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HindustanTimes Fri,26 Dec 2014

Australia

Indian-origin Oz player Gurinder Sandhu douses `flash in pan`

Indian-origin Australian cricketer Gurinder Sandhu has said that he is planning to put in good performances and keep his spot in the team and has dismissed talk of the so-called second-year syndrome as a concern.

Indian child slaves being exploited to stitch rugby balls for use in Oz: Report

Hundreds of Indian children are secretly employed to make balls for Australian children of the same age, pressed into harmful, backbreaking labour for a little more than one dollar a day, according to a report in the Australian media.

Oz sex worker charged with Indian boyfriend's murder denied bail

An Australian woman charged for killing her 37-year-old Indian boyfriend by pumping 10 bullets in his head was today denied bail by the Supreme Court saying that she could flee the country.

Victoria welcomes Air India's direct flight to Melbourne

With Air India launching its direct flights between Melbourne and Delhi, premier of Victoria Denis Napthine said today the province is set to get benefit from the air service as it would facilitate trade, attract investment and tourists from India.

Indian-origin candidates in fray in Aus elections

A number of Indian-origin candidates will be in the fray in the coming elections in Australia, in which over 50 political parties are preparing to contest, signalling a coming-of-age of the diaspora community in the country.

Indian students present research work in Australia

Four Indian doctoral students studying in Australia today presented their research to key industry stakeholders in the fields of chemistry, physics, biotechnology and bioinformatics under a scholarship programme to attract India's best and brightest students.

Oz couple jailed for racially abusing Sikh taxi driver

A couple has been sentenced by an Australian court to nine months in jail for a racially motivated attack in which a Sikh taxi driver’s turban was ripped off.

Fauja to inaugurate Australian Sikh Games

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.

Indian-origin surgeon to face trial in Aus in Sept: report

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.

NRI surgeon cleared of murder charge

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.

Aussie held for bid to light fire in gurdwara

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.

Indian govt asked to increase limit of duty free gold for NRIs

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. 1.5 lakh.

Jallianwala Bagh survivor praises Cameron

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.

Indian-origin woman selected for Order of Australia Medal

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.

Australian radio network dumps royal hoax show

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.
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