The Biggest Stories of October 11, 2015
Oct 11, 2015
Indians Abroad | Press Trust of India | Friday November 27, 2015
Indian-origin South African freedom fighter Ahmed Kathrada has been awarded the Freedom of the City of Cape Town, becoming only the sixth such recipient in the country's oldest city.
World News | Agece France-Presse | Friday November 13, 2015
A Nigerian journalist on Thursday won the top prize in the annual African Fact-Checking Awards for his work debunking claims about legislation on the age of sexual consent.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 29, 2015
Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, who was sentenced to 1,000 lashes and 10 years in pon for insulting Islam, was awarded the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize today.
India News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday October 28, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the 10th most admired personality globally, according to a latest survey by the World Economic Forum (WEF) that has ranked late South African President Nelson Mandela on the top.
India News | Press Trust of India | Sunday October 25, 2015
Describing Africa as a frontier of "new opportunities", External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said India was committed to the continent's economic growth and its integration with global economy as the landmark India-Africa summit begins on Monday.
World News | Reuters | Friday October 23, 2015
As thousands of South African university students protested against tuition fee hikes this week, one banner stood out for its raw summary of post-apartheid disappointment: "Our parents were sold dreams in 1994. We are just here for the refund!"
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday October 22, 2015
To eliminate "cultural alienation", Rajasthan has decided to introduce a new syllabus from class I to XII in government schools from next academic session, with a greater focus on lives of country's 'Mahapurush' and history of the state.
India News | Written by Sandeep Phukan | Monday October 12, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comment that Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal is India's Nelson Mandela has not only created an online storm, but also prompted Congress leader Amarinder Singh to question the Prime Minister's "sense of humour."
NDTVSports,Press Trust of India | Friday October 2, 2015
A special coin with the images of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela will be used for the toss ahead of the India vs South Africa T20 in Dharamsala.
NDTVSports | Tuesday September 15, 2015
India and South Africa's cricket bosses have decided to honour national heroes Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela instead of any legendary player.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday August 31, 2015
A grandson of South African icon Nelson Mandela, who was freed on bail in a child sex case, is being investigated for assaulting a woman, police said today.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday August 18, 2015
Nelson Mandela's 24-year-old grandson appeared in court on Monday on charges of raping a 15-year-old, police said, in a new scandal to tarnish the family of the anti-apartheid icon.
World News | Reuters | Wednesday July 29, 2015
Judging by the applause at the African Union headquarters, Barack Obama hit a chord when he took aim at the continent's 'Big Men', telling them they should quit when their time was up - especially since most have the cash to retire comfortably.
World News | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 23, 2015
A painting that helped fund South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela's legal defense when he was on trial for treason in the early 1960s has been found in a London apartment where it was being used as a notice board.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Thursday July 23, 2015
From a cocktail inspired by Salvador Dali to a piano Frank Sinatra once played for Ava Gardner, Madrid's Ritz hotel has a century's worth of classy artefacts and anecdotes. But its gilded taps and Baroque facade are showing their age.
India News | Indo-Asian News Service | Saturday July 18, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the former South African President Nelson Mandela today. PM Modi described him as a "shining beacon of democracy". Each year July 18 is celebrated as Nelson Mandela Day.
Indians Abroad | Press Trust of India | Thursday July 16, 2015
Ahmed Kathrada, South Africa's Indian-origin freedom struggle veteran and confidante of anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, has been knighted by the French government for his lifelong service to the community.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday June 23, 2015
Portugal's former leftist president Jorge Sampaio and Namibian eye specialist Helena Ndume were awarded the first UN Nelson Mandela Prize, on Monday, for their work to better humanity.
World News | Agence France-Presse | Monday June 15, 2015
Prime Minister David Cameron today called for an overhaul of British human rights laws as he marked the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta at a ceremony led by Queen Elizabeth II.
Opinion | Phiroze Vasunia | Saturday June 6, 2015
Magna Carta divided its readers from an early date, though nowadays it is mainly brought up with approval as a synonym for the rule of law or democracy.
India News | Edited by Anindita Sanyal (With PTI inputs) | Wednesday April 29, 2015
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and minister of AYUSH, Shripad Naik, today unveiled the logo for the International Yoga Day. India will observe its first Yoga day on June 21 - the day was named by the United Nations last year following a proposal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the UN general assembly.
Indians Abroad | Press Trust of India | Friday April 24, 2015
Britain's Conservative Party has launched a new campaign song in Hindi aimed at wooing Indian-origin voters in the run up to the May 7 general elections.
World News | Press Trust of India | Wednesday April 22, 2015
A 3,133 square metres blanket, knitted together by people of six countries including India to pay tributes to the legacy of South African anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela, today set a new Guinness World record.
Indo-AsianNews Service | Monday April 20, 2015
Jason Holder, playing in only his fourth Test, struck an unbeaten hundred on Friday to help the West Indies force a draw against England on the final day of the opening Test at the Vivian Richards Stadium on Saturday.