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Ponting criticised by Australian media for not going for win
Sydney, Nov 10 (IANS) Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has come under fire in the Australian media for attempting to save himself from suspension for slow over rate rather than push for victory to retain the Border-Gavaskar trophy.

Monday, November 10, 2008 8:50:44 AM

First Sikh member in New Zealand parliament
Wellington, Nov 9 (DPA) Former New Delhi businessman Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi will be the first Sikh member of the New Zealand parliament which has a record number of six Asian members following Saturday's election.

Sunday, November 09, 2008 2:31:29 PM

New Zealand's new leader keen to atttend Asia-Pacific summit
Wellington, Nov 9 (DPA) New Zealand prime minister-elect John Key said Sunday that he wanted a fast-track swearing-in process so that he could attend an important Asia-Pacific regional summit in Peru this month.

Sunday, November 09, 2008 12:00:00 PM

Cricket world no longer fears the Baggy Greens
Sydney, Nov 8 (IANS) With the last Test match in Nagpur between India and Australia poised excitingly, it seems that Australia will lose the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Saturday, November 08, 2008 7:43:28 PM

Conservatives win New Zealand elections
Wellington, Nov 8 (DPA) New Zealand's conservative National Party swept into power Saturday in a general election that saw an overwhelming vote for change after nine years of rule by Prime Minister Helen Clark's Labour-led coalition.

Saturday, November 08, 2008 4:53:27 PM

IAEA hopes for better US cooperation under Obama
Vienna, Nov 8 (Xinhua) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has expressed its hope that the new US government under Barack Obama will have better cooperation with the organisation in propelling Iran's de-nuclearisation process and easing tension in the Middle East.

Saturday, November 08, 2008 8:29:14 AM

Major earthquake strikes off Vanuatu
Wellington, Nov 7 (Xinhua) An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale struck off the South Pacific island country of Vanuatu Friday, the US Geological Survey reported.

Friday, November 07, 2008 2:51:16 PM

Researchers unveil hydrogen-powered racing car
Sydney, Nov 7 (IANS) Researchers have unveiled the first hydrogen-powered racing car that demonstrates the incredible possibilities of hydrogen as the clean, renewable fuel of the future.

Friday, November 07, 2008 12:46:29 PM

New video based tests to ease evaluation of drivers' skills
Sydney, Nov 7 (IANS) A video-based hazard perception test is being developed by researchers that will measure a driver's ability to recognise and respond to dangerous situations while driving.

Friday, November 07, 2008 11:25:02 AM

India needs more international hockey fields: Australian firm
Melbourne, Nov 7 (IANS) A Melbourne-based global manufacturer of synthetic sporting surfaces, which has been installing hockey surfaces and athletic tracks across India, says international standard synthetic surfaces are crucial for India to regain its golden days of hockey domination in the world.

Friday, November 07, 2008 10:03:43 AM

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