Watch: Today in History, February 11

Watch Today in History to learn the important event and occurrences that took place on this very date.

South African king, who is nephew of Nelson Mandela, begins prison sentence

South African King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, who is a nephew of the late Nelson Mandela, on Thursday began a 12-year prison sentence for kidnapping, assault and arson.

Punjab CM Parkash Singh​ Badal to hold talks with protesting farmers

Punjab CM Parkash Singh​ Badal to hold talks with protesting farmers

The crucial talks between protesting farmers and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to break the deadlock over peasants' demands will be held here on Monday even as rail services remained hit for the sixth consecutive day today, causing inconvenience to passengers.

Amarinder ridicules PM Modi's Mandela remark for Punjab CM Prash Singh Badal

Just hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday compared Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to Nelson Mandela, Congress leader Amarinder Singh ridiculed the remark and termed it an "insult" to the legendary South African anti-apartheid icon.

How Twitteratis reacted to PM Modi calling Prakash Singh Badal 'Nelson Mandela'

How Twitteratis reacted to PM Modi calling Prakash Singh Badal 'Nelson Mandela'

Paying tribute to Jayaprakash Narayan on his 113th birth anniversary, PM Modi said something that stirred up a storm on social networking site Twitter.

1st T20, India vs South Africa: Coin with images of Gandhi, Mandela to be used for toss

1st T20, India vs South Africa: Coin with images of Gandhi, Mandela to be used for toss

On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 146th birth anniversary, the BCCI has launched a specially minted toss coin with the images of both Gandhiji and Nelson Mandela for the Freedom Series.

Nelson Mandela rape-accused grandson in fresh trouble

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 on Sunday.

Nelson Mandela's grandson facing rape charge battles for bail

A grandson of former South African president Nelson Mandela will remain in custody until next week after his bail plea on a charge of raping a 15-year-old girl was adjourned by a court here on Friday.

Mandela's grandson arrested for alleged rape in South Africa

A man identified as one of Nelson Mandela's grandsons has been arrested for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl, South African police said today.

DNA: Can the government ensure safety to rail passengers?

Two derailments took place this month in Harda, M.P. on the same route, due to rains. Congress demands resignation of Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu because of derailments.

Painting that helped save Mandela's life may fetch USD 1.5 mn

 A painting that helped fund South African anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela's legal defence 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.

S Africa`s Tutu out of hospital after infection

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu has been discharged from hospital after a week of treatment for a persistent infection, his family said Tuesday, adding doctors had ordered him to rest.

South Africa`s Zuma out of hospital after gallstone operation

South African President Jacob Zuma was discharged from hospital on Sunday after undergoing an operation to remove gallstones, his office said, adding he would continue to work during his recuperation.

PM Modi pays tributes to Madiba on Nelson Mandela Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to Nelson Mandela, also known as Madiba, on Nelson Mandela Day.

Nelson Mandela shining beacon of democracy: PM Narendra Modi

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".

14 boys dead in S African province after botched circumcisions

Traditional circumcision ceremonies in South Africa`s Eastern Cape province, where the rite-of-passage practice is common, have left 14 boys dead and 141 injured this year, local authorities said Sunday. 

BBC editor compares extremist with Mahatma Gandhi, Mandela

A BBC editor has come in for sharp criticism after he compared hate preacher Anjem Choudary to Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, a media report said on Thursday.

PM Modi greets people of South Africa on their Freedom Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greetings to the people of South Africa on their Freedom Day and remembered Madiba (Nelson Mandela) who strived to bring a better tomorrow for his people.

Blanket knitted to pay tribute to Mandela sets Guinness record

 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.

Nelson Mandela inspires West Indies' Jason Holder’s maiden Test century

Nelson Mandela inspires West Indies' Jason Holder’s maiden Test century

 West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder says images of the late South African freedom fighter Nelson Mandela as well as his dead grandfather flashed through his mind after scoring his maiden Test and first class century.