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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
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Anti- apartheid hero Nelson Mandela dies at 95

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): South African anti-apartheid hero and its first elected black president Nelson Mandela died at the age of 95 at his Johannesburg home. Although Mandela had been frail and ailing for nearly a year, President Jacob Zuma's announcement late on Thursday of the death of the former president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate shook the nation. Making a national broadcast, a somber Zuma announced the time of the death as 8:50 PM. Mandela, who emerged from prison after 27 years to lead South Africa out of decades of apartheid, had faced several health scares. Dec 6, 2013
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Mandela: Remembered by those who met him

Nelson Mandela has inspired a generation of people around the world, from actors and directors to famous footballers. Some of those who knew him well share their thoughts about the man and his legacy.  Dec 6, 2013