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

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