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Communal Violence Bill draws flak from BJP and CPI

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): The Anti-Communal Violence Bill is facing stiff opposition from the BJP and the CPI. BJP Chief Rajnath Singh raised strong objection and said that the bill is not acceptable. CPI leader D. Raja said it is the prerogative of the Parliament to examine the bill further to understand how much of rework has been done on the bill. Dec 6, 2013
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Sugar mills to get Rs 7200 crore interest-free loan: Sharad Pawar

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): A group of ministers, headed by Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, on Friday recommended a slew of incentives to the sugar industry, including 12 per cent interest subsidy on Rs. 7,200 crore loan that mills can avail of from banks for paying cane farmers. Dec 6, 2013
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Mamta Sharma on NCW's notice to AK Ganguly

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): The National Commission of Women on Friday took suo motu cognizance of the law intern case in which retired Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly was named as an accused for allegedly sexually harassing a girl. The NCW has sent two notices on the matter. One of the notices has been sent to Justice Ganguly to explain his position post the indictment by the three-member panel of the Supreme Court. The second notice has been sent to Delhi Police Commissioner as to why the action was not taken after the girl had narrated the entire incidence of harassment. Dec 6, 2013
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Khurshid will travel to Bahrain to strengthen bilateral ties: MEA

New Delhi, Dec 06 (ANI): Union foreign minister, Salman Khurshid will travel to Bahrain to strengthen bilateral ties with the island nation and also participate in the Manama dialogue which will address security issues in the Arabian Gulf region and the Middle East and also debate security challenges. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin made the announcement while addressing a news conference on Friday in New Delhi. 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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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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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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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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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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11 Chinese sandalwood smugglers arrested in West Bengal

Kolkata, Dec 06 (ANI): Custom officials arrested 11 Chinese nationals after they were caught with huge amounts of sandalwood at an airport in West Bengal. Assistant Commissioner of Customs at Kolkata said that this was the second group of Chinese nationals which was caught smuggling sandalwood on Thursday. Earlier on Wednesday, a group of six Chinese nationals were caught carrying 120 kilograms of red sandalwood while the second group of five Chinese nationals was caught carrying 150 kilograms of white sandalwood. Dec 6, 2013