Yeddyurappa surrenders, sent to judicial custody
Bangalore: Former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurappa surrendered before the Lokayukta court after he was denied bail in two cases of corruption. Later, he was arrested and sent to Judicial custody till October 22.
Hyderabad: The police arrested hundreds of leaders and activists of Telangana movement as a three-day rail blockade began in the region on Saturday amid tension. K Kavita, leader of Telangana Jagruti, a cultural outfit of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), became the first leader to be arrested under the Railway Act when she, along with others, squatted on the railway track at Moula Ali near Hyderabad. Kavita, daughter of TRS chief K Chandrasekhara Rao, was forcibly lifted by the police and shifted to Keesara police station.
Rao's son and TRS legislator K Taraka Rama Rao, along with scores of leaders and activists of the Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC), were arrested at Sitaphalmandi in Secunderabad when they were going to participate in the 'rail blockade'. The TRS leader warned the government of serious consequences if it continued to use the police for committing excesses on people participating in the movement. Three MPs of ruling Congress -- Ponnam Prabhakar, G Vivek and Rajaiah -- were also arrested in Karimnagar and Warangal districts when they were going to block the trains.
Learn from India, put economics in foreign policy: Hillary Clinton
New York: The United States should take a cue from the leaders of emerging powers like India and Brazil who put economics at the centre of their foreign policies, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged policymakers. "When their leaders approach a foreign policy challenge -- just as when they approach a domestic challenge -- one of the first questions they ask is, 'how will this affect our economic growth?'" she told the Economic Club of New York in what was billed as a major economics and foreign policy speech.
"We need to be asking the same question -- not because the answer will dictate our foreign policy choices, but because it must be a significant part of the equation," she said declaring she is updating US foreign policy priorities to include economics "every step of the way."
9 more encephalitis deaths in UP, toll 447
Gorakhpur: Nine more
succumbed to encephalitis pushing the death toll from the viral disease
in eastern Uttar Pradesh to 447 this year, health officials said on
Saturday. As many as 275 people, suffering from the disease, are
undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Gorakhpur district, they
Poonia qualifies for London Olympics
Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Krishna Poonia qualified for next
year's London Olympics after clinching a gold medal in the women's
discus thrower event of the Fling Throw Meet in Portland, USA.