Congress welcomes petrol price slash, links diesel hike to international market

New Delhi, Oct 01 (ANI): Congress leader Rashid Alvi welcomed the petrol price slash, and linked the diesel hike to trends in the international market. Petrol prices were cut by Rs 3.05 per litre, and diesel prices were raised by 50 paise per litre. This is the first reduction in petrol rates in over five months, and comes as the most significant depreciation in over five years. Oct 1, 2013

Babulal Nagar suspended from Congress

New Delhi, Oct 01 (ANI): Former Rajasthan minister Babulal Nagar, who was accused of raping a woman, has been suspended from the Congress Party. The decision was taken by the AICC after the state Congress declined to act against him despite public outrage and grave charges levelled against him. Media reports suggest that Nagar had undergone medical tests, as part of the investigation into the case, after evading the probe for over one week. Earlier, the Jaipur Police had lodged an First Information Report (FIR) against Nagar and ordered a probe. Oct 1, 2013

Jagan Reddy blames political conspiracy for his imprisonment

Hyderabad, Oct 01 (ANI): YSR Congress chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy, accused political parties of conspiracy against him, said that his bail was denied, which in turn indicated misuse of state machinery. He also appreciated Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his administrative skills. Oct 1, 2013

Sudan defends crackdown as unrest enters second week

Sudan's Interior Minister Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamed told a news conference that photos of victims of a bloody crackdown on protesters were "fake" and defended its reactions to protests sparked by a rise in fuel prices. Duration: 00:36 Sep 30, 2013

DC residents wary as government shutdown nears

Hundreds of thousands of US government workers came to work Monday without knowing whether they will be needed on Tuesday, as federal agencies face a devastating shutdown. Duration: 00:46 Sep 30, 2013

Obama, Netanyahu discuss new perspectives on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday Iran must dismantle its "military nuclear program" as a condition for a diplomatic breakthrough that would head off the prospect of military action. Duration: 01:15 Sep 30, 2013

UN election observers: Guinean voters want stability

Guineans "expressed quietly their desire to end the transition," in the parliamentary elections Saturday, despite "important organizational deficiencies," declared Monday at a press conference the EU Chief observer in Guinea. Duration: 00:44 Sep 30, 2013

Suicide bombing at Iraqi Shiite mosque kills dozens

Iraqis are sifiting through the rubble after a suicide attack at the Al-Hussein mosque, in the district of al-Musayyib, left at least 27 people dead and dozens more wounded. Duration: 00:24 Sep 30, 2013

French trial opens amid Roma polemic

Twenty-seven ethnic Roma go on trial for organised theft in France, amid a political row over the treatment of France's Roma population. French trial opens amid Roma polemic. Duration: 00:51 Sep 30, 2013

Kenyan MPs inspect mall massacre wreckage

As shopkeepers return to the Westgate Mall to retrieve items that survived the four day siege by gunmen, Kenyan MPs startan investigation into alleged intelligence failings over the deadly attack. Duration: 01:40 Sep 30, 2013