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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.

Ishrat Jahan case: CBI implicating officers without verifying facts , IB tells SC

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Ishrat Jahan case: CBI implicating officers without verifying facts , IB tells SC

New Delhi:The Intelligence Bureau has told the Supreme Court that CBI is implicating its officers without verifying the facts in the 2004 Ishrat Jahan encounter killing case of Gujarat.It also placed ...


Gaza crisis: Abbas meets Hamas leader after truce talks collapse

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Gaza crisis: Abbas meets Hamas leader after truce talks collapse

Doha: Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas held talks with exiled Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal on Thursday as renewed fighting raged in Gaza following the collapse of Egyptian-brokered truce efforts.The ...

Himachal accident: 23 killed, 20 injured as bus falls into gorge

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Himachal accident: 23 killed, 20 injured as bus falls into gorge

Shimla: At least 23people were today killed and20 injured when a bus in which they were travelling fell into a gorge on the banks of Baspa river in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh.The bus was on ...

Ban on e-rickshaws to continue till 28 August as HC refuses to pass interim order

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Ban on e-rickshaws to continue till 28 August as HC refuses to pass interim order

New Delhi: The ban on plying of e-rickshaws in the national capital will continue for a week as the Delhi High Court today refused to pass any interim order to permit their operation till 28 August, s...

South West Monsoon in 'break' mode, north to get 'subdued rain'

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South West Monsoon in 'break' mode, north to get 'subdued rain'

New Delhi: The South West Monsoon has gone into a "break" and the situation is likely to continue for at least another week, a private weather forecasting agency said on Thursday."In th...

Talks with Pakistan govt can't proceed unless Sharif quits: Imran Khan

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Talks with Pakistan govt can't proceed unless Sharif quits: Imran Khan

Islamabad: Pakistani opposition politician Imran Khan Thursday called off talks with the government aimed at ending protests seeking the fall of the prime minister, which have unnerved the nuclear-arm...

SC reserves order on Nithyananda's plea against potency test

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SC reserves order on Nithyananda's plea against potency test

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on self-styled godman Nithyananda's plea for not conducting a potency test on him in a 2010 rape case.A bench headed by Ranjana Prakash Desa...