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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Clerics Defend Right to Issue Fatwas

Muslim Clerics have opposed the Supreme Court ruling, barring them from forcefully imposing fatwas on an individual, citing that it is their constitutional right. Jul 9, 2014

Amit Shah likely to be announced BJP president today

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi_s close aide and BJP general secretary Amit Shah is expected to be announced as the next party president. The BJP Parliamentary Board is expected to announce Shah_s name after its meeting in the capital on Wednesday. Shah will be replacing Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh if he becomes the party President. Jul 9, 2014

Police arrest three Maoists in Jharkhand

Palamu, July 09 (ANI): Police arrested three Maoists with arms and ammunition in Palamu district of Jharkhand. Acting on a tip-off, a special police team conducted search operation and arrested three members of new ultra outfit _Sashastra People_s Morcha_ (SPM) while two others escaped. Superintendent of Police, Y S Ramesh, said they were involved in setting ablaze three machines of a private firm, which were engaged in implementing social forestry project. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. 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

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

CII hails railway budget

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) hailed the railway budget that sought public-private partnerships to finance the bulk of future railway projects to modernize the vast but underfunded network. Indian railways minister Sadananda Gowda_s move to push private investment signals the appetite Prime Minister Narendra Modi_s new government has for taking tough and unpopular decisions he said are needed to revive the economy. CII vice-president, Raj Seth, said railways lacked adequate infrastructure to meet the demands. Jul 9, 2014

Technology will be used to maximum for services: Railway Board Chairman

New Delhi, July 09 (ANI): Safety, cleanliness, improved technology and tourism were the focus areas of the railway budget, said railway board chairman Arunendra Kumar. Kumar said technology was being used in a big way and the focus was also made on rail tourism. Meanwhile, Kumar also said resources were required in railways and he looked forwards to investments. In his maiden rail budget, Railway Minister, Sadananda Gowda, said his ministry would seek cabinet approval for allowing FDI in railways, but passenger services would be excluded. However he did not give details on how he will attract investors. Jul 9, 2014