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

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

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

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

Japan's navy holds 'beauty contest'

Members of Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) strut their stuff in a contest to find the sexiest male and female sailor in the online competition designed to promote a naval career to young people at a time of raised tensions with China. Duration: 01:08 Oct 11, 2013

Tarantino makes surprise visit to Busan Film Festival

Speaking at South Korea's Busan International Film Festival on Friday, two-time Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino reveals he is afraid to make any film about a serial killer, because such a production would "reveal my sickness far too much." Duration: 00:47 Oct 11, 2013

Nobel Peace Prize to boost morale, says chemical watchdog

Representatives of the world chemical arms watchdog in The Hague say the Nobel Prize award will boost morale and will "motivate" the organisation to continue their work destroying the world's most dangerous chemical stockpiles. Duration: 00:37 Oct 11, 2013

Huge cyclone bears down on India

A "very severe" cyclone gathered pace as it bore down on India's east coast Friday, as the military mobilised to help evacuation efforts and panicked locals recalled a devastating storm in 1999. Duration: 00:44 Oct 11, 2013

New Asterix, set in Scotland, out on October 24

After months of anticipation from fans, the new adventures of Asterix and his faithful round friend Obelix are set to hit the shelves after the comic book's launch on October 24, with five million copies printed across 15 countries. Duration: 01:09 Oct 11, 2013

Nobel Peace Prize rewards chemical watchdog's perseverance

The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize is a body that has spent years trying to rid the world of chemical weapons in relative obscurity and was recently thrust into the limelight by the Syrian crisis. Duration: 02:39 Oct 11, 2013

African Union opens talks to discuss ICC withdrawal

Members of the African Union opened talks in Addis Ababa Friday to discuss calls for a withdrawal from the International Criminal Court, which is accused of being anti-African. Duration: 00:47 Oct 11, 2013