Apex court pulls up N. Srinivasan for attending meet despite ban

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): India's top court on Monday slammed Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chief N. Srinivasan for participating in a cricket board meeting on February 8. Last year, the Supreme Court had asked Srinivasan to step down to ensure a probe into illegal betting during 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL), in which his son-in-law has been indicted. The involvement of Gurunath Meiyappan, who is married to the daughter of the BCCI president, in the illegal betting case was proved by a court-appointed committee. The committee had been set up by the Supreme Court. The court has asked for Srinivasan's stand by February 27. Feb 23, 2015

Land Ordinance: Opposition slams Modi govt, BJP defends its decision

New Delhi/Palwal, Feb 23 (ANI): India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to have a tough time in the ongoing budget session of Parliament with political parties voicing their opposition to a land acquisition ordinance brought in by the Narendra Modi government. Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Parliament) member and chief of regional Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Mayawati, appreciated veteran social activist and anti-corruption crusader, Anna Hazare, for leading an agitation against the ordinance. Apart from BSP, another regional party, Janata Dal (United) (JD-U), also criticised the Modi government over the new ordinance. Countering the criticism, spokesperson of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Sambit Patra, said that the new ordinance was more beneficial for farmers. Feb 23, 2015

Women security key issue for Delhi, LoP necessary in Assembly, says Deputy Speaker

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The newly elected Deputy Speaker of Delhi Assembly Bandana Kumari said on Monday that security of women is the key issue for the state government and it will extend all possible help to handle it. She also said that Opposition plays an important role in the functioning of the government so a Leader of Opposition should definitely be there. The AAP government began its assembly session today electing Ram Niwas Goyal as the Speaker and Bandana Kumari as the Deputy Speaker. Feb 23, 2015

GoI reiterates its support to Government of Maldives: MEA

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday stated that India is concerned about the recent developments in Maldives. Former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed was arrested Sunday amid suspicions that he would try to flee the island nation to avoid facing terrorism charges. According to reports, Nasheed's detention led to clashes between his supporters and law-enforcement officers. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin urged the concerned people to calm the situation and resolve the difference within constitutional framework. Feb 23, 2015

Espionage case: Lokesh sold procured official papers to other firms, says Delhi Police

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Monday said it was under the impression that energy consultant Lokesh, who has been arrested in connection with the espionage case, was active in two or three ministries and sold the procured official papers to other firms also. Earlier in the day, few others were also detained in the espionage case. Lokesh was working with a Noida-based energy consultant firm 'Infraline'. Meanwhile, Lokesh has been sent to five-day police custody. With this, the number of people arrested in this corporate espionage case has reached 13. Feb 23, 2015

France deploys aircraft carrier in Gulf for IS fight

France deployed an aircraft carrier in the Gulf on Monday as part of the US-led military campaign against the IS jihadist group in Iraq. The 'Charles de Gaulle' carrier carrying departed Bahrain on Sunday in the direction of Iraq. Duration: 01:19 Feb 23, 2015

Liberians rejoice as Ebola curfew is lifted

It is the early hours of the morning and bars in the Liberian capital are packed as revellers drink, sing and rejoice their first night of freedom with the Ebola curfew lifted. Duration: 01:01 Feb 23, 2015

S. Korean tech start-ups offer life beyond Samsung

The idea of corporate life in an industrial giant like Samsung has been a long-favoured career path by many South Korea's elite graduates but some are now instead looking to make their mark in the volatile world of tech start-ups. Duration: 01:29 Feb 23, 2015

Crimea prepares to mark one year since annexation

As Crimea prepares to mark one year since its annexation by Moscow from Ukraine, locals say they are happy with what happened - despite difficulties including runaway inflation and isolation from the rest of the world. Duration: 00:55 Feb 23, 2015

Oscar winners celebrate backstage

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Winners at the 87th annual Academy Awards on Sunday (February 22) spoke to the media backstage after picking up their trophies. "Birdman" director Alejandro Feb 23, 2015

Opposition leaders say nothing new in President's address, BJP defends

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Leaders of Opposition parties on Monday said that President Pranab Mukherjee's address in the Parliament on the first day of Budget Session did not inform anything new. BSP Chief Mayawati said that the speech was supposed to inform about the policies of government but it didn't give much information. NCP leader Praful Patel said that President did not give an influential speech. JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav said that Mukherjee's speech was so blunt that many people were sleeping. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the government has 'Sabka Saath' but 'Vikas' is only reaching the rich and big corporate. Meanwhile, BJP leader Sudhanshu Trivedi clarified that the Opposition parties should not blame government to make changes to the Land Acquisition Bill as Congress did not work on them in the last so many years. Feb 23, 2015

Aerodrums turn thin air into a virtual drum kit

What you're seeing is not a trick ... this is an invisible drum kit. Aerodrums uses real-time motion-tracking technology to accurately translate the movements of the drummer into sounds. But unlike Feb 23, 2015