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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.

Police arrest Maoist commander, two aides in Bihar

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Police arrest Maoist commander, two aides in Bihar

Aurangabad: Three Maoists, including a self-styled zonal commander was arrested today from a village under Daudnagar police station area in Bihar's Aurangabad district, a police officer said.Acting on...


S-Korea ferry: Rescued vice-principal found hanging

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S-Korea ferry: Rescued vice-principal found hanging

Seoul, South Korea: Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree.The news of the death came Friday as rescuers scra...

BJP-TDP alliance in danger over candidate selection for Seemandhra

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BJP-TDP alliance in danger over candidate selection for Seemandhra

Hyderabad- BJP national spokesman Prakash Javadekar on Friday met TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu in Seemandhra to save the alliance between the two parties which is on the verge of collapse.Javadekar,...

Despite diplomatic deal separatists in east Ukraine stay put

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Despite diplomatic deal separatists in east Ukraine stay put

Kiev/Slaviansk: Armed pro-Russian separatists were still holding public buildings in eastern Ukraine on Friday, saying they needed more assurances about their security before they comply with an inter...

Three JNU students killed in accident inside campus

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Three JNU students killed in accident inside campus

Three students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University were killed when their motorcycle hit a divider and then rammed into a tree on the campus, police said today.The deceased, all in their mid-twenties, ...

Avalanche on Mt Everest leaves six climbers dead; 9 go missing

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Avalanche on Mt Everest leaves six climbers dead; 9 go missing

Kathmandu: Six climbers were killed Friday in an avalanche on Mount Everest, while nine other climbers have gone missing.The 15 climbers were heading towards an Everest Base Camp in Solukhumbu region ...

Full Text: South Korean ferry's distress calls before sinking

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Full Text: South Korean ferry's distress calls before sinking

Seoul, South Korea: Following is the transcript released by the Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries of the conversation between Jeju Vessel Traffic Services Center (VTS) on Jeju Island and the Sewol, the ...