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Australian deputy PM to visit India

Canberra: Australian Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan will visit India to discuss business opportunities between the two countries, his office said Monday. Swan was expected to depart for India Monday night. He will meet with India’s Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, senior government officials and business leaders. “India is an emerging economic powerhouse and one of

What impedes Australia, India ties?

While there has been a flurry of visits to India by high-powered Australian trade delegations and politicians, observers are baffled by the slow pace at which the bilateral ties are growing. Australian analysts blame India’s political culture for not only the stunted Australian-Indian ties but also for the slowing economic growth of the South Asian

Tendulkar to receive Order of Australia

New Delhi: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard Tuesday announced that Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar would be conferred with a membership of the Order of Australia for his contribution to the sport. Gillard, who made the announcement during a visit to a cricket clinic here organised by an NGO Magic Bus, said that the “special honour”,

Julia Gillard charges Tony Abbott with ‘sexism’

Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s attack on opposition leader Tony Abbott as “sexist and misogynist” in parliament has gone viral. The Australian newspaper wrote Wednesday that Gillard has won international acclaim for her 15-minute attack on Abbott. The video of her speech has attracted hundreds of thousands of views. Her blistering speech went viral

India, Australia may sign nuclear pact

New Delhi: Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard, whose bold move overturned a longstanding ban on uranium sale to India, comes here Oct 15 on a three-day visit that could see India and Australia sign a landmark civil nuclear pact. Gillard’s visit takes place months after a reversal of Canberra’s long-standing policy by the ruling Labour

Biggest ever Oz cultural festival in India from Oct

New Delhi: Australia will stage its biggest ever cultural festival in India in October, Australian High Commissioner Peter Varghese said here Tuesday. “Oz Fest”, to be held Oct 16, 2012-Feb 5, 2013, would showcase Australian culture through shows and exhibitions in theatre, music, dance, cinema and art in 18 Indian cities with 100 events. Oz

Boat with 200 asylum seekers capsizes off Australia

Melbourne: A boat carrying around 200 asylum seekers capsized Thursday in Indonesian waters off Australia’s Christmas Island, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said. The boat capsized about 120 nautical miles (around 220 km) north of Christmas Island. Since the tragedy took place within Indonesian waters, the Indonesian navy is leading rescue efforts; Xinhua quoted