Asarams judicial custody extended till Nov 6

Noida, Oct 26 (ANI): A Jodhpur Session court has extended judicial custody of self-styled godman Asaram till November 06. Asaram has been accused of rape, sexual assault and illegal confinement by two Surat-based sisters. He was arrested in August on the charge of sexually assaulting a minor girl and has been in prison at Jodhpur since then. Oct 26, 2013

Bilateralism will ensure resolution of Indo-Pak issues: MEA

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): After US dismissed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's plea for an intervention on Kashmir issue, Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that only bilateralism can ensure resolution of all India-Pakistan issues and that this is accepted globally now. Further, Akbaruddin said that all the evidence of the 26/11 attack has been already handed over to Pakistan and it is in their hand to act in any way. Oct 26, 2013

Congress worst communal party and in alliance with Muslim league: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi claimed BJP's involvement in Muzaffarnagar riots, BJP Spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said that Congress who considers BJP as communal is itself the worst communal party and is still in alliance with the Muslim League. Further, he said that congress is raising such flimsy issues because their "hero Rahul, also known as Shahzada (prince) is failing". Oct 26, 2013

BJP slams Naresh Agarwal for using derogatory term

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): The BJP on Saturday slammed Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal for using a derogatory remark. Talking over BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s dynastic politics remark in SP, Agarwal said that the concept of wedding does not exist in the BJP, so how will they experience the joy of a family and used a derogatory term. Oct 26, 2013

Narendra Modi sent his envoy to instigate Muzaffarnagar violence: JD (U)

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): After Home Ministry’s statement that no terrorist was ever born in Gujarat even after they faced extreme atrocities following Rahul Gandhi’s ISI remark, JD (U) leader Sabir Ali said that Gujarat CM Narendra Modi sent his envoy with proper strategies in order to instigate Muzaffarnagar violence. He said that Modi and BJP plans and makes strategies before bringing their plan into action. Further, he said that Modi has no religion and he considers the voters as his customers. Oct 26, 2013

SP wants Narendra Modi to talk of development in his campaigns

Lucknow, Oct 26 (ANI): Commenting on Narendra Modi's Jhansi rally, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal said that unless the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial aspirant talks about development or eradication of poverty, the people would never vote for the party. Oct 26, 2013

Maharashtra government involved in sugar scam: Medha Patkar

Pune, Oct 26 (ANI): Social activist, Medha Patkar has blamed the Maharashtra government for the poor condition of co-operative sugar factories saying it was involved in multi-billion sugar scam. Patkar alleged that a multi-billion scam has taken place in the co-operative sugar industry through the sale of 40 co-operative sugar factories to private firms in the state. Speaking to mediapersons, Patkar said that the politicians who are running the co-operative sugar factories first ensured that the factories turned 'sick' and later sold them to private firms run by their own men for a meagre amount. Patkar said the co-operative sector should survive and thrive in Maharashtra, as it has played an important role in the development of the state. Patkar said a high-level judicial probe should to be conducted. Oct 26, 2013

Babulal Nagar claims innocence, denies charges of rape

Jaipur, Oct 26 (ANI): Former Rajasthan Minister Babulal Nagar, who has been arrested by the CBI, denied the charges of rape levelled against him by a 35-year-old woman. The CBI arrested Nagar on Friday on charges of raping and assaulting the woman. Earlier on October 9, the investigating agency took over the probe from Rajasthan Police, which had registered the case against Nagar. Oct 26, 2013

At least 700 migrants rescued off Italy

Nearly 700 refugees including dozens of Eritreans have been rescued off Sicily in five operations, as leaders grapple with the issue of illegal immigration at a European Union summit. Duration: 01:28 Oct 26, 2013

Peru's Fujimori seeks switch to house arrest

A Peruvian judge considers a request by former president Alberto Fujimori, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for crimes against humanity, to be moved to house arrest. Duration: 00:49 Oct 26, 2013

Thousands march in Taiwan for same-sex marriage

Tens of thousands of people rally in Taiwan in Asia's largest gay parade, organisers say, as the island's parliament is set to review a bill on same-sex marriages. Duration: 00:48 Oct 26, 2013

Russia takes Olympic torch to North Pole

Russia has lit the Olympic flame at the North Pole for the first time as part of a spectacular relay ahead of the Sochi Winter Games, organisers say. Duration: 01:00 Oct 26, 2013

Greenpeace activists stage Eiffel Tower protest

Greenpeace activists stage a two-hour protest in a tent suspended from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, over Russia's detention of 30 members of the environmental lobby group. Duration: 01:15 Oct 26, 2013