Tight security measure in Mecca for Hajj

Throngs of Muslim pilgrims took part in the symbolic stoning of the devil ritual for a second day Wednesday in Saudi Arabia's Mina Valley, near Mecca, as the annual hajj neared its end. Duration: 00:40 Oct 17, 2013

Japan rescuers search for typhoon survivors

Rescuers in Japan pick through mud and ruined houses as hopes fade for dozens not seen since a landslide engulfed their homes following Typhoon Wipha. Duration: 01:02 Oct 17, 2013

Asaram undergoes medical potency test, lawyer calls its 'physical harassment' by doctors

Gandhinagar, Oct 17 (ANI): After Controversial godman Asaram underwent medical potency test in connection with a sexual assault case, his lawyer said that it was a kind of 'physical harassment' by the doctors and nurses and that it is a serious offence that an old man of such an age is forced to undergo such tests. Further, he said that nobody is allowed to touch anybody's private parts without his consent. Oct 17, 2013

Nira Radia case: SC orders CBI to submit report by 17th December

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the CBI to submit its report on all the 14 conversations of Nira Radia latest by 17th December. The lawyer confirmed that SC also rejected CBI's plea that some of the things should be investigated by the police officials, saying that the case involves serious issues which has to be taken seriously. The aforesaid case relates to the telephonic conversations between Nira Radia, and an acquaintance of Indian Telecom Minister A Raja, and with senior journalists, politicians, and corporate houses, taped by the Indian Income Tax Department in 2008-09. Oct 17, 2013

Global power India will change the whole world: Hungarian PM

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday said that India was set to change the world scenario and break the delusion of the US. Orban is on a state visit with the aim to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries. Oct 17, 2013

Coalgate frsh FIR: Judiciary should step in to avoid nation bearing economic consequences, says Anan

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): Reacting to the fresh FIR by the CBI against the industrialist KM Birla and Former Coal Secretary PC Parekh, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said that judiciary should step in when the issue gets serious and take cognizance because it is the country which has to bear economic consequences. Further, he said that there should be distinction made between bona fide decisions and decisions which are improper. Oct 17, 2013

'Sankalp Yatra' Banned: Mulayam Singh trying to appease "hard-line Muslim community", says VHP

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): Talking about the recent arrests of the VHP members and other saints in Ayodhya by the UP police, VHP senior leader Ashok Singhal said that Mulayam Singh banned the 'Sankalp Diwas Yatra' in order to appease "hard-line Muslim community" for vote bank. He further slammed SP government in UP for their involvement in dividing Hindus and Muslims on the basis of caste and that the two religions never wanted any fights and violence. He also said that there are a large number of saints with the VHP and they will struggle for the yatra. Oct 17, 2013

Hunger in MP same as in Africa: Rahul

Shahdol, Oct 17 (ANI): While addressing a mega rally in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi questioned Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's development agenda. He said that according to reports hunger in Madhya Pradesh is the same as in Africa. Oct 17, 2013