Thai pro-govt leader shot, injured; State of emergency begins

A prominent pro-government leader was today shot and injured in northeastern Thailand, fuelling tensions in the deeply divided country as defiant opposition supporters stepped up their protest to oust Premier Yingluck Shinawatra despite emergency rule imposed in the capital.

Thai PM rejects resignation demands

Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Monday rejected protesters` demands for her resignation amid fresh clashes here though offering talks.