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Tibet government-in-exile hopes China will continue talks

Dharamsala, July 6 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile here on Monday expressed the hope that the Chinese leadership would continue the dialogue process with the envoys of spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. It is our hope that the Chinese leadership will soon understand and accept the middle-way approach to a mutually beneficial solution and continue the dialogue process with the envoy...

3 days ago
Why education does not interest child workers

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS/IndiaSpend) A study by a rights group shows that 8,044 children (aged five to 17) are estimated to be working in the garment industry in eight wards of the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Of these, 87 percent were working in household units and 13 percent at addas (small-scale commercial units). Of them, 82 percent said that given an opportunity, they...

13 days ago
Sister Nirmala: An able bearer of Mother Teresa's legacy

Kolkata, June 23 (IANS) Simple and unassuming, but gifted with tremendous inner strength born out of her deep spirituality, Sister Nirmala deftly carried on Mother Teresa's legacy by extending the footprint of the Missionaries of Charity in new geographies while ensuring strict adherence to the Catholic congregation's core motto of serving the poorest of the poor. Sister Nirmala, who suc...

15 days ago
Will remain healthy for 20 years more: Dalai Lama on 80th birthday

Dharamsala, June 21 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Sunday said he would remain healthy at least for 20 years more. I will remain healthy at least for 20 years more and this is what doctors told me, he said in his address on his 80th birthday at the hilltop Tsuglagkhang temple close to his official palace at McLeodganj near here. The remark by the 80-year-old po...

17 days ago
National Geographic to release Malala film in 171 countries

Washington, June 19 (IANS) National Geographic Channel plans to release Academy Award winner Davis Guggenheim's upcoming feature documentary He Named Me Malala on Nobel Peace Prize winner Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai in 171 countries and 45 languages. National Geographic Channel has joined forces with Fox Searchlight Pictures for the global theatrical release of the film on Malala...

23 days ago
Over 500,000 postcards sent to PMO to tackle basic issues

New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) Over 500,000 Indians have sent postcards to Prime Minister Narendra Modi under the the Action/2015 campaign of Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, urging him to represent their voices at the UN General Assembly later this year ahead of sustainable development goals (SDGs) being adopted for the next 15 years. Thousands of men, women, children and activists from Indi...

26 days ago
Aung San Suu Kyi begins historic visit to China

Beijing, June 10 (IANS) Myanmar's opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi arrives on Wednesday in China, a historic visit that comes during a period of marked tension between the two countries. Her visit will last till Sunday. She is to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Li Keqiang, and a group of Chinese businessmen, Efe news agency reported.<...

28 days ago
Malala calls on world leaders to save Rohingya Muslims

London, June 8 (IANS) Nobel Peace Prize winner and educational activist Malala Yousafzai on Monday spoke up for the rights of Rohingya Muslims, urging influential world leaders to take action against the persecution of the minority group. I stand with the Rohingyas, and I encourage people everywhere to do so, , Dawn reported quoted Malala as saying in a statement released by the Malala F...

1 month ago
Aung San Suu Kyi to visit China for first time

Beijing, June 5 (IANS) Myanmar's opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi will make her first visit to China from June 10 to 14. She will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang, Efe news agency reported. Suu Kyi will lead a delegation that will seek to build greater cooperation between China and Myanmar, a Chinese foreign minis...

1 month ago
Dalai Lama urges Aung San Suu Kyi to defend Rohingyas

Sydney, May 28 (IANS/EFE) The Dalai Lama has urged Burmese Nobel Peace Prize winner, Aung San Suu Kyi, to defend the ethnic Muslim minority Rohingya group against persecution in Myanmar, Australian media reported on Thursday. The Tibetan spiritual leader said he had brought up the subject in the past also but that Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's political opposition, had responded by saying...

2 months ago
Nobel laureate Malala's attackers get life term in Pakistan

Islamabad, April 30 (IANS) An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan on Thursday sentenced ten men to 25 years' imprisonment in the case related to the 2012 attack on child activist Malala Yousufzai. The ATC in Swat district of Khyber-Pakhtunkwha province awarded life imprisonment to the 10 men who attacked Malala, who was campaigning for the education of girls. Those sentenced w...

2 months ago
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. ...

3 months 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...

3 months 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...

3 months 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 ...

3 months 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...

4 months ago
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...

4 months 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...

4 months 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...

4 months 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.

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