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University of Melbourne launches Global Alumni Ambassadors Program

The University’s Indian alumni cohort is one of the largest global alumni communities residing outside of Australia.

The University of Melbourne has launched its Alumni Network and Melbourne Global Alumni Ambassadors Program in India.
Published on Sep 28, 2023 02:44 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Malaika Arora sets Melbourne on fire in a red thigh-slit gown, sultry smoky eyes

Malaika Arora slipped into a red thigh-slit gown styled with sultry smoky eyes and striking makeup to set Melbourne on fire during an event.

Malaika Arora sets Melbourne on fire in a red thigh-slit gown and sultry smoky eyes. (Instagram)
Published on Aug 13, 2023 09:31 AM IST

2021 incident: Punjab-origin nursing student was buried alive by boyfriend in Australia, court told

In a horrific act of vengeance, a 21-year-old Punjab-origin nursing student in Australia was abducted by her spurned ex-boyfriend, also from India, driven nearly 650 km and buried alive in South Australia state’s remote Flinders Ranges, a court has heard

Jasmeen Kaur from Adelaide City was killed by Tarikjot Singh in March 2021, a month after reporting him to the police for stalking. (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 07, 2023 12:09 AM IST
ByPress Trust of India

Pro-Khalistan elements deface temple in Sydney

A prominent Hindu temple in Sydney was defaced allegedly by pro-Khalistani elements on Friday with anti-India graffiti on the walls, in the latest incident of vandalism against Hindu temples in Australia ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the country later this month.

The incident took place at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Rosehill, Sydney. (Representational Photo (Getty Images/iStockphoto) )
Updated on May 05, 2023 08:24 PM IST
ByPress Trust of India

Inspirations from Mt Everest: Move from base camp to reach the summit

The base camp to Mount Everest summit is 7.5km, and it takes about 40 days to scale the peak. A few brave ones are not satisfied with just seeing the summit and proceed to behold the panoramic view from the top

This month, a group of yoga students set out from Melbourne to Nepal. Each year, Nepal attracts about a million tourists in search of many possibilities. Out of them, about 40,000 trek to the base camp of Mount Everest, more than 5,300m above sea level. Of them, nearly 800 people try to scale Mount Everest at an altitude of 8,800m. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 12:45 AM IST
ByRajendra Yenkannamoole

Melbourne surpasses Sydney as Australia's most populous city, on technicality

The difference in population, however, is less than 19,000. Sydney had been Australia's most populous city since 1902, when it overtook Melbourne.

Melbourne's iconic Federation Square. (AFP)
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 05:05 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Relive Israel Adesanya's top fights ahead of UFC 287 showdown against Pereira

As Israel Adesanya prepares for his highly anticipated rematch against Alex Pereira at UFC 287, it's worth taking a look back at some of his fights

Relive Israel Adesanya's top fights hhead of UFC 287 showdown against Alex Pereira
Published on Apr 08, 2023 07:30 PM IST
Edited by Paurush Omar

World's first defamation case against ChatGPT? Australian mayor readies lawsuit

The lawyers said they sent a letter of concern to ChatGPT owner OpenAI on March 21 over fix errors in its content.

ChatGPT is owned by OpenAI.(AP)
Published on Apr 06, 2023 12:42 AM IST
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Revving up for redemption, Mercedes confident to make a comeback in 2023 F1

As F1 returns to Europe in May, many teams are expected to major updates but Melbourne will be a small step for Mercedes

Mike Elliott replaced James Allison as technical director in April 2021
Published on Mar 29, 2023 11:46 PM IST

'Like India...': What Australia said over attacks on Hindu temples

On Monday, it was reported that the Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Australia's Carrum Downs had been vandalised with anti-Hindu graffiti.

The act was noticed by devotees who came for 'darshan' during the three-day 'Thai Pongal' festival being celebrated by Australia's Tamil Hindu community. (source:Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple's official website)
Published on Jan 20, 2023 05:14 PM IST
By | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

Melbourne Cricket Ground: A hallowed site for sport lovers

Not only Melbourne boasts of the largest cricket stadium in Australia, the city throughout the year hosts several significant sporting events, the latest one being the thrilling India vs Pakistan in ICC T20 World Cup 2022 on Sunday.

If Melbourne is the nation’s sporting capital, then MCG can be stamped as its parliament. (Sandip Hor)
Published on Oct 25, 2022 09:01 PM IST
BySandip Hor | Edited by Parmita Uniyal

PM Modi's ‘special mention’ to Virat Kohli after India's win against Pakistan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also hailed India's victory in a nail-biting match against Pakistan in T20 World Cup at Melbourne.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Virat Kohli.(File photo)
Updated on Oct 23, 2022 11:36 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Gift…on Diwali eve’: Leaders hail Team India, ‘genius’ Kohli after win over Pak

Congress veteran Shashi Tharoor said he declined to get on a scheduled flight from Goa in order to not miss the India vs Pakistan match entirely.

India's Virat Kohli celebrates after their win during the ICC men's Twenty20 World Cup 2022 cricket match between India and Pakistan at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne on October 23, 2022. (Photo by Martin KEEP/AFP)
Updated on Oct 23, 2022 10:53 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Watch: Rohit, Arshdeep's unbelievable reactions as Kohli misses run out chance

India vs Pakistan, T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami were left stunned as Virat Kohli missed an easy run out chance.

India vs Pakistan, T20 World Cup: Rohit Sharma, Arshdeep Singh react to Virat Kohli's run out miss.
Updated on Oct 23, 2022 03:59 PM IST

Kapil Sharma sings Mohammad Rafi's song, pays tribute at Melbourne. Watch

Kapil Sharma honoured Mohammad Rafi during his Melbourne show. He sang his song, Parda hai Parda from the movie, Amar Akbar Anthony. Watch video.

Kapil Sharma during his Melbourne show. 
Published on Sep 05, 2022 03:18 PM IST

India undergoing historic change under leadership of PM Modi: Lekhi in Melbourne

Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi was speaking at ‘Vishwa Sadbhavana’ event organised by the NID Foundation in Melbourne where she unveiled two books on PM Modi.

Union minister Meenakshi Lekhi speaking at the Melbourne chapter of the ‘Vishwa Sadbhavana’ event.
Updated on Aug 07, 2022 07:46 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Quad adds muscle in Melbourne, augurs well for Tokyo summit

It is understood that the fundamental underpinnings of Quad were clearly defined at Melbourne with each partner upfront and upbeat about the grouping.

Quad is now ready to bat. External Affairs Minister Jaishankar talking to foreign ministers of US, Japan and Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Updated on Feb 17, 2022 10:56 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Australia welcomes back international students amid travel bubble with Singapore

Fully vaccinated travellers from Singapore are now allowed into Melbourne or Sydney without the need to quarantine as a part of Australia's gradual reopening of its borders that began this month.

People walk along the link bridge to a terminal at Changi International Airport in Singapore (Photo by Roslan RAHMAN / AFP)
Updated on Nov 21, 2021 10:50 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Melbourne

Melbourne’s lockdown ends; Beijing plans mass testing

Many venues, including food outlets and even haircutters, opened at the unusual hour for the occasion.

Published on Oct 23, 2021 01:56 AM IST
Agencies | , Melbourne/beijing

Melbourne ends one of the world’s longest lockdowns

Movement restrictions have been lifted in Melbourne while venues from salons to restaurants are reopening for fully-vaccinated people. Art galleries, gyms and other venues are expected to begin opening their doors early next month

People dine outdoors in Degraves Street in Melbourne, Friday, Oct. 22, 2021. Melbourne, Australia’s most populous city after Sydney, came out of 77 days of lockdown on Friday after Victoria state reached a benchmark of 70% of the target population fully vaccinated.(Daniel Pockett/AAP Image via AP)
Updated on Oct 22, 2021 10:10 AM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Australia plans reopening, Covid-19 death toll hits 1,000 despite lockdown

The highly infectious Delta variant has breached Australia's fortress-style controls and entrenched itself deep enough in Sydney and Melbourne, which has pushed authorities to ramp up the lagging Covid-19 vaccination effort and live with the coronavirus

A weary Australia plans reopening as Covid-19 death toll hits 1,000(REUTERS/Sandra Sanders/File Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2021 10:41 AM IST
Reuters | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Sydney

Australia extends Covid-19 lockdown in Melbourne, reinstates night curfew

The current lockdown was due to end on Thursday night but will now run until September 2, Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews told reporters in Melbourne, the state capital.

The state on Monday reported 22 local cases, down from 25 a day earlier.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 16, 2021 08:42 AM IST
Reuters | , Sydney

Indian student with kidney disorder airlifted from Melbourne, family thanks govt

Arshdeep Singh was diagnosed with chronic renal failure at a hospital in Melbourne last month. The Covid-19 restrictions made it difficult for the family to obtain visa. Then the governments of both the countries stepped in and the 25-year-old finally made it home.

Arshdeep Singh was received by his family members at Delhi airport on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 06, 2021 05:51 AM IST
By | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Melbourne extends Covid-19 lockdown for a week as coronavirus cluster grows

Melbourne has been the epicenter of Australia’s battle to eliminate Covid-19 and is now in its fourth lockdown since the coronavirus pandemic began. The current cluster originated from a breach in a hotel that was being used to quarantine Australians returning from overseas.

Melbourne extends Covid-19 lockdown for a week as coronavirus cluster grows(Photo by Denise Jans on Unsplash)
Updated on Jun 02, 2021 09:35 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Australia’s Victoria enters 7-day lockdown amid spike in Covid-19 Indian variant

Melbourne in Australia, along with all other areas of Victoria state, will go into a lockdown for 7 days as the number of coronavirus cases double. Genome sequencing has confirmed the Covid-19 cases are from the variant that was first detected in India

Australia’s Victoria enters 7-day lockdown amid spike in Covid-19 Indian variant(Photo by Weyne Yew on Unsplash)
Updated on May 27, 2021 09:31 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Travel update: Fresh curbs in Melbourne, New Zealand pauses travel with Victoria

From Vietnam banning indoor dining and parks closing in Hanoi amid Covid-19 spike to New Zealand suspending quarantine-free travel with Victoria and Melbourne imposing new restrictions to curb coronavirus spread, catch all the travel updates here

Travel update: Fresh curbs in Melbourne, New Zealand pauses travel with Victoria(Photo by Hanson Lu on Unsplash)
Updated on May 25, 2021 10:54 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Brewery in Australia offers beer for excess solar energy

Carlton and United Breweries in Australia came up with the offer.

A VB Solar Exchange van is seen in front of a house with solar panels.(VICTORIA BITTER via REUTERS)
Published on Apr 01, 2021 03:38 PM IST
Reuters | , Melbourne

Australian regional airline Rex to launch more flights amid Covid-19

At a time when domestic air traffic remains low due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Australian regional airline, Rex, to challenge Qantas and Virgin on the country's big-city routes by launching more flights in competition

Australian regional airline Rex to launch more flights amid Covid-19(Twitter/THE_Russell)
Updated on Feb 28, 2021 07:01 PM IST
Reuters |

Covid-19 variants dampen hope of travel rebound, quarantines get longer-lonelier

While the efficacy of vaccines on mutated Covid-19 strains are under debate, the tightening of quarantine models to contain the threat from highly infectious coronavirus variants is damping hopes of a swift rebound in international air travel.

Covid-19 variants dampen hope of travel rebound, quarantines get longer-lonelier(Photo by Ellen Jenni on Unsplash)
Updated on Feb 24, 2021 07:47 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Dubai’s Emirates suspends flights to Sydney and Melbourne

Australia all but closed its borders to travelers last year to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Emirates airliners are seen on the tarmac in a general view of Dubai International Airport in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.(FILE PHOTO / REUTERS)
Published on Jan 16, 2021 02:31 PM IST
Bloomberg |
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