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Air New Zealand to try bio fuel in plane
Wellington, Sep 28 (DPA) Air New Zealand will make the world's first test flight in a commercial airliner using bio fuel under an agreement with Boeing and Rolls Royce, chief executive Rob Fyfe announced Friday.

Friday, September 28, 2007 1:09:21 PM

Five Indian films for Asia Pacific Screen Awards
Sydney, Sep 27 (IANS) Five Indian films - 'Gandhi My Father', 'Dharm', 'Eklavya', 'Mithiya' and 'Taal' (Bengali) - have been nominated for the inaugural Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) to be held on the Gold Coast in November.

Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:52:18 PM

Human rights group urges return of democracy in Fiji
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) An international human rights group, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) based here, has called for the early return of democracy in Fiji.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 11:42:10 AM

New York's tryst with a sand Taj
New York, Sep 25 (IANS) A giant sand sculpture of the Taj Mahal in midtown Manhattan has been attracting large crowds.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 9:04:19 AM

Three replacements for limping Aussies in India
Melbourne, Sep 24 (IANS) Middle-order batsman Mike Hussey's hamstring injury has forced him out of Australia's tour of India for a one-day international series starting Sep 29, and he is being replaced by Brad Haddin, the Cricket Australia announced here Monday.

Monday, September 24, 2007 2:08:02 PM

Calcium supplements raise heart attack risk: study
Wellington, Sep 23 (DPA) Older women in New Zealand have been advised to stop taking calcium supplements - acknowledged to protect their bones - after a study found it could raise the risk of heart attacks.

Sunday, September 23, 2007 11:16:23 AM

More and more Aussies soaking up 'Incredible India' experience
Sydney, Sep 23 (IANS) While Australia is becoming a favoured destination for Indians asking 'Where the bloody hell are you?', Aussies are going in steadily large numbers for the 'Incredible India' experience. With only 50,000 Aussies travelling to India in 2003, the number shot up to 106,000 in 2006 and this year has seen an increase of about 18 percent.

Sunday, September 23, 2007 10:27:17 AM

Decline in Indian doctors coming to Australia
Sydney, Sep 22 (IANS) There has been a sharp decline in the number of doctors, especially Indian, applying for jobs in Australia since the much publicised Muhammad Haneef saga. The number of overseas-trained doctors applying to work in Australia has plummeted by up to 80 percent since mid-July, according to a new report.

Saturday, September 22, 2007 12:57:09 PM

Bank of Baroda opens office in Sydney
Sydney, Sep 21 (IANS) Bank of Baroda, the fifth largest bank in India, today opened a representative office in the heart of Sydney's central business district, becoming only the second Indian bank to establish a presence in Australia.

Friday, September 21, 2007 2:54:05 PM

Injured Ponting cleared to tour India this month
Melbourne, Sep 20 (IANS) Injured Australia captain Ricky Ponting was Thursday cleared to tour India, though he might not be able to play all seven One-day Internationals starting Sep 29.

Thursday, September 20, 2007 10:46:08 PM

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