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Astronomer names asteroid after Malala

Islamabad, April 11 (IANS) The youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner and girls' education campaigner Malala Yousafzai now has an asteroid named after her, media reported. Amy Mainzer, astronomer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, named Asteroid 316201 after Malala, Dawn online reported Friday. He said, It is a great honour to be able to name an asteroid after Malala. ...

16 days ago
Modi, Satyarthi on Fortune list of greatest leaders

New York, March 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nobel laureate and child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi figure among the Fortune magazine's 2015 list of the world's 50 greatest leaders who are transforming business, government and philanthropy. While Modi is ranked fifth, Satyarthi comes in at 28th on the list that is topped by Apple CEO Tim Cook. Modi rode to victo...

20 days ago
Taliban deny reports of Pakistani militant leader's death

Islamabad, March 23 (IANS) As unconfirmed reports of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah's death circulated on Monday, different Taliban groups have denied that the terrorist was killed during a military operation. TTP spokesman Mohammad Khorasani claimed that reports regarding Fazlullah's death were absolutely baseless rumours, Geo News reported. A spokesma...

29 days ago
Gear up for online courses' challenge: Pranab urges varsities

Chandigarh, March 14 (IANS) Calling for academic institutions to be benchmarked and accredited, President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said universities should gear up to the challenge posed by new models of knowledge dispensation - especially online courses. Addressing the 64th annual convocation of Panjab University (PU) here, Mukherjee said the universities should be prepared to look ...

1 month ago
President to honour Satyarthi, Gulzar at PU convocation

Chandigarh, March 11 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee will honour six people from various fields, including Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and Akademi award joint winner lyricist Gulzar, at the 64th annual convocation of Panjab University here on Saturday. Nobel Peace Prize 2014 winner and child rights' activist Kailash Satyarthi, mathematician and Fields Medal winner (2014) Manjul Bh...

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Pakistan activist honored with International Women of Courage Award

Islamabad, March 6 (IANS) After youngest ever nobel peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai, the scenic Swat valley is again in the limelight on the world scene due to another brave woman from the area -- Tabassum Adnan, the founder an NGO. In recognition of her service for women's rights, the US has awarded Adnan the 2015 Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award, Dawn repor...

1 month ago
Pachauri hospitalised; pressure mounts for his ouster from TERI

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Noted environmentalist R.K. Pachauri, who awaits a bail hearing Thursday on charges of sexual harassment, was Wednesday admitted to a city hospital even as women activists mounted pressure demanding his resignation as TERI director general. Pachauri has denied the allegations but proceeded on leave from TERI. Pachauri, who Tuesday stepped down as chairperson of t...

1 month ago
Bhagwat's Mother Teresa comments kick up storm

New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments on Mother Teresa kicked up a furore as political parties and Christian groups Tuesday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi show that he meant every word of his assurance last week that he would not tolerate inciting of religious hatred. From Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who said Mother Teresa, recipient of the Nob...

1 month ago
Pachauri steps down as IPCC chief, takes leave from TERI

New Delhi/Nairobi, Feb 24 (IANS) Environmentalist R.K. Pachauri Tuesday stepped down as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) following charges of sexual harassment. Pachauri has denied the accusation. Pachauri, who is also the director-general of New Delhi-based environment think-tank The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), has taken leave from the post.

1 month ago
Pachauri steps down as IPCC chief

New Delhi/Nairobi, Feb 24 (IANS) Environmentalist R.K. Pachauri Tuesday stepped down as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) following charges of sexual harassment. Pachauri has denied the accusation. The bureau of the UN's IPCC agreed Tuesday to designate Vice-Chair Ismail El Gizouli as acting chair. This follows the decision by Pachauri to step down, a press...

1 month ago
Pachauri quits IPCC panel

New Delhi/Nairobi, Feb 24 (IANS) Environmentalist R.K. Pachauri Tuesday stepped down as chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) following charges of sexual harassment. Pachauri has denied the accusation. The bureau of the UN's IPCC agreed Tuesday to designate Vice-Chair Ismail El Gizouli as acting chair. This follows the decision by Pachauri to step down, a press...

2 months ago
'I am Malala' wins Grammy for best children's album

Los Angeles, Feb 9 (IANS) The audio version of the book I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World, by Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, was honoured with the Best Children's Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards here. The book was narrated by Neela Vaswani under the label Hachette Audio. I Am Malala... is the memoir of a teenage girl, who ri...

2 months ago
Delhi government must give environment high priory: R.K. Pachauri

New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) As Delhi gears up to usher in a new government, eminent environmentalist R.K. Pachauri is hopeful it would give the sector high priority and reflect Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership in effecting a real change on the climate front. Whichever party comes to power should treat environment as a high priority because it's affecting the health of millions of pe...

2 months ago
'India can achieve highest emission reduction in Asia'

Thimphu (Bhutan), Feb 8 (IANS) India can achieve the highest reduction in emission levels in Asia by 2050 by adopting agricultural practices that prevent the release of methane and nitrogen oxides into the atmosphere, a Japanese expert has said. The reduction ratios of Japan, China, India, South Asia excluding India, and Small Island States in Oceania will be one percent, 26 percent, 33 ...

2 months ago
'Pakistan no place for women'

Islamabad, Feb 7 (IANS) Even Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and social activist Mukhtaran Mai are not being honoured in Pakistan as women still remained the most backward in the country, a leading daily said Saturday. Pakistani women still remain among the most backward in the world despite almost seven decades of independence, said Pakistan Today. Stories of persecuti...

2 months ago
Angelina Jolie named world's most admired woman

Los Angeles, Feb 2 (IANS) Actress-director Angelina Jolie has been named the most admired woman in the world, leaving behind Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Hillary Clinton, Queen Elizabeth II and even India's Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. According to a new poll of 25,000 people, the mother-of-six and United Nations special envoy was most worthy of respect internationally, rep...

2 months ago
US can be India's best partner: Obama

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Recalling the historic address of Swami Vivekananda, US President Barack Obama Tuesday won over his audience by referring to them as sisters and brothers of India and said he firmly believes America can be India's best partner and together the two nations can bring more prosperity to their people. In his final engagement in India, before flying to Riyadh and then...

2 months ago
Obama invokes Vivekananda, calls out to 'Sisters and brothers of India'

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Recalling the historic address of Indian savant Swami Vivekananda, US President Barack Obama Tuesday began his town hall meeting at the Siri Fort Auditorium with the invocation Sisters and Brothers of India and talked about how the philosopher-sage introduced Hinduism and yoga to America in a city that was his hometown. Address a gathering of close to 2,000 compr...

2 months ago
Sisters and brothers, proud to be India's partner: Obama

New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Sisters and brothers of India, is how US President Barack Obama addressed a town hall style gathering here Tuesday, stressing that the ties between the two countries can be the defining partnership of the century. In his speech at the Siri Fort Auditorium before a gathering largely comprising young people, students, NGOs and diplomats, Obama said: I believe that ...

2 months ago
Akshay launches campaign to end poverty, inequality

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Actor Akshay Kumar, who is leading Indian celebrity online support for global Action/2015, says the campaign is all about taking action to end poverty and inequality, and providing equal opportunities for all. India's leading global ambassadors comprising A-list actors, actresses, directors, award-winning authors, dignitaries and public figures came together in a...

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