UN says it will scale up its Ebola response

UN Resident Coordinator David McLachlan-Karr and WHO representative in the country Daniel Kertesz updated the media on the UN Ebola response on Wednesday. Duration: 00:51 Nov 20, 2014

Pope urges world leaders to rein in greed, feed the hungry

Pope Francis warned Thursday that planet earth would not forgive the abuse of its resources for profit, urging the world's leaders to rein in their greed -- or risk a doomsday scenario in which nature would exact revenge. Duration: 01:18 Nov 20, 2014

Nations pledge $9.3 bn for Green Climate Fund

Nations meeting in Berlin pledge $9.3 billion (7.4 bn euros) for a climate fund to help poor countries cut emissions and prepare for global warming, just shy of a $10bn target. Duration: 00:46 Nov 20, 2014

Couples from different states tie knot at mass wedding

Surat, Nov 20 (ANI): Brides and grooms from two different states tied knot during a mass wedding in Gujarat due to skewed sex ratio and dowry conditions. Girls from Odisha said they have to give dowry in weddings and families do not have money to cater to huge demands from groom's family side. Meanwhile, boys informed about skewed sex ratio in their Gujarat state following which they were finding difficulty in getting a suitable match for them. The mass wedding was organised in Surat by an organisation, 'The All India Patidar Samaj'. The girls were brought to Surat. Nov 20, 2014

Azam Khan says Taj Mahal should be declared a Waqf Board property, BJP slams

Lucknow, Nov 20 (ANI): UP's Urban Development and Minority Affairs Minister and Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan has said that the Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world, should be declared a property of the state's Waqf Board. Meanwhile, Lucknow Eidgah Imam Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangimahli, who has been close to the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) has demanded the chief minister, at the same platform, to throw open the monument to Muslims. Reacting over this the BJP has slammed Azam Khan for such remark. Nov 20, 2014

SC removes CBI Chief Ranjit Sinha from 2G case investigation

New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): In a major setback to CBI Chief Ranjit Sinha, the Supreme Court on Thursday directed him to recuse himself from the investigation in 2G scam case. The Supreme Court heard the matter and observed that apparently 'all is not well' and seemingly the allegations made by the NGO against CBI Director Ranjit Sinha have 'some credibility'. The court however didn't give out a reason on its directive saying that this was done to protect CBI's reputation. The court also said that the senior-most officer in the investigating team of the 2G scam will take over the role of CBI director in the case. Further, the SC also rejected Sinha's charges that DIG Santosh Rastogi was the mole who leaked information to petitioner and said that no question will be raised against Rastogi. Nov 20, 2014

Kashmir should vote against dynasty politics: Amit Shah

Ramban, Nov 20 (ANI): BJP Chief Amit Shah reviewed the poll preparations in Jammu and Kashmir and urged people to vote against dynasty politics to maintain the valley's integrity. Shah hit out at the opposition, Congress party and its ally in Jammu and Kashmir, National Conference (NC), for "lack of development" in the valley in the past six decades. The BJP president also demanded an enquiry into utilization of funds in the state. While addressing a gathering on Thursday in Ramban district in support of the party candidate, Neelam Langeh, Shah claimed that only the BJP was capable of bring about the complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir with the rest of India. He urged the people to help the party achieve its 'mission 44+' in the state. Shah said that if the people of the state want development, good governance and employment, they must vote for BJP. Nov 20, 2014

Congress accuses BJP for not fulfilling promises

New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): The Congress party attacked ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday for failing to keep its pre-poll promise of bringing black money back from foreign accounts. Congress spokesperson Ajay Maken said BJP has failed to achieve what it mentioned in its manifesto before coming to power. Maken further attacked the party for singing to the tune of 'good days will come for all' but no work is happening at the grass root level. Nov 20, 2014

Satlok Ashram totally vacated, 459 people arrested and being interrogated: Haryana DGP

Chandigarh, Nov 20 (ANI): After Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday sent self-styled 'godman' Rampal to judicial custody till 28 November, state DGP SN Vashisht said that the police have got the Satlok Ashram totally vacated and that 459 people are arrested and interrogation is going on. He said that Rampal's aide is also arrested and many documents and CDs are recovered from him, which is under scanner by the forensic team. Vashisht also said that FIR has been lodged too charging Rampal for murder among other cases. He also informed that an SIT is investigating the ashram and further details will come following their report. Nov 20, 2014

Kashmir reels under cold weather conditions

Srinagar, Nov 20 (ANI): People of Jammu and Kashmir grappled with dense fog and harsh weather conditions as temperatures dipped in the region. The Dal Lake, which is one of the major tourist attractions in Srinagar, was seen deserted without visitors. Temperatures dipped as low as -1 degree Centigrade on Thursday morning (November 20). Maximum temperatures for the day were assumed to reach 15 degree Centigrade. A dense fog had enveloped roads of Srinagar, leading to poor visibility. The intense cold has forced residents to stay in warm confines of their homes but schoolchildren and office-goers struggle to go out. Nov 20, 2014

Politicos react after Haryana police arrests murder accused Sant Rampal

New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Thursday after Haryana police arrested murder accused Sant Rampal from his Satlok Ashram. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that law applies equally to everyone. Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh said that Rampal shouldn't have considered himself above law. BJD leader Jay Panda also expressed similar sentiments. Congress leader Manish Tewari slammed Haryana government for mishandling the situation. Nov 20, 2014

Rampal sent to judicial custody till November 28

Chandigarh, Nov 20 (ANI): The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Thursday sent self-styled 'godman' Rampal to judicial custody till 28 November. Rampal was arrested from his Satlok ashram in Barwala on Wednesday night. The HC bench asked the Haryana government to file a report in connection with the police operation at Rampal's ashram in Barwala. Nov 20, 2014