Category: Breaking News

India stops Oz tour pending Harbhajan appeal

The Indian cricket board (BCCI) flexed its muscle in sensational fashion by suspending its team’s tour of Australia pending the outcome of Harbhajan Singh’s appeal for racially abusing Andrew Symonds, reports The Age website. The report further says: “Harbhajan’s three-Test suspension for calling Symonds a “monkey” during the stormy SCG […]

BREAKING NEWS: Indian Visa, passport & OCI services privatised in Australia, service charge of $16.36 (plus GST) over regular fees

By Neeraj Nanda Melbourne: As expected now onwards (see dates) your Indian Visa, passport, OCI collection and delivery process will be handled by a private company – M/s VFS Services Australia Pty Ltd. The story was first broken by the South Asia Times print issue (Visa Privatization, December 2007, Page […]

Haneef wins Australia visa appeal

An Indian doctor briefly charged over failed bomb attacks in the UK in June has won a court battle to return to Australia on a work visa. The Federal Court of Australia dismissed an appeal by government lawyers against a judge’s decision to restore Mohamed Haneef’s visa. Ex-Immigration Minister Kevin […]

Breaking News: Rahul Gandhi appointed Congress General Secretary

From Rajeev Sharma In New Delhi Mr Rahul Gandhi, son of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, has been appointed as Congress General Secretary. Rahul was elected to the Lok Sabha from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh in the last general elections. The party has also announced […]

Melbourne Indian Cabbie gets nine years jail for manslaughter

A taxi driver was jailed today for a maximum of nine years and six months for killing a drunken passenger by driving into him on a Port Melbourne street. Rajbinder Singh Shahi, 30, who was found not guilty by a Supreme Court jury of murder but guilty of manslaughter, traded […]