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

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

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

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

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 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

Will meet EC over fake votes in Delhi, BJP scared of facing elections: Ashutosh

Ghaziabad, Oct 25 (ANI): AAP leader Ashutosh on Saturday said that BJP is openly registering fake votes in its favour to form government in Delhi. He said that Aam Aadmi Party will meet the Election Commission regarding fake votes otherwise it would become impossible to hold free and fair elections in the capital. Ashutosh also alleged that BJP is scared of facing elections in Delhi which is why it is trying to use foul means. 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

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