Sexual Assault Case: Asaram Bapu arrested, being brought to Jodhpur
Indore/Shahjahanpur, Sep 01 (ANI): Self styled godman, Asaram Bapu was arrested from his ashram at Indore by the Jodhpur police in a late night scoop, on Saturday, in an alleged sexual assault case. The spiritual leader is being brought to Jodhpur and is expected to land in the city at around noon. He spent the night in the lounge of the airport in Indore.
Security forces gun down one Maoist in Odisha Bolangir, Sep 01 (ANI): Security forces killed one Maoist in a fierce gun-battle in Odisha. A huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the spot of the gun battle in Bolangir district of Odisha. Sanjay Kumar, Deputy Inspector General of Police, said acting on a tip off, a joint operation was carried out by the special operations group and the paramilitary, Central Reserve Police Force followed by a gun battle with the Maoists. On seeing the police-team approaching towards their hideout, the rebels indiscriminately fired at them. Hundreds of people lose their life in the violence, perpetrated by the rebels as well as security forces in counter insurgency operations.
Obama sends draft bill on Syria strikes to Congress, delays military action
Washington DC, Sep 01 (ANI): President Barack Obama has stepped back from the brink and delayed an imminent military strike against Syria to seek approval from the U.S. Congress in a gamble that will test his ability to project American strength abroad and deploy his own power at home. Before Obama put on the brakes, the path had been cleared for a U.S. assault. Navy ships were in place and awaiting orders to launch missiles, and U.N. inspectors had left Syria after gathering evidence of a chemical weapons attack that U.S. officials say killed 1,429 people. But Obama decided to seek the backing of U.S. lawmakers before attacking, as polls showed strong opposition from Americans already weary of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Approval will take at least 10 days, if it comes at all.