India's government spells out 'Modi-nomics' in first budget

India's new right-wing government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveils its maiden budget, promising a new era of fiscal discipline, higher growth and greater opportunities for foreign investors. A voiced AFPTV report. Duration: 02:15 Jul 10, 2014

Texas gunman kills at least six, four his own children

A lone gunman kills at least six people, four of them his own children, during a domestic dispute in Texas. A fifth child, a 15-year-old girl, was also shot and remains in a critical condition. Duration: 00:46 Jul 10, 2014

No vision, no roadmap in Arun Jaitley's Budget: Congress

New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): The Congress has slammed the budget for 2014-15 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the budget is high on rhetoric, short on delivery. It has also no vision and no roadmap. Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said that the budget doesn't benefit the common man. Jul 10, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe to visit rehab for smoking addiction

New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): Daniel Radcliffe, who smokes 20 cigarettes a day is going to rehab to beat his smoking addiction, according to reports. A source told the leading daily that it will be a kind of residential treatment programme that will involve counseling, both individual and group and stress management and herbal treatments to help withdrawal symptoms. The insider asserted that Daniel knew he had an addictive personality, and he had been open in the past about his drinking demons. The insider added that now the 'Harry Potter' star saw cigarettes as his last major vice to conquer, and he was confident that he will succeed once again. Jul 10, 2014

BJP leaders hail Union Budget 2014-15

New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): The BJP on Thursday hailed the union budget 2014-15 presented by finance minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha. BJP leader M J Akbar said that this year's general budget proposals will generate more jobs for the youth. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the budget is perfect and it will help in nation's development. Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh termed the budget as poor friendly, youth friendly, farmer friendly, women friendly and senior citizen friendly. Jul 10, 2014

Arvind Mayaram calls the budget balanced and forward looking

New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): Economic Affairs secretary, Arvind Mayaram called the Union Budget presented by Arun Jaitley as a balanced and forward looking budget. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented Narendra Modi led first NDA budget. Jul 10, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal slams Union Budget 2014-15

New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday criticized the Union Budget 2014- 15 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha. Talking to mediapersons, Kejriwal said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi did nothing to check inflation and rising prices. Jul 10, 2014

Minor explosion outside Farashkhana Police Station in Pune, 2 injured

Pune, July 10 (ANI): Two persons have been injured in a minor explosion which took place outside a Police Station in Pune on Thursday. The blast occurred at a parking lot near the Farshkhana police station, 500 km away from a famous Ganapati temple. ATS sources said it was a low intensity blast and said the reason for the explosion was yet to be ascertained. A police team and a bomb squad reached the spot, which was cordoned off. No casualties have been reported till yet. Jul 10, 2014

BJD hails Union Budget 2014-15

New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): The Biju Janata Dal on Thursday welcomed the Union Budget 2014- 15 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Lok Sabha. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, BJD leader Jay panda praised the budget and said that thrust has been given to infrastructure development. Jul 10, 2014

Politicos on Union Budget 2014-15

New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday reacted over Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's maiden Budget which he presented in the Lok Sabha. SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav slammed the budget saying that it is only for the rich not for the poor or unemployed. NCP, JD (U), CPI (M) and BSP too criticized the budget. Jul 10, 2014

BSE closes points 72.06 down on July 10

New Delhi, July 10 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 72.06 points down to stand at 25,372.75. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 17.25 points down to stand at 7,567.75.DLF and IDFC were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 9.22% and 8.99% along with Prestige Estates and Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd. with an increase of 6.86% and 5.92% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Bharat Electronics Ltd. and TITAN with a decrease of 6.10% and 5.76% along with Gitanjali Gems and Hero Moto Corp with a decrease of 5.73% and 3.99% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 140.27 points at 15,312.72 while the banking sector is down 107.21 points at 17,001.76 and the realty sector is up 95.03 points at 2,009.72. The Indian currency is 0.39% down at Rs 59.99 per dollar. Jul 10, 2014

Halal tourism takes off in Japan

Largely homogenous Japan is struggling to provide enough halal food for a new wave of wealthy tourists from Muslim countries. Duration: 01:48 Jul 10, 2014

Overdose crisis hits US as heroin becomes drug of choice

Across the US, heroin use has more than doubled in the past decade, and so have overdose deaths. Some states have declared it a full-blown crisis and increased resources to fight the highly-addictive drug. Duration: 02:50 Jul 10, 2014

French police make their own Tour de France

At this year's Tour de France, the country's police force is not only protecting riders and fans, but also appealing to residents across nearly 7,000 kilometres of the route to burnish its image and promote careers within the force. Duration: 01:49 Jul 10, 2014

Sensex gains 400 points, Nifty stable at 7,700 as markets laud Modi_s budget

Mumbai, July 10 (ANI): Post budget presentation, the markets have shown some cheer and recovered from the fluctuations. Sensex has recovered by 400 points at 25,681 points after an anxious free fall which led to other sectors witnessing fall. Meanwhile, nifty has also recovered and is stable above 7,700 points. The Sensex had fell by over 200 points as the budget speech began but recovered the losses as Arun Jaitley reached the end of his speech that lasted for two hours. Jul 10, 2014