Indonesia's Widodo declares victory in presidential race

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo declares victory in Indonesia's tightest and most divisive presidential race since the downfall of dictator Suharto, which has pitted him against ex-general Prabowo Subianto. Duration: 01:18 Jul 9, 2014

Giriraj Singh calls robbery at his place a _political conspiracy_

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): Calling the robbery at his place a _political conspiracy_, BJP leader Giriraj Singh on Wednesday said the money burgled from his house is not his but belongs to his cousin. Yesterday, four persons were arrested in connection with a burglary in Singh_s house in which Rs 1.14 crore cash, 600 US dollars, gold and silver jewellery and six luxury watches were purportedly stolen from there and then recovered. The four accused including the Nawada MP_s bodyguard, domestic servant, apartment security guard and another accomplice entered his flat yesterday when he was away in Delhi. Jul 9, 2014

Shilpa and Raj Kundra launches _Satyug Mera Gold Plan_

Mumbai, July 9 (ANI): Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty Kundra along with her husband Raj Kundra announced a new gold plan named _Satyug Mera Gold Plan_ by Satyug Gold, a jewelry company promoted by them, in Mumbai recently. The plan allows customers to accumulate physical gold through the benefit of _Monthly rupee average pricing_. Speaking on the occasion Shilpa said her foremost aim through this plan is to make gold affordable for everyone in the country. The plan enables customers to buy gold from just Rs.50 per day and is backed by IDBI Trusteeship as trustees of the gold and Brinks. It has no lock-in period, no storage charges, no hidden fees and it provides 24 karat gold coins on redemption. Satyug at present has seven retail outlets, and plans to increase this number to 50 nation-wide by the end of the current fiscal. Jul 9, 2014

Amit Shah named BJP national President

New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party_s parliamentary board on Wednesday approved the elevation of Amit Shah - Prime Minister Narendra Modi_s close aide and general secretary - as national president of the party. The announcement to this regard was made by outgoing BJP president and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at a press conference in Delhi. Jul 9, 2014

ISD facility for cross border traders in Kashmir

Poonch, July 09 (ANI): In order to boost LoC trade, the central government and the Kashmir government agreed to provide ISD calling facility to the traders of India and Pakistan for enhanced cross border communication between the nations. Custodian of Chakan Da Bagh Cross Loc Poonch, Bashir Ahmed Loan, said that the facility would allow traders to discuss issues and thus people from both sides would be benefited. The facility has also been hailed by the traders who feel that this would foster communication and benefit traders from both sides. Cross-LoC trade between Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) was started in October 2008. Jul 9, 2014

Satish Upadhyay appointed Delhi BJP chief

New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): BJP leader Satish Upadhyay was appointed as the new party President of the Delhi Unit. BJP president Rajnath Singh announced Upadhyay_s appointment late last night. Upadhyay succeeded Harsh Vardhan, who had resigned from the post after being elected an MP from Chandni Chowk and elevated to the Union Cabinet. Upadhyay, who is also the Chairman of South Delhi Municipal Corporation_s Standing Committee, said that he will strengthen the organization and put people_s expectations before party. Jul 9, 2014

SC issues notice to Salman Khan in Black buck poaching case

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued a notice to actor Salman Khan on Rajasthan government_s plea challenging the HC order suspending his conviction in the black buck killing case. The court has asked Salman, who was sentenced to five years in jail by a trial court, to file reply within four weeks. Jul 9, 2014

Ukraine rejects truce talks until rebels disarm

Ukraine brushes off strong European pressure and rejects talks with pro-Russian rebels on a truce to halt a bloody insurgency convulsing the ex-Soviet nation until they lay down their arms.Duration:00:43 Jul 9, 2014

China's own dreamliner prepares for takeoff

AFPTV is given exclusive access to a state-owned Chinese company that is building jets for the booming local market in direct competition to Boeing and Airbus. Duration:01:01 Jul 9, 2014

TMC, AAP protest against BJP over alleged Parliament scuffle

New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): The Trinamool Congress and Aam Aadmi Party protested on Wednesday against the Bharatiya Janata Party over the alleged scuffle that took place in Parliament on Tuesday. TMC MPs claimed that some BJP MPs threatened to beat them up in the Lok Sabha and that a BJP MP was drunk in Parliament. After the Rail Budget was announced, TMC MPs trooped to the well of the House, protesting against the Budget. Some BJP MP_s followed them to the well accusing the TMC of disrupting proceedings. There was a heated exchange of words and members from the two sides nearly came to blows. Jul 9, 2014

Supervisory committee to inspect Mullaperiyar dam on July 17

iruvananthapuram, July 09 (ANI): A supervisory committee set up to raise the water storage level in Mullaperiyar reservoir to 142 feet, in accordance with the directions of the Supreme Court, will inspect the dam on July 17. Additional chief secretary of water resources in Kerala said the water level in Mullaperiyar dam was low due to weak monsoon and it was difficult to share dam water with neighbouring Tamil Nadu. Kurian added the committee would be able to come to a solution only after inspecting the dam. Jul 9, 2014

India, UK discuss ways to strengthen mutual cooperation

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): UK Chancellor of Exchequer George Osborne and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met for the Seventh Round of The UK-India Economic and Financial Dialogue and discussed ways to strengthen mutual cooperation and further boost trade and investment between the two countries. Earlier, British foreign secretary, William Hague, and Osborne met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss plans for more British investment in Indian infrastructure. Jul 9, 2014