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.
Taking the legacy of her father ahead, Amanjot Kaur Ramoowalia helped a family of nearby Dhaliwal Bet village in getting the body of their son back from Australia. Tirath Singh, who went to Australia six years ago and had got the citizenship six months back, died of a heart attack a few days back.
Celebrating the Hindu festival of lights, an annual Diwali event was held here that attracted thousands of Indians and locals to enjoy cultural performances along with fund raising for an awareness campaign to "stop violence against women".
Australian leaders' on Saturday expressed deep shock over sudden demise of India's consul general in Melbourne, S K Behera. Behera, 50, died last night after a massive heart attack.
Australia is keen to expand its defence ties with India and develop maritime security architecture with the Asian giant in the strategic Indian Ocean region. Australian defence minister Stephen Smith who met visiting West Bengal Governor and former National Security Advisor MK Narayanan in Sydney discussed expansion of security and defence ties with India.