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Australian police arrest 3 in counter-terrorism raids

Three men were arrested in Australia on Tuesday during an operation by the New South Wales Joint Counter Terrorism Team targeting a group of people linked to the Islamic State (IS) terror group.The New South Wales police alleged that the men — aged 20, 23 and 30 — were planning to carry out a terror

Kashmiri techie creates waves in ‘MasterChef Australia’

Sandeep Pandit left Kashmir with his family when he was all of 8. Now he is exploring the culinary heritage of his roots as a contestant on “MasterChef Australia”, leaving judges of the international reality TV show impressed. A Kashmiri Pandit, Sandeep has been preparing Rogan Josh, Yakhni, Muji Chetin, Dhungar, Kahwa, Kabargah and Tehr,

4 killed in northern Australia shooting

A gunman shot dead four people and injured another at five different locations in the northern Australian city of Darwin, officials said.The 45-year-old suspect, who was known to the police, was arrested an hour after the first shots were reported at about 18:00 local time on Tuesday.Police said they believed the man had acted alone.

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Australian PM hit by egg on campaign trail

With just over a week to go for the elections in Australia, Prime Minister Scott Morrison was egged on Tuesday by a protester while campaigning in Albury. The egg grazed Morrison’s head but did not break, the media reported. Footage broadcast on local TV showed a woman being tackled at the scene, the BBC reported.

I am not gay, clarifies James Faulkner

I am not gay, clarifies James Faulkner

Australian pacer James Faulkner, who spread widespread speculation that he is in a same-sex relationship with a social media post, has clarified that he is not gay.On Monday night, Faulkner had shared a post on Instagram saying he was having “dinner with the boyfriend” and adding a hashtag of “together for five years” alongside a

Former Australia cricketer Bruce Yardley dead

Former Australia cricketer Bruce Yardley dead

Former Australian Test cricketer, coach and commentator Bruce Yardley lost his battle to cancer and passed away on Wednesday at the age of 71. Bruce, who debuted for Australia at the age of 30, started his cricketing carrer as a medium-pacer but later turned to be an off-spinner.In his 33 Tests for the national team,

Indian women up against Australia in ICC T20 WC opener

Indian women up against Australia in ICC T20 WC opener

Indian women up against Australia in ICC T20 WC opener. The Indian women’s cricket team will open its campaign at next year’s Twenty20 Word Cup against defending champion Australia on February 21 in Sydney.The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup will take place in Australia from February 21 to March 8 next year and the sport’s

Chahal grabs six as India bowl out Australia for 230

Chahal grabs six as India bowl out Australia for 230. Indian leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal grabbed his first opportunity in the series with both hands, taking a career-best 6 for 42 to decimate Australia for a paltry 230 in the third and final ODI here on Friday. At the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, Chahal matched

Melbourne Test: India beat Australia, retain Border-Gavaskar Trophy

Melbourne Test: India beat Australia, retain Border-Gavaskar Trophy. India out-played Australia by 137 runs to win the third Test and retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. The visitors have secured an unbeatable 2-1 lead in the four-match Test series. After declaring India’s second innings at 106 for the

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Melbourne Test: India inch closer to win, leave Australia at 138/5

Melbourne Test: India inch closer to win, leave Australia at 138/5. India closed in on a big win by reducing Australia to 138 for five at tea on day four of the third Test here on Saturday.  India have set the hosts an improbable target of 399 after declaring their second innings at 106 for

Melbourne Test: Australia all out, India 292-run lead

Melbourne Test: Australia all out, India 292-run lead. India bowled out Australia on 151 runs on the third day of the third Test here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday. The hosts started the day trailing by 435 runs for no loss. Within the span of four overs, openers Aaron Finch and Marcus

MS Dhoni makes a comeback in Indian T20 squad

MS Dhoni makes a comeback in Indian T20 squad. After being dropped from India’s T20 squad against West Indies and Australia, former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has made a comeback in the limited-overs team for their upcoming three-match series against New Zealand. The development came as the All-India Senior Selection Committee announced the national squad

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England eves to take on West Indies and Australia at home

Before taking on Australia in the Ashes  women’s team will play a three-match One-Day International  and Twenty 20 International series respectively against West Indies. England eves to take on West Indies and Australia at home. The ODI  series between England and West Indies will form part of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s Championship. England are currently placed at third position and one

World T20: Harmanpreet & Co. outclass Australia by 48 runs

World T20: Harmanpreet & Co. outclass Australia by 48 runs. Indian eves registered their fourth consecutive win in the ongoing International Cricket Council (ICC) Women’s World Twenty 20 tournament here on Saturday. Riding on the back of Smriti Mandhana’s 83-run feat and skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s crucial 43-run knock, India managed to outclass Australia by 48

Cricket Australia open to more tour matches against India

Cricket Australia open to more tour matches against India

Cricket Australia has made it clear that they are open to more tour matches against India, as requested by Indian head coach Ravi Shastri. According to media reports, Shastri had demanded more warm-up games against Australia ahead of the four-match Test series commencing December 6. Responding to the same, a CA spokesperson said that they are willing to

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Countdown begins to longest-ever lunar eclipse in the universe

Friday will turn into a day to remember, as the world will witness the longest lunar eclipse to date, which will last for an hour and forty-five minutes.According to CNN, the moon will be in perfect alignment with the sun and Earth, with the moon in the middle of the Earth and the sun. Coupled with

Hockey Champions Trophy: India Draw 1-1 vs Netherlands to reach final

Hockey Champions Trophy: India Draw 1-1 vs Netherlands to reach final. The Indian men’s hockey team held their nerves with stunning teamwork to draw 1-1 with the Netherlands as they romped into the final against Australia at the Rabobank Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy Breda 2018 here on Saturday. This is only the second time in

All clear for Sikh shrine in Melbourne

All clear for Sikh shrine in Melbourne

MELBOURNE: Signalling friendship, faith and collaboration the Australian, Aboriginal and Sikh flags were hoisted recently at a proposed site for a new Sikh place of worship. The 20-acre property, earmarked for the planned Sri Guru Nanak Darbar temple, is located at Officer in Cardinia Shire Council region. The flag hoisting marked the grand foundation ceremony

Skilled partners' age limit lowered for Australian permanent visas

Skilled partners’ age limit lowered for Australian permanent visas

DHAKA: The latest set of changes introduced to skilled permanent visas has lowered the maximum age of a skilled partner to 45 for which an applicant can claim additional points in the general points test. Earlier, applicants for general skilled visas whose spouses and de facto partners were under 50 years of age, were able to

Australia's Indian origin employer fined $118k for withholding payments

Australia’s Indian origin employer fined $118k for withholding payments

NEW SOUTH WALES: An Indian-origin employer who withheld his employee’s $12,000 parental leave payment from Centrelink and then lied and deceived investigators has been slapped with a huge fine by the court. NSW man Kulpreet Singh and his company have been penalised over $118,000 after he was found to have ‘deliberately deprived an Indian employee of