Asaram's judicial custody extended till October 25

Jodhpur, Oct 11 (ANI): Self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's judicial custody was extended on Friday by another 14 days, till October 25, by a Jodhpur court in connection with a sexual assault case. According to reports, the Jodhpur based court also extended custody of his two close aides, including former ashram supervisor Shilpi. Asaram had earlier moved a bail application in the Rajasthan High Court, which was rejected. According to reports, the court of the district and sessions judge (Jodhpur Rural) will, meanwhile, decide on the plea by a Gujarat Police team seeking custody of Asaram for questioning him in connection with a sexual assault case lodged by two sisters from Surat against him and his son. Oct 11, 2013

Sachin, an inspiration for all the team members, says K. Srikkanth

Chennai, Oct 11 (ANI): As the cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar announced that he would be retiring from international cricket after playing his 200th Test against the West Indies, Former India opener and Captain K. Srikkanth said that he was the inspiration for all the team members. Oct 11, 2013

Stapled visas by China against dignity of nation: CPI on Arunachal archer's detention case

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): Following yet another case where two Arunachal Pradesh young women archers having stapled visas for China were prevented from boarding a China Southern Airlines flight at New Delhi's IGI Airport, CPI leader Atul Anjan said that China should stop such actions if it wants better relations with India. He further said that this is the question of the dignity the nation and issuing stapled visa is like giving it with 'a pinch of salt' and is against the nation's respect. Oct 11, 2013

Manmohan Singh to discuss bilateral partnerships with Indonesia

Jakarta, Oct 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is to have a meeting with Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Friday and will have talks with other top functionaries of the Indonesian government during his two-day visit to the country. Singh arrived in the country’s capital Jakarta on Thursday. He will hold talks with Indonesia’s leadership on key bilateral and regional issues, including ways to increase economic cooperation. The two leaders are likely to discuss means to enhance bilateral partnerships in the fields of economics, defence, and energy. Oct 11, 2013

Security Forces seized huge cache of drugs from Punjab

Amritsar, Oct 11 (ANI): Acting on a tip off, personnel of Border Security Force (BSF) in Punjab seized 26 kilograms of suspected heroin worth billions of rupees in the international market. The suspected heroin worth rupees 130 crores ($ 0.2118 billion), was recovered from the Rajatal border outpost in Amritsar sector. The Deputy Inspector General MF Farooqui, said on Thursday that the security personnel started patrolling the area when they noticed suspected movements across the border fence and challenged the smugglers. The BSF personnel also fired at the smugglers but they managed to escape. Oct 11, 2013

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