EU wants extra Mediterranean patrols after Lampedusa

The EU's executive Tuesday pushed for extra resources to launch Mediterranean-wide patrols after the Lampedusa tragedy to cope with the flood of refugees knocking on Europe's doors. Duration: 00:27 Oct 8, 2013

French court delays ruling over gay wedding objections

France's top court has deferred until 18 October a ruling over whether town mayors have a constitutional right, under freedom of conscience, to refuse to perform same-sex marriage ceremonies. Duration: 00:48 Oct 8, 2013

Sonia Gandhi lays foundation stone of railway wheel factory in Rae Bareli

Raebareli, Oct 08 (ANI): Congress Chief, Sonia Gandhi, laid foundation stone of railway wheel factory in her parliamentary constituency, Rae Bareli, on Tuesday (October 08). The Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) and Indian Railways has signed a agreement to set up the country's largest forged wheel plant, which will produce 1,00,000 forged wheels per annum in the first phase. While interacting with the media persons she said that government has promised Food Security and by getting this revolutionary Bill passed they have fulfilled their promise. Oct 8, 2013

Rajnath Singh claims BJP will emerge victorious in forthcoming polls

Mumbai, Oct 08 (ANI): A confident Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that his party would emerge victorious in the upcoming assembly elections and 2014 Lok Sabha polls, and charged the ruling Congress party of attempting to divert the attention from its failures. Singh said that the BJP would contest the elections on the issue of good governance and development, because the people of this country have seen the performance of BJP-led NDA government. Oct 8, 2013

Railway Minister asks agitators not to disturb train services

New Delhi, Oct 08 (ANI): As the electricity department in Seemandhra struck work, plunging large parts of the region into darkness, following a hunger strike by the TDP Chief Chandra Babu Naidu and YSR Congress Party Chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in New Delhi, Railway Minister, Mallikarjun Kharge asked the electricity board to resume operations and added that some trains have been taken off tracks in the day in order to deal with the crisis. Oct 8, 2013

SC allows Srinivasan to take charge as BCCI president

New Delhi, Oct 08 (ANI): Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed N Srinivasan to take charge as BCCI President after creating a new panel into the case of IPL spot fixing, which will submit its report to the Supreme Court after 4 months, as confirmed by Aditya Verma who is the petitioner in the case and also Secretary of Cricket Association of Bihar. Oct 8, 2013