Tax exemption, women_s incentives, infrastructural reforms expected in upcoming budget

Kolkata/ New Delhi, July 7 (ANI): While the common Indian pinned hopes on the Modi government for tax exemption and women_s incentives, experts looked forward to the upcoming budget as a check on inflation and a boost to investment and infrastructure. The Union Budget will be presented by the Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, on July 10. A resident of Kolkata, Manoj Dalal, hoped the budget would bring relief to women. Another resident of the city, Sanjay Shroff, hoped that the Modi government would bail the people out of the tax burden. Jul 7, 2014

Ready for discussion on all issues in Parliament: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, July 07 (ANI): The 42-day-long Budget Session of Parliament will begin from Monday and will have 28 sittings. During this period, Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government_s first Railway and General Budgets on July 8 and July 10 respectively. Meanwhile, all party meeting was called today before the Parliament session. Talking to medaipersons after the meeting, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that all parties will be included in the standing committees, chairmanship will be according to rules. He also said that no one raised the issue of Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the meeting. He added that the government is ready for discussion on all issues in the Parliament. Jul 7, 2014

Indians seek improved facilities in Modi_s maiden railway budget

Thiruvananthapuram / Bhubaneswar /Amritsar, July 07 (ANI): Passengers of Indian Railways are expecting improved facilities, cleanliness and more trains from the Modi governments maiden railway budget. Indians see the railways, which transport an estimated 25 million people each day, as a service for the _common man_. In Kerala, daily commuters said they expected Narendra Modi-led government to charge normal fares and enhanced facilities. Another Passenger, Ramachandran, said he wanted more coaches to avoid rush. In Odisha state, commuters complained about poor facilities and delayed train timings and hoped the upcoming budget would solve the issues. Jul 7, 2014

Court hands Palestinian-US teen 9 days house arrest

A Jerusalem court ordered Sunday that a Palestinian American teenager, who was allegedly beaten in police custody, be released to house arrest for nine days pending an investigation into stone-throwing allegations. Duration: 01:07 Jul 7, 2014

At least 21 killed in Kenya coastal attacks

At least 21 people have been killed in new attacks in Kenya_s Lamu coastal region, the area where some 60 people were massacred last month, Kenyan authorities said Sunday. Duration: 01:24 Jul 7, 2014

Kenya officials say over 20 killed in Lamu coastal region

More than 20 people are confirmed killed in attacks in Kenya's coastal Lamu region, officials said Sunday, with police blaming regional separatists despite a claim of responsibility from Somalia's Islamist Shebab rebels. Duration: 01:04 Jul 6, 2014

Israeli rockets hits farm in Rafah, Gaza

Israeli warplanes attacked three sites in southern Gaza, targeting training camps of Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas's military wing, in Rafah and Khan Yunis, as well as an empty field in Khan Yunis. Duration: 01:05 Jul 6, 2014

Just raised right issues that went wrong: OP Dhankar

Gurgaon, July 06 (ANI): Giving clarification over his controversial 'Bihari wives for Haryana men' remark, BJP leader OP Dhankar said that he just raised a right issue that was interpreted wrong and converted into a controversy. He said that the issue was respect of the women who don't get respect in certain illegal marriages. He advocated for their respect and said that such marriages should be made legal. Dhankar also apologized for hurting sentiments of people and raised concern over differentiating sex ratio. Jul 6, 2014

Haven't done anything wrong, welcome any probe if required: HD Kumaraswamy

Bangalore, July 06 (ANI): Refuting allegations of asking for bribe which surfaced after a CD showed him demanding Rs 20 crore from a person to give away his party's seat for the Upper House, Former Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy said that he had not done anything wrong. He said that he is ready for any probe if required and is not afraid of anything. Further, Kumaraswamy also alleged that the system goes on within every party and Congress and other parties too ask for bribes and offer bribes for their vested interest. Jul 6, 2014

15 released Indian labourers return home from war torn Iraq

Navsari, July 06 (ANI): As many as 15 Indian workers, who were trapped in war torn Iraq, arrived in Navsari city of Gujarat on Sunday to join their relieved families. Earlier during the day, a group of 200 Indian workers stranded in Iraq arrived in New Delhi and 46 freed nurses, who were abducted by suspected Islamist militants in Iraq, also arrived home in Kochi on Saturday. A group of 78 workers belonging to Andhra Pradesh also reached India the same day. Jasoda, wife of freed Indian worker, Praveen Bhai, said the safe return of her husband has brought immense relief to her and her family. Jul 6, 2014