Congress criticizes study tour of UP MLAs

New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): Congress leader Jagdambika Pal on Wednesday slammed the Samajwadi Party for insensitivity after reports emerged that MLAs from the state are going on extravagant study tours abroad at the time when Muzaffarnagar riot victims are dying due to cold. Over 20 MLAs will leave on Wednesday on a tour which covers five countries in 20 days. The MLAs will travel to Turkey, Greece, UK, UAE and Netherlands. Jan 8, 2014

Train fire kills nine in Mumbai-Dehradun Express train

Thane/ New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): Chairman of India's railway board Arunendra Kumar confirmed that nine people have died and one injured in a fire that broke out on the Bandra-Dehradun Express in Thane district of Maharashtra. Fire broke out in three coaches of the train early on Wednesday killing at least 9 people and injuring others. Reportedly, the fire broke out in three sleeper coaches of the train. Further Arunendra Kumar said inspection is going on as the cause of fire is ascertained. Jan 8, 2014

Mumbai-Dehradun Express fire: Railway Minister "deeply pained", announces Rs.5 lakh ex-gratia to vic

New Delhi, Jan 8 (ANI): Railway Minister Mallikarjun Kharge has informed that he has ordered a probe in the Mumbai-Dehradun Express fire case and promised to take action after the report. Kharge also announced Rs.5 lakh ex gratia to the kin of passengers killed in the accident. Nine people were charred to death when a fire broke out in three coaches of the train near Dahanu road in neighbouring Thane district in the wee hours on Wednesday. Jan 8, 2014

Development ravages Malaysia's 'Little England'

Malaysia’s Cameron Highlands have attracted visitors for generations, but environmentalists say over-development and poor planning are destroying the area. Duration: 02:30 Jan 8, 2014

Pro-EU Ukrainians mark Orthodox Xmas in central Kiev

Pro-Europe supporters who want the president to step down celebrate the orthodox Christian Christmas, six-weeks after anti-government protests first began in the Ukrainian capital. Duration: 00:49 Jan 8, 2014

Suicide attack in Iraq wounds dozens

A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-rigged vehicle near a police station in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing four people and wounding 56. Duration: 00:29 Jan 8, 2014

Ablyazov extradition would be 'shameful': lawyer

The family and lawyers of Mukhtar Ablyazov, an exiled Kazakh businessman wanted in Russia and Ukraine, say he will not get a fair trial if their demand for extradition is approved by a French court, and could be even be killed. Duration: 01:02 Jan 8, 2014

Spanish king's daughter summoned over financial crimes

A Spanish court summoned King Juan Carlos' youngest daughter Cristina as a suspect in alleged tax and money-laundering crimes Tuesday, a historic first for a direct relative of the monarch. Duration: 00:51 Jan 8, 2014