Indian national shot dead in Australia after threatening cops
At the police station, he tried to attack two policemen when a senior officer fired three shots, two of which hit Ahmed in the chest. After initial treatment by paramedics, Ahmed was rushed to Westmead Hospital, but was pronounced dead just after 1.30 a.m., the report said. Ahmed was living in Auburn on a bridging visa, police said.
Hindu temple in Australia threatened to raise 'Khalistan Zindabad' slogans: Report
The president and the vice president of Gayatri Mandir in Brisbane received a call at 9.30 a.m. on Friday from a man who identified himself as 'Guruawadesh Singh', The Australia Today reported. Claiming that he was calling from Nankana Sahib in Pakistan, the anti-India supporter asked temple officials to ask the Hindu community to support the 'Khalistan Referendum'.
India's diplomatic influence rose in 2022 due to leadership: Australian think tank
The Lowy Institute's Asian Power Index2023, which ranked India fourth, said: "India's Diplomatic Influence rose in 2022, with experts rating it highly for its leaders' ability to prosecute the country's national interests both in Asia and on the global stage." However, it also said that India "underperforms in relation to its resources" with its influence "concentrated in South Asia" and its possible role in East Asian flashpoints "unclear".
After Australia, it's Canada again -- Hindu temple vandalised
The Indian Consulate General in Toronto issued a statement on Tuesday condemning the attack on the Gauri Shankar Mandir in Brampton. "The hateful act of vandalism has deeply hurt sentiments of the Indian community in Canada. We have raised our concerns on the matter with Canadian authorities," the consulate office said in a statement.
Austrian President sworn in for 2nd term
Van der Bellen won the presidential election in October 2022 with 56.7 per cent of the vote. He has served as Austrian President since 2017, Xinhua news agency reported. "I will fulfill my duty to the best of my knowledge and belief," the 79-year-old said in his inaugural address at the Austrian Parliament in Vienna on Thursday morning.
On its 74th Republic Day, India slams vandalisation of temples in Australia
"The frequency and impunity with which the vandals appear to be operating are alarming, as are the graffiti which include glorification of anti-Indian terrorists," the Indian High Commission in Australia said in a strongly-worded statement on Thursday. "These incidents are clear attempts to sow hatred and division among the peaceful multi-faith and multi-cultural Indian-Australian community."
Toyah Cordingley murder: Court allows Rajwinder Singh's extradition to Australia
Rajwinder Singh, 38, had moved an application in Delhi's Patiala House court seeking to give his consent for extradition to Australia earlier this month. According to ABC News, after court's approval, Singh's extradition request needs to be signed off by the Ministry of External Affairs.
Another Hindu temple vandalised in Australia: Report
The vandalism of the historic Shri Shiva Vishnu Temple in Carrum Downs, Victoria, comes just days after the BAPS Swaminarayan Mandir in Mill Park was vandalised by anti-India supporters, The Australia Today reported. "I urge (Victoria) Premier Dan Andrews and Victoria Police to take strict action against these goons who are trying to scare the Victorian Hindu community," Usha Senthilnathan, a devotee, told The Australia Today.
Australian Prime Minister announces support for victims of record flooding
Earlier in the day, Albanese toured communities affected by unprecedented flooding in the state's remote Kimberley region with WA Premier Mark McGowan,reports Xinhua news agency. Since December 30, 2022, parts of the region have received up to 500 mm of rain as former tropical cyclone Ellie made landfall, causing the Fitzroy River to break its banks.
Jaishankar hopes more Austrian work permits for 'deserving' Indians
"The Red-White-Red cards, we hope, will be given in larger numbers to qualified and deserving Indians, who I am sure, will help to build the reputation of this country and strengthen our relationship," Jaishankar said addressing the Indian community in Vienna on Sunday. A Red-White-Red Card is a work permit and residence permit that is issued for a period of 24 months to highly-skilled individuals from other countries who wish to work in Austria.