FIFA investigates alleged ticketing scandal

FIFA says it will take a _firm stance_ and _sanction anybody who violated anything,_ during investigations of a ticketing scandal in Rio de Janeiro on July 4, 2014. Duration: 00:46 Jul 5, 2014

Children's TV star Rolf Harris jailed for sex assaults

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain and Australia for decades, was on Friday jailed for five years and nine months by a judge in London for a string of sexual assaults against girls and young women. Duration: 01:09 Jul 4, 2014

MEA on Iraq crisis

New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday reassured that as many as 116 Indians including 46 nurses from Kerala will reach India on Saturday morning. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that an Air India aircraft has flown from New Delhi and is expected to reach Erbil, Iraq, late on Friday. Assuring that the government was putting in all efforts in ensuring the safety of Indian nationals, MEA said that a joint secretary level officer will co-ordinate with authorities in Iraq for the safety of Indians there. Even as process is underway to bring back as many as 116 Indians from the war-torn country, 39 Indian nationals continue to be held captive in Mosul. The MEA said that the resources that went into freeing the nurses would be used in the case of others too. Jul 4, 2014

DY Patil takes additional charge of West Bengal as acting Governor

Kolkata, July 04 (ANI): Bihar Governor DY Patil on Friday took additional charge of West Bengal as the acting Governor following MK Narayanan's resignation. A release from the Rashtrapati Bhawan said that until regular arrangements for the office of Governor of West Bengal were made, Patil would be in charge. Patil was sworn in as the Governor during a grand ceremony in the presence of state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and other eminent leaders. Jul 4, 2014

Tension, clashes in Moradabad after BJP leaders detained, politicos react

New Delhi/Lucknow, July 04 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday criticized the violence in Moradabad which broke out following clash between protesters and police. The protesters were protesting against the denial of holding a 'mahapanchayat' by the BJP leaders. Muzaffarnagar riot accused BJP MLA Sangeet Som was earlier detained near Moradabad along with several leaders and party workers for heading to Moradabad to hold a Mahapanchayat even as the local administration had denied them permission. According to reports the UP administration had denied permission to the BJP to hold a mahapanchayat fearing that it could flare up communal tension in the area. The BJP had decided to hold a mahapanchayat after the UP administration restricted the use of loud speakers at a religious place, which led to some trouble in the area in the month of June. In order to protest against the move, the BJP had called for a mahapanchayat today, where several party leaders were also expected to be present. The district magistrate of Moradabad was seriously injured in the incident. Jul 4, 2014

Protesters clash with Police in Moradabad, BJP says no support to violence

Moradabad/Lucknow, July 04 (ANI): Violence broke out in Moradabad following clash between protesters and police. The protesters were protesting against the denial of holding a Mahapanchayat by the BJP leaders. Muzaffarnagar riot accused BJP MLA Sangeet Som was earlier detained near Moradabad along with several leaders and party workers for heading to Moradabad to hold a Mahapanchayat even as the local administration had denied them permission. BJP___s UP Unit President Laxmikant Bajpai said that BJP does not support such violence but added that the SP government is responsible for whatever chaos is happening in the city. Jul 4, 2014

Brinda Karat targets BJP govt over MNREGA scheme

New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat on Friday assailed the BJP government for allegedly trying to tamper with the MNREGA scheme that gives employment to thousands of people. Karat said that it was unfortunate that a party that ran its campaign on issues like unemployment in the country is now engaging in such act. Jul 4, 2014