Delhi High Court restores former IPL Chief Lalit Modi's passport, supporters celebrate

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday restored former IPL Chief Lalit Modi's passport which was revoked in 2010 after his suspension. His lawyer said that it was a matter of great happiness and Modi will be back to India from England soon. He added that this achievement will bring a new turn in the events going on in BCCI. Aug 27, 2014

After Sangeet Som, another riot accused Sadhvi Prachi demands security

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): A day after BJP MLA and Muzaffarnagar riots accused Sangeet Som got Z+ Security, another riots accused BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi is demanding for security from the State government. Prachi said that she has been attacked several times and also receiving threat calls, thus, she demands for security from the government. She added that the State government is not serious even after her constant complaints to the police so she had no other option left than to approach the Home Ministry and demand for security. Sadhvi Prachi is also accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots which took place about a year ago. Aug 27, 2014

Uproar in Kashmir assembly over resolution seeking Indo Pak talks

Srinagar, Aug 27 (ANI): Opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir created uproar in the state assembly on Wednesday over tabling of the resolution seeking Indo-Pak talks. Peace dialogue between India and Pakistan suffered a setback following Islamabad's decision to consult Kashmiri separatist leaders ahead of the foreign-secretary level talks between the two south Asian neighbours. President of Ruling Party of Kashmir, National Conference (NC), Devender Singh Rana, said that he was ashamed of the behaviour of certain political parties. India called off the bilateral dialogue with Pakistan, which was scheduled for August 25, after Islamabad's envoy Abdul Basit courted Kashmiri separatists ahead of the foreign secretary-level talks. Aug 27, 2014

Saradha Scam: Court extends CBI custody of Sandhir Agarwal

Kolkata, Aug 27 (ANI): The High Court in Kolkata has extended the CBI custody of city-based businessman Sandhir Aggarwal who was arrested for his alleged role in the Saradha chit fund scam. His lawyer said that they tried to get him out on bail but the Court extended his CBI custody till September 1. Agarwal is suspected to have acted as a middleman with SEBI and other regulatory bodies for Saradha Group Chief Sudipto Sen and shielded him from action, according to CBI sources. Aug 27, 2014

Indo Pak Flag meeting was held on primary level, hope issues at border would be resolved soon: IG Ja

Jammu, Aug 27 (ANI): Inspector General of BSF Jammu frontier, Rakesh Sharma on Wednesday informed that the first flag meeting between India and Pakistan post the ceasefire violations was held to resolve the issues at border. He further added that the meeting was held on primary level and it was decided that more such meetings would be held in near future to ensure peace at the border. The border officers' talks took place a day after the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) had talked over the hotline on ways to de-escalate tensions along the Line of Control and the International Border. The Directors General of Military Operations (DGMO) of India and Pakistan had concluded their talks on a positive note. Both the sides had then agreed to hold regular flag meetings to diffuse the tense situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border. Aug 27, 2014

In Ethiopias khat-obsessed cities, UK ban hits hard

Ethiopia is a major hub for the export of the amphetamine shrub khat. After the recent import ban in the United Kingdom, exporters, farmers and brokers alike worry about the future of their market. Duration: 00:50 Aug 27, 2014

Tripoli International Airport ravaged by fighting

The Libyan conflict didn't spare the Tripoli International Airport and airplanes on the tarmac, which suffered huge damages after fighters from the Fajr Libya coalition captured the airport from Zintan force. Duration: 00:35 Aug 27, 2014

Women Rights Activists demand death penalty for guilty in Rohtak incident

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Women Rights Activists on Wednesday condemned the incident in Rohtak where two girls were forced to commit suicide after being stalked and demanded death penalty for the guilty. Women Rights Activist Abha Singh said that the guilty should be strictly punished with death penalty under IPC. Ranjana Kumari stated that law and order in the country should be made strict in terms of giving security to women. Aug 27, 2014

Two girls fed up of stalking by rogue boys commit suicide in Rohtak

Rohtak, Aug 27 (ANI): Upset over stalking by a group of youths, two teenage girls of class XI and XII respectively committed suicide by consuming poison laced fruit juice at their coaching centre in Rohtak city of Haryana. The Rohtak police, who have initiated an investigation, recovered two suicide notes that narrated the trauma underwent by the two girls and arrested one of the accused. Meanwhile, father of victim Sukhbir Singh said that his daughter was admitted to the hospital following which she died and demanded stern action against the accused. The girls have mentioned an incomplete bike number- 2939- in the suicide note and have warned that more girls would commit suicide if the incidents of eve-teasing and stalking were not curbed. Aug 27, 2014

2 girls forced to commit suicide in Rohtak, Politicos condemn

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday condemned the incident of Rohtak where 2 girls were forced to commit suicide after being stalked. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that law and order should be corrected in the country and guilty should be strictly punished. BJP leader Sambit Patra stated that the government of Haryana should take note of the incident and deal the case strictly. Aug 27, 2014

BJP terms SC's verdict on appointment of tainted ministers a wise decision

New Delhi/ Bangalore, Aug 27 (ANI): The BJP on Wednesday said that the Supreme Court was wise in not laying down the law on disqualification of ministers. The party also said that Prime Minster Narendra Modi has already talked about this. The court was hearing a plea on whether ministers with criminal cases against them can continue to be a part of the government. A five bench judge headed by Chief Justice of India R. M. Lodha delivered the verdict saying that it was the prerogative of the prime minister and chief ministers to do so. According to certain estimates, more than thirty percent of the ministers in the present government have a criminal background. Aug 27, 2014

Authorities send home 11 Bangladeshi boys lured to India by better job prospects

South Dinajpur, Aug 27 (ANI): Eleven Bangladeshi boys who came to India in search of better job prospects were sent back to their home country by the immigration department of West Bengal. The children who illegally entered the Indian territory recently were later arrested by police officials of South Dinajpur district of the state. A non government organisation (NGO), Child Line, rescued the children. The children were reunited with their families in the presence of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and India's Paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF). Aug 27, 2014

Will quit politics if allegations proved against me or family: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that the rumors being spread about his son are all fake and baseless. He assured the public that if any allegations against him or his family member are proved to be true he will quit politics forever and stay at home. Singh also said that he had a talk with BJP President Amit Shah as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and both expressed surprise to the news. Aug 27, 2014