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Brave girl from Assam gets herself kidnapped to save 10 kids

Assam, Dec 06 (ANI): She was just 14 years old but when danger struck she proved that she has what it takes to save lives, even if it means putting herself in danger. In an act of bravery, 14-year-old Gunjan Sarmah volunteered to be kidnapped in order to save the lives of 10 other kids from their school van at Simaluguri in Sivasagar district of Assam. She managed to escape the dense forests on Assam-Nagaland border where she was abandoned by the kidnapper and reached a house located in the tea garden where people helped her informing the police. Chief minister Tarun Gogoi has announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh for Gunjan for her bravery. The government has asked Sivasagar deputy commissioner to nominate Gunjan for the National Bravery Awards. Dec 6, 2013
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BSF personnel exchange fire with Maoists to rescue kidnapped villagers

Malkangiri, Dec 06 (ANI): In order to rescue villagers kidnapped by the rebels, the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, in Malkangiri district of Odisha, engaged in a gun battle with Maoists, in which a trooper was injured. The rebels kidnapped three villagers, including a son of village body's chief. One victim escaped from the clutches of the rebels during the gun battle while others are yet to be rescued. Dec 6, 2013
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Singing, dancing Sowetans pay tribute to Mandela

Residents of Soweto, the bedrock of black resistance against apartheid rule, sang and danced as they paid their respects to the late peace icon Nelson Mandela outside his former home on Friday. Duration: 01:01 Dec 6, 2013
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SC must protect dignity of the woman: Kapil SIbal on AK Ganguly

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday said that he was disappointed with the Apex Court for not proceeding against the former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly in the alleged sexual harassment case. On Thursday, the Supreme Court said an inquiry had concluded that Ganguly indulged in "unwelcome verbal/non-verbal conduct of sexual nature" in a five-star hotel in Delhi in December. Chief Justice P Sathasivam, however, said the no follow up action would be taken as Justice Ganguly had retired when the alleged violation took place. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Sibal said that SC must protect the dignity of the woman. Dec 6, 2013
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Politicos demand AK Ganguly's resignation over sexual harassment charges

New Delhi/ Kolkata, Dec 06 (ANI): Politicians on Friday demanded resignation of former Supreme Court Justice, AK Ganguly over allegations of sexually assaulting a law intern. The three-judge committee of the Supreme Court which probed the complaint filed by the law graduate against Ganguly said that there was prima facie evidence. The TMC pressed on its demand for a legal action against Ganguly. Meanwhile, BJP spokesperson, Prakash Javadekar said that he should immediately step down. Dec 6, 2013
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5-day state mourning for true Gandhian Nelson Mandela in India

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): India will observe five-day state mourning as a mark of respect for former South African President and anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday. The government on Friday said the national flag would fly at half-mast till Tuesday. Earlier on Friday, both houses of Parliament were adjourned after tributes to Mandela, a rare gesture for a foreign national. Dec 6, 2013
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Activists lambast Farooq Abdullah over sexist remark

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): Union New and Renewable Energy minister Farooq Abdullah's shocker of a statement on Friday saying he was now afraid of women to the extent that he won't keep them as secretaries any more had activists across the country raising eyebrows in unison against the sexist remark. Dec 6, 2013
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Activists lambast Farooq Abdullah over sexist remark

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): Union New and Renewable Energy minister Farooq Abdullah's shocker of a statement on Friday saying he was now afraid of women to the extent that he won't keep them as secretaries any more had activists across the country raising eyebrows in unison against the sexist remark. Dec 6, 2013
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World leaders bow in respect to Mandela

The death of South Africa's liberation leader Nelson Mandela has unleashed a chorus of awed respect from across the worlds of politics, religion, sport and culture. Duration: 02:09 Dec 6, 2013
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Justice Ganguly case: FIR lodged but victim has to come in front, says BCI

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): After Mamata Banerjee wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee urging action against accused Former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly, Bar Council of India Chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said that police can for sure lodge an FIR in the case but the victim has to come in front and speak up. He said that till the time the girl doesn't comes up and give any statement, any action on the part of police is not possible. Mishra also said that this has to be seen too that under which law FIR is to be lodged as the incident happened before February 2013 when the amendments in the laws were made. Dec 6, 2013
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Dalai Lama, Anna Hazare express grief over demise of Nelson Mandela

New Delhi, Dec 6 (ANI): Spiritual Leader The Dalai Lama and Social Activist Anna Hazare on Friday expressed grief over the demise of anti-apartheid crusader and former South African President, Nelson Mandela. The Dalai Lama said Mandela is a man of courage, principle and unquestionable integrity. Dec 6, 2013
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Police arrest 8 PLFI Maoists in Jharkhand

Palamu, Dec 06 (ANI): Eight Maoists of People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) were arrested by police in Jharkhand. Police also recovered arms and ammunitions from their possession in the Palamu district. The arrested Maoists include Laxman Yadav, who is said to be the zonal commander of PLFI. Yadav is accused of abducting three bank officials in the state a few months ago. Maoist guerrillas are active in 18 of the 24 districts of the state, police said. Dec 6, 2013