Surat: 2 sisters accuse Asaram Bapu, his son of raping them, case registered

New Delhi, Oct 06 (ANI): In fresh trouble for controversial self-styled godman Asaram Bapu, an FIR has been registered by two sisters from Surat against the spiritual guru and his son Narayan Sai. According to the FIR, Asaram raped the elder sister at Ahmadabad Ashram and his son raped the younger one in Surat between 2002 and 2004. Surat police commissioner Rakesh Asthana has said that there is a possibility of Narayan Sai's arrest. Asaram, 75, was arrested in August on charges of sexually assaulting a schoolgirl and has been in prison in Jodhpur in Rajasthan since then. Shilpi, one of his key aides and the warden of Asaram's 'ashram' in Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh where the alleged sexual assault took place, too has been arrested and sent to judicial custody. Oct 6, 2013

Bifurcation of Telangana taken in regard to the future of Andhra Pradesh: Congress

Hyderabad, Oct 06 (ANI): Backing the formation of Telangana from the existing state of Andhra Pradesh, Cabinet Minister for Ministry of Science & Technology, Sudini Jaipal Reddy said that the final decision of bifurcation had been taken in interest of the future of the people of the region. He said relevant issues of concern would be addressed in proper perspective. The central government had approved the creation of a new Telangana state and also endorsed that Hyderabad would be the joint capital for a period of ten years. Oct 6, 2013

Survivors mourn Italy wreck dead as more bodies recovered

Following the shipwreck near the Italian island of Lampedusa thought to have killed over 300 African migrants, the first diver to have inspected the wreck describes the sight, as survivors pray over the bodies of their shipmates. Oct 6, 2013

Egypt rival protests descend into violence

At least 15 people are killed in clashes between Islamists and police in Egypt, as thousands of supporters of the military mark the anniversary of the 1973 Arab-Israeli war.  Oct 6, 2013

Myanmar's ancient temple city faces modern danger

The Bagan temple complex is one of the holiest and most visited sites in Myanmar. But many temples have been badly renovated over the past 20 years, which could threaten its application for world heritage status. Oct 6, 2013

Maoists call for shutdown in Ranchi

Ranchi, Oct 05 (ANI): Maoists have called for a shutdown in Ranchi district of Jharkhand on Saturday (October 05) following encounter of their fellow rebel, bringing normal life in the region to a standstill. Reportedly, the insurgents were enraged when police forces killed a Maoist in the region a few days ago during an encounter. Tourists expressed their fear saying they were uncertain about their safety while travelling. In Ranchi, daily commuters were left stranded as trains and buses did not ply. Oct 5, 2013

Delhi assembly polls run up: Where is corruption, asks Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi, Oct 05 (ANI): Ahead of the upcoming state assembly polls, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Saturday asked opposition parties to give her details of alleged corruption in the state. She further said that power prices in the national capital were the lowest as compared to all the other states. Oct 5, 2013

12 Maoists surrender in Odisha

Malkangiri, Oct 05 (ANI): Exploited by group members and pressurized by police officials, 12 Maoists, including five women, surrendered before police in Malkangiri district of Odisha. Superintendent of Police, Akhileswar Singh, said that most of the Maoists, including a couple, belonged to Poplur Dalam and Kalimela Dalam in the Naxal-hit district adjoining Andhra Pradesh. Oct 5, 2013

AAPs Delhi CM candidate Kejriwal says Lokpal to be passed on 29th Dec

New Delhi, Oct 05 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) chief ministerial (CM) candidate for the upcoming Delhi elections, Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that a special assembly session will be called in Ramlila Maidan on December 29 and the Jan Lokpal bill will be passed after the party wins with a sweeping majority. Oct 5, 2013

India begins power supply to Bangladesh, PM seeks shared prosperity

New Delhi, Oct 05 (ANI): Helping Bangladesh to partly meet the demand for electricity, India has extended its hand by supplying power supply to the neighbour even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday saught shared prosperity between the two nations. Oct 5, 2013