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Nelson ‘Gandhi’ Mandela passes away
1918-2013 Funeral slated for December 15
  India declares five-day state mourning

Johannesburg, December 6
Nelson Mandela, who was inspired by Mahatma Gandhi in his long struggle to dismantle the apartheid regime in South Africa and served as its first black President, died at his home today at the age of 95 after a protracted illness. Placed on a par with civil rights icons Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King and often called the “Gandhi of South Africa”
Man of powerful words

"Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end." A quote from his letter to wife—Winnie Mandela, 1975

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Barack Obama, us president"A man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice"—Barack Obama, us pRESIDENT
Manmohan Singh, PM"A giant among men has passed away. This is as much India's loss as South Africa's. He was a true Gandhian"— Manmohan Singh, PM
Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General"A man of quiet dignity and towering achievement, a giant for justice and a down-to-earth human inspiration"
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Pressure for action against Justice Ganguly mounts
New Delhi, December 6
Pressure is mounting for action against former Supreme Court judge A K Ganguly in the sexual harassment case with demands that the matter should be pursued and he should quit the post of West Bengal State Human Rights Commission Chairman. Law Minister Kapil Sibal questioned the decision of the Supreme Court in not taking further action against Justice Ganguly who has been indicted in a case of sexual harassment, saying the issue cannot be “brushed under the carpet” just because he has retired.

Martyr’s legacy: British author says Udham worked in films
Faridkot, December 6
This fact may not be known to many, but martyr Udham Singh worked in English films. Three years before Udham Singh fired six shots at Caxton Hall in Westminster, London, killing Michael O’Dwyer, he worked in two English movies — Elephant Boy (1937) and The Four Feathers (1939) — to lend financial support to the Ghadar Party.


PUNJAB: ‘False’ promises raise heat as thermal unit’s opening nears

HARYANA: List officers chargesheeted in last 10 yrs: Khemka to govt

J&KJammu to get Rs 600 crore for bettering power network

HIMACHAL: Shift tainted officers from sensitive posts, HC to state

CHANDIGARH: PEC don, ex-Director booked

LUDHIANA: MC House okays advt policy in ‘haste’

DELHI: Mandela, a true Gandhian: CM
BUSINESS: Pawar okays Rs 7,200-cr package for sugar mills
OPINIONS: Death of apartheid icon

NATION: Farooq in trouble for sexist remarks; apologises

SPORTS: Opening blues for gritty India
WORLD: World unites to remember the icon


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I take Oppn very seriously: Manmohan
New Delhi, December 6
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today disagreed with those in the Congress who were dismissive of the challenge posed by Narendra Modi but asserted that the party would approach the 2014 Lok Sabha elections with self-confidence, irrespective of the results of the just concluded elections in five states.

Cops dressed as Nihangs thwart protest
Mohali, December 6
Three days ahead of the Punjab Investors Summit in Mohali, the police swooped down on Sikh radical Gurbaksh Singh Khalsa's indefinite fast to press for the release of Sikh youths from various jails across the country even after completing their jail terms. 

Vohra: Need to form national security doctrine
New Delhi, December 6
Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra today stressed the need for a national security doctrine to ensure speedy production by defence public sector undertakings and cohesiveness in operations of three Services.

Forgery case: Court allows Tytler to go abroad
New Delhi, December 6
Congress leader Jagdish Tytler, chargesheeted along with businessman Abhishek Verma in a case of alleged forgery of the then minister of state Ajay Maken's letter head, was on Friday allowed by a Delhi court to go abroad from December 11 till January 1 to attend sports events.


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