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Bangladesh political unrest affects cross border trade with India

West Bengal, Dec 06 (ANI): Political turmoil in poll-bound Bangladesh has affected cross border trade with India, putting a halt on exchange of businesses between the two nations. On November 25, the Election Commission announced that elections would be held on January 05. The BNP has rejected any attempt to hold an election until it is satisfied a neutral interim administration is in place without Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The strike on Thursday adversely affected the truck drivers, especially their daily wages. Stationary trucks loaded with goods were seen at the parking area, bearing the brunt of the strike. Dec 6, 2013
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AMU suspends professor after sexual harassment charge

Aligarh, Dec 06 (ANI): The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) suspended a Law Department professor following a complaint of sexual harassment against him by a girl student of LLM first year. Mohammad Shabbir, chairman, department of law has been has been suspended on charges of misconduct following the complaint. The university registrar Captain Shahrukh Shamshad said the accused Professor Shabbir was suspended following the women cell recorded statements of the girl student as well as the faculty members. Dec 6, 2013
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Farooq Abdullah now fears women, won't keep them as secretaries

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): Reacting to law graduate's sexual harassment case against retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly, Union New & Renewable Energy minister, Farooq Abdullah on Friday made a shocker of a statement saying he was now afraid of women to the extent that he won’t keep them as secretaries any more. Dec 6, 2013
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BJP meets Bangladesh envoy over violence against minorities

Kolkata, Dec 06 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party leaders in West Bengal visited Bangladesh High Commission and raised the issue of violence against minorities in the poll-bound nation. A seven-member team visited the Bangladesh High Commission on Thursday and submitted a memorandum to end violence on minorities. Rahul Sinha, President of BJP unit in West Bengal said that Indian government should raise the issue with Bangladesh. Sinha said it is disappointing to see that no one from ruling Congress party or even West Bengal government have spoken against it. Dec 6, 2013
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Politicos surprised at Farooq Abdullahs sexist comment

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): Union New & 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 politicos from both Congress and BJP visibly shocked and concerned. Dec 6, 2013
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India mourns death of Nelson Mandela

New Delhi, Dec 6 (ANI): India mourned the death of South Africa's anti-apartheid crusader and former President, Nelson Mandela, who passed away at the age of 95. President Pranab Mukherjee called South Africa's anti-apartheid hero Mandela an icon of humanity and a crusader against injustice, comparing him to India's iconic freedom leader Mahatma Gandhi. Mandela died peacefully at home at the age of 95 on Thursday after months of fighting a lung infection. Meanwhile, PM Manmohan Singh while paying tribute to Mandela said it is as much India's loss as South Africa's and Mandela was a true Gandhian. In India, Mandela is highly revered for adopting methods of non-violence and peace to achieve his political objects against apartheid system, which were espoused by Mahatma Gandhi, leader of independence struggle. After the demise of Mandela, the National Flag of South Africa at the High Commission in New Delhi was seen flying at half-mast on Friday morning. Dec 6, 2013
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Nation pays homage to BR Ambedkar on his 57th death anniversary

New Delhi, Dec 6 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other top leaders paid homage to father of Indian Constitution, Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, on his 57th death anniversary in New Delhi on Thursday. Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, who is also known as Babasaheb, is remembered as India's Constitution architect and social reformer across the nation. He was a Jurist, politician, anthropologist and a historian, who revived Buddhism in India. Top leaders of India including members of ruling Congress party and the main opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were present during an event organized on the occasion. Dec 6, 2013
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Manish Tewari condoles Nelson Mandela's death

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Friday condoled the passing away of South Africa's first elected black President and a global anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that Mandel and his party had a huge contribution in dismantling the racist policies and apartheid in South Africa. 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
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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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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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Japan agency offers travel for your teddy bear

Unable to get to that must-see tourist site but can't bear for your teddy to miss out? Then Japan has just the thing for you -- a travel agency that takes stuffed toys on package tours and even provides the holiday snaps to prove it. Duration: 02:12 Dec 6, 2013
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Cape Town mourns Nelson Mandela's death

Cape Town, Dec 06 (ANI): After former South African President Nelson Mandela died ailing from a prolonged lung infection at his Johannesburg home, people in Cape Town expressed their shock and sadness. Mandela, the country's first black president helped and guided South Africa through bloodshed and turmoil to democracy. For Cape Town resident, Julia Rose Suttie who shares a birthday with Mandela, the news was shocking. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma said Mandela would receive a full state funeral, and ordered flags to be flown at half mast. Dec 6, 2013