Congress asks EC to address Kejriwal's allegation against BJP

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Urging the Election Commission to look into Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal's allegation that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been instructing its MLAs to buy fake votes in their constituencies, the Congress Party on Saturday said the poll body must ensure that the ruling party at the Centre does not misuse the administration to its advantage. Oct 25, 2014

Texas nurse Nina Pham cured of Ebola

An American nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a Liberian patient in Texas has been declared free of the virus and will leave the hospital. Duration: 01:01 Oct 25, 2014

Jharkhand and JandK assembly polls to be held in five phases from November 25: EC - Part - 1

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Saturday while addressing a press conference announced the dates for the assembly elections to be held in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand. He said that the elections will be held in five phases in both the states, with the first phase elections being held on 25th of November. He added that the first phase elections will also be held in the three assembly constituencies of New Delhi. He further said that counting for both the states as well as for Delhi by polls will be held in on December 23. Oct 25, 2014

Jharkhand and J&K assembly polls to be held in five phases from November 25: EC - Part - 2

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Saturday while addressing a press conference announced the dates for the assembly elections to be held in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand. He said that the elections will be held in five phases in both the states, with the first phase elections being held on 25th of November. He added that the first phase elections will also be held in the three assembly constituencies of New Delhi. He further said that counting for both the states as well as for Delhi by polls will be held in on December 23. Oct 25, 2014

Jacki Weaver to Star in 'Zeroville'

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Jacki Weaver is set to star in James Franco's upcoming film ' Zeroville'. The two-time Oscar nominee will play the lead role of Dotty, a film editor who acts as a mentor and friend to James Franco 's character, a web portal reported. The film, which will be produced by Caroline Aragon and Vince Jolivette, is an adaptation of the 2007 Steve Erikson novel about a 24-year-old student who arrives in Hollywood in 1969 with dreams of breaking into the movie business during a transitional time in the industry. Oct 25, 2014

Ukraine's Communist face poll wipeout

Ukraine voters will go to the polls Sunday in elections set to dramatically reshape parliament, after a year of upheavals in which a deadly pro-Russian uprising has threatened to splinter the ex-Soviet state. Duration: 01:07 Oct 25, 2014

Shashi Tharoor participates in cleanliness drive

Trivandrum, Oct 25 (ANI): Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday participated in cleanliness drive, initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Trivandrum. Tharoor was removed as spokesperson of the party after he had backed Modi's clean India campaign. However, later on he said that he supported iconic freedom fighter, Mahatma Gandhi's vision of clean India in national interest. He said that the municipal corporation have failed and not been able to deal with the garbage problem in the country. He added that he was extremely happy to accept the invitation and also that Prime Minister raising this and making such a big issue of it. Oct 25, 2014

George-Amal To Celebrate Third Wedding Celebration in England

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are reportedly going to throw a third wedding celebration in England. He added further fuel to the speculation as he was spotted arriving at London's Heathrow Airport, a leading daily reported. According to an online portal, the invitation states the party is being hosted by Ramzi and Baria Alamuddin at the Danefield House Hotel and Spa in Marlow-on-Thames. The post- wedding celebration comes one month after the pair exchanged their vows in a star-studded ceremony in Venice. Italy and celebs Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, who missed the lavish Italian ceremony, are said to be among the 90 guests invited to the function. Oct 25, 2014

Politicos react after Pak again violates ceasefire along LoC

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Saturday after Pakistan violated ceasefire in fresh firing along LoC. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that the Indian troops have given the Pakistan rangers a befitting reply. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi blamed BJP's foreign policy for consistent ceasefire violations and said that the government should act tough on the issue. NCP leaders Majid Memon and Tariq Anwar also slammed Narendra Modi-led BJP government's diplomatic policies for ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Oct 25, 2014

Reactions flow after Jethmalani questions govt's inability to reveal names of black money holders

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Political reactions flowed on Saturday after senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani questioned the government's inability in a letter to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in revealing names of black money holders. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that Jethmalani has said the right thing as BJP used to raise the issue of revealing names of black money holders and now it is repeating what UPA did. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that Jethmalani's letter does not need to be reverted back as he himself once said that Congress is the friend and father of black money. CPI leader D Raja said that almost all political parties have been demanding the government to reveal the names of all black money holders whether inside or outside the country. NCP leader Majid Memon said that Jethmalani has raised thecorrect issue because BJP is not fulfilling its promise made prior to elections to the people. Oct 25, 2014

Politicos demand thorough probe in burdwan blast case

Burdwan/New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday said that investigation must be done properly and culprits, involved in the explosions in Burdwan district of West Bengal, should be brought to books as early as possible. NCP leader Majid Memon said that investigating agencies will be able find out the conspiracy behind the blast. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said there was no place for militancy in the country. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that Indian government should take a strong step if the culprits have connections with Pakistan or Bangladesh. Oct 25, 2014

Media can play important role to bring change in society: PM Modi

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday while addressing media persons at Diwali Milan Function thanked the journalists for their active participation in cleanliness mission. Modi said that media persons and columnists who have written articles or covered electronically the issue of cleanliness have done a great service to the nation. He said that preventive healthcare is more important than health care. He also said that by participating in the campaign for cleanliness through articles media is playing an important role in bringing change to society. Oct 25, 2014

Kejriwal alleges BJP buying fake votes to defeat AAP; politicos react

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of instructing its MLAs to buy fake votes in their constituencies and get the votes of AAP deleted in the Delhi Assembly polls. Many politicos took a dig at Kejriwal and dismissed such reports. Oct 25, 2014

Devotees take holy dip in Yamuna on Bhai Dooj

Uttar Pradesh, Oct 25 (ANI): Hundreds of Hindu devotees took holy dip in River Yamuna and its tributaries in Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of Bhai Dooj on Saturday. People thronged banks of Yamuna River in Varanasi and women were seen performing rituals and praying to the holy river. The festival is celebrated with much gaiety and enthusiasm across the country. Sisters keep fast for their brothers on this auspicious occasion. This festival comes during the holy month of Kartik. During this festival, sisters pray to god for long life and well-being of their brothers. In turn, brothers take a vow to protect their sisters always. Oct 25, 2014