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Jodhpur: Self-styled godman Asaram's judicial custody in the sexual harassment case has been extended till October 11. Asaram's aide Shiva's judicial custody has also been extended. Asaram was arrested after a minor girl had alleged that the self-styled godman sexually assaulted her in his Jodhpur ashram. Earlier, sacked BJP leader and eminent lawyer Ram Jethmalani representing Asaram in court had said the 15-year-old girl was mentally unstable and was afflicted with a chronic disease, "which draws a woman to a man", and said this was subject to police investigation. The counsel for the girl, who was allegedly sexually exploited by Asaram had claimed to have received threats from followers of the self-styled godman. Lawyer of the girl, Manish Vyas, had claimed that the threat was issued to a friend of the girl's father asking him to withdraw the statements of her daughter against Asaram. Referring to an audio clip, Vyas had said the girl and her family continue to receive threats from Asaram's followers. "I have urged the police to ensure adequate security to the family," Vyas had said.

With "Big Tiger" caught, Chinese media can finally name its prey

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With "Big Tiger" caught, Chinese media can finally name its prey

BEIJING (Reuters) - "Big Tiger" is gone. "Master Kang" has disappeared.The various euphemisms Chinese media have used to describe a once powerful domestic security tsar are no long...


U.S. looks for Asian cooperation on sanctions against Russia

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U.S. looks for Asian cooperation on sanctions against Russia

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States is lobbying Asian governments to join in sanctions imposed by Washington and the European Union against Russia over its support for separatist rebels in eastern...

Thai junta to keep tight grip after transfer of power

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Thai junta to keep tight grip after transfer of power

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military makes way for a new administration in coming weeks, but the generals will keep a tight grip on power by filling an interim cabinet and legislature with soldiers...

Pune landslide: At least 17 dead, NDRF still searching for survivors

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Pune landslide: At least 17 dead, NDRF still searching for survivors

Pune: At least 17 people were killed when torrential rains triggered a landslide at a village inMaharashtra's Pune district today, burying over 160 as 400 NDRF personnel looked for survivors and bodie...

Assam: Five militants nabbed, one person kidnapped

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Assam: Five militants nabbed, one person kidnapped

Guwahati: Five militants including four ultras of the NDFB (Sonbijit faction) were today arrested from Kokrajhar and Karbi Anglong districts, a police spokesman said here.Four NDFB(S) extremists were ...

BJP to launch messaging service like Whatsapp, called Bhajapa Samvad Setu

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BJP to launch messaging service like Whatsapp, called Bhajapa Samvad Setu

Indore: The BJP plans to launch a multimedia messaging service on the lines of WhatsApp before the scheduled local body elections."We are developing a multimedia messaging service on the lines of...

Disclosure of sexual harassment case by JNU students union members criticised

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Disclosure of sexual harassment case by JNU students union members criticised

The public disclosure by JNU Students Union president Akbar Chawdhary and joint secretary Sarfaraz Hamid that a complaint against them has been filed with the universitys Gender Sensitisation Committe...