BJP lashes out at Congress's dual stand on Ordinance on convicted politicians

New Delhi, Oct 01 (ANI): BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi lashed Congress's dual stand on the Ordinance on convicted politicians proposed by the UPA government after Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi termed the Ordinance as 'nonsense and there after party's President Sonia Gandhi came up to praise PM Manmohan Singh for the historic bills. Naqvi said that Congress should rename itself as 'Indian Nautanki Congress' and that Rahul did whatever he did because he could sense that the ordinance has no future and therefore he took credit of opposing the same. Oct 1, 2013

'Rape accused' Babulal Nagar cries conspiracy

Jaipur, Oct 01 (ANI): Rape accused former Rajasthan Minister Babulal Nagar, who has been suspended from the Congress Party said on Tuesday that his political opponents were trying to frame him to malign his reputation. 53-year-old Nagar said the party is supreme for him, and added that he would not like anybody to point fingers at his party following the allegations of rape levelled against him. 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

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

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

US govt shutdown leaves DC monuments closed

Reactions from tourists hoping to visit some of the capital's famous museums on Washington's mall were mixed on Tuesday as they found most of the museums were closed following the government shutdown, the first in 17 years Oct 1, 2013

Shopkeepers fear Japan sales tax increase

Japanese shopkeepers fear a pending sales tax rise from 5% to 8% will hurt their busniesses but an analyst tells AFPTV the hike is essential to finance the country's health care system. Oct 1, 2013

US federal govt in first shutdown for 17 years

The United States federal government shuts down for the first time in 17 years, as Congress failed to end a bitter budget row after hours of dizzying brinkmanship. Duration: 01:06 Oct 1, 2013

Ex-foreign minister enters Afghan presidency race

Afghan politician, Abdullah Abdullah (C) takes part in a registration process for the forthcoming presidential election at Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Kabul on October 1, 2013. Duration: 00:29 Oct 1, 2013

Japan's Tech sector gets Olympic boost

The decision to award the 2020 Olympic games to Tokyo has given Tech companies in Japan something to aim for as they try to develop the must-have product of the future. Duration: 01:38 Oct 1, 2013

Greece to charge first group of neo-Nazi lawmakers

A first batch of lawmakers from the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn appeared before magistrates on Tuesday to face criminal charges as part of a crackdown on the group following the murder of an anti-fascist musician. Duration: 00:34 Oct 1, 2013

Japan PM to hike sales tax to boost ailing economy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday announced a rise in consumption tax from 5.0 percent to 8.0 percent in April, in what is being seen as a key step on the road to reforming the economy. Duration: 00:54 Oct 1, 2013

Bangladesh MP sentenced to death for genocide

A Bangladesh court on Tuesday sentenced top opposition lawmaker Salauddin Quader Chowdhury to death for genocide, the first lawmaker to be convicted of war crimes during the 1971 war of independence. Duration: 00:26 Oct 1, 2013