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Mandela statue unveiled on Reconciliation Day

A nine-metre statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled Monday on a holiday dedicated to reconciliation, 24 hours after the solemn burial of the icon credited with South Africa's peaceful transition. Duration: 01:10 Dec 16, 2013
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Bangladesh sees protest and celebrations after Abdul Quader Mollah's execution

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): 42 years after Bangladesh's liberation war, the first war criminal, top Jamaat e Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah was tried, convicted and hanged on 12 December. His execution however infuriated the Jamaat-Shibir cadres who have wrecked havoc on the streets and towns of Bangladesh, attacking minorities, burning public property and targeting intellectuals. Mollah had refused to seek presidential clemency after the Supreme Court's dismissal of his review petition. He was buried at his home in Faridpur's Sadar Upazila at the family graveyard at Amirabad village at around 4.20 a.m. after funeral prayers. Dec 16, 2013
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BSE closes points 50.14 down on Dec 16

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 50.14 points down to stand at 20,665.44. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 13.70 points down to stand at 6,154.70. Glaxosmithkline Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 18.58% and 12.68% along with Indian Hotels and SSLT with an increase of 8.25% and 4.12% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Sobha Developers Ltd. and Wockhardt with a decrease of 7.75% and 5.44% along with Pipavav Defence and JetAir India with a decrease of 4.90% and 4.49% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 93.25 points at 11,941.09 while the banking sector is down 6.07 points at 12,963.43 and the realty sector is down 1.35 points at 1,338.52. The Indian currency is up 0.23% at Rs 61.98 per dollar. Dec 16, 2013
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People of Bangladesh hold protests against Jamaat-E-Islami

Dhaka, Dec 16: Mostafa Hawlader, who testified against Jamaat-e-Islami leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee in war crimes trial, was brutally attacked at his house on December 8. The family of 55-year-old, who later succumbed to his injuries, held the Jamaat responsible for the "planned attack". His death was decried by the people and supporters of People’s Resurgence Platform, Gano Jagoron Manch, who held protests against the killing. The incident exposes the violent face of Jamaat-e-Islami, the largest Islamic party in Bangladesh. Dec 16, 2013
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Celebs at Godrej Eon Tour de India 2013

Mumbai, Dec 16 (ANI): Bollywood celebrities like John Abraham and Shekhar Suman were spotted at the Godrej Eon Tour de India 2013 in the showbiz capital, Mumbai recently. At the cyclothon, Shekhar said it's great to see people's enthusiasm towards cycling. Well.it's great to see you all lending your support to an event like this!!! Dec 16, 2013
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Urs of Sayed Shekh Nizamuddin Balkhi: Breaking communal barriers

Agra, Dec 16 (ANI): India is a land of amazing diversity. Yet, people from different communities have lived here together for centuries in harmony. This is visible across the country. One such example comes from Agra in Uttar Pradesh. Here, the Urs of Sayed Shekh Nizamuddin Balkhi is celebrated by people from different communities with fervour and enthusiasm. Dec 16, 2013
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Fodder Scam: Lalu out of jail on bail

Ranchi, Dec 16 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Monday walked out of the Birsa Munda Central Jail in Ranchi after he was granted bail by the Supreme Court on Friday in the infamous Fodder Scam. Alleging that the CBI of doing injustice to him Lalu said he was now ready to take on his political rivals including BJP's PM Candiate, Narendra Modi. Dec 16, 2013
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Riyazuddin: Living embodiment of communal harmony

Ahmadnagar, Dec 16 (ANI): India is home to many people who walk that extra mile to keep alive the tradition of communal harmony that is a hallmark of the country's culture. Riyazuddin from Ahmadnagar, in India's western state of Maharashtra, is one such person. Despite being a Muslim he has always been fond of visiting Hindu temples and performing various rituals. Dec 16, 2013