Catholic Church prepares to review its attitudes on marriage

A group of prominent conservative Christians has written to Pope Francis urging him to uphold traditional marriage as the Catholic Church prepares to review its attitudes on an issue that has put it at odds with many of its followers. Duration: 00:55 Oct 4, 2014

Tesla's electric cars join the luxury Paris Motor Show

Carmakers vaunt their latest offerings at the Paris Motor Show this week, including US company Tesla's luxury electric model which tries to rhyme eco-friendliness with James Bond slickness. Duration: 01:06 Oct 4, 2014

Kurds have no faith in Turkish action against IS group

As smoke billows over Kobane amid the intensifying fight for the Syrian Kurdish town, Turkish Kurds on the other side of the border have little faith that the Turkish parliament will authorise military action. Duration: 00:49 Oct 4, 2014

PM Modi participates in Dusshera celebrations at Subhash Park

New Delhi, Oct 3 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday visited the Subhash Park in New Delhi to witness the burning of effigies of the evil king Ravana, Meghnath and Kubhakaran to mark the celebration of Dusshera. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan were also present at the event. The VIPS were escorted to a flower bedecked stage and garlanded with flowers by the organizers of the event soon after their arrival at the ground. Oct 3, 2014

Kashmir witnesses sanitation drives after flood waters recede

Srinagar, Oct 03 (ANI): The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, has been witnessing frequent cleanliness and sanitation drives ever since the flood waters receded in the city, where more than one million people reside. Emergency workers have been battling to prevent waterborne diseases like cholera from spreading as fetid water swilled around the Kashmir valley after the worst flooding in more than a century. Sanitation and cleanliness drives have swung into motion as the waters recede after a month of heavy flooding. The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) has deployed tippers, robotic arms and excavators, among other machinery alongside hundreds of staff members who have been cleaning roads and garbage non-stop. The Municipal Commissioner, GN Qasba, said that a record 22,000 metric tonnes of garbage had been extracted from the city after the floods. Residents affected by the floods could not dispose of their trash since all systems had been washed away by the floods. Oct 3, 2014

Devout Hindu's celebrate victory of good over evil amid worshipping Ravana

Kanpur/Varanasi, Oct 03 (ANI): Hundreds of devotees worshipped the mythological demon king Ravana on occasion of Dussehra, which marks the victory of good over evil. Among the devotees in Kanpur, they believe that Ravana was an intellectual man of his times and this is one of his rare temples. The manager of the temple, Tirloki Triwedi said on Friday that the doors of the Dashanan Temple in the town are opened once in a year on the day of Dussehra. Meanwhile, in Varanasi, artists from Kolkata performed traditional form of center stage play for the residents. The center stage play popularly known as 'Jatra' which mean traveling is performed by artists who travel to many place and act out a play which deliver social message among the audience. Oct 3, 2014

BJP has been exposed in 3 months, that's why it didn't do well in by polls: BS Hooda

Rohtak, Oct 3 (ANI): Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday said that BJP has been exposed in front of the people in three months and that's why the party had a poor performance in the recent assembly elections. He added that the issues on which the Lok Sabha elections are fought are very different from the issues on which Assembly elections are fought. He further said that the Congress has been getting huge support from the public of Haryana. Oct 3, 2014

Durga Puja Pandal in Kolkata focuses on tiger conservation

Kolkata, Oct 03 (ANI): Residents in Kolkata city of West Bengal have made a pandal, based on the theme of Sundarbans forest for the ongoing celebrations of Durga Puja. The representation is drawing attention to the need for preservation and conservation of the Royal Bengal tigers which have been under threat from habitat destruction, illegal trade for body parts, natural calamities and poachers. The pandal created with an aim to spread awareness among the people about tiger conservation drew hundreds of visitors and got a good response. The four-day Durga Puja festival is the biggest Hindu festival in West Bengal. In Kolkata alone, more than 10,000 pandals in various themes are set up to venerate the mother goddess Durga. Legend has it that "Asuras" or demons from the underworld invaded the heavens after a hundred years of war with the gods. Oct 3, 2014

Road accident kills four hawkers in Patna

Patna, Oct 3 (ANI): Four people were mowed to death and four others were injured by a car which hit the hawkers sitting along the side of a road in Patna on Friday. Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO) of Patna, Amit Kumar, said that an Indica car hit the people near Mahavir Cancer Institute at Phulwarisharif area. Reportedly, the car driver has been detained by the police. A hawker, Mohammad Alam, witnessed the incident that took place early in the morning. Oct 3, 2014

Tears, prayers as Muslim pilgrims mark peak of hajj

Tears, flowed and prayers filled the air as the annual Muslim hajj attended by about 1.4 million believers from around the world reached its zenith on a vast plain in western Saudi Arabia Friday. Duration: 00:29 Oct 3, 2014

Indonesians snap up 'luxury' cows for Eid festival

Every year ahead of the Muslim feast of sacrifice, a showroom in Indonesia swaps cars for hulking cows costing up to $25,000 each, seeking to lure a wealthy elite increasingly keen on ploughing money into celebrating their religion. Duration: 01:02 Oct 3, 2014