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India’s GVK joins Oz debate on foreign workers

Sydney: Hours after winning the nod for one of the largest coal mining projects in Australia, India’s GVK Group has joined the raging debate on using foreign workers in various Australian resources projects. “Our priority is offering locals and other Australians the opportunity to work on these projects,” GVK’s vice-chairman GVK Sanjay Reddy said in

Raj Kapoor’s ‘Awaara’ in Time’s 100 greatest films

Time magazine has included Raj Kapoor’s 1951 classic ‘Awaara’ among 20 new entries added to its All-Time 100 list of the greatest films made since 1923, the beginning of the prestigious US periodical. Rethinking the movie masterpieces, Time critic Richard Corliss describes Raj Kapoor as “the great star-auteur of India’s postcolonial golden age of movies

Australia aims to be the food bowl of Asia

Sydney: After firming its position as one of the largest suppliers of mining resources to the Asian economic powerhouses like China and India, Australia now aims to become the food bowl of the region. “Just as we have become a minerals and energy giant, Australia can be a great provider of reliable, high quality food

US marines arrive in Australia

Sydney: The first batch of about 200 US marines have arrived in Australia’s Darwin city as part of a defence deal, Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith announced on Wednesday. The US and Australia will hold joint training and exercises in the Northern Territory of Australia, and up to 2,500 US troops will eventually arrive in

Sri Lanka’s thrilling win eliminates India from CB series

Melbourne: Sri Lanka’s thrilling nine-run win over Australia in the last pool match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) eliminated India from the finals of the Commonwealth Bank tri-series here Friday. An Australia win would have assured India a place in the best-of-three finals. But Sri Lanka, who had lost last year’s World Cup final

Yahoo! offers Malayalam content to internet users

New Delhi: Yahoo! India and Malayala Manorama, the leading Malayalam language daily, Thursday announced a partnership to deliver premium digital content in Malayalam. “The co-branded property malayalam.yahoo.com offers the combined editorial strengths of Yahoo! and Malayala Manorama and provides a superior digital content experience for the large base of 37 million Malayalam speaking audience across

WHO takes India off polio endemic list

New Delhi: India has a reason to smile on the polio front, as it was taken off the list of polio endemic countries by the World Health Organisation (WHO), Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad announced at the Polio Summit 2012 here Saturday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was also present. “WHO has taken India’s name off

“Ponting contemplating retirement from ODIs”

Sydney: National selector John Inverarity said Monday that it was unlikely that former skipper Ricky Ponting would be able to make his way back to the One-day set-up, given the need to prepare the squad ahead of the 2015 World Cup. Ponting’s ODI career might be nearing its end after the 37-year-old was dropped from