All stories by Natasha Chaku
Stranded Australian sues his government for ban on flights from IndiaRediff.com5 May 2021
A 73-year-old Australian, who is stranded in India since March last year, has filed a lawsuit before a Sydney court against the federal government for banning flights from India and threatening to prosecute those attempting to enter the country with the possibility of a jail term and a penalty, saying the move is "unconstitutional".
Aus bans arrivals from India; offenders to face 5-yr jail term, finesRediff.com1 May 2021
The temporary ban begins on Monday and applies to any travellers who have visited India within 14 days of their intended arrival date in Australia.
Oz suspends direct passenger flights from India until May 15Rediff.com27 Apr 2021
The move could affect thousands of people, including Australian cricketers currently playing in the Indian Premier League in India
Covid: New Zealand bans entry of travellers from IndiaRediff.com8 Apr 2021
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday announced that New Zealand will temporarily suspend the entry for all travellers, including its citizens, from India for about two weeks from April 11 due to a surge in COVID-19 cases among visitors to this country.
Data leak shows massive infiltration by China's Communist PartyRediff.com14 Dec 2020
The data leak obtained by 'The Australian' newspaper has revealed how the alleged CPC members are employed with some of the world's biggest corporations in the areas of defence, banks and pharmaceutical giants manufacturing coronavirus vaccines.
Australian Special Forces "unlawfully killed" 39 Afghan civilians: ReportRediff.com19 Nov 2020
According to the Australian media, the latest report has been based on over 400 interviews with soldiers and officers from the SAS, a special forces unit, and Commandos, Afghan villagers, special forces interpreters and support staff.
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.