Seven prisoners escape from Khandwa jail in MP, one nabbed

Khandwa/Bhopal, Oct 1 (ANI): In a major embarrassment to the Madhya Pradesh police, seven prisoners escaped from state's Khandwa jail in the wee hours of Tuesday. According to reports, six of the men allegedly belong to the Students Islamic Movement of India or SIMI, which was banned in 2001 over its alleged terror links. However, one of the prisoners has been caught. Meanwhile, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Uma Shankar Gupta promised to take an action against the erring officials and said that the authorities would probe as to why this incident happened. The police have now declared a high alert in Khandwa and adjoining areas. Oct 1, 2013

Ashok Gehlot trying to save Babulal Nagar: BJP

Jaipur, Oct 01 (ANI): As Rajasthan minister Babulal Nagar, accused of raping and assaulting a 35-year-old woman, has been suspended from the Congress party on Monday but still remains out of jail, Rajasthan BJP leader Kalicharan Saraf said that Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is trying to save him because of his relations with him. He also said that this is totally against democracy. Oct 1, 2013

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

Syria disarmament team launches mission

A disarmament team is to arrive Tuesday in Damascus on a mission to destroy Syria's chemical arsenal, a day after UN experts wrapped up their investigation of alleged gas attacks. Duration: 00:45 Oct 1, 2013

S. Korea stages huge military parade

South Korea stages its largest military display for a decade, as President Park Geun-Hye warns of the "very grave" threat posed by North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. Duration: 00:40 Oct 1, 2013

Madagascar's Rajoelina 'proud' of record in office

Madagascar strongman Andry Rajoelina, barred from running in upcoming elections, says the presidential race is likely to be decided by a second round of voting and rules out a return of his rival, ex-president Marc Ravalomanana. Duration: 00:47 Oct 1, 2013

Clashes break out at Rio teacher protests

Clashes broke out on Monday night between security forces and hundreds of teachers who had been protesting in Rio de Janeiro to demand better working conditions and higher pay, with the support of Black Bloc anarchists. Duration: 00:44 Oct 1, 2013

Cage-fighter aims to strike blow for Asian women

A young Singaporean is hoping her fast hands and feet can strike a blow for Asian women when she joins the region's tiny ranks of female cage-fighters next month. Duration: 01:11 Oct 1, 2013

Netanyahu: Israel ready to tackle Iran 'alone'

Israel is ready to act "alone" to stop Iran getting a nuclear bomb, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday, warning a UN summit against believing Iran's new leader. Oct 1, 2013