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Aussie fine food and wine becoming popular with Indians
Sydney, Sep 18 (IANS) From cookies to red wine, the rising economies of India and China are feasting on Australian fine food and wine. Food and beverages exports to India rose from A$115 million in 1997-98 to A$201 million in 2006-07.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 10:28:20 AM

Ganesh idol immersed with great fanfare near Sydney
Sydney, Sep 17 (IANS) An idol of Hindu god Ganesh, decorated in all finery, sat firm as thousands of devotees followed in a procession chanting 'Ganpati Bappa Morya' to Stanwell Park beach here, as part of colourful celebrations for the Ganesh festival.

Monday, September 17, 2007 2:19:25 PM

Indians top south Australian census figures
Sydney, Sep 16 (IANS) New Australian census figures show almost 50,000 migrants have moved to south Australia since 2001 - with India being the most rapidly growing source of arrivals.

Sunday, September 16, 2007 12:19:42 PM

Australians joining army for free cosmetic surgery
Sydney, Sep 16 (DPA) Women are joining the Australian Defence Force (ADF) not to fight for their country but to get free face-lifts, tummy tucks and even breast enlargements, the opposition Labor Party said Sunday.

Sunday, September 16, 2007 11:40:14 AM

Find new mineral deposits with a glass of wine
Melbourne, Sep 15 (IANS) Now mineral deposits of silver, zinc, copper and nickel can be detected through a glass of wine or soft drink, a research conducted by scientists in Australia suggests.

Saturday, September 15, 2007 1:54:12 PM

Australia's filmi connection with India
Sydney, Sep 15 (IANS) Book clubs are popular in Australia, but Bollywood Clubs? Yes, they too exist, with more and more Australians cued on to Hindi films.

Saturday, September 15, 2007 8:38:34 AM

New Australian visa force students to pay more, or go
Sydney, Sep 14 (IANS) Thousands of overseas Indian students enrolled in Australian universities, hoping to get permanent residence visa in Australia on the completion of their course, will now have to shell out thousands of dollars for another course or be compelled to go back home following changes to the General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa that came into effect on Sep 1.

Friday, September 14, 2007 7:38:58 PM

Australian varsity to train Indians in solar power
Sydney, Sep 14 (IANS) Indian engineers will receive an Australian government sponsorship package to study at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney with world class solar power experts.

Friday, September 14, 2007 1:41:18 PM

Fleming seriously considered joining ICL
Sydney, Sep 13 (IANS) Former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming seriously considered joining the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) after he was told three weeks ago he was being sacked as the country's Test captain.

Thursday, September 13, 2007 1:16:35 PM

Lizard venom could help cure diabetes
Melbourne, Sep 13 (IANS) Clinical trial of a drug developed from the saliva of a particular type of venomous lizard has shown it helps keep blood sugar level under control and may help lose weight and cure type 2 diabetes, a scientist said.

Thursday, September 13, 2007 12:34:29 PM

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