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

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
Mahatma Gandhi

Britain to Erect Gandhi's Statue in London Parliament Square

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, who is the inspiration to non-violent movements worldwide, is to be installed in London's Parliament Square alongside his adversary Winston Churchil by summer 2015, the British government said on Tuesday, 8 July. 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

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

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
Islamic Fatwas

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