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Ola starts Australia soft launch

Ola starts Australia soft launch with free rides

The ride-sharing platforms Ola is now available on a limited basis to customers in Perth. As the company begins testing its service, there is an exclusive soft launch offer, where Perth-based customers will be given their first two rides free up to the value of $10 per ride. Customers in the West Australian city can simply download the Ola

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Immediate goal is to be healthy: Sania Mirza

Indian tennis sensation Sania Mirza, who has been away from the game for a couple of months owing to a right knee injury, said that her immediate goal is to be healthy so that she can get back on the court.“I am not pain-free but I am not in pain all the time. It’s called a

Seven injured in Australian hot air balloon landing

Seven injured in Australian hot air balloon landing

Seven people were injured after a hot air balloon made an emergency landing in Australia’s Victoria state on Thursday morning.The victims, three men and four women aged between the 20s and 70s, sustained a range of neck, back, ankle and abdominal injuries and were in stable condition, Ambulance Victoria told Xinhua news agency.Paramedics were called

Bollywood celebs lauds India's U19 World Cup victory

Bollywood celebs lauds India’s U19 World Cup victory

Bollywood celebs lauds India’s U19 World Cup victory. Bollywood celebs have commended the Under-19 Indian Cricket team who cruised to a comfortable win over Australia in the World Cup final at Tauranga in New Zealand.A string of celebrities including Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to congratulate the men in blue. Here’s what

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U-19 WC: Hope boys have many more memories like this: Dravid

U-19 WC: An elated India U-19 head coach Rahul Dravid hopes that his World Cup winning wards will have many such lasting memories in the future, adding that the support staff had helped him make the title triumph possible. “I am really proud of the boys and the effort they put in.“Proud of the effort they

U19 World Cup Final: India wins by 8 wickets

U19 World Cup Final. India wins the match by defeating Australian team . Australia won the toss and got all out at 47.2 scoring 216 runs giving India a chase of 217.None of the Australia batsmen could cross 100 runs. India’s opening batsmen Prithvi Shaw and Manjot Kalra got off to a strong start. Manjot

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U-19 WC Final: Indian blowers strike to reduce Aussies to 216

U-19 WC Final: Indian blowers put in an impressive performance to restrict Australia on 216, making it an achievable target for their side, in the Under-19 World Cup final being played in Mount Maunganui here on Saturday. It was All-rounder Jonathan Merlo who emerged as the highest scorer for Australia with his magnificent 76-run innings after the Indian blowers ripped through their top-order.Indian Right-arm pacer Ishan

Ola to ride in Australia

Ola to ride in Australia to take on Uber

Indian online cab aggregator Ola on Tuesday announced its entry into the international market, starting with Australia, to take on its American rival Uber. “We have begun recruiting private hire vehicles and drivers in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth from Tuesday, with rides expected to begin in the coming weeks,” a company spokesperson told IANS.The company sees

First gay weddings take place in Australia

Same-sex weddings took place across Australia on Tuesday, as Australia celebrated its first official day of marriage equality. In December, Australia’s parliament voted overwhelmingly to legalize same-sex marriage following a postal survey of 12.7 million people which returned a 61.6 per cent “yes” result, reports Xinhua news agency. However, same-sex couples had to wait another month before

Punjaub

Read out! Land of five rivers called as Punjaub in Australia

Punjaub is a homestead on the Gregory River in west Queensland. Sprawled on the border of Queensland and Northern Territory, this place was given its name in 1880 because it was home to five rivers Logan, Albert, Pimpania, Coomera and Nerang.Apart from being known as a major cattle station in the area, Punjaub boasted of

Ravneet Singh Gill’s death

Community raises nearly $30k for Ravneet Singh Gill’s death

Ravneet Singh Gill’s death: A 22-year-old Indian national named by the Gold Coast Bulletin as Ravneet Singh Gill was with a group of seven other swimmers at Duranbah Beach, Tweed Heads, on Christmas Day when they were pulled out to sea in a rip. Gold Coast Sikh Council have come forward to assist the family of the

Ravneet Singh Gill dies

Indian youth Ravneet Singh Gill dies in a drowning incident

Ravneet Singh Gill dies: A 22-year-old Indian national named by the Gold Coast Bulletin as Ravneet Singh Gill was with a group of seven other swimmers at Duranbah Beach, Tweed Heads, on Christmas Day when they were pulled out to sea in a rip. A Punjabi youngster died in a drowning incident, is remembered as “a free

Vandals hammer 115 million-year-old dinosaur footprint in Australia

An eons-old dinosaur footprint has been destroyed in an Australian park after somebody decided to take to it with a hammer. Park officials have been left disheartened and angry by the “callous” act of vandalism. The incident took place last week at the Dinosaur Dreaming site within the Bunurong Marine Park, Australia’s Parks Victoria administration

Australia offers technological help to prevent stubble burning

Chandigarh, Dec 18,  With stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana causing environmental and health concerns, the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (Aciar) has offered technology to check the menace.”Happy Seeder is a proven zero-tillage solution — seeds can be planted directly into stubble without the need for land clearing or tilling — eliminating the

Sri Lankan risks torture if deported from Australia

Canberra, Dec 14 (IANS) Sri Lankan risks torture if deported from Australia. A UN committee against torture has advised the Australian government not to deport a Sri Lankan man, fearing he might be tortured upon return, the media reported on Thursday. The Geneva-based committee of 10 human rights experts has formally requested Australia not to

Melbourne installs loudspeakers to warn of terror attacks

Melbourne, Dec 11, Loudspeakers were being installed across Australia’s Melbourne city on Monday as part of a major security upgrade to warn people of terror attacks.The new measures are the recommendations of a counter terrorism review that occurred after a number of extremist incidents this year, reports Xinhua news agency.In January, a vehicle attack in

Indian woman players mysterious death in Australia raised many questions?

Indian woman players mysterious death in Australia raised many questions?

Indian woman players mysterious death: Indian woman players died in Australia. Though the authorities have not confirmed this news yet, but the reliable sources have confirmed the development. As per sources information, this incident took place when these players was drowning in water. But the death of players has left number of question marks in the

Gay couples register weddings on day one of marriage equality

Gay couples register weddings on day one of marriage equality

Same-sex couples hurried to declare plans to tie the knot today as Australia’s new marriage equality law came into effect, with wedding registry offices holding special hours for the first day of legalised gay unions.The historic bill finally legalising same-sex marriage came into effect barely 24 hours after its overwhelming passage through parliament.Couples wanting to

Australia to hold same-sex marriages from January 2018

Australia to hold same-sex marriages from January 2018

Australia to hold same-sex marriages from January 2018: Canberra, The Governor-General of Australia Peter Cosgrove on Friday signed the law to legalise same-sex marriages, which are now allowed to take place from January 9, 2018, onwards.Following Parliament’s approval of the legislation on Thursday, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Attorney General George Brandis on Friday presented

Ben Stokes included

Ben Stokes included in England’s ODI squad for Australia series

Ben Stokes included: Former vice-captain Ben stokes has been included in the 16-man squad for the five-match ODI series against Australia which will begin from January. Opener Alex Hales has also been named in the squad after he was recently cleared of any wrongdoing in the Bristol incident in September, which led to the arrest

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