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PM says anger genuine, promises women’s safety
Crackdown on protesters after a wave of violent clashes
New Delhi, December 23
With protests against the gang rape of a 23-year woman in the capital turning violent, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh tonight appealed to the people to maintain peace and calm while assuring that the government would make all possible efforts to ensure security and safety to all women in the country.

India Gate turns into virtual battlefield

New Delhi, December 23
Protesters hurl stones at police personnel during a demonstration against the Delhi gang rape at India Gate in New Delhi. The heart of the Capital today turned into a battle zone as protesters, who had gathered at India Gate demanding justice for the gang rape victim, clashed with the police, resulting in injuries to many.
Protesters hurl stones at police personnel during a demonstration against the Delhi gang rape at India Gate in New Delhi. Tribune photo: Manas Ranjan Bhui

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The Greatest says goodbye to ODIs
First and the only batsman to post a double hundred: 200 n.o. vs South Africa at Gwalior on Feb.24, 2010Chandigarh, December 23
Sachin Tendulkar has retired from One-day cricket, and the game is never going to be the same again. "I have decided to retire from the One Day format of the game," thus spoke the master today. He added that India need to prepare a team to defend their World Cup crown in 2015, implying that it's for this reason that he's retiring from One-day cricket.

First and the only batsman to post a double hundred: 200 n.o. vs South Africa at Gwalior on Feb.24, 2010

Virbhadra to take oath tomorrow
Shimla, December 23
Chief Minister-designate Virbhadra Singh will take oath on December 25 at the historic Ridge Maidan for a record sixth time. Virbhadra’s smooth selection following the Congress Legislature Party meeting on Saturday was preceded by quiet parleys involving Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and party general secretary Janardhan Diwedi, the central observers.



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Scribe killed in Imphal police firing; curfew clamped
Guwahati, December 23
A cameraperson of a local TV news channel was killed after the police opened fire at protesters in the Thangmeiband area of Imphal today. The police opened fire to disperse a mob trying to enforce a “bandh” on the second day of the general strike.

Nurse’s Death
UK prosecutors mull criminal charges
London, December 23
The British police probing Indian-origin nurse Jacintha Saldanha's death following a hoax call to a hospital treating a pregnant Princess Kate, has passed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service to review whether the two Australian DJs behind the prank had committed any offences.

Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ a great success
Sderot (Israel), December 23
The 60-km-long Gaza Strip on the Mediterranean coast poses a threat to neighbouring Israel on a daily basis. Rockets fired by Hamas rebels from the Gaza targeting civilians in Israel have cast a menacing shadow. 

17 years after Dabwali fire, scars refuse to go away
Unkept promises by successive governments have only added to victims’ anguish

Dabwali (Sirsa), December 23
Seventeen years after the Dabwali fire tragedy, the victims still carry the scars - of burns on their body and of apathy on their heart. Umpteen promises were made to the fire victims by successive governments but majority of them weren’t kept.
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