Australia: News

26 Jul 2022


Here are the interesting facts about the Commonwealth Games

The 2022 Commonwealth Games (CWG) are set to begin on July 28 this year.

22 Jul 2022


You can score an accommodation for Rs. 3,000/night in Sydney

One of the largest cities in Australia and the capital of New South Wales, Sydney offers some stunning harbor views.

30 Jun 2022

United Kingdom

CEO quits $68bn investment firm to chill at the beach

Quit the job, hit the beach, and do nothing - a dream of many but a reality for a handful.

30 Jun 2022


Influencer earns Rs. 26L/month by letting people wake him up

A social media influencer named Jakey Boehm is earning lakhs by just sleeping and letting people wake him up in whatever way they want.

19 Jun 2022

Narendra Modi

Meet Abbas bhai, who Modi mentioned as friend in blog

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday mentioned his childhood buddy "Abbas bhai" in a blog post commemorating his mother's 100th birthday.

28 May 2022

Social Media

Australian baby born with 'permanent smile' due to rare condition

The pictures of a baby girl, born in Australia with a specific hereditary condition that causes congenital anomalies, have become a sensation among millions of social media users.

23 May 2022


PM Modi reaches Japan for Quad summit, bilateral meetings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan on Monday to attend the Quad summit aimed at enhancing cooperation among member nations, Australia, India, Japan, and the United States and discussing developments in the strategic Indo-Pacific region.

19 Apr 2022


Netherlands coach Ryan Campbell suffers heart attack: Details here

Ryan Campbell, the head coach of the Netherlands cricket team, has been hospitalized in the UK after suffering a heart attack on Saturday.

02 Apr 2022


'Watershed moment': PM Modi after signing trade pact with Australia

India and Australia on Saturday inked the India-Australia Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement or 'IndAus ECTA' in a virtual ceremony attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison.

31 Mar 2022


Top 5 scenic beaches in the world

You are either a beach person or a mountain person.

21 Mar 2022


Australia returns 29 Indian artifacts ahead of Modi-Morrison bilateral meet

Australia on Monday returned 29 antiquities to India ahead of a virtual meeting between PM Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison.

09 Mar 2022


5 creepiest places in the world: Part II

There are several creepy and spooky places across the world with a gruesome past that is enough to send chills down your spine.

12 Feb 2022

S Jaishankar

China's disregard for agreements led to border tensions: Jaishankar

India's External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said that border tensions with China have emerged due to the latter's disregard for written agreements.

28 Jan 2022

Scott Morrison

Australian PM pledges $703M more to protect Great Barrier Reef

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged an additional AUD 1 billion ($703M) to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

10 Jan 2022


5 stargazing destinations around the world

Stargazing is an adventure for many people. Watching a sky with several hues with countless stars beaming brightly is a thrill in itself.

01 Nov 2021


Australia accepts COVAXIN as 'recognized' vaccine for incoming travelers

Australia on Monday accepted India's indigenous vaccine, COVAXIN, as a "recognized" vaccine for the purpose of travel to the country.

30 Oct 2021

Cricket News

Australian legend Alan Davidson passes away at 92

Australian legend Alan Davidson passed away at the age of 92 on Saturday.

12 Oct 2021


India, Japan, Australia, US commence phase two of Malabar exercise

The navies of the Quad countries—India, Australia, Japan, and the United States—have commenced the second phase of the Malabar naval exercise in the Bay of Bengal.

25 Sep 2021


Quad leaders denounce use of 'terrorist proxies' in South Asia

Leaders of the Quad countries, the US, India, Australia, and Japan, have denounced the use of "terrorist proxies" in South Asia, in a veiled reference to Pakistan, as they emphasized the importance of denying any support to terrorist groups which could be used to launch or plan terror attacks, including cross-border attacks.

21 Sep 2021

Emmanuel Macron

Modi, Macron discuss cooperation after France's fallout with Australia, US

India and France have vowed to "act jointly" in the Indo-Pacific region, a statement from the French presidency said on Tuesday.

11 Sep 2021


India and Australia hold inaugural '2+2' talks

India and Australia on Saturday began a high-level foreign and defense ministerial dialogue aimed at further ramping up their overall defense and strategic cooperation including in the Indo-Pacific amid China's increasing military assertiveness in the region.

11 Aug 2021

Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth birthday special: Where can you see him next

The God of Thunder turns 38 today!

Bangladesh seal historic series win over Australia: Key stats

Bangladesh won their first-ever bilateral series against Australia by beating them in the third T20I.

21 Jul 2021


Half of Australians under lockdown again as COVID-19 cases surge

Until recently, Australia had been praised for its strict lockdowns, lengthy border closures, and quarantine norms over COVID-19.

07 Jun 2021


Evelyn Sharma ties the knot with Australia-based surgeon Tushaan Bhindi

Actor-model Evelyn Sharma on Monday revealed she has tied the knot with Australia-based dental surgeon Tushaan Bhindi in an intimate ceremony.

14 May 2021


Australia resumes repatriation flights from India for stranded citizens

The repatriation flights facilitated by the Australian government for its stranded citizens in India resumed from Friday, according to Foreign Minister Marise Payne.

10 May 2021


Chinese scientists allegedly discussed weaponizing coronaviruses 5 years ago

Scientists and public health officials in China had allegedly discussed the possibility of manipulating, weaponizing, and releasing a coronavirus-like species five years ago, Weekend Australian reported citing an official Chinese document.

06 May 2021


Australia's COVID-19 travel ban on citizens returning from India challenged

Australia's controversial temporary ban on citizens returning home from India was challenged in Sydney federal court on Thursday by a 73-year-old Australian, who has been stranded in Bengaluru since March last year.

01 May 2021

Travel And Tourism

Australians returning from India face five-year jail or hefty fine

Threatening a five-year jail term or a hefty fine, the Australian government temporarily barred its citizens from entering the country if they happened to be in India within 14 days of their intended arrival.

27 Apr 2021


Coronavirus: Australia suspends passenger flights from India till May 15

All passenger flights originating from India and bound for Australia will remain suspended till May 15, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Tuesday.

26 Apr 2021


Australia to send oxygen, ventilators and PPE to India

Australia will send oxygen, ventilators, and personal protective equipment to India as part of an immediate support package to the country which is battling with the latest surge of the COVID-19 cases, Health Minister Greg Hunt said on Monday.

24 Apr 2021


Australia, other nations extend support to India amid COVID-19 crisis

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday expressed solidarity with the people of India as the country struggles to battle a massive surge in COVID-19 infections.

14 Apr 2021


Australia: Indian-origin truck driver gets 22-year jail for killing cops

A 48-year-old Indian-origin drug-affected and sleep-deprived truck driver was jailed on Wednesday for 22 years for plowing his heavy vehicle into Australian police officers and killing four of them last year on Melbourne's Eastern Freeway, according to various media reports.

23 Mar 2021

Sexual Harassment

Australian PM speaks up amid protests against sexual violence

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday acknowledged the rising dissatisfaction with his handling of a series of allegations about the mistreatment of women in politics.

25 Feb 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Investigation uncovers Facebook's pro ISIS move, and more

Facebook banned pages belonging to the YPG (translated: People's Protection Units) at the behest of Turkey, according to a latest exposé by ProPublica.

25 Feb 2021


Facebook pledges $1 billion to news industry after Australian standoff

The Australian news media code has caused great upheaval in the social media space. After Facebook's recent shutdown of news feed in the country and quick reversal, the social media giant has pledged to invest $1 billion to "support the news industry".

23 Feb 2021


NewsBytes Briefing: Facebook shows Australia its merciful side, and more

After successfully getting Google to capitulate and pay for news, Australia learned the hard way that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is made of sterner stuff. Facebook's Aussie news ban also wiped out critical resources involving suicide helplines and COVID-19 information channels.

23 Feb 2021


Facebook reverses Australian news ban following amendments to media code

Facebook has walked back the uncompromising and abrupt total ban it had imposed on sharing Australian news sites. The bold move had blocked Facebook's Australian users from viewing and sharing news.

18 Feb 2021


Facebook blocks Australians from viewing and sharing news content

Facebook has chosen to play hardball with Australian authorities by refusing to buckle under the pressure of implementing the country's contentious news media code. The social media platform has blocked its Australian users from viewing and sharing news.

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