All stories by Natasha Chaku
COVID-19 lockdown to be reimposed in Melbourne for 6 weeksRediff.com7 Jul 2020
Residents have been advised against leaving their homes apart for four activities -- purchasing essential items, medical care or caregiving, exercise and study/work.
6mn hectares gutted, Australia blaze may intensify furtherRediff.com10 Jan 2020
Since September 2019, Australia's raging bushfire crisis has killed 24 people, reduced to ashes hundreds of homes and pushed many species towards extinction. The bushfires continued to pose serious threat in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia.
Woman killed in knife attack in SydneyRediff.com13 Aug 2019
Australian TV channels showed the man, in his 20s or 30s, running through the King Street with a large kitchen knife yelling "Allahu Akbar" .
Adani's coal mine project in Australia gets final okayRediff.com13 Jun 2019
The final and last approval for the Adani group's long-delayed billion dollar mega coal mine project came weeks after a surprise election win of Australia's pro-coal ruling coalition led by Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
New controversies hit Adani's Carmichael coal mine projectRediff.com3 May 2019
Adani, which already has mining and environmental licences from the state government, requires the state approvals on management plans on the endangered finch bird and groundwater in order to commence the mine construction.
PIO woman dentist killed in Australia, body found in suitcaseRediff.com6 Mar 2019
The man suspected of murdering the Sydney dentist Preethi Reddy, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase in her car parked in an eastern Sydney street, New South Wales, is another Indian-origin dentist and her ex-boyfriend Harsh Narde, police said.
Pak can no longer allow extremists to operate from its soil: AustraliaRediff.com26 Feb 2019
Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne also urged India and Pakistan to "exercise restraint" and engage in dialogue to ensure issues are resolved peacefully.
Suspicious packages found at Indian consulate, other missions in MelbourneRediff.com9 Jan 2019
A major operation is underway after packages were delivered to at least 10 international consulates across Melbourne.
Melbourne: 1 killed, 2 injured in IS-claimed knife attackRediff.com10 Nov 2018
The man was shot after confronting police officers on a busy city street, authorities said. He was taken into custody in a critical condition. He succumbed to the gunshot wounds in the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
Scott Morrison replaces Australian PM Turnbull after party voteRediff.com24 Aug 2018
Morrison, the current treasurer, won an internal ballot 45-40 over former Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.
Australia drops work visa used mainly by IndiansRediff.com23 Mar 2018
The 457 visa programme, used by over 95,000 foreign workers, a majority of them Indians, was replaced on March 18 by a new Temporary Skills Shortage visa programme.
India, US, Australia and Japan in talks to establish OBOR alternative: ReportRediff.com20 Feb 2018
A senior US official said that the plan of establishing OBOR alternative was still 'nascent'.
Adani cancels $2.6 bn deal with Australian mining giantRediff.com18 Dec 2017
The $16.5 billion Carmichael coal mine project when completed would be one of the world's largest.
Setback for Adani; Queensland vetoes $900 mn loan proposalRediff.com12 Dec 2017
The Adani group had applied for the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility loan for building the 388-km rail line to connect the Carmichael coal mine to the sea port.
Celebrations as Australians vote 'Yes' to same-sex marriageRediff.com15 Nov 2017
Emotional embraces, tears of joy and an overwhelming message of equality washed over Australia after a majority of 61.6 per cent voted in favour of legalising gay marriage. Thousands of 'Yes' advocates erupted at the designated areas throughout the country.
Adani's Aus plans get a court boostRediff.com22 Aug 2017
Adani group's 16.5 billion dollar controversy-hit coal mine project in Australia has cleared another hurdle with Brisbane supreme court dismissing an appeal filed by indigenous group against the project.
Adani's coal project in Australia moves ahead with final okayRediff.com6 Jun 2017
"I am proud to announce the project has Final Investment Decision (FID) approval which marks the official start of one of the largest single Infrastructure -- and job creating -- developments in Australia's recent history," Gautam Adani said.
Now Australia abolishes visa programme used largely by IndiansRediff.com18 Apr 2017
Australia is abolishing the 457 visa, which, brings temporary foreign workers into the country
Adani's Oz mine to supply low grade coal to India, says media reportRediff.com3 Apr 2017
However, Adani Australia has clarified on its Facebook page on Monday that in terms of quality of the coal it is almost 50 per cent better than that used domestically.
Indian man racially abused, assaulted in AustraliaRediff.com26 Mar 2017
He alleged that the five accused were arguing with a worker inside the store but soon turned their attention to him the moment they noticed him.
Chappells tell Adanis coal mine could affect cricketing tiesRediff.com16 Mar 2017
90 prominent Australians warn Indian energy giant Adani that its controversial coal mine project in Queensland could damage bilateral ties and even affect sporting links.
Woman's face burned after headphones explode mid-flightRediff.com15 Mar 2017
Smoke and the smell of melted plastic, burnt hair and electronics filled the cabin for the rest of the journey to Melbourne.
After USA, Indian racially abused in New ZealandRediff.com6 Mar 2017
"I don't know what to do, it really hurts my heart," said Narindervir Singh after he was told to go back to his own country.
Indian bus driver burnt to death by passenger in BrisbaneRediff.com28 Oct 2016
The driver was identified as 29-year-old Manmeet Alisher, well-known in Brisbane's Indian community.
Adani's Australian project gets 'critical infrastructure' tag, and boostRediff.com10 Oct 2016
Queensland's Development Minister Anthony Lynham issued a statement on Sunday, saying the combined mine, rail and associated water infrastructure have all been declared "critical infrastructure" and the project's special "prescribed project" status has been renewed and expanded to include its water infrastructure.
Australian PM Turnbull claims victory in tight electionRediff.com10 Jul 2016
The most important people to thank are the Australian people because we have resolved this election," Turnbull said.
Adani's Australia coal mine project faces another legal hurdleRediff.com24 Jun 2016
An Adani spokesperson said that it was yet another attempt by activists to delay the project.
No public funding in Adani's coal mine: TurnbullRediff.com3 Jun 2016
Gautam Adani's plan to build one of the world's biggest coal mines in Australia has been hampered time and again.
With 1.83 crores trapped, India tops Global Slavery IndexRediff.com1 Jun 2016
Of the nearly 4.6 crore people living as slaves globally, two-thirds, or 3.04 crore, are in the Asia-Pacific region, with the highest number in India.
Adani's mine project in Australia faces another legal hurdleRediff.com27 Apr 2016
Conservation group Coast and Country said that it has filed an appeal to the Supreme Court of Queensland for a judicial review.
Adani's project in Australia faces fresh legal hurdleRediff.com13 Apr 2016
Adani's plan to build one of the world's biggest coal mines in Australia has been hampered time and again
Oz mine project: Adani to restart talks with stakeholdersRediff.com7 Apr 2016
Adani's plan to build one of the world's biggest coal mines has been hampered time and again.
India assures investors of predictable policiesRediff.com1 Apr 2016
Finance Minister Arun Jailtey heard the concerns raised by the Australian side in terms of taxation and some provisions.
Adani coal project not on agenda of Australia visit: JaitleyRediff.com30 Mar 2016
Adani CEO Jeyakumar Janakraj said the Adani issue was not on the agenda of Jaitley's visit.
Adani seals final compensation deal for Oz projectRediff.com16 Mar 2016
The company described the move as an 'important milestone'.
Sikh boy mocked, attacked for wearing turban in AustraliaRediff.com3 Mar 2016
Harjeet was also allegedly threatened with being stabbed and had his turban pulled in the attack aboard a suburban bus.
Adani clears another hurdle to get Oz mining leaseRediff.com24 Feb 2016
The agreement was signed on Tuesday at state's Isaac Regional Council meeting.
'India could step up to fill the gap as China's economy slows'Rediff.com20 Jan 2016
The minister further cited that the IMF's global growth forecasts of 3.4% in 2016 and 3.6% in 2017 were still very strong.
Prabha's Walk: Memorial of Indian woman murdered in Australia unveiledRediff.com23 Nov 2015
Prabha, who hailed from Mangalore, was stabbed to death in March in Sydney.
'Indo-Aus FTA on track to be sealed by year end'Rediff.com16 Nov 2015
The minister said Australia would benefit greatly from this pact.