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Pakistani Senate congratulates Nobel Laureate Malala

Islamabad, Oct 17 (IANS) Pakistani Senate Friday unanimously passed a resolution to congratulate Malala Yousafzai on winning Nobel Peace Prize 2014. Malala, 17, was shot by Taliban gunmen in her forehead while travelling by her school van, in her home town in Pakistan's Swat district in 2012 due to her defiance of the Taliban's ban on girls education. The senate, upper house of...

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India can learn waste management from Norway, Finland: President

New Delhi, Oct 17 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee, expressing satisfaction at the outcome of his visit to Norway and Finland, Friday said India can gain from the two countries' expertise in areas such as clean technology and waste management. In a statement to the media at the conclusion of his visit to the two Nordic countries, Mukherjee said that his visit had been successful.

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As Satyarti is praised at UN, India affirms commitment to end child labour

United Nations, Oct 17 (IANS) A week after Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for championing the cause of children, a UN General Assembly (UNGA) committee approved a draft resolution strongly condemning violence against children and calling on countries to protect them. Mayank Joshi, a First Secretary at India's UN Mission, affirmed Thursday the na...

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President invites Norwegian investment in India's infrastrucuture

Oslo, Oct 14 (IANS) Visiting Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has invited Norwegian businessmen to invest in India and to participate in India's growth story. In a speech at a banquet Monday night in his honour by King Harald V and Queen Sonja, Mukherjee said business sentiments in India were positive and strong and the new government was taking a number of measures to encourage investm...

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Mukherjee dodges question on India-Pakistan tensions

Oslo, Oct 13 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee praised the Nobel committee for choosing India's Kailash Satyarthi for this year's Peace Prize but declined to comment if the joint conferment of the award on Pakistan's Malala Yousufzai was possibly intended to help find a solution to the long-lasting tension between the two countries. According to Norway's NTB news agency, the Indian presi...

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Pakistan PM unlikely to attend Malala's Nobel ceremony

Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is unlikely to attend the award ceremony for the Nobel Peace Prize shared by Malala Yousufzai and Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi, a top official said. Malala has called upon Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attend the Dec 10 ceremony in Oslo, The Nation reported. But Advisor to Prime Minister on Nat...

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Witherspoon's daughter in awe of Malala Yousafzai

Los Angeles, Oct 12 (IANS) Hollywood actress Reese Witherspoon finds Malala Yousafzai amazing and says her daughter is in awe of the Pakistani activist. On Friday Yousafzai made history by becoming the youngest-ever winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and on the same day Witherspoon celebrated the activist's work while accepting an award for her own philanthropic efforts with the Malala Fund...

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Nobel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi calls on PM

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize Kailash Satyarthi Saturday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi who congratulated him warmly on winning the award. Satyarthi expressed enthusiasm about the prime minister's initiatives on Swachh Bharat (Clean India campaign) and Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (Parliamentarians model village scheme) and said he was keen to contri...

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Naomi Campbell congratulates 'malaria' for Nobel Peace Prize

Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) English supermodel Naomi Campbell's tweet congratulating malaria for winning the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize has gone viral on social media. Campbell was apparently meaning to wish Pakistani girls' education activist Malala Yousafzai , but the message backfired when she wrote the word malaria instead of Malala, Dawn online reported Saturday. Congratulations m...

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Himachal Governor, CM compliment Satyarthi

Shimla, Oct 11 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Urmila Singh and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh Saturday congratulated child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi for wining the Nobel Peace Prize. In his felicitation message, the chief minister said Satyarthi deserved the award for his crusade for understanding the plight of millions of children. Satyarthi is a great follower of Maha...

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Dalai Lama congratulates Malala, Satyarthi

Dharamsala, Oct 11 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama Saturday congratulated Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, saying the award would serve as a reminder of the fundamental importance of education. In a missive to them, he said: I am writing to congratulate you on your being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. It is a matter of great joy to ...

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Cyclists raise awareness about gender equality in capital

New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) Over 350 cyclists from the capital and its adjoining areas took to the streets Saturday to mark the International Day of the Girl Child and raise awareness about gender equality and justice. The cyclothon was flagged off from Ram Lila Maidan and terminated at Central Park, with the cyclists flashing messages concerning gender justice and equality. It is a...

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Pakistan Taliban condemns Malala Yousufzai

Islamabad, Oct 11 (IANS) Members of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) offshoot Jamat-ul-Ahrar has condemned the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousufzai, calling her an agent of kuffar (disbelievers). Jamat-ul-Ahrar's spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan and other members together Friday posted comments on Twitter about Malala and the award, stating that she did not represent Islam, ...

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Is the Nobel peace prize a message for terrorists, hardliners?

Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) As the world feted India's Kailash Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousufzai on winning the Nobel peace prize, some analysts called it a message to terrorists while others feared it could backfire. Calling the two South Asia's Peace Heroes, Alyssa Ayres, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, thought the Nobel committee clearly views the hard work ...

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Nobel prize victory for all striving for human dignity: Obama

Washington, Oct 11 (IANS) President Barack Obama has congratulated Indian and Pakistani activists Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai saying their Nobel Peace Prize is a victory for all who strive to uphold the dignity of every human being. In a message on behalf of himself, wife Michelle and all Americans, Obama, who himself won the prize in 2009, said: Kailash Satyarthi has dedicate...

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Malala 'really happy' to share Nobel prize with an Indian

London, Oct 11 (IANS) Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai Friday said she is really happy on sharing the Nobel Peace Prize with a person from India and both have decided to invite Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for the award ceremony in Oslo. The Pakistani teenager, shot in the head by Taliban militants in October 2012 for campaigning for g...

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'The true winners today are the world's children' : UN chief

United Nations, Oct 11 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Friday hailed the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai saying, The true winners today are the world's children. Ban said that because of Satyarthi's heroic work, the world has moved from denial about abusive child labour to acknowledgement, awareness and action. He has successfully brought ...

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Manmohan, Speaker congratulate Satyarthi, Malala

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Former prime minister Manmohan Singh Friday expressed hope that this year's Nobel Peace Prize being awarded to Kailash Satyarthi, India's best known face against child labour, and Pakistani teenager Malala Yousufzai will inspire people of two countries to work sincerely for peace. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan also congratulated Satyarthi and Malala for being...

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World Bank chief hails nobel laureates Satyarthi, Malala

Washington, Oct 10 (IANS) World Bank Group president Jim Yong Kim has hailed 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureates Indian social activist Kailah Satyarthi and Pakistani teenager Malala Yousufzai for their shared commitment against exploitation of children. We laud the Nobel Committee's honouring of Kailash Satyarthi with the Peace Prize for his tireless and brave efforts to fight child slaver...

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Satyarthi's Nobel Prize leaves rescued children delighted

New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Eighteen-year-old Manan Ansari has no idea what a Nobel Peace Prize but he is delighted to see a smile on the face of the most important man in his life-- child rights crusader Kailash Satyarthi, who rescued him from the mines of Jharkhand when he was just eight. Waiting in the lobby of the Bachpan Bachao Andolan's (BBA) office here in south Delhi to meet the man...

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