Indian's expect Modi's maiden budget to deliver basic amenities, tame inflation

Varanasi/ Kanpur/ Hyderabad, July 09 (ANI): People across country, wants respite from spiraling prices, provision of basic amenities as Narendra Modi-led government prepares to lay down its vision for the future in its maiden budget which will be presented on Thursday. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present his maiden budget in the parliament on July 10 - a document that will provide an indication of the course Modi's government wants to chart for the country's economy. Jul 9, 2014

Police use mild lathicharge and water cannons against Congress protesters in Indore

Indore, July 09 (ANI): Police used mild lathi-charge and water cannons to draw away the Congress and NSUI protesters who were protesting against the Vyapam Scam in Indore on Wednesday. The protest had turned violent when the NSUI and congress workers started pelting stones at PSC office. It is noted that Student wing of Congress, NSUI had planned a protest and enclosure of PSC office on Wednesday against PSC Scam. 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

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

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

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

Group of Indian nationals return home from Iraq

Chennai, July 09 (ANI): A group of 17 Indian nationals that was stranded in strife-torn Iraq arrived home in Chennai on Wednesday and thanked the central government for their safe return. Meanwhile, sharing the horrifying situation in Iraq, a worker said one could hardly differentiate between a civilian and a militant there. Jul 9, 2014

Only Modi and Amit Shah have seen good days: Digvijay Singh

Guna, July 09 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Wednesday slammed the new BJP government for choosing Amit Shah as the national party President. Singh said that only Narendra Modi and Amit Shah have seen good days after the new government came to power. He also ironically congratulated the party members for choosing a criminal leader as their President. Jul 9, 2014

Congress protests against price rise in Jaipur

Jaipur, July 9 (ANI): Congress party workers staged protest against spiraling inflation and policies of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) on Wednesday. The party workers protested in the front of the Collectorate. While Rajasthan Congress Chief Sachin Pilot marked a unique protest style as he took a camel cart ride to the Collectorate. Jul 9, 2014

RSS hails appointment of BJP s new president

Nagpur, July 9 (ANI): RSS leaders on Wednesday welcomed BJP's decision to appoint Amit Shah as party's new national president. A senior leader of RSS, Virag Pachpore, said Shah, a close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is capable of taking the responsibility that comes with the post. Another RSS leader, M. G. Vaidya, said Shah's election would foster party's integrity. Jul 9, 2014