Coal rush ravages Borneo

A coal rush that has drawn international miners to East Kalimantan province has ravaged the capital, Samarinda, which risks becoming one giant coal pit if mining expands any further. Duration: 00:41 Dec 4, 2013

Chidambaram cautions tax evaders, offers last chance

Bangalore, Dec 04 (ANI): Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram offered one last opportunity to tax evaders to come clean and pay taxes as early as possible, during a press conference in Bangalore on Wednesday. Meanwhile, he also discussed about the Voluntary Compliance Encouragement Scheme (VCES) which was announced during the country’s financial budget of 2013-14. He also emphasized that people should make most of the government’s generosity in such schemes. Dec 4, 2013

KC Tyagi on Nawaz Sharifs statement over Kashmir

New Delhi, Dec 04 (ANI): Reacting over Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s statement that Kashmir is a flashpoint that can trigger a fourth war between Pakistan and India anytime, Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi on Wednesday said that after facing defeats in previous wars in the past, he cannot understand what made Sharif give such statement. He also said that Sharif must refrain from making such remarks. Dec 4, 2013

Kashmir could trigger another Indo-Pak war, says Sharif; BJP condemns same

New Delhi, Dec 04 (ANI): Even as Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reportedly said that Kashmir was a flashpoint and could trigger a fourth war between the two nuclear powers India and Pak at any time, the BJP on Wednesday condemned the statement saying Sharif must refrain from making such threats. Dec 4, 2013

Rayala-Telangana Proposal is unacceptable: TRS

Hyderabad, Dec 04 (ANI): Supporters of Telanagana Rashtriya Samiti (TRS) on Wednesday protested against the central government’s proposal for including two more districts in the new state of Telanagana, to be carved out of Andhra Pradesh. The party had called for protests in the region for three days, starting from Tuesday and had even appealed the Prime Minister to withdraw such proposal. Dec 4, 2013

Arunachal pays homage to 1962 war heroes

Itanagar, Dec 4 (ANI): At least 100 veterans and families of martyrs of the 1962 Chinese aggression were honoured at a three-day event organized by the Sanskar Bharati Purbottar in Itanagar. Chief Minister Nabam Tuki attended the valedictory function and felicitated family members of the martyrs along with Governor Lieutenant General (Retired) Nirbhay Sharma. The leaders praised the services rendered by Indian soldiers along the international borders. Tuki also announced the setting up of a new war memorial at Itanagar in memory of soldiers who had died in the 1962 war. The event was attended by 1962 war veteran Lt. Gen (Retd) V.M Patil, actor Mukesh Khanna and several renowned artists from across the country. Participants from the northeastern states also presented various colorful cultural programmes. Dec 4, 2013

Temporary Thai truce on eve of king's birthday

Thailand's anti-government protesters and security forces observe a temporary truce as the nation prepares to mark the birthday of the revered king, after police stepped back in a dramatic move to calm violent clashes. Duration: 01:17 Dec 4, 2013

Delhi Polls: Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung casts his vote

New Delhi, Dec 04 (ANI): Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung cast his vote on Wednesday. Talking to mediapersons, he said that as compared to other states, Delhi will have a high polling status, being the capital city. Dec 4, 2013

Delhi Police on Narayan Sais arrest

New Delhi, Dec 4 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Wednesday informed that the police force trailed a suspected vehicle and arrested Narayan Sai and Hanuman-his associate, after establishing their identities, at the Haryana-Punjab border. He further added that the entire operation was conducted by the Delhi Police. Dec 4, 2013

Delhi Polls: Kapil Sibal casts his vote

Delhi Polls: Kapil Sibal casts his vote New Delhi, Dec 04 (ANI): Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal cast his vote on Wednesday. Talking to mediapersons, he appealed to the people of Delhi to vote for the right candidate. Dec 4, 2013