Congress stands strong over LoP post

New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): The Congress party stood strong over leader of opposition post in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday. The Congress in an effort to strengthen its claim is planning to send the letter to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan even as it is circulating a memorandum articulating its case for the post among its pre-poll allies. Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that according to law his party deserves the post as it has the appropriate numbers. Meanwhile, BJD leader Jay Panda said the discretion of granting the post lies in hands of the Speaker of the house. However, CPI leader, D Raja said debate over the post of leader of opposition should not be dragged over technicalities in the parliament. As per laws, the main opposition party in the house must have at least ten percent seats for the Leader of Opposition post. Congress has only 44 lawmakers in a 543-member house. Jul 8, 2014

Sushma Swaraj meets British Foreign Secretary to strengthen bilateral ties 2098

New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, met British Foreign Secretary, William Hague, on Tuesday to bolster bilateral ties and explore opportunities in defence and infrastructure sectors. Hague along with British Finance Minister, George Osborne, arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed by meetings with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley along with other business leaders. Earlier in the day, the British ministers visited the Gandhi memorial in New Delhi and paid obeisance to the global icon for peace. The arrival of Osborne and Hague is the latest in a series of high-profile visits by foreign governments keen to build strong relations with Narendra Modi and to position themselves for a possible further opening up of India's defence industry. Jul 8, 2014

Congress protests against Sadananda Gowda outside his residence over Rail Budget

New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): Congress leaders and workers staged protest against Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda outside his residence in New Delhi on Tuesday. Party protested against Gowda over his maiden Rail budget and shouted anti- party slogan. The party workers tried to stop Gowda's car while the police personnels were trying to control the crowd. Congress leader Mukesh Sharma also stepped on Gowda's name plate and demanded rolling back of rail fares by the government.Another party leader Haroon Yusuf said that the budget is in direction to benefit Enterpreneurs like Adani and Ambani. Earlier in the day, the Railway Minister presented 2014-2015 Rail budget which received mixed reactions from political arena. Jul 8, 2014

Sadananda Gowda on his Rail Budget

New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda, who presented the maiden Railway Budget 2014 of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, described it as a growth-oriented one. While presenting the rail budget, the Railway Minister also announced a slew of measures for giving passenger friendly services. Jul 8, 2014

Political leaders take 2014-15 Rail Budget with different perspectives

New Delhi/ Patna, July 08 (ANI): As Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda presented the rail budget on Tuesday, political leaders take the much awaited budget with different perspectives. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said that the PPP concept was already tried by him earlier and won’t affect the Indian Railways in any way. Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said that there is no use of this budget as still many railway tracks are incomplete in UP. BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal welcomed the budget on different aspects. Jul 8, 2014

Congress reacts on Sadananda Gowda's Rail Budget

New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): As Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda presented the rail budget on Tuesday, Congress leaders Manish Tewari, Ashok Chavan Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury slammed the budget over various issues. Jul 8, 2014

BJP reacts on Sadananda Gowda's Rail Budget

New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): As Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda presented the rail budget on Tuesday, BJP leaders Venkaiah Naidu and Ravi Shankar Prasad welcomed the budget on various issues. Jul 8, 2014

Narendra Modi on Rail Budget Part - 2

New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): Terming NDA government's maiden Rail Budget as the 'real Indian budget', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Railway budget is a stepping stone for new growth phase. Modi said that the budget is a forward-looking 'growth engine' and will promote transparency and integrity. He claimed that for the first time the overall development has been looked at while making the Railway Budget. Jul 8, 2014

Narendra Modi on Rail Budget Part - 1

New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): Terming NDA government's maiden Rail Budget as the 'real Indian budget', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Railway budget is a stepping stone for new growth phase. Modi said that the budget is a forward-looking 'growth engine' and will promote transparency and integrity. He claimed that for the first time the overall development has been looked at while making the Railway Budget. Jul 8, 2014

Congress, BSP attack Sadananda Gowda over Railway Budget

Chandigarh/ New Delhi, July 8 (ANI): Speaking on Railway Budget, Former Railway Minister, Pawan Bansal targeted BJP saying that they spoke nothing new. Further, BSP chief, Mayawati asked how will proposed modernization take place when Rail minister has said that ministry is in losses. Jul 8, 2014

JD (U) MLAs protest against OP Dhankar, file FIR

Patna, July 08 (ANI): JD (U) MLAs and workers on Tuesday staged protest against BJP leader OP Dhankar over his 'Bihari wives for Haryana men' remark outside Bihar Assembly in Patna. The party workers shouted slogans against the BJP and alleged that BJP is functioning against Bihar and the state's women. The party filed an FIR against Dhankar and said that they will collect evidence against Sushil Kumar Modi too who supported Dhankar's statement. Patna DSP Mohd. Shibli Nomani confirmed that FIR is filed and that the team is looking into the matter. Jul 8, 2014

Mahatma Gandhi's statue to stand in front of British parliament

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague on Tuesday said that a statue of Mahatma Gandhi will be erected outside the Palace of Westminster in Parliament Square next year. Britain's Chancellor George Osborne and Foreign Secretary William Hague are on a two-day trip to India. They are looking to open up investment opportunities for UK firms in India's defence and infrastructure sector, and attract Indian investment into Britain. Jul 8, 2014