Elephant patrols seek to protect Indonesia's rainforests

Indonesian men ride on Sumatran elephants as they patrol though dense jungle in the west of the tropical archipelago, warriors on the front line of the fight against illegal logging and poaching. Duration: 01:09 Feb 11, 2015

Politicos react as Nitish flies MLAs to Delhi, to parade them before President

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Former Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Nitish Kumar will today meet President Pranab Mukherjee seeking his intervention to break the political stalemate over change of guard in the state. Kumar is likely to parade 130 MLAs supporting him at Rashtrapati Bhavan to show that he enjoys a majority in Bihar Assembly. Politicos gave reactions on the same. Feb 11, 2015

Modi temple in Gujarat draws supporters

Rajkot, Feb 11 (ANI): People of Rajkot city thronged a temple dedicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The temple in Kothariya village is drawing supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from neighbouring villages also. It took around two years to build the temple and initially had a photograph of Modi. It rose to prominence after Modis win in general elections last year. Ramesh Undhad, who donated funds for temple building, said it took nearly four years to get Modis idol made. Undhad added that fans considered Modi as second Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, one of Indias most looked-up statesmen. Meanwhile, village head, Mansukh Thumar, said that everyday prayers are conducted in the temple. Feb 11, 2015

BS Bassi briefs about summon to Naresh Balyan and Sunanda Murder case

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday briefed about summon to AAP leader Naresh Balyan in illegal liquor seizure case and about Sunanda Pushkar murder case. Bassi said that Balyan had asked not to summon him till elections so he will now be summoned and enquired. He added that if Balyan still does not turn up legal course of action shall be taken against him. Bassi also gave information regarding probe in Sunanda Pushkar murder case saying that Shashi Tharoor shall be summoned again to get some clarifications in the case. Feb 11, 2015

Textile industry expects tax cuts in upcoming budget

Surat, Feb 11 (ANI): Manufacturers in textile industry in Gujarat expect tax cuts from the Central government in upcoming budget to help the industry come out of crisis. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will on February 28 present his first full-year budget, seeking to put Asia's third-largest economy on a path of 7-8 percent growth over the next two years. In Surat, industrialists said they were facing crisis due to rise in prices of raw materials like yarn and colour chemicals. A favourable budget will being relief for one-and-a-half million people associated with the industry, he added. Vakharia also hoped for relaxation in prices of acquiring land. Investors and manufacturers have long advocated the GST as a way to simplify taxes while broadening the tax base, adding as much as 2 percentage points to economic growth in India. Feb 11, 2015

President chairs Governors conference of all states

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday (February 11) met governors and lieutenant governors of states and union territories to discuss emerging challenges and other issues. The two-day governors conference will discuss issues like security, with main focus on borders, finance, sanitation, employment and on achievement of flagship schemes and projects. This is the first conference after Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government came to power in May last year. As per media reports, plans like Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' or Clean India campaign, skill development, etc will also be discussed. Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley were also present at the conference. Feb 11, 2015

Household debt keeps Thailand Southeast Asia's sick man

With a monthly wage dwarfed by his payments to loan sharks, Non is among millions of Thais sinking in debt. But spiraling household debt is just one of a plethora of problems dragging on a stuttering Thai economy. Duration: 01:40 Feb 11, 2015

Ukrainian president visits wounded

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko makes an unplanned visit to a hospital in Kramatorsk after rockets killed more than 10 civilians and soldiers earlier in the day. Holding shrapnel retrieved from Feb 11, 2015

Okhla MLA says probe will be demanded in Batla encounter case, politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Okhla MLA from AAP Amanatullah Khan has said that Batla encounter case was fake and he will demand fresh probe into the case. Reacting to this, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that there is no harm in probing a case which is doubted as fake. Meanwhile, AAP leader HS Phoolka said that this is Khan's personal view and the party does not share it. Feb 11, 2015

Requested for Centre's assistance for development of Delhi: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Wednesday met Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu along with AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal. Sisodia said that they have requested for Centre's assistance for development of Delhi and also raised some major issues like giving full statehood to Delhi. He said that Naidu has assured full support in issues regarding development to the state. Feb 11, 2015