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Indian social entrepreneur wins Gusi Peace Prize

Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 (IANS) Achyuta Samanta, a social entrepreneur from India, is among 15 laureates selected for the prestigious Gusi Peace Prize for the year 2014, Samanta's office here said Saturday. The list was announced recently by Gusi Peace Prize International, a Philippines-based awards body. He was selected for the award for his efforts and achievements in poverty alleviation th...

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Must end child labour to create more jobs: Satyarthi

New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Nobel laureate and child rights crusader Kailash Satyarthi Friday said children working as labourers needed to be rescued and rehabilitated to tackle the rising unemployment rate globally. There are 168 million children in jobs and 200 million adults are jobless worldwide, Satyarthi said at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit here. Why? Because it is co...

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Northeast's traditional environmental knowledge important: Expert

Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) The traditional environmental knowledge from India's northeast and northern regions, particularly the Himalayas, integrated with modern science is important for battling climate change, suggested Nobel laureate Betsy Weatherhead here Thursday. Weatherhead, an American environmental scientist with a background in ozone depletion and climate change, shared the 2007 N...

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Turkey opposes international mediation in Kurdish conflict

Ankara, Nov 19 (IANS/EFE) Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has rejected the possibility of involving international observers in peace negotiations to resolve the conflict with the country's Kurdish guerrillas, media reported Wednesday. A foreign look, a third eye, is discarded. The process of peace is a natural consequence of the development of democratisation, Davutoglu told journ...

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Indian American student wins 2014 International Children's Peace Prize

Washington, Nov 19 (IANS) Indian-American student Neha Gupta has won the 2014 International Children's Peace Prize Award for her exceptional work to raise money for underprivileged children around the world. Netherlands King Willem-Alexander, former archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai presented Gupta with her award during a c...

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Dalai Lama to attend Rome summit of Nobel laureates

Dharamsala, Nov 17 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama will visit Italy next month to attend the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace laureates, which was earlier scheduled in South Africa but cancelled in protest over denial of visa to him, his aide said Monday. His Holiness will participate in the summit of Nobel Peace laureates in Rome Dec 12-14, Tenzin Taklha, joint secretary ...

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Only united efforts can save children: Satyarthi

Gurgaon, Nov 16 (IANS) Only the collective efforts of law enforcers, NGOs and people can save children from human traffickers, Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi said Sunday. Child trafficking was one of the worst forms of human rights abuses, he told a workshop here organised by the National Security Guard Wives' Welfare Association. The 60-year-old Satyarthi was named w...

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Delhi HC lauds Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court congratulated Kailash Satyarthi for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, while disposing of a petition seeking complete elimination of child labour from the national capital after the city's additional commissioner of labour appeared in court and assured of action on the issue. A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw was...

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Parliament should pass strong anti-child labour law: Satyarthi

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) On the occasion of Children's Day Friday, Nobel laureate and child rights crusader Kailash Satyarthi urged parliament to pass a strong anti-child labour law in the upcoming session. I urge parliament to pass a strong anti-child labour law in the upcoming session as this has been pending for nearly two years, Satyarthi appealed in a statement. I demand com...

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Every time I liberate a child, I liberate myself: Satyarthi

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi, a champion of child rights, Thursday said every time he liberated a child, he liberated himself. I have been working for those who are invisible and cannot be heard (child labourers). So, every time I liberate a child, I liberate myself. It's a small victory of liberty over slavery, he said at an event organised by the Nati...

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US official to visit Dharamsala, discuss Tibetan refugee issues

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) US Under Secretary of State for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Sarah Sewall will visit India later this week and meet senior government officials to discuss improved governance. She will also travel to Dharamsala to discuss Tibetan refugee issues. A US embassy release here Monday said Sewall will meet senior Indian government officials to discuss a...

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Mother Teresa global awards for Anuradha Koirala, Amte

Mumbai, Nov 9 (IANS) Nepal's social crusader Anuradha Koirala, who has rescued more than 12,000 women from human trafficking and Maharashtra's social worker Prakash Amte were among 10 prominent winners named here Sunday for the Harmony Foundation's prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial International Award for Social Justice-2014. Koirala, 65, through her Maiti Nepal in Kathmandu, has helped...

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Peres meets Sonia

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Former Israeli president Shimon Peres visited Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her residence here Saturday, in what was described as a courtesy call. During his visit to the country, Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and launched a track II trilateral dialogue on food and water security involving India, Israel and Australia.

18 days ago
Netherlands minister meets Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) Netherlands' Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister Lilianne Ploumen Wednesday met Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi to discuss ways to increase employment opportunities for women in the traditional sectors. Besides, both the ministers discussed possibilities of cooperation in the sphere of women and child development. Ploumen...

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Indian appointed to UN peacekeeping panel

United Nations, Nov 1 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has appointed Abhijit Guha, a retired Indian Army Lieutenant General, to a high-level panel to assess UN peace operations. Announcing the formation of the 14-member panel Friday, Ban said it would make a comprehensive assessment of UN peace operations and the needs of the future and its recommendations would be sent to next y...

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Malaysia urges Muslim world to give education top priority

Dubai, Oct 28 (IANS) Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said here Tuesday that education should be given top priority in the Muslim world. The Muslim countries can only improve their wealth and social security if they pay special attention to education, Razak said in his opening speech at the three-day tenth World Islamic Economic Forum which kicked off in Dubai Tuesday, Xinhua reporte...

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Nobel Memorial Wall unveiled at Rajiv Chowk

New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) along with the Swedish embassy here Sunday inaugurated the Nobel Memorial Wall at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station to popularise Indian Nobel laureates, a statement said. The Nobel Memorial Wall exhibits portraits of Rabindranath Tagore, C.V. Raman, Mother Teresa, Amartya Sen, and this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash ...

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Dalai Lama meets Canadian MPs, discusses Tibet

Dharamsala, Oct 25 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama met 10 members of the Canadian parliament and discussed the issue of Tibet, a statement said Saturday. They (the MPs) briefed His Holiness about their recent activities, including developments in the process of resettling 1,000 Tibetans from Arunachal Pradesh in Canada, of whom 220 have already arrived, a statement on the ...

1 month ago
Get glimpses of Nobel laureates' inspirational lives

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A bicycle and a book on mathematics belonging to economist Amartya Sen, a notepad of Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa and a wooden bear that was on the desk of Finnish politician Martti Ahtisaari - these and other personal collectibles of various Nobel laureates would be on display as the Stockholm-based Nobel Museum's exhibition makes its debut in this country.

1 month ago
Get glimpses of Nobel laureates' inspirational lives

New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) A bicycle and a book on mathematics belonging to economist Amartya Sen, a notepad of Peruvian author Mario Vargas Llosa and a wooden bear that was on the desk of Finnish politician Martti Ahtisaari - personal collectibles belonging to various Nobel laureates are coming to India, with the Stockholm-based Nobel Museum's exhibition making its debut in this country. ...

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