Praful Patel's letter creates controversy, BJP asks for probe

New Delhi, Oct 9 (ANI): After Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises Minister Praful Patel shot off a protest letter to the Defense Minister AK Antony on not letting Public Sector Units compete for the tender of 56 Avro aircraft by Indian Air Force, the BJP on Wednesday said that the aviation deal has compromised on many rules and regulations and the matter should be investigated. Oct 9, 2013

Media hyped Keran infiltration: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, Oct 9 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said the situation in Keran is not like a second Kargil as hyped by the media. Omar added infiltration attempts from Pakistan keeps going on, especially before the onset of winter. Oct 9, 2013

Eleven Maoists surrender in Odisha

Malkangiri, Oct 9 (ANI): Eleven Maoists, including a woman cadre, surrendered after a brief encounter with the police in Malkangiri district of Odisha. A surrendered Maoist said that they had joined the ultras under a misconception and left after being abused by them. Superintendent of Police, Pramod Kumar Bag said eleven members had surrendered. Over 50 Maoists have surrendered in the area in last four months as they had enough of ill treatment at the hands of their superiors. The rebels, also known as Naxals, have fought for decades in a wide swathe of central and Eastern India, including many resource-rich regions where tensions run high between poor farmers and industrial developers. Oct 9, 2013

Chemical watchdog urges truces so Syria can disarm

The world's chemical weapons watchdog calls for temporary truces to meet tight disarmament deadlines in Syria, where fresh bloodshed is serving as a deadly reminder of the mission's difficulties. Duration: 01:42 Oct 9, 2013

Chemical watchdog to deploy second team to Syria

The world's chemical watchdog said Tuesday it will send a second team of inspectors to help dismantle Syria's arsenal, as regime warplanes bombed rebels in the northwest of the country. Duration: 00:33 Oct 9, 2013

Azerbaijan strongman set for crushing poll win

Azerbaijan votes in a presidential election that looks certain to see strongman president Ilham Aliyev seal a third term, with critics claiming a widespread crackdown on his foes ahead of the poll. Duration: 00:41  Oct 9, 2013

Australia celebrates naval fleet anniversary

The Royal Australian Navy leads the Combined Navies Parade in celebration of one hundred years since Australia’s naval fleet sailed into Sydney Harbour for the first time on 4 October 1913. Duration: 00:37 Oct 9, 2013

Australia PM remembers bombing victims in Bali

Prime Minister Tony Abbott announces a scheme to compensate Australian victims of overseas terror attacks and their families as he lays a wreath at the site of the 2002 Bali bombings. Duration: 00:42 Oct 9, 2013

EU chief heckled on Italy wreck island

European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso and Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta are heckled by activists and local residents with shouts of "Disgrace!" and "Killers!" as they arrive on the refugee island of Lampedusa. Duration: 00:58 Oct 9, 2013