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Australian tourist falls to death from Assam hotel

Guwahati: An Australian tourist fell to his death from a hotel in Guwahati, capital of India’s north eastern state Assam, police said on Sunday. William Marinus fell from the third floor of the hotel around 11.20 p.m. on Saturday. “Four Australians and an Indian, including William, were staying in our hotel. They checked in around 3

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Citizenship row: Five MPs ousted

Canberra: Five Australian parliamentarians were ousted on Wednesday for holding dual citizenship when they were elected. It comes as a fresh blow to Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull’s majority in the House. In what was widely viewed as a fresh test case, a high court ruled Senator Katy Gallagher ineligible, the media reported. Four other politicians, who


Ola offers free rides in Melbourne

Bengaluru: Indian ride-sharing major Ola on Thursday (April 12) announced that it has begun offering free rides in Australia’s Melbourne city as a soft launch of its services with local driver-partners. “Customers in Melbourne city can download Ola application, register for an account and book their rides,” the city-based online cab aggregator said in a statement

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Islamic State threatens Australia in its new magazine

Beirut, Sep 6: A new Islamic State magazine on Tuesday threatened to carry out attacks at several Australian landmarks. Rumiyah, published in seven languages has singled out Australia for terrorist attacks, naming in a chilling message the famous Bondi beach in Sydney, the Sydney Cricket Ground and the Melbourne Cricket Ground as their next targets.


Abbott ousted, Turnbull sworn in as Australia’s 29th PM

Canberra, Sep 15: Former communications minister Malcolm Turnbull was sworn in as Australia’s 29th prime minister on Tuesday and praised the man he ousted as a “great Australian”. He was sworn in by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove and pledged his allegiance to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth-II at a hastily organised ceremony at Government House in Canberra earlier


Australia to take 12,000 Syrian refugees, bomb IS

Canberra, S2p 9:  Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on September 9 that the country will permanently take 12,000 refugees from war-torn Syria and will expand its bombing mission against IS into Syria “within days”. Abbott said Australia would accept 12,000 Syrian refugees on top of Australia’s annual commitment to take in 13,750 refugees from

For the love of the subcontinent

For the love of the subcontinent

M elbourne: Eshan Arya, PhD scholar at La Trobe University and a lecturer has been staying long enough in Melbourne to imbibe its multicultural ethos. Having just founded the UPS (United and Peaceful Subcontinent), a not for profit association, Arya says the association’s aim is to promote love and peace. On Wednesday, UPS launched their

A 24-hour public transport to get you home safe

A 24-hour public transport to get you home safe

M elbourne: A 24-hour public transport is coming to Victoria. From 1 January 2016, the Andrews Labor Government will trial all-night public transport on weekends – delivering a key election commitment. Minister for Public Transport Jacinta Allan and Minister for Police Wade Noonan outlined details of the one-year Homesafe trial, which will get people home

Australian central bank upbeat on economy

Australian central bank upbeat on economy

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) appears likely to hold off on another interest rate cut, issuing an upbeat assessment of the Australian economy. The central bank expects Australia’s economy to grow to between 3.0 and 4.5 percent by December 2017 despite reducing its economic growth forecast for the Australian 2015-16 financial year by half

Australian camel meat heads for China

Australian camel meat heads for China

Australian camel farmers are preparing to export boxed camel meat to China following an industry conference in Kazakhstan in June. More than one million wild camels are estimated to be roaming Australia’s deserts, covering 3.3 million sqkms Australia’s national broadcaster said. Alex Knight, land and culture manager of the Ngaanyatjarra Council in Alice Springs, said