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Funding to ensure Baggy Greens remain invincible
Sydney, Oct 23 (IANS) To ensure that the Baggy Greens remain the world's best cricket team, the Australian government today injected 17.5 million Australian dollars ($15.56 million) for a major redevelopment of the Centre of Excellence in Brisbane, where some of the country's top players have trained.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 10:13:17 AM

Opinion polls signal Australian PM Howard's end
Sydney, Oct 23 (DPA) An opinion poll Tuesday showed the opposition Labor Party far ahead of Prime Minister John Howard's ruling coalition a month before Australians vote in a general election.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007 9:36:23 AM

Treat India as any other team, Ponting to fans
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) With 'racial abuse' and 'monkey chants' making headlines during Australia's recent tour of India, Australian captain Ricky Ponting wants to ensure that the cricket season here lives up to the spirit of the gentlemen's game.

Monday, October 22, 2007 6:02:27 PM

Cricket Australia opened itself for scrutiny for book
Sydney, Oct 22 (IANS) The Cricket Australia (CA) had given renowned cricket authors Gideon Haigh and David Frith full access to its archives and other records for a full and frank account of the governing body's decisions of the past century, for their book 'Inside Story: Unlocking Australian Cricket's Archives'.

Monday, October 22, 2007 4:14:02 PM

Atwal misses cut on Nationwide Tour
Chattanooga (Tennesse), Oct 21 (IANS) India's Arjun Atwal missed the cut narrowly by one shot in the Chattanooga Classic at Black Creek on the Nationwide Tour, considerably reducing his chances of having a shot of getting into the top-25.

Sunday, October 21, 2007 1:50:22 PM

Stolen 525-year-old map found in Sydney
Sydney, Oct 20 (DPA) After a journey around the world, a stolen map from 1482 based on the work of the ancient astronomer and geographer Ptolemy has been recovered in a Sydney art gallery.

Saturday, October 20, 2007 10:06:40 AM

Vidya Bhavan Australia showcases World Culture Concert
Sydney, Oct 19 (IANS) From Scottish Highland dances to Marinera, the national dance of Peru; Spanish Flamenco to Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam, Sydneysiders enjoyed a feast of diverse performing arts at the annual World Culture Concert (WCC), an initiative of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Australia.

Friday, October 19, 2007 1:58:26 PM

'Chak de! India' wins Best Film award in Sydney
Sydney, Oct 18 (IANS) It came as no surprise when Shimit Amin's 'Chak De! India', a gritty tale of Indian women hockey players that also starred 90 Australian players and over 9,000 Australian extras, won the Best Film Award at the 5th Australian Indian Film Festival gala night here Thursday.

Thursday, October 18, 2007 5:29:07 PM

Australian Fahey to head anti-doping panel
Canberra, Oct 17 (Xinhua) Australian John Fahey will be the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) agency after the body's vice-president Jean-Francois Lamour pulled out of the race, the Australian government said here Wednesday.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 7:11:13 PM

Indian film fest in Sydney kicks-off with 'Gandhi, My Father' (Lead)
Sydney, Oct 17 (IANS) The fifth edition of Australian Indian Film Festival kicked off Wednesday with the critically acclaimed Feroze Abbas Khan's 'Gandhi, My Father' at Cinema Paris in the ritzy Entertainment Quarter that houses the Fox Studios.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007 5:45:35 PM

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