Authenticity of ADR report must be verified: Sitaram Yechury

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury on Saturday said that the authenticity of the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) report, according to which the assets of NDA ministers has increased significantly after coming to power, must be verified. An analysis was done by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) by comparing the value assets of Cabinet Minister's filed for the Lok Sabha elections in May with those sent about five months later to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO). Oct 25, 2014

Tens of thousands march for gay rights in Taiwan

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Taipei on Saturday for Asia's largest gay rights parade, with many urging parliament to push through a controversial bill recognising same-sex marriage. Duration: 00:45 Oct 25, 2014

Congress misinterpreted my article, ready to face any legal action: B Gopalakrishnan

Thrissur, Oct 25 (ANI): BJP leader B Gopalakrishnan, whose article on Nathuram Godse in the RSS mouthpiece 'Kesari' had created a political storm, on Saturday said that he has been misinterpreted by the Congress and the left. He added that there are two editions of his article and the Congress has only been showing the second one. He further said that he stands by his article since the article is an ideological debate and he is ready to face any legal actions. Oct 25, 2014

70 suffer injuries during unique 'Hingot' fight in Indore

Indore, Oct 25 (ANI): At least 70 people suffered injuries during the traditional 'Hingot' war in Indore in Madhya Pradesh. The age-old traditional 'Hingot' or mock fight, is fought with fireballs made of Hingot fruit between two groups acting as warriors a day after Diwali. Doctor Neha Jain, on duty at the festival ground, said people with serious injuries were admitted in hospital. Indore district authorities made elaborate arrangements for organizing the 'Hingot' fight in Gautampura town, about 55km from Indore. The fruit stuffed with explosive mixture is launched after igniting the fuse made on its end. A bamboo strip is fitted at its back for better handling and aiming just like an arrow. Oct 25, 2014

Singhvi says Chidambaram has said nothing negative about Gandhis

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Congress Party leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Saturday defended former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram's statement that Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi must 'speak more'. Singhvi said there was nothing negative or adversarial about Chidambaram's statement, and added that he was in fact giving constructive suggestions. Chidambaram had also hinted at a possibility that a person other than a member of the Gandhi family could become the president of the Congress Party. Singhvi accused the media of unnecessarily trying to create a situation of negativism. Oct 25, 2014

New York 'fully prepared' to handle Ebola case

New York's mayor said America's largest city was fully equipped to handle Ebola as authorities sought to calm fears Friday about the virus spreading, after a doctor tested positive for the disease. Duration: 01:35 Oct 25, 2014

People light over one lakh earthen lamps, pray for world peace

Gorakhpur, Oct 25 (ANI): Scores of Hindu devotees gathered at a river bank in Uttar Pradesh to light over one lakh earthen oil lamps and prayed for world peace and prosperity of citizens. The lighting of earthen lamps was done after Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. Devotees congregated at the Surajkund temple in Gorakhpur and prayed for brotherhood among people. According to Hindu mythology, Lord Rama, was believed to have rested at this temple site with his consort Sita on their way back from Lanka after defeating Ravana. The temple was illuminated with lights as earthen lamps were placed on the steps. It is a century old custom, organized with the aim to purify the atmosphere and keep the surroundings clean. Oct 25, 2014

Politicos slam RSS mouthpiece after it suggests Godse should have targeted Nehru

New Delhi/Lucknow, Oct 25 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Saturday after Kerala RSS unit's mouthpiece Kesari stated that Nathuram Vinayak Godse should have targeted India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru instead of Mahatma Gandhi. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that such statements should be strongly condemned. NCP leader Majid Memon also condemned the statement and said that no one should react to such statements as they are baseless. CPI leader Atul Anjan and D Raja also expressed same sentiments. Oct 25, 2014

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