Nobel laureate

Struck by liver cancer, Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo dies

Struck by liver cancer, Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo dies

Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo died on Thursday from multiple organ failure, the authorities said, having not been allowed to leave the country for treatment for late-stage liver cancer as he wished.

Jul 13, 2017, 20:12 PM IST
Tagore 'intimate scene' to be cut from Priyanka Chopra's film

Tagore 'intimate scene' to be cut from Priyanka Chopra's film

Annapurna Turkhud, also known as Anna or Annabai, was the daughter of Atmaram Pandurang Turkhud, a Mumbai-based (then Bombay) doctor.

Jul 11, 2017, 16:03 PM IST

China's ailing Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo in 'critical condition'

The First Hospital of China Medical University in the northeastern city of Shenyang said Liu's tumour has grown and his liver is bleeding.

Jul 10, 2017, 16:27 PM IST

Chinese Nobel rights activist Liu Xiaobo's cancer beyond surgery: Wife

Liu was jailed for 11 years in 2009 for "inciting subversion of state power" after he helped write a petition known as "Charter 08" calling for sweeping political reforms.

Jun 27, 2017, 09:56 AM IST
Campaign launched to demand Bharat Ratna for the Dalai Lama

Campaign launched to demand Bharat Ratna for the Dalai Lama

The Rashtriya Syawamsevak Sangh (RSS) has launched a campaign for awarding Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian honour to Nobel Laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

Apr 08, 2017, 19:42 PM IST

Daughters of Jorasanko: The life and times of women who influenced Tagore

Based on the life of Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore and his extended family and friends, Daughters of Jorasanko tries to capture several vignettes of Bengali society and its culture of that era.

Oct 19, 2016, 13:58 PM IST
Universe is expanding 5-9% faster than thought!

Universe is expanding 5-9% faster than thought!

This surprising finding may be an important clue to understanding those mysterious parts of the universe that make up 95 per cent of everything and don't emit light, such as dark energy, dark matter and dark radiation.

Jun 03, 2016, 12:40 PM IST

'Misuse of religion biggest threat to world peace'

Rampant misuse of religion to exploit societies poses one of the biggest threat to global peace and surpasses even the increasing incidents of communal conflicts, according to Nobel Laureate Leymah R Gbowee.

Jan 08, 2016, 17:02 PM IST
'Homeopathy, astrology are bogus, harmful and useless'

'Homeopathy, astrology are bogus, harmful and useless'

Ramakrishnan, a chemistry scientist, believes India should have a more rational outlook on such practices.

Jan 07, 2016, 12:37 PM IST

Amartya Sen hails Delhi government's odd-even rule

Amartya Sen praised the Delhi government's car rationing 'odd-even' scheme.

Jan 07, 2016, 01:32 AM IST
Mother Teresa to be made saint of Roman Catholic Church

Mother Teresa to be made saint of Roman Catholic Church

Avvenire, the official newspaper of the Italian Catholic bishops conference, said on its website that Pope Francis had earlier on Thursday approved a decree recognising a miracle attributed to her intercession with God.

Dec 18, 2015, 06:13 AM IST

Dalai Lama cancels US trip on doctors` orders

The Dalai Lama on Friday canceled a US trip next month after doctors advised him to rest, a decision sure to heighten concerns among the 80-year-old Tibetan leader`s supporters.

Sep 26, 2015, 04:19 AM IST

World has 'lost humanity' on Syria: Malala

Teenage Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai appealed on Friday for leaders to do more on Syria, saying that the drowning of a toddler showed the world had "lost humanity."

Sep 26, 2015, 00:34 AM IST

Interference in academic matters extreme under NDA regime: Amartya

The extent of government intervention in academic matters has become "extraordinarily common" and often "politically extreme" under the NDA regime, says Nobel laureate Amartya Sen.

Aug 16, 2015, 13:39 PM IST

Satyarthi urges youth to join in campaign against child labour

Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Tuesday called upon the youth to join him in his "ambitious campaign of protecting 100 billion left out children".

Jul 21, 2015, 19:09 PM IST

RK Pachauri case: Exclusive interview with sexual harassment victim

Watch the exclusive interview of the 29-year-old research associate, who has accused TERI chief RK Pachauri of sexual harassment.

Jun 25, 2015, 12:13 PM IST

British Nobel laureate quits after criticising women

English scientist Tim Hunt, awarded the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine in 2001, quit his post at University College London (UCL) on Thursday for his comments on the behaviour of women in the science field.

Jun 11, 2015, 21:38 PM IST

Satyarthi suggests two committees for Nepal's post-quake reconstruction

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has recommended the Nepal government to form two separate bodies for the reconstruction of physical infrastructure ravaged by two earthquakes in the country.

Jun 07, 2015, 23:15 PM IST

John Nash, wife die in car crash in New Jersey

Nobel laureate, American mathematician whose works in game theory, differential geometry, and partial differential equations provided insight into complex systems of chance in daily life died in a

May 25, 2015, 12:16 PM IST
Ban all forms of labour employing children below 14 years: Kailash Satyarthi

Ban all forms of labour employing children below 14 years: Kailash Satyarthi

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Saturday demanded a complete ban on all forms of labour involving children below 14 years, against the backdrop of Union Cabinet's nod to amend child labour law to allow them to work in family enterprise.

May 16, 2015, 21:49 PM IST