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A satellite image of the Batemans Bay shows smoke and fire from wild bushfires in Australia, 31 December, 2019.(REUTERS Photo)

Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires

Sydney | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 02:59 PM IST
The latest deaths take to at least 17 the number of people killed in one of Australia’s most devastating bushfire seasons of recent years.
A view shows light and smoke from wild bushfires in Victoria, Australia on 31 December.(REUTERS Photo)
A view shows light and smoke from wild bushfires in Victoria, Australia on 31 December.(REUTERS Photo)

12 dead, several missing as Australia counts the cost of devastating bushfires

Sydney | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2020 11:25 AM IST
Fanned by soaring temperatures, columns of fire and smoke blackened entire towns in Australia, forcing thousands of residents and holidaymakers to seek shelter on beaches.
Will Somerville(Getty Images)
Will Somerville(Getty Images)

Ailing New Zealand call up Will Somerville for third Test in Sydney

Wellington | By AFP
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2019 11:08 AM IST
Off-spinner Somerville, who was raised in Australia and played Sheffield Shield for New South Wales, will replace injured pace bowler Trent Boult for the Test starting in Sydney on Friday.
A firefighter controls the edge of a fire burning near Mangrove Mountain, north of Sydney(AP)
A firefighter controls the edge of a fire burning near Mangrove Mountain, north of Sydney(AP)

Sydney smothered with bushfire smoke, AQI over 12 times worse than ‘hazardous’

Bloomberg | By Edward Johnson
PUBLISHED ON DEC 11, 2019 10:10 AM IST
The Sydney Opera House and harbor bridge were barely discernible through the thick haze enveloping the city, with smoke stinging the eyes and making it difficult to breathe.
Liam Hatcher of the Blues stands in the outfield amid the smoke haze from bushfires during day 3 of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and Queensland at the SCG in Sydney.(REUTERS)
Liam Hatcher of the Blues stands in the outfield amid the smoke haze from bushfires during day 3 of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and Queensland at the SCG in Sydney.(REUTERS)

‘Reminded me of playing in India, it was hard to breathe,’ Air quality in Sydney concerns Australia’s Usman Khwaja

Sydney | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2019 11:34 PM IST
On Tuesday, NSW health authorities advised people to stay indoors as the smoke emanating from the bushfires engulfed the area surrounding the eastern coast of Australia.
The Australian state of New South Wales, home to the country’s largest city Sydney, rolled out mobile phone detection cameras on Sunday. (Representative Image)(Bloomberg)
The Australian state of New South Wales, home to the country’s largest city Sydney, rolled out mobile phone detection cameras on Sunday. (Representative Image)(Bloomberg)

Australia rolls out mobile phone detection cameras

Melbourne | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON DEC 01, 2019 04:02 PM IST
The Netherlands launched a similar system in October, fining drivers 240 euros ($265) for illegal use of mobile phones, according to a statement on a Dutch police website.
Aaron Finch of Victoria sets to enter the field for start of play at WACA.(Getty Images)
Aaron Finch of Victoria sets to enter the field for start of play at WACA.(Getty Images)

Aaron Finch substituted after suffering blow on head during Sheffield Shield

Melbourne | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 10:38 AM IST
Finch, who was fielding at short leg, was struck on his helmet when Steve O’Keefe played a flick off James Pattinson during the first session on Day 2 of the match.
Bushfires raging in Australia’s east coast in the recent weeks have threatened the country’s koala population(AP)
Bushfires raging in Australia’s east coast in the recent weeks have threatened the country’s koala population(AP)

Australian bushfires could destroy all koala habitat: Conservationists

Sydney | By Agencies
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2019 06:44 AM IST
At least 350 of the marsupials living on a national reserve in the town of Port Macquarie in New South Wales, 300 kilometres north of Sydney, have died in the bushfires, the group Koala Conservation Australia said last week.
The Sydney Opera House is seen as smoke haze from bushfires drifts over the CDB in Sydney.(REUTERS Photo)
The Sydney Opera House is seen as smoke haze from bushfires drifts over the CDB in Sydney.(REUTERS Photo)

New blazes break out as Australians take shelter from intense bushfires

Sydney | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 04:30 AM IST
A fire that erupted in Sydney’s northern suburbs in the late afternoon immediately cut off exit routes for some residents, a sign of the intensity of blazes erupting in tinder-dry bush.
Steve Smith in action.(Twitter)
Steve Smith in action.(Twitter)

Steve Smith left fuming after controversial dismissal during Sheffield Shield clash - Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 08:23 AM IST
Steve Smith was dismissed in quite a controversial fashion and that left him stunned as he was clearly not happy with the umpire’s decision.
By focusing on electrochemical reactions in batteries, Dr Sharma aims to better understand how electrode composition, and structure at the atomic level, influence performance.(HT File (Representative Image))
By focusing on electrochemical reactions in batteries, Dr Sharma aims to better understand how electrode composition, and structure at the atomic level, influence performance.(HT File (Representative Image))

Indian-origin researcher wins award for work on batteries

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2019 03:47 PM IST
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian honoured 35-year-old Dr Sharma, from the School of Chemistry at UNSW, with the award at the Government House in Sydney, the university said in a statement on Friday.
File image of Australia cricketer David Warner.(Action Images via Reuters)
File image of Australia cricketer David Warner.(Action Images via Reuters)

Sheffield Shield: David Warner slams ton in domestic cricket to reverse slump in form

Brisbane | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 08:01 PM IST
David Warner had a forgettable tour of England although Australia retained the Ashes with a 2-2 draw of the five Test series.
Meghan MacLaren of England during the second round of Hero Women's Indian Open.(Tristan Jones)
Meghan MacLaren of England during the second round of Hero Women's Indian Open.(Tristan Jones)

‘Edgy’ MacLaren slips from lead but hopes to turn it around

Gurugram | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 09:04 PM IST
It’s a strategy that paid off at a time when it was about grinding it out as one missed cut followed another.
File image of Steve Smith(Getty Images)
File image of Steve Smith(Getty Images)

Was Steve Smith reminded of Phillip Hughes after being hit by Jofra Archer?

Leeds | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2019 03:04 PM IST
On Day Four of the Lord’s Test, Smith retired hurt on 80 after being hit on the neck by a 92.4 mph delivery from Archer.
File image of Chris Gayle(AFP)
File image of Chris Gayle(AFP)

Australian newspapers lose Chris Gayle masseuse defamation appeal

Sydney | By AFP
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2019 10:27 AM IST
Gayle vigorously denied the allegations, claiming the journalists behind the series of stories published in the newspapers in 2016 were out to “destroy him”.
Theo Hayez was last seen on May 31 at a hotel in Byron Bay -- some 750 kilometres (470 miles) north of Sydney.(Twitter/tryhardsongs)
Theo Hayez was last seen on May 31 at a hotel in Byron Bay -- some 750 kilometres (470 miles) north of Sydney.(Twitter/tryhardsongs)

‘Every minute counts’: Dad makes tearful plea for backpacker son missing in Australia

Sydney, Australia | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 03:50 PM IST
Hayez is believed to have used the messaging app WhatsApp the night he disappeared and his father, who has travelled to the town to meet police, called for his account to be shared with investigators.
A file photo of umpire Claire Polosak.(Twitter)
A file photo of umpire Claire Polosak.(Twitter)

Claire Polosak set to become first woman to umpire men’s ODIs

Mumbai | By Reuters
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2019 11:54 AM IST
Claire Polosak never played cricket but blazed a trail in 2017 when she became the first woman to stand in a men’s top-level match when New South Wales played a Cricket Australia XI in a one-day match in Sydney.
Australia in action against India on their recent tour.(AFP)
Australia in action against India on their recent tour.(AFP)

Only fresh talent can sustain Australia’s resurgence: Ian Chappell

Hindustan Times | By Ian Chappell
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2019 10:23 AM IST
If something isn’t done to ensure that talented batting prospects are forthcoming in the future, then the renaissance just experienced in India might be short-lived
A post about the incident has been shared on Facebook and it has since collected quite a few reactions.(NSW Police Force/Facebook)
A post about the incident has been shared on Facebook and it has since collected quite a few reactions.(NSW Police Force/Facebook)

Man saves his life by using phone to block arrow. See viral post by cops

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 07:04 PM IST
Phone to the rescue
File image of Australia cricketer Mitchell Marsh(AP)
File image of Australia cricketer Mitchell Marsh(AP)

Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh goes under knife for groin injury

Perth | By AFP
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2019 11:21 AM IST
The 27-year-old, who has been dropped from the Australian Test, one-day and Twenty20 teams, was struck during a net session in Perth ahead of Western Australia’s Sheffield Shield clash.
This handout photograph taken and received from Robert Gregory on January 29, 2019 shows scores of dead fish floating on the Darling river in Menindee. - Thousands more fish have died in a key river system in drought-hit eastern Australia just weeks after up to a million were killed.(AFP)
This handout photograph taken and received from Robert Gregory on January 29, 2019 shows scores of dead fish floating on the Darling river in Menindee. - Thousands more fish have died in a key river system in drought-hit eastern Australia just weeks after up to a million were killed.(AFP)

Sea of white: ‘Hundreds of thousands’ of fish dead in Australia

Sydney | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2019 03:14 PM IST
Locals around the Darling River were confronted with a sea of white, as dead fish carpeted the waters near the southeastern Outback town of Menindee.

‘We cannot aim to be global without an active interest in India’

Hindustan Times | By Aishwarya Iyer
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2019 07:45 PM IST
Laurie Pearcey, pro-vice-chancellor of Sydney’s University of New South Wales, discusses the India centre at New Delhi, and his many visits to the country.
There is no attempt at accuracy. The perpetrators, for instance, are represented by two ineffectual, coke-snorting jihadists.
There is no attempt at accuracy. The perpetrators, for instance, are represented by two ineffectual, coke-snorting jihadists.

An unholy mess: Rashid Irani reviews the 26/11 film, One Less God

Hindustan Times | By Rashid Irani
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2019 10:52 PM IST
In the style of a Z-grade Hollywood disaster flick, the movie introduces a cross-section of foreigners cowering in the rooms as the violence escalates.
Virat Kohli, second left, leads his team out for a ceremony before their cricket test match against Australia in Sydney.(AP)
Virat Kohli, second left, leads his team out for a ceremony before their cricket test match against Australia in Sydney.(AP)

India vs Australia: Why both teams are wearing black armbands in Sydney Test

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2019 06:37 AM IST
India were wearing black armbands on Thursday as a mark of respect to the passing of Ramakant Achrekar - the childhood coach of Sachin Tendulkar.
The brother of Australian Test cricketer Usman Khawaja has been charged with trying to influence a witness over a case where he allegedly framed a love rival with a fake terror plot, police said Friday.(AP)
The brother of Australian Test cricketer Usman Khawaja has been charged with trying to influence a witness over a case where he allegedly framed a love rival with a fake terror plot, police said Friday.(AP)

Australia Test cricketer Usman Khawaja’s brother re-arrested

Sydney | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON DEC 28, 2018 07:17 AM IST
Arsalan Khawaja was released on bail in early December after appearing in a Sydney court on charges of forgery and attempting to pervert justice.
Chris Dawson, 70, is to be charged with murdering Lynette Dawson, New South Wales (NSW) authorities said. He was arrested in Queensland and would be brought to New South Wales.(Lynette Dawson)
Chris Dawson, 70, is to be charged with murdering Lynette Dawson, New South Wales (NSW) authorities said. He was arrested in Queensland and would be brought to New South Wales.(Lynette Dawson)

This woman went missing in 1982. A podcast led to her husband’s arrest

Canberra | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2018 09:26 AM IST
Dawson has denied killing his wife, with whom he has two children. He has said that she abandoned the family for a religious group.
The brother of a top Australian cricketer was charged by police Tuesday for framing a love rival as the author of a hit list that sparked a major counterterrorism investigation. (Representational Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The brother of a top Australian cricketer was charged by police Tuesday for framing a love rival as the author of a hit list that sparked a major counterterrorism investigation. (Representational Image)(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Brother of Australia cricketer arrested over fake terror ‘hit list’

Sydney | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON DEC 04, 2018 12:38 PM IST
The Sri Lankan-born PhD student spent a month in solitary confinement at a remote super-secure prison, where he was questioned about targets, not just including Australia’s then leader, but reportedly the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city’s iconic Opera House.
Usman Khawaja’s brother Arsalan has been charged with one count of attempting to pervert justice and one count of forgery – making a false document.(REUTERS)
Usman Khawaja’s brother Arsalan has been charged with one count of attempting to pervert justice and one count of forgery – making a false document.(REUTERS)

Usman Khawaja calls for privacy after police arrest and charge brother

Sydney | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 11:31 AM IST
Usman Khawaja fronted the media as Australia prepare for Thursday’s Test against India after his brother was arrested and charged by police.
Usman Khawaja's brother Arsalan Khawaja has been arrested as part of a counter-terrorism operation focusing on a plot to assassinate former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.(AP)
Usman Khawaja's brother Arsalan Khawaja has been arrested as part of a counter-terrorism operation focusing on a plot to assassinate former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.(AP)

India vs Australia: Usman Khawaja’s brother Arsalan ‘framed’ terror suspect

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2018 03:11 PM IST
India vs Australia: New South Wales police will charge Arsalan Khawaja, 39, with forgery and an attempt to pervert justice.
File picture of Will Pucovski(Getty Images)
File picture of Will Pucovski(Getty Images)

Mental health issues sideline Australian cricket young gun Will Pucovski

Sydney | By AFP
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2018 10:44 AM IST
The 20-year-old smashed a superb 243 for Victoria against Western Australia last week, putting him on the radar of Test selectors.
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