Pakistani cricket fans pay tribute on Tendulkars retirement

Lahore/ Karachi, Oct 11 (ANI): The cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar finally calls it a day, and there goes an entire nation mourning the same. But, master-blaster has his magic beyond the borders too as Pakistani cricket lovers too paid tribute to Tendulkar after he announced his retirement. Tendulkar, who made his debut against bitter rivals Pakistan in 1989 as a sixteen-year old, has gone on to accumulate 15,837 runs in 198 tests and 18,426 runs in 463 one-day internationals. In Pakistani home to cricket, Lahore, a local coach dubbed Tendulkar’s retirement as shock to cricket on Thursday. Oct 11, 2013

Opposition files dissent against JPC report in 2G scam

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): The main opposition, BJP as members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee probing the multi-billion 2G spectrum scam, expressed their dissent as they called the report flawed. Speaking to mediapersons during a news conference in New Delhi, senior leaders of the main opposition, BJP contended the report and said that they had filed a dissent. Party’s senior leader Yashwant Sinha, said that the report was just a bundle of contradictions. Earlier, Supreme Court had rejected the petitions of persons accused in the case, seeking review of its earlier orders, thereby restraining the High Court from hearing matters arising out of the scam. Oct 11, 2013

Kashmir police refutes reports of suicide attack

Srinagar, Oct 11 (ANI): The police chief of Kashmir, Ashok Prasad refuted reports of impending suicide attack in the state’s capital, Srinagar. This came after a section of media reported that intelligence agencies have warned Kashmir of possible suicide attack in the city. Prasad confirmed this on Thursday. He further said if, Information Bureau (IB) had any information it would be examined thoroughly. Oct 11, 2013

CBI has thoroughly investigated & proven Raja Bhaiya innocent: SP

Lucknow, Oct 11 (ANI): As UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav re-inducted controversial leader Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya as a minister, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal welcomed the move and said that after CBI has thoroughly investigated and given clean chit, there is no need to ponder over Oct 11, 2013

Sachin has defined cricket in India: Shashi Tharoor

Trivandrum, Oct 11 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor said that the Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has defined cricket in India and people will miss his extraordinary performances on the ground. Oct 11, 2013

UP CM trusts me and supports me: Raja Bhaiya after taking oath as UP minister

Lucknow, Oct 11 (ANI): Following his comeback, controversial UP politician Raghuraj Pratap Singh, alias Raja Bhaiya after taking oath at Raj Bhawan, said that UP Chief Minister trusts him and supports him and that is the reason why he is included in the cabinet ministers again. He further said that he was framed in the case of murder of a senior cop and have come out clear. Oct 11, 2013

Raja Bhaiya re-inducted, Congress calls UP govt directionless and sinking ship

Lucknow, Oct 11 (ANI): After UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav re-inducted controversial leader Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya as a minister, Congress Spokesperson Akhilesh Pratap Singh said on Friday that the UP government is directionless and should rather change the way of governance than changing his government again and again. Raja Bhaiya took oath at Raj Bhawan at 10.15 am. Singh further said that people know the truth and will not get influenced by repetitive change in cabinet. Oct 11, 2013

Cyclone update by Met Dapartment

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): MeT Department scientist Dr. M Mohapatra on Friday said that cyclone Phailin has intensified last night and will further spread towards Odisha and then Andhra Pradesh. He also said that there will be heavy rainfall in these areas and that the associated wind speed has reached around 200 km/hr. Oct 11, 2013

Hopes rise for deal on US political crisis

Hopes rise for a breakthrough in the political impasse crippling Washington after "constructive" talks between President Barack Obama and top Republicans on a short term fix to stave off a debt default. Duration: 00:43 Oct 10, 2013

Monaco Princess cares for elephants saved from disease

Two elephants in France that were due to be put down after a suspected case of tuberculosis are settling into their new life in Monaco, after Princess Stéphanie stepped in to save them. Duration: 0:39 Oct 10, 2013

Boris Becker launches 2nd autobiography at book fair

Former German tennis star Boris Becker presented his second autobiography, "Life is not a game," at the Frankfurt Book Fair on Thursday. In it, Becker talks about the past thirteen years of his life, including his marital woes. Duration: 1:01 Oct 10, 2013