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2nd Indian held hostage in Sydney also Infosys employee, both safe

Image: Indian national Vishwakant Ankit Reddy (extreme right) runs out of the Lindt cafe in Martin Place in central Sydney. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters Another Indian national, who was among......

Terrifying 17-hour Sydney cafe siege ends; 3 dead

A 17-hour-long hostage drama in which a lone heavily-armed man of Iranian-origin held 17 people hostage at a cafe in central Sydney ended late Monday night (Indian Standard Time) with the police......

Sydney hostage crisis continues, 5 flee cafe

A woman is seen in a window of the Lindt cafe, where hostages are being held, at Martin Place in central Sydney. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters Several people, including an Indian techie, were......

Mum, I'm inside Lindt cafe in Sydney: Hostage sends a text

Image: Police officers are seen at a corner near Lindt cafe in Martin Place, where hostages are being held, in central Sydney. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters A mother of a hostage at......

A 70-feet-high Christmas tree!

A workman (left) prepares to decorate a 22-metre (70ft) high Christmas tree in the central Sydney shopping precinct on November 16.The tree, which is popular with Sydneysiders every year, will hold......

Sydney biz district parking among most costly

Sydney's Central Business District has been ranked as one of the priciest places in the world to park a car, outranking Manhattan, Zurich and almost every city in the Asia Pacific, a new survey has......

Modi's 'Make in India' is all hype, says American media

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government marks its first year in office on Tuesday, American media has taken a critical view of his accomplishments, saying his flagship 'Make in India' drive......

Expect worst drought in Asia, India may be hit

Dozens of farmers have already committed suicide in India after damage from unseasonal rains this year. Now if the summer rains are below normal, rural discontent will deepen. In 2009, the El Nino......

World's 10 freest economies, India lags behind

Hong Kong is the world’s freest economy according to the Index of Economic Freedom 2015. Image: International Finance Centre in Hong Kong. Photograph, courtesy: WiNG/Wikimedia Commons......

5 reasons why SBI's $1bn lifeline to Adani's Australia project needs to be questioned

Was Adani able to clinch this loan merely as a result of his proximity to Prime Minister Narendra Modi? For anyone who thought Indian banks' appetite to finance big ticket infrastructure projects......

Aishwarya's favourite city? Click here to see!

'The hotel room number can never total up to 8.' 'I fly First Class and won’t take a pre-9am flight.' Bollywood's travel fetishes. Movie stars travel very frequently, on work and......

The other side of Bob Christo

Bollywood's villain Bob Christo may have passed away but he has left behind much to remember him by. Besides a large collection of movies, the civil engineer from Sydney, Australia, also left......

Rousing welcome for Australia's Olympic team

Thousands of people lined the streets of central Sydney on Wednesday to officially welcome home Australia's Olympic team more than two weeks after the Athens Games ended.More than 250 members of......

'A part of cricket died today'

From Australia captain Michael Clarke to other big names, tributes flew in for former Australia cricket captain and commentator Richie Benaud, who died of skin cancer late on Thursday, aged 84.......

Former Australia captain and broadcaster Benaud dies

'There will never be another Richie Benaud. He was a one-off' Former Australian Captain and Channel 9 commentator Richie Benaud. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images Former Australia captain Richie......

PHOTOS: Tahir's frenzied wicket-taking celebrations!

Imran Tahir of South Africa celebrates after taking a wicket during the World Cup quarter-final match against Sri Lanka at Sydney Cricket Ground. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images......

'Steyn deserves to be mentioned with reverence among greats'

Former Australian tear-away pacer Rodney Hogg, says why India don’t have a chance to retain the World Cup. South African bowling coach Allan Donald with pacer Dale Steyn during the practice......
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Shanghai plunges, Nikkei climbs for 10th straight day

Japan's Nikkei stock index climbed for a 10th straight day Thursday as the dollar advanced to a 12-year high against the yen, but Shanghai plunged... ...

http://m.hindustantimes.com/business-news/dollars-up-shanghai-plunges-as-japan-enjoys-longest-climb-in-25-years/article1-1352171.aspx
FOREX-Dollar hits 12-1/2-yr high vs yen; euro rises on Greece hopes

* USD touches 124.30 yen, highest level since December 2002 * Traders are wary of verbal intervention from Japanese officials * Euro higher... ...

http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/05/28/markets-forex-update-idINL5N0YJ0VW20150528
Dollar hits highest against yen since 2002; Australian dollar falls to six-week low

TOKYO/SYDNEY: The dollar hit its highest since December 2002 against the yen on Thursday due to expectations that U.S. interest rates will rise... ...

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/forex/dollar-hits-highest-against-yen-since-2002-australian-dollar-falls-to-six-week-low/articleshow/47453800.cms
The artwork that lets you light up the city skyline

"Paint the Town" lights up the Sydney skyline. CNET/Dave Cheng The Empire State Building changes colour for Independence Day and the Eiffel Tower... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/paint-town-artwork-lets-light-031527919.html
Failed Australian bid questioned with …

Australia spent about $40 million in an attempt to host the 2022 World Cup, an ultimately futile bid which received just one vote when the... ...

https://in.news.yahoo.com/failed-australian-bid-questioned-fifa-controversy-021708947.html

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