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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.




Hundreds detained as rail blockade begins in Telangana

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."Back



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 said.
Nine people succumbed and 22 were admitted to hospitals since Friday evening in the region, the officials said.



Poonia qualifies for London Olympics

New Delhi: 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.
Poonia came up with an outstanding throw of 61.12 meters, which was her best effort of the season and better than the 2012 London Olympics qualification 'B' standard of 59.50m. This was Poonia's first big throw since hurting her knee last year immediately after the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. Despite the cold and cloudy weather, Poonia was very consistent. She registered four marks of over 60 meters, two of which were over 61. Poonia will return to India in the first week of November.




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