Global power India will change the whole world: Hungarian PM

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday said that India was set to change the world scenario and break the delusion of the US. Orban is on a state visit with the aim to strengthen bilateral ties between the two countries. Oct 17, 2013

Asaram undergoes medical potency test, lawyer calls its 'physical harassment' by doctors

Gandhinagar, Oct 17 (ANI): After Controversial godman Asaram underwent medical potency test in connection with a sexual assault case, his lawyer said that it was a kind of 'physical harassment' by the doctors and nurses and that it is a serious offence that an old man of such an age is forced to undergo such tests. Further, he said that nobody is allowed to touch anybody's private parts without his consent. Oct 17, 2013

Nira Radia case: SC orders CBI to submit report by 17th December

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the CBI to submit its report on all the 14 conversations of Nira Radia latest by 17th December. The lawyer confirmed that SC also rejected CBI's plea that some of the things should be investigated by the police officials, saying that the case involves serious issues which has to be taken seriously. The aforesaid case relates to the telephonic conversations between Nira Radia, and an acquaintance of Indian Telecom Minister A Raja, and with senior journalists, politicians, and corporate houses, taped by the Indian Income Tax Department in 2008-09. Oct 17, 2013

'Sankalp Yatra' Banned: Mulayam Singh trying to appease "hard-line Muslim community", says VHP

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): Talking about the recent arrests of the VHP members and other saints in Ayodhya by the UP police, VHP senior leader Ashok Singhal said that Mulayam Singh banned the 'Sankalp Diwas Yatra' in order to appease "hard-line Muslim community" for vote bank. He further slammed SP government in UP for their involvement in dividing Hindus and Muslims on the basis of caste and that the two religions never wanted any fights and violence. He also said that there are a large number of saints with the VHP and they will struggle for the yatra. Oct 17, 2013

Coalgate frsh FIR: Judiciary should step in to avoid nation bearing economic consequences, says Anan

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): Reacting to the fresh FIR by the CBI against the industrialist KM Birla and Former Coal Secretary PC Parekh, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said that judiciary should step in when the issue gets serious and take cognizance because it is the country which has to bear economic consequences. Further, he said that there should be distinction made between bona fide decisions and decisions which are improper. Oct 17, 2013

Hunger in MP same as in Africa: Rahul

Shahdol, Oct 17 (ANI): While addressing a mega rally in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi questioned Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's development agenda. He said that according to reports hunger in Madhya Pradesh is the same as in Africa. Oct 17, 2013

Workshop to preserve and promote traditional headgear and dress held in Manipur

Manipur, Oct 17 (ANI): These artisans are skilled in making traditional headgears and dresses. Around 25 artisans from different tribes and communities of Manipur are participating in a ten-day long workshop in Imphal. In Manipur, different tribes wear distinct headgears to highlight their identity. The workshop is being held with an aim to revive and promote traditional headgears and dresses. Elders from different tribes taught the youth how to make the headgear. The workshop has been organized by the Tribal Museum and Research Centre (TMRC) in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangralaya (IGRMS), Bhopal. Oct 17, 2013

Sleep very important to maintain healthy lifestyle

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): Three new studies have shown that in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle, it is important for adults to seek treatment for a sleep illness and aim for 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. One study of 2,240 adults is the first to examine the link between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and mortality in Asians. Results showed that all-cause mortality risk was 2.5 times higher and cardiovascular mortality risk was more than 4 times higher among people with severe OSA. Another study of 2,673 patients in Australia found that untreated OSA is associated with an increased risk of motor vehicle crashes in very sleepy men as well as near-misses in men and women. Participants with untreated OSA reported crashes at a rate three times higher than the general community. Oct 17, 2013

2nd chargesheet against Khemka highlights Congress' double standard: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): The BJP on Thursday assailed the Congress government after a second chargesheet was filed against senior IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had earlier exposed the land deals done by UPA President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra in Haryana. BJP leader Balbir Punj said that the act shows the double standard of the Congress party which had earlier backed another IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal who exposed the sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh. Oct 17, 2013

Obama signs bill to end partial shutdown, delay debt ceiling crisis

New Delhi, Oct 17 (ANI): US President Barack Obama on Thursday signed a bill ending the two-week US government shutdown and extending the Treasury's borrowing authority. The US Congress passed the bill to reopen the government and raise the federal debt limit. The Democratic-controlled Senate's bipartisan compromise won approval by 81 votes to 18. The deal was then passed by 285-144 in the House of Representatives, whose Republican leadership begrudgingly agreed to support the measure. Oct 17, 2013