it-happens-lord-buddhas-seat-of-enlightenment-dazzles-with-thai-gold Play

It happens: Lord Buddha's Seat of Enlightenment dazzles with Thai Gold

Bihar, Nov 29 (ANI): India's sacred Buddhist Mahabodhi temple in the eastern state of Bihar, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site shines as its dome is inlaid with 280 kilograms of gold donated by devotees from Thailand. The Mahabodhi Temple complex, the holiest Buddhist of shrines is visited by Buddhist pilgrims from Sri Lanka, China, Japan and the entire of south east Asia. The Mahabodhi temple is a sacred place for Buddhists around the world as it is the place where Lord Buddha attained enlightenment. The ancient temple is believed to have been built nearly 1500 years ago. Emperor Ashok, the great, visited this holy place in 260 BC and built a small temple there in honor of Buddha. Nov 29, 2013
it-happens-cultural-festival Play

It happens: Cultural Festival

Imphal, Nov 29 (ANI): The ongoing Sangai Festival 2013 in northeastern state of Manipur is attracting huge crowd as people are thronging the venue to watch traditional dance performances, exhibition of handicrafts, martial arts and indulge in some exotic music and indigenous food. Sangai festival, which is held annually, kicked off on November 21st at Hapta Kangjeibung, Palace Compound in northeastern city of Imphal. The attractions at the ten-day cultural festival are performances by cultural troupes from Thailand and Myanmar, an exhibition of hand loom and handicrafts, indigenous sports of Manipur and local cuisines of the state, and also aims to highlight state's cultural heritage and eco-adventure activities. Altogether, 600 stalls including 300 standards, 200 premiums and 100 food stalls have been set up and assigned at the festival venue. Nov 29, 2013
it-happens-migrant-butterflies-add-flash-of-color Play

It happens: Migrant Butterflies add flash of color

Coimbatore, Nov 29 (ANI): Butterfly observers and lovers got to experience a colorful spectacle as large swarms of butterflies migrating with the change of season descended upon the hills of Western Ghats near India's southern Coimbatore city. Butterfly migration is mostly due to change in season which also coincides with the flowering of trees. These trees then play hosts to these butterflies. Some of the varieties of migrant butterflies coloring the hills are Common Blue Bottle, Peacock Pansy, Plain Tiger, Angled Castor, Common Castor, Common Grass Yellow, Common Fouring, Common Laster, Painted Lady, Crimson Rose, Yellow Pansy, Blue Mormon, Chocolate Pansy, Common Crow and Forget me not amongst many other beautiful ones. The dense forest covers, green vegetation and the mineral- rich soil of the hills provide the butterflies with the perfect conditions for reproduction. Nov 29, 2013
bangaru-laxman-on-tarun-tejpal-part-2 Play

Bangaru Laxman on Tarun Tejpal - Part - 2

Hyderabad, Nov 29 (ANI): While Tehelka's former editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal heads towards Goa to face interrogation by the police over charges of sexual assault by a former journalist of the magazine, there are many who are happy over his fall. Former BJP president Bangaru Laxman, who was the target of Tehelka's first sting operation in 2001, took a dig at Tejpal saying that if he is the courageous journalist who stood for some morals, what he is afraid of. Nov 29, 2013
bangaru-laxman-on-tarun-tejpal-part-1 Play

Bangaru Laxman on Tarun Tejpal - Part - 1

Hyderabad, Nov 29 (ANI): While Tehelka's former editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal heads towards Goa to face interrogation by the police over charges of sexual assault by a former journalist of the magazine, there are many who are happy over his fall. Former BJP president Bangaru Laxman, who was the target of Tehelka's first sting operation in 2001, took a dig at Tejpal saying that if he is the courageous journalist who stood for some morals, what he is afraid of. Nov 29, 2013
pokhran-nuclear-tests-showed-the-world-indias-strength-narendra-modi Play

Pokhran nuclear tests showed the world India's strength: Narendra Modi

Pokhran, Nov 29 (ANI): Addressing a public meeting in Pokhran district of Rajasthan on Friday, Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi praised former prime minister Atal Behari Vajpayee for going ahead with nuclear tests at Pokhran. Modi also said that the then NDA government conducted tests and the world saw India's strength. Nov 29, 2013
strong-bjp-wave-will-reach-every-corner-of-india-narendra-modi Play

Strong BJP wave will reach every corner of India: Narendra Modi

Pokhran, Nov 29 (ANI): Addressing a public meeting in Pokhran district of Rajasthan on Friday, Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said that there is a strong BJP wave in the country and it is difficult for the Congress party to retain power. He also said that the ruling party will be uprooted from the entire nation. Nov 29, 2013
bjp-on-tarun-tejpal Play

BJP on Tarun Tejpal

New Delhi, Nov 29 (ANI): BJP leader Balbir Punj on Friday said that the pain of former BJP president Bangaru Laxman, who was the target of Tehelka's first sting operation in 2001, could be understood. He also said that Laxman was a wrongfully entangled in the case. Twelve years on, Laxman is confined to a wheelchair due to poor health but has been watching the news keenly since the Tarun Tejpal case hit the headlines. Reacting on the recent development, Laxman had asked if he is the courageous journalist who stood for some morals, what is he afraid of. Nov 29, 2013