Raj Thackeray sent to 14-day judicial custody

MNS chief Raj Thackeray arrestedMumbai, Oct 22 : Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray has been sent to 14-day judicial custody till November 5 by a Kalyan court in connection with a case of attack against North Indians.

Raj’s lawyer said that they would apply for bail for the MNS chief. Meanwhile, the Railway Police have also reached the Kalyan court with a warrant in Raj’s name.

Child abuse ups sexually coercive behaviour risk in men

Washington, Oct 22 : Boys with a history of childhood physical or sexual abuse are four times more likely to use sexually coercive behaviour against an unwilling female partner in later life, according to a new study.

The study led by Erin Casey, a University of Washington Tacoma assistant professor of social work, has found that victims of childhood abuse are at an increased risk of indulging in sexually coercive behaviour as adolescent or young adult.

"Although there can be physical force involved in sexual coercion, it more often involves such tactics as pressure, persuasion, insistence, manipulation and lying to have sex with an unwilling female partner," said Casey.

Hitler ''planned propaganda cable TV''

London, Oct. 22 : Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was working on a Big Brother-style cable television propaganda industry to be broadcast across Germany.

According to The Telegraph, researchers for new Russian documentary recently re-examined plans for the system that were left behind by Soviet soldiers when they entered Berlin 1945.

The Orwellian screens would have been set up in public places and would show "people''s television", depicting how the Aryan race should live, with the Nazis focusing on news, sport and education.

Ideas included building rooms beside laundries so women could gather round the TV to watch the broadcasts.

Praful Patel says Indian carriers to repay aviation fuel dues by March 2009

Praful PatelNew Delhi, Oct 22 : Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel today said that India''s airline companies are to repay upto 28 billion rupees outstanding aviation fuel dues to state-run refineries by March 2009 in six monthly installments.

Supreme Court declines plea for CBI inquiry into alleged nun''s rape case

Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)New Delhi, Oct 22 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to hand over to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the alleged rape of a nun in Orissa''s Kandhamal District by some Bajrang Dal activists.

A Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan said that at this stage we do not think that handing over the investigation into the case from the state police to the CBI is in the interest of the victim and in the interest of justice. We think that the victim will cooperate with the state police.

Supreme Court dismisses petition of convict of Nitish Katara murder case

Supreme Court dismisses petition of convict of Nitish Katara murder caseNew Delhi, Oct 22 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by Vikas Yadav, convicted for murdering Nitish Katara, seeking transfer of the appeal proceedings outside Delhi.

A bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari and H S Bedi found no merit in the plea.

Vikas Yadav had pleaded that the appeal against his conviction in the Katara murder case should be heard either by the Allahabad High Court or any other High Court in the country barring the Delhi High Court.