24 Dec 2013
Sivaganga: Launching a scathing attack on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday said some people were making ‘cruel and fierce’ speeches and regretted that kindness and tenderness of leaders like Mahatma Gandhi were disappearing.
12 Jun 2013
President Barack Obama is wishing for a ‘speedy recovery’ for ailing former South African President Nelson Mandela.
18 Dec 2013
Kolkata: The state school syllabus revamp committee is in talks with the West Bengal education department to include detailed chapters on anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar in state-run schools' curriculum, officials said on Wednesday.
27 Aug 2011
Nelson Mandela Foundation's launched a clothing line featuring garments marked with "46664", the anti-apartheid hero's prison number, as part of a fundraising campaign to counter HIV. The line, manufactured by South African company Seardel, debuted at a leading Johannesburg store and includes men's shirts, polos and jeans bearing the famous anti-apartheid "Hand of Africa" symbol as a logo. Women's dresses of various colours are also available.
18 Jul 2016
Johannesburg: To promote anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela's vision of education for all children through using technology, a series of affordable mobiles and tablets pre-embedded with content on the life and times of the former South African President have been launched in the country on the eve of birth anniversary of South African icon Nelson Mandela.
16 May 2016
London: A tip from a CIA spy to authorities in apartheid-era South Africa led to Nelson Mandela's 1962 arrest, beginning the leader's 27 years behind bars, an article in the Sunday Times reported.
24 Mar 2015
London: A posthumous memoir by Nelson Mandela, recounting his time as South Africa's first democratically elected president, is scheduled to be published around the world next year.
18 Jul 2015
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Nelson Mandela Day on Saturday, paid tribute to the former South African president, whom he described as a "shining beacon of democracy".
21 Jul 2015
Zurich: FIFA president Sepp Blatter was showered with fake paper money by a British protester before the start of a press conference on Monday and, visibly shaken, walked out of the auditorium.
15 Dec 2013
Qunu: South Africa's first black President Nelson Mandela was on Sunday laid to rest with full state honours in his childhood village after teary-eyed friends and family members bid adieu to the anti-apartheid icon whose courage and freedom struggle turned him into a giant of history.