Writ petition filed against TMC MP Tapas Pal

Kolkata, July 09 (ANI): A writ petition has been filed against TMC MP Tapas Pal who came in controversies over his statement in which he said that he will send his boys to rape the CPI (M) women. Petitioner's lawyer Subrata Mukhopadhyay said that the case is open for hearing and the Court has questioned Pal for his misbehaviour. He added that the State will be questioned over inaction regarding his statement not considering the fact that he is a political leader. Jul 9, 2014

Politicos welcome court's move to reject clean chit to Raja Bhaiya

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday welcomed CBI's decision to reject the closure report giving clean chit to Samajwadi Party leader, Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya, in the killing of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Zia-ul-Haq. CPI leader, Atul Anjan, welcomed the court's decision. NCP leader, Tariq Anwar, also backed the court's decision and pressed the demand for further investigation into the case. Echoing similar views, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said the party respects the court's decision. Meanwhile, SP leader, Naresh Agarwal, slammed the court's decision. Jul 9, 2014

BJD hits out at BJP over rail budget

Bhubaneswar, July 09 (ANI): Biju Janata Dal leaders, on Wednesday, accused Bharatiya Janata Party of step motherly attitude towards Odisha after Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government unveiled its maiden railway budget. Jul 9, 2014

Iran warns of 'human catastrophe' in Gaza

Iran's foreign ministry on Wednesday condemned Israeli air raids in the Gaza Strip, calling on the West to urge the Jewish state to prevent a "human catastrophe".  Jul 9, 2014

Need to moderate inflation a lot more: Arun Jaitley on Economic Survey

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday reacted on Economic Survey for 2013-14 saying that inflation needs to be moderated a lot more. Jaitley also said that the fiscal deficit for this year is projected as 4.5 and requires a downward movement. The Economic Survey for the year 2013-2014 projected the GDP growth at 5.4-5.9% for the current financial year. Jul 9, 2014

Amit Shah takes charge as BJP president, politicos react

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): The crowning of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's close aid Amit Shah as the new BJP president drew reactions from political leaders on Wednesday. Shah was today appointed BJP president, marking Gujarat's firm grip over the ruling dispensation after Modi's elevation as Prime Minister. Shah was appointed to the top post at a meeting of Parliamentary Board where incumbent Rajnath Singh resigned after tenure of one-and-a-half years. Jul 9, 2014

Venkaiah Naidu appeals to parties to maintain peace and decorum in Parliament

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): Commenting on the alleged scuffle between the BJP and TMC, members of parliament, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday appealed to all political parties to maintain peace and decorum in Parliament. He also asserted that traditions and rules of the Parliament should be duly followed by the members. He said that if Parliament goes on well and important discussion takes place then everybody should coordinate in it. He further added that government is always ready to have discussion on all the important issues. Jul 9, 2014

Politicos give mixed reactions on Modi govt's first Rail Budget

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): The first rail budget of Narendra Modi led BJP government which was presented by Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda in the Parliament on Tuesday has drawn mixed political reactions. BJP leader Captain Abhimanyu has welcomed the budget saying that India has got such a modulated Budget after a long time. Meanwhile, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that something new was being expected in the budget which did not come out. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that the expectations were high but the new government could not fulfil them. CPI leader Atul Anjan stated that the rail budget was disappointing and the promise of bullet train is over exaggerated. Jul 9, 2014

2 dead, 3 injured in bomb blast in Faizabad Court premises

Faizabad, July 09 (ANI): At least two persons were killed and three others injured on Wednesday in a bomb blast which was followed by firing inside a court in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad. According to reports, former UP legislator Sonu Singh's brother Monu and others were attacked inside the court. An advocate eye witness gave the account of the incident. Jul 9, 2014

B Purushothaman says Governors can_t be treated like clerks, politicos react

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): Governor Vakkom B Purushothaman_s remark garnered reactions from political leaders on Wednesday. Breaking his silence over his transfer from Mizoram to Nagaland, Purushothaman said that Governors cannot be treated like clerks and that he plans to resign in protest on July 11. Jul 9, 2014

BJP workers celebrate Amit Shah_s appointment as party_s national President

Kanpur/ Lucknow/ Bangalore, July 09 (ANI): BJP workers on Wednesday celebrated the appointment of leader Amit Shah as the party_s national President. BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi congratulated Amit Shah praising his ministerial skills. Also BJP MLA from Bangalore Ashvath Narayan said that the entire country is in a celebration mood on the occasion of Amit Shah_s announcement as the party_s national President. Workers in Kanpur also celebrated and said that Amit Shah has shown his capabilities during elections in Uttar Pradesh by gaining majority seats. Jul 9, 2014

Politicos react on TMC-BJP scuffle in Parliament

New Delhi, July 9 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday reacted over Tuesday_s TMC- BJP scuffle in which TMC workers accused BJP lawmakers of abusing and threatening their women lawmakers inside the parliament while they were protesting against the recently presented rail budget. Jul 9, 2014

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