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

A look back at a night at the Oscars

White was the big winner on this year's Academy Awards red carpet in the fashion stakes, but as far as the films went, one soared higher than the rest with "Birdman" picking up two of the night's Feb 23, 2015

President's speech in Parliament a statement of govt philosophy: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Feb 23 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday that President Pranab Mukherjee's address at the Parliament was a statement of government's philosophy and inclusive development. He said that the crux of his speech was that India's future lies in inclusive development. Naidu also said that the Opposition should let the Parliament function properly this time as it is the Budget Session. Feb 23, 2015

Jayalalithaa supporter nails him on a cross, demands Jayalalithaa to be made CM again

Chennai, Feb 23 (ANI): AIADMK Chief J Jayalalithaa's supporter Shihan Hussaini on Monday got himself crucified and demanded to reinstate Jayalalithaa as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Six inch iron nails were hammered into the hands and feet of Hussaini. Hussaini was on cross for six minutes and seven seconds ahead of Jayalalithaa's upcoming 67th birthday, demanding her to be made CM again. It is being speculated that Jayalalithaa's birthday may lack the usual fanfare this time. Feb 23, 2015

Professional and budding dancers enthrall at world famous Khajuraho dance festival

Khajuraho, Feb 23 (ANI): Professional classical dancers along with aspiring dancers continue to enthrall the audience with their subtlety, grace and style at the ongoing Khajuraho dance festival in Madhya Pradesh. The week-long world renowned classical dance festival is held in the spectacular backdrop of magnificently lit temples. It aspires to promote cultural and traditional dances from across the country. Dancers portray regional folklores through various classical dance forms such as Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kathak. On the third day of the festival, renowned dancer Rani Karnaa's dance troop presented 'Hiroe Moti', a famous Kathak composition by the danseuse. Bharatanatyam dance that includes "Tillana", "Rashik" and "Tandav" based on the folklore of the union of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati fascinated the audience. 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

Thai students jailed for insulting the monarchy

Thailand has sentenced two university students to two and half years in jail for insulting the monarchy. The pair -- both in their 20s -- were each convicted of one count of lese-majeste. They were Feb 23, 2015