minimum non-parole period of 30 years for the "planned and premeditated" rape and murder of Indian student Tosha Thakkar, who he strangled to death, stuffed into a suitcase and dumped in a canal.
When every country is out to invite a Chinese table tennis player with open arms, surprisingly a player of Indian origin in the New Zealand women's team here for the Commonwealth Championships has come in for praise from her highly-rated Chinese coach.
Indian-origin surgeon Jayant Patel would stand trial in an Australian court in September this year for causing grievous harm to a patient, a media report has said.
Fauja Singh, the world's oldest marathon runner, is set to inaugurate the 26th Australian Sikh Games to be held here on March 29. The India-origin runner, who is turning 102 on April 1, had recently announced his retirement after participating in the Hong Kong marathon.
In a relief to Indian-origin surgeon and manslaughter convict Jayant Patel, an Australian court on Wednesday found him not guilty for the death of an elderly patient in 2003, after the Supreme Court ordered his retrial in the three cases of criminal negligence.
A 26-year-old man, who tried to light a fire inside a gurdwara here and then punched a man, was on Wednesday arrested by the Australian Police on the charges of damaging the complex.
An Indian American organisation has asked the Indian government to increase the limit of duty free gold that an NRI couple can bring to India. The North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) in a statement has asked the Indian government to increase the limit to Rs.
3 lakh from the current Rs.
Bharpur Singh, a 98-year-old survivor of Jallianwala Bagh massacre, on Friday praised UK Prime Minister David Cameron for describing the incident as "deeply shameful" in British history. "When I heard Cameron's statement I felt good and felt it as a good gesture. It shows the statesmanship of Britishers," said Singh, now a Melbourne resident.
An Indian-origin woman is all set to figure in the prestigious list of people who have received the Order of Australia Medal (OAM). 85-year old Krishna Arora, who has been running a community service was selected for this year's awards for her contribution to the Indian community.
An Australian radio show at the centre of a hoax call controversy, involving Britain's Prince William and his pregnant wife Catherine, has been taken off air permanently, the network said on Monday.
An Indian national has been arrested for sending lewd pictures to teenage girls to groom them for sex in Australia. Tegveer Sandhu, 24, sent the images in March last year to an undercover police officer he mistook for a 13-year-old girl.
Emotional members of the Indian community in Melbourne paid tribute to the young woman who died of injuries after she was brutally assaulted and raped in New Delhi on 16th December. Around 40 people gathered on the steps of the Indian consulate on St Kilda Road to light candles and pray for the 23-year-old, whose death on Saturday morning has sparked protests in India.
The Sikh community in Australia has protested the government's move to disallow the kirpan (ceremonial knife) being worn in schools through an amendment in the constitution. The Weapons Act 1990 states, "A Sikh may possess, in a public place, a knife known as a kirpan to comply with the person's religious faith."
The Indian-origin nurse, who committed suicide after answering a hoax phone call about the Duchess Kate's pregnancy, had reportedly made two attempts to kill herself a year ago and had been prescribed antidepressants.
Australia's media watchdog on Thursday launched an investigation into the broadcast of a prank call to the London hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine.